Based on today’s bitter blow that He-Man has turned back into the pick vest-wearing Prince Adam over in the minds of the executives of Warner Bros., I thought I’d trot out this fun fan-made trailer of what a Masters of the Universe movie could look like. I stand by my earlier claim that the Hollywood system would inevitably screw up a new He-Man film exactly like the screwed up the first one (Gwildor, anyone?), but if Masters of the Universe taught me one thing, is that it’s okay to dream. And if that dream is about a heavily muscular, bearded man named Fisto, so much the better.
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.