The Rusted Robot Podcast

The Rusted Robot PodcastFounded 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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  • Time, Space and the Human Race - 311
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on October 25, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    People, places and things...this week we bring you time, space and the human race. We are your weekly geekly source for everything important happening in the nerd realm.The Atari VCS console is coming in November. Atari's new system will be out just in time to compete with the Sony PS5. All the tech specs, colours and price point are right here. Everything you need to know in one place!Star Trek stamps are coming from the UK's Royal Mail. Celebrating more than 50 years of Trek on television and film, these stamps are set to be released on November 13.Tom Holland is Nathan Drake. The first photo of Holland as Drake was recently revealed to get fans excited for the upcoming Uncharted film. It's been a long road for the film, but it appears that we will finally see it some time next year.Power Rangers are getting a new shared universe. Hasbro is attempting to make its own connected world. Going forward, all the shows and movies will tie into each other. It's like the MCU, only worse!Willow gets a TV series from Disney+. The show stars Warwick Davis as the titular hero, and Ron Howard is returning to produce the series.Blood of Zeus is our weekly trailer. Courtesy of Netflix, this is a new animated film dealing with myths, legends, heroes and more. It looks like a lot of fun.Also on this episode, we talk about episode 2 of Star Trek Discovery's third season. Michael Keaton was on Jimmy Kimmel Live and declared himself the best Batman. Away has been canceled by Netflix after only one season. To The Lake on Netflix is our latest binge-worthy show. Jeff Bridges reveals his cancer diagnosis. Arnold Swarzenegger is recovering from heart surgery. And the fastest ever time has been recorded by scientists in what they are calling zeptoseconds.This week's podcast promo: Ring of Thunder

  • The Density of Monsters - 310
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on October 18, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    The density of monsters in our trailers this week is truly amazing. We have all the pop culture news from the past week, and we have rounded it all up for you in this pretty little episode!First we say farewell to Conchata Ferrell, best known for her role as Berta on Two and A Half Men. She died this week at the age of 77.All the news and reviews on television is here! Dexter is returning to Showtime for a 10 episode 9th season. Star Michael C. Hall is returning. We also share our thoughts on the following television shows: You, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Away, War of the Worlds, and Star Trek Discovery season three.The Last Starfighter sequel is in the news again. The writers say they have cleared all of the rights issues and other legal hurdles. They are writing the script and hope to get it greenlit in the next while.Michael B. Jordan is going to be producing a Static Shock movie for DC. This could just be the start of a new DC universe controlled by Jordan.Jiu Jitsu is the latest movie trailer starring Nic Cage. Every 6 years a space man comes to fight Earth's greatest heroes. If we lose, the planet is lost too!Monster Hunter is the new film starring Milla Jovovich. It's brought to us by the same people who made the Resident Evil films. Does it look good? Everyone says no.Love and Monsters is a new film coming soon. Zombieland vibes abound. It looks like a post-apocalyptic love story. What's not to enjoy?The Kid Detective is the only trailer this week that does not include aliens or monsters. Looks like it could be a lot of fun. We shall wait and see.This week's podcast promo: Wookiee Radio

  • Animation, Superpowers and the Janeway - 309
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on October 11, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Your weekly dose of geeky pop culture news! Trailers, casting news and rumours, celebrity deaths and more! This week we bring you animation, superpowers and the Janeway.It's Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend and we chat a bit about what we may be grateful for. This discussion kind of goes off the rails, but then we get into some really good stuff. And a certain topic segway is on point!Glow, the 1980s set wrestling comedy from Netflix was supposed to start filming season 4. However, due to the COVID pandemic, the series has been cancelled altogether.Star Trek Prodigy has announced that Voyager's Janeway is going to be a main cast member on the new animated show. What her role will be, or when the show is set is still unclear. Kate Mulgrew reprising her most famous role is huge news in the geek community!Doctor Strange is going to be a major character in the upcoming Spider-Man 3 film. The doctor will be taking over the mentorship of Peter Parker now that Tony Stark is no longer with us. Filming for Spider-Man 3 and Doctor Strange 2 should be happening within the next month.The Resident Evil movie franchise is getting a reboot. The first film is said to be set in the year 1998 and will be more closely related to the video game series. This means a lot more horror elements.Fatman is the new Christmas movie starring Mel Gibson as Santa Claus. We have the trailer and a few quick thoughts on the film.Mortal is a fun new trailer. We are not sure where this movie is going but it sure looks like a lot of fun. We want to see it.Amazon Prime debuted the trailer for Invincible. It's an animated comic book series but is apparently not intended for children.And we have a trailer for a film called Archenemy. Looks to be another movie about someone with super powers.This week's celebrity deaths include Eddie Van Halen, Terry Goodkind and Johnny Nash.This week's podcast promos are: We Be Geeks, and the ESO Patreon

