This video was released on April 10th, and iGeektrooper had it on April 21st. I have no idea how I missed it, because if there’s one thing I love posting, it’s videos of actors playing with toys from their series and geeking out over them. Here, Battlestar Galactica‘s Sackoff talks about the difficulties of working in the ship on set, and then marvels over the mini-spaceship — as well she should, since the “toy” is actually Quantum Mechanix’s insane, $1500 “Artisan Replica.” That Edward James Olmos is doing the filming for some reason (watch until the end, there’s an outtake of him talking to Katee) just makes this thing all the nerdier. Seriously, guys. If Topless Robot doesn’t report that this amazing/expensive Viper collectible has a tiny replica of Katee Sackoff’s ass-indentation on the pilot seat, who will? WHO WILL?!
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.