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Robot-Kraken Podcast Ep. 44 – ‘Things Got Strange’ Bonus Episode Now Available

 

Robot-Kraken Episode 044 – Late May 2018 “Things Got Strange“

Your regular host Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and guest host Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons review and discuss Avengers: Infinity War, current events and more! This is a special bonus episode, because science.

ROBOT KRAKEN is a MONTHLY podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey at robot-kraken.com

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Details:

Sucking the Monkey Segment:

  • Blake: Belgian Blue Moon + Gold and Gold, Nikka Whisky
  • Thom: Cafe Latte, then Monkey Shoulder blended malt scotch whisky

Current Events: Han Solo, The Expanse, Streaming Content/Comcast, Eternals, Thundercats, Mission: Impossible

Planned Plundering Segment:

  • Blake: Deadpool 2, Ant-Man and Wasp, Legion
  • Thom: Westworld, Expanse, Legion

Rum-Fueled Recommendations Segment:

  • Blake: Barry, Killing Eve, Isle of Dogs
  • Thom: Deadpool 2, Han Solo

Run-Through Reconsideration: Black Panther 2

Thats Not Silly String – Robots Root 22 May 2018

The new West Coast Avengers is everything I want in a supers comic today. I’m delighted. Also one of my favorite artists currently working, and a great writer. Optimistic!

Also, for science:

  • Well thats great. They can RUN now, jump through holes in obstructions, and get back on their feet. Its cute that they aren’t admitting these are all prototype work for future cybersoldiers, and oh, by the way, I’ll be in my quite penetrable bunker.
  • I first heard the term “tank paratrooper” in the gag final punchline of a first season Ren & Stimpy. It’s even better in the real…
  • Here’s a cool video about the costume design on Shape of Water and others.
  • I had enough trouble as a kid dealing with the New Gods (as much as I adore Kirby now) so Eternals were WAY off the back for me. But hey, good luck! I’m on board if they do it right…
  • I don’t know if its because I’m traveling, or because I dislike the excessive abuse of the service animals system, but this struck me funny. I liked it.
  • Lung recently informed me he wasn’t a fan of Morena Baccarin because she has, to him, mean eyes. I’m usually focused on her lips and other bits, but anyway, that’s all neither here nor there because I’d be fully supportive of her playing Catwoman in that Gotham City Sirens film…
  • Here’s Bandai’s armored cats series, which, had they been available when I was in Japan, I’d have bought out like the whole supply.
  • Everyone needs a brutalist garden gnome, I says.
  • Tiny Superman. I’m jealous I didn’t think of it.
  • First, the new She-Ra is teased and it looks a bit stylized, so people got grumpy. Then the new Thundercats was revealed and it’s chibi so the all-srs fans freaked out. I can’t believe it. I mean, srsly. It looks great. CALM down. I actually enjoyed that behind-the-scenes featurette. Not the topknot tho.
  • best news of my day, tho? BEST news? Amazon picked up The Expanse. FFS that’s a relief u guise.
  • Courtesy of Lung, this custom operable Lego Tron Light Cycle display is dope. My favorite part is the little slab of light behind the cycle.

Finally, I leave you with the trailer to the Happytime Murders, which is proving to be as batshit crazy as I’d hoped!

TWO WEEKS and other things 8 July 2016

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I KNEW I recognized Varys from somewhere! ha

In other news…

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ITEM: Angourie Rice has been cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming, bringing the new total to 3,333 castmembers. She OWNED her scenes in Nice Guys, so I’m very pleasantly surprised by this revelation.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-v … ice-908831

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ITEM: Interesting bits coming out of the GitS production… Japanese actress cast as the Major’s mother, and another Japanese actress cast in a mysterious role… given how ambiguous the Major’s origin has been… is Scarjo playing an AI shell, a mission shell, or something else?
Also, love the show of support in the photo, given the pedigrees of all involved… Mamoru Oshii, Kenji Kamiyama, and composer Kenji Kawai…
http://geektyrant.com/news/scarlett-joh … -the-story

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ITEM: Thor 3 production snippets are amusing, as one would expect involving this particular director.

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ITEM: good cosplay is good. Lung spotted this one in a good roundup of recent con cosplay photos, and I have to agree, battle damaged Wolvie is AWESOME. Plus, look, they pulled off white eyes!
http://www.comingsoon.net/extras/featur … #/slide/24

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ITEM: I keep failing in shutting down SS related stuff so close to release. From these photos, it looks like Joker actively applies proper lipstick, not just a smear of clown makeup. Also I admit I like a gussied up pre Harley Harley just fine. Also those head shots are great. Lots of good details, like the gator-dude’s face or Katana’s scar or that Boomerang has bruises and a cut lip.
http://geektyrant.com/news/new-series-o … characters

