Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Robot Chicken‘s Seth Green and Breckin Meyer (he writes and does about half the voices on the show) will be joining Heroes as…wait for it…comic book nerds who “advise one of the Heroes.” A lot of people took me to task for my negativity after that third season preview came out last month, but man, this sounds like a terrible idea. Not that I have any problem with Green or Meyer?chances are they’re very good bets to play nerds who are even remotely interesting?but if they’re mentoring a Hero, then it’s probably a new Hero, and then this will inevitably turn out to be yet another sub-plot that’s a total waste of time. Maybe it’ll be a regular Hero like Parkman, which might be okay if it’s tied into the main plot. But man, I hope it’s not Claire, since we already know how Hayden Panetierre feels about these people.
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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.