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Pacific Rim Uprising: drone jamming, the aircraft boneyard, and cerebral organoids

Robot police

Keeping the peace when independent operations can make their own giant robots. Staying somewhat prepared for returning existential threats.

Jaeger graveyard

Stowing expensive purpose-built machinery. Aircraft graveyards. The economics of storing and securing out-of-production technology for later use.

Robotics

Avoiding trouble with the square-cube law by building smaller robots. Boston Dynamics and the inevitable impression of the coming robot apocalypse. Parkour Atlas. Robot kumite.

Drones

Securing mobile war machines. EMPs. Resistance to signal-jamming. Broad attack surfaces.

Brain in a jar

IRL progress towards a brain in a jar: human brain organoids implanted on a mouse brain. Sensory apparatus and feeling pain. Getting (ethically) hairy.

Rare earth elements

Actually: not so rare! But a pain in the ass to extract. The Japanese rare earth ocean-bottom treasure trove and how it will be difficult to access. Mining rare earth elements from spaaaaaaaace and how we probably need a new colloquial name for these materials. Underwater volcanoes.

Jaeger blood rocket fuel

Magical Jaeger blood rocker fuel. Gravity gun space race. Keeping Earth as a farm for kaiju blood, fueling our expansion into the entire solar system. Throwing rocks at things for fun and profit.

Links

Pacific Rim: square cube law, giant death robot, and Earth terraforming w/ Stephen Granade
Atlas Parkour: YouTube
Rayguns and Robots (Curly Phil): Instagram
Batch 25 Comics (Andy P): Instagram

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Lost in Space [2018] (feat. Adrian Falcone, nerd) : Episode 140

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Lost in Space [2018]

What: We cover the first two episode of Netflix’ rehash of the classic Lost in Space
Directed by: Neil Marshall
Starring: Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Maxwell Jenkins, Parker Posey

Featuring guest co-host
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Westworld : Episode 139

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Westworld [1973]

What: Robots! And six shooters! you get the idea.
Directed by: Michael Crichton
Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin

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Pacific Rim (ft. Stephen Granade, scientist) : Episode 134

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Pacific Rim

What: Robots! And Aliens!
Directed by: Guillermo Del Toro
Starring: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi

Featuring guest co-host
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Blade Runner 2049 : Episode 120

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Blade Runner 2049

What: Like Blade Runner, but the sequel. Gosling!
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Jared Leto

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Alien Covenant : Episode 104

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Alien: Covenant

What: The crew of a colony-ship find out what happened after Prometheus.
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup

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Power Rangers : Episode 102

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Power Rangers [2017]

What: The breakfast club bands together to save the wold with crystals and robots.
Directed by: Dean Israelite
Starring: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston

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Black Mirror Season 3, Part 2 (feat. Liam Ginty) : Episode 75

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Black Mirror Season 3, Part 2 (feat. Liam Ginty)

What: Like the Twilight Zone, but scifi.
Created by: Charlie Brooker
Starring: Mackenzie Davis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Malachi Kirby, Kelly MacDonald

Featuring guest co-host
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Liam Ginty, host of Voices From L5

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (feat. Scott Wayne Indiana, artist) : Episode 53

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

What: A humanoid alien visits earth and presents humanity with its options.
Directed by: Robert Wise
Starring:  Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Gort

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Scott Wayne Indiana, creator of Lotus Dimension

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Bicentennial Man : Episode 30

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Bicentennial Man

What: Robin Williams-bot makes the journey from man to machine.
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Starring: Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt

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