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What We’re Talking About
NEWS: Hayden Christensen has been spotted wearing a “Obi-Wan Kenobi Stunts” crew hat at Florida Supercon! 🧢 pic.twitter.com/hlugoNMdh6— The Star Wars Underworld (@TheSWU) September 12, 2021
Small but juicy, Anakin Skywalker star Hayden Christensen appeared at Florida Supercon this weekend wearing a stunt crew cap from the Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
An embarrassment of riches came out of #StarTrekDay including a teaser for Star Trek: Picard Season 2 (and confirmation that it’s back for a Season 3), a first full trailer for Star Trek Prodigy, and a featurette for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds that introduces the rest of the cast, including Cadet Uhura ✊
James Gunn tweeted an epic stack of his hand-drawn storyboards for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. What I wouldn’t give to have just one of those…
Great sci-fi representation at this year’s Creative Arts Emmys, celebrating technical achievement in TV. The Mandalorian was the big genre winner, netting 7 awards including two for stunts, one for VFX, and one for prosthetics. WandaVision, Love, Death + Robots, and Lovecraft Country* each managed two wins, and Star Trek: Discovery crept in with a single VFX win. (*The Cthulhu Mythos is sci-fi, let me have this).
What We’re Watching
Now the pain of the last Matrix film is but a bitter memory, we’re ready as a civilization for the first Matrix Resurrections trailer.
Take a bow! Clint Barton and Kate Bishop battle back-to-back against Clint’s ghosts of Christmas past in the first trailer for Disney+’s Hawkeye series.
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.
The epic score for 2001: A Space Odyssey has been remastered for the 50th anniversary and comes on two discs – colored or black.
Available from Mondo at $40 US (approx £29 UK).
Stomp your enemies to dust with Mobile Suit Gundam kicks. The Gundam x Nike SB Dunk High is coming September 27 priced $110 (approx $80) in Unicorn and Banshee color schemes.
Eat-a-chew! Sixteen Pokémon have obligingly coated themselves in chocolate for Oreo. Good luck not eating them all.
Available for $3.88 per 15.25 Oz pack (approx £2.80 UK).
Recreate the sub-zero paranoia of the sci-fi horror classic with The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 board game.
Pre-order yours for $60 US (approx £43 UK)
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