All hail I Heart Chaos, who found — and I can’t believe I’d never heard of this before — but a pilot for Wonder Woman made in the ’60s… by the same folks who made the ’60s Batman TV series. But stating that fact isn’t going to prepare you for the insane, three-minute nagging of Diana Prince by her horrible, shrewish mother (who is not Hippolyta, it’s safe to say), Wonder Woman getting transfixed by her own beauty in the mirror for the longest minute of your life, or the most mind-blowingly awful flying sound effect ever created by a human being at the 4:35 mark. Suffice to say, I think this is clear proof no one has had any idea how to make Wonder Woman work, ever.
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.