ABC’s Upfront trailer for V has been leaked, and it’s pretty damn exciting. I have to say, Yes, the first bits are very Independence Day, but I’m actually impressed and excited that the show seems to be using the aliens and their miraculous technology to make a bit of political and religious commentary (please, let’s not have any freaks outs in the comments, all right?). Also I know a lot of you think Morena Baccarin’s short hair looks a bit unsettling, but I think it’s intentional and perfect. Make sure to stay until the end of the video for your first view of lizard flesh.
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.