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Tweets Of The Week

In a pre-Twitter, pre-internet age, it used to be that a show’s cancellation could almost be swept under the rug. Shows would disappear off TV without explanation or fanfare. Now every announcement is pored over fetishtically, and we’re all contributing more than ever to the outcry thanks to Twitter.

Take last Friday when a slew of cancellations/commissions were announced over in Americaland. The two biggest sci-fi casualties were The Secret Circle and Awake . Neither was particularly unexpected given how they’ve been performing, but Awake is a particularly cutting loss given the exceptional quality of the show. We’ve no doubt one day it will be habitually mentioned in the same breath as Firefly ... So here, in tribute to one of sci-fi’s smartest shows of recent memory, are some words of condolence for Awake:

@ killen8 on after locke %26 key on magic network in sky RT @Josh_Friedman I choose to live in a version of my life where #Awake is still on the air.

@ DamonLindelof . @killen8 Small consolation, but I believe AWAKE will still be talked about in a decade. And fondly.

@ KermodeMovie I think we should start campaigning for Awake: The Movie now. Think Fire Walk With Me ...

And if you haven’t heard, The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is now on Twitter. Follow him at @ MarcW , where he’s been tweeting Spidey pics like these:

@ MarcW Peter Parker. Good balance.

A Reptile Dysfunction:

The SFX Twitter Stream

@ RattyBurvil IT's THE FINAL COUNTDOWN. @KarenGillan2 @CaroSkinner @steven_moffat @edwardrussell

@ steven_moffat @RattyBurvil @KarenGillan2 @CaroSkinner @edwardrussell Ahh, too sad, too sad. See you in a bit.

@ ChrisChibnall Mad, lovely time on Doctor Who set this week. Feel so privileged to have written for this trio, at the top of their game. #LastDayOfThePonds

@ KarenGillan2 And that's a wrap! Bye bye from the ponds. We love you.

@ SethGreen Thank you Maurice Sendak for haunting my childhood %26 inspiring us to find the beauty in the strange %26 spooky. #RIP

@ joelmchale Want to play the #HumanBeing ? RT @emmacaulfield : okay so I have 13 more chances to get on Community. failure is not an option.

Wil Wheaton

@ wilw Beers, hockey, and games today with @colinferg @jaimepaglia and @neilgrayston . My house is in #Eureka today!

@ simonpegg It's easy to pretentiously refer to 3 films as a trilogy but World's End will be the ribbon that ties Shaun and Fuzz together. Cannot wait.

@ ZacharyQuinto zq. picture wrap. holy shit.

Continue on to the next page for more Tweets...

@ NathanFillion Ooooooh. Aaaaaaah. The future is in my driveway.

@damienjam : @NathanFillion Awesome. New Hammer-mobile?” Hammer Cycle. And, yes.

@ JewelStaite Best. Tweet. Ever. RT: @Tehsabs : @JewelStaite Y U NO IN A SCYFY?! :(

@ simonpegg Sharing screen time with Jon Berthnal aka Shane from Walking Dead. That's a Shane/Shaun zombie killing summit waiting to happen.#lanoir

@ DavidBlue Okay, it's been 8 episodes. When does the guy from #Awake become a Death Eater?

@ jumblejim I think next season on SPN, Bobby's Jewish brother Isaac Bashevis should turn up.

Wil Wheaton

@ wilw Cave Johnson here! The lab boys wanted me to tell you that you're reading this in my voice. And if you weren't... well, you are now.

@ DamonLindelof I'm not gonna say the R rating was inevitable, but the PG-13 cut of PROMETHEUS was eleven minutes long.

@ alydenisof Yes, Alexis IS in The Avengers....see.

Awake cancelled. *sniff*

Community renewed. *crab walk*

Your 2012-13 telefantasy crib sheet.

Jordan Farley
Jordan is the Community Editor at SFX and Total Film. When he isn't watching movies or sci-fi shows of questionable quality he's probably shooting men in space or counting down the days till the next Zelda comes out.