Obviously the car companies believe we have disposable income now – the nerd references in this go beyond the casual and obvious. I remember when the whole “Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” thing was a big, secret in-joke, and now it’s being name-checked by Audi.
And Leonard Nimoy has officially entered his crazy old man phase. In the spirit of the previous post on this site, value the man while you still can.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist