Alert TR reader James M alerted me to this in-progress fan film about Casey Jones, being made by some nerds in Austin, Texas. This is less a proper preview than some various footage cut together to some music that sounds suspiciously like part of John Carpenter’s score for Big Trouble in Little China, but it does feature a herd of ninjas and a dude (a party dude?) in a swell Michelangelo costume, so they get an A for effort in my book.
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.