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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!

Please enjoy HELL YES!

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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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Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 051 “New Years and Ectobeers!” Now Available!

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Robot-Kraken Episode 051 – January 2019 ‘New Years and Ectobeers!’

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

Your regular hosts Kris ‘Deeply Dapper’ McClanahan and Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte talk about some of their favorite entertainment bits of 2018 and the con/small press action from the last year, and look ahead to what’s in store in 2019.

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: Bulleit and Canada Dry- the Gas Leak 
  • Kris: Wassell  

Red-Sky Roundup:

  • Venom, the romantic action comedy on iTunes
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  • Scott Derrickson is back for Doctor Strange 2
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home delayed trailer and stealth suit
  • Bond 25: All the Bond people returning, plus possibly Malik 
  • 2-year non-compete on ex-Netflix Marvel properties
  • Will Disney+ really be PG?

3 Favorite Entertainment Somethings for 2018:

  • Thom: Annihilation, Deadpool 2 (for surprises), Daredevil (for going out on a high note)
  • Kris: Solo, Christopher Robin, The Ritual

3 Hopeful Entertainment Somethings for 2019

  • Thom: Avengers 4 (or Captain Marvel), Star Wars IX (or Mandalorian and Cassian Andor), Expanse on Amazon and Tiamats Wrath
  • Kris: Hellboy and boardgame, Men in Black 4, Dark Crystal, 


Planned Plundering:

For the Planned Plundering segment, we thought we’d establish a few personal goals for 2019:

  • Thom: Posthuman, enamel pins 
  • Kris: Noir movie blowout 

Rum-Fueled Recommendations: 

  • Thom: Reamde audiobook, Clone Wars S04, Ralph (mostly same as last time) 
  • Kris: n/a  

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Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 050 “Born to Begin Again” Now Available!

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Robot-Kraken Episode 050 – December 2018 “Born to Begin Again“ 

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

Your regular host Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte is joined by guest host Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons to review and all of the news of the day, in our special December Red Sky Roundup episode. So many newses!

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 Segment:

  • Blake: “A table red from Young’s Vineyard” which you know means Everclear and Le Croix
  • Thom: Bulleit Rye and lemonade

Red Sky Roundup!

  • Captain Marvel poster and trailer
  • Preacher renewed for S04
  • Runaways S02 announced
  • Blade Runner 2049 animated series announced
  • The mysteries of DC’s new slate
  • Avengers 4 – Will we Cap like Cap again?
  • Daredevil is dead
  • The Kingsman prequel has a cast and setting, but will it be good?
  • All of the Mandalorian
  • Vision and the Scarlet Witch
  • Suicide Squad’s unused stuffs

Planned Plundering Segment:

  • Blake: Fortitude S02 on Netflix, The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin
  • Thom: The Spider-Verse, The Alienist, finish reamde, reread Snow Crash; The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 

Rum-Fueled Recommendations Segment:

  • Blake: Below Deck, Animal Kingdom
  • Thom: reamde on Audible, Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet, The Grinch

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Someone Kicked the Plug

It was recently discovered that our updates involving new episodes of the Robot-Kraken Podcast have not been posting to the site. Never fear: the pod is alive and well, and available as always on itunes and stitcher and direct downloads at deeplydapper.com, in addition to posts here. If you haven’t refreshed the pod in Apple Podcasts, please do, so you can receive all the latest goodies. We’ll get the site updated shortly!

Robot-Kraken Podcast Ep 49 Now Available – Blind Meanies and Hospital Streamies

 

 

Robot-Kraken Episode 049 – November 2018 “Blind Meanies and Hospital Streamies“

Your regular host Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte is joined by guest host Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons to review and discuss Daredevil Season 03, as well as current entertainment news of the day.

