Suddenly, in the middle of the premiere of Sky One’s cracking new adventure series Sinbad (Sundays, 7pm) we couldn’t believe our ears. Is the Providence really leaving port accompanied by the jingle from Who Wants To be A Millionaire?
Fetish Of The Week
Teen Wolf’s Jackson is relieved to hear the hose pipe ban has been lifted.
Remake Of The Week
Here’s one for all of you who think that Harrison Ford is a little too wrinkly to play Indiana Jones these days.
Novelty Alarm Clock Of The Week
Looks like Ruby in True Blood has put it on Snooze, though…
Trailer Of The Week
If only film trailers were this good. Imagine what The Dark Knight Rises trailer would have been like set to “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’”!
No Shit, Sherlock Of The Week
It’s not just students at American universities who beggar belief by researching into the bleeding obvious. This week SFX received a press release from the University of Leicester proudly informing us, “Physics students have calculated that the superhero’s method of using his cape to glide from tall buildings – as seen in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins – would result in him hitting the ground at life-threateningly high speeds.” The paper, entitled Trajectory Of A Falling Batman was published in this year’s University of Leicester Journal of Special Physics Topics. What else was on offer? A paper on how being bitten by a radioactive spider is unlikely to give you super powers, because the spider would be dead?
Birth Of The Week
The time-lapse creation of a stop-motion character. That’s almost poetry.
Nostalgia Of The Week
A gorgeous tribute to those sci-fi heroes of the ’70s by Deviant Artist dusty-abell. “It has been one of the funnest things I’ve ever done,” he says. It was well worth it, we say. Click on the image for a larger version.
Potential Theme Park Attraction Of The Week
Opening tonight at the San Diego Comic-Con: a Walking Dead obstacle course, at $75 dollars a pop. The idea is simple: you run through an apocalyptic landscape complete with dead bodies, lots of blood, crashed cars and walkers hungry for your flesh. Every zombie will have special material on their undead hands to mark you with. At the end of the course you’ll get scanned by a blue light to see if you were “infected”. It’s genius. We want it installed at Blackpool Pleasure Beach now.
Crossover Of The Week
With Christopher Nolan wrapping his Batman trilogy, maybe this is the way forward for the next reboot?