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Spurious Awards Of The Week

Unexpected Fanboy Of The Week

Tyler is not impressed with Klaus slagging off his favourite show in The Vampire Diaries .

Surprise Crossover Of The Week

In Haven , we’re not entirely sure how Audrey and Nathan identified that skin suit in a vat of goo as former colleague Tommy Bowen. It looked more like one of those crap latex masks the Hood from Thunderbirds used to us.

Shiny Helmets Of The Week

Compiled by Keith Melton .

Luckiest Restaurant Of The Week

A restaurant in Cardiff got an unexpected (and maybe, ultimately unwanted) advertising boost this week from clearly-still-new-to-the-world-of- Doctor-Who -fandom Jenna-Louise Coleman. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly , the actress playing new companion Clara revealed, “[Karen Gillan] sent me a message. She texted me. I was pacing around, trying to figure out a scene and I checked my phone and I just had a message from her saying kind of ‘Good luck,’ and ‘You're going to knock it out the park.’ Then she told me to eat at Woods restaurant in Cardiff. That was her Cardiff tip.” Except that now Jenna will never be able to book a table there, because it’ll be constantly rammed with Who fans all desperate for a glimpse of her in the flesh…

Trailer Of The Week

Those Honest Trailer guys strike again.

Portrait Of The Week

This is a portrait of William Shatner. No really. We kid you not. He’s in there. You just can’t see him. He’s hiding behind a bale. No, honestly… If you don’t believe us, maybe you’ll believe this man…

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Deleted Scene Of The Week

Conan O’Brien really doesn’t know the meaning of brevity, does he? The actual Walking Dead skit is pretty good, but the build up to it is like some kind of psychological warfare…

Petition Of The Week

Although we assume there’s a legal loophole somewhere (possibly one involving an insanity clause) there’s a campaign going on to try to “Force” the US government to embark on a true Star Wars defence system. According to Sky News , “Thousands of Americans have signed a petition calling on the White House to build a Death Star. The founder of the campaign says construction of the moon-sized space station and inter-stellar weapon from the Star Wars film series will strengthen national security and create jobs. US officials will be forced to consider replicating the Death Star –complete with a laser capable of destroying a planet – if the petition gains more than 25,000 digital signatures by 14 December.”

The petition was started by a “John D”, from Longmont, Colorado, demanding that work should begin on the project within the next four years. It reads: "Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016.”

At time of writing, they still need another 18,779 votes . We think they could be a little short to ever end up being stormtroopers…

Future Astronaut Of The Week

Reimagining Of The Week

Mario as an urban thriller… Pure genius.

Bloodbath Of The Week

We love the annotations – turns a great compilation into a brilliant one.

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Stupidly Big Thing Of The Week

Deviant Artist joscomie has created a gorgeous manga-style scroll based on Game Of Thrones . We love it (and the dragons are great!) even though we’re not quite sure why Jo’s made it look like you’re peering at it through a veil of mist…

Be Careful What You Wish For Of The Week

[via TheDogHouseDiaries ]

Honorary Portal Award Of The Week

Texas Instruments calculator programmer Builderboy has created a version of Portal that runs on mid-’90s TI-83 and TI-84 calculators. Which makes him some kind of God.

Snowman Of The Week

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DIY Of The Week

How to make a Scooby-Doo -style surveillance system.

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.