s11e10 The Holdovers – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of The Holdovers. Andy B thinks it’s National Lampoons for the 2020s, and he’s not 100% wrong, just maybe 98%: Andy C explains it’s a comedy drama that surprisingly won an Oscar for its old-fashioned story of someone learning to move on from bitterness to life by being forced to be in close proximity with humans.

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s11e09 The Artful Dodger – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of The Artful Dodger. AndyB falls asleep when he hears it’s a costume drama, but wakes up a little as AndyC explain it’s a genuine rollicking Disney adventure!

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s11e08 Karen Sandler on taking back control through Software Freedom – The Good Robot Andys

AndyB is extremely excited to introduce AndyC to Karen Sandler from the Software Freedom Conservancy.

Links:

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s11e07 What is a programming language? – The Good Robot Andys

AndyC asks AndyB “What is a programming language?” AndyB rambles on about some stuff, with heckling from AndyC, before they conclude that it’s really a community of people or something.

That Alien: Romulus trailer is at youtube.com/watch?v=GTNMt84KT0k.

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s11e06 Fleishman Is in Trouble – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Fleishman Is in Trouble. AndyB has unexpectedly seen this, meaning the two AndyC has a co-enthuser. Both Andys loved this empathy-expanding series that starts out looking like a typical male-point-of-view wish fulfilment exercise and ends up teaching us a little empathy.

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s11e05 Dune: Part 2 – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Dune: Part 2. The Andys are together in person and are joined by Harry and Ben to discuss just how blown away they are by the second part of the Dune series, which they just watched on the big old screen at the IMAX.

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s11e04 Video Game High School – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Video Game High School. This time AndyB takes the chair to enthuse about this hidden gem of in Internet series, which is funny, wholesome and tightly plotted. AndyC wants to know what it’s all about, and AndyB thinks it’s an antidote to the toxicity that sometimes characterises video game culture.

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s11e03 Nyad – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Nyad. Andy B is fairly sceptical about a “sports” movie but Andy C attempts to persuade him that he would enjoy this intense, thrilling story about how someone completed her dream in the face of overwhelming odds. Also some chat about gentle, well-written Australian comedy Fisk and a few other things.

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s11e02 The Boogeyman – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of The Boogeyman. Andy B is certain it’s an independent, antipodean, low-budget horror, but Andy C explains that it’s not. It’s actually an adaptation of a Stephen King short story that is surprisingly creepy in a way that really presses Andy C’s buttons.

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s11e01 Will killer AI take over the world? – The Good Robot Andys

So-called AI is constantly in the news, but Andy C wants to know whether we should stop researching it because of the risk of a Terminator-style army of killer robots. Andy B explains his belief that real intelligence is very very far away, but there is plenty to worry about in the meantime, from a overwhelming flood of spam, loss of customer service jobs, hallucinations, copyright violations all the way to the very real prospect of ordinary, non-sentient killer robots.

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s10e12 Evil Dead Rise – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Evil Dead Rise. Andy B fails to get through the intro without falling apart, but Andy C rescues him to explain that this episode of the Evil Dead series captures the unhinged comedy/fear of the original The Evil Dead movie, and brings lots of fresh fun with different characters and setting.

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s10e11 Knock at the Cabin – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Knock at the Cabin. Andy B thinks it’s an indie horror starring Angelina Jolie, but Andy C explains it’s one of the better M. Night Shyamalan movies in which four apocalyptic figures try to get a family to save the world by making an unbearable sacrifice.

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s10e10 M3gan – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of M3gan. Andy B forgets how to do the podcast completely, so doesn’t make any guess based on the title what it is, but Andy C explains it’s a fun sci-fi horror comedy about the dangers of AI and tech bros.

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s10e09 Living – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Living. Andy B thinks it might be a clean, New York rom-com, but it’s really a moving and brilliantly-played poignant drama featuring Bill Nighy on top form.

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s10e08 Bodies Bodies Bodies – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Bodies Bodies Bodies. Andy B thinks it might be a lost 80s dance classic, but Andy C educates him: it’s a black comedy horror about some nasty people meeting nasty ends.

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s10e07 Barbarian – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Barbarian. Andy B thinks it’s a conversion of the classic DOS game, which is a bit like Rambo, but Andy C explains it’s a truly unnerving horror movie with themes of sexual abuse.

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s10e06 Avatar: The Way of Water – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Avatar: The Way of Water. The Andys are together in person again, having just returned from the IMAX cinema. They quite enjoyed it, despite it fulfilling their expectations. What they didn’t expect were the clunky switches between different shots. (They discovered later that this may have been caused by changes in frame rate.)

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s10e05 The Walking Dead season 11 tranche 3 – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of The Walking Dead, season 11 tranche 3 – the final tranche. They still love it, but Andy B felt a little disappointed with the anti-climactic ending. Andy C is largely OK with it.

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s10e04 How do I Mastodon? – The Good Robot Andys

A tech episode where Andy C questions Andy B about what Mastodon is, why you might want to go there instead of Twitter, and how to get started with choosing a server and finding people to follow.

Follow us on @goodrobotandys@mastodon.social!

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s10e03 Elvis – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Elvis. Andy B is not really interested in Elvis but Andy C manages to persuade him that this intense biopic with amazingly charismatic musical sequences is worth putting on his list.

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