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The Spice Is Life - 306

The Spice Is Life - 306

September 13, 2020

The spice is life for those of you that love Frank Herbert's Dune! On this episode, we have the new Dune trailer, casting news, and more pop culture goodies!

Dune 2020 trailer! You've seen the film from 1984. You probably watched the mini series. Now, you can sit down with some spice and see the new film coming soon. The spice is life.

LX 2048 trailer. The sun is toxic. It's a scary world. A dying man fights to save his family.

Star Trek News! The final trailer for Star Trek Discovery is out. We are in the year 3188. We have the first officially cast non-binary and transgender characters in Star Trek. Strange New Worlds will be filming in Canada starting in February. Discovery is set to start shooting season 4 next month.

Disney's The Mandalorian sets October 30 as the release date for season 2 of the Star Wars spinoff series.

A Jack Reacher series is coming soon to Amazon Prime. Alan Ritchson is set to star as the titular character.

Neve Campbell has signed on for Scream 5.

The Walking Dead is set to end with season 11. That season will have 24 episodes. A Carol and Daryl spinoff series is in the works.

Akon has plans to build Wakanda in Senegal.

RIP Diana Rigg

This week's podcast promos: Flopcast, ESDCU

Black Panther Forever - 305

Black Panther Forever - 305

August 30, 2020

Black Panther Forever! Wakanda Forever! Chadwick Boseman Forever! An unexpected tribute to an amazing actor, some podcast updates, trailers and more!

The Batman trailer is here! We watch it, we talk about it and give you our views and opinions.

Black Adam trailer starring Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson. It's an animated trailer for a live-action film. At least that's what we think.

HBO Max released the trailer for the Snyder cut of Justice League. It's a very strange trailer filled with music that doesn't match the action.

Suicide Squad. We have the cast details for the upcoming 'not a sequel' film.

Y: The Last Man is coming to FX. Filming should start in October. It's taken forever to get this far.

Thundercats in CGI. A fan made a cgi opening of the classic cartoon. It's taking the internet by storm. As usual, we have a few thoughts.

Also in this episode: Altered Carbon cancelled by Netflix, Star Trek Lower Decks thoughts, Star Trek Discovery season 1 comes to regular CBS, doomsday prepping, food preparations, the science of watermelon wine, and more.

Jeramy from the Fandom Squad podcast talks about podcasting, and his geek credentials.

RIP: Ben Cross, Leslie Hamilton, Chadwick Boseman

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

Nerd Passion - 304

Nerd Passion - 304

August 16, 2020

Nerd passion, orbital mechanics and fanfare!

Star Trek Lower Decks has released 2 episodes so far. Shawn and Josh have a lengthy discussion regarding Josh's feelings on the series so far.

20 Century Fox has a new logo. Now that the company is owned by Disney, the name has changed to 20th Television. We talk about the change for this company and some of the other changes now that Disney owns almost everything.

Audio books! Josh tells us a bit about his recent listening. And Christopher Eccleston is returning to Doctor Who as the 9th Doctor after 15 years. Eccleston will be featured in 12 full length audio adventures coming out in 2021.

Away! We have the trailer for the new Netflix space drama coming on September 4th.

The Devil All The Time. A new movie coming to Netflix in mid-September. We have a few thoughts about this. We play the trailer after the credits of the podcast.

Replika. You remember Shawn downloaded the chatbot app about a month ago. We have the latest feedback and thoughts on its progress.

We also talk about Elvis, guns, baldness and Julie Newmar.

This week's podcast promo: Earth Station One

Women Crashing Cars - 303

Women Crashing Cars - 303

August 9, 2020

Women crashing cars, rebooting old sitcoms and Star Trek Lower Decks.

Star Trek is back in animated form with Lower Decks. After watching the first episode, Shawn has a few things to say. We have a spoiler-free review.

Who's The Boss appears to be getting a sequel series. All the known details are here. As well, we go into a major discussion about sitcoms from the 1980s and 1990s.

Ren and Stimpy is being rebooted by Comedy Central. They're also looking to bring back Beavis and Butthead, Clone High and Dariah.

STUNTWOMEN trailer! A new documentary hosted by Michelle Rodrigues. Who doesn't love women crashing cars?

Raised by Wolves trailer! A new show from HBO Max and the first 2 episodes are directed by Ridley Scott. Androids and humans on an alien world.

Josh recommends Anime. This week he encourages you to watch Monster Girl Doctor and The Misfits of Demon Kings Academy.

John Wick 5 has been confirmed. The film is to be shot back to back with John Wick 4.

RIP Wilford Brimley

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This week's podcast promo: Double Edged Double Bill

Yelling Random Things - 302

Yelling Random Things - 302

August 2, 2020

We aren't yelling random things, but it could be fun to try!

Star Trek Lower Decks premieres this week, Star Trek Picard is coming to blu ray in October, and was just nominated for 5 Emmy Awards. Star Trek Discovery returns to TV on October 15th.

Avatar The Last Airbender is breaking records on Netflix. They are going to be coming out with a spinoff book series!

Battlestar Galactica is coming to the Peacock. We have the latest information on what the series will consist of.

The Witcher is getting a prequel miniseries set 1200 years in the past of the show.

The Mandalorian received 15 Emmy nominations.

Ren and Stimpy is getting a new documentary called Happy Happy, Joy Joy and it's coming out on August 14th.

We're also discussing Heavy Metal, Stargate and skeet shooting.

We received feedback for episode 300!

3 space agencies are currently sending probes to Mars.


