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Tweets Of The Week

Doctor Who drama, literary giants collide and Russell Crowe visits the set of Prometheus in this week's tweets

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Forget the BBC Press Office, it seems the place to be for Doctor Who news in the past couple of weeks has been Twitter. It all started not-so-innocently enough with Private Eye’s misleading, albeit eye-catching tweet:

@PrivateEyeNews So. Farewell then #Doctor_Who -- full story on the chaos at the BBC (and in the Tardis) in the new issue of Private Eye.

Turns out it wasn’t farewell for long, as later that same day Sam Hodges, Head Of Communications for BBC1, Fiction, Daytime and HD announced:

@Sam_Hodges #DoctorWho is returning. Fourteen new episodes have been commissioned with Matt Smith as The Doctor #bbc1

Which was later confirmed by the Grand Moff himself:

@steven_moffat 14 eps + Matt DEFINITELY. I've got a plan and I'm NOT TELLING YOU WHAT IT IS. Now hush or River shoots you with her Spoiler Gun. #formaqueue

Moffat has taken to the procrastinator’s social network of choice like a Time Lord to fish fingers and custard since joining, and his tweets in the past week have given a much more personal and immediate insight into the men behind Doctor Who than we’ve been used to in the past. Not that we're complaining.

@ steven_moffat Private Eye seems like such fun, until it's YOUR friends they're spreading nasty, inaccurate gossip about. How horrible.

@ steven_moffat Dr Who: misquotes and misunderstandings. But I'm not being bounced into announcing the cool stuff before we're ready. Hush, and patience.

@ steven_moffat The scheduling of Dr Who has got NOTHING to with Sherlock. On the plus side THE BBC SPELLED MY NAME RIGHT!!!!


The SFX Twitter Stream

@ edgarwright New distribution model: For my next movie, I will cut out the middle man and just release a lot of GIFs. What do you think? X

@ charltonbrooker Raising head from workhole to say: Child of Eden = flapping your arms at a screensaver. Maybe in a good way. Can't decide if I like it.

@ BRIANMBENDIS The goal of the powers tv show is that we are so successful there is a porn parody.


@ NoelClarke There's a game called beyond good and evil. It was on gamecube. A new one is now on PS3. At the time it was awesome wonder if it still is?

@ mrmarkmillar I hereby declare Green Lantern the worst superhero movie ever made. And yes I count The Phantom and The Shadow as superhero movies.

@ DavidBlue Regardless of their ambitions, the troubled economy affects everyone, apparently. --

@ Mruff221 I have to inform the wolrd that the Hulk may be completely bare assed in this AVengers.


@ HamillHimself Yoda-he kept breaking down! Very temperamental! @ Steven_Cross : who was the most difficult actor to work with on Star Wars?

@ nickwauters We are still actively searching for a way to bring back #theevent . No concrete update at this time, guys. Hopefully we'll hear smthg soon.

@ russellcrowe Just visited Ridley on the set of PROMETHEUS, holy s**t what a set, another incredible job by Arthur Max and his miracle workers

@ bonniegrrl I bet more folks would watch #MissAmerica if they renamed it Dame of Thrones!

Jordan is the Community Editor at SFX and Total Film. When he isn't watching movies or sci-fi shows of questionable quality he's probably shooting men in space or counting down the days till the next Zelda comes out.