It amuses me that each of these covers sports at least one person doing a shoulder/neck jig-jag…
http://geektyrant.com/news/suicide-squa … e-pressure

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ITEM: 80s cartoon nemeses as besties? I’m IN!
So many options on this one.
It feels like a G-rated version of Rule 34 pairings, somehow.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/all-80s-cartoon- … 1783276702

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ITEM: Look, as you know, I’m three years behind in my reading (but catching up: I’m almost at Summer 2013!) but I’ve been doing my best to avoid spoilers for the Civil War II event. Of course, the mainstream press got involved, thanks to the movie, and I’ve read too much already, about deaths and such. This tidbit I don’t really think of as a spoiler, because the images are everywhere, and it’s sure to be a very short term headline-grabber. But hey, black teen Iron Man sounds fine to me, if we have a good story!

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ITEM: Best news in a long time for a lot of folks, Aliens-wise… official-ish confirmation that films 3-4 are getting voided out of continuity.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-eventual-ali … 1783225719

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ITEM: Another one we talked about in last night’s podcast recording, I’m reassured by this snap of Holland in the proper suit. So many questions…
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHk9CiRjeEr/

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ITEM: DC is getting on the smash-em-together 80’s nostalgia business, with a newly announced He-Man and Thundercats crossover comic. Those two properties actually work well together, I think.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/dc-comics-smashe … 1783346865

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That it for today, pals. It’s the weekend… and that means blood alcohol poisoning and power-driven tools!


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Unnecessary Hipster Scooby-Doo Redesigns 29 Jan 2016

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So DC is launching a series of ‘updated’ Hanna-Barbara action series comics adaptations. I’m most excited, creatively, about Space Ghost and Johnny Quest (the latter apparently being done by one of our favorites around here, Jake Parker) but man, how did Jim Lee manage to come up with THIS for Scooby Doo? That is a bulletproof original series design he’s messing with. My kids love a modern take on the series, animated in a style that is very referential to the original, which I thought was very well done. But here… it’s like his one goal was to try and squelch the rule34 situation on Velma. And even then, I’m sure it wouldn’t.
http://geektyrant.com/news/hanna-barber … -dc-comics

In other news…

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Welcome to my new desktop wallpaper for today. SWEET!

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I’m famously optimistic and generous about a lot of these TV properties, and I’ve stuck by SHIELD (and even though the general public seems to feel it is at its best, I liked it more when it was HYDRA EVERYWHERE and prior to Inhumans, but anyway) and enjoyed it for what it is… and I actually LIKE the indirect references to the larger MCU. Like he said at one point in this video… doing 22 eps a season on 1/10th the budget while being forced to reference the films but not getting any major characters crossing over… and of course, it’s pretty well known that, particularly after the dustup between Fiege and Permutter, the sharing will only get more and more obtuse, with the latter being notoriously stingy with budgeting. But I like the characters and a lot of the concepts, and I LOVED the events surrounding the Hydra reveal and Agent Ward.
Which is all to say: Honest Trailer is Honest.
http://www.likecool.com/An_Honest_Trail … -Gear.html

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“WIT ME SWORD WIT ME TWO EYE – HUHHH!”
“Even have a fookin midget cat – huhhhh!”
https://www.facebook.com/21089087894719 … 936547016/

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I’m only scratching the surface with Star Wars Battlefront, but EA is starting to step up with the DLC stuff. Last month they released the Jakku environment maps, timed after the launch of the new film, and now they have given players more downloadable costume models and some great tips on working through the game and earning pew pews. I’m just trying not to kill myself constantly.
http://starwars.ea.com/starwars/battlef … nd-unlocks
http://starwars.ea.com/starwars/battlef … road-ahead

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I only skimmed this video but A M A Z I N G.
http://geektyrant.com/news/man-builds-w … e-over-100

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Ha! Force Awakens in 60s. “Fire startah!”
http://likecool.com/Star_Wars_The_Force … -Gear.html

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More Batman v. Superman images coming out, which I tried not to look at, but failed. I like seeing Wayne unmasked (I mean, aside from the awesome dream sequence that has spawned memery) and also here’s a shot of WW using the bracelets (I wondered if they would still be a thing, since she has the shield)… I just want to watch it already. No more content. Come ON.
http://geektyrant.com/news/new-batman-v … nes-photos

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These are supposedly costumes from Rogue One on display. I like them a ton, and it looks legit, based on what we saw in that early teaser image… but THIS one is new. And I want a figure of it already.
http://www.jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=25403

I mean, I want my kids to have it. Uh.

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So, urm, here’s a 1″1 scale armored batman statue. I mean, why can’t they make it hollow at least!
http://www.comingsoon.net/extras/news/6 … #/slide/15

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How is this a thing? It HAS to be a fake trailer, made as a viral for some other film. I want it to be.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/christopher-walk … 1755762196

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That’s all for this week. Go forth and nerdify!


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