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Movies, Mutants, and More - 327

Movies, Mutants, and More - 327

March 7, 2021

Movies, mutants and more! So many upcoming movies to talk about.

This week's trailers lean towards science fiction and super heroes. We also have a trailer for a documentary of sorts. There is some fun Star Trek news and talk about books and authors. Movies, mutants and more!

STAR TREK: Lower Decks season 1 is coming to DVD and blu ray on May 18. There are tons of special features. And if you enjoy collecting special packaging editions, there will be a steelbook version as well.

There is another new Star Trek movie in development. Many false starts have been reported, but this time it may happen. Kalinda Vazques has been tapped to write the next movie. There are no plot or cast details, but if it happens, this will be the first Trek film written by a woman.

The Alamo Drafthouse theatre chain has filed for bankruptcy. They have also closed 3 locations. There is wild speculation on what this will mean for the company, but no one is certain, especially with a buyout quite likely.

Kevin Feige is working on the next X-Men film. Marvel has been slowly incorporating mutants into their cinematic universe. The Mutants could be the next film to feature the X-Men. Speculation is running wild!

Australian author Matthew Reilly is turning to directing. He has been hired by Netflix to direct Interceptor. Reilly is known for his fast-paced action-adventure novels and the upcoming film promises to be more of the same.

Christopher Lloyd in the news! He has 2 exciting projects on the horizon. In Discovery+'s upcoming documentary, Lloyd will be tracking down the other 6 time machines in Expedition: Back to the Future. The 4 part doc will hit the streaming service on March 15. And, in another project, Lloyd teams up with William Shatner in Senior Moment. No release date has been given.

Jupiter's Legacy will be on Netflix as of May 7. It's a fun, new superhero series.

Doors. It's a new trailer for a movie coming out on March 19. Without warning, millions of mysterious alien "doors" suddenly appear around the globe. In a rush to determine the reason for their arrival, mankind must work together to understand the purpose of these cosmic anomalies. Bizarre incidences occurring around the sentient doors leads humanity to question their own existence and an altered reality as they attempt to enter them.

Thunder Force. Coming to Neflix on April 9. In a world where supervillains are commonplace, two estranged childhood best friends reunite after one devises a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city. 

Shawn was a guest on the 2 Stoned Dudes podcast. You can check it out here:

This week's podcast promo: ESDCU

Superman, He-Man and Penny Can - 326

Superman, He-Man and Penny Can - 326

February 28, 2021

Superman is in the news this week! Pop culture overload in this episode as we go over all the geeky goings-on, and all the nerd news!

Superman and Lois premiered its first episode this week. Our non-spoiler take-away is a must listen. In other Superman news, DC has a new solo movie in development from JJ Abrams. Rumour has it that we could finally see a Black actor in the Super role!

The Terminator franchise could be expanding. Netflix has ordered an anime series for the film series. No word yet on the era the show will be set in, or who the main characters will be.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe! New toys are coming to store shelves. There are 2 cartoon series in the works - one aimed at nostalgia, and one for the smaller kids.

Marvel News! WandaVision is firing on all cylinders. Falcon and Winter Soldier are coming to Disney+ on March 19, Loki will arrive June 11. Star Wars: The Bad Batch will stream as of May 4. Hulu debuted the trailer for the new M.O.D.O.K. series. Spider-Man 3 is going to have No Way Home for its subtitle.

In other pop culture news....DC will be giving us a Blue Beetle movie. Focusing on Jaime Reyes, this will be the first Latino superhero film. Jordon Peele's Twilight Zone reboot was canceled after 2 seasons. Halle Berry will be starring in Mothership for Netflix. Wesley Snipes has an exciting new project in the works. There's going to be a Pet Semetary prequel. District 10 is currently in development. It's the long awaited sequel to District 9. The new zombie film from Zack Snyder released a teaser trailer for Army of the Dead.

Star Trek Prodigy reveals its characters. This week we got the first look at the animation and character styling for the new series. The show focuses on 6 non-human creatures. In other Trek news, we have been told that Section 31 will not happen until after the other new and current series finish their runs. We remember Leonard Nimoy who left us 6 years ago.

Dark Anger (I Come In Peace) is our retro trailer of the week.

Author Jack Whyte is our celebrity death of the week.

This week's podcast promo: Earth Station Who, ESO Patreon

Disturbance In The Force - 325

Disturbance In The Force - 325

February 21, 2021

Star Wars, DC, Star Trek, Marvel news and more. All the pop culture you can handle is front-loaded in this action packed episode of The Rusted Robot Podcast.

