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Robot-Kraken Podcast Ep. 70 Now Available!

Robot-Kraken Podcast Episode 070: “Trankwrecks and Red Sky Checks”

Your intrepid hosts this episode, Thom ‘Third Rail’ Chiaramonte and Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons, joined once again by ‘Narrative Mic’ Rowe, talk MAXIMUM Red Sky Roundup news! Part 01 of a two part series on all the amazing and nor amazing things happening in nerd entertainment!

Stream the show in Apple Podcasts or your app of choice, or download directly here!

NOTE: Make sure you are set to download this podcast regularly. Apple iTunes users will discover the app tends to stall downloads if you either haven’t listened in awhile or we haven’t posted a show in a few weeks. Don’t have that FOMO… make yours RK!

Segments and Notes:

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Blake- Coke and Water, because he’s walking it all back
  • Mike- Pilsner Urquell
  • Thom- Kraken Rum and lemonade

Red Sky Roundup:

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Blake- Undone
  • Mike- Little Birds, Stray Bullets
  • Thom- Clone Wars, Troop Zero

Planned Plundering:

  • Blake- (sigh) Clone Wars
  • Mike- Sentient, Habitat
  • Thom- Penny Dreadful, For All Mankind

Robot-Kraken Ep. 69 ‘Warbot Wednesday’ Now Available!

Robot-Kraken Podcast Episode 069: “Warbot Wednesday”

Your intrepid hosts this episode, Thom ‘Third Rail’ Chiaramonte and Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons,  joined this session by ‘Narrativ Mic’ Rowe, talk entertainment news, and the third of our four-part series on Westworld Season 03, featuring Episodes 04 – 07.

Stream the show in Apple Podcasts or your app of choice, or download directly here!

NOTE: Make sure you are set to download this podcast regularly. Apple iTunes users will discover the app tends to stall downloads if you either haven’t listened in awhile or we haven’t posted a show in a few weeks. Don’t have that FOMO… make yours RK!

Segments and Notes:

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Blake- Habiki Japanese Whiskey
  • Mike- Rose of some indeterminate sort
  • Thom- “The Thick Mint” Ketel One Mint-Cucumber Infusion, Elderflower Tonic, Lime

Red Sky Roundup:

  • The Theater Wars: Universal vs. AMC Theater; Tenet/Mulan
  • Daredevil not in new Spidey film? Maybe? or Cox is, or isn’t?
  • Dr Strange 2 with the multiverse: other versions of characters
  • Tenet Trailer Still targeting a theatrical release
  • Penny Dreadful City of Angels: trailer looks neat but the costumes are perplexing.

Robot Reviews: 

Westworld S03 – Eps 05 – 07

  • E05 – Genre
  • E06 – Decoherence
  • E07 – Passed Pawn

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Blake- The Extraction
  • Mike- Outsider, Black Science, Little Bird, Stray Bullets
  • Thom- Mythic Quest, DEVS

Planned Plundering:

  • Blake- n/a (he EMP’d himself at this point)
  • Mike- Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Luther
  • Thom- The Toys That Made Us, American Gods, Preacher S03

Robot-Kraken Ep 068 “Host Pearls and Cybergirls” now Available!

Robot-Kraken Podcast Episode 068: “Host Pearls and Cyber-Girls”

Your intrepid hosts this episode, Thom ‘Third Rail’ Chiaramonte and Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons,  talk entertainment news, and the second of our four-part series on Westworld Season 03, featuring Episodes 03 and 04.

Stream the show in Apple Podcasts or your app of choice, or download directly here!

NOTE: Make sure you are set to download this podcast regularly. Apple iTunes users will discover the app tends to stall downloads if you either haven’t listened in awhile or we haven’t posted a show in a few weeks. Don’t have that FOMO… make yours RK!

Segments and Notes:

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Blake- Unruly Rose
  • Thom- “The Cucumoegain”: Cucumber Ketel One and Ginger Ale

Red Sky Roundup:

  • S04 Westworld announced this week, which changes the way we see the rest of this season…

Robot Reviews: 

Westworld S03 E03 and E04

  • E03 – The Absence of Field
  • E04- The Mother of Exiles

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Blake- Devs, Legion S03, Ozark 
  • Thom- Devs, Altered Carbon

Planned Plundering:

  • Blake- Extraction
  • Thom- American Gods, GotS 2045, Beasties Documentary

Robot-Kraken Ep 067 “This is Fine” now Available!

Robot-Kraken Podcast Episode 067: “This is Fine”

Your intrepid hosts this episode, Thom ‘Third Rail’ Chiaramonte and Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons,  talk entertainment news, Watchmen S01, and the first of our four-part series on Westworld Season 03, featuring Episodes 01 and 02.

Stream the show in Apple Podcasts or your app of choice, or download directly here!

NOTE: Make sure you are set to download this podcast regularly. Apple iTunes users will discover the app tends to stall downloads if you either haven’t listened in awhile or we haven’t posted a show in a few weeks. Don’t have that FOMO… make yours RK!

Segments and Notes:

Sucking the Monkey

  • Blake- New Orleans cup – Unruly Rose
  • Thom – Kentucky Lemonade

Red Sky Roundup:

  • Scott Derrickson off Doctor Strange 2
  • The Mandalorian:
  • Rosario Dawson cast as Ashoka Tano: Mandalorian S02 and more
  • Black Widow release delayed
  • Ryan Reynolds in talks to do Dragon’s Lair
  • Arnold Schwartzenegger sues makers of Animatronic Head

Robot Reviews:

Watchmen S01 Post-Mortem

Westworld S03

  • Episode 01: Parce Domine
  • Episode 02: Winter Line

Rum-fueled Recommendations:

  • Blake – Picard, Agency, Law and Order Marathon
  • Thom- Altered Carbon, Witcher, Clone Wars

Planned Plundering:

  • Blake – Picard, Bird of Prey, Jessica Jones, Agency
  • Thom- Onward, Bird of Prey, Ozark, Bosch, Rectify

Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 065 “Still Fits and Lasso Whips” Now Available!

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Robot-Kraken Episode 065- Late-December 2019 “Still Fits and Lasso Whips“ 

This episode, hosts Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and Kris ‘Deeply Dapper’ McClanahan discuss new trailers including Wonder Woman 84, Black Widow, and Bond 25, as well as a year-end review of 2019 and enthusiasms for 2020!

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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!

This episode, Thom and Kris talk trailers, and then in our annual tradition, tackle 3 wins for 2019 each, followed by 3 enthusiasms for 2020! Pour a White Russian (if you are into that whole post-Soviet supersoldier situation) and dive in!

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Kris: Wassail w brandy
  • Thom: Gin and Tonic

Red Sky Roundup: Trailer Edition:

  • Black Widow
  • Bond 25
  • Wonder Woman 84
  • Birds of Prey

Convention Reviews:

  • Kris: Reno Pop Culture Con, Rock Springs Wyoming
  • Thom: Wizard World Bay Area
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Year-End Review: Best of 2019

  • Kris: Love Death and Robots, Stranger Things 3
  • Thom: End of Marvel Phase 3 (Endgame, Captain Marvel) and transition to Phase 4 (Spider-Man: Far From Home) , The Mandalorian, Watchmen

Enthusiasms for 2020:

  • Kris: The Witches, Remake of Destroy all Humans, Death on the Nile
  • Thom: Star Wars and MCU on Disney+. Expanse S04*, the End of the Skywalker Era.

