Holy shit. While generally I love SFX reels — I always enjoy peeking behind-the-scenes at how scenes look without CG and such — this SFX reel from The Walking Dead is also blowing my mind. I can’t believe some of the stuff that’s CG — I really thought a lot of it was real, bu which I mean physical special effects. And I’m with Blastr’s Marc Bernardin, the only CG that really impresses me nowadays is the stuff I never realize is CG. Well done, Walking Dead. Well done indeed.
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.