SFX Spurious Awards

Halloween Cylons, too real 3D movies, dodgy spears, Chuck as a cockroach, and the best book trailer we've ever seen...

3D MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Look at that explosion coming right out of the screen at you! James Cameron has clearly been trying out the next generation of 3D technology in secret on the kids in Haven .

INNUENDO OF THE WEEK

Warehouse 13 : Archie: “I thought handling some ancient spears would trigger a notion.”
Claudia: “Well I’m sorry to interrupt you while you’re handling your ancient spear.”

DECORATION OF THE WEEK

Got any plans for Halloween yet? How about making a Cylon Jack-O-Lantern? This site will show you how in step-by-step detail (though we think using LEDs is cheating – it should be a candle on a turntable, surely?).

ROAD SIGN OF THE WEEK

The state of Oregon has come up with a cunningly copyright-skirting, but quite clearly Twilight -influenced road safety campaign. Surely, though, they run the risk of distracting all teenage girl drivers with sudden thoughts of swoony Edward giving them a back-seat necking?

KITCHEN IMPLEMENT OF THE WEEK

It’s the cutting edge of 23rd century technology for when you want a pizza the action, etc, etc, etc.

DULLEST TEASER POSTER OF THE WEEK

Be still our beating hearts…

MISTARGETED AUDIENCE OF THE WEEK

Okay, this is genius, but it’s also slightly worryingly – Sesame Street doing a True Blood skit, complete with a superb send-up of the title sequence (though we did note that they’ve used contractions – “that’s” instead of “that is”… anal, us?). Now, we can understand things like references to Goodfellas in A Shark’s Tale cos parents have to take their kids to see films like that, so it’s like an extra little in-joke for them to enjoy. But with Sesame Street, don’t you just plonk your kids down in front of the TV, and leave them there while you have sex, or mow the lawn, or turn into Wonder Woman and save the world or something. Then again, it ensures viral coverage on the internet and big publicity. Damn, we’ve been scammed! Oh, and we’d love to see Red Fraggle in a future episode as Jessica.

DOCTOR WHO COSPLAY COSTUME OF THE WEEK EVER

The idea is amazing. The execution is stunning. Although we suspect the Doctor 10 double is standing like that less because he’s trying to look like Tennant and more because if he stood up straight he could get a little prick up the bottom (hah, the gay agenda lives on). It was created by alternatecoppa , whose girlfriend's Sally Sparrow/Weeping Angel costume is a masterpiece as well.

METAPHOR OF THE WEEK
Chuck producers Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak describing how the show keeps avoiding the axe…

  • Schwartz: We do bear a striking resemblance to a cockroach [laughs]. That's probably not the headline we want.
  • Fedak: What's that even mean?
  • Schwartz: They always say cockroaches can survive a nuclear explosion.
  • Fedak: Chuck can survive a nuclear explosion!

BOOK TRAILER THAT’S CRYING OUT TO BE BE A MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Quirk Books have made quite a pile lately with their mash-ups of classic literature with fantasy nonsense, such as Pride And Prejudice And Zombies and Android Karenina . We found the joke wears off pretty quickly, to be honest. However, we’re genuinely impressed by their latest book, Night Of The Living Trekkies , which splices together zombies and Star Trek ! Now they’ve released a simply awesome trailer for the book, which shows what a brilliant movie it would make. Come on Paramount, option the rights for a direct-to-video movie! We’d buy a feature-length version of this! You can read our review of the book here , by the way.