In the first clip for the series 7 premiere of Doctor Who — which happens to be premiering this Saturday, by the way — the Daleks asked what I felt was a very stupid question by asking the Doctor to save them. The same Doctor who, as you might recall, has been trying to kill the Daleks and the Daleks have been trying to kill for… oh, all of eternity or so. Anyways, in this new preview for the premiere episode, the Doctor appears to have given them their answer… killing every motherfucking Dalek on the the ship. I’m reasonably this isn’t what happens, or if it is there’s some mitigating circumstance instead of the Doctor just hating Daleks, but no matter what… awesome. I’m looking forward to Saturday. Immensely.
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.