The Witch, The Slave Girl and Pi – Rusted Robot Podcast 314

Space travel, watching classic movies with kids, sequels and racial stereotypes!

This week we have trailers for several slightly different genre films. We talk about some things we watched this week, and we give you the latest news on upcoming films and television shows.

Come Play featurette: not quite a trailer, but more of a behind the scenes look at a new horror film made with practical effects like those of the 1980s.

Superintelligence is a trailer featuring Melissa McCarthy. There is an AI and it might try to blow up the world. Coming to HBO this month.

Breach is the new Bruce Willis action flick set in space. Looks like a cross between Die Hard, Aliens, and a zombie movie.

Josh and Kitty watched The Matrix and Conan the Barbarian with their 11 year old son. They tell us a bit about that experience. And that is where we get the title The Witch, The Slave Girl and Pi from. Shawn watched part of Breakfast At Tiffany’s but fell asleep. Also this week, we continued with Blood of Zeus, finished Warrior Nun, and talk about episode 5 of Star Trek Discovery‘s third season.

Also watched this week and discussed are: The Old Guard, In The Shadow of the Moon, Peppermint and Gemini Man.

We have sequels coming up. Short Circuit is getting a remake. This leads us to a chat about racial stereotypes in cinema. Bloodshot is getting a follow-up with Vin Diesel. Chris Pratt will play Star Lord in Thor 4. And the Has Fallen franchise with Gerard Butler is getting a fourth film called Night Has Fallen.

And finally, Wandavision is coming to Disney+ on January 15, 2021. SpaceX was to launch 4 astronauts to the ISS in an historic flight as of the recording of this episode. Josh and Kitty tell us about the Tasting History channel on YouTube.

Celebrities we lost this week include Ken Spears the co-creator of Scooby-Doo who died at age 82. Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy (among others) lost his battle to cancer at the age of 80.

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