Time Traveling Robots #29 – Since Star Wars Is Now Officially Embarrassing

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Why Chinese time travel shows are hot, robot prison guards are real and let the asteroid mining begin! 

On this episode we talk about…

*  The popularity of Chinese time travel dramas.

http://www.aoehome.com/about-china/learn-chinese/Qing-time-travel-TV-dramas-3521

* Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s love for Looper and it’s director.

http://io9.com/5903319/joseph-gordon+levitt-reveals-why-his-time+travel-epic-looper-really-will-be-the-most-awesome-thing-ever/

* David, the android from Prometheus, starring in the movie’s latest viral video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOOJl5lWNfM&feature=player_embedded

* The government’s possible use of miniature insect robots for protest surveillance.

http://www.dailytech.com/Mini+Insect+Robocops+Engineers+Government+Work+on+RC+Insects/article9222.htm

*  Robot prison guards that are being tested in South Korea.

http://mashable.com/2012/04/18/robotic-prison-guards-tested/

* 53 reasons why we need a new Star Trek TV series.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kris-lopresto/star-trek-tv-series_b_1435318.html

* Billionaires using their money to fund asteroid mining.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57416120-76/is-asteroid-mining-in-our-near-future/

* And a story we were too scared to talk about.

http://dvice.com/archives/2011/10/we-now-know-why.php

Plus, our recommendations…  The Quantum Leap pilot episode Genesis and the book 1984.

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Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson

Originally from Minnesota in the United States, Dave has lived all over.  He currently makes his home in Ottawa, Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife and stepdaughter.  Dave works as an on-air announcer at Boom 99-7 (CJOT.) One of his first sci-fi memories was that of watching Star Trek the original series in reruns on Sunday mornings so, as you can imagine, that made quite the impression and was one of the inspirations for founding the Galactic Netcasts network in 2011. You can hear Dave on The Alien Invasion, The SciFi Geeks Club and Weird World Weekly podcasts. Follow him on Twitter @davenelsonvoice