Let’s start the morning with a look at George Lucas’ original vision for Star Wars, which just happens to get updated every time James Cameron beats him in box office revenue. This video is from my pal Jon Gutierrez of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade theater and Gamma Squad; that’s Jon as Big George (note: not his real beard, sadly). This video also has the added benefit of moving Sexy Bear down from the top. I promise I’ll never end the week with something that horrifying; I can’t imagine how much traffic I lost because that was the first thing people saw on TR the entire damn weekend.
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.