Marvel News: the rights for the Punisher and Jessica Jones have reverted from Netflix back to Marvel. Perhaps we will see these characters show up in an upcoming television or film in the MCU. We have a brief rundown of the latest episodes of WandaVision, and we take a look at the new trailer for Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

DC News: Zack Snyder's cut of Justice League will be on HBO Max as of March 18th. Michael Keaton's '89 Batman will continue his story in some upcoming DC comics. And, Sasha Calle has been cast as Supergirl in the soon to be seen Flash movie starring Ezra Miller.

Star Trek News: Production has begun on season 2 of Star Trek: Picard! We also have a brief break down on all the production details for the 6 upcoming seasons of the Star Trek universe shows!

Reboots, Remakes and Sequels! The Running Man is getting a new film from Edgar Wright. The new film will be an attempt at a more faithful adaptation of Stephen King's book than the original 1987 film. Adam Wingard will be directing a sequel to 1997's Face/Off. No word or details on cast or plot or release date. Train to Busan, the 2016 Korean zombie movie is also getting an Americanized version for an English audience. And the CW is rebooting The 4400.

Trailers: We discuss the new trailer for Justice League. We play and discuss the trailer for Falcon and Winter Soldier. We have a rousing discussion and we play the trailer for the newest Mortal Kombat. And finally, our weekly retro trailer is 1990's Total Recall.

Also in this episode, we chat about the controversy surrounding Gina Carano of The Mandalorian, and Buffy creator Joss Whedon's bad behaviour. The show is wrapped up with a brief talk about the recent Mars mission.

What did we watch recently? This week we talk about Agents of Shield season 7, WandaVision, Young Rock, The Equalizer, Resident Alien, Challenger: The Final Flight, Woman in Motion, and The Map of Tiny Perfect Things.

Larry Flynt and Rush Limbaugh are our celebrity deaths.

This week's podcast promos: Dr Geeks Lab, Earth Station One

To The Undiscovered Country - 324

To The Undiscovered Country - 324

February 7, 2021

To be or not to be, that is the question! This week the world lost an icon of stage and screen. Christopher Plummer has gone to the undiscovered country. This week's episode has the usual mix of trailers and celebrity deaths, but we have added a new segment. Come join us for all the pop culture you can handle.

Stacy Osei-Kuffour has been hired by Marvel Studios to write Blade. She’s a playwright turned TV writer who was a story editor and writer on HBO’s Watchmen, as well as a writer on Hulu’s Pen15 and story editor on Amazon’s Hunters and HBO’s Run. She was hired after a six-month search. Reportedly, Black writers were the only ones seriously considered and Osei-Kuffour’s hiring makes her the first Black woman to write a Marvel movie.

Eight for Silver, the new film by writer-director Sean Ellis, is an attempt to tell a brand new werewolf story, one that’s set in the past, is delightfully disgusting, and even tries to tug at your heartstrings. There is no current release date, but by all accounts the film is something to behold.

Saban Films has unveiled a trailer for Cosmic Sin, the new sci-fi adventure starring Bruce Willis and Frank Grillo, which arrives later this month. It hails from director and co-writer Edward Drake (Animals) and represents his second feature. It follows a group of rogue soldiers who launch a preemptive strike against a newly discovered alien civilization.

Legendary and Netflix’s Pacific Rim: The Black is the continuation of the franchise co-created by Guillermo del Toro where evil Kaiju try to destroy the Earth but humanity meets them with massive robot warriors, called Jaegers, that require two humans to control. We already knew the show was coming to Netflix March 4—and now, we’ve got the first trailer, where we meet Hayley and Taylor, two kids who commandeer an old Jaeger in an attempt to survive and find their missing parents.

Also this week, we are discussing recent television viewing. We are talking about WandaVision, The Boys, and Resident Alien. This year's cancelled TV shows are also discussed. Finally, we talk Shin Ultraman, Godzilla toys, and Sir Patrick Stewart's recent Covid vaccination.

Celebrity deaths include Christopher Plummer (91), Dustin Diamond (44), Hal Holbrook (95), Joanne Rogers (92), and Butch Reed (66).

This week's podcast promo: Double Edge Double Bill

I Could Do This All Day - 323

I Could Do This All Day - 323

January 31, 2021

Babylon 5, Godzilla, cartoons and trailers. We are talking about all the latest in pop culture. Podcasting is great fun and I could do this all day, every day. Join your host Shawn, and Jeramy from the Fandom Squad Podcast as they chat about everything you love.

Cartoons! This week we talk about new and old animated adventures. We discuss The Simpsons, Doug, Futurama, Cyberchase, Ren and Stimpy, Disenchantment, X-Men Animated Series and Iron Man Armored Adventures.

Babylon 5 is now available to HBO Max subscribers. The powers that be have spent the last 6 years remastering the show. If you have not seen this ground-breaking series, now is your best opportunity.

In other news, Cloverfield is getting a direct sequel. No word on the plot or the cast, but JJ Abrams will be back as producer. Zack Snyder's director's cut of Justice League will hit HBO Max on March 18th. The run time is expected to be about 4 hours. We also discuss the latest episode of WandaVision, and season 2 of Orphan Black.

