The new Terminator Salvation trailer got released last night, and I’ll be damned if it doesn’t look pretty exciting. This one focuses on Marcus Wright the human Terminator, which I was initially ready to dismiss as a lame BSG/disguised Cylon rip-off. But BSG never had a Cylon staring down into his/her own exposed metallic guts. So is it just me? Am I the only one excirted because my expectations for a McG-directed Terminator were so abyssmally low? Or do you all also think it’s starting to look pretty good?
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.