Tweets Of The Week
@leeunkrich Carl's real. http://twitpic.com/9j5jm3 (via @Emuusi) #Up
In a pre-Twitter, pre-internet age, it used to be that a show’s cancellation could almost be swept under the rug. Shows would disappear off TV without explanation or fanfare. Now every announcement is pored over fetishtically, and we’re all contributing more than ever to the outcry thanks to Twitter.
Take last Friday when a slew of cancellations/commissions were announced over in Americaland. The two biggest sci-fi casualties were The Secret Circle and Awake. Neither was particularly unexpected given how they’ve been performing, but Awake is a particularly cutting loss given the exceptional quality of the show. We’ve no doubt one day it will be habitually mentioned in the same breath as Firefly… So here, in tribute to one of sci-fi’s smartest shows of recent memory, are some words of condolence for Awake:
@killen8 on after locke & key on magic network in sky RT @Josh_Friedman I choose to live in a version of my life where #Awake is still on the air.
@DamonLindelof .@killen8 Small consolation, but I believe AWAKE will still be talked about in a decade. And fondly.
@KermodeMovie I think we should start campaigning for Awake: The Movie now. Think Fire Walk With Me …
And if you haven’t heard, The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is now on Twitter. Follow him at @MarcW, where he’s been tweeting Spidey pics like these:
@MarcW Peter Parker. Good balance. http://pic.twitter.com/ArqeqWa0
A Reptile Dysfunction: http://pic.twitter.com/HSz2TQju
The SFX Twitter Stream
@RattyBurvil IT’s THE FINAL COUNTDOWN. @KarenGillan2 @CaroSkinner @steven_moffat @edwardrussell
@steven_moffat @RattyBurvil @KarenGillan2 @CaroSkinner @edwardrussell Ahh, too sad, too sad. See you in a bit.
@ChrisChibnall Mad, lovely time on Doctor Who set this week. Feel so privileged to have written for this trio, at the top of their game. #LastDayOfThePonds
@KarenGillan2 And that’s a wrap! Bye bye from the ponds. We love you.
@SethGreen Thank you Maurice Sendak for haunting my childhood & inspiring us to find the beauty in the strange & spooky. #RIP http://say.ly/EoF3gCQ
@leeunkrich Maurice Sendak: “I don’t write for children, I write. And somebody says, that’s for children.” // I can relate.
@joelmchale Want to play the #HumanBeing? RT @emmacaulfield: okay so I have 13 more chances to get on Community. failure is not an option.
@wilw Beers, hockey, and games today with @colinferg @jaimepaglia and @neilgrayston. My house is in #Eureka today! http://pic.twitter.com/aBvNjv8n
@simonpegg It’s easy to pretentiously refer to 3 films as a trilogy but World’s End will be the ribbon that ties Shaun and Fuzz together. Cannot wait.
@ZacharyQuinto zq. picture wrap. holy shit. http://pic.twitter.com/UBcFk4GU
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Tags: Awake, Community, Doctor Horrible, Doctor Who, Eureka, Firefly, Harry Potter, Maurice Sendak, Pixar, Portal, Prometheus, Star Trek, Supernatural, The Secret Circle, The Walking Dead, The World's End, Up