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Robot-Kraken Episode 061- July 2019 “The Movie WAS the Crime“

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Robot-Kraken Episode 061- July 2019 “The Movie WAS the Crime“ 

This episode, hosts Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte, Kris ‘Deeply Dapper’ McClanahan and Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons talk Bad Times at the El Royale. Beyond be spoilers!

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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

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple

Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper

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Show Notes!

Sucking the Monkey

  • Kris: coffee and Irish cream not spring
  • Thom: Hendricks Gin + mystery juices, ‘Serpent’s Slurp’
  • Blake: Chardonnay, the sophisticated man’s ‘Circumcised Squeeze’

Scalp-Mapping (New Segment:)

  • Kris: Kickstarter: Crossroads superhero skirmish tabletop system; Hyperdice retro sci-fi dice game
  • Thom: Posthuman RPG books 3 and 4, and merciless recursive updating; Marvel Chibi project ; Art Prints: Star Wars series, new Spidey/ Mysterio MCU vs. Ditko era dual pieces

Upcoming shows: 

  • Thom: Silicon Valley Comic Con, Rose City Comic Con, Bay Area Comic Con
  • Kris: Silicon Valley Comic Con, Salt Con, Salt Lake Comic Con, Rose City Comic Con, plus 33 other shows

Red Sky Roundup (formerly Robots Root):

Robot Reviews:

Bad Times at the El Royale

  • Red tentacle:
    • Kris: hotel design
    • Thom: bug hunt
    • Blake: backstory Hoover situation
  • Black octopus:
    • Kris: the script 
    • Thom: cults bits and sister character psycho savant/innocent loss 
    • Blake: cultists

The Strong Meat: (New segment) – Worst offenders of the moment

  • CATS
  • Aquaman’s first 15 minutes

Planned Plundering

  • Kris: Veronica Mars
  • Thom: Hotel Artemis, Prospect, The Boys, Hannahs, Westwood and Stuff (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
  • Blake: The Watchmen 


Rum-Fueled Recommendations

  • Kris: Stranger Things 3
  • Thom: Star Wars: Aftermath (Chuck Windig); Jessica Jones S03; Widows
  • Blake: Greg Bear, War Dogs; Fall or Dodge in Hell, Euphoria


Run-Through Reconsideration:

  • Thom: Second viewings on Hellboy, Captain Marvel
  • Blake: Expanse S01 – S03

Plus, your WTF moment: Tea Leone; ‘Im gong to light my rocket have you seen my rocket

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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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Robot-Kraken Episode 060- July 2019 “Snap Flinging and Web Slinging“

Robot-Kraken Episode 060- July 2019 “Snap Flinging and Web Slinging“ 

This episode, hosts Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simons talk current events, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. As usual, Spoilers abound!

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple

Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper

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Show Notes!

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Blake: Some Random Canned Pre-Mixed Cocktail of Ill-Reputation
  • Thom: Kentucky Lemonade

Red Tentacle:

  • Thom: Drogon emerging from the snow
  • Kris: Jon and Ghost, reunited

Red Sky Roundup:

  • Wonder Woman 2 and the case of the zingy poster
  • Robert Pattinson in the new Batman franchise
  • Eternals casting rumors
  • Hans Zimmer and Denis Villaneuve together again, as well as Dune casting
  • New trailer for Jumanji 2: The Next Level
  • Thoughts on Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker
  • Christopher Nolan’s new project: take our money

Robot’s Root: Avengers: Endgame

Red Tentacle:

  • Blake: “I am Iron Man”
  • Thom: Recursive revisiting of major moments in franchise; Elevator fake-out

Black Octopus:

  • Blake: Tony and Howard Stark
  • Thom: Time-traveling Thanos fleets

Robot’s Root: Spider-Man: Far From Home:

Red Tentacle:

  • Blake: Happy Hogan as a mentor, Well-developed Mysterio concept
  • Thom: The MJ dynamic, ‘The Night Monkey’

Black Octopus:

  • Blake: Jake Gyllenhal: Great performance, iffy character casting choice; MJ swinging sequence
  • Thom: Drones, drones, drones; under-developed black costume design and bad ‘cammo’: too recognizable

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Blake: Nosferatu, Dark, Black Mirror
  • Thom: Jessica Jones S03, Stranger Things S03

Planned Plundering:

  • Blake: Fall, or Dodge in Hell – Neal Stephenson
  • Thom: Hotel Artemis, Dark Phoenix (I know, I know)

Please remember to subscribe, rank us (5 stars or better, of course) and submit reviews on iTunes. If you haven’t listened in awhile, be aware you need to restart your subscription downloads to your device!

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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 

Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 059 “Melty Thrones and Stabby Groans” Now Available!

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Robot-Kraken Episode 059- May 2019 “Melty Thrones and Stabby Groans“ 

This episode, hosts Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and Kris ‘Deeply Dapper’ McClanahan talk Game of Thrones Season 08 Episode 06: “The Iron Throne” and with it, the end of the series. As usual, Spoilers abound!

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Show Notes! As with all of our weekly Game of Thrones recap episodes, the pod is truncated to focus on the show. This week, however, we DID manage a few of our regular segments:

In our discussion of this week’s Game of Thrones Series Finale, we identified our Red Tentacles (best parts) and Black Octopi (worst parts) as we do with our Robot Reviews of movies…

Game of Thrones S08 E06: The Iron Thrones

Red Tentacle:

  • Thom: Drogon emerging from the snow
  • Kris: Jon and Ghost, reunited

Black Octopus:

  • Thom: Drogon melting the Iron Throne
  • Kris: The time jump, and the concept of Greyworm suddenly taking prisoners

Next episode, we’ll be back at it with film reviews, entertainment news, and more!

Please remember to subscribe, rank us (5 stars or better, of course) and submit reviews on iTunes. If you haven’t listened in awhile, be aware you need to restart your subscription downloads to your device!

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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 

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple

Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper


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Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 058 “Crispy on the Outside” Now Available!

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Robot-Kraken Episode 058- May 2019 “Crispy on the Outside“ 

This episode, hosts Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and Kris ‘Deeply Dapper’ McClanahan talk Game of Thrones Season 08 Episode 05: “The Bells.” As usual, Spoilers abound!

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Show Notes! As with all of our weekly Game of Thrones recap episodes, the pod is truncated to focus on the show. This week, however, we DID manage a few of our regular segments:

In our discussion of this week’s penultimate episode, we identified our Red Tentacles (best parts) and Black Octopi (worst parts) as we do with our Robot Reviews of movies…

Game of Thrones S08 E05: The Bells

Red Tentacle:

  • Thom: Qyburn’s meloning
  • Kris: Varys’ rings

Black Octopus:

  • Thom: Killing the horse
  • Kris: Euron Greyjoy’s convenient timing

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Planned Plundering:

  • Thom: Barry S02, Detective Pikachu with the younglings
  • Kris: Sneaky Pete, Avengers: Endgame HOPE HOPE

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Thom: Legion S02
  • Kris: Hellboy Boardgame

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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 

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple

Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper


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Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 057 “Scorpion Stings and Dragon Wings” Now Available!

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Robot-Kraken Episode 057- May 2019 “Scorpion Stings and Dragon Wings“ 

This episode, hosts Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and Kris ‘Deeply Dapper’ McClanahan talk Game of Thrones Season 08 Episode 04: “The Last of the Starks.” As usual, Spoilers abound!

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Show Notes! As with all of our weekly Game of Thrones recap episodes, the pod is truncated to focus on the show. This week, however, we DID manage a few of our regular segments:

Planned Plundering:

  • Thom: Barry S02, Chernobyl
  • Kris: The Ranger

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Thom: Legion S02, Star Wars Rebels
  • Kris: Santa Clarita Diet S03

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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 

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple

Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper


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Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 056 “Zombie Waves and Leapy Saves” Now Available!

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Robot-Kraken Episode 056- May 2019 “Zombie Waves and Leapy Saves“ 

This episode, hosts Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and Kris ‘Deeply Dapper’ McClanahan talk Game of Thrones Season 08 Episode 03: “The Long Night.” As usual, Spoilers abound!

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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 

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple

Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper


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Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 055 “Chugging the Giant’s Milk of Emotion” Now Available!

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Robot-Kraken Episode 055- April 2019 “Chugging the Giant’s Milk of Emotion“ 

This episode, hosts Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and Kris ‘Deeply Dapper’ McClanahan talk Game of Thrones Season 08 Episode 02: “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.”

Show Notes:

For our weekly-ish Game of Thrones episodes, we have kept it lean, so no Sucking the Monkey and other regular segments this week. However, Thom had a Kentucky Lemonade, if that counts. Which it does. 

Run-Through Reconsideration:

  • Thom: Avengers: Infinity War second viewing

Robots Review:

  • Game of Thrones Season 08 Episode 02: “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” discussion

Planned Plundering:

  • Thom: Barry S02, Endgame
  • Kris: Endgame, basic survival requirements, the Hellboy boardgame

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Thom: Star Wars Rebels
  • Kris: Miniature painting for fun and profit! 

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

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple

Stream & Download – HERE!


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Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 054 “Burnt Umber” Now Available!

