December 30, 2018

Happy Geek Year!

As we look forward to a new year of geeky goodness in the world of pop culture entertainment, we take this time to remember the year that was 2018. On this episode, Shawn and Josh take a trip down memory road. Highlights include some of the movies we saw at the theatre, celebrity deaths, and the Tide Pod phenomena.

Major discussions on this episode include the Lost in Space reboot on Netflix and Star Trek Discovery. Star Wars and Mark Hamill are also a big topic on this episode. And the fact we joined the ESO Network is big news this year. And of course, one cannot forget the life and legacy of Stan Lee.

This week's podcast promo: Earth Station One Podcast

Muppets, Witchcraft and Hobbit Homes - 227

December 23, 2018

Muppets, trailer reviews and Sci-Fi Christmas movies!

This week we are back to our normal selves, and we are talking about the latest trailers, but there's always so much more than that with The Rusted Robot Podcast.

  • Avengers: Endgame trailer thoughts, Tony Stark and the NASA problem,
  • Godzilla King of the Monsters trailer,
  • Hellboy reboot trailer reactions,
  • Men In Black International trailer,
  • Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse movie review,
  • Mortal Engines box office bomb and thoughts on book to film adaptations,
  • Marvel-Netflix round-up,
  • Mad Max and the wasted resources of the film universe,
  • Science Fiction Christmas movies,
  • Witchcraft trials here in Timmins,
  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,
  • Hobbit homes and communes,
  • Muppets death battle hypothetical scenario

This week's podcast promo: Revcast Podcast

Flashback Podcast - 226

December 16, 2018

Flashback podcast time!

Remember 2016? Remember when Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released? What about the hiatus that the Rusted Robot took while it was searching for a new co-host? Turbulent times my friends.

This week, after a quick introduction to set the stage, we replay the original 'Josh and Kitty join the crew' episode. That's right! We are repeating episode 91!


91: The Rust Force Awakens

January 17, 2016

The Rusted Robot podcast is back and ready for action: 

  • We talk Star Wars: The Force Awakens,
  • Babylon 5,
  • Batman art show at Jump City,
  • Alan Rickman,
  • Marina Sirtis coming to Timmins,
  • Deadpool and movie snobbery,
  • and so much more!

This week's podcast promo: Terminus Doctor Who Podcast

TMNT 2: DrUNk WAtcH - 225

December 9, 2018

TMNT 2 Drunk Watch!

The Rusted Robot gang celebrated their 200th episode by getting drunk and watching the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie. After recording that episode they decided to watch the second Turtles film. They were still drunk. Maybe more drunk than they had planned on. So they recorded themselves and the movie and commented as it played, all the while never knowing if the recording would ever be released. Here it is! You are about to listen to a unique moment in time.

Enjoy our witty comments. Watch the movie along with us! Leave a 5 star review in the pod catcher of your choice. Find us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, FaceBook and everywhere else!

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The Smiling Spock Dilemma - #224

December 2, 2018

Star Trek, Space Opera, and Superheroes!

We start the episode with a brief discussion of what comes after we die, whether or not we can know of the existence of a creator and an inquiry into atheism versus agnosticism.

Talk of Hallowe'en and school project homework leads to an exciiting look at favourite holidays. And we want to embark on a Rusted Robot world-wide promotional tour.

Star Trek Discovery releases another trailer for season 2 and we see a smiling Spock. We take a look at how seeing Spock show emotion isn't necessarily great for the character. Also discussed are the Vulcan species as a whole and the problem of mono cultures in Star Trek and science fiction.

Artemis Fowl trailer. It's a movie based on an 8 part Young Adult book series. We don't know much about it and the trailer tells us very little.

Science Fiction vs Science Fantasy vs Space Opera.

Nick Nolte is cast in The Mandalorian in an unknown role.

Venom is breaking movie records all over the world.

DareDevil is cancelled by Marvel and Netflix. Jessica Jones is filming its third and final season. The Punisher has wrapped up its second season.

Peter Weller will not be reprising the role of Robocop in the upcoming sequel.

RIP: George Bush Sr, and Steven Hillenburg

This week's podcast promo: Metal Geeks

The Screaming Hestons - #223

November 25, 2018

Stan Lee, Remakes, Reboots, Trailers, Sequels and everyone needs a screaming Heston!

