But not really. Because although I’ve been waiting all day to post the news that Heroes’ “Going Postal” little web mini-series is supposed to be launching today, I’ve been holding off to watch the damn thing and make fun of it, but…uh…NBC just refuses to launch it. Maybe they’re scared of my scathing wit? That’s what my mommy tells me.
Regardless, all I’ve got is the above trailer, where a confused mailman that we’ve never seen runs around and screams a bit (well, super-poweredly screams, a la Banshee or Black Canary). There’s an evil-looking bald guy and a girl in her underpants and Ma Petrelli. Let me know if you disagree, but my problem with last season is that is had too many new characters I didn’t give a shit about, and I don’t want to spend my precious web time following the escapades of more of them. Maybe the Ma Petrelli stuff will be interesting, but after the last, punishingly bad season, Heroes no longer has the benefit of my doubt. Also, having web show about a mailman called “Going Postal” is a knife in my soul. Really? You guys were okay naming it that? Why not an episode about a flying baker called “Half-Baked,” or an invisible hairstylist called “Shear Madness?” Or are those next?
I assume the episode, when it does show up, will be here. Best of luck to you brave souls.
Oh, one more?a firestarting journalist called “The Write Stuff.” Okay, I’m done.
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.