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Godzilla, Mech Suits and the Geek Soul - 315

Godzilla, Mech Suits and the Geek Soul - 315

November 22, 2020

Mixing science fiction and real life is our specialty. This week The Rusted Robot Podcast presents Godzilla, mech suits and the geek soul. When your geeky is leaky, you come to the number 1 rated, robot related podcast!

This week we watched Midsommer Murders, Moonbase 8, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Avengers End Game and Star Trek Discovery's 6th episode of season 3. Josh and Kitty showed Kindergarten Cop to their son, and Supernatural came to an end after 15 seasons.

The Predator film franchise is getting a fifth installment. No word on the story line, the cast, or when it will be released.

Wonder Woman 84 is set to be shown on the big screen this year, after all. The film will be in theatres and on HBO Max on Christmas day.

Stranger Things resumed filming season 4 back in mid-September. This week they announced 8 new cast members, including Robert Englund.

The Arecibo array in Puerto Rico is in bad shape. Support cables have been snapping this summer. It is too dangerous to allow workers to repair the system. In a huge blow to the NSF, and science in general, the dish is being demolished. The array is part of SETI or, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. In related news, METI or Message to Extraterrestrial Intelligence added Star Trek's Anson Mount to its board of directors.

Tom and Jerry trailer. We have the trailer. We discuss the trailer. You will hear our thoughts on the trailer and cartoon violence in general.

Chaos Walking trailer. Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley star in this weird sci-fi film where no women exist and people can see each other's thoughts.

LEGO unveils its largest playset yet. LEGO is hoping to challenge and impress shoppers with the brand new Lego Colosseum, which checks in at over 9,000 pieces, making it the largest Lego set to-date. The colosseum Lego set, which will be available to buy on Nov. 27, is part of the brand’s Creator Expert line, which is designed for builders over the age of 18 years old.

We have the answers to our Mech Suit hypothetical question, and a call to our listeners to help Dan track down an anime film from his youth.

And finally, we say good bye to Herbert F. Solow. Solow was integral to getting Star Trek on the air, and he created the stardate system.

This week's podcast promo: Watchathon of Rassilon

The Witch, the Slave Girl and Pi - 314

The Witch, the Slave Girl and Pi - 314

November 15, 2020

Space travel, watching classic movies with kids, sequels and racial stereotypes!

This week we have trailers for several slightly different genre films. We talk about some things we watched this week, and we give you the latest news on upcoming films and television shows.

Come Play featurette: not quite a trailer, but more of a behind the scenes look at a new horror film made with practical effects like those of the 1980s.

Superintelligence is a trailer featuring Melissa McCarthy. There is an AI and it might try to blow up the world. Coming to HBO this month.

Breach is the new Bruce Willis action flick set in space. Looks like a cross between Die Hard, Aliens, and a zombie movie.

Josh and Kitty watched The Matrix and Conan the Barbarian with their 11 year old son. They tell us a bit about that experience. Shawn watched part of Breakfast At Tiffany's but fell asleep. Also this week, we continued with Blood of Zeus, finished Warrior Nun, and talk about episode 5 of Star Trek Discovery's third season.

Also watched this week and discussed are: The Old Guard, In The Shadow of the Moon, Peppermint and Gemini Man.

We have sequels coming up. Short Circuit is getting a remake. This leads us to a chat about racial stereotypes in cinema. Bloodshot is getting a follow-up with Vin Diesel. Chris Pratt will play Star Lord in Thor 4. And the Has Fallen franchise with Gerard Butler is getting a fourth film called Night Has Fallen.

And finally, Wandavision is coming to Disney+ on January 15, 2021. SpaceX was to launch 4 astronauts to the ISS in an historic flight as of the recording of this episode. Josh and Kitty tell us about the Tasting History channel on YouTube.

Celebrities we lost this week include Ken Spears the co-creator of Scooby-Doo who died at age 82. Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy (among others) lost his battle to cancer at the age of 80.

This week's podcast promos: Thunder Talk, Fandom Squad, ESO Patreon

Exploding Whales and Body Hoppers - 313

Exploding Whales and Body Hoppers - 313

November 8, 2020

Never go full GEEK! A bit of an unusual episode this week. We have all of the regular nerdy news and reviews you expect, but we also talk quite a bit about current events. Covering USA election news, the lives of moose in Northern Ontario, and how Whole Foods banned and then reversed their decision on wearing poppies.

LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special trailer. The only trailer we cover this week is a fun mash-up of the entire Star Wars film and television franchise. Streaming on Disney+ as of November 17th.

Sony's PlayStation 5 is having trouble. There will not be enough consoles in store on November 12 launch day. This is mainly due to COVID restrictions and scalpers buying up all the pre-order stock to sell on eBay.

Johnny Depp exits from the Fantastic Beasts film franchise.

