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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

Seeing as it was Halloween last night, dip your proboscis into Brit illustrator Adam Cockerton‘s eerie tribute to the ultimate sci-fi horror, The Thing (1982).

What We’re Talking About

BREAKING: The first trailer for the new Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett literally just dropped as I was putting this week’s Week in Geek together. WATCH IT NOW. There’s also an official poster for the show, which airs from December 29th on Disney+.

Ariana Grande’s Creature from the Black Lagoon Halloween costume is SO extra.

To the surprise of absolutely no one, a sequel has been confirmed to the film entitled Dune: Part One which ends with a story only half told. The sequel will open on October 20, 2023.

These animatics for the first episode of Star Trek: Prodigy are GLORIOUS. The series is available now on Paramount+ (so hurry up and give it to the UK as well).


What We’re Watching

The first teaser for the Buzz Lightyear origin offers up a glimpse of the fictional space adventurer – as in fictional within the Toy Story universe. Basically, Lightyear is who Buzz thinks he is in the first movie…

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.

APL has dropped a range of limited edition sneakers inspired by Dune. I’m all about the TechLoom Defender Atreides, perfect for scrabbling across the damp moss of Caladan.

Yours for £345 UK/$325 US.

Boutique Christmas list-botherers Folio Society has reprinted their gorgeous three-volume set of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation featuring 12 new illustrations.

Yours for £120 UK (approx $164 US)

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