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I Could Do This All Day - 323

I Could Do This All Day - 323

January 31, 2021

Babylon 5, Godzilla, cartoons and trailers. We are talking about all the latest in pop culture. Podcasting is great fun and I could do this all day, every day. Join your host Shawn, and Jeramy from the Fandom Squad Podcast as they chat about everything you love.

Cartoons! This week we talk about new and old animated adventures. We discuss The Simpsons, Doug, Futurama, Cyberchase, Ren and Stimpy, Disenchantment, X-Men Animated Series and Iron Man Armored Adventures.

Babylon 5 is now available to HBO Max subscribers. The powers that be have spent the last 6 years remastering the show. If you have not seen this ground-breaking series, now is your best opportunity.

In other news, Cloverfield is getting a direct sequel. No word on the plot or the cast, but JJ Abrams will be back as producer. Zack Snyder's director's cut of Justice League will hit HBO Max on March 18th. The run time is expected to be about 4 hours. We also discuss the latest episode of WandaVision, and season 2 of Orphan Black.

Trailers! This week we have 3 trailers to discuss. First we take a good look at Godzilla vs Kong. And then we follow that up with Agent Revelation. Our final trailer (which looks like a lot of fun) is Boss Level. Listen to our thoughts on these upcoming films.

This week's collectible is a toy robot review. Jeramy recently picked up the Walmart version of Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet. I could do this all day, and I'm sure you all can too!

Celebrity deaths this week include Cicely Tyson and Cloris Leachman.

You can check out all of Jeramy's podcast stuff at these links: https://anchor.fm/fandomsquadpodcast?fbclid=IwAR0vu7UEhESVo2hh_8yd9EKruZNTXfc2yoX3EPo-ZIdXmgYEEcX8p4SorPk

and https://www.instagram.com/fandomsquadpodcast/?fbclid=IwAR3YFbkHUgzPl199FJEFhxfTzQPyUtBDALwZd1myT0gCiHsJZ3O3d7DC-6o

and https://www.teepublic.com/user/fandomsquadpod?utm_source=designer&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fandomsquadpodcast

This week's podcast promo: Dragon Con Report

Sleeping In Light - 322

Sleeping In Light - 322

January 24, 2021

Sleeping In Light is the name of the final episode of Babylon 5. This week the world lost Mira Furlan, the actress who played Delenn for all 5 seasons, and can be considered the heart of the show. We give an extended tribute to Mira this week on the podcast. Her loss is deelply felt.

At the end of the episode, we do a heavy spoiler discussion on recent Star Trek offerings. In particular, Dan and Shawn discuss Lower Decks and the final episode of Discovery. There is a time stamp letting you know how long the discussion goes on for.

Space Sweepers is the latest space epic coming to Netflix in February. We have the trailer and a few thoughts on this Korean language film.

Also included in this episode are some brief discussions on recent television viewing. Dan talks about Agents of Shield and American Gods. Shawn talks Orphan Black and Wandavision.

In casting and streaming news: Michael Fassbender could be Victor Von Doom in the upcoming Fantastic 4 reboot. The Muppet Show is heading to Disney+ in February. Batman: The Animated Series may be getting a sequel series from HBO Max. And, CBS All Access will be rebranding itself as Paramount+ on March 4th.

Celebrity deaths of the week: Larry King (87), Hank Aaron (86), and Mira Furlan (65)

This week's podcast promo: Cigar Nerds

Becoming Nicolas Cage (more of the same, but better) - 321

Becoming Nicolas Cage (more of the same, but better) - 321

January 17, 2021

(Cosmic) Pizza with Riker! Nicolas Cage! Star Trek! Marvel! So much more!

This week's episode brings you more of what you love, but this time, it's so much better! Our co-host for this episode is Paul Wright (you know him as our UK Correspondant, my co-host on Sci-Fi Waffle and the Cosmic Pizza Podcast).

Marvel News: Wandavision premiered this past Friday on Disney+. We have some first impressions, but no spoilers. Kevin Feige confirmed Deadpool 3 will start filming in 2022. It will be rated R and be part of the MCU. Charlie Cox is said to have finished filming as DareDevil on the set of Spiderman 3. And Chris Evans may or may not be back as Captain America in a future Marvel project.

Star Trek News: Patrick Stewart wins best actor in a sci-fi role for his portrayal of Captain Picard on Star Trek: Picard. Star Trek also picks up a Legacy Award at the Critics Choice Super Awards. Shawn and Paul also discuss Lower Decks, Discovery and Strange New Worlds. EXO-6 is a toy company that recently acquired the license to make Trek figures. First Contact Data is now up for pre-order.

Amazon Prime's Lord of the Rings television series is in the news. It will reportedly take place in the second age, 3000 years before the events of the films. It is currently filming in New Zealand and is expected to run for at least 5 seasons.

Willy's Wonderland! A new film from Nicolas Cage is coming February 12. He plays a man who must clean a restaurant over night in order to get money for car repairs. Havoc and mayhem and demonic animatronics!

This week in television: Talking about some of the recent things we have been watching. We are talking about Lost, Orphan Black, The Queen's Gambit and Bridgerton.

This week's celebrity news: We say good-bye to Jessica Campbell (38), Siegfried Fischbacher (81), and Peter Mark Richman (93). We wish Betty White a happy 99th birthday today. And we are sad to report that Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond is suffering from stage 4 cancer.

This week's podcast promo: But First, Let's Talk Nerdy

The Full Immersive Experience - 320

The Full Immersive Experience - 320

January 10, 2021

It's the 7th year anniversary of the podcast, but we don't mention this fact at all. Instead, Shawn is joined by his brother Robin via Skype for this first episode of 2021. We are back and better than ever. Prepare yourself for the full immersive experience of the Rusted Robot Podcast.

January is known as the wasteland for pop culture. Not a lot of news or trailers are released after the holidays. However, we have dug deep to bring you an entertaining show. The Full Immersive Experience is the 320th episode of the podcast.

After some general chitchat regarding the state of the world, we dive right into the pop culture landscape. We are talking about The History of Swear Words with Nic Cage on Netflix. We Can Be Heroes is getting a sequel. Robin talks about season 6 of Vikings. Shawn discusses the season finale of Star Trek Discovery. We wrap up The Mandalorian. Robin reviews Wonder Woman 1984. Clancy Brown will be the villain for Dexter season 9. Wandavision will be on Disney+ as of January 15. Batwoman returns for season 2 on the 17th.

In addition, we have a brief discussion about what's happening with Doctor Who. And we have the trailer for Coming 2 America which debuts on Amazon Prime as of March 5.

We wrap everything up with a chat about some celebrity deaths. This last week saw the final episode of Jeopardy with a touching tribute to Alex Trebek. We also lost Gilligan's Island star Dawn Wells, Police Academy actress Marion Ramsay, and wrestling star Jon Huber (Brodie Lee).

This week's podcast promo: Cosmic Pizza Podcast

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