How to Defend Your Taste in Art

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Reader Comments (28)

Will see you at Comic-Con on Saturday! xD

Save me a copy of yer first book.
I shall want it signed, of course -.-

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEddie

Your face in the second panel would make a great "I'm making an advertisement" face.

Now...just make a comic about it....

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarru

Have you been to the New York Comic Con?

Note from Scott: Nope. This'll be my first con. We'll see how it goes.

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

Ah, the horrors of finding out that Leslie Nielsen once played a hot? young starship captain. I'll never have that first moment of eekness again :)

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwickedragon

Forbidden Planet? I've been spending hours this weekend trying to download PowerDVD so I can watch the Blu-Ray of this film, but to no avail. I'm reading webcomics to forget about my misfortune, and yet you bring it up.

PS if anyone tells why PowerDVD Ultra 12 wouldn't work with Windows 7, when a free trial version of PowerDVD 11 not only worked but worked with Blu-Rays, I'll do anything for them. Anything!

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrady Kj

Star Trek owes a lot to this movie (and here you thought that Roddenberry was directly ripping off the Bard.)

Forbidden Planet has 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

honestly, I liked it but I really don't see the big deal.

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

"Ah, the horrors of finding out that Leslie Nielsen once played a hot? young starship captain. I'll never have that first moment of eekness again :):

They missed a great opportunity by not remaking that movie and giving it the "Naked Gun" treatment.
RIP Leslie.

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike N

Now, if you only had a picture of Robbie the Robot dancing to the classics, then you'd have something!

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterploeg

Robbie could be short for Roberta.

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRich

@ Sarru

You're right - it is a great advertisement face - looks like the man who loved the robot so much he bought the company

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaddy

Isn't the robot's name spelled "Robby"?

Note from Scott:

"Why I don't trust my brain"
A play in one act
By Scott Meyer

Scene 1: Scott sits at his computer, checking comments. Missy sits at her own computer, doing whatever it is people who don't have a webcomic do with computers. "Facebooking" I think they call it.

Heh, some guy says Robby the Robot's name is spelled with a y.

Is it?

No. Absolutely not. I know this for a fact, as I specifically remember checking it while I wrote the comic in which I mention Robby. It is spelled R O B B I E.

Um, it says here it's spelled R O B B Y.

Where is "here"?

Wikipedia, IMDB, ... and pretty much everywhere else someone would look it up.

Uh, ... (Scott's head explodes).

The end.

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKarl H.

YAAAYY!!!! I have a mug with that same picture on. So I'm kind of in today's comic!!! Nearly.

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike Geordie Brown

I'll be flat with you. I saw that film, and I hated it. There weren't any aliens (except this one long-dead civilization) or any music - just this hideous atonal theremin bweeing the whole time. I like the theremin, but only if it's actually being used to make music.

Also, Robby never actually carries anyone anywhere in that film.

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLektio

Too bad that image of the swimsuit-clad woman is so tiny. If only there was a way to view it in a high-resolution format at a shockingly reasonable price.

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSumocat

@Mike N - Well, he *did* make a Naked Gun Alien parody called Naked Space (or The Creature Wasn't Nice). It was bad. Really, really, really, really bad.

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Panel 3 really hits the nail on the head.

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjimb

@Jeff, Naked Space would have been awesome if a group of sci fi fans made it in their back yard. However, it's a bit of a head-scratcher that real actors would be involved in a commercially produced film that looks like that.

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrowlord

The only way I cd stand watching Forbidden Planet is if it were on MST3k.

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKralovna


You're right. It would be nice if there were some kind of Basic Instructions Subscription Service, in which high-resolution comics would be e-mailed directly to you before they appear anywhere else, with exclusive commentary, for the shockingly reasonable price of $2.50 a month!!

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob

The picture of William "B.J." Blazkowicz in the DOS version cover art for Wolfenstein 3D is better than Robby the Robot...

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

This has nothing to do with the present comic, but I feel the need for a "KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!" moment.

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSevalecan

I don't know why, but I really like your face in panel 2. Something about it makes me want to put it all over my school.

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCalvin

Best reply from Scott ever.. Karl H walks away with the trophy.for eliciting it first.

That reply could be a bonus BI itself.

June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJack

Maybe I'm just really old, but when the interlocutor failed to recognize the poster for Forbidden Planet (the best remake of Shakespeare's Tempest, ever) that would be the point at which her opinion on anything no longer mattered to me, any more than my cat's, Bill O'Reilly's, or Perez Hilton's might.

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

I love it when I realize that I forgot to read one of the comics. It's the "grown up" version of finding an extra toy in your Happy Meal!

The second panel is definitely my favorite, mostly because if you remove all the text and dialogue besides the second speech bubble, it is still awesome, but a different, slightly more uncomfortable awesome.

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