So that Star Wars Spectacular? Apparently it wasn’t that spectacular. there was no real news to speak of; there’s more Clone Wars coming (who would’ve thunk?) and there’s a concert series for people in big cities. Whee. About the only part that raised my nerd interest was new DLC for The Force Unleashed game, mainly because you get to fuck around with Obi-Wan, Luke and Boba Fett, and… well, kill them. Which I think is awesome. Still, it’s pretty sad when the biggest news out of the “AMAZING STAR WARS SPECTACULAR WHICH WAS SO AWESOME IT JUST HAD TO BE TELEVISED BY G4” is not even a videogame, but jus extra downloadable content for a game that’s been out for more than half a year. Yeesh.
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.