When I last talked about Transformers Prime, I think I’d finally acknowledged that many of you guys liked it, but it was not for me. And while some of you were content for me to simply stop giving the show shit, many of you have gone one to sing Prime‘s continued praises leading me, if only slightly, to wonder if the cartoon has genuinely improved since I saw the premiere. Obviously, I don’t know the answer, but after watching this very brief but surprisingly interesting season 2 teaser from NYCC, I’m definitely willing to give Prime another chance when it starts back up. I’m still not a fan of the animation, but if this is the kind of craziness that ensues in the show, then yeah, I owe it another chance. (Via Seibertron)
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.