Note: ? Although the term “sweded” feels obnoxious and hipstery, I still very much enjoy when people “swede” movies. ? This swede is of the new Trek movie, not any of the old ones. ? It might contain the worst Spock/Leonard Nimoy impression ever recorded on film. ? It might contain the best Nero performance ever, and I am counting Eric Bana. If Bana had acted like this dude does, Star Trek would probably be my favorite movie ever. ? Simon Pegg tweeted this thing last night, so don’t blame me if you didn’t like it. If it’s good enough for Simon Pegg, it’s damn well good enough for you.
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.