The Rusted Robot


January 26, 2020

Star Trek Picard is here! Join us for the latest Trek news, reviews, opinions, and more!


PICARD returns us to the life of our beloved captain. Retired from Starfleet, he's a man without a purpose. The series picks up on the eve of his newfound purpose. We talk about where the show could be heading and give our thoughts on the premiere episode. We are also happy to announce that season 2 has already been announced. Is there such a thing as too much Star Trek?

Discovery has not yet released season 3, but season 4 has been announced.

Section 31 is in pre-production.

2 more live action series are in the works!

Other Stuff:

Sony announces Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse sequel

Crisis on Infinite Earths review

Dawson's Creek and pointless drama

Bloodshot trailer review

Morbius trailer review

Vivarium trailer review

Dan Hitch gives us his work / spaceship scenario

RIP Terry Jones 1942 - 2020

This week's podcast promo: Metal Geeks

Two Girls, One Mars - 275

Two Girls, One Mars - 275

January 12, 2020

Pure silliness this week as brother Robin fills in for a sick Josh. We are talking all the latest in pop culture, including some topics we rarely, if ever, touch upon.

Star Trek Picard and the connection to the latest Short Trek "Children of Mars" in which we learn about the rogue army of synthetics.

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker could be getting a 3 hour director's cut.

Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover even is wrapping up this week.

Disney+ news includes The Mandalorian, the upcoming Obi-Wan series starring Ewan McGregor and featuring Jar Jar, and the new Jeff Goldblum show.

FOX is open to returning to the universe of Firefly. Could a renewal/reboot be on the horizon?

Dr. Strange 2 has a shake up on set as the original director steps down.

Undone on Amazon Prime is a weird series involving time travel and dead people.

Jaoquin Phoenix wins Golden Globe for best actor in Joker, and Jared Leto is cast as Morbius in Sony's spider-Man universe.

Stranger Things 4th season has begun filming, but the release date has yet to be determined.

LeVar Burton releases a video series on racism called Black in America.

Wrestling is discussed as Robin is a huge fan. He also really enjoys the latest song from Ozzy Osborne.

The New Mutants trailer is released. After being pushed back multiple times, it will now apparently be released on April 3.

Color Out Of Space is the new film from Nicolas Cage. It's based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft and could be the first in a series.

Star Trek's Noah Hawley says the next movie will be a return to form and may not include the cast from the last few films.

RIP Neil Peart 1952 - 2020

This week's podcast promo: The Flopcast

Six Year Anniversary Show - 274

Six Year Anniversary Show - 274

January 5, 2020

Celebrating 6 years of podcasting in the Rusted Robot tradition. It's our super special six year anniversary show! Join us for a look back at the major movies and events in the world of pop culture.

We have been podcasting since the beginning of 2014. So this week, because the pop culture landscape is currently a barren wasteland, we break down what happened year by year.

Some of the items we touch on include:

  • Charlie Sheen reveals he has AIDS
  • the #metoo movement
  • Trump is elected president
  • tide pods
  • Harry and Meghan's royal wedding
  • the Kardashians
  • Toys R Us goes bankrupt
  • Greta Thunberg tries to save the planet
  • storming Area 51 and more...

Josh explains some of the political stuff behind the possibility of World War 3 and the issue between Iran and the USA.

Star Trek Short Treks and the trailer for "Children of Mars"

A Quiet Place 2 releases a trailer.

Don't forget your submissions for our hypothetical workplace as starship scenario!

This week's podcast promo: Earth Station DCU

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