Amidst endless videogame journalism controversies and “Fake Geek Girl” controversies , it’s easy to forget that Twitter’s just a bit of fun sometimes. We can’t imagine ever tiring of Damon Lindelof’s endless trolling of people who abuse him on Twitter, for example:
@ sethgs Hurriedly writing my fake early draft of PROMETHEUS so I can leak it and give some talkbacker a rage aneurysm.
But along with all the nerd-rage and irreverent humour Twitter does occasionally throw up an interesting news nugget. With direct access to a huge number of creatives and no PRs, studios or agents standing between a question and an answer, sometimes the easiest way to quell a rumour that’s been circulating for weeks is simply to ask:
The SFX Twitter Stream
@ RichardDreyfuss Close Encounters was released 35 years ago. One day we'll make a sequel where I return & have a difficult reunion with the kids I abandoned
@ RobertKirkman I must say, I never noticed how often R2-D2 sexes a machine with his robo-penis. I swear there's a spot in cloud city where he's thrusting.
@ OldRoberts953 Well. McGoohan resigned because he discovered the Village had been built and it had been his idea as a young man.
Doesn't really make sense but that's what George Markstein reckoned apparently.
@ grumpygamer I was playing the My Little Pony iOS game this morning on the train and found myself shielding the screen like I was watching porn.
@ ManMadeMoon Prescient sci-fi is easy. Look at who is rich, then postulate how they could be richer.
@ jamesmoran If you don't welcome people into the geek world, YOU are not a proper geek. You are a jizzcopter.
@ philfordesq Just did a horror double - Walking Dead and American Horror Story Asylum. Seriously in need of some Jools Holland now before I can face bed.
@ simonpegg Since I've been asked, I love the books, WWZ and Warm Bodies, if the films get them right, then I'm in. Fast zombies however are not my bag.