SFX Spurious Awards

Droid gets new job, lightsaber badminton, flying pigs and loads more nonsense

OLYMPIC SPORT WE’D LIKE TO SEE OF THE WEEK
Jedi badminton. Feel the Force.

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MOST UNSUBTLE PRODUCT PLACEMENT OF THE WEEK (APART FROM CHUCK )
In the latest episode of Hawaii Five-O the suspiciously Comic-Con-like “Spectacu-Con” arrived in Hawaii. Can you guess who sponsored it?

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UNASHAMED HOMO-EROTIC HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK

Okay, you could accuse us of having minds like smutty schoolboys for sniggering when, in the US Being Human , vampire Aidan tells a half-naked Josh to bend over in front of his vampire mates. But then that’s followed by a lingering close-up shot of a vamp tenderly running his fingers along Josh’s back and we’re beginning to wonder if maybe it’s not just our over-active (juvenile) imaginations. And when you factor in dialogue like, “Tonight, you turn.” “Yes, I know. And I would like not to do it down here with you sir,” you have to wonder where the producers found their writing team. Either a slash fiction site or the Merlin script pool, presumably.

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SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE WEEK

Jim and Lucas in the latest No Ordinary Family act out a scene from the Spider-Man Broadway musical, complete with realistic bone-crunching plummet.

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NEW SUPERHERO OF THE WEEK

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s Superpig! Rumours that Chuck ’s producers were told by network bosses they’d only get recommissioned for a fifth series, “when pigs fly,” are as yet unfounded. The pig was later found as a filling in a Subway.

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STUNNING PIMPED LEG OF THE WEEK
A special award for dealing with adversity goes to Captain Cripple, who decided that if he was going to have to live with a prosthetic, it may as well look as cool as possible. The result, a Terminator-inspired appendage that we reckon is a work of art.

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FANTASTIC REIMAGINING OF THE WEEK
Comic guru Warren Ellis has set another brilliant art challenge on the Whitechapel message board . Basically he asked writers to create a cover for Fantastic Four issue one from the skimpiest of commissions: “You have been told that the comic is about four people who steal a spaceship, fly into space, get heavily irradiated by cosmic rays, and return to Earth weirdly altered by their experience. And that's it. The bastards haven't told you one more damn thing than that. Not a clue. They might all be women. It might be about the Indian space programme twenty years from now. For all you know this is a JG Ballard story, for Christ's sake...” Here are just a few of our favourites so far. Check out the link for more of the same warped genius…

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CAREER CHANGE OF THE WEEK
Imperial probe droid from The Empire Strike Back finds new employment… (picture courtesy of The Daily What )

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EASTER EGG OF THE WEEK
Thanks to Zachary Levi himself for tweeting about this one and bringing it to our attention.