It took a month, but AMC finally got around to releasing a non-bootlegged version of its excellent, 4-minute preview for The Walking Dead. I don’t really have anything new to say from when the bootleg trailer snuck out of SDCC — the production values look amazing, I’m exciting to see a zombie narrative that doesn’t end after two hours and just keeps on continuing — other than man, this thing looks good. I’m glad AMC finally deigned to let us see it like it was intended. And for those counting at home, I believe there’s only one more SDCC video we haven’t seen — the Green Lantern footage. Thanks to Nathan N. and everyone else who sent in the tip.
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.