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For those with CGI Fatigue…

Sure, it’s easy to feel tired of seeing giant robots fly around, spinning to and fro without regard for the audience’s collective eyeball, but there’s another side to computer generated graphics. This reel from Season 4 of Game of Thrones shows how subtle effects can build a world from almost nothing (or, in some cases, […]

Podcast: Apocalypto Nightmarathon (Part 1)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Apocalypto_Nighmarathon_-_S04E26_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIt’s doomsday all day at the Tower as we begin a two-part series with our friend from across from what used to be the Atlantic Ocean JR Southall. We take a look at cinematic apocalypses (apocalypi?) and examine why we probably would envy the dead, because we […]

Podcast: Live on Tape!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Live_on_Tape_-_S04E22_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe have two interviews conducted at their recent world record attempt at Wonderfest 2014. The first interview is with academy award winning special effect master Phil Tippett, on how he got into the business, how he’s preserving effects from his past films, and how he’s currently using […]

FALCON! FOR REALZ!

Okay, fresh out of Wonderfest, this warms my little geek heart. Here are some photos of props under construction for the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing for Episode VII. Or, to put it another way, they’re BUILDING the Millennium Falcon – it’s not going to be a pure CGI-fest. http://www.heidiandfrank.com/b/SNEAK-PEEK!-STAR-WARS-7-Set:-An-Under-Construction-Millennium-Falcon-and-X-Wing/-793809068267824430.html Tweet

Podcast: Earworm Ahoy

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Earworm_Ahoy-_S04E17_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe’re excited about the prospect of having new Jedis to kick around, and then follow up on an urban legend that actually turned out to be true and a UFO story that probably won’t. We then look at the exciting escape plan of some German cows and […]

Podcast: The Truth Exposed!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/The_Truth_Exposed_-_S04E15_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe share some big news about an upcoming event, and then look at secret space fleets, Russia’s next annexation target, the search for buried treasure that no one wanted in the first place, and lies told by insane rednecks to achingly cute little girls. Show Notes We […]

Podcast: Mad Marchness!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Mad_Marchness-_S04E11_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe discuss the exploits of Evel Knievel, beloved movies getting sequels, how The Repeater finds the films “Up” and “Saving Private Ryan” very similar, as only The Repeater can, then discuss the crazy theories about missing planes put forth by “news” orga30nizations that should really know better, […]

New ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ poster proves the Tower is inhabited by geniuses.

Let’s forget that the poster is another example of somebody Photoshopping a bunch of individual photos together for poor results. See what’s going on there? Something UNSUSUAL about the layout? Yes, Wolverine, X-Men’s literal poster boy is front & center and largest in the group, but in a solid second place is a LADY! Mystique […]

This TF4 promo shot has its priorities all wrong.

Well, I’ve been waiting for an image of Sophia Myles as her character “The Girl in the Lab Coat” from Transformers: Age of Extinction to pop up… and it did, just not where I was expecting. Much to the displeasure of gun nuts everywhere, the lovely Ms. Myles is hogging the screen while the real […]

Podcast: The Neverending Quest

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/The_Neverending_Quest_-_S04E09_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThe Conduit treads on some dangerous ground as he makes one, final, all or nothing effort to get the Repeater to “get” superheroes. Daggor is dragged into the conversation as we discuss racism in superhero casting, why marvel is whupping DC’s behind in the film industry and […]