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

 

Show notes:

Sucking the Monkey
  • Thom: Newsroom Shootout (Grapefruit juice, Campari, Vodka)
  • Blake: IV drip, something like that
Red Sky Roundup (formerly Robots Root)
  • Stan lee
  • Pedro and Gina Carano on The Mandalorian
  • Loki and Falcon and Bucky, Oh My
  • Avatar 80
  • Alien: awakening
  • Game of Thrones April 2019; Prequel w/ Naomi Watts
Robot Reviews
Daredevil S03: This is strong meat
Scalpy scribbles:
  • Daredevil cell phones scene
  • Bullseye vacuuming
  • Karen has a huge keys sign on front door
  • I used to have two children Ray
  • Devil and angel on his shoulder
  • Sensing electrical for hidden room
  • Rosary attack
  • No stalling in pacing
  • Stay frosty!
  • Kingpin jacket
Red Tentacle:
  • Thom: prison break and newspaper attacks
  • Blake- Bullseye realized and newspaper scene
Black Octopus:
  • Thom: Father Latham switch
  • Blake- predictable Kingpin lawyers

Monkey-Jacket Musings:

  • Thom:
    • Karen Page – Emma Stone
    • Bullseye – Pedro Pascal
    • Matt Murdock- Ben Foster
    • Bonus- Foggy Nelson- Mel Rodriguez
  • Blake:
    • Foggy Nelson- Caleb Landry Jones
    • Karen Page – Julia Garner
    • Matt Murdock – John Brent Hal
Planned Plundering:
  • Thom: Black Hammer by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston; Kingdom
  • Blake: Fortitude
Rum-Fueled Recommendations:
Thom: House of Cards “Bearable though Terrible”; Game Night; Not Hocus Pocus
Blake: Ozark S02; Hereditary, Sorry to Bother You, Tag
Please enjoy, hell yes!

Robot-Kraken Episode 048 – Late-October 2018 “Mimic Bears and Awkward Stares“

Robot-Kraken Episode 048 – Late- October 2018 “Mimic Bears and Awkward Stares“

Your regular host Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte is joined by guest host Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons to review and discuss Annihilation, as well as current entertainment news of the day.

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 

Specific Episode Link for downloads

And Lo, the Details!~

Sucking the Monkey: What we consumed during the thing…

  • Blake: Lime LeCroix and Butterfield Station Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Thom: Kraken Rum and Coke (flat, unacceptable)

Red Sky Roundup: News of the moment – for more detail, see Robot’s Root on robot-kraken.com!

  • Predator and the predator thereon
  • Captain Marvel Trailer
  • Bond 25
  • Taika Waititi and Bryce Dallas Howard onboard The Mandalorian

Robot Review: Annihilation

And yes, the score was Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow, not Johann Johansson. But still, I was close.

Planned Plundering:

  • Blake: Glass, Daredevil S03, Expanse
  • Thom: Blade Runner/ Blade Runner 2049 double-feature, Iron Fist S02, Preacher

 

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Blake: Hereditary, Tropic Thunder Director’s Cut
  • Thom: Mission Impossible, Iron Fist S02

 

Please enjoy, hell yes!

Also, you may imagine to yourself that we are applying ‘Born Again’ to Blake… you may even hallucinate and think he did it to himself. I promise you… it’s you, not us. It never happened.

Robot-Kraken Episode 47 Available Now! “A Predog’s Lunch”

Ep 47: A Predog’s Lunch – October 2018
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Robot-Kraken Episode 047 – October 2018 “A Predog’s Lunch“

Your regular hosts Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and Kris ‘Deeply Dapper’ McClanahan are joined by guest host Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons to review and discuss Predator, Predators, Baby Driver, Kingsman 2, plus we talk art and process as we head into fall.

Here’s your dossier of delightful details:

Part 01 – Your Art and Convention Roundup, waxed poetic by Thom and Kris!

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Kris: n/a
  • Thom: Modelo Chulada Espáciale

Art Process/Convention Roundup for late summer and early fall, 2018. Juan Snow nowhere to be found…

Planned Plundering:

  • Kris: Saga; Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
  • Thom: Annihilation (second viewing); Deadly Class; Maniac

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Kris: Three Billboards
  • Thom: Clone Wars Series (gets better in S02)

Part 02 – A Predogs Lunch: Discussing Predator (and Predators), Baby Driver and Kingsman 2, for science! Thom, Kris, and Blake!

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Kris: Again, a whole lot of nothing
  • Thom: Gin and Squirt, then Silver City Brewery’s Fat Woody Scotch Ale
  • Blake- Whiskey of some form and in great quantities

Red Sky Roundup – News of the Moment:

  • The Mandalorian
  • Holmes and Watson
  • Venom
  • Dark phoenix
  • Isobella Rossellini’s surreal bedbug videos (!)
  • John Wick vs Rambo

Robot Reviews!

