S02 E04: Hasta la vista, Robby. It’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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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 Terminator franchise. The film follows Sarah and John Connor (Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong) as they are targetted by an advanced, shape-shifting Terminator from the future (Robert Patrick). They are accompanied by a version of the original Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger), sent back in time to protect them. Are we still fans, after all this time? Which of us saw it at the cinema first time around? How does it compare to other action films? We don our shades, dust off our leather jackets and discuss.

Meanwhile, we’ve watched The Watch. But would we watch it again? We give our verdict on TV’s Discworld adaptation, now streaming on BBC iPlayer. We’ve also seen Black Widow at the cinema and The Tomorrow War on Amazon Prime.

This week your podcast pals are joined by Matt Maytum, a journalist, editor and movie reviewer, famous from the pages of Total Film magazine. You can hear Matt regularly on the official Inside Total Film podcast. He shares his recent Disney+ finds (Monsters At Work and Loki).

In his company we also commemorate the passing of Richard Donner, consider what Good Omens 2 might bring, pore over the latest trailers, and lament the cancellation of Lovecraft Country and Cursed. 

There’s all this plus Asimov confessions, Lucasfilm’s lawyers, and Chekhov’s father-in-law, in Robby The Robot’s Waiting, the podcast constructed from a prototype mimetic polyalloy.

Episode highlights:

0:00:51: WHAT WE'VE BEEN WATCHING! Black Widow, The Watch, The Tomorrow War

0:26:48: Meet Matt Maytum, from Total Film in London, who’s been watching Monsters At Work and Loki

0:32:24: REWIND! We discuss the time travelling terrors of Terminator 2

1:00:00: THE NEWS! Featuring Richard Donner RIP, Foundation, Good Omens 2, Star Wars Visions, Zack Snyder’s Star Wars-inspired movie, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, Old Guard 2, Lovecraft Country, Cursed, and Simon Pegg’s Galaxy Quest TV show

They absolutely will not stop:

Richard Edwards: a film and TV journalist and a former editor of SFX https://twitter.com/RichDEdwards

Tanavi Patel: entertainment reporter for SFX magazine and Digital Spy, panel moderator for MCM, FanExpo and more https://twitter.com/tanavip

Dave Bradley: writer, gamer, book reviewer and another former editor of SFX https://twitter.com/BoxDaveB

SPECIAL GUEST! Matt Maytum is a writer, movie critic and deputy editor of Total Film magazine https://twitter.com/mattmaytum

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