Much like Grimm, I know several people who enjoy Once Upon a Time. Also much like Grimm, I haven’t seen a minute of it, so rather than get shit wrong, I’ll just post this promo for season 2 and shut my mouth. The Mary Sue says one of the new people in the trailer is Sleeping Beauty, and one of them is Mulan (I’m pretty sure I can guess who that is, though), which I’m pretty sure means someone at the show is making use of Disney’s ownership of ABC. Someone call me if Tron shows up. Yes, I know Tron isn’t technically a fairy tale, but you all should know to call me whenever Tron shows up anywhere.
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.