I kid, I kid! Kind of. Because the Star Wars Blu-rays due out the Friday after next definitely have more rock and “NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!”s in them, but the misogyny comes pretty much solely from this deleted Empire Strikes Back scene (one of the extras, not included… I think) where Han Solo is a total asshole to Leia on Hoth. We talk a lot about how maybe George Lucas hates the original Original Trilogy because of his ex-wife/editor Marcia, who worked on them a great deal… I’m wondering how far back their problems shit go. Because a man rarely writes a scene where another man calls a woman an ice queen unless he’s not getting any at home. Just sayin’.
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.