George Takei has a friendly offer for the beleagured producers of the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark musical — let him be Spider-Man. It’s mainly a promotion for his new musical coming out next year, but it’s pretty fun. Let’s just say Takei can really fill out a Spidey suit. Thanks to everyone who sent in the tip.
I just had a vision of a world where Donald Glover played movie Spider-Man and George Takei played musical Spider-Man. It was amazing.
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.