This Guy Is Conan the Barbarian



?The first time I heard of Jason Momoa was… oh, about five minutes ago, when I read on /Film that he had been cast as Conan in the Conan reboot. I’m sure a few of you know him as Ronon Dex from Stargate: Atlantis, so maybe you can tell us in the comments if you think he’s any good or not. I’m not trying to be a jerk, it’s just that his other show was Baywatch and that doesn’t fill me with a lot of hope. On the plus side, I happen to agree with /Film that at least Momoa looks clever, so in least in that regard he’s closer to the spirit of Robert Howard’s original Conan stories that Schwarzenegger was.

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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.