* Note: Expanse wrapped up before the end of the year, but who could know…

Best Personal Moments in 2019:

  • Kris: Stranger Things Art Book, development of board games and RPGs, Creature Features
  • Thom: Releasing the Posthuman RPG, expanding digital processes, variety in the work

Planned Plundering:

  • Kris: Watchmen, Witcher
  • Thom: Star Wars Resistance S02-S03, William Gibson’s Agency, the Boys S02

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Kris: Link’s Awakening, the Night Fire
  • Thom: The Boys S01, The Crown 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 


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Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 064 “The Unbearable Lightness of Being Carl” Now Available!

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Robot-Kraken Episode 064- December 2019 “The Unbearable Lightness of Being Carl“ 

This episode, hosts Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons discuss Terminator: Dark Fate, as well as various and sundry other items of note!

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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!

This episode, Thom and Blake discuss Terminator: Dark Fate, with several digressions and lost tangents along the way. Grab your .45 Long Slide with laser sighting, and dive in!

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Blake: Black Saddle Bourbon
  • Thom: Sailor Jerrys Rum and Coke (With a Death Star ice)

Robot Review: Terminator – Dark Fate

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Red Tentacle:

  • Blake: Linda Hamilton everything
  • Thom: Anthracite double terminator situations
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Black Octopus:

  • Blake: Yellow Labs
  • Thom: Dani Ramos the Action General of the future

Planned Plundering:

  • Blake: Joker, Rise of Skywalker
  • Thom: Mando, Knives Out, Gentleman 

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Blake: Mr. Robot, Watchmen 
  • Thom: Silicon Valley, Watchmen, D.O.D.O. 

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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. 063 “Everything Old is Old Again” Now Available!

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Robot-Kraken Episode 063- November 2019 “Everything Old is Old Again“ 

This episode, hosts Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and Kris ‘Deeply Dapper’ McClanahan present the first of a two-part Red Sky Roundup, featuring an overall primer of comics and entertainment news along with our unasked for seals of approval or rejection… recorded during Rose City Comic Con in Portland! Make sure you are subscribed and downloading, as part two will be forthcoming shortly!

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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!

Like the Statler and Waldorf of belated comics and entertainment news podcasting, here we come at you with the first of a two-part Red Sky Roundup session…. this time, recorded live and in person at Rose City Comic Con… you can almost smell the pizza breath and whiskey.

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Kris and Thom: Bulleit and Coke

Red Sky Roundup! Each of us offered the familiar Red Tentacle or Black Octopus (yes please/hell no) for each of the news items, so you don’t have to. Service!

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Throughout, 1 = Red Tentacle (yes please), 2= Black Octopus (hell no)

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Star Wars Stuff:

Next shows: 

  • Kris: TBD
  • Thom: Wizard Bay Area Comic Con, Wizard Portland, Wondercon LA

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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 


Please enjoy HELL YES!

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Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 062 “Every Rose Has Its Tole” Now Available!

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Robot-Kraken Episode 062- September 2019 “Every Rose Has Its Tole“ 

This episode, hosts Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and Kris ‘Deeply Dapper’ McClanahan talk summer Comic Convention experiences, product development, and live cast from Rose City Comic Con in Portland!

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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!

Strap in and sign your release forms: it’s an all comic con episode! Kris and Thom discuss recent shows, while tabling at Rose City Comic Con 2019!

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Kris and Thom: Bulleit and Coke

Con Postmortems:

  • Kris: Fan X 2019; Colorado Springs Comic Con;
  • Thom: Silicon Valley Comic Con


Live Cast: Rose City Comic Con! Day 1

  • Posthuman RPG!
  • Hopes and Dreams


Live Cast: Rose City Comic Con! Day 3

  • Post-Mortem
  • Oregon Public House 

Next shows: 

  • Kris: TBD
  • Thom: Bay Area Comic Con, WW Portland, Wondercon LA

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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 


Please enjoy HELL YES!Thom ChiaramonteRobot-Kraken PodcastThird Rail Design Labsmall pressillustrationcomicscomic artart printsrobot krakenrobot-krakenpodcastpodern familymovie reviewfilm reviewRed Sky RoundupRCCCrose city comic con

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