The Robot Chicken guys revealed the first look at their CG Star Wars comedy show, oddly titled Detours. I’ll be the first to admit there’s a lot of easy jokes here, some of them recycled from the Robot Chicken Star Wars specials, but there’s good/new stuff too. Boba Fett making excuses, the matte painting gag, Dexter Jettster telling Leia about Amidala, and Obi-Wan’s stand-up career… plus, you can’t go wrong with Seth MacFarlane voicing the Emperor (whatever you feel about his other shows, his Emperor is pretty much always fantastic). I have no idea how Han Solo is an adult and Leia is a child, but I’m not particularly worried about it. Honestly, if the show has more scenes of Dexster Jettster explaining to Luke and Leia about how their parents were idiots, I’ll be watching regularly.
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.