Although The Walking Dead certainly picked up in the second half of season 2, I don’t think anyone is dying (hyuk!) for any new scrap of information or behind-the-scenes videos like they are for Game of Thrones. I’m certainly not, and I enjoy WD a great deal. But this look at the show’s zombie factory is interesting, if not just to see how a lot of the shambling corpses are made, but because a lot of the zombies look… well, terrible, and not in a “decomposing” kind of way. no, more like a “prop in a haunted house in a second-tier amusement park” kind of way. And yet, the zombies invariably end up looking great on TV. They look great milling about, they look great chasing after idiot boys who refuse to stay in the house, and they look great when they get their skulls smashed in. I don’t know at what point in the process Tinkerbell comes down and sprinkles her magic fairy dust to transform these things from goofy to terrifying, but somebody’s doing something right. (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.