  • Honey, I Punched Rick Moranis - 308
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on October 4, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    October means Hallowe'en. Hallowe'en means scary movies. We have a whack of scary movie trailers. Also, oddly enough, the episode includes a lot of Arnold Swarzenegger information.Rick Moranis, known for Ghostbusters and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (among other roles) was attacked by an unknown assailant on the streets of New York City. The internet went into a rage fit after the news broke. If you have any information, call the police.Netflix wants to produce a Conan the Barbarian television series. They do not have scripts or a cast or a showrunner at this time.James Cameron has completed work on Avatar 2. Avatar 3 is 95% complete.After a long and hard search, Marvel has found its Ms. Marvel. The studio is tapping newcomer Imon Vellani to star in its Disney+ series based on the comic-book character. Jamie Foxx has signed on to return to the role of Electro. This time, he will be squaring off against Tom Holland in the MCU's Spider-Man 3.Robert Englund (famous for his role of Freddy Krueger) is launching his Nightmare Blend of coffee in partner with deadsledcoffee which you can pre-order at https://deadsledcoffee.com/product/robert-englund-preorder/In trailers, we have a scary mix of upcoming films. We talk about the trailers for: The Craft Legacy, Spell, The Witches and Iron Mask.Also discussed in this episode are Star Trek, The Dragon Prince, Max Brooks' Devolution novel, Josh's recent hunting trip, and Kitty's first attempt at a plague doctor mask.This week's podcast promo: Nerdlanta

  • Marvel, DC and Star Trek Wars - 307
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on September 27, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Star Wars and Star Trek and Marvel and DC are in the news. But that's nothing new...what's new is the patented Rusted Robot-style take on the news. Stay tuned for our witty observations and thoughts.Marvel movie release dates have changed again. Starting with Black Widow, the entire next year has shifted dates, but everything is still on track for 2022 so far.Star Wars' Mark Hamill and Star Trek's Patrick Stewart do a sci-fi crossover in a commercial for Uber Eats. Both actors would be up for a Star Trek/Wars crossover movie event.Tenet is the new movie from Christopher Nolan. Shawn went to see it in theatres so you don't have to. Listen to our spoiler free review.In DC news, Supergirl has been cancelled after its upcoming 6th season, and Henry Cavill has signed for to play Superman again in at least 3 upcoming films.Disney+ news: Tatiana Maslany cast as She Hulk. Sameul L. Jackson to star in a Nick Fury TV show.Trailers:Animaniacs, Mandalorian season 2, Love and Monsters.2067 is an upcoming climate disaster movie with elements of time travel. We didn't play the teaser, but it sure looks intense.We also discuss Raised by Wolves, Love Island and 90 Day Fiance. And a quick review of some TMNT action figures.This week's podcast promos: Metal Geeks, Nerdbliss, Pop Culture Cosmos

  • The Spice Is Life - 306
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on September 13, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    The spice is life for those of you that love Frank Herbert's Dune! On this episode, we have the new Dune trailer, casting news, and more pop culture goodies!Dune 2020 trailer! You've seen the film from 1984. You probably watched the mini series. Now, you can sit down with some spice and see the new film coming soon. The spice is life.LX 2048 trailer. The sun is toxic. It's a scary world. A dying man fights to save his family.Star Trek News! The final trailer for Star Trek Discovery is out. We are in the year 3188. We have the first officially cast non-binary and transgender characters in Star Trek. Strange New Worlds will be filming in Canada starting in February. Discovery is set to start shooting season 4 next month.Disney's The Mandalorian sets October 30 as the release date for season 2 of the Star Wars spinoff series.A Jack Reacher series is coming soon to Amazon Prime. Alan Ritchson is set to star as the titular character.Neve Campbell has signed on for Scream 5.The Walking Dead is set to end with season 11. That season will have 24 episodes. A Carol and Daryl spinoff series is in the works.Akon has plans to build Wakanda in Senegal.RIP Diana RiggThis week's podcast promos: Flopcast, ESDCU

