Miscellaneous, Movies, TV

Your 2011 SDCC Most Major-est News Round-Up

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? The hit of the show was undoubtedly the Avatar: Legend of Korra preview. Let’s watch it one more time, shall we?
? The Doctor Who 6.2 trailer is also nice, and features Rory punching Hitler, which I didn’t realize yesterday. Honestly, if the BBC wants to make The Rory Adventures as spin-off of Who, I would be 100% okay with that.
? The Star Wars Blu-rays will have a bunch of well-known but never really shown deleted scenes, and thus my meager resistance to purchasing it has been crushed.
? Marvel’s doing a lot of TV series and cartoons, some of which may actually get made.
? Peter Dinklage: Still awesome.
? David Tennant’s Fright Night clip fulfilled my “equal sexiness for nerd girls and gay men” quota for July. Most of August, too.
? The Amazing Spider-Man‘s Andrew Garfield made an impassioned, fumbling nerd speech about how awesome Spider-Man is and how meaningful the character has been to him while The Amazing Spider-Man‘s Rhys Ifans got drunk and pushed a security guard. That’s weirdly appropriate.
? The Walking Dead season 2 trailer looks a lot more like Walking Dead‘s incredibly awesome pilot than the less awesome other episodes, which is a good thing.
? Star Wars Kinect may be the worst videogame of year, decade, century and also possibly millennium. It’s really that shitty. When you can’t even get the game to work for your SDCC promo video, you know you’ve fucked something up royally.

And I’m done! SDCC: Completed. If you’ll recall, I’m taking tomorrow off to recover, and will return with a new Daily List and regular coverage and normal nerd nonsense at 8am EST on Wednesday. I hope you enjoyed TR‘s SDCC coverage, because I’m ready to pass the hell out and I’d prefer it be for a decent cause.

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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.