I think we can all agree that The Phantom Menace left a lot of room for improvement. Now we must add to that list or potential improvements changing John Williams’ Darth Maul vs. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan “Duel of the Fates” orchestral piece into an a capella performance, along with all the sound effects. This little gem is by Matt Mulholland, the same dude who did the Matrix lobby scene a capella vid last month. If he wants to redub the entirety of The Phantom Menace, it’s fine by me. It’s probably the only way I’d be willing to watch Phantom Menace again.
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.