Week two of the Olympics and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the only thing Twitter’s been talking about is the Olympics. Well, until this morning when the only thing Twitter wanted to talk about was the Mars landing. Neither of these are sci-fi (technically), of course, but both have exemplified humanity at its near-superhuman best.
To celebrate a long weekend we can all be proud of here are the stars of sci-fi’s endearingly geeky takes on events:(opens in new tab)
@ edgarwright We got our ass to Mars.
@ nickjfrost Touchdown Confirmed. Now to make contact with Kuato.(opens in new tab)
@ EddieMcClintock I haven't seen this many nerds cheering, crying %26 hugging, since the announcement of a seventh season of Star Trek: Next Generation, in '94(opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)
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@ SamuelLJackson OKaaaay..... GB screwed by some Pommelfuqqinhorse JUDGE Horseshit AGAIN! WTF!! Smith wz BRILLIANT! [ Ed - this really isn't anything to do with sci-fi, but it was too good/bizarre for us not to include](opens in new tab)
@ charltonbrooker The Russian cyclists are dressed as henchmen from a 60s Dr. Who movie.(opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)
@ Paul_Dini I love it when people with no appreciation for science fiction/fantasy try to explain, create or even pronounce "steampunk."(opens in new tab)
Behind the scenes on the Proof of Concept shoot for my new show being developed by Starz. Me on left directing. http://img.ly/lyvr (opens in new tab)(opens in new tab)
@ TobyHadoke Another "Greatest Film Of All Time" Poll, another cruel oversight for Tremors (when will they realise its majesty?) : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19078948 (opens in new tab)(opens in new tab)
@ BRIANMBENDIS So every great game has a thing that never gets old. In the marvel mmo it is the hulk head butting any and everything(opens in new tab)
@ David_Boreanaz Who is this guy Angel everyone keeps tweeting me about and who's Buffy?(opens in new tab)