We start the episode with a talk about air travel and action figures and dive right into some geeky ideas for burial traditions. Who doesn't want to have an amazing tomb?

A quick round-up of what we have seen in pop culture such as Iron Fist, and what we think of Doctor Who this season. Recent movie viewings include Critters and Life.

Replicas trailer 2...leading to a discussion about cloning, theft and property rights, as well as the quantum entanglement of sheep.

The Lion King live-action/CG remake leads us into remake fatigue, reboot rage, and a talk about the remakes we would like to see. How long should there be between remakes?

Sequels after so much time - Ghost Busters 3 is in the works.

Once Upon a Deadpool trailer

The Lego Movie 2 trailer

Chris Pratt becomes a topic of discussion and we look forward to his upcoming film because of its epic name (Cowboy Ninja Viking)

This week's podcast promo: Earth Station One podcast

Anime, Cartoons and Space Cigars # 222

November 11, 2018

A lively discussion on the difference between Anime and cartoons!

Captain Picard is the hero we need right now according to author and Trek writer Michael Chabon.

"Calypso" the latest Short Trek from Discovery is reviewed.

Netflix is adding Anime to its list of original content, starting with Pacific Rim and Altered Carbon. The hosts get into an in depth discussion about anime and cartoons, the differences between them, and a look at Studio Ghibli.

Matt Smith is rumoured to be playing a young version of Palpatine in Star Wars Episode 9. We speculate on how this character could be included long after his death.

Disney+ is the name of the new streaming service from the Disney corporation, and LOKI will be one the first series to be produced.

Oumuamua may have been an alien space probe sent to investigate the Earth, or it could have been a comet or asteroid.

Is Shrek getting the reboot treatment?

Kong vs Godzilla begins production this week for release in 2020.

Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes will star in a series of Walking Dead TV movies for AMC.

This week's podcast promo: Pop Culture Cosmos

Klingons Stargate to Thundercon - #221

November 4, 2018

Shawn and the Klingons invade Thundercon!

This week we're talking about the adventures Shawn had while dressed up as a Klingon. He and his companions drove to Thunder Bay for an amazing convention experience. The Klingons hosted an after-party trivia night at the local Sleeping Giant brewery. They met and hung out with the stars of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. They met Dr. Stevil, an amazing Dr. Evil cosplayer. Many drinks were consumed, songs were sung, food was eaten, and Shawn picked up some great art work as well.

Also in this episode, we talk about the Rules of Halloween and proper protocol for both the trick 'r treaters, and for those who give out the candy.

The Northern Ontario Expo hosted a Halloween dance.

Austin Powers 4 might be coming to a theatre in the future, and Mr Feeny from 'Boy Meets World' stops a robbery.

We have the trailer for season 2 of The Orville!

And we ask a hypothetical question: What evil henchmen group would you be a part of? Why that group? What's the biggest benefit of that choice?

This week's podcast promo: Caster Quest

220: Danny Trejo Kinda Afternoon

October 21, 2018

Danny Trejo, flesh masks and the gross wetness!

  • Luke Cage cancelled by Netflix,
  • They Live sequel or reboot tease,
  • The Thing (1982) and Night Terrors Film Fest,
  • Superman series coming to CW DCTV?
  • Danny Trejo in Food and Familia,
  • The Kid Who Would Be King trailer,
  • Oblivion Song comic review,
  • The Haunting of Hill House review,
  • Vampires and other demonic creatures,
  • Hallmark Star Trek ornaments,
  • Movies we mentioned: Ghostbusters, Annihilation, A Ghost Story, the Die Hard franchise, all the Predator films,
  • RIP Paul Allen (Microsoft co-founder) 1953 - 2018

This week's podcast promo: Wrestling Roundtable

219: Adventures in Space, Time, Comics and Horror

October 14, 2018

Comics, Science, Technology, Horror!

  • STAR TREK new: Picard series production and Discovery season 2 dates,
  • Iron Fist cancelled at Netflix,
  • DareDevil and the Ninja Turtles cross-over origins,
  • Night Terrors Film Fest interview,
  • James Gunn, Suicide Squad 2 and the DCEU,
  • World War Z 2 production details,
  • Aladdin live action remake,
  • Failed media technology,
  • Josh reacts to new Doctor Who,
  • Soyuz rocket failure and the state of the US Space system
  • Scott Wilson 1942 - 2018

This week's podcast promo: NerdBliss podcast