Some of you might have seen this before, but TR contributor Chris Cummins passed me this mash-up of classic Doctor Who and 2001 and I decided it needed to be seen. Yeah, some of the character models are a little rough, but it was done by just a couple of nerds, and it’s so cleverly well done that I’m nothing but impressed. Although, as usual, the weird CG Matt Smith does seem like he’s standing at a higher elevation in the uncanny valley than the actual Matt Smith.
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.