Darn you, ridiculous Watchmen premiere promotions! Here I am, trying to not talk about the movie, since it’s practically all I’ve done for the last three months, and then you have to go and create a giant Doctor Manhattan standing on the river Thames. I believe he was created by a combination of a special projector and a great deal of water hoses,, but as you can see in the video, although the good doctor to towered over the British bystanders, he’s not so detailed that you can make out Lower Manhattan (let alone the Meat-Packing District). Still, kinda cool, kinda wacky.
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.