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If Stormtroopers Were Spartans

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The Clonetroopers were awesome. Great shots, brave, total badasses. And then, somewhere in the following 20 years, they got all white suits, became Stormtroopers and lost the ability to shoot any target no matter how big or close or how many millions of lasers they shot. Now, comedians Benny and Rafi Fine of “Kung Fu Grip” (presented by the Escapist, where the Zero Punctuation comes from) have solved the problem for the Empire?they’ve replaced all the Stormtroopers with Spartans from Halo. Let’s watch, shall we?

About Author

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.