Miscellaneous

STYNK*: Kick-Ass 2, Dark Knight Rises, Game of Thrones, Venture Bros., Etc.

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? Above is a trailer for the French Metal Hurlant TV series, based on the magazine we know as Heavy Metal. It does not look particularly good. Oh well. (Via Nerd Bastards)
? J.J. Abrams and Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman have pitched and Fox has bought a show  about two cops, one human and the other a robot. I am immensely sad and bitter that the series isn’t based on Isaac Asmiov’s R. Daneel Olivaw book series, which is about this exact same thing. Dammit. (Via Deadline)
? I forgot to include this in yesterday’s STYNK but Jim Carrey has joined Kick-Ass 2 in the role of Colonel Stars. This blows my mind for reasons I can’t quite articulate. (Via Coming Soon)
? Rumor has it The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray will include a director’s cut. I don’t know how I feel about that. Sure, there were more than a few plot holes that could use filling, but the movie was already ridiculously long. I think I’d prefer the holes. (Via /Film)
? George R.R. Martin says that Mance Rayder is old — about as old as Qhorin Halfhands — so the casting of Ciarin Hinds as Mance in Game of Thrones is actually quite accurate. He also says: “Sooner or later, they [the TV series]will have to deal with Rhaegar and Lyanna and the Mad King.” This makes me extremely excited, although I don’t know why. They were obviously going to have to deal with them eventually. I guess just hearing GRRM say it aloud makes it more real or something. (Via Blastr)
? Here’s some pics from the upcoming Venture Bros. Halloween special.
? Phoenix Wright is actually going to star in the next Phoenix Wright game for the 3DS (yes, I know its actually called the Ace Attorney series, I was just making a dumb joke), and here’s some screenshots that prove it. Thanks to Dylan R. for the tip.

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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.