WFTM Podcast Episode 15: The Television Engine

Leslie and Fernando discuss the start of binge watching Empire and Black-ish, the lackluster summer of movies, what they’re looking forward to this fall on the big and small screens, the third volume of Lazarus, the steampunk werewolf hunters of The Shadow Revolution, 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 15?

News:

Netflix announced the November 20 as the release date of Jessica Jones and put out a teaser trailer

DARPA released some information about a robotic prosthetic arm that provides sensation and it’s awesome!

Funko announced the Smuggler’s Bounty Star Wars subscription box!

What We’re Watching:

We started binge watching Empire and Black-ish

A look back at the movies we enjoyed this summer and the ones we’re looking forward to this fall

What new and returning shows we’re looking forward to as the fall TV season starts back up next week (and Leslie learns she’s the engine driving most of their television watching)

What We’re Reading:

Lazarus Volume 3: Conclave by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark

We Can Fix It by Jess Fink

Little Robot by Ben Hatke (enter to win a copy here!)

The Shadow Revolution by Clay and Susan Griffith

What We Predict For the Next Week:

Fernando: Still playing a lot of Madden and looking forward to television starting back up again.

Leslie: They’ll finish up Empire and enjoy it. She’ll finish up Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson and it will end in a cliffhanger that will drive her bonkers. Scorch Trials the movie will be in their viewing future.

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.

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 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

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 Podcast Episode 8: Sense8, They Came Together, Baymax Mattress, Short Stories & More

In episode 8, Leslie is a little tipsy on Summer Honey Cider, but she and Fernando discuss their feelings about Sense8, the weird Paul Rudd/Amy Poehler comedy They Came Together, some short stories from Clarkesworld Magazine’s podcast and Tor.com, the Baymax mattress, and more. Make sure to enter to win a bunch of SDCC swag, books and t-shirts by tweeting with the hashtag #wftmpodcast or entering through the Rafflecopter form at below!

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 8?

News:

All Leslie’s Dreams Have Come True! The Baymax Mattress!

Writers Have Been Announced For the New Spider-Man Movie & They Discuss The Tone for the Next Film

What We’re Watching:

We Finished Sense8 – really mild, vague spoilers

They Came Together

What Leslie’s Reading:

We started A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

This Wanderer, in the Dark of the Year by Kris Millering (short audio story)

Asymptotic by Andy Dudak (short audio story)

Clarkesworld Magazine podcast

Four Horsemen, at Their Leisure by Richard Parks (short Tor.com original)

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

What’s Making Us Happy:

Fernando: The Strain season 2

Leslie: Angry Orchard Summer Honey Cider and So You Think You Can Dance


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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 7: Ant Man, Sense8, Ms Marvel, Lumberjanes & More

This week's WFTM podcast is a day early, but it's full of comic book fun as Leslie and Fernando talk Marvel's Ant Man movie (spoilers start at 18:00 and last through 31:53), the first volumes of Ms Marvel and Lumberjanes, along with reviews of the first 6 episodes of Sense8, Lia Habel's Familiar Things, Xena reboot news, Emmy noms, and much more. We also start off our very first contest to win loads of Comic Con goodies.

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 7?

News:

First look at David Tennant’s Fugitoid robot character in Ninja Turtles cartoon

BC is rebooting Xena: Warrior Princess with Sam Rami producing

This season's Sleepy Hollow will include a crossover with Bones, which doesn't make sense to us

Emmy Nomination - Orphan Black, GoT, Netflix!

What We're Watching

Ant Man Review

Sense8 Review - first 6 episodes

What We're Reading

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis & Brooke A. Allen

Familiar Things by Lia Habel

Ms Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

Our Very First WFTM Podcast Contest!

Follow us on Twitter @WorkforMandroid and @fernborrego

Email your questions, concerns, thoughts and comments to WorkingfortheMandroid@gmail.com

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

Trailer Park Friday: The Returned, Penny Dreadful, Robots Playing Soccer & More

It's been awhile since I shared some fun trailers with you guys. By now you've probably already seen the Antman trailer, which I'm completely meh indifferent to, and the Age of Ultron trailer, which freaked me out in the best ways. I've decided to avoid any future Age of Ultron trailers as best I can so that I can be surprised and amazed when the movie comes out.

So what trailers or videos might I have stumbled across in the last few weeks that would be new to you?

Well, there's the first trailer for The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which is a Netflix series created by Tina Fey. It's not the usual Mandroid fare, but we're fond of 30 Rock and Tina around here, so I'll be interested in checking out this series when it debuts its entire first season on March 6 on Netflix.

I didn't realize there was a Telltale Games version of Game of Thrones, and I'm really surprised that Fernando hasn't played it. Apparently it's a 6 part story type game with the second "episode" coming out on February 3 on downloadable platforms.

Here, have some robots playing soccer. They are still better at sports than I am.

A&E is remaking the French television show The Returned (or Les Revenants if you want to get technical). I can't imagine it will be as understatedly creepy as the original, but we'll give it a try. It starts on March 9 and will feature quite a few familiar fans to anyone who watches a lot of genre television.

And finally here's the trailer for season 2 of Penny Dreadful. I really enjoyed the first season and look forward to seeing what other twisted version of Victorian characters they manage to add in the second season. Plus Eva Green is just perfect in this show. It returns to Showtime on April 26.

 

And that's what I have this week. Hopefully I will return next week with more fun videos. What's caught your eye on the internet this week?

Random Tuesday: Hey, Look Who's Back Edition

Oh real life, why must you constantly take me away from my hobbies? Between work and obligations, I have been MIA way too long, my friends. Let's have some Random Tuesday fun to make up for it.

This made me go o.O and be very thankful that the BBC does require their leading men to be whatever their definition of "attractive" is.

It's almost officially summer time and if you're anything like us, you'll be binge watching at least one show that you've never gotten to before. EW has a binge watching guide for some television shows you might have recently missed. If you're not watching Arrow, you reallyl should binge that one first.

Neil Patrick Harris wrote an autobiography. It's a Choose Your Own Adventure book. We should be besties.

 X-Men: Days of Futures Past was a pretty good movie considering how many characters were crammed into it. Julia Lepetit and Andrew Bridgman of Dorkly put together some very important PSAs you should pay attention to if you're going to cross paths with an X-Man. You can see the other 7 over on Dorkly.

Speaking of awesome television, Orphan Black is probably in my favorite five television shows right now. The Mary Sue has these silly pop culture reference filled visual "recaps" every week. Here is the one from last Saturday's episode (spoilers, of course).

Netflix online had some issues with summaries last week where two movies would get smooshed together for hilarious results. You can see some of the best here. Watch out for those cyborg bubblegum machines.

 

Unfortunately large scary storms are headed this way, so I have to cut the Return to Random Tuesday(TM pending) short. As we hunker down for more storms, let me know what shows we should binge this summer in the comments.