Tower of Technobabble

Podcast: Old New Stuff

Everything old is new again it seems, with Star Trek, MST3K and that indie movie from the ’70s, Star Wars, coming back around. This week, we take a look at this trend, as well as examine the Conduit’s new old obsession.

Show Notes

MST3K Kickstarter project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k

New Star Trek Series: http://www.startrek.com/article/new-star-trek-series-premieres-january-2017

Star Wars: Couldn’t find anything. Sorry.

Hawaii Five-O: http://www.cbs.com/shows/hawaii_five_0/

Baywatch – Complete Collection (Including Baywatch Nights) – http://www.amazon.com/Baywatch-Complete-Collection-79-DVD-Seasons/dp/B00GP9B0Q8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449164100&sr=8-1&keywords=baywatch

Proper Beard Management: http://www.gq.com/story/beard-guide




Podcast: That Dirty Nessie

We kick off our sixth season by actually having a sixth season! This time, we investigate the mythical (?) sea creature near and dear to our hearts, the Loch Ness Monster, and then devolve from there.

Show Notes

Ben’s land (zoom out to see the Bird and Turtle Island) – https://www.google.com/maps/@56.6272581,-5.3139497,3a,75y,199.74h,81.43t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sEG-QABOOMKwUJqufssD7oA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Motel Hell – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081184/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Jurassic World – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369610/

Loch Ness Monster and The Surgeon’s Photo – http://hoaxes.org/photo_database/image/the_surgeons_photo/




Status Check

Lights show green across the board. Project “Turn it Back On” is approved.

10…9…8…




Activation Protocol Initiated

Testing.

Primary power levels – 42% and holding.

Secondary power supply – charged and holding.

Awaiting further input.

Standing by….




Podcast: The Tower is Dead, Long Live the Tower

After 196 episodes, the curtain closes on the Tower of Technobabble. Thanks to everyone who played along with us. We’ll see you again in another life.




You can’t keep the talk show out of the host…




Attn: Towerbot! A new career move could be in your future!

The classic (?) series Battlebots is being revived, this time as a reality show!  battlebotsJust what we needed, a competition show that focuses more on the “personalities” than it does the actual work behind it. Anyhow, I’m eager to find out how many of TB’s weapons are not “regulation.”

 

 




To All Things, An Ending….

You might have noticed that we here at the Tower have been quiet for the past few weeks. There’s been a lot going on, what with new projects to tend and new humans to take care of, and our energy, sadly, is not a limitless resource. And so, after 195 episodes, one Guinness World Record (whether Guinness wants to admit to it or not) and A LOT of talk, we’ve decided that it’s time for the Tower of Technobabble podcast to set sail and head into the West, or blow up our property because the railroad bought the land, etc. We are, however, going to have one final free-for-all episode to cap off five seasons of whatever it was we did. If you’ve never called our voice mail to leave us a message to be played on the show or sent an email, you have one final chance. Call us at 502.286.9372 (or 502.2TOWER2), or email us at towergram@gmail.com.




The Marvel universe will NEVER BE THE SAME because I give up…

Here we go again. More change for the sake of change. marvel crapI guess we have to talk about something on Wednesdays.

 




The quest for a honest-to-goodness medical tricorder is underway

Just learned about the tricorder “x prize” competition going on. I don’t know what’s weirder: the common use of the term “x prize®” when “contest” works just fine, or the usage of “tricorder” and related Star Trek imagery when one would think the legal team at Paramount would be dumping a bucket of sand all over that kind of thing.  In any case, I eagerly await the results to see what technology we can marvel at in the near future.

http://tricorder.xprize.org/