Tonight. At 8pm EST. On PBS. On Great Performances. It’s Hamlet. Starring David Tennant as Hamlet and Patrick Stewart as Claudius. To nerd out or not to nerd out, that is the question, but I imagine for most of us the answer is a rounding “Fuck and yes.” Thanks to everyone who sent me this tip.
I meant to post this about 15 minutes ago, but I was looking for a clip to run with the article, and I got so caught up in the awesomeness of the production that I totally forgot I was running a nerd website. I am so looking forward to this.
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.