The Rusted Robot
The One Where Shawn Gets Shot - 256

The One Where Shawn Gets Shot - 256

August 18, 2019

Movies, casting news, guns, TV shows and books!

This week we're talking about some old television shows you may remember, such as Babylon 5, Se7en Days, Roswell, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We also talk about Rambo, Kidnap, Plastic Crack, eBay and Amazon.

In comic book news we have the story of Spider-Gwen and the Spider-Verse. Stay tuned for Gwen's new name and comic book title, Ghost Spider. Our book this week is a graphic novel, fairy tale type story called Little Red Wolf. Kitty has all the details.

Josh tells us about his favourite new anime. It's called Food Wars and it's all about cooking challenges. Josh also regales us with talk about guns and skeet shooting.

Ewan McGregor is rumoured to be cast once again as Obi Wan Kenobi. However, it won't be a Star Wars movie, it will be a 6 episode series on Disney+

Wesley Snipes is reportedly going to be playing Dracula in the reboot of Marvel's Blade.

World Art Drop Day is coming soon. Spread some positive vibes in the world by participating.

This week we lost:

Peter Fonda 1940 - 2019

Barbara March 1953 -2019

This week's podcast promo: Flopcast


The Sound of Science Fiction - 255

The Sound of Science Fiction - 255

August 11, 2019

Movies, television, science fiction, fantasy, and real life. The Rusted Robot Podcast has you covered in all categories.

This week we try to calculate the Dragon Con equation. What is the best way to get there from here?

The Boys is on Amazon Video and we have seen it. We give our take on the series and provide you with some warnings just in case you are easily offended.

Another Life on Netflix. Shawn loved it. Josh couldn't finish it. Why do the hosts have such differing opinions? Tune in to find out!

In science headlines we talk about the possibility of life beyond Earth. There may be a habitable planet a mere 31 light years away.

Sound engineers have a unique job in movie making. We take a look behind the scenes when it comes to the sounds of science fiction.

Event Horizon is a cult classic film from the year 1997. Amazon wants to bring it back to life as a television series. How can this possibly work?

In real life, Josh recently had a birthday and Shawn gives him a gift live on the air. Shawn went roller skating for the first time this century. And we talk about some movies we have seen recently such as It, Anna and the Apocalypse, Repli-Kate, Robot and Frank.

This week's podcast promo: Pop Culture Cosmos

Pop Culture Police - 254

Pop Culture Police - 254

August 4, 2019

Brother Robin joins Shawn to talk about the latest in pop culture.

Quentin Tarantino and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood are discussed and dissected. There is also speculation on a Tarantino Star Trek future.

Another Life on Netflix. The show has been watched and our opinions vary regarding its watchabllity.

The Boys is a superhero show with a twist on Amazon. We haven't watched it yet, but we play the violent, swear-filled trailer at the end of the episode.

Robin talks a little bit about his life since quitting podcasting and moving up to Timmins to live with his big brother. We have an idea for a new podcast that we could co-host together. We call it the Pop Culture Police Podcast. 

A mini review of the Spider-Man video game on the PS4.

A story about Shawn's recent venture playing a robot on a blind date to help our friend Karen with an item for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt.

Dragon Con is a major convention in Atlanta at the end of August. Shawn has a chance to go.

Star Trek Wine and the Star Trek headlines of the week.

The Arrowverse and the crossover event of Crisis of Infinite Earths is coming this fall and Robin is extremly excited about it.

Wesley Snipes, Blade and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Special shout out to the boys from the A Play On Nerds podcast.

This week's podcast promo: Cigar Nerds

So Furry It Tickles - 253

So Furry It Tickles - 253

July 28, 2019

Marvel, Star Trek, time travel, trailers and more!

  • Marvel announces all the movies in the MCU for the next 2 upcoming years,
  • Stan Lee will get part of a street in the Bronx named after him due to a recent vote by the New York City council,
  • Wesley Snipes responds to Marvel recasting his Blade character,
  • X-Men Dark Phoenix is getting rebranded for its home video release in hopes of making a profit,
  • Zombieland 2: Double Tap trailer
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood trailer
  • Star Trek Short Trek Comic Con trailer
  • Star Trek Picard trailer
  • Levar Burton Reads podcast discussion,
  • Mumm Ra statue review from Sideshow Toys,
  • Terminator style time travel hypothetical scenario question

Jeremy Kemp 1935 - 2019

Rutger Hauer 1944 - 2019

This week's podcast promo: The 42 Cast

To The Moon & Beyond - 252

To The Moon & Beyond - 252

July 21, 2019

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! San Diego Comic Con news, and the July issue of the UK Correspondant.

  • 50 years after Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon, conspiracy theories, jobs and money on the moon colonies, the recent lunar eclipse, going back to the moon.
  • Were the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles monsters?
  • The Walking Dead movie is going to theatres.
  • Edward Furlong will return as John Connor in Terminator Dark Fate.
  • Star Trek headlines of the week and the Picard trailer.
  • Cats - the musical as a theatrical film.
  • The Movies That Made Us coming to Netflix.
  • Mattel to release the Origins Line of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in late 2020. With all new sculpts and more points of articulation, they will be available at the same time as the new MOTU film.
  • Childhood toy memories.
  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes movie reboot starts filming.
  • Jay and Silent Bob Reboot movie lists an impressive cast.
  • Brandon Routh will once again be playing Superman in the DCTV Crisis on Infimite Earths tv event this fall.

This week's podcast promo: Earth Station One

Space Dogs and Moon Treks - 251

Space Dogs and Moon Treks - 251

July 14, 2019

Robots, dogs, movies, Area 51, the postal system and Star Trek!

