Spurious Awards Of The Week

Stingy Git Of The Week

Stingy Git Of The Week goes to Mastermind ’s John Humphries. Philip Walters had done well in round one of the upmarket pub quiz, answering 13 questions correctly on Doctor Who 1963-1989 and was in a position to win the episode. But he cruelly came a cropper in the general knowledge round when Humphries asked, ”In which 2012 film are the superheroes Iron Man, The Hulk and the Black Widow brought together to help save the Earth?” “ The Avengers ,” replied Walters. “ Avengers Assemble ,” admonished Humphries in his schoolmasterly tones. We suspect Disney may have been secretly censoring the show. The real shame of it was, Walters missed out on the lead by one point . (Then again, he did call the seventh episode of "The Dalek Masterplan" “The Feast Of Saint Steven” (adopt nasally voice: “I think you’ll find it’s ‘The Feast Of Steven’, actually”) and Humphries gave him that one, so it was poetic justice.

Momentary Potential Crossover Horror Of The Week

Anyone else worried at this point during Doctor Who ’s “A Town Called Mercy” that the villain was going to be Mork from Ork? Nanu Nan-nooooooooooooo! Luckily, this potential horror was avoided. Instead, the Doctor had to deal with the deadly teleporting sheriff’s badge…

Redirect Of The Week

We don’t want to ruin the surprise with this one. It’s much more fun if you just experience it for yourself. Just go to Wikipedia and search for “the one with the whales” and see what you get. Well, it made us smile, anyway.

Sorry, But We Couldn’t Resist Of The Week

Sinbad ’s crew weren’t impressed with guest star Mathew Horne’s anecdotes about how he got his name.

Pop Video Of The Week


Former William Shatner collaborator Ben Fold joins the Fraggles for his latest venture.

Cute Overload Of The Week

Ladies and gentlemen… the internet. By sarahburrini. Larger version here if your stomach can handle it.

Obligatory Portal Award Of The Week


Spurious Awards may have been away for a few weeks, but now we’re back, and it feels like we’ve never been away…

Justifiable Rant Of The Week

George RR Martin (the author the book series formerly known as A Song Of Ice And Fire ) has told MTV that he would love to write a Doctor Strange movie, but he has a few stipulations: “I would have to have my lawyers to meet with Marvel’s lawyers and work out an absolutely iron-clad contract that would say whatever I did in the story would continue to be canon forever, and would never be retconned, rebooted or reimagined out of the universe when some later writer decided to mess around with it. Because I hate that. I've always hated reboots and retcons and the fact that a writer comes in and undoes what a previous writer did and, y'know, brings dead characters back to life, kills new characters that weren't intended to die. That's the one thing I don't like about comics. That drives me crazy.” Erm, anyone want to mention the CW’s new version of Beauty And The Beast in his vicinity?

Costume Changes Of The Week


Like us you may have missed pop combo Eytan & The Embassy’s record-breaking video “Everything Changes”, which boasted the most costume changes in one unedited shot, apparently (not sure if Guinness will be putting that in its annual book). You can check it out if you want, but we didn’t and that had zero impact on our enjoyment of this Star Wars -themed spoof. It remains a work of crazed genius. And the song’s bearable.

Book Covers Of The Week

Deviant artist halyhss has created a series of children’s book covers based on the houses from Game Of Thrones . Next week, pre-school friendly Cenobite nursery rhymes.

Beserker Rage Of The Week


It’s a Friday feeling. NSFW!

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.