Spurious Awards Of The Week

Cosplayer Of The Week

The Ash in Lost Girl takes his first tentative steps into the world of cosplay with a subtle pair of pussycat ears. Next week we expect nothing less than full-on Link costume and a "Free Hugs” sign.

Unexpected (Off-Camera) Guest Star Of The Week

Seems like Banksy has relocated to Portland, if the latest episode of Grimm is anything to go by. He’s clearly not at his artistic height at the moment, though. Must be jetlagged.

Elvish Porn Of The Week

Some people take their Legolas and Frodo slash friction just a little too far, as we learned in Dirk Gently this week.

Fantasy Casting Of The Week

Especially for all those people who still think that Hugh Jackman is too tall to play Wolverine, how’s this for an idea? Game Of Thrones ’ Peter Dinklage as the diminutive mutant. We’re loving the thought, so thanks to Brandon Bird for creating this piece.

Storybook Of The Week

Via Geek Out .

Rapping Rant Of The Week

The original Willy Wonka film was always a bit disturbing, but this takes it to new levels.

Crossover Of The Week

Lightsabers are cool. Courtesy of Drombyb on Deviant Art .

Best Fantasy Episode Of Top Gear Of The Week

Batmobile versus Batmobile. A little bit too much chat, but at least Jeremy Clarkson isn’t in it…

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Shed Of The Week

Bring the Shire to your back garden with a Hobbit hole shed. Four to choose from. $3,000 each. Somewhere to keep your flowerpots and spare arrows. [via I09 ]

Collectible Of The Week

Lego has unveiled an official one-third-scale, 2,127-piece R2-D2 set, complete with rotating dome and retractable third leg, but no secret hologram message from Princess Leia, sadly. The Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2 goes on sale in the US in May, priced at $179.99.

Minimalist Art Of The Week

While we’re on the subject of Lego, can you work out what the above image is supposed to represent? It’s part of a new Lego ad campaign by Hamburg-based agency Jung von Matt featuring minimal Lego brick versions of characters from several popular comics and animated shows. Others include The Simpsons and South Park , but this one is a more SFX related. Click on the link for the answer.

Rubbish Timing Of The Week

Themed Edit Of The Week

All the breaking glass in Total Recall . Why? Erm… dunno. But it’d definitely spurious.

Manicure Of The Week

Via Blame It On The Voices .

Musical Of The Week

The follow-up to Conan The Musical once again has an Arnie Schwarzenegger character bursting into song and wrapping his Austrian accent round some rhyming couplets. This time it’s Mr Freeze from Batman And Robin , belting out an impressively Danny Elfman-tinged power ballad about “Batman… you son of a bitch.” Low on really ropey ice-related gags, though.

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Ickiest Publicity Material Of The Week

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Warner Bros is trying to entice us into buying the DVD or Blu-ray of Contagion with a rather queasy video of people sneezing in slow motion. If that’s more likely to put you off buying the film and send you into a Howard Hughes-style fit of self-isolation, then quickly watch much less disturbing publicity video below instead. Ironically, it should be disturbing, but it just ends up looking like that Beastie Boys video…

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Consumable Of The Week

Jawa bento box, via Geeks Are Sexy .

West Side Story Remake Of The Week

Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter epic flash mob.

Cutest Cylon Of The Week

The Little Frakkin' Toasters Classic Chrome Centurion , from qmxonline .

Excuse To Buy Playboy Of The Week

If you’re caught flicking through Playboy next week, you can use the excuse, “I only bought it for the stories,” and actually mean it. Playboy is teaming up with The Walking Dead to publish a six-page back story showing how Michonne became such a kick-ass brawd. Let’s hope the centrefold isn’t a zombie.

Guideline Of The Week

Being Human ’s Michael Socha took part in an online Q&A on the show’s official BBC site this week, and the Spurious committee was very amused by point number one in the Rules and Guidelines.

What If Of The Week

Uncle Owen dying in Star Wars was sad and all that, but maybe it was a sacrifice for the greater good. Another small slice of genius from Dorkly .

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.