Spurious Awards Of The Week

Fan Commitment Of The Week

True Blood ’s Lafayette mourns the passing of another Firefly fan whose hunger strike to get the show back on air has been in vain.

Sports Stars Of The Week

Transylvanian synchronised swimming team practice for the Olympics in Bedlam .

Medical Assessment Of The Week

Sudden Increase In Collectability Of The Week

Got the DVD or Blu-ray box-set of Game Of Thrones season one? Then keep hold of it. It may become a collector’s item.

HBO may be the channel that’s not scared to broadcast tits’n’gore but it showed a considerable lack of balls when it discovered that the makers of Game Of Thrones had stuck a prosthetic head of George W Bush on a pole during season one of the show. The network issued a cringingly embarrassing apology: “We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste. We made this clear to the executive producers of the series who apologised immediately for this inadvertent careless mistake," HBO officials added. The network then promised to remove the scene from any future DVD productions.

Ironically, nobody would probably have noticed, except that the DVD commentary actually brought attention to the fact: “George Bush's head appears in a couple of beheading scenes,” goes the commentary. “It's not a choice, it's not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around.” Apparently the show’s bosses only became aware of the prop's likeness to Bush after the scene was shot and a crew member pointed out the resemblance to him. That didn’t stop incensed Republicans from demanding the heads of showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss.

George W Bush has yet to comment.

Superteam Of The Week

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It was only a matter of time until the X-gene started mutating Muppets. Cartoonist Ken Haeser created these gems, and you can see more of his work on his deviantART pages. [via IO9 ]

No, Hang On… Maybe This Is The Superteam Of The Week

Pixar in a Marvel makeover [via 9GAG ]


Nothing Says I Love You Like… Of The Week

For the kind of couple who'd consider putting “Live long and prosper” into their marriage vows – a sterling silver, 14K White Gold and White Sapphire Star Fleet Engagement Ring . And while we’re on the subject of wedding rings…

Boxing Clever Of The Week

How could you resist saying, “Oh, I was expecting the diamond’s to be bigger on the inside…” [via fashionablygeek ] And sticking with the theme…

Wedding Cakes Of The Week

Alien Vs Predator cake (above) and Zelda Wind Waker cake (below) both by The Little Cherry Cake Company .

Rant Of The Week


Cash-In Of The Week

Spider-Man nail varnish. Obvious thing to do, really. Though we suspect Opi has just packaged together a bunch of its more difficult to shift colours (who wears green nail varnish except She-Hulk?), given them some Spidey-related names (“Call Me Gwen-ever”, “Just Spotted The Lizard”, “Your Web Or Mine?” – we’re not making these up) and stuck them in a Spider-Man cardboard presentation box. But hats off to them for the sales pitch – it takes some guts to actually go with “In-spidered by the hottest movie of the year” as a tag line.

Contortionist Of The Week

“Mee-ooooww… ooowww… ooouch! I’ve done me back in…” as the cover caption should read.

Review Of The Week (Spoilers)

By Faith Erin Hicks [via Tor ]

Portrait Of The Week

Lego brick Superman mosaic [via flickr ]

Alternate History Of The Week

Created by Esteban Izquierdo .

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.