Professor Brian Cox tosses Ewoks, Disney meets Sin City , Merlin and Sarah Jane get fruity (but not together) and loads more spurious nonsense
BEST NEW WAY TO KILL AN EWOK OF THE WEEK
Professor Brian Cox in “tossing an Ewok” shocker.
MERLIN SLASH BAIT OF THE WEEK
Piggyback? Yeah right. You have to wonder, did the script say, “Merlin mounts Arthur”? And while we’re in a smutty state of mind…
UNBELIEVABLY CHEEKY LINE FOR CHILDREN’S TV OF THE WEEK
When you realise this message was being relayed on Mr Smith’s screen letter by letter, you can only agree with The Sarah Jane Adventure ’s Clyde when he says with relief, “I’ve never been so glad to see a full stop…”
NOVELTY BATH PLUG OF THE WEEK
A piece of Vampire Diaries merchandise we never expected to see – Matt Donovan bath plugs.
POSSIBLE IN-JOKE OF THE WEEK
When Cassie’s gran tells the teen witch that she wrinkles her nose just like her mum did, was anyone else suddenly wondering if we’re going to discover that The Secret Circle is actually a spin-off from Bewitched ?
MISSED ALIENS HOMAGE OPPORTUNITY OF THE WEEK
This week’s US episode of Terra Nova featured a feral little girl who's the spitting image of Aliens’ Newt (inset). They missed one crucial chance to homage the film, however – she didn't say, “The dinosaurs mostly come at night. Mostly...”
MOST UNEXPECTED COMMENT ON AN IMDB FORUM OF THE WEEK
Click on the image for the full story! (We’d like to think it wasn’t a reflection on the quality of the film, but considering we only gave it two stars…)
DOCTOR WHO REFERENCE OF THE WEEK
This one was spotted by SFX reader Peter Gray, who’s been playing the Easter Egg-filled Rage . “It’s a picture of what looks suspiciously like a TARDIS console room,” he tells us. “After being sent to find a mysterious ‘doctor’ who lives alone in the Wasteland you find him in his strangely familiar looking lab.”
TWO GENRES THAT SHOULD NEVER CLASH NEVERTHELESS CLASH OF THE WEEK
Disney crossed with Sin City . It takes some warped genius to come up with that!
POP CULTURE QUIZ OF THE WEEK*
(* Except for Blastermind )
Okay, they’re not all SF/fantasy, but enough of ’em up to warrant inclusion in this week’s awards. It’s been created by Greg Guillemin, you can buy it as a poster , and you can see a much larger version of it here .
CRITIC OF THE WEEK
Now even the Joker in Arkham City is offering his opinion on that Lost finale.
SO TRUE IT HURTS OF THE WEEK
BUDGET KNOCK OFF OF THE WEEK
It’s the Uwe Boll version of The Avengers , we think…
A LITTLE BIT OF POLITICS OF THE WEEK
Via Blame It On The Voices .
COUCH POTATO SESSION OF THE WEEK
“Exclusive” footage of the original cast from John Carpenter's The Thing watching footage from the new prequel/remake of the film. They’re not impressed. Created by Nick Bosworth. It’s a bit long, but the idea’s great. NSFW (without headphones anyway).