The First 8 Minutes of V Are… Um… Well…


You can actually judge for yourself by watching the video above, which ABC has helpfully distributed after all those reports of the new V series sucking out loud. Now, I’ve not hidden my love of the original V at all on TR, and I’ve certainly been looking forward to the new one, but after watching this… I don’t know, man. I’m pleased that the show isn’t going to waste time and bringing the alien spaceship in the first five minutes — a very good decision — but the dialogue is just terrible. Unfortunately, once the aliens are established on Earth, the show’s going to have to really on things like dialogue to be entertaining, and thus I’m kind of concerned. Speaking of being concerned, did Jesus try to kill that homeless guy? Not cool, Jesus! (Via /Film)

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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 Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.