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Tweets Of The Week

A Whedon-tastic party and an ’80s extravaganza in this week’s tweets

Last week we talked about how Twitter is the perfect realm for breaking news to the masses after most (including many of the cast and crew) heard of SGU ’s premature demise in 140 characters rather than the Deadline article which actually broke the story. Let’s face it, though – 99% of Twitter is inane ramblings, jokes and/or idle musings, but this doesn’t mean we can’t get excited when Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright tweets something like this, inspired by his excitement about an imminent Tron: Legacy screening:

@ edgarwright (opens in new tab) Start these rumours: I will direct sequels to Hawk The Slayer, Krull, The Black Hole and The Last Starfighter. All in 3D. All opening 2012...

Remakes of any (or all) of these would be enough to send certain members of the SFX team into critical meltdown. Products of another era they may be, but who wouldn’t want to see Hawk The Slayer on the big screen again, directed by the man who gave us Spaced and Shaun Of The Dead ? Unfortunately seems no good rumour has legs nowadays as moments later Wright dashed any hope of an’80s fest at your local World Of Cine:

@ edgarwright (opens in new tab) Stop the rumours. Those four films I mentioned earlier. I just got booted off them all. Fuck. #CreativeGlaiveDifferences

The SFX Twitter Stream

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@ michaelsheen (opens in new tab) Look out for Castor in True Grit rocking a neon stetson. . .... ........................ ...........

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@ DavidGArnold (opens in new tab) This is the sort of weather that makes me realise how stupid I was to get out of the tauntaun breeding business

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@ DAVID_A_SLADE (opens in new tab) Please FRINGE, don't die. ...................................................................................................

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@ steven_moffat (opens in new tab) Found the Doctor and the Ponds on the same train! Now sitting with my cool friends, off home for the hols. End of term at the TARDIS!!

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@ Wossy (opens in new tab) Watched an advance copy of the Misfits christmas sepcial. Remarkably good. Best comeday drama on tv right now...

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@ JaneEspenson (opens in new tab) We have a number of American characters, but please note we're not a total American drama - continuation of UK show, w/UK scenes and chars!

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@ simonpegg (opens in new tab) Massive Star Trek sequel spoiler and I just know I'm gonna get in all sorts of shit for this but parts of it will take place in outer space.

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@ DamonLindelof (opens in new tab) @ simonpegg (opens in new tab) I warned you about spoiling. Now I have no recourse but to burden Mr. Scott with Flaming Qu'aronian Scrote Fleas.

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@ HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN (opens in new tab) The "FPS Scene" in "Kick-Ass" brought a smile to my face. 100% in the fan-service category!

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@ DonCoscarelli (opens in new tab) Shooting tomorrow early. What scene? "Meat Hits Floor." Every decent horror movie needs that scene.

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.