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Week in Geek is The Companion‘s weekly digest of all the latest trailers, announcements, controversies, spicy memes, and more. Not everyone has the time or inclination to sit on social media all day staying on top of this… but we do and we need to justify the time we’ve wasted.

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What We’re Talking About

With news that Jodi Whittaker and Chris Chibnall are about to step down from Doctor Who, J. Michael Straczynski took to Twitter to throw his hat into the ring. A prolific writer of comic books – The Amazing Spider-Man, Superman: Earth One – and TV, he created Babylon 5 and co-created Sense8 with the Wachowski.

Hands are being wrung over the subpar box office performance of the spectacular Suicide Squad, which netted only $26.5m in its US opening weekend. We need to keep this in perspective – there is a global catastrophe on, guys.

The Orville Season 3 has been stuck in stop-start mode thanks to Covid and the move to Hulu, but we’re back in business. Hulu’s Jordan Helman hyped up the footage he’s seen and teased a possible Season 4.

What We’re Watching

Marvel’s animated oddity What If…? is coming Wednesday on Disney+, so drink in the new footage of Captain Carter in this featurette.

Check out the first teaser for Stranger Things Season 4, coming 2022. New footage creeps in at about 20 seconds so get that pause button ready.

What We’re Buying*

*These aren’t sponsored, we don’t get a cut, and nobody sends us freebies. It’s just some cool stuff we’re lusting over hard.

Our friends at Modiphius have revealed the Tricorder Collector’s Edition Boxed Set for Star Trek Adventures – pre-orders are expected September. It’s packed with new dice, two new guidebooks, and a new campaign setting for the RPG.

The Suicide Squad – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, James Gunn’s latest mixtape masquerading as a soundtrack, is available on colored ‘Starfish vinyl’ or plain black.

Pre-order yours from Mondo for $25 US (approx £18 UK).

Celebrate the legendary Brian Bolland’s Judge Dredd work with the Apex Edition, an oversized facsimile from original artwork scans.

The numbered and signed slipcase edition is £150 UK (approx $208 US) to pre-order.

Fright-Rags built their rep on great quality t-shirts, but they’re really acing the sock game… not a sentence I ever anticipated typing.

Get your Back to the Future pair for $12 US (approx £7)

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