Happy 79th birthday to Patrick Stewart, and happy Con Air Day to the rest of you. On this episode we discuss random movie memories from childhood, Josh tells us about the oddities of the Japanese postal system, and we take a look at the latest TV and movie news. We also say goodbye to our favourite nerdy website, ThinkGeek.

  • Area 51 - it looks as though the Army of Unfuckable Hate Nerds are set to storm Area 51 on September 20th in order to get 'the truth'
  • India is set to launch a space probe that will land on the Moon's south pole in early September. Further launches hope to see them land people on the moon in 2022.
  • Another Life - we discuss the trailer for the Neflix orginal series starring Katee Sackhoff. The series drops on July 25.
  • Doctor Who's K-9 will be getting its own children's show. No word on who is producing the series or when it will be released. Also no word on if the Doctor will be seen or referenced.
  • Mortal Kombat - the new movie that is coming in 2021 has been confirmed to be R-rated, and will included Fatalities.

In Star Trek news, Star Trek Picard has released a teaser poster. It's a man and his dog. The art looks great. Fans are busy speculating and ripping the poster apart for meaning. Trek author David Mack has been named as consultant on the upcoming animated Trek series Lower Decks. He is also involved in either the new Nickelodeon children's CG Trek, or another altogether third cartoon Trek.


Eddie Jones 1934 - 2019

Rip Torn 1931 - 2019

This week's podcast promo: Myopia Defend Your Childhood

Even Dead I’m The Hero - 250

Even Dead I’m The Hero - 250

July 7, 2019

Spider-Man Far From Home review, comic book and movie news, and action figures!

This week on the podcast, we are celebrating our 250th episode. We have feedback and segment suggestions. We have a couple of movies to discuss. And as always, we are having a great time, drinking tea, and laughing.

  • Spider-Man Far From Home - a look at the film, some discussion, and our reviews,
  • Star Trek Picard names Michael Chaban as showrunner,
  • Expendables 4 update,
  • Charlie's Angels, Jumanji Next Level, I Am Mother, Hell on Wheels,
  • Star Trek action figures and Lord of the Rings,

Comic book news: Katie tells us about the new Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen comics that are our and on the way. We also learn all about the graphic novel Manfred the Man - Manfred Saves the Day.

This week's podcast promo: DragonCon Khan Report

What We Left Behind - 249

What We Left Behind - 249

June 30, 2019

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a divisive series. Some fans absolutely love it, while others do not consider it to be very trekkie. No matter your opinion, it is an essential component of the Star Trek universe. Last month saw the release of the documentary about the series. Friend of the podcast, Daniel Peter Hitch, has seen the film and gives us 2 reviews. After some pop culture news of the week, our episode will feature a 7 minute, spoiler-free review of the documentary. After a promo for another podcast here on the ESO Network, Dan gives us a 24 minute spoiler-filled review.

  • Danny Boyle says there is a new 28 Days Later film in the working stages,
  • Star Trek Discovery season 3 to feature a non-binary character,
  • RIP Max Wright (Willie Tanner from ALF) 1943 - 2019

This week's podcast promo: Terminus Doctor Who Podcast

Finger Licking Science - 248

Finger Licking Science - 248

June 23, 2019

Space, the future, movies, coffee and finger licking science!

This week the crew takes a look at some various science news. We've got t-shirts, and we are going back to the moon and the theatre.

NASA's Artemis mission is set to return astronauts to the moon starting in 2024. With an increased budget, the space agency is set to have a permanent presence on Luna by 2028. And this time, they want to include women for these moon missions.

Avengers Endgame will be returning to theatres this week with new footage. The movie will include about 6 minutes of deleted scenes, a tribute and an end credit sequence. The film is just shy of Avatar's box office record.

In news closer to home, Shawn is trying a bulletproof coffee recipe in hopes of increasing his energy levels. Josh is experimenting with Mead and it should be ready in about a month. We also talk about how unhygenic scientists licked their fingers and discovered artificial sweeteners.

Teegarden's star is only 12.5 lightyears away. The exciting bit is that it has at least 2 planets in the potential habitable zone. It's not that far, and there could be life!

In comic news, Kitty tells us about a new Usagi Yojimbo 3 part series. And next week sees the release of a Peter Porker Spider-Ham comic.

In random news, we discuss government space budgets, space elevators, carbon nano tubes, and active support structures. We finish off with a look at the timeline of futuristic movies.

Peter Allan Fields 1935 - 2019

The ESO Network has a teepublic store for all your t-shirt needs.

This week's podcast promo: Nerdy Laser

History of the Future - 247

History of the Future - 247

June 16, 2019

Retro futurism and the history of tomorrow! The future is here!

The Wandering Earth is this year's Chinese sci-fi smash hit. It's on Netflix and we give the film an in depth review.

Starfleet on Mars? There is a dune on Mars that sort of looks like the symbol of Starfleet from Star Trek. It's all over the news and geek sites. So naturally, we talk about it too!

Tarantino's Star Trek! This time we cover the non-news of Tarantino's R-rated Trek film. Yes, there's a script. No it hasn't been given the greenlight from Paramount. No one knows what it's about or who is in it.

The golden age of futurism. Our UK correspondant gives us a great look at the optimism of the 1950s and 1960s.

  • Techno utopian dreams,
  • flying carpet cars,
  • the classroom of tomorrow - distance learning,
  • CCTV and the police state,
  • electric and solar cars,
  • self-driving cars,
  • wall-to-wall TV, unlimited media and more

Other topics of discussion include mass transit systems, Lucifer, Jessica Jones and David Brin's Uplift series of books.

This week's podcast promo: Caster Quest