I can’t decide if I’m actually excited by the live-action Space Battleship Yamato (a.k.a. Star Blazers) movie, or if I just love elderly Japanese space captains who are very possibly drunk out of their minds. He’s just so cute with his Santa beard and little ascot! I hope he is drunk, though, because it provides a bit of an excuse for him getting totally owned by those other spaceships. Not a particularly good excuse, but an excuse. (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.