Amber, Courtney and Kevin join us for what is supposed to be another Stories in the Dark episode, but which quickly descends into tales of dogs, odd sleep habits, and flatulence. No, we can’t believe we are releasing them, either. We saved you a seat, if you dare! Also features Harmonics, one of the tunes from my latest CD. This episode is brought to you by Snoring Peanuts.
The zombie hordes are overwhelming our defenses, and it’s up to a hand-picked team of survivors to break through the walking dead. If you could choose four movie or video game characters to be with you on this team, what would your choices be? Tonight, we share ours, and why we made them. We also bring several listeners’ teams to the table. Two exceptions apply: No super powers, and no magic. Join us! This episode is brought to you by Survivor.
Who in the world is left to oppose Umbrella Corporation anymore? Other than multiple Alices, not many others. Arcadia, the supposed safe haven from the deadly T-virus, isn’t in Alaska as supposed, and soon Alice has Claire in tow, heading back to Southern California in Alice’s nifty airplane. Judging by the number of miles flown, this plane seems to require even less fuel than the helicopter from the last film. No matter. Soon, they’ve managed to land the plane on the top of a building (!), and taken refuge in a prison with the last known survivors in L.A. Now they must find a way to get to a ship just off the coast. The ship’s name? Arcadia. People spin, kick, and shoot things while other things go BOOM. In 3D. Unlike the vehicles, this series is just about out of gas. And I say that as someone with a high tolerance for bad science fiction horror and action movies. I did like the scale of the zombie horde outside the prison gates, and a particularly nasty guy with a massive bladed meat tenderizer, but on the whole this film is passable, not memorable. Finally, may we please get away from characters wearing sunglasses both inside and at night? Grade: C
Have we finally squeezed the last ounce of brain matter out of the zombie genre yet? Thanks to The Walking Dead on television, it seems like an extra 15 minutes has been added to the zombies’ moment of fame. And there to revisit the undead again is Cavebabble. This week’s episode should be a fun one. The challenge? Choose four movie or video game characters each of us would want on our living team when the inevitable apocalypse arrives. If you would like to play along with us, here are the rules. Any character is fair game, with the following exceptions: 1) No super powers. Face it, Superman is the only choice anyone would need. Too easy. 2) No magic. Sure, any sufficiently advanced technology seems like magic, but we’re talking about the “real” thing. No wizards, witches, mages, etc, unless they give up their powers, and swing an ax or something. And that’s about it. Sound like fun? There are thousands of choices, and we would love to hear yours. If you have a team to share with us before Sunday morning, we will feature it during this week’s show. If you send something after that, we will share it on a future episode. Drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org