I wish to hell companies would instantly release trailers online after they show them at SDCC. I mean, it’s obvious someone’s going to record it and release it anyways, and people are going to watch horrible bootlegged versions if there’s not a legitimate version, so basically everyone loses here, when we could easily win. That small rant aside, The Walking Dead is looking great — I don’t know what the budget is, but there are some really amazing shots in this trailer. As a zombie fan — yes, despite the deluge — I’m really, really looking forward to seeing a long-term, sustained narrative about the zombie apocalypse, and not just a movie. The undead don’t go away — so why should the story stop?
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.