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Tweets Of The Week

Predictably, Olympic fever gripped Twitter again this week. Last night’s closing ceremony was a highlight for sci-fi fans, with the Pet Shop Boys arriving in the Olympic Stadium escorted by Silent Hill -esque Pyramid Heads and Eric Idle sporting camp Stormtrooper leisurewear throughout his (brilliant) routine.

But whereas the Olympics showcased Twitter’s glorious potential as the modern watercooler, the news that the Beeb has commissioned a new Doctor Who docu-drama to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary was the perfect example of Twitter as a breaking news service. The strict character limits mean more traditional forms of media will always be necessary for analysis and explanation, but Twitter couldn’t be better for finding out information fast and first.

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@ Markgatiss "One day, I shall come back". Thrilled to announce I'm writing a long-cherished drama about the creation of 'Doctor Who'!

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@ SethGreen Interesting fact about Joss Whedon- sometimes to let off steam, he secretly records his hard core rap. http://say.ly/PdO3VHp (opens in new tab)

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@ simonpegg Contrary to what certain TV listings mags say there will NOT be a new episode of Spaced as part of Ch4's funny fortnight. Cheers Radio Times

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@ MsJaimeMurray So much fun 2 get creepy %26 weird with u :) RT @Nicole__Munoz Shot a great scene with the lovely @MsJaimeMurray today :) http://pic.twitter.com/08xXlSTl (opens in new tab)

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@ joe_dante Screening my latest and my greatest in Chicago! http://yfrog.com/gzvkhgrj (opens in new tab)

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@ danharmon I JUST LOST 7 DIAMONDS IN LAVA I WANT TO DIE WORST FRIDAY NIGHT EVER #minecraft #stillfun

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@ nbccommunity Awesome behind-the-scenes shot of the first table read for Season 4 of #Community ! http://pic.twitter.com/t8Rh0XNr (opens in new tab) @abobrow >

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@ MattStrevens1 End of the first week of the final block. All looking great but too much sex for my liking. Bonktastic. #misfits

Off to set cut of ep4. Can't wait as it's quite a stylish ep and was great fun to shoot. And VERY sad. #misfits

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@ RobertKirkman We wrapped on the mid-season finale of @WalkingDead_AMC a few hours ago. Amazing work from all involved, this Georgia crew kicks ass!

Bryan Lee O Malley

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@ radiomaru If I did a sequel it'd be about how Lisa Miller is a total hot mess with tons of problems, just to ruin your dreams #mean #cruel #authentic

KIM PINE, GIRL DETECTIVE and LISA MILLER, HOT MESS #spinoffideas

I personally think it is super cool that @ubisoft decided to add online multiplayer to Scott Pilgrim, after 2 years (!!!).

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@ ZacharyLevi Sarah Walker!!! #KiwiPower

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@ EmilyroseLA @nolan_north and I in set yesterday http://lockerz.com/s/232797438 (opens in new tab)

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Joshua Gomez

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@ JoshuaEGomez I went to visit a family members new born today and my family made me shave so I wouldn't scare her.. True story. #beardscanbescary

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@ paul_mcguigan TOTAL RECALL (2012)...lacked a beauty and a soul but I guess it was never proclaiming to have either...

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@ ManMadeMoon Looking at all the construction that has been going up in London since I've been gone. Non Olympic stuff. So much sci-fi architecture!

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@ thatdickmiller Avengers 2 should assemble Harry Dean Stanton as the security guard again. Hell, throw me in there too!

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@ bergopolis Got gay-married in Skyrim to my loyal mage sidekick, Mercutio. He thought I was straight until I put on a fancy amulet. #toobaditsjustagame

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@ alydenisof My 3 year old saw a pic of Darth Vader %26 wanted to know why he dresses in all black. She wants to buy him a pink mask %26 flower underwear.

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@ simonpegg I really liked 'Rises' but I think it owes a debt to Miller's 'Returns' that too few people will appreciate.

Others too, Knight Fall etc. Seeing TDKR without reading those comics is like Watching Shaun having never seen a Romero film.

Yes, No Man's Land too. Really enjoyed it though. Love Bale's commitment to it and Michael Caine is an absolute god. That's that covered.

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@ theThomasDekker John %26 Cameron #tscc http://yfrog.com/nxx0ykzj (opens in new tab)

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I'm the News Editor at Total Film magazine, running the opening pages of every issue where you can read exclusive interviews and see first-look images from the biggest films. I was previously the Community Editor at sci-fi, fantasy and horror movie bible SFX. You'll find my name on news, reviews, and interviews covering every type of movie, from the latest French arthouse release to the biggest Hollywood blockbuster. My work has also featured in Official PlayStation Magazine and Edge. Outside of my day job, I'm a FromSoft fanatic (proudest achievement: beating Malenia solo) and a TV connoisseur (translation: I'll watch anything).