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The British Invasion - 257

The British Invasion - 257

August 25, 2019

Paul and Dan from jolly ole England take over the podcast for a special extended edition of the UK Correspondant feature.

The UK boys are talking about all kinds of geek-centric things. First they start off with a bit about their lives and who they are, including an in depth chat about the Naval dockyard that Dan works at.

As this episode was recorded on August 19th, they talk about famous people born on that date. This includes Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Two Star Trek stars born on that day include Jonathan Frakes and Diana Muldaur. Orville Wright was also born on the same day which leads our hosts into some chatter about flight.

Paul talks about the Hollywood studio zone and how this has affected film production over the decades.

Dan brings us news about biodiversity and the possible extinction of bananas.

We learn about the wisemen of Gotham and how this ties into the Gotham of the DC Comics Batman universe.

Netflix has a new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe television series in the works. It is coming from the mind of Kevin Smith.

The episode is finished with talk about orbital refueling and an upcoming Star Trek podcast hosted by Daniel Peter Hitch.

This week's podcast promo: Geekly Oddcast

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