Sci-Fi Tweets Of The Week
It wasn’t just Doctor fans getting excited about “Waters Of Mars” in Twitterville this week. Comic writer Mark Waid tweeted: “Waters of Mars: Oh, my GOD. TRANSFIXED by the last ten minutes. Also, gobsmacked.”
Neil Gaiman was also impressed: “Much better than the last one. Really looking forward to the final two specials. Nice to see a Doctor prepare to leave the stage well.”
Meanwhile, Marvel comics boss Joe Quesada and writer Brian Michael Bendis were tweeting ecstatically about their meeting with Kenneth Branagh, the director who’s bringing Thor to the big screen: “I could listen to Branagh talk about Thor all day long. Cast is in place, sets are being built and screenplay is brilliant. Marveldom rules!” bubbled Quesada.
“Broadcasting live from marvel west. Thor movie meeting with Ken branagh was over the top amazing. Visited the sets! I was in Odin’s chamber!” Tweeted Brandis, later adding, “U should get in line for the Thor movie today. Just saying.” 18 months camped outside the local multiplex? Not a chance.
Dr Horrible himself, Neil Patrick Harris, moved into Twitterville this week, and after some initial teething problems with this new way of communicating (“Holy Pete, so many responses! Thanks, gang! I’m still trying to figure out which button does what..! And this 140 character limit is craz”), he was soon Tweeting like a past master: “Prfkt. Thx 4 L th advyc evry1. This s a way ezr way 2 cmuNik8. Un42n8ly, itz takn me 3 hrz 2 ryt, but itz much pre4d 2 gtn cut off lyk i u” Genius. Evil genius, of course.
Stan Lee was getting all excited about reaching a new landmark on his twitterings. No, not the creation of his millionth superhero, or a cameo in Thor: “I’ve got nearly 25,000 followers. Kevin Smith has millions! If you each got 1,000 friends to follow, I could tie Kevin! Whatcha waiting for?” Later, he decided this might be a bad idea: “Come to think of it, 25,000 is a manageable number. When we start our POW! Brigade it won’t cost as much to create that many decoder rings!”