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Week in Geek | Sorry, Sony Aren't Doing a Doctor Who Movie

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What We’re Looking At

Pittsburgh artist J.J. Lendl salutes the First Lady of Star Trek, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, in her guise of Number One, Nurse Christine Chapel, and the thirsty Lwaxana Troi.

What We’re Talking About

Sony has acquired Bad Wolf Productions, the production company set up by former Doctor Who execs Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, for a cool £60m. As Bad Wolf is making Doctor Who for 2022, speculation abounds that Sony is eying up a Doctor Who movie. It doesn’t quite work like that, sorry. Bad Wolf is the decorators and BBC owns the house – if another company buys the decorators, they don’t suddenly own the house.

Whilst we’re on the subject, the new series – titled Doctor Who: Flux – has a cryptic teaser ahead of its return on October 31. 

Animated series Star Trek: Prodigy confirms the return of Robert Betran as Star Trek: Voyager’s Chakotay – now Captain Chakotay – plus new cast members Daveed Diggs as the Andorian Commander Tysess, Jameela Jamil as the Trill Ensign Ascencia, and Jason Alexander as the Tellarite Doctor Noum.

What We’re Watching

Disco is back baby, bringing with it new-look Ferengi. Check out the first trailer for Season 4, plus new key art showing Captain Michael Burnam and the ion throne.

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.

Let the world know what we can do when we work together with the enamel Megazord pin from Super 7. Dragonzord and T-Rex Zord are also available as wearable teaching points on socialism.

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We’re loving this G.I. Joe crewneck with the discreetly embroidered Cobra logo. So subtle, you’ll need Snake Eyes to pick it out.

Get yours for $65 US (approx £48 UK). Go Joe, treat yourself.

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