Cartoons, Nerdery, TV

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This is a 10-minute, voices-only mash-up of Pokémon and the TV show 24. It was actually directed Gen Kim, the guy who brought us that awesome videogame quintet last month, and here’s what blows my mind about it:
• It in an incredibly straight adaptation of 24-style storytelling into the world of Pokémon.
• The voices are incredibly accurate to the cartoon. Like, scarily accurate.
• Pokémon are used as instruments of terrorism. Team Rocket is, of course, a terror group.
• I have been so abused by FFF than I was waiting for the horrible rape scene to start at any moment. There’s not one, happily.

About Author

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.