WFTM Podcast Episode 14: There Be Spoilers Ahead!

SPOILERS! So many spoilers! For Mr. Robot (41:00-58:30) and Falling Skies (17:08-29:00) and maybe even The Whispers (29:44-36:44) if anyone even cares. Leslie also spoils Gotham Academy Volume 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy (1:09:41-1:13:37) and the end of The Maze Runner by way of talking about The Scorch Trials. Spoilers, spoilers all over the place! Fernando and Leslie also talk about the first trailer for The 5th Wave film adaptation, a sneak peek at Hemlock Grove, exciting renewal news and Star Wars casting, and much more.

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We’re now on Stitcher as well!! If Stitcher is your chosen app of podcasting choice, listen to the Working for the Mandroid podcast here

So what’s in Episode 14?

News:

Check out the first trailer for the film adaptation of The 5th Wave

Syfy Saves the Day! Renews Killjoys and Dark Matter for Second Seasons

Rumors say that three lovely ladies are up for a leading role in Star Wars Episode 8 – We vote Tatiana Maslany!

What We’re Watching:

Falling Skies is over and we have thoughts

The Whispers is over and Fernando is happy to say goodbye

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Mr. Robot is over and we loved every minute

What We’re Reading:

Gotham Academy Volume 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy by Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher & Karl Kerschl (spoilers 1:09:41-1:13:37)

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

What We Predict For the Next Week:

Fernando: He’s going to be playing a lot of Madden 2016 and reading The Shadow Revolution by Susan and Clay Griffith

Leslie: She will be reading Lazarus volume 3, Little Robot for blog tour on Thursday, watching a lot of X-Files and Parks & Rec, maybe finally watch Boyhood finally


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Intro & Outro Music is “Robot Army” by Quiet Music for Tiny Robots, provided via freemusicarchive.org through a Creative Commons License

#5FandomFriday: Fandom Deaths We're Still Upset About - GIANT SPOILERS AHEAD!

Welcome to my attempt at 5 Fandom Friday, where I try to contribute to a weekly meme but usually forget. This fun weekly postathon is hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. If you’re interested in joining up, check out future posting topics here.

Way to start off the weekend with a depressing subject, #5FandomFriday. I could honestly do a much longer list just from people who died in books that left me scared for days, but I’ve decided to go by a different criteria. These are the deaths that, whenever I start to think about them or talk about them, I still tear up, no matter how long ago these deaths happened.

So let’s all commiserate together about these painful deaths because they still hurt for me. Of course, MASSIVE CRAZY SPOILERS AHEAD FOR:

-        Serenity/Firefly

-        Supernatural

-        Lost

-        Feed by Mira Grant

-        Something Strange & Deadly series by Susan Dennard

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WFTM Podcast Episode 13: Because Boomerangs!

Due to a scheduling conflict, Leslie and Fernando recorded Episode 13 a day earlier than usual. They attempt to describe the first photos from American Horror Story: Hotel, discuss the finales of Syfy’s Defiance and Dark Matter, the start of CW Seed’s animated Vixen, whether episode 2 of Documentary Now changed Fernando’s mind about the series, being stuck in a dome for a year because of Mars, the first volume of Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye (Because Boomerangs!), and much more.

Download it from the iTunes store here!

We’re now on Stitcher as well!! If Stitcher is your chosen app of podcasting choice, listen to the Working for the Mandroid podcast here

So what’s in Episode 13?

News:

First Pictures from American Horror Story: Hotel

Six People Were Just Sealed Into a Dome for a Year Because Mars.

First Image of Michael Fassbender in Assassin’s Creed Movie

Straight Outta Compton wins 3 straight week at box office:

What We’re Watching:

Documentary Now episode 2 – have Fernando’s feelings changed?

