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Tweets Of The Week

Oscar reactions, tributes to Nicholas Courtney and the somewhat unsettling Klingon Fry in this week’s tweets

There are few things that can out-popular fop-haired, perma-trending, tween sensation Justin Bieber on Twitter, but with over half a billion worldwide viewers, unsurprisingly it’s the Oscars that have been the talk of Twitsville for the past 24 hours.

Outside of the technical categories it wasn’t a golden year for sci-fi on the big screen. In fact if it hadn’t been for Inception the only academy-award-winning SF bastions would have been Alice In Wonderland and, er, The Wolfman .

But it was the year of Twitter at the Oscars ceremony with James Franco tweeting live on and off stage, but the story of the night? The director of upcoming sci-fi mindbender Looper Rian Johnson who seems to have actually created the time-travel tech from the flick, predicting every award correctly before blowing it at the final hurdle:

@ rcjohnso OK ACADEMY DON'T LET ME DOWN NOW – THE ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE WILL OBVIOUSLY GO TO...

@ rcjohnso SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!

Snarf. There was also a treat for Chuck fans with Zach Levi singing live on stage with his Tangled co-star Mandy Moore. Sadly there were no Subway sandwiches in sight but it did prompt an intriguing thought-bubble from the Whedonverse’s Maurissa Tancharoen that we could get behind:

@ MoTancharoen Where the hell have I been? I didn't know @ zacharylevi could sing. Maybe he could be in the next @ DrHorrible ...

Finally a piece of advice: if you weren’t following comedian and Dollhouse / Caprica star Patton Oswalt, make sure you do next year, trust us.

@ pattonoswalt Wait – does this mean Batman has a tugboat captain’s beard in the 3rd movie? #Oscars

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@ bengcotton Aaaaand that's a wrap on BSG! Wow.. What a ride... ...............................................................................

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@ elizadushku Toolbox: RT @ PiersMorgan And I think you just banned yourself from my show, congrats RT @ elizadushku I think Piers Morgan is a tool.

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@ BRIANMBENDIS Powers pilot was just greenlit by FX! it's official! your window of reading Powers while it was still cool is running out :)

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@ KTANCH Guess who we're filming today. #mortalkombat . http://moby.to/gz5ffo (opens in new tab) ...............................................................................

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@ Jon_Favreau #FollowFriday @ DamonLindelof for telling me all about his script for Prometheus. Can't say anything, but I'm buying a ticket.

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@ TheRealNimoy Coming to Fringe. William's bell rings soon. LLAP ...............................................................................

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@ NathanFillion A Browncoat? http://yfrog.com/h0vajguj (opens in new tab) ...............................................................................

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@ murraygold Aw...Nick Courtney is trending worldwide. Feel the love. RIP #doctorwho ...............................................................................

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@ Markgatiss Desperately sad to hear that Nicholas Courtney has passed away. A childhood hero and the sweetest of gentlemen. Splendid chap. All of him. x

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@ JewelStaite Is the pope catholic? RT: @ Taxicr : Any comment on the group organized to get @ NathanFillion the rights to Firefly? Would u be on board?

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@ radiomaru in honor of today, here's an old convention sketch of Scott Pilgrim as Link and Ramona as Zelda http://flic.kr/p/4XVky6 (opens in new tab)

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@ neilhimself RT So, can we crowdsource 300 million dollars? @ bleedingcool : Help Nathan Fillion Buy Firefly! http://bcool.bz/fb6QYV (opens in new tab)

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@ JaneEspenson Backdrop and monitors on Torchwood set http://twitpic.com/42mv2b (opens in new tab) . ..............................................................................

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@ DavidBlue I think I've now been on Syfy more as Logan ( #Moonlight ) than as Eli. I'm all for residual checks, but WTF?!

@ GeorgeTakei In Asia white skin is prized. In the West tanned skin is beautiful. And on Klingon the more ridges, the better. #KlingonsAreBumpy

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@ DamonLindelof This looks WAY too smart for me. twitpic.com/43lwp8 (opens in new tab) ...............................................................................

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@ kateesackhoff Did voice over work for #clonewars today! Such a great character! You guys are gonna freak!

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@ ianmckellen118 I saw Bilbo in 3D today.] ....................................................................................................

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).