In the endless reaches of the universe, there once existed a planet known as Bargainite. There came a day when giant quakes threatened to destroy Bargainite forever. One of the planet's leading scientists, sensing the approaching doom, placed his infant son in a rocket ship and sent it hurtling towards the Earth just as Bargainite exploded. The rocket ship sped through space, landing on Earth with its precious cargo: Bargainite's sole survivor. A passing SFX journalist found the child and took him in. As the years passed and the child grew up, he discovered amazing bargain-hunting powers. Cheaper than a 10p mix, lower in price than a knock-off watch, able to make huge savings in a single transaction. The infant of Bargainite is now the Man Of Bargains: Captain Coinsaver! Sworn to use his powers in a never-ending battle for the Friday SFX bargains roundup…
As ever, we pay a visit to Amazon’s “Bargains of the Week” first, and this week we spotted plenty; on the sci-fi TV front we found Doctor Who the complete series five on DVD for £14.25 or you can have it on Blu-ray for just £2 more at £16.25 .
Fans of Fringe can pick up season three on DVD for £8.75 .
If you’ve never seen Supernatural and you fancy giving it a go you can get series one on Blu-ray for just £8.75 . Season three, also on Blu-ray , is available for the even cheaper price of £8.52 , but season two will, unfortunately, cost you twice the price at £16.69 .
Heroes series one is on DVD for £7 . Buy it, watch it, and then pretend it got cancelled after that.
Amazon also has an Ultimate Edition of Ronald D Moore’s Battlestar Galactica . The set, which includes everything from the reimagined show except “The Plan”, is on DVD for £42.75 . It has a fewer extras than the Blu-ray edition which you can still pick up here £44.99 . You do get a lovely Cylon figure with the DVD set though.
Rounding out Amazon’s cheap TV this week we have Dexter . Not sci-fi we know, but still excellent TV. You can pick up the season one to five boxed set on DVD for £28 .
Play has a 2 DVDs for £10 offer currently running. We spotted GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra , a Tomb Raider double feature and Deep Impact among others. Check it out; there may be something for you.
Zavvi has the Star Wars: The Clone Wars seasons one to three box-set on Blu-ray on sale for £24.95
Also at Zavvi we found Fringe seasons one to three, which was again on Blu-ray and selling for the same £24.95 price tag.
From the forum this week Midnighter, Happy Hangman and Kevinj had a Pound Land challenge; between them, in their various local Pound Lands, they found Mission: Impossible 2 & 3, Chaser, The Mummy, Bram Stoker's Legend of The Mummy 1 & 2, Beowulf, Pirates of the Caribbean, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, 40 Year Old Virgin, The Guru, Life & Lyrics, The Final Countdown, Dead And Buried, Shifty, Dogville, Mandalay, One-Eyed Monster, Reeker 3, Hellraiser 3 and Needful Things , we assume all for £1. Midnighter also spotted Justice League: Crisis on 2 Earths in his local That's Entertainment for £3.99 .
Wee Little Puppet Man told us that ”That Film With all Those Marvel Heroes In It” is currently going for £8 on Amazon . We aren’t going to mention the words “Special” and “Features” though.
In our weekly wander round the supermarkets we took in Asda and Morrison’s. Morrison’s had a load of DVDs going for £2 each. We spotted I, Robot, Doom, Godzilla, X-Men 1.5, Beowulf, What Lies Beneath, The Fellowship Of The Ring, Blade, Hancock, The Punisher, Ghostship and Dungeons & Dragons . On the TV front Morrison’s had season one of Alphas , season one of Falling Skies and season five of The Big Bang Theory all on DVD for £16.99 each.
In Asda we saw season three of The Big Bang Theory for £10 , Kill Zombie for £8 , and The Last Airbender, Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Super 8, Kentucky Fried Zombie and Aliens in the Attic all for £5 each.
Some Doctor Who related tat for this week’s random ideas; we spotted this TARDIS-shaped USB hub on sale for £17.99 and a Dalek-shaped clip-on booklight for £6.56 . Looks cute but we reckon it’d be irritating as heck. And once again proving that you can get a TARDIS-shaped version of anything, we also spotted a Tardis shaped book light for £8.28 .
If you’ve ever wanted to be as cool as our mighty leader Dave Bradley then this Superman T-shirt is for you. You can pick it up from Play for £8.99 .
Finally this week we’re going mention the dreaded C word. Christmas! We know, we know! It’s ages away, but we thought we’d tell you about the 2012 Lego Star Wars advent calendar . We remember how popular this was last year so we thought we’d give you a heads up. Once again you can spend December avoiding chocolate and getting a little toy each morning in the run up to Christmas. The Lego store has it for £24.99 , Amazon for the slightly cheaper £23.99 and most other places online are selling it for similar prices.
Usual rules: If you find anything we’ve brought you this week cheaper somewhere else please tell us in the comments section below. We want as many bargains for our readers as we can get. If you spot a sci-fi bargain and want to share over the coming week, please head over to our forum and mention it in the relevant thread. This thread is for bargain films and this one is for TV bargains , a thread for comics and graphic novels and finally this thread is for any random bargain you might find. Keep your eyes peeled for great offers for your fellow geek and maybe your find will be in the bargain list next time.