Dark Matter

Defiance

Vixen Episode 1

What We’re Reading:

Hawkeye Volume 1 by Matt Fraction and David Aja

School for Sidekicks by Kelly McCullough

What We Predict For the Next Week:

Fernando: He will love the season finale for Mr. Robot

Leslie: She will also love the season finale for Mr. Robot, love Gotham Academy Volume 1 by Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher), and be driven notes by the slang in The Scorch Trials by James Dashner


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Intro & Outro Music is “Robot Army” by Quiet Music for Tiny Robots, provided via freemusicarchive.org through a Creative Commons License

WFTM Podcast Episode 12: Zombies Shouldn't Make You Sleepy

In this week’s episode Leslie and Fernando discuss some new pilots that we might be seeing on television next year, whether Fear the Walking Dead is worth the Walking Dead name, the cheesy action of Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation, and a new Star Wars book plus much more.

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We’re now on Stitcher as well!! If Stitcher is your chosen app of podcasting choice, listen to the Working for the Mandroid podcast here

So what’s in Episode 12?

News:

Help Kickstart the US Megabot!

The Second Season of Gotham Will Have a Gender-Swapped Firefly

CBS Is Adapting Luna: New Moon for Television and the Book Isn’t Even Out Yet

NBC Is Creating an Office-style Show Involving an Insurance Company in the DC Universe

ABC Is Really Spinning Mockingbird Off of SHIELD via Marvel’s Most Wanted

What We’re Watching:

Fear the Walking Dead Pilot Broke Cable Records

Killjoys season 1

Documentary Now! Pilot

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

What We’re Reading:

Dark Disciple by Christie Golden (Star Wars Universe)

Comic Con and the Business of Pop Culture by Rob Salkowitz

Up Next: Hawkeye Volume 1 by Matt Fraction and David Aja & School for Sidekicks by Kelly McCullough

What We Predict For the Next Week:

Fernando: He will love the season finale for Mr. Robot

Leslie: She will also love the season finale for Mr. Robot, remain obsessed with the Gilmore Guys podcast and remain very happy about the latest Marvel Collector Corp box.

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Intro & Outro Music is “Robot Army” by Quiet Music for Tiny Robots, provided via freemusicarchive.org through a Creative Commons Licens

WFTM Podcast Episode 10: Robot Westerns & Fantastic Four Failures

Robot westerns, Fantastic Four fails, baby Ned Stark? It must be time for Episode 10 of the Working for the Mandroid podcast! Leslie and Fernando touch on the latest seasons of The Strain, Halt and Catch Fire and the new Netflix prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp before talking about A Fire Upon the Deep (yes, again) and Judy Blume’s latest. We also hit on some geek news and what’s making us happy this week. And it’s the final week to enter our Comic Con giveaway!

Download it from the iTunes store here!

We’re now on Stitcher as well!! If Stitcher is your chosen app of podcasting choice, listen to the Working for the Mandroid podcast here

So what’s in Episode 10?

News:

First Teaser Trailer for Westworld – HBO’s New Robot Sci-Fi Western

Fantastic Four Bombs – Will It Continue?

First Look at Jon Bernthal as the Punisher

Game of Thrones Casts a Young Ned Stark and We Try to Figure Out Why

What We’re Watching:

The Strain

Halt and Catch Fire finished season 2

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp on Netflix

What We're Reading:

Leslie Finally Finished A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge But Fernando Hasn’t

In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

Last Week to Enter to Win SDCC Swag, Books & T-Shirts!

What’s Making Us Happy:

Fernando: Having new artwork to hang up

Leslie: Peppermint white chocolate drinks, adorable Lord Mesa art, and these awesome Winter gloves (despite it currently being 104 degrees outside)!

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Intro & Outro Music is “Robot Army” by Quiet Music for Tiny Robots, provided via freemusicarchive.org through a Creative Commons License

 

WFTM Episode 9: ROBOT FIGHT!

There are a lot of robots in episode 9, including a battle between US and Japan mechs, Leslie losing all faith in humanity at the failed experiment of Hitchbot, and checking in on Mr. Robot in our summer television review. Fernando talks about how Jon Stewart changed news watching, Leslie squeals about Marissa Meyer and her Lunar Chronicles series, there is general love for Greg Rucka’s Lazarus comic series and much more. Don’t forget to enter to win boxes of Comic Con swag!!

