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What We’re Talking About

Stargate veteran and friend of The Companion, Joseph Mallozzi is fighting to give Dark Matter a proper sendoff after its cancellation by Syfy at the end of Season 3. He revealed over on his blog that he’s finished a pitch for a six-episode miniseries that’ll see the original cast return three years later to thwart an alien invasion.

Denis Villeneuve has described Zendaya’s Chani as the “protagonist” of Dune Part II. She’s so hot right now, and not just because of the harsh deserts of Arrakis.

Director Alex Proyas is developing his gloriously weird and brain-bending 1998 movie Dark City for TV

With Paramount+ due to launch in the UK in 2022 – bringing Strange New Worlds and Prodigy with it – keeping on top of Star Trek will be a full-time job for British Trekkers as Discovery will continue to air on Netflix, whilst Picard and Lower Decks remain on Amazon Prime.


What We’re Watching

Ryan Reynolds’ action-comedy Free Guy opened this weekend. It’s better than you feared but worse than you hoped.

Set phasers to FUN, Star Trek: Lower Decks is BACK. Riddled with references, Season 2 premier ‘Strange Energies’ is a (literally) giant riff on Gary Mitchell.


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.

Definitely aimed at bigger kids – like adult big – Playmobil’s £499.99/$499.99 (US) Enterprise is available to buy from September and comes with lights, sounds, a workshop, a spinning captain’s chair, and the complete TOS bridge crew.

Relieve the angst of your Tamagotchi dying in the night with the added poignancy of it being Star Wars‘ pluckiest droid.

Pre-order at £19.99/$19.99 (US).

With Lower Decks Season 2 now airing, viewers in North America only can subscribe for a set of 10 episodic T-shirts with one revealed each week right after the episode. 

Sign up for the full set for $200 or order them individually for $20 plus shipping.

The retrofuturistic post-apocalypse of Bethesda’s Fallout series is hitting the tabletop courtesy of Modiphius.

Pre-order the Player’s Bundle with dice set for £43 – US store coming soon!

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