Tweets Of The Week

Which sci-fi show will get a Kickstart next? Sherlock drops by The World’s End edit and Eliza Dushku (sorta) kisses a zombie, all in the latest Tweets of the Week

“Blessed are the meek:
for they shall inherit the earth.”
Matthew 5:5

Forget the meek, if the success of the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter is anything to go by (over $3.5 million raised in four days), it’ll be the geeks that are running this lump of rock before too long. Naturally, when a series as niche as Veronica Mars makes such a staggeringly large amount of money in such a short space of time you’ve got to wonder – what sci-fi and fantasy shows could get a similar treatment?

Joss Whedon has already ruled out a Firefly Kickstarter until at least he and Nathan Fillion aren’t the busiest men in movies/TV (just imagine what a mind-bogglingly large sum a new series of Firefly could raise) , but the creators of several beloved sci-fi series have taken to Twitter to talk about the prospect of bringing back their shows from the dead.

@BryanFuller I'M CERTAINLY GOING TO TRY. Bryan Fuller Might Kickstarter a Pushing Daisies Revival

@JoshSchwartz76 Feels like a #Chuck movie would cost about $120 million. Big action set pieces. Plus we'd have to CGI Morgan's beard.

@Josh_Friedman All u asking about a TSCC kickstarter...rights situation, budget necessities, motivation of corporate entities make it HIGHLY unlikely.

In other news, reason #12,862 why we love Twitter – directors Rian Johnson and Duncan Jones talking about their youth’s spent playing The Bard’s Tale , Ultima and Elite . Gawd bless the internets.

@ManMadeMoon @rianjohnson classics! Those and the Ultima games.

@rianjohnson @ManMadeMoon So good. When I think about all the time I spent mapping mazes on graph paper...

@ManMadeMoon @rianjohnson me too. Between that and writing out price lists for planets in Elite, its amazing I ever saw the sun.

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@edgarwright Oh hey. Look who just swung by the 'World's End' edit...

@simonpegg Playing ZombiU on the WiiU. Delighted to discover my first weapon is a cricket bat.

@JewelStaite Boyfriend: "Of COURSE I saw the rest of Firefly. What's that hat?" Me: "Jayne wore it, remember?" Him: "Oh yeah. Which one was she again?"

Browncoats, I get that u want me to dump boyfriend. But boyfriend is also a doctor trying to cure cancer. We would look bad for doing that

@SamWitwer My deepest respect and gratitude @TheCloneWars cast and crew. #CloneWars

@jamesmoran Me as a zombie, tragically cut from CvsZ: RT @myglasseye :

@MuchAdoFilm Joss: to celebrate our joyous SXSW BusAdo experience, here's my first pic from the first day of rehearsal. Magic.

@BryanSinger Planning future battles. #XMen #DaysofFuturePast

Worry not, there's more Tweety goodness on page 2!

@KickAss2News Mother-Fucker, Mother Russia %26 Colonel Stars %26 Stripes chill behind the scenes of #KickAss2 . @MintzPlasse @JimCarrey

@wescraven Great celebration for special makeup effects master Greg Nicotero's 50th birthday last night. Somehow he doesn't look a day over 30...

@MsJaimeMurray It really dug in! RT @musingsofaraven is it me, or does Jaime's #Defiance bath outfit look like the crucifixion outfits from Life of Brian?

@amandatapping I think I'm allowed to say that I am directing episode 12, season 2 of @ContinuumSeries . If I'm not, then shhhh. ( I'm so excited!! ) Xo

@SethMacFarlane Remember when Bradley Cooper was Bamm-Bamm?

@DannyTRS Met some cool actors, making the script sing!! RT @prouty : @DannyTRS Hey Dan... how're things going with Y? Really looking forward to it.

@ManMadeMoon I AM THE LAWN!

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Jordan Farley

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).