I’m not sure how Andrew Will goes from being a second unit production assistant on the 2009 Star Trek flick to directing his own movie — at least according to IMDB — but his directorial debut The Prototype (no, not based on the videogame series) seems all right. I mean, it’s The Fugitive with a few touches of Frankenstein and/or Robocop, but there’s nothing wrong with that. And on the plus side, I’m glad to see we’re going to be programming our humanoid AIs to wear cargo pants and hoodies and try to blend with humans next year. Telling them to ride the subway even when they look like The Guyver and a gimp had a baby makes them a lot easier to find than if we told them to not wear clothes and stick in shadows and shit. (Via Blastr)
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.