The second season of Clone Wars starts on October 3rd, and here’s the new trailer. I’ve watched the trailer maybe four times and have tried to think of something devastatingly clever or funny to say about it, but it’s just a cacophony of laser blasts and lightsabers swings. I see that the The Duros With No Name returns along with a few IGs for the “Rise of the Bounty Hunters,” but my initial excitement about that has worn off and the whole video just makes me tired and grumpy and kind of sad. Yet, I felt I had to show it to you guys because it was new Star Wars stuff. That really sums something up, doesn’t it? Sigh.
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.