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Cavebabble Episode 126: Kick the Can with Charlie Chaplin

The Twilight Zone
 meets The Tramp on the way to Sunnyvale Rest Home! Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the classic Twilight Zone episode, Kick the Can, we travel through a dimension of sight and (sometimes) sound, ultimately ending up in 1914, enjoying the silent comic antics of Charlie Chaplin. Join us! This episode is brought to you by Black and White Talkie Talkie.

Favorite Sci-Fi Vehicles: Gunstar

Rylan Star League Gunstar fighter
Film: The Last Starfighter (1984)

If forced to take on the Ko-Dan Armada, it’s nice to have a Gunstar available. And thanks to The Last Starfighter video game, training pilots for it is simple and fun. At least that’s what Alex thought before Centauri whisked him away, and plopped him into the real thing. Gunstars are beautiful, but also agile and powerful. Even so, it’s nice to have a Death Blossom attack when things get desperate.

Favorite Sci-Fi Vehicles: Invasion Destroyer

Alien invasion destroyer
Film: Independence Day (1996)

I don’t know the official name of these hulking saucers, but they certainly make an entrance. The invading aliens in Independence Day arrive in style, aboard thirty-six identical, fifteen-mile-wide craft, which are deployed from their mother ship. Despite being vulnerable to a jet up the pie hole (and what isn’t, really?), these destroyers are incredibly intimidating. Especially when arriving in a roiling, atmospheric cloud of flame and death. One of the better arrivals in sci-fi history. White House shield recommended.