Tributes to Leslie Nielsen and lots of Doctor Who tweets filled up the streams this week
We’re not going to lie, after last week’s Buffy -geddon and Steven Moffat’s Ianto bombshell it’s been a pretty slow seven days. That was until the early hours of this morning when news broke of Leslie Nielsen’s passing, aged 84. There are only two things on Twitter guaranteed to mobilise the masses more than the X Factor – announcing you’re going to remake Buffy without Joss Whedon and a celebrity death – so in honour of a sci-fi leading man turned king of comedy here’s a taste of the outpourings from Twitsville:
@ serafinowicz Sad news about Leslie Nielsen. If you've never seen 'Police Squad!' you've missed one of the funniest TV shows ever. RIP
@ DavidGArnold Leslie Nielsen could make running funny
@ dhewlett Baz enthralled watching his father laugh until he cried viewing Leslie Nielsen films last year. He will Shirley be missed :-(
@ wilw Leslie Nielsen's in a better place. "A better place? What is it?" A construct to help cope with grief, but that's not important right
The SFX Twitter Stream
@ mishacollins i feel terrible-I was at my buddy Kim Jong Il's %26 I mistook a rocket launcher for an X-Box controller-I vow to never drink in a bunker again
@ RealReeceShears Cast and crew screening of episodes 1%262 of new series of "Psychoville" tonight. I am told "After April" is it's tv debut now! Ages away.
@ simonpegg I love it on Twitter when quite by chance you construct a tweet that is exactly 140 characters long. It's more satisfying than a cup of tea.
@ BRIANMBENDIS my daughters friends brother who comes over to play my xbox finally figured out he can sign into his own account. no more free cod $ for me
@ Markgatiss Ok. Deep breath. It is 27 years since 'The Five Doctors'. How can this BE?!