The Rusted Robot
A Trek Through Time - 289

A Trek Through Time - 289

April 26, 2020

It's always a good time for time travel. Welcome to a very special episode of The Rusted Robot Podcast. Sit down, strap in, and get ready to break the temporal prime directive. Join Shawn, Dan and Paul as they attempt to journey to the city on the edge of forever.

On this episode we take a look behind the scenes of recording a podcast episode. In this case, you will hear the raw audio as Shawn, Dan and Paul record an episode of the Temporal Trek Podcast. If you're not listening to Dan's new Star Trek podcast, it is not too late!

The idea behind Temporal Trek is looking at each moment in time in Star Trek in chronological order. This week we go to Earth in 1930. The synopsis for The City On The Edge of Forever is: after a heavily medicated Doctor Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley) travels back in time and changes history, Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and Spock (Leonard Nimoy) follow him to correct the timeline. In doing so, Kirk falls in love with Edith Keeler (Joan Collins), but realizes that in order to save his future, he must allow her to die.

Join us as we go on a trek through time.

This week's podcast promo: Earth Station One Podcast

Be Normal; Don’t Be Weird - 288

Be Normal; Don’t Be Weird - 288

April 19, 2020

The power of Skype compels us! Shawn and Josh use the magic of technology to join forces as if they were in the same room.

There's still not a huge amount of things going on in the world of pop culture, but we find enough stuff to talk about to bring you nearly an hour's worth of entertainment! Join us on this magical journey!

We're talking about what we have been up to as late, and this leads us into so many topics. San Diego Comic-Con is now officially cancelled. We may or may not be looking forward to the One World concert on TV.

Do you read books? We do! Shawn discusses recent novels from Matthew Reilly. Josh tells us about the books of Randi Darren/William D. Arand. And then we discuss a little bit about Anime.

Star Trek has a lot going on. We have Ethan Peck, Rosario Dawson and LeVar Burton news. The Delta Flyers is an upcoming Voyager podcast hosted by Harry Kim and Tom Paris. We also rank the Trek series.

NBC has released trailers for its Peacock streaming service, and the Saved By The Bell reboot series.


Honor Blackman

Brian Dennehy

This week's podcast promo: Dr Geeks Lab

Favourite Movie Robots - 287

Favourite Movie Robots - 287

April 12, 2020

Favourite pop culture robots from the movies!

This week we bring you a blast from the past. Long ago, in the early days of the podcast, Shawn had a different co-host. She was his wife. One day, they decided to do a guest spot on the Treks In SciFi Podcast. This is that episode. Sit back and take a deep dive into the archives. This episode is from 2014. Shawn and Brigitte count down their 10 favourite pop culture robots that came from the movies.

You'll also be treated to the quirky nature of their dynamic co-hosting chemistry. But not only that, you will learn the definitions and differences between robots, androids and cyborgs. This episode really is a treat for listeners old and new.

This week's podcast promo: Double Edge, Double Bill

Anime Is Just Fancy Cartoons - 286

Anime Is Just Fancy Cartoons - 286

April 5, 2020

Happy First Contact Day!

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? Shawn took Josh's advice and watched a complete season of an anime series. He will tell you what he thought about it.

Star Trek talk. It's your favourite part of the podcast. What's happening with season 3 of Discovery? Today is First Contact Day. We play an old clip from 2014 where we speculated on the future of the Star Trek franchise.

Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movies are eventually coming. They have been delayed. We have the most recent news.

Train To Busan: Peninsula. There is a sequel coming some time later this year. It's all about the zombies. Looks as great as the first film

We also talk about Wrestlemania, The Platform, Castlevania, Tiger King, Messiah, V- Wars, celeebrity deaths, and so much more.

This week's podcast promos: Cigar Nerds, ESO Patreon

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