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Robot-Kraken Episode 054 – April 2019 ‘Burnt Umber’

Listen now on iTunes, Stitcher, or download it directly from Deeplydapper.com or via this link!

This episode, hosts Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and Kris ‘Deeply Dapper’ McClanahan talk Game of Thrones, Season 08, Episode 01: Winterfell. We try to do post-viewing sessions during GOT seasons, so hopefully we’ll catch most of this final season and talk about them the week they air.

For this, and some of our future GOT roundups, we have foregone the usual pod structure and focused just on the episode in question. Thus, no Sucking the Monkey, Red Sky Roundup, Rum-Fueled Recommendations, or the like.

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

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple


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Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 053 “A Tale of Two Stephensons” Now Available!

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Robot-Kraken Episode 053 – March 2019 ‘A Tale of Two Stephensons’

Listen now on iTunes, Stitcher, or download it directly!

This episode, hosts Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and Blake “Begin Again” Simmons talk entertainment news, and then review two books by Neal Stephenson: Reamde and Snow Crash!

See below for the show notes…

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

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple


Details:

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Thom: Kraken Rum and Coke
  • Blake: Sauvignon Blanc of Indeterminate Origin

Red Sky Roundup – Roulette Edition!

  • John Wick 3 Trailer: More Wick and also HORSES. Horsewick! The man who donkey-punches motorcycles…
  • DC: The Dog’s Lunch Continues
    • Batman: Affleck is out, Hammer isn’t in, and Thom approves of Patterson
    • Suicide Squad 2: Will Smith is out, Idris Elba is in, Robbins might be in, King Shark and Polka-Dot Man and Ratcatcher and Peacemaker are definitely dying
    • Diversion: We renamed Aladdin ‘Smithshtar’ ; If you don’t know what Ishtar was, look it up.
  • Marvel:
    • Black Widow may be courting Emma Watson as a female Bond type in the solo film
    • X-Men looks better and better to Thom, who wants to believe.

Robot Reviews:

  • Neal Stephenson book discussion: Comparing Reamde and Snow Crash!
  • Reamde bonus fantasy casting session!

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Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 052 “Distinctly Unamerican Sirens” Now Available!

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Robot-Kraken Episode 052 – February 2019 ‘Distinctly Unamerican Sirens’

Listen now on iTunes, Stitcher, or download it directly!

Your regular hosts Kris ‘Deeply Dapper’ McClanahan and Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte dive deep into the hat for entertainment news in the first long, brutal month of 2019 in a special Red Sky Roundup: Roulette Edition! Plus, Run-Through Reconsiderations, including fresh viewings of Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, New Ghostbusters, and Spider-Man: Homecoming! See below for the show notes…

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

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple


Details:

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Thom: Petrous Aged Pale Foeder Beer
  • Kris: Idaho well water

Red Sky Roundup – Roulette Edition!

  • Super Bowl Trailer MEH-Miasma…
  • Star Wars: SW IX: One Year Later; Mandalorian adds many cast members and directors, as well as teases old-times action figures
  • Jumanji 2: Casting Involving Various Parties and also Danny Devito
  • MIB Trailer: Much more awesome than anticipated
  • Hellboy Trailer: Works better on mute, whatever that means
  • Dune: Casting Involving Various Parties and also Zendaya
  • Marvel:
    • Spider-Man- Far From Home Trailer, featuring costumes, Mysterios, and timeline questions
    • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse takes the Golden Globe from Disney
    • Captain Marvel Trailers amp up the girl power and enthusiasm, while the…
    • Avengers: Endgame Trailers add gloom to doom
  • DC:
    • Batman as a villain-ish in Titans
    • Birds of Prey costumes look terrible
    • Max Lord could be dangling Trevors in Wonder Woman 2
  • Ghostbusters: Same as the old Ghostbusters, but not the new Ghostbusters.

Planned Plundering:

  • Thom:
    • Punisher S02
    • Avengers: Infinity War 2nd Viewing
    • Alien: Out of the Shadows teleplay
    • Close (Noomi Rapace)
    • Deadly Class
    • Bodyguard
    • Runaways S02 
  • Kris:
    • Split
    • Stranger Things 2nd Viewing,
    • True Detective S03

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Thom:
    • True Detective S03
    • Clone Wars (Last Chopper Out) and Rebels
    • REAMDE by Neal Stephenson
    • Battlefront 2
    • Blockers ( This slow and Unfurious attitude isn’t helping us. )
    • Game Night
    • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    • Futureman
    • Buster Scruggs 
  • Kris:
    • Bosch,
    • Fallout 76


Run-Through Reconsideration:

  • Thom:
    • Spider-Man: Homecoming
    • Ghostbusters/ Ghostbusters II, New Ghostbusters

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