The Rusted Robot
Anime Is Just Fancy Cartoons - 286

Anime Is Just Fancy Cartoons - 286

April 5, 2020

Happy First Contact Day!

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? Shawn took Josh's advice and watched a complete season of an anime series. He will tell you what he thought about it.

Star Trek talk. It's your favourite part of the podcast. What's happening with season 3 of Discovery? Today is First Contact Day. We play an old clip from 2014 where we speculated on the future of the Star Trek franchise.

Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movies are eventually coming. They have been delayed. We have the most recent news.

Train To Busan: Peninsula. There is a sequel coming some time later this year. It's all about the zombies. Looks as great as the first film

We also talk about Wrestlemania, The Platform, Castlevania, Tiger King, Messiah, V- Wars, celeebrity deaths, and so much more.

This week's podcast promos: Cigar Nerds, ESO Patreon

Picard and the Sex Robots

Picard and the Sex Robots

March 29, 2020

Dan and Paul from the UK join Shawn via Skype to chat about the entire series of Star Trek: Picard.

We begin by chatting about pubs of the UK. Is the pub from Shaun of the Dead an actual place? Shawn wants to plan a trip to England to meet his podcasting buddies in real life.

Star Trek: Picard has wrapped its first season. We try to talk about the series without going too deeply into spoiler territory. You will hear what we liked and didn't like about the show. Was Picard even necessary for the plot? Talking about the starships in the series and the CGI. We're breaking down the ideas, the props, the story line and so much more.

Michael Biehn will be in season 2 of the Mandalorian.

This week's podcast promo: DragonCon Report

Hopeful Futures - 284

Hopeful Futures - 284

March 22, 2020

We have hope for the future. The Rusted Robot is here to bring you positivity. Tomorrow is going to be better and brighter. Perhaps we are all going through the Corona crisis right now, but things will improve. Hopeful futures are coming. Just as long as we practice social distancing, hand washing, and all the other measures that will ensure our safely, we will beat this virus together. The species will continue and thrive.

Rusted Robot podcast is committed to bringing you joy and happiness. This is a rare, mostly unedited episode. We have left all the mistakes, flubs, pauses, umms and ahhhs in for a more relaxed, natural episode. Also, I was feeling lazy and didn't want to spend hours editing.

Rosario Dawson to play Ahsoka Tano in season 2 of The Mandalorian.

Kenny Rogers dies as the age of 81.

Wrestling shows, without an audience are weird.

A list of 10 movies that show humanity with a bright future ahead.

We talk a bit about end time movies and TV shows, other podcasts, the Covid-19 pandemic and a few other things. It's a fun episode.

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This week's podcast promo: The 42 Cast

Fun With The Apocalypse - 283

Fun With The Apocalypse - 283

March 15, 2020

End of Times Fun! Pop culture is not immune from the Corona Virus. Everything is out of stock, and all events are canceled, and yet the Rusted Robot Podcast continues to serve you!

Star Trek Picard's episode 8, "Broken Pieces" was released this week. We talk very briefly about the episode so as to not reveal any spoilers.

Dan from the Temporal Trek Podcast gives us some answers and feedback.

Guardians of the Galaxy will be part of Thor: Love and Thunder.

Lost In Space is getting a season 3, but this will be its last.

Greatest sci-fi comedies of all time? We have a list for you to sink your teeth into. And we have a breakdown of some of the delays and cancellations resulting from the Corona plague. We talk a bit too much about how the virus is affecting pop culture and society in general.

Black Widow! The final trailer is here and we have a few thoughts on it. We also talk a bit about Wonder Woman, Superman, and the state of the DC films.

RIP - Max Von Sydow

This week's podcast promo: Watchathon of Rassilon

Not Too Old To Play With Toys - 282

Not Too Old To Play With Toys - 282

March 8, 2020

Batman toys, horse semen, action figures and fast cars!

The Batman's Matt Reeves just released 3 pictures of the new Batmobile. Therefore, we discuss our favourite batmobiles from years gone by. Just what do we think of this new 1970s style car anyway?

Star Trek news! Episode 7 of Picard was incredible. Season 3 of Discovery has wrapped filming and the series has been renewed up to season 5. All the shows have been given at least 2 more seasons. MEGO has revealed images of the upcoming action figure wave. Kenneth Mitchell (Discovery's Kor) reveals ALS diagnosis. William Shatner gets to keep his horse semen in his recent divorce settlement.

SPAWN's Todd McFarlane tells us that a film reboot is on the way. Credits the success of Joker for paving the way for the new movie.

Greyhound! Tom Hanks has a new WW2 movie coming out in June. The trailer brings us to a discussion about water combat and naval warfare.

Robert the Bruce. It's the sequel you didn't want, starring the character you couldn't stand. Coming this April! We talk about genealogy.

Josh recommends a new audio book. The Privateer series by Jamie McFarlane.

