The Rusted Robot Podcast Founded in 2014, The Rusted Robot Podcast is a current events style show, where we discuss the latest in pop culture entertainment. We are your weekly dose of geek-style pop culture news, with a focus on comics, trailers, casting news, science breakthroughs and anything robot related.

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  • Desert Island Star Trek - 268
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on November 17, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Desert Island Star Trek. What is that? This week, we take a look back in time. The year was 2014. The Rusted Robot Podcast was less than a year old. We were trying to make a name for ourselves by guesting on as many other podcasts as we could. The Ten Forward Podcast is the reason the Rusted Robot exists. If not for Sina and her crew, no one would have heard of us. This episode is the second time we came on as guests. Shawn spoke with Paul and Jarman about his 5 favourite episodes of Star Trek. The 5 episodes he would take if he were stranded on a desert island...hence, Desert Island Star Trek! Who knew that 5 years later Shawn, Jarman and Paul would have all become such amazing friends. Get ready for a trip down memory lane. The nostalgia engines are running hot! This is Shawn's Desert Island Star Trek! This week's podcast promo: The 42 Cast

  • Why Did Earth Explode - 267
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on November 10, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Humanity will always be destroyed by robots. The time lines are ragged, but there's no time for grief--we gotta live! So why did the Earth explode? Let's find out! Terminator Dark Fate review. Shawn watched the movie and gives an in depth review of the film. There are spoilers from 9:31 until the 16 minute mark. Josh gives us a quick round up of the Anime he's been watching. Peter Cullen to receive a lifetime achievement award for voice acting. Another Life gets a second season order from Netflix. The Invisible Man trailer. The Dragon Prince season 3 trailer. 3022 trailer. The Batman cast announcements are coming and they're impressive. Darkside Collectibles 1/3 scale Captain Spock statue. This week's podcast promo: ESDCU

  • That Star Wars Feeling - 266
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on November 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    A heavy focus on that Star Wars feeling this week! We have the latest news on what is happening with the Star Wars franchise. Those guys from Game of Thrones are out! And we sprinkle Star Wars references throughout the episode. Jumanji The Next Level releases its final trailer. What do we think? Little Joe's trailer gives us a lot to talk about. The idea brings back memories of the original Star Trek episode, This Side of Paradise. Daybreak on Netflix has a lot going for it. Into The Spider-Verse 2 has a release date. Also in this episode, we chat about Hallowe'en, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, Pokemon and Magic cards and turning cards into a Turing computer. We also talk about Josh in the dating game and several other podcasts. Podcasts mentioned this week include Lore, Tales, Mission Log, Soul Forge, A Play on Nerds, and LeVar Burton Reads. This week's podcast promo: Nerdlanta

  • Space Guns and Subverted Expectations - 265
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on October 27, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Not another Hallowe'en Special! After talking about some local events, such as the NOE Hallowe'en dance, and the Night Terrors Film Fest, we transition over to space news, trailers, and a special report on War of the Worlds. Quantum Supremacy. NASA and Google have achieved a milestone in quantum computing. A quick review of The Exorcist and An American Werewolf in London. Our UK Correspondant gives us a special history lesson on H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. This leads us into a talk about magazines from the 1800s and space travel. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker released the final trailer. We have a few things to say about it. BLOODSHOT is the latest trailer starring Vin Diesel. Is it a remake of Universal Soldier? Could it be something more? In Star Trek and space news, we see the new admiral uniform for Jean-Luc Picard. NASA has new space suits and the first ever all female spacewalk just occurred. Thunder Force is an upcoming Netflix superhero film starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer. We are hoping it's not all fat jokes. This week's podcast promo: Earth Station One

  • Ghosts, Demons, Zombies & Vampires - 264
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on October 20, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Trailers, superheroes, monsters, casting news and film festivals! We are talking about Stephen King movies. We are talking about ghosts, demons, zombies, vampires and other monsters. With a fun discussion about our favourite Stephen King movies or miniseries. Pet Sematary was the latest film to be featured at Timmins' Night Terrors Film Fest. Does anyone remember Golden Years? The Turning trailer is extra dark and extra creepy. No idea what is happening but it involves children, their nanny, and an old mansion. Venom 2 casts Naomie Harris at Shriek. Zoe Kravitz is cast as Catwoman in Matt Reeves' The Batman. The red band trailer for Terminator Dark Fate is here. We have a fun discussion about Linda Hamilton, and the life-like mass of the robots. Robert Downey Jr is Doolittle. The trailer is here and we have it. CGI and talking animals are always a winning combination. Jessica Jones and Marvel and Netflix. We're wrapping up our discussion because there are no more series to watch. This week's podcast promo: Terminus Doctor Who Podcast

  • Tea Party With A Corpse - 263
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on October 13, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    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
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on October 6, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    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
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on September 22, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    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
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on September 15, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    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
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on September 9, 2019 at 12:09 am

