And, after a day of super-powered anti-Palinism, Force-fucking children, killer robots made of cardboard, the tautest loins ever seen on a man, racist oranges, and ’80s Stephen Colbert, it’s probably best to end the day and the week with this pleasantly silly mash-up of the A-Team intro with classic Star Trek. While Scotty may initially seem a poor choice to replace Mr. T, please remember 1) he can drink Mr. T under the table, and 2) he ain’t afraid of planes. You guys be good and I’ll see you on Monday.
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.