I’m not watching Caprica. My excuse is that I still haven’t seen seasons 1-3 of the new Battlestar Galactica, and even if Caprica is a prequel, I’d rather see BSG first (and it’s going to have to wait until I finish Doctor Who and watch the Avatar cartoon). But this trailer for the first season does make it look more interesting than I had initially anticipated, for three reasons: 1) Patton Oswalt, 2) James Marsters, and 3) the fact that the Cylons are totally old-school, ’70s-BSG-style. I approve. I still won’t watch, but I approve. Thanks to Zoe for the tip.
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.