Spurious Awards Of The Week

Doctor Who endurance test, Darth Rex, animated Firefly and loads more spuriosity

HUMAN CATERPILLAR REMAKE OF THE WEEK

Once Upon A Time prepares to go X-rated.

KNOCKOUT FART OF THE WEEK

Morgan discovers the upgraded Intersect has unfortunate side effects in Chuck .

TWILIGHT SEQUEL OF THE WEEK

And it’s not Breaking Dawn

MYSTERIOUS BOOK BINDING OF THE WEEK

Peter’s return to the Fringe universe is not just causing all kind of timey-wimey anomalies, but spatial ones as well. Walter’s copy of Cosmology appears to be bound on both sides while Peter ’s holding it… but returns to normal once snatched away from him. You may think it’s a mere blooper but we reckon it’s an important piece of the plot arc – you mark our words! (Wonder what kind of effect he has on a Kindle?)

CHEAP BATMAN KNOCK-OFF OF THE WEEK

No this isn’t Sanctuary exploring the dangers of the latest craze to sweep American youth – extreme flashing. It’s Sanctuary returning to what it does best – saving money. Only this show could feature two flying characters as major guest stars of the week… then never actually show them flying. Falling off this ledge is about as near as get.

FANTASY ANIMATION OF THE WEEK

Anyone for an animated reboot of Firefly ? We’d certainly be up for it if looked as glorious as this image by Otis Frampton [via Geek Tyrant ].

SLIGHTLY LOW-RENT PUBLICITY STUNT OF THE WEEK

Two members of Steps in a Sainsbury’s with a bloke in a Kung Fu Panda outfit. And yet we’re still posting it. A £3.75 marketing budget well spent.

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ECONOMIOCAL TRUTH OF THE WEEK

Relativity Media hit back at critics of Immortals this week, citing its number one box office position and the fact that it’s, “completely original — it’s not derived from a comic book; is not based on a novel; and is not a sequel.” They have heard of Greek mythology, haven’t they?

WHAT YOUTUBE WAS MADE FOR OF THE WEEK

NSFW. Childish. Stupid. Puerile. You’ll sit there going, “Why would anyone even want to do this? Let alone post it?” And yet, sneakily, at the same time, you’ll admire like the fact he did…

RANT OF THE WEEK

Frank Miller is no fan of the Occupy movement, taking to his website to rail against them in his usual fashion: “Occupy is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists; an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America… This is no popular uprising. This is garbage. And goodness knows they’re spewing their garbage – both politically and physically – every which way they can find… a bunch of iPhone, iPad wielding spoiled brats who should stop getting in the way of working people and find jobs for themselves… In the name of decency, go home to your parents, you losers. Go back to your mommas’ basements and play with your Lords Of Warcraft . Or better yet, enlist for the real thing. Maybe our military could whip some of you into shape.” Yep, he lost us a bit there at the end too. But the internet went swiftly into action with the following…

RESPONSE OF THE WEEK

CRITICS OF THE WEEK

Crank and Ghost Rider 2 directors Neveldine and Taylor as subtle as ever.

COOKERY TIP OF THE WEEK

But can it make the Kessel Run in under 12 parsnips?

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BAD DREAM OF THE WEEK

Dreams can often be an inspiration, and such was the case with Sam Nielson and this piece, Darth Rex: “A dream I had about being chased by a dinosaur that countered everything I threw at him. I hate him.”

ENDURANCE TEST OF THE WEEK

Look, we wholeheartedly support the sentiment, but we’re not entirely sure this auto-tuned-to-breaking-point “song to save Doctor Who Confidential ” is going to further the cause. Unless it’s all an elaborate homage to “ Doctor In Distress ”.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE WEEK

Two months in the making, this elaborate, plastic-brick homage to Metropolis was built by Mr Xenomurphy. You can see loads more of the detail here .

SEXIEST SUPERHEROES OF THE WEEK

We didn’t think women could actually look like this outside of an Image comic. Surely those legs aren’t real? The Victoria’s Secret fashion show on 29 November will have a comic book theme and Comics Beat has a preview.

WAR OF THE WEEK

This is how you celebrate an anniversary. To mark 35 years of Super Sentai (Power Rangers as we know it) the Japanese creators whipped up a special movie in which every Power Ranger in the history of Power Rangers fights in a massive alien battle. Go Go Power Rangers! Happy birthday. [via Geekosystem ]

MUSICAL MEDLEY OF THE WEEK

Classical violinist Lindsey Stirling straps on the Link costume and gives us a medley of Zelda music. Even if you’ve never played Zelda , there’s something deeply hypnotic about this whole thing.