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To The Manor Borne (By Robots)
30 minutes | a month ago
Who'll Stop Lorraine - Excerpted
Who'll Stop Lorraine, first presented in ep. 5, is re-issued here as a stand-alone piece, minus the story-within-a-story framework of To The Manor Borne By Robots. Ghosts and exclusive real estate collide on a remote Thai island.
25 minutes | 2 months ago
I Smell Burning Hair - Excerpted
I Smell Burning Hair, first presented in ep. 3, is re-issued here as a stand-alone piece, minus the story-within-a-story framework of To The Manor Borne By Robots. An out-of-control politician on the campaign trail is taken over by drone technology.
67 minutes | a year ago
Episode 11 - Hungover Psychic Insider Trader
The Master and Miss Eloise return to CERN. Jimmy, Miss Eloise, and a pair of killer robots journey to the past. Bob and X-31 are marooned in a decaying future. The Pope has a rough day on the road to Jerusalem. The stand-alone story Hungover Psychic Insider Trader follows a junior-level Wall Street exec who finds he can predict the future, but only when he's really hungover.
52 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 10 - Burns's Bugs
Bob & Miss Eloise must make a baby. Tevis & the Master wrestle with a baffling affliction. The Pope, a.k.a. The Green Man, welcomes Crane & the Chief into his caravan to Jerusalem. Baller plots against Arcadia head Francis Abercrombie, leading into the stand-alone Burns's Bugs, in which Arcadia backs billionaire Gary Burns's bid to feed the world with cheap, edible insect protein.
34 minutes | 3 years ago
Fronsty The Snowman - Holiday Special Reissue
Fronsty The Snowman, first presented in ep. 6, is re-issued here as a stand-alone story, minus the story-within-a-story framework of To The Manor Borne By Robots. Fronsty is Frosty The Snowman's idiot cousin, following his dream of baking the perfect Christmas cookie. Fronsty is a fun, silly Christmas tale for kids and adults alike (unlike the rest of To The Manor Borne By Robots, which is NSFW). Leading the fray as Fronsty is superstar voice actor Robbie Rist, who began his long career as Cousin Oliver on The Brady Bunch. Aiding and abetting is Feodor Chin, the voice of Zenyatta in the hit game Overwatch, as Fronsty's elf bestie, Jojo. Narrating this Yuletide tale is Judas Priest frontman, the Metal God himself, Rob Halford. Merry Christmas from the Manor!
63 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 9 - Swear Jar
The Pope stops the world, Baller plots revenge, the Master faces change. In the future, Bob and Miss Eloise confront uncomfortable facts. The stand-alone story is Swear Jar, a sequel to ep. 7's Eye Candy: an illusion projector falls into the hands of a traveling revival preacher.
56 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 8 - Marketing 4 Marketers
The Pope takes a walk, Tevis and the Master get closer, Baller fields calls, and the future is not what it used to be. The stand-alone story in this episode is Marketing 4 Marketers, a demonic look at that most 21st century of occupations.
64 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 7 - Eye Candy
A visit to the Davos Economic Conference leads to some run-ins with famous faces. A weapon of last resort is re-discovered in the future. A man of the spirit hears some unpleasant facts. In stand-alone story Eye Candy, a computer in a contact lens falls into the hands of a high school bully.
67 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 6 - Fronsty The Snowman
It's the night before Christmas at the Manor, but the Beast is not asleep. Bob makes plans with Tevis. The stand-alone story is Fronsty The Snowman, a tale of Frosty The Snowman's idiot cousin who can't do anything right, and how he redeems himself with Santa Claus. Featuring guest star Rob Halford, from Judas Priest.
59 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 5 - Who'll Stop Lorraine?
The Master learns about 25th century relationships. Bob convinces people he's telling the truth - the hard way. The stand-alone story is about ghosts and gentrification on an island in Thailand.
51 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 4 - Billy Mill
The Master takes a trip to the library. Bob finds out more about the 21st century. The story read to the Beast, "Billy Mill", imagines the last rock band on Earth.
49 minutes | 6 years ago
Episode 3 - I Smell Burning Hair
Bob takes a swim, and the Master has a history lesson. The story read to the Beast imagines if people could be driven like aerial drones, and how that would apply to an out-of-control politician who needs to win re-election.
52 minutes | 6 years ago
Episode 2 - I'm Gonna Crawl
Bob has a surprising (and slimy) encounter with the Beast, and the Master does some fundraising in the 21st century. The story read to the Beast in this episode is I'm Gonna Crawl, about a baby that never ages.
43 minutes | 6 years ago
Episode 1 - No Fatties, Please
A terrible behemoth from out of space/time invades the 25th century, ravaging the world, killing millions. Its only weakness is stories, rendering it dormant. It's been contained within the Manor, a vast country estate controlled by the Master, the ruler of the future Earth, and the only person the Beast will let read stories to it and live. The Master transports his ancestor, office-worker Bob, from the present to the 25th century. Bob must substitute for the Master, while the Master travels to our time to unravel the mystery of the Beast's origins. The story read to the Beast in this episode is No Fatties, Please, about an outlaw biker’s search for love, and the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.
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