Only this time, there’s no TARDIS involved. Someone posted David Tennant’s first ever TV role, a five-minute PSA on smoking from 1987 (he’s pro-, for the record, although the PSA itself is anti-). He doesn’t appear to have aged much between this and his role as the Tenth Doctor, which is I suppose to be expected, although it’s still kind of weird. At any rate, I thought TR‘s legion of fangirls would enjoy seeing a lithe, 16-year-old Tennant this morning. I like to keep my ladies satisfied. (Via Blastr)
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.