Dan Hitch has a new podcast. Subscribe to Temporal Trek today!

This week's podcast promo: Thunder Talk



Evil Houses and Dyson Spheres - 281

Evil Houses and Dyson Spheres - 281

March 1, 2020

Your weekly dose of pop culture geek-style news, views and reviews!

In Star Trek news, there is a rumour that there will be a new live action series starring Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike of the starship Enterprise. No official word yet from CBS. Episode 6 of Picard came out this week and gave us a meeting meeting Hugh and Picard, and Picard meets Soji, the android he's been looking for.

Doctor Who will be bring back John Barrowman. Josh doesn't care for the latest season, and has concerns about the writing.

Other shows we mention include My Little Pony, Gundam, Locke and Key, and Black Mirror.

Tales From The Loop - the trailer for the Amazon original series is out. Something to do with making the impossible possible. We have no idea what to think.

Candyman! The trailer for the remake is here. While it doesn't star Tony Todd it does have him in the cast. This leads us to a whole discussion about horror films.

Leonard Nimoy passed away 5 years ago this week and we mark the occasion. We also have a rousing discussion about Dyson spheres.


Clive Cussler 1931 - 2020

Freeman Dyson 1923 - 2020

This week's podcast promo: Monster Sci Fi Show

Space Pimps & Eye Patches - 280

Space Pimps & Eye Patches - 280

February 23, 2020

Space pimps with feathers in their hats, eye patches, apes and cars!

Star Trek Picard's fifth episode has us excited and ready for more. We laughed, we cried, and now we want more. We learn about Bruce Maddox, 7 of 9, and so much more. We have more Star Trek coming and CBS All Access broke sign up records.

Lucifer may get more seasons at Netflix.

Battlestar Galactica is coming to the Peacock, the new streaming service from NBC launching this summer. It's not a reboot or a re-imagining.

M*A*S*H and anime!

Delorean is set to launch up to 325 new cars in its DMC 12S line. We could be seeing these within the next year.

Planet of the Apes. Rumours are swirling. Will we get a new franchise series, or will the story of Caesar continue?

Amazing Stories trailer. Apple TV is relaunching the classis 1980's series.

This week's podcast promo: Terminus Doctor Who

Harley Quinn & Heavy Metal He-Man - 279

Harley Quinn & Heavy Metal He-Man - 279

February 16, 2020

From Batman to chewing gum, and robots to cartoons. This week your favourite podcast covers a little bit of everything.

Kevin Smith reveals the voice cast for the upcoming animated Netflix series, Masters of the Universe.

Star Trek Picard episode 4 reveals Jeri Ryan's 7 of 9. We discuss how the Borg work as an entity. What is the difference between a Commodore and an Admiral? Star Trek has always been a response to the time period in which it is produced.

Batman The Animated Series will be returning in comic book form.

Stranger Things releases its first teaser trailer for season 4.

The Iron Mask trailer teases us with dragons, Jackie Chan and Arnold!

The God Jesus Robot from Bandai. Produced in 1984, Uranai Robo is a fortune telling robot. It has been some time since we had a robot profile of the week, and this is really something!

Other random items we discuss include: chewing gum, other podcasts, Harley Quinn, and Down-Under Dick.

This week's podcast promo: Pop Culture Cosmos

Fumbling Towards Utopia - 278

Fumbling Towards Utopia - 278

February 9, 2020

Birds of Prey, Picard, Hollywood and comic movies!

The Golden Age of Hollywood becomes a rather fun discussion because we have recently lost some of the very last actors from that era.

Star Trek Picard episode 3 review. We're talking about how much we don't know about the future. Romulans in control of the Federation and Starfleet? Borg, AI, the haves and have nots in a post scarcity utopia? So many questions.

Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey movie review. It was a movie, that's for sure.

X-Men in the MCU? Rogue may be part of Captain Marvel 2. Could this be how they introduce mutants in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Mary Elizabeth Winstead wants to see a sequel to Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. Set about 10 years after the original...will it happen?

Sam Raimi may be the new director of Doctor Strange 2. Bruce Campbell cameo? Will they collapse the multiverse?


Orson Bean 91

Kevin Conway 77

Kirk Douglas 103

This week's podcast promo: Nerdlanta

Saving Hollywood with Robots & Dinosaurs - 277

Saving Hollywood with Robots & Dinosaurs - 277

February 2, 2020

Throat-Punch Katey is here! We've got all the latest pop culture news, reviews, and more!

Star Trek Picard episode 2 review

Lethal Weapon 5 is coming to theatres....perhaps

Transformers reboot in the works with Beast Wars

Netflix talk: Stranger Things, You, The Witcher, Sabrina, Nightflyers

Baby Yoda toys are coming

The Wonderful Agretsco comic

Fast and the Furious 9, Mulan live action remake

Fantasy Island trailer

RIP Mary Higgins Clark, Alan Harris, Marj Dusay

This week's podcast promo: Nerdbliss