If you’re one of the not insignificant number of people who somehow find Transformers: Prime awesome, I have some bad news for you: After this week’s five-part event ends tomorrow, the show won’t return until February of next year, at which point it will air regularly, I presume. You’ll have to content yourself with G.I. Joe: Renegades or something. And if anyone wants to explain to me why they like Prime — with actual reasons, and not just yell “PRIME IZ AWESOME AND YOUR A DICK” at me — I’d still genuinely like to know. Because I do not understand. At all. (Via Seiberton)
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.