Noble and steadfast TR reader Wyatt found a clip of Turtles Forever — that crazy ’80s Turtles-meets-’00s Turtles movie celebrating TMNT‘s 25th anniversary — and… well. I guess I wasn’t expecting the ’00s Turtles to be so bewildered by the goofiness of the ’80s Turtles world, but it’s a nice touch. I also wasn’t expecting ’80s April O’ Neil to have such a massive rack either, but it could also be considered a nice touch. However, I was expecting the ’80s Turtles to sound nothing like the ’80s Turtles, since the original voice actors were supposedly “unavailable” and this is 4Kids we’re talking about. Michelangelo’s fine, but I haven’t seen the ’80s TMNT since the ’80s, and even I know that Leonardo sounded nothing like that.
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.