Things we watched this week! Talking about Blood of Zeus, The Boys and The Witcher. Also discussing episode 4 of Star Trek Discovery's third season. We have reviews on Upgrade and Project Power. We wrap up TV talk with Lucifer, Ratched and a weird chat about reality TV.

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Thank You Mr. Bond Connery - 312

Thank You Mr. Bond Connery - 312

November 1, 2020

Celebrating the life of the best James Bond, Mr. Sean Connery. We have a brief overview of his life and films. Gone too soon as the age of 90.

Listener feedback takes us to a discussion about Godzilla and Ultraman anime. Comic shop news brings us news about Super 7's TMNT action figures and Godzilla vinyl mini-figs.

Television shows we watched this week include The Boys on Amazon Prime. Warrior Nun on Netflix takes us down a rabbit hole. Star Trek Discovery leads us on a talk about how the character of Michael Burnham has changed. The first episode of the Mandalorian is out.

Stephen King's son Joe Hill wants to reboot his dad's directorial debut by remaking Maximum Overdrive. This sounds like a lot of fun and a great idea!

Marvel is looking for Black writers to work on the new Blade film. Quite a discussion ensues because of this idea. Buck Rogers looks to be making a big comeback on both the big and small screens. Oscar Isaac will be in the new Moon Knight series from Disney+

The Midnight Sky trailer premiers this week. George Clooney is trying to save astronauts from returning to the decimated Earth.

NASA announces water on the moon!

MEGO Toys is bringing us some Star Trek Discovery action figures and some TNG villains.

Wonder Woman statue review.

We have a fun discussion about art and pop culture. There is also a chunk of this episode missing. We started talking about being embarrassed to display your geek pride. Due to the conversation being so long and detailed, we are making it into an episode of the Soul Forge Podcast. That episode will be out this coming Thursday. You can check out the podcast by going to

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This week's podcast promos: Mighty Marvel Geeks, and ESO Patreon

Time, Space and the Human Race - 311

Time, Space and the Human Race - 311

October 25, 2020

People, places and things...this week we bring you time, space and the human race. We are your weekly geekly source for everything important happening in the nerd realm.

The Atari VCS console is coming in November. Atari's new system will be out just in time to compete with the Sony PS5. All the tech specs, colours and price point are right here. Everything you need to know in one place!

Star Trek stamps are coming from the UK's Royal Mail. Celebrating more than 50 years of Trek on television and film, these stamps are set to be released on November 13.

Tom Holland is Nathan Drake. The first photo of Holland as Drake was recently revealed to get fans excited for the upcoming Uncharted film. It's been a long road for the film, but it appears that we will finally see it some time next year.

Power Rangers are getting a new shared universe. Hasbro is attempting to make its own connected world. Going forward, all the shows and movies will tie into each other. It's like the MCU, only worse!

Willow gets a TV series from Disney+. The show stars Warwick Davis as the titular hero, and Ron Howard is returning to produce the series.

Blood of Zeus is our weekly trailer. Courtesy of Netflix, this is a new animated film dealing with myths, legends, heroes and more. It looks like a lot of fun.

Also on this episode, we talk about episode 2 of Star Trek Discovery's third season. Michael Keaton was on Jimmy Kimmel Live and declared himself the best Batman. Away has been canceled by Netflix after only one season. To The Lake on Netflix is our latest binge-worthy show. Jeff Bridges reveals his cancer diagnosis. Arnold Swarzenegger is recovering from heart surgery. And the fastest ever time has been recorded by scientists in what they are calling zeptoseconds.

This week's podcast promo: Ring of Thunder

The Density of Monsters - 310

The Density of Monsters - 310

October 18, 2020

The density of monsters in our trailers this week is truly amazing. We have all the pop culture news from the past week, and we have rounded it all up for you in this pretty little episode!

First we say farewell to Conchata Ferrell, best known for her role as Berta on Two and A Half Men. She died this week at the age of 77.

All the news and reviews on television is here! Dexter is returning to Showtime for a 10 episode 9th season. Star Michael C. Hall is returning. We also share our thoughts on the following television shows: You, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Away, War of the Worlds, and Star Trek Discovery season three.

The Last Starfighter sequel is in the news again. The writers say they have cleared all of the rights issues and other legal hurdles. They are writing the script and hope to get it greenlit in the next while.

Michael B. Jordan is going to be producing a Static Shock movie for DC. This could just be the start of a new DC universe controlled by Jordan.

Jiu Jitsu is the latest movie trailer starring Nic Cage. Every 6 years a space man comes to fight Earth's greatest heroes. If we lose, the planet is lost too!

Monster Hunter is the new film starring Milla Jovovich. It's brought to us by the same people who made the Resident Evil films. Does it look good? Everyone says no.

Love and Monsters is a new film coming soon. Zombieland vibes abound. It looks like a post-apocalyptic love story. What's not to enjoy?