Download it from the iTunes store here!

We’re now on Stitcher as well!! If Stitcher is your chosen app of podcasting choice, listen to the Working for the Mandroid podcast here

So what’s in Episode 9?

News:

GIANT ROBOT BATTLE IS A REAL THING!

I hate people. Hitchbot was destroyed in Philadelphia.

First look at the new Shadowhunters television show on ABC Family

What We’re Watching:

It’s Jon Stewart’s last week on The Daily Show and we are sad.

Checking in on Summer Television:

-        Killjoys

-        Dark Matter

-        Defiance

-        Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

-        Humans

-        Mr. Robot

What We're Reading:

An update on A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

Lazarus Volume 1: Family & Volume 2: Lift by Greg Rucka, Michael Lark & Santiago Arcas

Warm Up by VE Schwab (original Tor.com short story)

Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky by Marissa Meyer (short story in the Lunar Chronicles series)

We’re Still Hosting a Contest to Win SDCC Swag, Books & T-Shirts!

What’s Making Us Happy:

Fernando: looking forward to reading Volume 3 of Lazarus

Leslie: using Google Docs as weird IM software that feels more like passing notes in class and binging Parks & Rec on Netflix


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Intro & Outro Music is “Robot Army” by Quiet Music for Tiny Robots, provided via freemusicarchive.org through a Creative Commons License

#Fandom5: Five Fictional Pets I'd Like to Adopt

Welcome to my attempt at 5 Fandom Friday, where I try to contribute to a weekly meme but usually forget. This fun weekly postathon is hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. If you’re interested in joining up, check out future posting topics here.

Two weeks in a row, guys! I might be getting the hang of this whole “meme participant” thing. But oh man, this week’s 5 Fandom Friday is another difficult one. The topic is Fictional Pets I’d Like to Adopt. I keep thinking of robots I want to “adopt”, which aren’t really pets (but but but… BAYMAX!). And yet that’s what I’m going to start with and see if I can come up with some actual animals as I go along.

K-9 from Doctor Who

So he’s a robot, but at least he’s in the shape of an animal, so that’s got to count for something, right? I would love to have a pet dog that could essentially take care of itself and didn’t need to be fed. Plus he could help me out in tight jams with the lasers he shoots from his nose. And it’s like having a link to the internet at all times with me.

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Abu from Aladdin

Ever since I saw Aladdin for the first time, I wanted a pet monkey. Abu is the best. He can get snacks and be sneaky when necessary. Plus he looks pretty spiffy in his little vest and fez.

Appa from Avatar: The Last Airbender

I would never have to be stuck in traffic again!! I would just hope on Appa and fly to wherever my destination was. Plus he’s warm and cuddly in case I ever get stuck outside at night.

Gromit from Wallace & Gromit

If I were to have a real dog, I would want him to be a super smart inventor dog who could create things that would help me not have to do daily chores like washing the dishes. Gromit is the smartest of all smart animals and yet remains completely silent. We could compete on who has the best look of absolute disdain though…

Chewbacca from Star Wars

I don’t know how much he would appreciate being regulated to pet, but this was Fernando’s choice. It would be awesome to have a Wookie as my co-pilot in daily life, plus he would get the things off of tall shelves that even Fernando can’t reach on his own.

Runner Up: Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon

Apa bumped him from the main list because Apa can fly me around with a little more security than Toothless, but dude, a DRAGON! A FRIENDLY dragon too! Who doesn’t want a friendly dragon as a pet?

So those are my picks for fictional pets. Which ones would you love to have waiting for you at home each night? Are you more of a direwolf person or a dragon person?

Also don't forget that we're hosting a contest to win one of two boxes of Comic Con swag with books, t-shirts, posters, buttons and more. Make sure to enter here!