Spurious Awards Of The Week

Ridley Scott’s Wall-E , impossible cover poses, shadowy Star Wars and a whole load more…

Trailer Of The Week

A subtly different version of the Prometheus trailer…


Rubbish Hell’s Angel Of The Week

Despite the fact Tom in this week’s Eternal Law appeared to nick a bike from a shop window (a shop that only appeared to be selling one motorbike and nothing else, so he pretty much put that place out of business) and then rode around with no helmet – none of which is very angelic behaviour – he still came across about as hellish as catholic kitten.

Impressive Foreshadowing Of The Week

Way back in the season two finale of Chuck , Awesome’s dad demanded to know why he was letting his wedding be ruined by an Indian lesbian (Jeffster were performing “Mr Roboto” at the time). The mind can only boggle at what he would have made of Lester’s disguise in the latest episode. He looks like he’s auditioning for the Bollywood version of Ugly Betty .

Geeks Of The Week

Debate has been raging on this site for a couple of months about the which is the geekiest non-sf show on TV . And while a lot of you were aghast that Community didn’t make the original list, a different Community has the title all wrapped up on radio – Clare And The Community . Radio 4’s sitcom about a right-on care worker and her lefty school teacher life partner isn’t usually a hotbed of sci-fi references but in one episode this week it proved it knows its genre onions. A teacher trying to expel a student for suggesting that David Tennant isn’t the best Doctor Who is just the start. Brian, Clare’s life partner, returns to a Men’s Group that he set up years before to discuss the problems facing the male in modern society, only to discover that standards have slipped slightly:

“So, gentlemen, what do we say? Half-Blood Prince ? Order Of The Phoenix ? Deathly Hallows ?”

“I’d say Deathly Hallows , just to be on the safe side.”

“So, it’s agreed… It’s okay to fancy Hermione, but not until Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows …”

There were Bond and Battlestar Galactica references too. Keep an ear on this show…

Poser Of The Week

Author Jim C Hines was rather concerned about whether some of the poses of the female figures on his book covers were actually anatomically possible… or comfortable at the very least: “I expected posing like Danielle to feel a little weird and unnatural. I did not expect immediate, physical pain from trying (rather unsuccessfully) to do the hip thing she’s got going on.. ” Then he became a little addicted to the idea of recreating fantasy book cover poses, as the photographic evidence proves. The blog is hilarious. Check it out.


Update Of The Week

If you’ve been playing Skyrim as obsessively as we have in the office you’ll find a lot to enjoy in this hilarious spoof which imagines a world of stat-boosting necklaces, potions of haggling and baskets on heads, but in a modern setting. The observations about the highly unusual actions of Skyrim ’s creepy inhabitants (staring at you obsessively, making jokes about selling their sister) are spot on but if we’re going to get geeky about it, the load times aren’t quite long enough, there’s no companion in all of Tamriel that chatty and if they were level 51 they’d have much better speechcraft by now.



Quote Of The Week

We like man who’s self-aware. Here’s Star Trek 2 director and infamous glare lover JJ Abrams, responding to a question this week about shooting the Trek sequel in 2D for conversion to 3D later: “Yeah, we’ve done some tests. Not only lens flare tests…” At least, we hope that he’s taking the piss out himself.

Most Unlikely Fan Of The Week

To be honest, we didn’t realise The Jetsons had any fans, let alone famous ones. But it turns out Kanye West was gagging to be involved in the Jetsons movie when he heard it was on the cards. According to producer Denise Di Novi, “We heard that he knew we were working on the Jetsons . He reached out and said he’s a huge Jetsons fan. There are a lot of Jetsons fanatics out there, especially people that are into either futuristic science or design. He was interested in creatively brainstorming what we were doing with the movie and what ideas he might have. It was a really friendly, preliminary conversation.” So what? Can he name all the episodes? Does he have all the action figures? Can he quote huge swathes of the dialogue? Does he go on internet forums to argue the canonicity of guest appearances by Astro The Dog in episodes of Wait Till Your Father Gets Home ? We demand to know!

Nightmare Sibling Of The Week


Funny Little Figures Of The Week

Does this guy do requests? And how many the films referenced can you name?


Cameo Of The Week

Okay, we're shameless. We're including this because SFX has a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo. Hell, we got a better showing in Red Dwarf .

Product Placement Of The Week

How finding Nemo could have been so much easier.

Silhouettes Of The Week

Posters for the as-yet-unmade kabuki theatre version of the Star Wars saga. Probably. Created by Travis English. [via Blastr ]

The Honorary Philip K Dick Award Of The Week

The rarely handed-out Philip K Dick award is given for achievement in messing with people’s brains… which is clearly what DogFoodFilms is doing here with Harrison Ford, in a never-ending cycle of madness…

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.