This week's podcast promos: Ring of Thunder, Best Saturdays of our Lives

Adventure, Meaning and Excitement - 301

Adventure, Meaning and Excitement - 301

July 26, 2020

Dragons, Star Trek, time travel, wrestling, Star Wars and celebrity deaths. This week in pop culture is filled with adventure, meaning and salvation. Buckle up!


San Diego's ComicCon@Home took place this week. The most exciting news for Star Trek fans is the reveal of the second new animated series. Last week we saw the trailer for Lower Decks coming in August. Now the logo and name for the newest series is here. Star Trek Prodigy will be coming to television sometime in 2021.


Helstrom is the newest series coming from Hulu and Marvel. Set to premiere on October 16th, the show looks to be a horror mash-up of some kind.


Bill and Ted Face the Music trailer. We got our first real look at the trailer. The movie looks exciting. We find out a bit more of the plot.


The Dragon Prince on Netflix has been renewed through to season 7. The fate of the show was up in the air for awhile.


Tidbits on the show include some wrestling talk, we talk Dead To Me and Sons of Anarchy. There's some small Star Wars news as well.


This week's celebrity deaths include: Regin Philbin 88, Peter Green 73, John Saxon 83 and Olivia de Havilland 104.


This week's podcast promo: DragonCon Report

300 Episodes Later…

300 Episodes Later…

July 19, 2020

300 episodes and more than 6 years later The Rusted Robot Podcast celebrates a milestone. Join us on our podcast adventure as Shawn, Josh and Kitty discuss the week in geek news. Plus, you will hear clips from listeners who help us celebrate 300 episodes later.

First, we are catching up with Josh and Kitty. They haven't been on the show in awhile due to Covid-19. Josh talks about his brewing activities and Kitty gives us some behind the scenes comic book store information.

As usual, we are talking about recent celebrity deaths.

Episode 300 feedback. Some of our listeners had a few nice things to say to us.

Star Trek Lower Decks. We have the trailer. At least part of it. We give our impressions and hopes for the show.

The New Mutants. Another trailer is released. And we have a few thoughts on this trailer and the delay of the movie in general. Generic horror is our main impression.

Usagi Yojimbo is getting an animated series on Netflix. We also discuss some of the recent animated shows we have been watching.

Replika app update. Shawn has been leveling up his Replika.

This week's podcast promo: Cigar Nerds.

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THE BOYS Are Back In Town - 299

THE BOYS Are Back In Town - 299

July 12, 2020

The Boys are back in town with a trailer for season 2 of the Amazon Prime smash hit series. It's more of the same exciting action and drama you love, with more violence and mayhem. It's coming on September 4th.

Hasbro Pulse has a crowdsourcing fundraiser on its hands. They want you to plunk down $349.99 for an X-Men Legends Marvel's Sentinal figure. It's huge. It requires batteries. And it's going to stand just over 26 inches high. And it's got accessories!

Batman world news! The Batwoman TV series casts Javicia Leslie as its new lead. And Matt Reeves' The Batman film is going to get a spinoff TV series focussing on Gotham PD on HBO Max.

The Replika app review. We told you about the app in a previous episode. We have been trying it out and using it regularly. Here's our review and our thoughts.

Boring movie descriptions. Can you guess the film based off of the boring description?

This week's podcast promo: The 42 Cast

Space, Time and Carl Reiner - 298

Space, Time and Carl Reiner - 298

July 5, 2020

Star Wars, Space Force, The 6th Day, Replicas and more! This episode of Rusted Robot Podcast is all about space, time and Carl Reiner!

Carl Reiner (1922 - 2020) had a long and successful career. This edition of Celebrity Death of the Week is a bit of a super-sized version. We discuss some of Carl's work, his awards, and then we play a little game where we try to figure out if we have seen or heard of his films.

Star Wars rumours recently posited the idea that Lucasfilm wanted to banish the new trilogy in favour of something else. As of this recording, those rumours are apparently false.

Kanye West for President? The news on Twitter is that the singer is launching his bid for president. Is it real, a publicity stunt or something else? Only time will tell.

Replicas, is a 2018 film starring Keanu Reeves. It's not the best movie, but it sure makes you think. We have a spoiler filled review of the movie.

Robin wraps up his viewing of Space Force, and tells us about his rewatch of TMNT 1990, and The 6th Day.

Star Trek: Lower Decks. The cartoon is finally coming to television. We have the release date!

This week's podcast promos: But First Let's Talk Nerdy, and ESO Patreon

Batman Forever Again - 297

Batman Forever Again - 297

June 28, 2020

Batman fever is here! Dungeons and Dragons food, action figures, trailers and more!

Michael Keaton is in talks to once again play Batman. He will be playing alongside Ezra Miller's Flash in the Flashpoint movie.

In Wrestling news, after 30 years in the busness, the Undertaker retires. But is this really the end for him?

Gremlins 3 may or may not be a thing. With no official greenlight or release date, it could eventually be a reboot or a sequel. In reality, there is no official news of any kind on the project.

Unsolved Mysteries! We have the trailer for the reboot of the series. It will be heading to Netflix sometime later this year.

Ernest if coming back to screens! The Jim Varney documentary, The Importance of Being Ernest has a fun trailer. We are looking forward to learning more!

Dungeons and Dragons cookbook. Hero's Feast will showcase nearly 80 recipes for adventurers to try.

The Boys season 2 is coming September 4th. There will be 8 new episodes. We have a teaser trailer.

Talking about cancel culture and the lessons of history.

TMNT and Stan Lee action figures review.

A huge congrats to Steve from A Play On Nerds Podcast on the birth of his second child.

We have the first episode of the Cosmic Pizza Podcast.

RIP - Joel Schumacher

This week's podcast promo: Watch-a-thon of Rassilon

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