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Review: Star Trek Into Darkness – New, Familiar Ground

It’s a tricky line to walk, making a summer tentpole movie based on a property that millions of people have memorized, but at the same time keeping it open to those who don’t have an encyclopedic knowledge of that property. Can a fine time be had by all? Or will it be a case of […]

Podcast: In YourSpace

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/In_Yourspace_-_S03E05_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedDaggor comes by to discuss the new director of “Star Wars,” along with his odd man crush on Josh Holloway. We also talk about the nature of fandom, how the bullies of “Glee” took it to the little guy, Towerbot kicks some knowledge, and the Repeater shows […]

Last-minute gifts for the geek you love… ST:TPEZ

Everybody loves candy, even chalky, barely flavored sugar pills like PEZ. But can a person have too many PEZ dispensers? I submit the answer is “No!” if you do not have the Star Trek: The Next Generation PEZ dispenser set. All of your favorites are here!  Dishonor Worf’s family by eating from his neck! Download […]

Podcast: Roaring Sober

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Roaring_Sober_-_S02E35_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe explore Jesus’s love life, including if he loved someone better than others, examine the world’s largest comic strip, why iOS 6 maps can get lost, and why there might be a warp drive in your future. Also, Kentucky slim is irritatingly sober for the entire podcast. […]

Podcast: Catch Phrase!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Tower_of_Technobabble_S02E13_-_Catch_Phrase.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWell, apparently, this week, the repeater annoys the bejesus out of Kentucky Slim. Also, was the Earth a galactic litterbug in its teenage years? Also, why the Starship U.S.S. Enterprise didn’t dock with downtown Las Vegas (Hint: One guy in Hollywood was afraid to take a chance). […]

Podcast: Johnny Hitler

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Tower_of_Technobabble_S02E07_-_Johnny_Hitler.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedAfter weathering the sun’s coronal bitch-slap, we run a feedbag update, dealing with God, the end of the world and the lost star trek script, and then take a bounce on the olympic trampoline, discuss why Pat Robertson is a big old jerk, and tell the story […]

Podcast: Big Bigfoot Braindump

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Tower_of_Technobabble_S02E05_-_Big_Bigfoot_Braindump.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe look at a slew of bigfoot news, including endless countdowns and bigfoot’s hairy back. Also, the new old Star Trek script recently brought to light, and how you can explore the solar system just like NASA – without leaving your seat. Show Notes: • The Lost […]

Captain Picard Takes Some “Me” Time

Y’know, in the hustle and bustle of the everyday world, sometimes it’s good to take a second for yourself. Jean Luc Picard knows the value of taking some “me” time…. Tweet

Best Star Trek episode EVER

People often say to me: “Repeater, you’re a geek, right? What would be your favorite episode of Star Trek?” Duh … the best episode EVER was “Project Iceberg.” It took place towards the tail-end of the Enterprise’s 5-year mission, when the universe was running out of ideas. Still it’s a flawless story, with only a […]

To boldly go back and tweak the contrast… where no sharpness has been before!

Entertainment Weekly has some “exclusive video” showing a comparison of the original and remastered versions of the Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot episode. I call shenanigans on the “before” picture, as it looks like everybody on the bridge was left out in the California sun for a week – far dingier and faded than […]