The Rusted Robot
Space Guns and Subverted Expectations - 265

Space Guns and Subverted Expectations - 265

October 27, 2019

Not another Hallowe'en Special!

After talking about some local events, such as the NOE Hallowe'en dance, and the Night Terrors Film Fest, we transition over to space news, trailers, and a special report on War of the Worlds.

Quantum Supremacy. NASA and Google have achieved a milestone in quantum computing.

A quick review of The Exorcist and An American Werewolf in London.

Our UK Correspondant gives us a special history lesson on H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. This leads us into a talk about magazines from the 1800s and space travel.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker released the final trailer. We have a few things to say about it.

BLOODSHOT is the latest trailer starring Vin Diesel. Is it a remake of Universal Soldier? Could it be something more?

In Star Trek and space news, we see the new admiral uniform for Jean-Luc Picard. NASA has new space suits and the first ever all female spacewalk just occurred.

Thunder Force is an upcoming Netflix superhero film starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer. We are hoping it's not all fat jokes.

This week's podcast promo: Earth Station One

Ghosts, Demons, Zombies & Vampires - 264

Ghosts, Demons, Zombies & Vampires - 264

October 20, 2019

Trailers, superheroes, monsters, casting news and film festivals!

We are talking about Stephen King movies. We are talking about ghosts, demons, zombies, vampires and other monsters. With a fun discussion about our favourite Stephen King movies or miniseries. Pet Sematary was the latest film to be featured at Timmins' Night Terrors Film Fest. Does anyone remember Golden Years?

The Turning trailer is extra dark and extra creepy. No idea what is happening but it involves children, their nanny, and an old mansion.

Venom 2 casts Naomie Harris at Shriek.

Zoe Kravitz is cast as Catwoman in Matt Reeves' The Batman.

The red band trailer for Terminator Dark Fate is here. We have a fun discussion about Linda Hamilton, and the life-like mass of the robots.

Robert Downey Jr is Doolittle. The trailer is here and we have it. CGI and talking animals are always a winning combination.

Jessica Jones and Marvel and Netflix. We're wrapping up our discussion because there are no more series to watch.

This week's podcast promo: Terminus Doctor Who Podcast

Tea Party With A Corpse - 263

Tea Party With A Corpse - 263

October 13, 2019

Star Trek, Star Wars, Anime, Reboots, Spinoffs and more!

New York Comic Con released all the trailers last weekend. This weekend we have some serious discussions about these trailers.

Star Trek Picard - this trailer gave us the feels. We break down certain aspects that leave us with some serious questions.

Star Trek Discovery - a quick trailer for season 3 with some fascinating ideas. Josh hates it. Shawn loves it. What is actually happening?

Lost in Space - a perplexing trailer for season 2. We have no idea as to the story. All we know is that Will is looking for his robot.

Star Trek Short Treks are back.

Batwoman premiered last weekend. It was mediocre at best, but more viewing is required for a better opinion.

Anime news from Josh. He watched the first episodes of No Gun Life, and Welcome to Demon School.

Wedge Antilles to return in Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker.

Animaniacs original voice cast to return for the reboot in 2020 on Hulu.

John Wick - the franchise is getting a female-centric spinoff with the upcoming film Ballerina.

Harley Quinn is featured in the new trailer for Birds of Prey. It looks difficult to watch.

David Harbour wants to reboot and star in a remake of Con Air.

Fright Night was the film of the week at the most recent Night Terrors Film Fest showing here in Timmins.

RIP Alexei Leonov - the first person to walk in space 1934 - 2019

This week's podcast promo: PWR Spot Show

Stan Lee, SpaceX, Spider-Man, NYCC and More - 262

Stan Lee, SpaceX, Spider-Man, NYCC and More - 262

October 6, 2019

Spider-Man is back in the MCU, Stan Lee is becoming an action figure, Elon Musk is buidling a starship, and trailers are dropping everywhere!

Star Trek Picard dropped a teaser trailer before we started recording. Then they released a full trailer. Star Trek Discovery released its season 3 trailer. Lost in Space season 2 is coming to Netflix on December 24th.

Stan Lee is being honored by Hasbro. A six inch action figure will be sold in the Spring of 2020 for about $24.99

Elon Musk says his SpaceX Starship will be ready for launch in about 6 months.

Astronaut and teacher Christa McAuliffe to be commemorated with a $1 silver coin in 2021 to mark the 35th anniversary of the Challenger disaster.

Disney and Sony reach a deal. Spider-Man will be featured in a 3rd film in the Homecoming series.

We discuss The War of the Worlds trailer. The series is coming to BBC One. We've seen the first episode of Evil and will continue watching. Disenchantment and Wu Assassins on Netflix are pretty great. Pippi Longstocking will be getting another movie.

Anime is here again! Josh gives us a breakdown on the new season of anime shows.

Local stuff: Steel City Nerdcon, Night Terrors Film Fest, NOE Halloween Dance and Timmins Symphony Orchestra. Josh tells us about his recent hunting trip.

This week's podcast promo: Nerdbliss, and ESO Patreon