The SFX Weekly Spurious Awards #2

More random oddness from the Sci-Fi and fantasy week, including The Day Of The Gonads

NEATEST GRAVEDIGGING OF THE WEEK
And the award goes to Ben, from Lost , who, despite being equipped with only a piece of bamboo for a shovel, manages to dig a rectangular hole of awesome mathematical precision. Well, it is going to be his own grave, so you’d expect some pride in his work. Or maybe he’s just had a lot of practice?

JOKE THAT’S WEARING A LITTLE BIT THIN OF THE WEEK
The best things about Pride And Prejudice And Zombies were the title and the cover. The central gag – rewriting the Jane Austen classic with added undead – was a pretty cool idea, but seriously ran out of steam about halfway through the novel. That didn’t stop it becoming a massive bestseller, so now, of course, we get the sequel – Dawn Of The Dreadfuls – along with the promise of Android Karenina to come, and the sudden realisation that we’re going to have to review this sort of pish for years to come. Why can’t they just come up with a bunch of titles, commission the covers, then release them in a big art book format and leave it at that?

LEAST INTERESTING SFX.CO.UK NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK
This week’s winner for the least number of hits on the site goes to Smallville Duo To Adapt Existence 2.0 , aka, Writers From A Show No-One Cares About Any More Adapt A Comic You’ve Never Heard Of…

MAN OF HIS WORD OF THE WEEK
A while back Supernatural ’s Misha Collins announced on his Twitter that there was a screening in New York of a film he produced called Loot . He wasn’t going to be there, but he said if any fans wanted to go along, he’d reward them if they later provided proof that they’d attended. Apparently he’s a man of his word, as one of the women who attended the screening discovered this week when she received this letter , and some chocolate truffles made by the man himself. SFX loves the way he kicks off the letter, “Dear Sir or Madman”. We assume it’s not a typo…