The Rusted Robot

210: Star Trek, Picard, and the Gatekeepers of Fandom

August 12, 2018

Gatekeeping and virtue signalling in fandom! 


  • Patrick Stewart returns as Jean Luc Picard,
  • Gatekeeping and racial controversy in Star Trek fandom,
  • Star Trek 4 movie contract dispute with Chris Pine and Hemsworth,
  • Nichelle Nichols diagnosed with progressive dimentia,
  • Hallmark's Star Trek ornaments for 2018,
  • Gene Roddenberry biography by David Alexander

Charlotte Rae (The Facts of Life) 1926 - 2018,

Slaughterhouse Rulez trailer with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost,

Brent Spiner (Star Trek's Data) cast in Supergirl season 4,

Ruby Rose cast as Batwoman, and the lesbian issue,

She-Ra cartoon remake,

Final Space cartoon on Netflix,

A huge congratulations to the A Play On Nerds podcast for reaching episode 100 later this week!

This week's podcast promo: Flopcast