Tweets Of The Week

Doctor Who returns, Nathan Fillion celebrates his birthday and Neil Gaiman plots Sandman in a dance club, all in the latest Tweets Of The Week

Institutionalised religion may be the “official” reason for the glorious four-day Easter weekend, but we can think of no better way to celebrate the return of Doctor Who (and Game Of Thrones , natch) than two extra days R&R.

The (third) debut episode of the Doctor’s new companion, Clara Oswald, proved to be a winner on Twitter with over 30,000 tweets discussing “The Bells Of Saint John” sent between 6:15 and 7pm, with a peak of 2,100 per minute. Here’s a handful of our favourite Who -related tweets from across the weekend.

@THEBRYANHITCH Weird. I appear to have travelled forward one hour in time. Perhaps a new PR thing from BBC Wales for Doctor Who's 50th.

@SarahPinborough Fuck it, I'm going to work up a couple of Who pitches for my agent in the next fortnight. Don't try, don't get. #womenwritewho

@edgarwright Time to update the ranking of my chart of cute brunette Doctor Who companions.

Peri still number one, obviously. (Cough @thenicolabryant )

@neilhimself Finished writing ADR script for the CYBERMEN episode while in England they are already recording it. And so to bed. #DoctorWho

@joe_hill But @neilhimself can't be the Doctor because the Doctor is here reading @neilhimself to some friends:

The SFX Twitter Stream

@simonpegg Watching a Walking Dead from season 2 and noticed some of Heisenberg's blue meth in Daryl's stash. What happened to Walt and Jesse on Z day?

@neilhimself Bored in the best way. Standing in the corner of a dance club plotting Sandman in my head.

Wil Wheaton

@wilw @neilhimself Wait. You're ... plotting ... Sandman? Um .... should I start a dance club in my trousers?

@missmorenab Happy Bday to the handsomest tight panted captain ever.

@JewelStaite Happy birthday @NathanFillion , the captainiest tight pants-wearer I know. Love you so. PS

@WilliamShatner @NathanFillion Happy Birthday! What are you? 25? My best, Bill

@RealReeceShears Having this for the front room - The Thing - the chandelier:

@stevendeknight Love it! RT @ryan_curtis In the next #supernatural episode there is a VFX shot who's note was "Add a Spartacus level of blood" #spn

@DrMatthewSweet Lovely lunch today with veteran Dr Who writer Donald Tosh: "Pepe Poupee," he said, "ruled the other Chumblies with a rod of iron."


@SamWitwer Would like to thank Toby Whithouse - wrote me a very kind and generous letter. Pleased ur enjoying us. We've certainly enjoyed #BeingHumanUK

@RobertPicardo My beloved friend and captain....

@JamesGunn Star-Lord wuz here.

@MarcW Day 35. Cal McCrystal and the Oscorp Security Team. They'll make you laugh... and then they'll literally kill you.

@DamonLindelof There's gonna be some cool INTO DARKNESS stuff during tonight's WALKING DEAD finale. #CumberbatchIsNotPlayingAZombie

Jordan Farley
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the features section of every issue where you can read exclusive, in-depth interviews and see first-look images from the biggest films. I was previously the News Editor at sci-fi, fantasy and horror movie bible SFX. You'll find my name on news, reviews, and features 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.