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Rob Bricken

Rob Bricken has been a professional nerd for 20 years, the editor of Gizmodo’s geeky pop culture site io9, and was the creator of the poorly named but fan-favorite news blog Topless Robot. When the zombie apocalypse comes, he’ll be among the first to die.

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All the Star Wars Crap You Truly, Sincerely Don’t Need to Know Before You Watch ‘The Mandalorian’

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A Modest Proposal: If More Than Half a Movie Franchise Sucks, Stop Making It

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