Some dude named Sasha Burrow has made it his own personal mission to create a special edition of David Lynch’s Dune with modern CG effects. Above is a comparison clip of Baron Harkonnan and Feyd at the whale factory. I’m not 100% sure the shot of the factory is 100% completed yet; if it is, it looks a bit shiny, and if not, I’m very much looking forward to seeing the finished product. Hell, any time a nerd decides to take on a project this massive and completes it, I’m always willing to give him or her an E for effort at the very least. (Via I Heart Chaos)
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.