The Kid Detective is the only trailer this week that does not include aliens or monsters. Looks like it could be a lot of fun. We shall wait and see.

This week's podcast promo: Wookiee Radio

Animation, Superpowers and the Janeway - 309

Animation, Superpowers and the Janeway - 309

October 11, 2020

Your weekly dose of geeky pop culture news! Trailers, casting news and rumours, celebrity deaths and more! This week we bring you animation, superpowers and the Janeway.

It's Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend and we chat a bit about what we may be grateful for. This discussion kind of goes off the rails, but then we get into some really good stuff. And a certain topic segway is on point!

Glow, the 1980s set wrestling comedy from Netflix was supposed to start filming season 4. However, due to the COVID pandemic, the series has been cancelled altogether.

Star Trek Prodigy has announced that Voyager's Janeway is going to be a main cast member on the new animated show. What her role will be, or when the show is set is still unclear. Kate Mulgrew reprising her most famous role is huge news in the geek community!

Doctor Strange is going to be a major character in the upcoming Spider-Man 3 film. The doctor will be taking over the mentorship of Peter Parker now that Tony Stark is no longer with us. Filming for Spider-Man 3 and Doctor Strange 2 should be happening within the next month.

The Resident Evil movie franchise is getting a reboot. The first film is said to be set in the year 1998 and will be more closely related to the video game series. This means a lot more horror elements.

Fatman is the new Christmas movie starring Mel Gibson as Santa Claus. We have the trailer and a few quick thoughts on the film.

Mortal is a fun new trailer. We are not sure where this movie is going but it sure looks like a lot of fun. We want to see it.

Amazon Prime debuted the trailer for Invincible. It's an animated comic book series but is apparently not intended for children.

And we have a trailer for a film called Archenemy. Looks to be another movie about someone with super powers.

This week's celebrity deaths include Eddie Van Halen, Terry Goodkind and Johnny Nash.

This week's podcast promos are: We Be Geeks, and the ESO Patreon

Honey, I Punched Rick Moranis - 308

Honey, I Punched Rick Moranis - 308

October 4, 2020

October means Hallowe'en. Hallowe'en means scary movies. We have a whack of scary movie trailers. Also, oddly enough, the episode includes a lot of Arnold Swarzenegger information.

Rick Moranis, known for Ghostbusters and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (among other roles) was attacked by an unknown assailant on the streets of New York City. The internet went into a rage fit after the news broke. If you have any information, call the police.

Netflix wants to produce a Conan the Barbarian television series. They do not have scripts or a cast or a showrunner at this time.

James Cameron has completed work on Avatar 2. Avatar 3 is 95% complete.

After a long and hard search, Marvel has found its Ms. Marvel. The studio is tapping newcomer Imon Vellani to star in its Disney+ series based on the comic-book character. 

Jamie Foxx has signed on to return to the role of Electro. This time, he will be squaring off against Tom Holland in the MCU's Spider-Man 3.

Robert Englund (famous for his role of Freddy Krueger) is launching his Nightmare Blend of coffee in partner with deadsledcoffee which you can pre-order at

In trailers, we have a scary mix of upcoming films. We talk about the trailers for: The Craft Legacy, Spell, The Witches and Iron Mask.

Also discussed in this episode are Star Trek, The Dragon Prince, Max Brooks' Devolution novel, Josh's recent hunting trip, and Kitty's first attempt at a plague doctor mask.

This week's podcast promo: Nerdlanta

Marvel, DC and Star Trek Wars - 307

Marvel, DC and Star Trek Wars - 307

September 27, 2020

Star Wars and Star Trek and Marvel and DC are in the news. But that's nothing new...what's new is the patented Rusted Robot-style take on the news. Stay tuned for our witty observations and thoughts.

Marvel movie release dates have changed again. Starting with Black Widow, the entire next year has shifted dates, but everything is still on track for 2022 so far.

Star Wars' Mark Hamill and Star Trek's Patrick Stewart do a sci-fi crossover in a commercial for Uber Eats. Both actors would be up for a Star Trek/Wars crossover movie event.

Tenet is the new movie from Christopher Nolan. Shawn went to see it in theatres so you don't have to. Listen to our spoiler free review.

In DC news, Supergirl has been cancelled after its upcoming 6th season, and Henry Cavill has signed for to play Superman again in at least 3 upcoming films.

Disney+ news: Tatiana Maslany cast as She Hulk. Sameul L. Jackson to star in a Nick Fury TV show.


Animaniacs, Mandalorian season 2, Love and Monsters.

2067 is an upcoming climate disaster movie with elements of time travel. We didn't play the teaser, but it sure looks intense.

We also discuss Raised by Wolves, Love Island and 90 Day Fiance. And a quick review of some TMNT action figures.

This week's podcast promos: Metal Geeks, Nerdbliss, Pop Culture Cosmos

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

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