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Magic Murder Hobo Wasteland - 319

Magic Murder Hobo Wasteland - 319

December 20, 2020

Who are you? Where are you? What are you? Are you a magic murder hobo living in a pop culture wasteland? Probably not, but this week's episode of the Rusted Robot Podcast will make you think you are!

This time (for our year end episode) we are talking about Star Trek, Game of Thrones, some space news, a few trailers and lots more.

STAR TREK: Lower Decks is coming to Amazon Prime for an international audience. Some time in January, all those who were not able to watch the original run will be able to view some fun cartoon times. Discovery's 10th episode (Terra Firma pt 2) saw the exit of Michelle Yeoh's Georgiou character. We also got to see some Guardian of Forever action. And finally, Shawn's starship collection from Eaglemoss is no longer available in Canada. The collection will not be complete.

Game of Thrones: The producers have confirmed that the first spinoff series will be coming in 2022. It shall be called House of the Dragon and focus on the Targaryen family. Also, Shawn watched the final episodes of the series and we talk about thoughts, opinions and reactions.

Space News: NASA's Artemis 2 Deep Space Lunar Orbit mission will be launching in 2023. As part of the mission, it will include a Canadian. That Canadian will be just the second person from a country other than the USA to travel into deep space. This week marks the 26th launch for SpaceX in 2020. A falcon rocket blasted off into space to deploy a satellite for the NCO. Japan's mission to asteroid Ryugu was a success. The samples collected from the asteroid are full of gases and soil from an actual asteroid. One scientist said he was speechless. And finally, the US Space Force stated they are calling those in their ranks Guardians.

We share the news that Night Court is getting a spinoff featuring John Larroquette. No news as to when the series will be released. In Star Wars news, Lucasfilm revealed never before seen footage from the Empire Strikes Back as part of its 40th anniversary celebration.

Trailers: This week we bring you 3 trailers for television shows premiering in January. Walker is the Walker, Texas Ranger reboot we didn't know that we needed or wanted. Season 3 of Disenchantment is coming soon to Netflix. And a new show stars Alan Tudyk as a doctor and an alien in Resident Alien.

At the end of the episode, we reveal our picks for the alternate reality version of you hypothetical question from a few weeks ago.

RIP Jeremy Bullock.

This week's podcast promo: 42Cast

Give Her the D This Christmas - 318

Give Her the D This Christmas - 318

December 13, 2020

Star Wars, Marvel, movies, monoliths and more!

Disney announced so much news in their 2020 Investor Day panel. We have all that news for you. There is so much here. It's all about the Marvel and the Star Wars side of the business.

STAR WARS:  Patty Jenkins will be directing the next Star Wars film. Rogue Squadron will take a look at the next generation of fighter pilots. The film will be released December 22, 2023. Ahsoka is getting her own spinoff TV series, as is Rangers of the New Republic. Hayden Christensen is going to play Darth Vader in the Obi Wan series on Disney+

MARVEL: So many new projects are on the way. These include Secret Invasion, Ironheart, Armor Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special, I Am Groot, Antman and the Wasp: Quantamania, and a new Fantastic Four film from Jon Watts. In Spiderman 3 news, we learn that Alfred Molina is back as Doc Ock. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are both returning and Charlie Cox will be reprising his Dare Devil role. We briefly discuss the trailers for Loki, Wandavision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee is our featured trailer this week.

HBO is looking at rebooting True Blood.

Neil Blomkamp secretly filmed a supernatural horror movie in British Columbia this summer.

A top Israeli official confirms the existence of aliens and a galactic federation.

There are monoliths popping up everywhere.

Josh and Kitty finish watching Blood of Zeus and they're not happy with how it ended. Shawn watched Star Trek Discovery's 9th episode, and tried to watch the latest Hellboy film.

Hero Collector announces a new subscription service. 120 issues will get you your very own 27" USS Enterprise D.

Charles Elwood Yeager February 13, 1923 – December 7, 2020) was a United States Air Force officer, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot who in 1947 became the first pilot in history confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight.

This week's podcast promo: Best Saturdays of our Lives

Lizard People Are Fine - 317

Lizard People Are Fine - 317

December 6, 2020

Lizard people are fine. Also, this episode was nearly called, Arguing and Drinking Tea. However, lizard people are fine is a more fitting title.

In Star Trek news, Facebook thinks Shawn might know Voyager's Bob Picardo. The TNG episode Shades of Grey isn't that bad if you're hardly paying attention to it. Code of Honor would have been a fine episode had it not been for the racial casting. December 31 marks the 800th episode of Star Trek. Discovery's The Sanctuary (episode 8) had some cool scenes but wasn't that memorable. The DS9 documentary, What We Left Behind may be getting a sequel, and the Voyager doc should be out in 2021.

Warner Brothers will be releasing all of their 2021 movies in theatres and on HBO Max the same day. This will cause a spectacular disruption to the theatre going experience.

Oscar Isaac has been cast as Solid Snake. The Metal Gear Solid movie has been in the works for years, but now we are getting some solid progress.

Elon Musk says SpaceX could reach Mars in 2024 or 2026. These will be human-crewed flights.

The Arecibo Array collapsed this week. There is footage of the moment of destruction everywhere online.

China's chang'e 5 mission collected lunar samples this week. No samples from the moon have been collected in decades.

Japan's Gundam Factory Yokohama is operational. There is footage of a 59 foot tall Gundam in action.

We also discuss tattoos and the live stream that Shawn did this past Thursday. Our hypothetical question asks about the evil alternate reality version of you.

This week's celebrity deaths include: David Prowse, Ben Bova and Hugh Keays-Byrne.

This week's podcast promo: Wookiee Radio, ESO Patreon

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