Rusted Robot 218: The Young Female Heroine Trope

The main topics on this week’s episode of The Rusted Robot Podcast are the Venom movie, Star Trek Discovery, Doctor Who’s new season starting this weekend, the new BumbleBee trailer, and the female hero!

Star Trek: Discovery premieres its first Short Treks episode called “Runaway” and we provide a quick reaction and review.

Doctor Who returns this weekend and we’re discussing our love of the Doctor as well as why they waited so long for this season to come out.

The BumbleBee trailer is here and we review it and we have a bit of Transformers movie universe talk.

Dark Phoenix – a new X-Men universe film trailer is here and we break it down and talk a bit about the state of the film franchise.

Venom – the wait is over and we give a quick review of the film.

Mortal Engines – the latest trailer is here but we don’t play it in this episode because it’s weird and it makes no sense.

A lengthy chat about female heroes, female movie tropes, the advantages and the drawbacks.

Night Terrors Film Fest 3 is here in Timmins and we talk Jaws, the first of 4 classic films to be shown this month.

Steel City NerdCon wrap and review.

We play the trailer for season 2 of Discovery after the end credits so stick around all the way through!

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