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Spurious Awards Of The Week

Alternative Batman Of The Week

Practice, practice, practice.

Unrealistic Aspiration Of The Week

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Forget steroids. They’re condoning the use of gamma radiation now!

Guest Star Of The Week

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The stranger Awake gets, the better it gets, and the fewer viewers it gets as well, sadly. But how can you not love an episode guest-starring a penguin? Enjoy it while you can

Cover Version Of The Week

The song resurrected by Glee gets a blockbuster makeover. We’re waiting for someone to do one of these video edits for “Bohemian Rhapsody”. That could be an interesting challenge finding clips for, “Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the fandango?”

Action Figure Of The Week

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A Hunger Games Barbie doll?! Talk about an oxymoron. We can only imagine the expansion packs: a Skipper-style Rue doll with a removable spear in the stomach, and an inflatable Glimmer doll (just add water and see her swell up in grotesque disfigurement!). Children can play with Katniss much like the children in the Capitol played with wooden swords, imagining horrible ways in which the Tributes can kill each other.

Screen Test Of The Week

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Spot the dragon? We’re loving the care and attention the makers are putting into Game Of Thrones , some of which most of the audience isn’t even going to notice…

Makeover Of The Week

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Grimm makes the bold move to dump the cheap CG for creating its monsters and use cheap prosthetics instead. The results are just as convincing…

Beat-’Em-Up Head-To-Head Of The Week

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You wait ages for a decent beat-’em-up and then two come along at once. We like the Hitler-Versus-George-Washington-on-killer-dinosaurs one. And we love the Game Of Thrones one. But which is better? Oh, you know the drill…

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Poster Campaign Of The Week

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Shiznit has decided to turn this year’s blockbusters into creature features. Shame they didn’t go with Hen In Black 3 , but we love Cattleship . More if you click the link…

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Musical Spoiler Of The Week

A searing indictment of the controversial ending to Mass Effect 3 . With rhyming couplets.

Super-Drawback Of The Week

Fantastic little animation with a punchline that makes you go, “Yeah… good point!”

Soloist Of The Week

What if George Lucas had run out of money on The Phantom Menace when the orchestra was only half-way through recording the music?

Quiz Of The Week

If you can put up with the stupidly irritating music, this is a visually impressive animation, representing 20 different computer gaming worlds. Can you guess them all? Answers here .

Gotham Tourism Advert Of The Week

To be honest, this isn’t a particularly great parody, but we loved the post-credits extra scene.

Update Of The Week

With 12 million views already, this is one you’ve probably seen already. But it would be criminal not to give it a Spurious Award.

Dave Golder
Dave Golder

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.