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
A little audition for you @bradtravelers and the folks @TheCompanionApp …get your people to call my people and we'll do lunch about Stargate #MckAI, yes? https://t.co/ylSfCKg6mi pic.twitter.com/zB2RiVmq73— Hewlett! (@dhewlett) September 4, 2021
The internet’s prickliest tribe took exception to DC Fandome using images of Grant Gustin’s Flash, Tyler Hoechlin Superman, and Robert Pattinson Batman in its branding – i.e. the stars of DC’s forthcoming releases. #RestoretheSynderverse eclipsed #DCFandome almost immediately on Twitter and they’re STILL. AT. IT.
Denis Villeneuve’s Dune premiered this weekend at Venice Film Festival and the reviews are mostly in agreement that it looks amazing, even if they differ over whether it’s actually any good.
Star Trek: Picard Season 2 will dive deeper into the gunmetal grey glowing green world of the Borg with the announcement that Annie Wersching (the voice of Tess in The Last of Us) has been cast as the Borg Queen. Funnily enough, her first TV role back in 2002 was an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.
With Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings spin-kicking box office expectations into the gutter, star Simu Liu’s past as an accountancy supermodel is back in the limelight.
What We’re Watching
The opening credits for Star Trek: Prodigy shows off the gorgeous animation style, stirring score, and moved us to tears with holographic Janeway.
Stargate and Independence Day director Roland Emmerich has struck again with the first teaser for Moonfall. Guess what it’s about, go on…
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.
Live on crowdfunding site Unbound, Wonders and Visions: A Visual History of Science Fiction promises to be a gorgeous volume of cover art and genre analysis.
The Mandalorian meets Lone Wolf and Cub, Mando gets a Samurai makeover whilst Grogu is even cuter in his bamboo cart with a tiny topknot.
Pre-order yours for $139.99 US (approx £101 UK).
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