Trailers! This week we have 3 trailers to discuss. First we take a good look at Godzilla vs Kong. And then we follow that up with Agent Revelation. Our final trailer (which looks like a lot of fun) is Boss Level. Listen to our thoughts on these upcoming films.

This week's collectible is a toy robot review. Jeramy recently picked up the Walmart version of Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet. I could do this all day, and I'm sure you all can too!

Celebrity deaths this week include Cicely Tyson and Cloris Leachman.

You can check out all of Jeramy's podcast stuff at these links:



This week's podcast promo: Dragon Con Report

Sleeping In Light - 322

Sleeping In Light - 322

January 24, 2021

Sleeping In Light is the name of the final episode of Babylon 5. This week the world lost Mira Furlan, the actress who played Delenn for all 5 seasons, and can be considered the heart of the show. We give an extended tribute to Mira this week on the podcast. Her loss is deelply felt.

At the end of the episode, we do a heavy spoiler discussion on recent Star Trek offerings. In particular, Dan and Shawn discuss Lower Decks and the final episode of Discovery. There is a time stamp letting you know how long the discussion goes on for.

Space Sweepers is the latest space epic coming to Netflix in February. We have the trailer and a few thoughts on this Korean language film.

Also included in this episode are some brief discussions on recent television viewing. Dan talks about Agents of Shield and American Gods. Shawn talks Orphan Black and Wandavision.

In casting and streaming news: Michael Fassbender could be Victor Von Doom in the upcoming Fantastic 4 reboot. The Muppet Show is heading to Disney+ in February. Batman: The Animated Series may be getting a sequel series from HBO Max. And, CBS All Access will be rebranding itself as Paramount+ on March 4th.

Celebrity deaths of the week: Larry King (87), Hank Aaron (86), and Mira Furlan (65)

This week's podcast promo: Cigar Nerds

Becoming Nicolas Cage (more of the same, but better) - 321

Becoming Nicolas Cage (more of the same, but better) - 321

January 17, 2021

(Cosmic) Pizza with Riker! Nicolas Cage! Star Trek! Marvel! So much more!

This week's episode brings you more of what you love, but this time, it's so much better! Our co-host for this episode is Paul Wright (you know him as our UK Correspondant, my co-host on Sci-Fi Waffle and the Cosmic Pizza Podcast).

Marvel News: Wandavision premiered this past Friday on Disney+. We have some first impressions, but no spoilers. Kevin Feige confirmed Deadpool 3 will start filming in 2022. It will be rated R and be part of the MCU. Charlie Cox is said to have finished filming as DareDevil on the set of Spiderman 3. And Chris Evans may or may not be back as Captain America in a future Marvel project.

Star Trek News: Patrick Stewart wins best actor in a sci-fi role for his portrayal of Captain Picard on Star Trek: Picard. Star Trek also picks up a Legacy Award at the Critics Choice Super Awards. Shawn and Paul also discuss Lower Decks, Discovery and Strange New Worlds. EXO-6 is a toy company that recently acquired the license to make Trek figures. First Contact Data is now up for pre-order.

Amazon Prime's Lord of the Rings television series is in the news. It will reportedly take place in the second age, 3000 years before the events of the films. It is currently filming in New Zealand and is expected to run for at least 5 seasons.

Willy's Wonderland! A new film from Nicolas Cage is coming February 12. He plays a man who must clean a restaurant over night in order to get money for car repairs. Havoc and mayhem and demonic animatronics!

This week in television: Talking about some of the recent things we have been watching. We are talking about Lost, Orphan Black, The Queen's Gambit and Bridgerton.

This week's celebrity news: We say good-bye to Jessica Campbell (38), Siegfried Fischbacher (81), and Peter Mark Richman (93). We wish Betty White a happy 99th birthday today. And we are sad to report that Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond is suffering from stage 4 cancer.

This week's podcast promo: But First, Let's Talk Nerdy

The Full Immersive Experience - 320

The Full Immersive Experience - 320

January 10, 2021

It's the 7th year anniversary of the podcast, but we don't mention this fact at all. Instead, Shawn is joined by his brother Robin via Skype for this first episode of 2021. We are back and better than ever. Prepare yourself for the full immersive experience of the Rusted Robot Podcast.

January is known as the wasteland for pop culture. Not a lot of news or trailers are released after the holidays. However, we have dug deep to bring you an entertaining show. The Full Immersive Experience is the 320th episode of the podcast.

After some general chitchat regarding the state of the world, we dive right into the pop culture landscape. We are talking about The History of Swear Words with Nic Cage on Netflix. We Can Be Heroes is getting a sequel. Robin talks about season 6 of Vikings. Shawn discusses the season finale of Star Trek Discovery. We wrap up The Mandalorian. Robin reviews Wonder Woman 1984. Clancy Brown will be the villain for Dexter season 9. Wandavision will be on Disney+ as of January 15. Batwoman returns for season 2 on the 17th.