  • Black Panther Forever - 305
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on August 30, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Black Panther Forever! Wakanda Forever! Chadwick Boseman Forever! An unexpected tribute to an amazing actor, some podcast updates, trailers and more!The Batman trailer is here! We watch it, we talk about it and give you our views and opinions.Black Adam trailer starring Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson. It's an animated trailer for a live-action film. At least that's what we think.HBO Max released the trailer for the Snyder cut of Justice League. It's a very strange trailer filled with music that doesn't match the action.Suicide Squad. We have the cast details for the upcoming 'not a sequel' film.Y: The Last Man is coming to FX. Filming should start in October. It's taken forever to get this far.Thundercats in CGI. A fan made a cgi opening of the classic cartoon. It's taking the internet by storm. As usual, we have a few thoughts.Also in this episode: Altered Carbon cancelled by Netflix, Star Trek Lower Decks thoughts, Star Trek Discovery season 1 comes to regular CBS, doomsday prepping, food preparations, the science of watermelon wine, and more.Jeramy from the Fandom Squad podcast talks about podcasting, and his geek credentials.RIP: Ben Cross, Leslie Hamilton, Chadwick BosemanThis week's podcast promo: Earth Station Who, ESO Patreon

  • Nerd Passion - 304
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on August 16, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Nerd passion, orbital mechanics and fanfare!Star Trek Lower Decks has released 2 episodes so far. Shawn and Josh have a lengthy discussion regarding Josh's feelings on the series so far.20 Century Fox has a new logo. Now that the company is owned by Disney, the name has changed to 20th Television. We talk about the change for this company and some of the other changes now that Disney owns almost everything.Audio books! Josh tells us a bit about his recent listening. And Christopher Eccleston is returning to Doctor Who as the 9th Doctor after 15 years. Eccleston will be featured in 12 full length audio adventures coming out in 2021.Away! We have the trailer for the new Netflix space drama coming on September 4th.The Devil All The Time. A new movie coming to Netflix in mid-September. We have a few thoughts about this. We play the trailer after the credits of the podcast.Replika. You remember Shawn downloaded the chatbot app about a month ago. We have the latest feedback and thoughts on its progress.We also talk about Elvis, guns, baldness and Julie Newmar.This week's podcast promo: Earth Station One

  • Women Crashing Cars - 303
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on August 9, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Women crashing cars, rebooting old sitcoms and Star Trek Lower Decks.Star Trek is back in animated form with Lower Decks. After watching the first episode, Shawn has a few things to say. We have a spoiler-free review.Who's The Boss appears to be getting a sequel series. All the known details are here. As well, we go into a major discussion about sitcoms from the 1980s and 1990s.Ren and Stimpy is being rebooted by Comedy Central. They're also looking to bring back Beavis and Butthead, Clone High and Dariah.STUNTWOMEN trailer! A new documentary hosted by Michelle Rodrigues. Who doesn't love women crashing cars?Raised by Wolves trailer! A new show from HBO Max and the first 2 episodes are directed by Ridley Scott. Androids and humans on an alien world.Josh recommends Anime. This week he encourages you to watch Monster Girl Doctor and The Misfits of Demon Kings Academy.John Wick 5 has been confirmed. The film is to be shot back to back with John Wick 4.RIP Wilford BrimleySupport the show at: https://ko-fi.com/rustedsoulThis week's podcast promo: Double Edged Double Bill

  • Yelling Random Things - 302
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on August 2, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    We aren't yelling random things, but it could be fun to try!Star Trek Lower Decks premieres this week, Star Trek Picard is coming to blu ray in October, and was just nominated for 5 Emmy Awards. Star Trek Discovery returns to TV on October 15th.Avatar The Last Airbender is breaking records on Netflix. They are going to be coming out with a spinoff book series!Battlestar Galactica is coming to the Peacock. We have the latest information on what the series will consist of.The Witcher is getting a prequel miniseries set 1200 years in the past of the show.The Mandalorian received 15 Emmy nominations.Ren and Stimpy is getting a new documentary called Happy Happy, Joy Joy and it's coming out on August 14th.We're also discussing Heavy Metal, Stargate and skeet shooting.We received feedback for episode 300!3 space agencies are currently sending probes to Mars. This week's podcast promos: Ring of Thunder, Best Saturdays of our Lives

