SFX Spurious Awards

Poster boy Keith Richards, torture techniques, Misfits cooking tips, Spider-Man 3 hatred and loads more…

SUBLIMINAL KEITH RICHARDS REFERENCE OF THE WEEK

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COOKERY TIP OF THE WEEK

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Go on, admit it – when you saw Nathan ironing his sandwich to toast it in this week’s brilliant episode of Misfits , you had a sneaking urge to go and try it for yourself to see if it would work…

PERTINENT CASTING OF THE WEEK

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Is it any coincidence that Robert “ Nightmare On Elm Street ” Englund played a scientist who gave people nightmares in this week’s UK episode of Chuck ? Or a massive in-joke? This is the guest-star-mongous Chuck we’re talking about, so our money’s on the latter. Oh, and what has the show got against otters? Why were they included in the Aisle Of Terror? Otters have mysteriously cropped up in Chuck’s intersect flashes before. We think someone on the writing team must have had an unfortunate otter incident in their youth. And talking of this week’s Chuck

MEET THE PARENTS MOMENT OF THE WEEK

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Introducing the girlfriend to your mum for the first time is always a stressful time… But it rarely goes this badly.

MAKE-UP MALFUNCTION OF THE WEEK

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Sanctuary ’s Kate really should have chosen water resistant mascara…

GUANTANAMO HAS NOTHING ON THIS MOMENT OF THE WEEK

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Having trouble getting the kids to eat liver? Then you could always try to Lost Girl solution. Strap ’em down, blend the liver, and force feed them it through a funnel. However, a word of warning: they may have the same reaction as the Banshee in the episode – projectile vomiting, and who can blame them? (This image also bears an uncanny resemblance to how SFX editor Dave Bradley takes his coffee.)

MOST FUN TO BE HAD WATCHING NO ORDINARY FAMILY OF THE WEEK

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Yep, the highlight of this week’s US episode of the increasingly calcifying unsuper show No Ordinary Family was not the end credits (for once) but an in-joke proving that someone on the writing team may have actually read a comic at some point in their life – a subtle little shout out to comic book writer and artist (creator of American Flagg among other things) Howard Chaykin.

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CRITIQUE OF THE WEEK
Somebody really doesn’t like Spider-Man 3

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RUBBISH PUBLICITY PHOTO OF THE WEEK

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It took us ages to work out that the star of The Cape (coming to US TV in January) is supposed to look like he’s just burst through that poster. There’s also a certain feel of one of those “Have your photo taken as a superhero” affairs you get at theme parks about it.

NEW FASHION LABEL OF THE WEEK

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We’d love to see this collection on the catwalks of Paris. CBS has launched The Starfleet Academy Campus Store (opens in new tab) , offering a wide array of SFA branded products just like any other campus store.

MARKETING HEADACHE OF THE WEEK

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Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.