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

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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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? - 233

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? - 233

February 10, 2019

We are all geeks here, and we are asking, won't you be my neighbor? This week's episode is dedicated to one of our own, as we lost Dan Levitt, a fellow podcaster.

Star Trek Duvet from Thinkgeek review,

The Punisher - series wrap up and thoughts,

Carmen Sandiego - Netflix reboots the cartoon,

Russian Dolls - Josh recommends this series on Netflix,

Won't You Be My Neighbor? - review of the documentary and thoughts on the life of Fred Rogers,

Climate change and the ecology are real concerns. Elon Musk releases all of Tesla's patents to the world. A company out of Australia is developing a solar paint for renewable fuel. Giraffes are on the endangered species list.

Child's Play is getting the remake treatment and we have some thoughts on that.

Pet Sematary is also getting a remake this year. We discuss this news.

Batman 1989. Shawn introduced the film to his son. What happens when you re-watch a beloved film so many years later?

Toy Story 4. It's coming soon!

Avengers Endgame. With a 3 hour run time, we may see the return of the intermission.

Star Trek! Picard series news.

Danai Gurira to leave The Walking Dead in season 10.

Hasbro and Transformers. More films are coming to the franchise.

We have feedback!

Cosmic horror survival hypothetical.

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Groundhogs and Plasma Rifles - 232

Groundhogs and Plasma Rifles - 232

February 3, 2019

We return with all the latest in geeky goodness. We have RPGs, groundhogs, plasma rifles, robots, ghosts, dragons, movies, food and more!

Star Trek Discovery - we're talking about the new Command Training Program t-shirts, the greatness of Captain Pike, and a speculation as for the difference in the uniforms on the various ships. As always, there is some talk of The Orville.

Robocop Returns. One of the greatest movies of the 1980s is getting a direct sequel. Directed by Neill Blomkamp, this film will ignore all others in the franchise.

Black Widow movie news, rumours and speculation.

Birds of Prey movie news.

Among The Shadows trailer. Lindsay Lohan returns to the silver screen in a horrible looking werewolf movie.

The Twilight Zone - it's coming to CBS All Access and we have the release date.

Battletech RPG - Josh fills us in on his new strategy game.

Ghostbusters. There's a new movie coming and naturally there is drama surrounding it.

Ben Affleck is out as the Batman, and we talk about Groundhog Day.

Klingon Assault Group had a gathering and a feast in Toronto. Shawn tells the tale.

Climate change, temperature extremes and the Aurora Borealis.

What we've been watching: The Dragon Prince, The Rain, Psychokinesis, Get Out.

RIP Dick Miller 1928 - 2019

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Bigfoot, The Bandit and a Bird Box - 231

Bigfoot, The Bandit and a Bird Box - 231

January 20, 2019

There's a Bigfoot movie coming soon, we review Smoky and and Bandit, A Quiet Place and Bird Box!

Star Trek returns to your television screens with season 2 of Discovery, and what an amazing first episode it is. We have a quick review of the action, and in other Star Trek news, the town council of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada has approved the Klingon Bird of Prey initiative.

The Orville has been knocking it out of the park lately. We are enjoying the series as an homage to Star Trek: The Next Generation. It is not a rip-off or a parody. We compare the series to Space Balls and a lively discussion ensues.

The Punisher returns to Netflix for season 2. We talk a little bit about the action and the amazing van Frank Castle drives around in.

Movie Reviews: Over the last few days, we watched several films and talk about each of them. Smoky and the Bandit may be from 1977, but some people have still not seen it. We talk about the film and Sally Field. Shawn went to the theatre this week and saw the newest in the Transformers franchise - Bumblebee. Bumblebee just may be the best of the Transformers films so far! To finish off, we discover a terrific double feature of sensory deprivation films. A Quiet Place and Bird Box have many similiarities, but are also quite different from each other. Overall, each of these films are a great way to spend a couple of hours.


  • The next film in the Ghostbusters franchise is coming to theatres during the summer of 2020.
  • John Wick 3 looks amazing and will be released in May.
  • Spiderman: Far From Home releases a teaser trailer, and the film comes to theatre this July.
  • The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot. A crazy title for a fun looking movie that comes out this February.

Josh has been watching more Anime. These are the shows that he has been enjoying and recommends:

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime,

The Rising of the Shield Hero,

Trapped In Another World as A Sex Worker,

Girls Und Panzer.

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Space, Sex Bots and Muppet Mayhem - 230

Space, Sex Bots and Muppet Mayhem - 230

January 13, 2019

Space...the final frontier, these are the stories of the lunar lander, sex bots, TV and movie news, and Muppet mayhem!