    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
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on September 1, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    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
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on August 25, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    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
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on August 18, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    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
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on August 11, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    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
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on August 4, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    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

  • So Furry It Tickles - 253
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on July 28, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Marvel, Star Trek, time travel, trailers and more! Marvel announces all the movies in the MCU for the next 2 upcoming years, Stan Lee will get part of a street in the Bronx named after him due to a recent vote by the New York City council, Wesley Snipes responds to Marvel recasting his Blade character, X-Men Dark Phoenix is getting rebranded for its home video release in hopes of making a profit, Zombieland 2: Double Tap trailer A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood trailer Star Trek Short Trek Comic Con trailer Star Trek Picard trailer Levar Burton Reads podcast discussion, Mumm Ra statue review from Sideshow Toys, Terminator style time travel hypothetical scenario question Jeremy Kemp 1935 - 2019 Rutger Hauer 1944 - 2019 This week's podcast promo: The 42 Cast

  • To The Moon & Beyond - 252
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on July 21, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! San Diego Comic Con news, and the July issue of the UK Correspondant. 50 years after Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon, conspiracy theories, jobs and money on the moon colonies, the recent lunar eclipse, going back to the moon. Were the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles monsters? The Walking Dead movie is going to theatres. Edward Furlong will return as John Connor in Terminator Dark Fate. Star Trek headlines of the week and the Picard trailer. Cats - the musical as a theatrical film. The Movies That Made Us coming to Netflix. Mattel to release the Origins Line of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in late 2020. With all new sculpts and more points of articulation, they will be available at the same time as the new MOTU film. Childhood toy memories. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes movie reboot starts filming. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot movie lists an impressive cast. Brandon Routh will once again be playing Superman in the DCTV Crisis on Infimite Earths tv event this fall. This week's podcast promo: Earth Station One

  • Space Dogs and Moon Treks - 251
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on July 14, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Robots, dogs, movies, Area 51, the postal system and Star Trek! Happy 79th birthday to Patrick Stewart, and happy Con Air Day to the rest of you. On this episode we discuss random movie memories from childhood, Josh tells us about the oddities of the Japanese postal system, and we take a look at the latest TV and movie news. We also say goodbye to our favourite nerdy website, ThinkGeek. Area 51 - it looks as though the Army of Unfuckable Hate Nerds are set to storm Area 51 on September 20th in order to get 'the truth' India is set to launch a space probe that will land on the Moon's south pole in early September. Further launches hope to see them land people on the moon in 2022. Another Life - we discuss the trailer for the Neflix orginal series starring Katee Sackhoff. The series drops on July 25. Doctor Who's K-9 will be getting its own children's show. No word on who is producing the series or when it will be released. Also no word on if the Doctor will be seen or referenced. Mortal Kombat - the new movie that is coming in 2021 has been confirmed to be R-rated, and will included Fatalities. In Star Trek news, Star Trek Picard has released a teaser poster. It's a man and his dog. The art looks great. Fans are busy speculating and ripping the poster apart for meaning. Trek author David Mack has been named as consultant on the upcoming animated Trek series Lower Decks. He is also involved in either the new Nickelodeon children's CG Trek, or another altogether third cartoon Trek. RIP: Eddie Jones 1934 - 2019 Rip Torn 1931 - 2019 This week's podcast promo: Myopia Defend Your Childhood

  • Even Dead I'm The Hero - 250
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on July 7, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Spider-Man Far From Home review, comic book and movie news, and action figures! This week on the podcast, we are celebrating our 250th episode. We have feedback and segment suggestions. We have a couple of movies to discuss. And as always, we are having a great time, drinking tea, and laughing. Spider-Man Far From Home - a look at the film, some discussion, and our reviews, Star Trek Picard names Michael Chaban as showrunner, Expendables 4 update, Charlie's Angels, Jumanji Next Level, I Am Mother, Hell on Wheels, Star Trek action figures and Lord of the Rings, Comic book news: Katie tells us about the new Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen comics that are our and on the way. We also learn all about the graphic novel Manfred the Man - Manfred Saves the Day. This week's podcast promo: DragonCon Khan Report

  • What We Left Behind - 249
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on June 30, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a divisive series. Some fans absolutely love it, while others do not consider it to be very trekkie. No matter your opinion, it is an essential component of the Star Trek universe. Last month saw the release of the documentary about the series. Friend of the podcast, Daniel Peter Hitch, has seen the film and gives us 2 reviews. After some pop culture news of the week, our episode will feature a 7 minute, spoiler-free review of the documentary. After a promo for another podcast here on the ESO Network, Dan gives us a 24 minute spoiler-filled review. Danny Boyle says there is a new 28 Days Later film in the working stages, Star Trek Discovery season 3 to feature a non-binary character, RIP Max Wright (Willie Tanner from ALF) 1943 - 2019 This week's podcast promo: Terminus Doctor Who Podcast