The only DVD release of note today is the Transformers Japanese Collection: Super-God Masterforce set, second of the Japanese Transformers series triology, from Shout Factory. So I figured I might as well keep talking about Star Trek, specifically that the long-awaited The Next Generation Season 1 Blu-ray set, which was just announced to be released on July 23rd. There’s a new preview of the remastered episode 106, “Where No One Has Gone Before” above, and even I have to admit it looks outstanding. It doesn’t seem up for pre-order on Amazon yet, but it should be soon, so keep a look-out. Thanks to Drew T. for the tip.
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.