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Robby The Robot’s Waiting: The Sci-Fi Podcast

36 EpisodesProduced by Richard + Dave + TanaviWebsite

Welcome to a sci-fi podcast hosted by top genre journalists. We share anecdotes, celebrate classics, deliver what-to-watch recommendations, and contemplate the latest news and trailers. It’s like a geeky film and TV magazine in audio form. Not that long ago, in a galaxy not far away, three geeks (in… read more

36 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

S02 E06: Arise, Sir Robby! We talk Excalibur with author Joe Abercrombie

September 3rd, 2021


Is that the rousing sound of Carl Orff’s O Fortuna assaulting our ears? Yes, it’s time for a genuine “round table” discussion: this episode we look …

S02 E05: Find the Minority Report

August 26th, 2021


We’ve received a premonition of the future and we predict that you’re about to listen to an hour and a bit of sci-fi and fantasy chat. Thanks to our pre-cog mates, we’ve also learned that we’ll be talking about Steven …

S02 E04: Hasta la vista, Robby. It’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day

August 10th, 2021


Join us on a trip back 30 years, as we rewatch Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Rightly regarded as a landmark in movie special effects, James Cameron’s 1991 classic remains a much-loved action film and a high point in the …

S02 E03: Everything's relative in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

July 19th, 2021


Black holes. Warped time. The end of the world! It’s all relativity as we look back – and forward – at Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.

We're joined …

S02 E02: Don't panic! It's The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

June 21st, 2021


We’ve got answers, but if you’re looking for questions… Well, you’re going to have to ask Deep Thought. We take a trip through life, the universe and everything as we celebrate The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. 

S02 E01: There can be only one Highlander

June 8th, 2021


Don’t lose your head! Your sci-fi podcast is back for its second season. We’ll be rewatching 1986 sword-and-accents fantasy Highlander in the company of top author Guy Haley. Plus we’ll reveal the current shows we …

BONUS EPISODE What We've Been Watching And Reading

June 2nd, 2021


We're back! But we haven't yet returned to our original form...

As a precursor to the upcoming, hotly anticipated second season of Robby The Robot's Waiting, we've put together an elegantly titled What We've Been …

BONUS EPISODE The Falcon And The Winter Soldier [MASSIVE SPOILERS!]

May 2nd, 2021


The latest MCU series felt like a film told in six instalments. Soaring action, powerful themes, exotic locations, old allies and new foes... it's …

Episode 17 (redux): The Black Hole, Snowpiercer, For All Mankind, Servant, The Suicide Squad, Comic-Con, ThunderCats and Game Of Thrones

April 25th, 2021


Found it! Yes, the famous lost episode of Robby The Robot’s Waiting – the one that got lost somewhere in the deepest depths of outer space (aka the internet) – has been rediscovered and unleashed in the direction of …

Episode 18: Futurama, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Falcon And The Winter Soldier, The One, The Nevers, Thunder Force, Star Trek and more [season one finale]

April 4th, 2021


Good news, everyone! We’re hitching a ride to the 31st century with Planet Express, to celebrate the animated comedy genius of Futurama with our guest, writer and broadcaster Yael Tygiel. You can catch up on Matt …


March 12th, 2021


Life moves pretty fast out in the suburbs. It was only last Friday that WandaVision came to an end. So we’ve put together this special episode of magical chat. Across nine episodes, Wanda, Vision, Agnes, Monica, Jimmy, …

Episode 16: Spider-Man 2, Space Sweepers, Joss Whedon, WandaVision, Christopher Plummer, Buck Rogers, Star Wars, Iron Fist, A Song Of Ice And Fire and more

February 25th, 2021


With great power comes great responsibility – and some great movies. Amazingly, it’s been 17 years since Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker battled Doc Ock. In the latest episode of your sci-fi and fantasy podcast, the …

Episode 15: WALL-E, Resident Alien, Fate: The Winx Saga, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Game Of Thrones, Harry Potter, The Matrix 4 and more

February 9th, 2021


It’s the end of the world as we know it – and he feels fine! The story of a bleak dystopian future Earth was always unlikely subject matter for an …

Episode 14: Supernatural, WandaVision, A Discovery Of Witches, Outside The Wire, The Expanse, Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars and more

January 25th, 2021


Welcome to the latest episode of your sci-fi and fantasy podcast, where three top genre journalists lead you through the best of past, current and upcoming TV, movies and books. It’s like getting a top sci-fi and …

BONUS EPISODE Star Trek Discovery Season 3 Celebration [MASSIVE SPOILERS!]

January 15th, 2021


Hailing frequencies open! With the latest season of Star Trek Discovery coming to end last week, it’s time to take a break from our regular podcast …

Episode 13: Terry Pratchett’s Night Watch, Soul, The Midnight Sky, Doctor Who, The Expanse, Star Wars, Elder Scrolls and more

January 10th, 2021


Happy New Year, and welcome to our first episode of 2021. Thank you to all our listeners who have been with us on this journey. If you’re new to Robby The Robot’s Waiting: welcome! You’ll find some geeky chat, a wry …

BONUS EPISODE Review Of The Year 2020

December 30th, 2020


At the end of a year when planet Earth turned into a total-immersion version of a post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie, the Robby The Robot’s Waiting team take the only logical course of action – we look back on a year of TV …


December 28th, 2020


Christmas has been an eclectic mix for the Robby The Robot’s Waiting team. The premise of our "Christmas gifts" was to introduce our co-hosts to something they've not seen before. Having ventured into ’80s fantasy …

CHRISTMAS EPISODE The Devil's Backbone

December 27th, 2020


We've reinvented the concept of Christmas presents this year. Instead of handing out actual tangible gifts, Tanavi, Dave and Richard – aka the Robby The Robot's Waiting podcast team – have each chosen a favourite movie …


December 26th, 2020


Merry Christmas! In three special festive episodes of Robby The Robot's Waiting, we're handing out Christmas presents... in a manner of speaking. In …

BONUS EPISODE The Mandalorian Season 2 Celebration [MASSIVE SPOILERS!]

