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More meme news than movie news as Chris Pratt and Charlie Day have been cast as Mario and Luigi in a new animated movie. Serious issues of Italian representation have been raised, but they are best expressed in meme form. These  are  our  fave  reactions .
Here it is, the new Doctor Who showrunner is… the old Doctor Who showrunner. Russell T. Davies, who first rebooted the series back in 2005 and held the reins until 2009, is set to return for the 60th anniversary season in 2023.
According to TMZ, Amazon head honcho Jeff Bezos is yeeting William Shatner into space aboard Blue Origin’s second flight. It’ll be filmed for a documentary and the 15-minute experience will make the 90-year old Kirk actor the oldest man in space.
Not sci-fi, but it impacts sci-fi: Spike star James Marsters opened up on Michael Rosenbaum’s podcast Inside of You to offer a carefully balanced perspective of the alleged hostile treatment Joss Whedon meted out on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Some cheerier news, TrekMovie.com has the exclusive on a bunch of lovely new character posters for Star Trek: Prodigy, which is coming next month to Paramount+.
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To celebrate the little-talked-about indie film of the same name, Gollancz is releasing a beautiful new hardcover edition of Frank Herbert’s Dune on 30th September with a gold foil dust jacket and gorgeously illustrated end pages.
Pre-order yours now for £25 UK (approx $34).
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