If you saw Saturday Night Live this weekend, then you’ve already seen this video. I’m guessing it’s more likely you saw it online, because watching SNL is hardly a pleasant pasttime, even when Sigorney Weaver is hosting. Still, the show occasionally has its moments, and James Cameron pitching Laser Cats 5 is to Lorne Michaels is definitely one of them. I think we can all agree that even if you like Avatar — possibly to the point of depression — Laser Cats 5 is the superior product. After all, Avatar only has cat people running around, while Laser Cats 5 has people cocking cats to fight other cats. Advantage: Laser Cats 5.
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.