The departure of Amy and Rory in the mid-season finale of Doctor Who was a bit too abrupt for me to be truly devastated, although it was sad. But it turns out it could have been emotionally devastating, had they included a certain scene which was never shot. In it, Rory’s dad gets a letter from his son, and — you know what? Here’s a video of the scene via storyboards, so you can just watch it.
If you’ll excuse me, I have a little something in my eye. And that something is INFINITE SADNESS. (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.