December 22nd, 2020


After the explosive season finale of The Mandalorian on Disney+ had Star Wars fans buzzing, we declare it the most important TV show of the year. …

Episode 12: Gremlins, Wonder Woman 1984, Star Wars, Marvel, Dungeons & Dragons, Batman and more

December 21st, 2020


Is a mogwai for life or just for Christmas? The Gremlins are having a party in Kingston Falls and we’re all invited. With the festive season looming, we invite writer Sarah Dobbs onto the podcast to rewatch the madcap …

Episode 11: Forbidden Planet, Ready Player Two, LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, David Prowse, Killjoys, SCI-FI-LONDON, Christopher Nolan, Game Of Thrones and more

December 6th, 2020


It’s the movie that gave this podcast its name, and a classic of ’50s cinema. But how does Forbidden Planet hold up now it’s old enough to draw its …

Episode 10: Energize! It's Star Trek: The Original Series with Paul Cornell

November 22nd, 2020


Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of Robby the Robot’s Waiting. Its hour-long mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new …

Episode 9: Moonraker, The Mandalorian, Tim Burton, Willow, Sean Connery, Avatar 2 and loads more

November 8th, 2020


Wherever Star Wars can go, James Bond can go too. In the latest episode of Robby The Robot’s Waiting: The Sci-Fi Podcast, we open the dossier on 007’s outer space adventure, Moonraker. Released in 1979 as science …

BONUS EPISODE 25 Years Of SFX Magazine: Part 2

November 3rd, 2020


Welcome to the second part of a special episode of Robby the Robot’s Waiting dedicated to 25 years of SFX magazine!

We had so much fun recording this bonus conversation that we split it into two parts. Make sure you’ve …

BONUS EPISODE 25 Years Of SFX Magazine: Part 1

October 30th, 2020


Welcome to a very special episode of Robby the Robot’s Waiting – an instalment with added SFX appeal!

SFX, the world’s number one sci-fi and fantasy magazine, celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. That’s kind of a …

Episode 8: Final Destination, The Haunting Of Bly Manor, Star Trek: Discovery, The Mandalorian, The Watch and more

October 21st, 2020


October is the spookiest month, so we’re joined by horror expert Louise Blain to discuss new TV series The Haunting Of Bly Manor and classic movie Final Destination. Is Netflix’s gothic romance – loosely adapted from …

Episode 7: Batman, Ms Marvel, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Brave New World, Arrow, The Boys and more

October 11th, 2020


Where does he get those wonderful toys? We take the Batmobile back to 1989 to reminisce on Tim Burton’s Batman. And we’re joined on the journey by …

Episode 6: Battlestar Galactica, sci-fi at the Emmys, The Walking Dead, Quantum Leap, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and more

September 25th, 2020


There are those who believe… that the rebooted Battlestar Galactica is TV’s greatest ever space opera. We hear the sound of Cylons as we set coordinates for classic episode “33”, in this, the latest episode of Robby The …

Episode 5: The X-Files, 2020 movie preview, Black Widow, The Boys, Ridley Scott, The Witcher and more

September 10th, 2020


Things are getting strange we’re starting to worry, this could be a case for… the Robby The Robot’s Waiting crew! Yes, in the latest podcast we’re …

BONUS EPISODE Spoiler-filled Tenet special

September 4th, 2020


Anyone for Tenet? In this one-off special episode, your Robby The Robot’s Waiting crew venture back to the cinema to watch Christopher Nolan’s …

Episode 4: Dune, The Batman, Lovecraft Country, Lucifer, Star Wars and more

August 31st, 2020


Sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere, but it didn’t stand in the way of Dune becoming a classic. We fold space and take …

Episode 3: Flash Gordon, Life After Flash, Star Trek, Red Dwarf, Raised By Wolves, The Watch, and more

August 13th, 2020


Flash Gordon approaching! (What do you mean “Flash Gordon approaching”?) 

We’re off to Mongo circa 1980 in the third episode of your new fave sci-fi podcast. Lisa Downs, director of documentary film Life After Flash and …

Episode 2: Cursed, Tremors, Comic-Con@Home trailers, The Boys and more

July 30th, 2020


We're going underground (going underground)... Welcome to the second episode of Robby The Robot’s Waiting: The Sci-Fi Podcast. If you love sci-fi, fantasy and horror, join entertainment journalists Richard Edwards, …

Episode 1: Buffy, Marvel, Space Force, Comic-Con@Home 2020 preview and more

July 16th, 2020


Hailing frequencies open! Welcome to the first episode of Robby The Robot’s Waiting. Yep, we know the title only makes sense if you’re aware of both 1980s Bananarama hits and 1950s space films. But we hope that if you …

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