Movies, Nerdery

Star Wars Is Getting Remade

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By fans. Chill out. It’s getting remade by fans as part of the “Star Wars Uncut” project, which lets 472 aspiring nerds call 15-second section of the movie, film it themselves, and then they’ll take all the clips and put it together. I think this is great, and hope Lucas isn’t going to squash these guys like bugs. It’s really just a more organized, widespread “Swede” thing, and obviously there’s no harm being done. If you’re interested, head to the site to get more info and stake your claim? but hurry — more than half the movie has already been completed!

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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.