Spurious Awards Of The Week

Pedant Of The Week

That ever-reliable bastion of investigative journalism, The One Show, came up with yet another cutting-edge concept on Friday: embarrassing its guests with photos and film clips of them when they were young. But David Tennant was left reeling at an image of BBC Formula One presenter Jake Humphrey as a spog, wearing a superhero t-shirt: “You’re doing a Spider-Man thing in a Superman costume!” he spluttered, once again confirming his geek cred.

Socks Of The Week

Wonder if the eight-year-old Jake Humphrey would have liked a pair of these to complete his image? Superhero socks complete with capes. Not recommended for use when cycling. Could be nasty. And While we’re on the subject of underwear…

 

????????????* Of The Week

(* This is not a typo… We seriously do not how to describe this)

Is someone making a Minecraft anime? Have they had a few too many wine gums?

Shocking Discovery Of The Week

Scientists have found the Eye Of Sauron… in space! This is actually a supermassive black hole sitting at the center of galaxy NGC 4151. It’s one of the closest galaxies where we can clearly observe an actively growing black hole. You can read more about what’s happening in the photo over at The Daily Galaxy.

 

Unexpected Beneficial Side Effect Of The Week

Whatever else you may think of Once Upon A Time, it seems that it has had one unplanned beneficial side effect: saving the youth of America from the most evil, brain-sucking supervillain of the past five years. At a press Q&A session for the show in the States, an older woman stood up and addressed co-star Josh Dallas, who plays Prince Charming on the show. “I want to personally thank you for moving my almost-12-year-old granddaughter on from Justin Bieber,” she said. [via Deadline]

 

Cringe Of The Week

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Being Human USA’s Sam Witwer  may play the voice of Darth Maul in Clone Wars,  but he proves he’s not too strong in the Force in this slightly embarrassing appearance on America’s Today show.

 

Baby Of The Week

Gotta admit, we’re loving this first look at Baby Superman, from the Cartoon Network’s new DC Nation strand. Let’s just hope we never get to see the projectile vomiting or nappy changing scenes.

Convention Trend We Hope Takes Off Of The Week

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Image Of The Week

A picture that says at least a thousand words. Available as a print form here.

 

Honorary Non-SF Award Of The Week

Strictly speaking, this isn’t SFX territory… but we don’t think you’ll mind, because it’s awesome, it involves space and it uses the 2001 music.