“Of course, part of the reason we were so impressed by these first Season 3 episodes was because Season 2 just sucked so bad. I mean, Peter was romancing some Irish barmaid and was the most gullible person on Earth, Hiro was in the past for like 3/4ths of the season, and then there was that interminable Sylar/Wonder Twins roadtrip…and I don’t even remember what my character was supposed to be doing, and I did the acting! So yeah, maybe these Season 3 episodes aren’t great, but at least they’re not sucking as hard.”
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.