I like to think that UK’s SkyTV is doing the Lord’s working by adapting Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books into TV movies. I mean, I’m not sure which Lord — I’m guessing Om, but that’s probably because Small Gods is still my favorite Discworld novel — but at any rate it’s always good to see Pratchett’s work in action. Going Postal will premiere on SkyTV near the end of May, and stars Richard Coyle — who you might recognize as the very weird dude on Coupling — as Moist von Lipwig, a criminal who chooses to overhaul Ankh-Morpork’s postal service instead of death, and discovers he got the raw end of that deal. Thanks to Tredlow for the tip.
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.