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Tea Party With A Corpse - 263

Tea Party With A Corpse - 263

October 13, 2019

Star Trek, Star Wars, Anime, Reboots, Spinoffs and more!

New York Comic Con released all the trailers last weekend. This weekend we have some serious discussions about these trailers.

Star Trek Picard - this trailer gave us the feels. We break down certain aspects that leave us with some serious questions.

Star Trek Discovery - a quick trailer for season 3 with some fascinating ideas. Josh hates it. Shawn loves it. What is actually happening?

Lost in Space - a perplexing trailer for season 2. We have no idea as to the story. All we know is that Will is looking for his robot.

Star Trek Short Treks are back.

Batwoman premiered last weekend. It was mediocre at best, but more viewing is required for a better opinion.

Anime news from Josh. He watched the first episodes of No Gun Life, and Welcome to Demon School.

Wedge Antilles to return in Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker.

Animaniacs original voice cast to return for the reboot in 2020 on Hulu.

John Wick - the franchise is getting a female-centric spinoff with the upcoming film Ballerina.

Harley Quinn is featured in the new trailer for Birds of Prey. It looks difficult to watch.

David Harbour wants to reboot and star in a remake of Con Air.

Fright Night was the film of the week at the most recent Night Terrors Film Fest showing here in Timmins.

RIP Alexei Leonov - the first person to walk in space 1934 - 2019

This week's podcast promo: PWR Spot Show

Stan Lee, SpaceX, Spider-Man, NYCC and More - 262

Stan Lee, SpaceX, Spider-Man, NYCC and More - 262

October 6, 2019

Spider-Man is back in the MCU, Stan Lee is becoming an action figure, Elon Musk is buidling a starship, and trailers are dropping everywhere!

Star Trek Picard dropped a teaser trailer before we started recording. Then they released a full trailer. Star Trek Discovery released its season 3 trailer. Lost in Space season 2 is coming to Netflix on December 24th.

Stan Lee is being honored by Hasbro. A six inch action figure will be sold in the Spring of 2020 for about $24.99

Elon Musk says his SpaceX Starship will be ready for launch in about 6 months.

Astronaut and teacher Christa McAuliffe to be commemorated with a $1 silver coin in 2021 to mark the 35th anniversary of the Challenger disaster.

Disney and Sony reach a deal. Spider-Man will be featured in a 3rd film in the Homecoming series.

We discuss The War of the Worlds trailer. The series is coming to BBC One. We've seen the first episode of Evil and will continue watching. Disenchantment and Wu Assassins on Netflix are pretty great. Pippi Longstocking will be getting another movie.

Anime is here again! Josh gives us a breakdown on the new season of anime shows.

Local stuff: Steel City Nerdcon, Night Terrors Film Fest, NOE Halloween Dance and Timmins Symphony Orchestra. Josh tells us about his recent hunting trip.

This week's podcast promo: Nerdbliss, and ESO Patreon

Area 51 Live On Location - 261

Area 51 Live On Location - 261

September 22, 2019

The raid on Area 51 took place this weekend and the Rusted Robot Podcast was live on location to bring you all of the details! We go inside the gates to get you, our loyal listeners, all of the classified information.

Batman Day is September 21st. We have some Batman stories to share with all of you.

Steel City Nerd Con is coming next weekend. Shawn and Robin will be in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to take part in the event. Come join them at the Bushplane Heritage Museum.

Rambo Last Blood. Is this Rambo's final mission? Shawn has seen the film and he is not certain that there will be no more Rambo stories. Was it a good film? No. Was it entertaining? Yes.

Star Trek Discovery wins its first Emmy Award. We have those details, and the information regarding its recent wins at the Saturn Awards.

Robert Downey Jr. is coming back to the MCU. He is set to play Tony Stark/Iron Man in the upcoming Black Widow origin film.

Battlestar Galactica is coming back to TV screens. NBC's new streaming service, Peacock, is looking to tell more stories in the BSG universe.

