It’s way too early in the morning to process this, but oh well?apparently, at some point in the ’70s, one of the zillions of Star Wars products was this old school (and I mean that quite literally) filmstrip. It takes everything that was cool about star Wars and replaces it with a soulless narrator, mediocre drawings of key scenes, random voices (that ain’t James Earl Jones, people) and equally random sound effects. If you manage to make it through all 20 minutes, I’m going to put your name on a plaque here in the TR offices. (Via Girl Still Kickin’)
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.