Remember how when I posted that video of Harrison Ford playing Uncharted 3 earlier, I said it was the second awesomest thing you’ll see all day? That’s because William Shatner released a music video for his cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” off his new Seeking Major Tom album, and it might be the most transcendentally fucked-up thing I’ve ever seen. First of all, it’s Shatner singing goddamn “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which is madness on its own — but then the video has his the heavens coming together to form his face, floating in space, while some teens look on in bafflement and constellations explode and holy fucking shit you just have to watch the video. What’s most insane is that, for William Shatner, this is not only a good cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but a genuinely good music video! Sure, it starts out as a self-parody on both counts, but then by sheer force of awesomeness, it can of becomes genuinely, unironically good! Of course, the video might have just caused me to have a brain aneurysm which makes me think it’s good, but either way I’ve watched it like five times and I’m going to watch it again. Tell my family I loved them! (Via Nerd Bastards)
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.