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.
@ 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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@ 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
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
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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@ paul_mcguigan TOTAL RECALL (2012)...lacked a beauty and a soul but I guess it was never proclaiming to have either...
@ 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!
@ thatdickmiller Avengers 2 should assemble Harry Dean Stanton as the security guard again. Hell, throw me in there too!
@ 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.
@ 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.