  • Predator vs. Predators
  • Baby Driver vs. Kingsman 2
  • Plus Robocop 2 and 3 and Drive

Monkey Jacket Musings: Fantasy Recasting for Jean Grey 

  • Blake: Anya Taylor Joy
  • Kris:  Anya Taylor Joy
  • Thom: Kate Mara

Planned Plundering:

  • Blake: The Expanse (bit of a reach), Captain Marvel, A Star is Born
  • Kris: Bad Times at the El Royale, Prospect
  • Thom: Bad Times at the El Royale, Prospect, Daredevil S03, Preacher, Legion

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Blake: Manifest, AHS: Apocalypse
  • Kris: Brutal by James Alderdice, Better Call Saul
  • Thom: Reamde, Iron Fist (maybe)

Plus: Waco Taco! Pascalmnanally! And: Who is Forrest Fishbone

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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 subscribe on iTunes, rate us 5 or more stars out of a possible 5, and review us! It’s the RK thing to do!

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple

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

Robot-Kraken Ep. 046 – Here Today, Oregone Tomorrow

 

Woohoo! A new episode of Robot-Kraken is now available!

Robot-Kraken Episode 046 – September 2018 “Here Today, Oregon Tomorrow!“

Your regular host Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and actual legit named cohost Kris “Deeply Dapper” McClanahan review and discuss the comic conventions of the last few months, including San Francisco Comic Con and Rose City Comic Con, along with current events and takeaways from the trailers and news coming out of this summer’s San Diego Comic Con coverage. It’s an all con episode! Plus, look for Episode 45, released in July, as you may not have received it in your feed thanks to issues with science. We talked about Deadpool 2, Han Solo, and Ant-Man and Wasp in that one, so take a look and a listen…

Update: Notes from the show… such as they are…

Sucking the Monkey, SFCC Segment:

  • Kris: Sex Panther Double Chocolate Porter
  • Thom: Briney Melon Gose

Sucking the Monkey, RCCC Segment:

  • Kris and Thom: Cucumber Sour and a bit of George Dickel Rye

Red Sky Roundup:

  • James Gunn
  • SDCC news
  • Godzilla: Kind of the Monsters trailer
  • Shazam trailer
  • Aquaman trailer
  • Glass trailer
  • Battle Angel Alita trailer 2
  • Deadly Class trailer
  • Disenchanted trailer
  • Stan Against Evil
  • The ongoing state of Marvel Netflix

Robot Reviews: San Francisco Comic Con, Rose City Comic Con

Planned Plundering:

  • Kris: Saga; Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
  • Thom: Annihilation (second viewing); Deadly Class; Maniac

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Kris: Three Billboards
  • Thom: Clone Wars Series (gets better in S02)

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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

Here’s the direct link to the download, if you aren’t a streaming type…

Get the whole series here, and please do rate us 5 stars and review on itunes!

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple

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

Robot-Kraken Podcast Ep. 45 Now Available – When in Doubt, Goggins Out!

Robot-Kraken Episode 045 – July 2018 “When in Doubt, Goggins Out!“

Your regular host Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and guest host Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons review and discuss Deadpool 2, Solo, Ant-Man and Wasp, current events and more!

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Show notes, for SCIENCE:

Sucking the Monkey Segment:

  • Blake: Chardonnay
  • Thom: Margarita

News:

  • Steve Ditko and Stan Lee
  • So Many Jokers
  • Neil Blomkamp and Robocop
  • Olivia Wilde
  • Sofia Boutella
  • Cara Gee
  • The Snapture
  • Doctor Doom on film

Monkey-Jacket Musing: What Characters Should Have a Solo Film Set Directly After the Snapture?

  • Blake: Jessica Jones and other street level heroes, Agents of Shield
  • Thom: Fantastic Four as a science-based alternative to supers

 

Review: Deadpool 2

Review: Solo

Review: Ant-Man and Wasp

(Red Tentacles and Black Octopuses… seem to have been lost to the cyber-seas)

 

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Blake: Cold souls
  • Thom: Luke cage

 

Planned plundering:

  • Blake: Annihilation
  • Thom: Night flyer

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Download this episode directly if you 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

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