DCTV is coming back. We talk about the crossover event, Batwoman and the end of Arrow.

Star Trek Picard could start filming season 2 as early as March 2020.

Raising Dion trailer. Netflix has a new superhero show coming this fall.

Hell On Wheels was an amazing series on AMC. Shawn has finished watching it and gives his take.

All Elite Wrestling will be debuting a new show in 10 days. Robin is excited.

Aron Eisenberg 1969 - 2019. We play a YouTube tribute from TriAngulum Audio Studios

This week's podcast promo: Geekly Oddcast

Horror Films & Night Terrors

Horror Films & Night Terrors

September 15, 2019

In depth look at horror films.

This week's podcast will discuss Timmins' Night Terrors Film Fest, the best horror films of the year, Paul's top 10 science fiction films, some TV and more.

Devil's Revenge trailer. William Shatner and Jeri Ryan star in this direct to video film. It looks bad. It looks cheesy. We will watch it on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

TV show discussion. Robin finally got around to watching Dark Matter on Netflix, and he gives us his opinion. Eddie tells us a bit about season 3 of Glow.

It Chapter 2 is now in the theatre. Eddie has seen it. He gives us his breakdown, opinion and a rating.

Our UK Correspondant Paul (Firbob) Wright hits us with his top 10 favourite sci fi films of all time.

Eddie fills us in on the best horror films of the year. He gives us his top 5 favourite classic horror films. And he tells us all about the Night Terrors Film Fest being held this October here in Timmins.

We have the cast details for the upcoming Suicide Squad film.

RIP Eddie Money 1949 - 2019

This week's podcast promo: Watchathon of Rassilon

Joker, DragonCon, Toys, Dinosaurs and Mead - 259

Joker, DragonCon, Toys, Dinosaurs and Mead - 259

September 8, 2019

DragonCon 2019 wrap-up, movie trailers, toys, time travel and drinks!

This week we discuss Shawn's travel to Atlanta for DragonCon 2019. As we talk about the week's geeky topics, we throw in several DragonCon anecdotes. We talk about the panels and the people at this year's convention.

Terminator Dark Fate released a trailer and we discuss all the relevant details. We relate this film to those that have come before it. Are we excited? What are we most looking forward to? Is Linda Hamilton still hot?

Joker. The last trailer is here. We give the film a solid discussion.

Top 10 movie feedback. Mike from the Gatecast podcast (@jarrak on Twitter) responds to last week's episode with his own favourite films.

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have a new limited run comic book series. Kitty from Jump City Comics gives us all the details.

Season 3 of The Toys That Made Us is coming soon to Netflix. We have the release date and details on the upcoming episodes.

Other random items on this episode include BH90210, Another Life, The Matrix 4, and the Johns of action films. We have our answers to the time travel scenario that Josh posited in our recent hypothetical. And we discuss bees, weddings, the origin of the honeymoon, sweet tea and mead.

This week's podcast promos: Thundertalk, and Double Edged Double Bill

Shawn’s Top 10 Science Fiction Movies - 258

Shawn’s Top 10 Science Fiction Movies - 258

September 1, 2019

The best science fiction films according to host Shawn!

The only criteria for this list: the movies have to have been produced before the year 2000 so as to have achieved some sort of classic status. We do discuss some recent films in our honourable mention category.

Sit back and relax as Shawn tells you why these films are his favourites.

This week's podcast promo: Metal Geeks

The British Invasion - 257

The British Invasion - 257

August 25, 2019

Paul and Dan from jolly ole England take over the podcast for a special extended edition of the UK Correspondant feature.

The UK boys are talking about all kinds of geek-centric things. First they start off with a bit about their lives and who they are, including an in depth chat about the Naval dockyard that Dan works at.

As this episode was recorded on August 19th, they talk about famous people born on that date. This includes Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Two Star Trek stars born on that day include Jonathan Frakes and Diana Muldaur. Orville Wright was also born on the same day which leads our hosts into some chatter about flight.

Paul talks about the Hollywood studio zone and how this has affected film production over the decades.

