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Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 061 "The Movie WAS the Crime" Now Available!

Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 061 "The Movie WAS the Crime" Now Available!

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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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