It appears that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s shot-for-shot remake of Star Wars: A New Hope got derailed pretty early on. That’s a shame, because I would’ve watched the hell out of it.
In other news, I know College Humor is plenty big and Pegg and Frost were doing this to promote Paul, but still, holy shit how did CH score this? Do any Topless Robot-reading nerd celebrities want to whore themselves out for me in a similar fashion? Just email me and let me know! I’m not picky! I know Donald Faison and Damon Lindelof at least occasionally read the site — dudes, I will show you kicking me in the nuts as long as you say “Topless Robot” at some point on camera. Whatever you want! Anything is possible! No idea is too degrading!
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.