The Rusted Robot
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

Play this podcast on Podbean App