The Rusted Robot
Space, Time and Carl Reiner - 298

Space, Time and Carl Reiner - 298

July 5, 2020

Star Wars, Space Force, The 6th Day, Replicas and more! This episode of Rusted Robot Podcast is all about space, time and Carl Reiner!

Carl Reiner (1922 - 2020) had a long and successful career. This edition of Celebrity Death of the Week is a bit of a super-sized version. We discuss some of Carl's work, his awards, and then we play a little game where we try to figure out if we have seen or heard of his films.

Star Wars rumours recently posited the idea that Lucasfilm wanted to banish the new trilogy in favour of something else. As of this recording, those rumours are apparently false.

Kanye West for President? The news on Twitter is that the singer is launching his bid for president. Is it real, a publicity stunt or something else? Only time will tell.

Replicas, is a 2018 film starring Keanu Reeves. It's not the best movie, but it sure makes you think. We have a spoiler filled review of the movie.

Robin wraps up his viewing of Space Force, and tells us about his rewatch of TMNT 1990, and The 6th Day.

Star Trek: Lower Decks. The cartoon is finally coming to television. We have the release date!

This week's podcast promos: But First Let's Talk Nerdy, and ESO Patreon

Batman Forever Again - 297

Batman Forever Again - 297

June 28, 2020

Batman fever is here! Dungeons and Dragons food, action figures, trailers and more!

Michael Keaton is in talks to once again play Batman. He will be playing alongside Ezra Miller's Flash in the Flashpoint movie.

In Wrestling news, after 30 years in the busness, the Undertaker retires. But is this really the end for him?

Gremlins 3 may or may not be a thing. With no official greenlight or release date, it could eventually be a reboot or a sequel. In reality, there is no official news of any kind on the project.

Unsolved Mysteries! We have the trailer for the reboot of the series. It will be heading to Netflix sometime later this year.

Ernest if coming back to screens! The Jim Varney documentary, The Importance of Being Ernest has a fun trailer. We are looking forward to learning more!

Dungeons and Dragons cookbook. Hero's Feast will showcase nearly 80 recipes for adventurers to try.

The Boys season 2 is coming September 4th. There will be 8 new episodes. We have a teaser trailer.

Talking about cancel culture and the lessons of history.

TMNT and Stan Lee action figures review.

A huge congrats to Steve from A Play On Nerds Podcast on the birth of his second child.

We have the first episode of the Cosmic Pizza Podcast.

RIP - Joel Schumacher

This week's podcast promo: Watch-a-thon of Rassilon

Dads of Science Fiction - 296

Dads of Science Fiction - 296

June 21, 2020

Top 10 dads of science fiction and fantasy. We have the list of the best dads in science fiction, but we also talk about some of the worst dads as well! Who made the list? Do you have a favourite father of sci-fi?

The teaser trailer for Zack Snyder's cut of Justice League has been released. We have a few details of the upcoming HBO Max film.

Star Trek updates of the week! Season 2 of Picard will be sure to feature more of Starfleet. Lower Decks will be PG-13, and possible feature some of our favourite Next Gen era characters.

Replika is your new chatbot AI companion. If you've seen the movie Her, you know exactly what this new app is all about. We have the specs and details of your new AI friend.

Hasbro Marvel Legends has a new toy for you. It's the Deadpool animatronic talking head. With about 600 lines of dialogue, you won't want to miss this!

Ian Holm 1931 - 2020

This week's podcast promo: ThunderTalk

Sky Full Of Stars - 295

Sky Full Of Stars - 295

June 14, 2020

Was The Dukes of Hazzard a racist show? On this week's Rusted Robot Podcast we take a look at some of what is happening around the world. NASCAR bans the Confederate flag. The Duke boys are facing criticism, but were they a tool of racism? What about sexism and fat shaming?

Saturday morning cartoons of the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s. If you love cartoons from that era, you will love the Best Saturdays of Our Lives Podcast!

Bill and Ted Face the Music. The first teaser trailer is here.

Wonder Woman 84 is moving its release date yet again.

Playstation 5 console revealed. Find out what people are saying, and how they are reacting to its sleek look.

San Diego Comic Con news! The SDCC may have been cancelled, but they are holding a free virtual comiccon@home. We have the details here!

Denny O'Neil, legendary Batman comic writer passes away at the age of 81.

This week's podcast promo: Pop Culture Cosmos


Collecting Collectibles - 294

Collecting Collectibles - 294

June 7, 2020

Talking about collecting and collectibles on this week's episode.

We also discuss some current events, but don't get too deep into that. Leaving that for the well informed experts is the best solution.

The Looney Tunes are getting rebooted and there are too many changes to the characters. Mortal Kombat 11 allows you to play Robocop and the Terminator.

The collecting collectibles segment is filled with fun stories, history and information. Talking about action figures, ornaments, art work, props and prop replicas, busts, statues, comics, books, Lego and so much more.

This week's podcast promos: Nerdbliss, and Nerdlanta

Bob and Doug Go To SpaceX - 293

Bob and Doug Go To SpaceX - 293

May 31, 2020

Bob and Doug go to SpaceX!

SpaceX is the first private company to launch astronauts into space and dock with the International Space Station.

Monkeys in India break out of a lab with stolen Covid-19 blood samples. This is like a scene from Planet of the Apes.

A bizarre metal skull of unknown origin is discovered in Maine. We don't know the date of manufacture or where it came from.

