It’s amazing how quickly things move online. Tweets Of The Week takes a seven-day break from API calls and failwhales, and there’s enough sci-fi goodness to fill three whole pages.
One piece of sci-fi goodness proved particularly momentous by confirming Twitter’s power in modern movie marketing. Simon Pegg’s new film A Fantastic Fear Of Everything had it’s new trailer debut last week, but not on Apple Trailers or Yahoo, as you might expect. Pegg introduced it to the world through his Twitter account. “Madness!” you might hear some distant movie PR screaming, but when your star has more followers than you do pounds in the budget (almost) it kind of makes sense.
Special mention also to Arthur Darvill this week, who posted this pair of somewhat disturbing portraits – Arthur by Karen and Karen by Arthur (can you guess which is which). We expect both to appear in our nightmares any day now.
Arthur. By Karen. http://instagr.am/p/JIUPVfjgCF/
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"Guess what? I just changed the title to "Transformer Transformer Transformer Turtles. Blow me." #WhatBayWANTStoSay
@ steven_moffat After extensive deliberation, THE DOCTOR HAS SPOKEN. Matt Smith likes the sixties Dalek best.
Proud winner with some fans. http://pic.twitter.com/SXM7l30O
@ alan_tudyk I take a travel day and ignore twitter to find Nathan Fillion has made me the butt of his April Fool's Day japes and monkey-shines- that Mal
@ OldRoberts953 Went to first readthrough of new BBC Wales show Wizards V Aliens today. AMAZING cast, can't wait for you to see them!
Tweets of the Week continues on page two, with Ron Weasley’s biggest fan revealed, Duncan Jones on the scriptwriting process and Jon Favreau teasing his upcoming JJ Abrams/Eric Kripke pilot Revolution …
@ jwrinzler Sent over manuscript of Making of Jedi to George for his perusal. Will work meanwhile on first draft, fixing nasty rough.
@ DamonLindelof Do NOT play the numbers in the Mega Millions tonight, people! They are CURSED!!! Also, I don't want to share my jackpot with you.
How could I resist? http://pic.twitter.com/lesBrVkg
@ NathanFillion Is it just me, or does anyone else get nerd-upset when people say Game of Thorns?
Tweets of the Week comes to an EXCITING conclusion on page three with William Shatner: Ghostbuster and, yep, you guessed it, even more Nathan Fillion.
But wait, there's more! Click through for a picture of William Shatner as a Ghostbuster. Nuff said.
@ RhettReese Portal, Braid, Journey, Limbo... I think the world's most original minds are working in video games, not film.
@ AllCharisma Star Wars themed Monopoly. How r u spendingur Saturday?
@ rustyrockets David Lynch has mastered another art form- pornography. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QJpY2VNP0E%26feature=youtube_gdata_player