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SFX Spurious Awards

Friends/Fringe mash-up, Doctor Who , The Vampire Diaries , superheroes on their days off and a whole load more

CREDIT SEQUENCE OF THE WEEK


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TYPECASTING OF THE WEEK

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Heroes ’ Masi Oka joined the main cast of Hawaii Five-O this week in their second season premiere. Last year he merely popped up as a slightly weird doctor; now he’s a fully-fledged geek. Check out the comic-book poster on his wall, his Enterprise keychain and his car’s licence plate. He also complained when someone mentioned Yoda having telepathic powers (“He doesn't!").

Once a geek, always a geek, eh?

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TWILIGHT HOMAGE OF THE WEEK

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Well, who’d’ve guessed it? Even in The Vampire Diaries it seems a certain part of a vampire’s anatomy goes sparkly when exposed to light.

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PHOBIA OF THE WEEK

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We couldn’t help but notice a picture of a Tritovore on the wall of the hotel in Doctor Who ’s “The God Complex”, but we couldn’t quite work out what its fear was in the label below. But it could be only one thing, surely…?

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And while we’re on the subject, what does Who producer Marcus Wilson have against Plymouth? That was listed as his fear in the label below his portrait! We demand to know!

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MEMORY-BLEACH IMAGE OF THE WEEK

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Yeah, thanks very much for that, Lost Girl … Was it really necessary?

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FASHION STATEMENT OF THE WEEK

Strangely, there isn’t an ancient Chinese proverb that says, “There is nothing that can’t be improved with a Tom Sellick moustache”.

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IRRESISTIBLE PUN OF THE WEEK

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Peaches Geldof as Cheetara. Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, “Thundercats ho”.

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WEDDING VOWS OF THE WEEK

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JAZZY POSTERS OF THE WEEK

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Courtesy of Michael De Pippo on DesignWorkLife (opens in new tab) , some jazz-era-inspired Muppet concert posters. Click on the images or the link to see them in their full glory.

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RESPONSE OF THE WEEK

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A fan sent a bunch of stuff to Simon Pegg (opens in new tab) to autograph. A bit too much stuff, it seem. Simon’s response is up to his usual standards.

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SEQUEL OF THE WEEK

Those Jedi Kittens are back, but unlike Empire , this isn’t quite as good as the original. It’s a lot of fun, sure, but it’s kinda lost the simple innocence. Let’s hope they don’t keep on making these ad infinitum, and then go back and do special editions.

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LGHTSABER STUNT OF THE WEEK

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Last week we had the BT Tower in London turning into a giant lightsaber. This week, commuters are gripping hold of lightsabers in subway train. And yes, it is another Star Wars Blu-ray publicity stunt. What next? They turn Swindon into a giant Trash Compactor? What do you mean, they already did and nobody noticed?

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BUDDING SCRIPTWRITER OF THE WEEK

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Wanna hear Alan (Wash) Tudyk’s brilliant idea for a Serenity sequel (opens in new tab) ? “I see Nathan Fillion in another 10 years, teaming up with Joss Whedon and doing something where he brings back Mal… Mal living on some planet alone, he’s shunned everyone and everybody and something happens that draws him back in to do it. I absolutely know that Nathan would be up for it, I know Joss Whedon would be up for it.” Erm, with a little bit of work that might even be a concept…

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COOLEST BOW TIES OF THE WEEK

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S**T-STIRRER OF THE WEEK

The last word on the Star Wars versus Star Trek debate? Potter is better than both. Daniel Radcliffe lights the blue touch paper then prepares to stand well, well back…

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MISTAKEN IDENTITY OF THE WEEK

The latest from the College Humour guys.

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R&R OF THE WEEK

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What do superheroes do on their days off, wonders photographer and Photoshop wizard Ian Pool (opens in new tab) ?

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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.