In addition, we have a brief discussion about what's happening with Doctor Who. And we have the trailer for Coming 2 America which debuts on Amazon Prime as of March 5.

We wrap everything up with a chat about some celebrity deaths. This last week saw the final episode of Jeopardy with a touching tribute to Alex Trebek. We also lost Gilligan's Island star Dawn Wells, Police Academy actress Marion Ramsay, and wrestling star Jon Huber (Brodie Lee).

This week's podcast promo: Cosmic Pizza Podcast

Magic Murder Hobo Wasteland - 319

Magic Murder Hobo Wasteland - 319

December 20, 2020

Who are you? Where are you? What are you? Are you a magic murder hobo living in a pop culture wasteland? Probably not, but this week's episode of the Rusted Robot Podcast will make you think you are!

This time (for our year end episode) we are talking about Star Trek, Game of Thrones, some space news, a few trailers and lots more.

STAR TREK: Lower Decks is coming to Amazon Prime for an international audience. Some time in January, all those who were not able to watch the original run will be able to view some fun cartoon times. Discovery's 10th episode (Terra Firma pt 2) saw the exit of Michelle Yeoh's Georgiou character. We also got to see some Guardian of Forever action. And finally, Shawn's starship collection from Eaglemoss is no longer available in Canada. The collection will not be complete.

Game of Thrones: The producers have confirmed that the first spinoff series will be coming in 2022. It shall be called House of the Dragon and focus on the Targaryen family. Also, Shawn watched the final episodes of the series and we talk about thoughts, opinions and reactions.

Space News: NASA's Artemis 2 Deep Space Lunar Orbit mission will be launching in 2023. As part of the mission, it will include a Canadian. That Canadian will be just the second person from a country other than the USA to travel into deep space. This week marks the 26th launch for SpaceX in 2020. A falcon rocket blasted off into space to deploy a satellite for the NCO. Japan's mission to asteroid Ryugu was a success. The samples collected from the asteroid are full of gases and soil from an actual asteroid. One scientist said he was speechless. And finally, the US Space Force stated they are calling those in their ranks Guardians.

We share the news that Night Court is getting a spinoff featuring John Larroquette. No news as to when the series will be released. In Star Wars news, Lucasfilm revealed never before seen footage from the Empire Strikes Back as part of its 40th anniversary celebration.

Trailers: This week we bring you 3 trailers for television shows premiering in January. Walker is the Walker, Texas Ranger reboot we didn't know that we needed or wanted. Season 3 of Disenchantment is coming soon to Netflix. And a new show stars Alan Tudyk as a doctor and an alien in Resident Alien.

At the end of the episode, we reveal our picks for the alternate reality version of you hypothetical question from a few weeks ago.

RIP Jeremy Bullock.

This week's podcast promo: 42Cast

Give Her the D This Christmas - 318

Give Her the D This Christmas - 318

December 13, 2020

Star Wars, Marvel, movies, monoliths and more!

Disney announced so much news in their 2020 Investor Day panel. We have all that news for you. There is so much here. It's all about the Marvel and the Star Wars side of the business.

STAR WARS:  Patty Jenkins will be directing the next Star Wars film. Rogue Squadron will take a look at the next generation of fighter pilots. The film will be released December 22, 2023. Ahsoka is getting her own spinoff TV series, as is Rangers of the New Republic. Hayden Christensen is going to play Darth Vader in the Obi Wan series on Disney+

MARVEL: So many new projects are on the way. These include Secret Invasion, Ironheart, Armor Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special, I Am Groot, Antman and the Wasp: Quantamania, and a new Fantastic Four film from Jon Watts. In Spiderman 3 news, we learn that Alfred Molina is back as Doc Ock. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are both returning and Charlie Cox will be reprising his Dare Devil role. We briefly discuss the trailers for Loki, Wandavision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee is our featured trailer this week.

HBO is looking at rebooting True Blood.

Neil Blomkamp secretly filmed a supernatural horror movie in British Columbia this summer.

A top Israeli official confirms the existence of aliens and a galactic federation.

There are monoliths popping up everywhere.

Josh and Kitty finish watching Blood of Zeus and they're not happy with how it ended. Shawn watched Star Trek Discovery's 9th episode, and tried to watch the latest Hellboy film.

Hero Collector announces a new subscription service. 120 issues will get you your very own 27" USS Enterprise D.

Charles Elwood Yeager February 13, 1923 – December 7, 2020) was a United States Air Force officer, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot who in 1947 became the first pilot in history confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight.

This week's podcast promo: Best Saturdays of our Lives

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