The Cosmic Pizza Podcast is coming soon!

Pop Culture Viewing:

  • The 100
  • Space Force
  • Into The Night
  • Trailer Park Boys (animated series)
  • Dark Side of the Ring (Owen Hart story)

Stargirl has been released but we haven't seen it yet. And Zack Snyder's Justice League director's cut will be coming to HBO in 2021.

Casting News:

  • X-Men's Rogue could be in Captain Marvel 2
  • Henry Cavill to reprise role as Superman
  • Mark Hamill to voice Skeletor in Masters of the Universe
  • JK Simmons signs for multiple films as J Jonah Jameson
  • Tom Eliis signs on for Lucifer season 6

This week's podcast promo: Metal Geeks

Strange New Worlds - 292

Strange New Worlds - 292

May 24, 2020

Star Trek, Gargoyles, Vampires, Star Wars, and more...

Star Trek Strange New Worlds is bringing us more Captain Pike. We have waited a year for this exciting news and now it is official! Anson Mount returns as Pike for some episodic adventures aboard the original USS Enterprise.

The Batwoman CW series is facing an uncertain future as Ruby Rose leaves the title character after the first season.

The Mandalorian casts Katie Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze. She will appear in the second season coming to TV screens this fall.

Gargoyles could return as a live-action movie. It is also possible that Jordan Peele will be involved. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

Jason Momoa and Peter Dinklage are expected to be cast in a new vampire movie. Good, Bad and Undead is a buddy comedy in the same vein as Midnight Run.

The Delta Flyers Podcast. We've heard the first few episodes and the verdict is in.


Jerry Stiller 1927 - 2020

Fred Willard 1933 - 2020

Lynn Shelton 1965 - 2020

Rick May 1940 - 2020

This week's podcast promo: The Flopcast

Living Forever Like Tardigrades - 291

Living Forever Like Tardigrades - 291

May 10, 2020

Rusted Robot Radio returns with another fact-filled edition.

Demolition Man, The Mandalorian, National Treasure and more!

Cancelled and renewed TV shows of 2020. We have the list of everything you have or have not been watching.

Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, will play Boba Fett in Season 2 of Disney+'s The Mandalorian.

Demolition Man 2 is in the works. Sylvester Stallone dropped this bombshell at a recent Q&A. There are no details on the plot or the cast.

National Treasure has a lot going on. We will soon be treated to a third film in the franchise. Disney+ is also developing a TV show based on the film series.

Space Force! We have the Netflix trailer and all the casting news.

Tardigrades can live forever. Scientists have the answer as to why. Will this help us humans with space travel?


Roy Horn 75, Little Richard 87

This week's podcast promo: ESDCU

Geek Walk, Nerd Talk, Dalek - 290

Geek Walk, Nerd Talk, Dalek - 290

May 3, 2020

Geek walk, nerd talk, Dalek! It's another experimental episode of The Rusted Robot Podcast.

As of late, there hasn't been any new pop culture to talk about. That's a difficult situation for a current events pop culture podcast to find itself in. So what's a podcast host to do? Time to try some new and different things to keep the masses entertained! You're all in for a treat this week. I've taken the show on the road, so to speak. While delivering the mail this week, I plugged in my headset and recorded a walk and talk style episode. You will get to hear me for a portion of my day while I am working as a Canada Post delivery agent. So what did I talk about?

Dogs were the first thing on my find. Not to be a stereotype, but dogs hate mail carriers. Naturally I decided to talk a little bit about my experience with dogs.

And then I talked a tiny amount about the recent lack of pop culture. And how bored I have become. Which is unusual. So you will get to hear about The Midnight Gospel. This is a weird new show from Netflix that combines science fiction with existential philosophy. The Olympus Has Fallen film series is also discussed and briefly reviewed.

Then I talk about the world of podcasting. I mention podcasts I have been a part of. And I talk about my plans for the future of podcasts. And I ask you to support the show if you are able by going to

Collectible are mentioned. The Star Trek starships from EagleMoss Publishing are a main topic. You get to learn about my recent experiences with that company.

And finally, a robot profile. I have been saving a recording from our old friend Kiall. He sent me a profile about the Daleks from Doctor Who way back in 2014. I finally play his clip here on this show.

This week's podcast promo: Earth Station Who

A Trek Through Time - 289

A Trek Through Time - 289

April 26, 2020

It's always a good time for time travel. Welcome to a very special episode of The Rusted Robot Podcast. Sit down, strap in, and get ready to break the temporal prime directive. Join Shawn, Dan and Paul as they attempt to journey to the city on the edge of forever.

On this episode we take a look behind the scenes of recording a podcast episode. In this case, you will hear the raw audio as Shawn, Dan and Paul record an episode of the Temporal Trek Podcast. If you're not listening to Dan's new Star Trek podcast, it is not too late!

The idea behind Temporal Trek is looking at each moment in time in Star Trek in chronological order. This week we go to Earth in 1930. The synopsis for The City On The Edge of Forever is: after a heavily medicated Doctor Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley) travels back in time and changes history, Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and Spock (Leonard Nimoy) follow him to correct the timeline. In doing so, Kirk falls in love with Edith Keeler (Joan Collins), but realizes that in order to save his future, he must allow her to die.

Join us as we go on a trek through time.

This week's podcast promo: Earth Station One Podcast