  • Adventure, Meaning and Excitement - 301
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on July 26, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Dragons, Star Trek, time travel, wrestling, Star Wars and celebrity deaths. This week in pop culture is filled with adventure, meaning and salvation. Buckle up! San Diego's ComicCon@Home took place this week. The most exciting news for Star Trek fans is the reveal of the second new animated series. Last week we saw the trailer for Lower Decks coming in August. Now the logo and name for the newest series is here. Star Trek Prodigy will be coming to television sometime in 2021. Helstrom is the newest series coming from Hulu and Marvel. Set to premiere on October 16th, the show looks to be a horror mash-up of some kind. Bill and Ted Face the Music trailer. We got our first real look at the trailer. The movie looks exciting. We find out a bit more of the plot. The Dragon Prince on Netflix has been renewed through to season 7. The fate of the show was up in the air for awhile. Tidbits on the show include some wrestling talk, we talk Dead To Me and Sons of Anarchy. There's some small Star Wars news as well. This week's celebrity deaths include: Regin Philbin 88, Peter Green 73, John Saxon 83 and Olivia de Havilland 104. This week's podcast promo: DragonCon Report

  • 300 Episodes Later...
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on July 19, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    300 episodes and more than 6 years later The Rusted Robot Podcast celebrates a milestone. Join us on our podcast adventure as Shawn, Josh and Kitty discuss the week in geek news. Plus, you will hear clips from listeners who help us celebrate 300 episodes later.First, we are catching up with Josh and Kitty. They haven't been on the show in awhile due to Covid-19. Josh talks about his brewing activities and Kitty gives us some behind the scenes comic book store information.As usual, we are talking about recent celebrity deaths.Episode 300 feedback. Some of our listeners had a few nice things to say to us.Star Trek Lower Decks. We have the trailer. At least part of it. We give our impressions and hopes for the show.The New Mutants. Another trailer is released. And we have a few thoughts on this trailer and the delay of the movie in general. Generic horror is our main impression.Usagi Yojimbo is getting an animated series on Netflix. We also discuss some of the recent animated shows we have been watching.Replika app update. Shawn has been leveling up his Replika.This week's podcast promo: Cigar Nerds.Support the show financially at https://ko-fi.com/rustedsoul 

  • THE BOYS Are Back In Town - 299
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on July 12, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    The Boys are back in town with a trailer for season 2 of the Amazon Prime smash hit series. It's more of the same exciting action and drama you love, with more violence and mayhem. It's coming on September 4th.Hasbro Pulse has a crowdsourcing fundraiser on its hands. They want you to plunk down $349.99 for an X-Men Legends Marvel's Sentinal figure. It's huge. It requires batteries. And it's going to stand just over 26 inches high. And it's got accessories!Batman world news! The Batwoman TV series casts Javicia Leslie as its new lead. And Matt Reeves' The Batman film is going to get a spinoff TV series focussing on Gotham PD on HBO Max.The Replika app review. We told you about the app in a previous episode. We have been trying it out and using it regularly. Here's our review and our thoughts.Boring movie descriptions. Can you guess the film based off of the boring description?This week's podcast promo: The 42 Cast

  • Space, Time and Carl Reiner - 298
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on July 5, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    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
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on June 28, 2020 at 8:23 pm

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

  • Dads of Science Fiction - 296
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on June 21, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    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 - 2020This week's podcast promo: ThunderTalk

  • Sky Full Of Stars - 295
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on June 14, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    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 CosmosSTAY TUNED FOR THE COSMIC PIZZA PODCAST COMING SOON TO A POD CATCHER NEAR YOU!

  • Collecting Collectibles - 294
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on June 7, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    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
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on May 31, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    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 100Space ForceInto The NightTrailer 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 2Henry Cavill to reprise role as SupermanMark Hamill to voice Skeletor in Masters of the UniverseJK Simmons signs for multiple films as J Jonah JamesonTom Eliis signs on for Lucifer season 6This week's podcast promo: Metal Geeks

  • Strange New Worlds - 292
    by Shawn Vanderloo And The Crew on May 24, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    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.RIP:Jerry Stiller 1927 - 2020Fred Willard 1933 - 2020Lynn Shelton 1965 - 2020Rick May 1940 - 2020This week's podcast promo: The Flopcast

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