The Rusted Robot

My Battery Is Low And It’s Getting Dark - 234

February 17, 2019

My battery is low and it's getting dark are the saddest words ever uttered by a robot. This episode is dedicated to the longevity and importance of Opportunity, the Mars rover that lived 14 years beyond its desgned life span. The success of the mission cannot be underplayed.

Terminator Dark Fate - the 6th film in the Terminator franchise stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's a female centric story that brings the series in a bold new direction according to producer James Cameron.

Tolkien - we play the trailer and talk about the creator of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings series. The bio-pic film is coming to theatres on May 10.

Transparent solar panels are coming to a building or vehicle near you. This is another cool story about people trying to save the world for the future of humanity.

NASA plans to return to the moon within the next decade. They are currently looking at designs for human lunar landers, and have plans to reach out to Mars after setting up a permanent human base on the moon.

Mars One Ventures AG declares bankruptcy. The Dutch firm was planning on taking humans to Mars on a one way mission to populate the planet. This is no longer happening. The company had no money and was going to film reality shows following the crew's prep. Sponsors were to be the financial backers.

Brave New World - The USA network has a 10 episode first season TV adaptation in the works.

Frozen 2 is coming. Get ready for a whole new load of merchandise tie-ins and ear worm songs.

Master Of The Universe - the Sony movie will start filming in July in Prague. They've been trying to adapt the He-Man cartoon into a film since 2009.

Nickelodeon is close to a deal with CBS and Alex Kurtzman to get a child-centric Star Trek cartoon on the air.

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - After the success of the comic book crossover series, the powers that be are developing an animated movie where the turtles will meet and team up with Batman.

Amber Alert drama - we talk about the fall out from the midnight texts the people of Ontario received.

Valentines Day, Indian snacks, and Klingons on Parade.

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