Tweets Of The Week

Amidst endless videogame journalism controversies (opens in new tab) and “Fake Geek Girl” controversies (opens in new tab) , it’s easy to forget that Twitter’s just a bit of fun sometimes. We can’t imagine ever tiring of Damon Lindelof’s endless trolling of people who abuse him on Twitter, for example:

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@ DamonLindelof Never. RT @edgeinisverige you butchered Prometheus and now you have butchered World War Z. When will you stop?

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@ sethgs Hurriedly writing my fake early draft of PROMETHEUS so I can leak it and give some talkbacker a rage aneurysm.

But along with all the nerd-rage and irreverent humour Twitter does occasionally throw up an interesting news nugget. With direct access to a huge number of creatives and no PRs, studios or agents standing between a question and an answer, sometimes the easiest way to quell a rumour that’s been circulating for weeks is simply to ask:

The SFX Twitter Stream

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@ RichardDreyfuss Close Encounters was released 35 years ago. One day we'll make a sequel where I return %26 have a difficult reunion with the kids I abandoned

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@ RobertKirkman I must say, I never noticed how often R2-D2 sexes a machine with his robo-penis. I swear there's a spot in cloud city where he's thrusting.

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@ MarcW Once Upon A Time on a Spider-Man scout. pic.twitter.com/IFOvTJ1d

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@ OldRoberts953 Well. McGoohan resigned because he discovered the Village had been built and it had been his idea as a young man.

Doesn't really make sense but that's what George Markstein reckoned apparently.

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@ grumpygamer I was playing the My Little Pony iOS game this morning on the train and found myself shielding the screen like I was watching porn.

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@ ManMadeMoon Prescient sci-fi is easy. Look at who is rich, then postulate how they could be richer.

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@ jennydelherpes I asked what this specific sound effect was called in the 810 #SPN director's cut. The file was called 'gore gush blood squirt.wav' #figures

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@ JimCameron Back to writing AVTR 2,3. Thanks for checking out @RedCarpetGreenD

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@ jamesmoran If you don't welcome people into the geek world, YOU are not a proper geek. You are a jizzcopter.

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@ Jaime_King A Dame To Kill For... With my buddies @jessicaalba rodriguez http://instagr.am/p/R2xcgWt1M-/ (opens in new tab)

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@ EmilyroseLA So excited to get news of #haven season 4 on the last day of shooting thanksgiving house with hallmark! I'm http://instagr.am/p/R1FOkCvilS/ (opens in new tab)

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@ philfordesq Just did a horror double - Walking Dead and American Horror Story Asylum. Seriously in need of some Jools Holland now before I can face bed.

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@ simonpegg Since I've been asked, I love the books, WWZ and Warm Bodies, if the films get them right, then I'm in. Fast zombies however are not my bag.

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@ WarwickADavis Just finished my first day's filming on #DrWho . It's been my ambition for years. And to top it all - there are Cybermen in this episode!

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@ JamesGunn My new best pal Omar the raccoon. http://instagr.am/p/R-kw0nIzS2/ (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).