I’ve known plenty of Star Trek fans in my life, and for most of them, it seem Next Generation is their favorite Trek series. As an original series fan, they try and correct me by telling me that Next Generation is more serious, more dramatic, and less goofy than the original series, since it doesn’t have Kirk womanizing and punching aliens with silly masks and constantly losing his shirt. Well, Next Generation fans, I tell you this — James T. Kirk never had a barbershop hat and a cane and did a goddamn song and dance routine on the bridge of the Enterprise. So there. (Via Holy Taco)
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.