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Tweets Of The Week

Twitter tributes to Gerry Anderson, Duncan Jones’ live Moon commentary and much, much, much more in our bumper Tweets Of The Week

Too busy gorging on Mince Pies and leftover turkey sandwiches over the festive period to keep a constant eye on Twitter? Don’t worry, Tweets of the Week has you covered with a bumper round-up of science fiction’s very best 140-character thought bubbles!

Of the fine science fiction programming to air over Christmas, one of the highlights was Duncan Jones’ Moon , which screened at prime time on BBC2 in the phantom zone between Christmas and New Year, so no-one actually knows what day it was. What made this an extra special screening was that director Duncan Jones, concept artist/VFX supervisor @ GavRov and composer @ iamclintmansell all tweeted along in real time. Duncan Jones in particular dropped some intriguing fact-grenades (WARNING: spoilers if you haven’t seen Moon , which you really should have by now because it’s ace):

@ManMadeMoon For those asking, the male voice on the other end of that vid-call is... original Sam. #moonbbc2

We actually werent able to convince KS to be Gerty until after the film was completed & he saw Sam Rockwells performance #MoonBbc2

If Sam R decided last minute not to do the film, %26 that was a very real possibility, we were seeing if Paddy Considine would do it #Moonbbc2

In other news, SFX was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Gerry Anderson last month. His work will live forever in our hearts. Unsurprisingly, there was an outpouring of heartfelt condolences for the Supermarionation maestro all across Twitter, here is a small selection:

@THEBRYANHITCH Gerry Anderson was a huge figure in my childhood. Another legend passes into history. Joe 90 would be a great live action TV show though.

@warrenellis I once made Joss watch just the intro to Anderson's JOE 90 and he thought I was trying to drive him insane:

@BryanFuller THUNDERBIRDS ARE AND ALWAYS WILL GO. Thank you, Gerry Anderson, and REST IN PEACE.

@edgarwright Space 1999, Thunderbirds, Stingray, Captain Scarlett, Terrahawks, Joe 90, UFO. My whole childhood just died. Rest In Peace Gerry Anderson.

@jamesmoran Aw, farewell Gerry Anderson. He was a lovely gent, and brought me much TV joy.

@philfordesq Met so many people inspired by Gerry to go into film biz or science, engineering, NASA. His influence goes way beyond a Saturday teatime,

@OldRoberts953 Sad to hear about Gerry Anderson. Love Space:1999 so much!

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@DamonLindelof My resolution is to be less ambiguous and also horse ghost core of human sadness.

@edgarwright @ManMadeMoon You did a great deed in hiring all the veteran model makers on MOON. Can you please do that again in the future?

@ManMadeMoon @edgarwright Let me get one, big, bloated bastard of a film made the studio way first, then ill quirk it back up. ;)

@KarenGillan2 just caught up with The Snowmen! SO! GOOD! great job @saulmetzstein x

@charltonbrooker In this year's Doctor Who Xmas Special, he goes back to the 70s and hangs Savile with a barbed wire noose. Most populist episode ever.

@BradleyJames #TheOnceAndFutureKing Merry Christmas x

@eoincmacken That was petty emotional...I'm going to the pub after that...%26 if I ever need some rope snapped around the house I'm calling @Tomhopperhops

@pattonoswalt Mary Todd Lincoln AND Peter Parker's beloved Aunt May -- props to Sally Field for playing TWO historical figures in one year.

@bdgrabinski Imagine if Disney put out a press release days before SIXTH SENSE came out saying "Bruce Willis is dead the whole time!" That's comics.

@RealReeceShears Lunch with Pemberton. We talked through all the ideas we had for Psychoville 3. It would have been really good! Only exists in our minds tho

Read on for even more Tweets, including Mitchell and George, reunited!

@edgarwright And... [Posted 13 September]

...that's a wrap. [Posted 21 December]

@nickjfrost I'm officially wrapped on The Worlds End. Wow. What a trip!

@radiomaru Movie premise: everyone who ever smelled febreze turns into a zombie one day. Title DEAD FRESH

@BryanFuller I tweet with a heavy heart. NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane . From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support.

@RattyBurvil Merry christmas from all the family.

@ZacharyLevi What movie could this be, playing on ITV, on Christmas Day? I guess I'll just have to sit and watch.

Jon Favreau

@Jon_Favreau Yes, but put the syrup in a childproof cupboard. RT @RutlanPVille : Do you think #elf is appropriate for my 2.5 year old?

@SethMacFarlane Ted 2 will be broken up into 5 films, but I swear it won't feel at all padded or overstuffed.

@BRIANMBENDIS . @SethMacFarlane i have an amazing idea for a TED sequel but i don't think daniel day lewis will do it.

But wait, there's more! Including thoughts on that Apocalypse thing that never was.

@RealHughJackman Great 2 be back where it all began w/ @bryansinger %26 #xmen days of future past! And 2 work w/ the new cast for more than 4 hrs this time!

@SirPatStew This was taken a while ago but hearing best student Logan is officially on board, it now seems a good time to share.

@WstonesOxfordSt We'd like to thank Buffy and the gang for, apparently, stopping another apocalypse. Thank you.

@KarenGillan2 Might put 'melancholia' in my eyes again in honour of today.

@WilliamShatner You want to stop the world from ending? Don't wear a red shirt tomorrow! MBB

@emmacaulfield Seriously, if any of you disagree with "Han shot first", please unfollow me. No hard feelings. Sincerely, I'm right and you're just wrong.

@JamesGunn It's 2013 and I still don't have my consumer-use Jet Pack even though I saw one on Gilligan's Island when I was 3. THE FUTURE IS BULLSHIT.

@kevwilliamson Strange voicemail from @QuestionAnders last night. What's with the English accent? You trying to be Madonna again?

@ManMadeMoon @garywhitta I think Waking Dead would have worked out pretty damn well on the c-64! Cinemaware made it work! ;)

@garywhitta @ManMadeMoon Totally.

You want more? You got it!

@DamonLindelof Walking Dead is to showrunners as Spinal Tap is to drummers.

@ShawnRyanTV AMC can never ruin true love. @SutterInk and @glenmazzara slow dance their troubles away...

@sasharoiz Watched #TheHobbit while in New Zealand. Much more Tolkienny.

@neveldinetaylor ok, hobbit HFR: my brain hates it, my eyeballs love it

@NoelClarke I've played computer games my whole life and never stolen a car, GTA'd, COD'd, Creeded, or taken mushrooms and run around punching bricks.

@edgarwright I liked the sly nod to 'Midnight Meat Train' in 'Silver Linings Playbook'. Wasn't expecting a @joe_dante style joke in it.

Still not had enough? Check out previous Tweets of the Week here.

Gerry Anderson RIP

Jordan is the Community Editor at SFX and Total Film. When he isn't watching movies or sci-fi shows of questionable quality he's probably shooting men in space or counting down the days till the next Zelda comes out.