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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 Looking At

Poster Posse’s tribute to Dune is a wealth of gorgeousness, but this one from Brit-based graphic artist Chris Christodoulou is our favorite.

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.

Last week’s Star Trek: Lower Decks had some fans clutching their pearls over its sexual content, despite being a wry homage to ‘The Naked Now’ episode of TNG and TOS‘ ‘The Naked Time’.

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

Marvel’s Eternals has a new trailer with new action scenes and our first look at the MCU’s first big-screen queer couple.

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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