STAR TREK news: Alex Kurtzman reveals a plethora of information about the Star Trek universe. We know what the new Picard series will be dealing with. There are more new animated shows in the works. Rumours of a Star Trek Discovery spinoff show with Michelle Yeoh as the lead is being planned. We also talk about the reasons as to why there will likely be no more Kelvin universe Star Trek movies.

China's Chang'e 4 mission pulled off the first ever soft landing on the moon's far side. We have all the latest information about the Yutu 2 lander and its mission details.

Masters of the Universe! There's a new He-Man movie in the works. We have information on its status and the writing team behind the film. We have a lively discussion regarding the original 1987 movie, and we discuss the career of Dolph Lundgren.

Punisher. We have the latest trailer for Marvel and Netflix's Punisher season 2. It comes to Netflix on January 18th. We're talking all about the Punisher and the Marvel shows.

Sex Robots. The Real Doll company is making a male version of their robot. This one is for the ladies, and users will be able to choose any penis size that suits them.

The Earth Station One Podcast had Shawn on as a guest this week. They discussed pop culture highs and lows of 2018.

A Play On Nerds Podcast. Steve from APON reacts and responds to our Muppet death battle hypothetical question.

RIP William Morgan Sheppard

This week's podcast promo: Earth Station One

5th Anniversary Episode - 229

5th Anniversary Episode - 229

January 6, 2019

Rusted Robot's 5th anniversary episode is here!

  • 2019 geek movie schedule,
  • Punisher season 2 trailer reaction,
  • The Orville season 2 episode reaction and review,
  • Stranger Things season 3 trailer,
  • Star Trek, Patrick Stewart and the legacy of the Picard character,
  • Short Treks "The Escape Artist" review and reactions,
  • Conan the Barbarian comic book reboot,
  • Batwoman pilot order for the CW,
  • Mary and the Witch's Flower anime review,
  • Travelers and Salvation new seasons on Netflix,
  • RIP Mean Gene Okerlund
  • RIP Super Dave's Jim Einstein
  • Muppet death battle results

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December 30, 2018

Happy Geek Year!

As we look forward to a new year of geeky goodness in the world of pop culture entertainment, we take this time to remember the year that was 2018. On this episode, Shawn and Josh take a trip down memory road. Highlights include some of the movies we saw at the theatre, celebrity deaths, and the Tide Pod phenomena.

Major discussions on this episode include the Lost in Space reboot on Netflix and Star Trek Discovery. Star Wars and Mark Hamill are also a big topic on this episode. And the fact we joined the ESO Network is big news this year. And of course, one cannot forget the life and legacy of Stan Lee.

This week's podcast promo: Earth Station One Podcast

Muppets, Witchcraft and Hobbit Homes - 227

Muppets, Witchcraft and Hobbit Homes - 227

December 23, 2018

Muppets, trailer reviews and Sci-Fi Christmas movies!

This week we are back to our normal selves, and we are talking about the latest trailers, but there's always so much more than that with The Rusted Robot Podcast.

  • Avengers: Endgame trailer thoughts, Tony Stark and the NASA problem,
  • Godzilla King of the Monsters trailer,
  • Hellboy reboot trailer reactions,
  • Men In Black International trailer,
  • Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse movie review,
  • Mortal Engines box office bomb and thoughts on book to film adaptations,
  • Marvel-Netflix round-up,
  • Mad Max and the wasted resources of the film universe,
  • Science Fiction Christmas movies,
  • Witchcraft trials here in Timmins,
  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,
  • Hobbit homes and communes,
  • Muppets death battle hypothetical scenario

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Flashback Podcast - 226

Flashback Podcast - 226

December 16, 2018

Flashback podcast time!

Remember 2016? Remember when Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released? What about the hiatus that the Rusted Robot took while it was searching for a new co-host? Turbulent times my friends.

This week, after a quick introduction to set the stage, we replay the original 'Josh and Kitty join the crew' episode. That's right! We are repeating episode 91!


91: The Rust Force Awakens

January 17, 2016

The Rusted Robot podcast is back and ready for action: 

  • We talk Star Wars: The Force Awakens,
  • Babylon 5,
  • Batman art show at Jump City,
  • Alan Rickman,
  • Marina Sirtis coming to Timmins,
  • Deadpool and movie snobbery,
  • and so much more!

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TMNT 2: DrUNk WAtcH - 225

TMNT 2: DrUNk WAtcH - 225

December 9, 2018

TMNT 2 Drunk Watch!

The Rusted Robot gang celebrated their 200th episode by getting drunk and watching the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie. After recording that episode they decided to watch the second Turtles film. They were still drunk. Maybe more drunk than they had planned on. So they recorded themselves and the movie and commented as it played, all the while never knowing if the recording would ever be released. Here it is! You are about to listen to a unique moment in time.

Enjoy our witty comments. Watch the movie along with us! Leave a 5 star review in the pod catcher of your choice. Find us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, FaceBook and everywhere else!

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