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Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 043 "Pepper Nots!" Now Available!

Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 043 "Pepper Nots!" Now Available!

Robot-Kraken Episode 043 - May 2018 "Pepper Nots!“ 

Your regular host Thom 'Third Rail Design Lab' Chiaramonte and guest host Blake 'Begin Again' Simmons review and discuss Legion Season 02, Episode 01 (“Chapter 9”) and Expanse Season 03 Episodes 01 - 02 (“Fight or Flight” and “IFF”), as well as the run-up to Avengers: Infinity War, second viewing comments on Thor: The Dark World and Guardians of the Galaxy 2, current events and more!

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Episode Details:

Segment 01:

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Blake: Vitamin Water + Hartley Ostini Hitching Post Gen Red blend
  • Thom: Kulshin Brewing Gose 

Current Events: TJ Miller, Futureworld, Avengers: Infinity War + MCU

Robot's Review: Legion S02 E01 "Chapter 9":

Red Tentacle:

  • Blake: dance off
  • Thom: Bill Irwin dancing

Black Octopus:

  • Blake: David + Syd Barrett's on again/off again drama
  • Thom: orb flyaway FX

Planned Plundering: 

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

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Blake: Magicians
  • Thom: Jessica Jones, Silicon Valley, Isle of Dogs

Bonus: Run-Through Reconsideration: Thor - The Dark World

Segment 02: 

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Blake: red wine blend
  • Thom: Russian River Sanctification Sour Blond

Current Events: Venom trailer, Avatar/James Cameron, Ant-Man and Wasp, Vern Troyer RIP, Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers Prep, 3 Essential Movies to watch prior to seeing Infinity War: 

  • Blake: Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther
  • Thom: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War

Avengers Prep, 3 Unlikely Things we hope to see in Infinity War:

  • Blake: Fury and a SHIELD that knows about stellar events, Tony + Bucky resolved, Vision maturation + Scarlet Witch's role revealed
  • Thom: Mantis in comic costume from the 70s, Grey Hulk, Bucky as Cap


Robot's Review: The Expanse S03, E01 "Fight or Flight" and E02 "IFF"

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Blake: Annihilation, Super Troopers 2, Pacific Rim 2 (maybe?)
  • Thom: Ready Player One, Isle of Dogs

Planned Plundering:

  • Blake: Ant-man and Wasp
  • Thom: Lost in Space

Bonus: Run-Through Reconsideration: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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