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Week in Geek | Disco Is Dead – Star Trek Fans Get Screwed

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

Clay Disarray’s Polymer Posters merge claymation with creeptacular cult classics like this one for David Lynch’s Eraserhead (1977). Sadly the posters aren’t available to buy, but the polymer sculps are!

What We’re Talking About

With only two days’ notice Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 *didn’t* debut on Netflix outside North America. Instead, the studio is holding out for the launch of Paramount+ in 2022. Fans – us included – are FUMING.

Star Wars‘ forthcoming Ahsoka series has cast Australian Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren, the hot pink Mandalorian pyro introduced in Star Wars: Rebels. Her first role was in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny and she has a black-black belt in taekwondo and training in Kenpō karate and Wudang sword fighting. She’s going to kick ass.

Fans of the Spider-Man pointing at Spider-Man meme got a treat when Tom Holland and Andrew Garfield bumped into one another at the GQ (Spider-)Men of the Year party and shared a cuddle.

Games Workshop gingerly broke its studied silence to remind the community that the Imperium of Man is a genocidal fascist theocracy and they’re not actually the good guys of Warhammer 40,000. After the company jettisoned satire at some point in the early 1990s, this was all but inevitable.


What We’re Watching

The juicy new trailer for The Expanse Season 6 promises a heck of a send-off for the show. Keep your scanners pointed at The Companion for more.

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.

Columbia’s 3-in-1 Boba Fett Interchange Jacket drops December 3. Yours for $450 US (approx £335 UK) and warmer in winter than a Tauntaun’s innards.

There are also hoodies available if you’re not feeling quite so flush.

Following hot on the afterburners of their hand-painted die-cast Daedalus, the Goa’uld Ha’tak mothership is next up in the Stargate Official Ships Collection from Eaglemoss.

Pre-order yours for $54.95 US, £39.99 UK, or 49,99 € EU.

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