Dan brings us news about biodiversity and the possible extinction of bananas.

We learn about the wisemen of Gotham and how this ties into the Gotham of the DC Comics Batman universe.

Netflix has a new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe television series in the works. It is coming from the mind of Kevin Smith.

The episode is finished with talk about orbital refueling and an upcoming Star Trek podcast hosted by Daniel Peter Hitch.

This week's podcast promo: Geekly Oddcast

The One Where Shawn Gets Shot - 256

The One Where Shawn Gets Shot - 256

August 18, 2019

Movies, casting news, guns, TV shows and books!

This week we're talking about some old television shows you may remember, such as Babylon 5, Se7en Days, Roswell, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We also talk about Rambo, Kidnap, Plastic Crack, eBay and Amazon.

In comic book news we have the story of Spider-Gwen and the Spider-Verse. Stay tuned for Gwen's new name and comic book title, Ghost Spider. Our book this week is a graphic novel, fairy tale type story called Little Red Wolf. Kitty has all the details.

Josh tells us about his favourite new anime. It's called Food Wars and it's all about cooking challenges. Josh also regales us with talk about guns and skeet shooting.

Ewan McGregor is rumoured to be cast once again as Obi Wan Kenobi. However, it won't be a Star Wars movie, it will be a 6 episode series on Disney+

Wesley Snipes is reportedly going to be playing Dracula in the reboot of Marvel's Blade.

World Art Drop Day is coming soon. Spread some positive vibes in the world by participating.

This week we lost:

Peter Fonda 1940 - 2019

Barbara March 1953 -2019

This week's podcast promo: Flopcast


The Sound of Science Fiction - 255

The Sound of Science Fiction - 255

August 11, 2019

Movies, television, science fiction, fantasy, and real life. The Rusted Robot Podcast has you covered in all categories.

This week we try to calculate the Dragon Con equation. What is the best way to get there from here?

The Boys is on Amazon Video and we have seen it. We give our take on the series and provide you with some warnings just in case you are easily offended.

Another Life on Netflix. Shawn loved it. Josh couldn't finish it. Why do the hosts have such differing opinions? Tune in to find out!

In science headlines we talk about the possibility of life beyond Earth. There may be a habitable planet a mere 31 light years away.

Sound engineers have a unique job in movie making. We take a look behind the scenes when it comes to the sounds of science fiction.

Event Horizon is a cult classic film from the year 1997. Amazon wants to bring it back to life as a television series. How can this possibly work?

In real life, Josh recently had a birthday and Shawn gives him a gift live on the air. Shawn went roller skating for the first time this century. And we talk about some movies we have seen recently such as It, Anna and the Apocalypse, Repli-Kate, Robot and Frank.

This week's podcast promo: Pop Culture Cosmos

Pop Culture Police - 254

Pop Culture Police - 254

August 4, 2019

Brother Robin joins Shawn to talk about the latest in pop culture.

Quentin Tarantino and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood are discussed and dissected. There is also speculation on a Tarantino Star Trek future.

Another Life on Netflix. The show has been watched and our opinions vary regarding its watchabllity.

The Boys is a superhero show with a twist on Amazon. We haven't watched it yet, but we play the violent, swear-filled trailer at the end of the episode.

Robin talks a little bit about his life since quitting podcasting and moving up to Timmins to live with his big brother. We have an idea for a new podcast that we could co-host together. We call it the Pop Culture Police Podcast. 

A mini review of the Spider-Man video game on the PS4.

A story about Shawn's recent venture playing a robot on a blind date to help our friend Karen with an item for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt.

Dragon Con is a major convention in Atlanta at the end of August. Shawn has a chance to go.

Star Trek Wine and the Star Trek headlines of the week.

The Arrowverse and the crossover event of Crisis of Infinite Earths is coming this fall and Robin is extremly excited about it.

Wesley Snipes, Blade and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Special shout out to the boys from the A Play On Nerds podcast.

This week's podcast promo: Cigar Nerds