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What We’re Looking At
What We’re Talking About
Babylon 5 is being rebooted by its original creator J. Michael Straczynski. As the show that leveled up TV sci-fi, we’re excited and JMS tweeted to explain why it was a reboot, rather than a continuation.
Xena icon Lucy Lawless told Metro that the fan campaign to have her replace Gina Carano as Cara Dune in The Mandalorian may have counted against her.
This year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award winner is The Animals in That Country, by Australian writer Laura Jean McKay.
What We’re Watching
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.
George Lucas in Stormtrooper garb joins the Star Wars Black Series to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm. Nothing says avuncular father of dreams like the strong genocidal arm of the Galactic Empire.
Pre-order yours at $27.99 US (approx £21 UK).
Super 7’s retro ReAction Spock comes in Vulcan salute-shaped packaging that’ll look killer on your shelf but break your soul when it gets dinged in transit.
A Target exclusive, pre-order yours for $19.99 US (approx £27 UK).
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