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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

Obsessed with this very 80s menswear take on John Carpenter’s paranoid masterpiece They Live by Australian artist Florey. Keep your eyes on Vice Press this Thursday if you fancy one…

What We’re Talking About

In the week’s weakest reach, a British lawmaker claimed that since Doctor Who cast a woman in the role of the titular Time Lord, men have been taking to crime. It’s true, I hardly ever did any murders before Peter Capaldi regenerated.

According to The Wrap, Legendary Entertainment is working on a new TV incarnation of classic sci-fi gunslinger Buck Rogers. George Clooney is executive producing with a script from LA Confidential screenwriter Brian Helgeland.

Much-loved noodled-headed adventurer Earthworm Jim, introduced in the 1994 side-scrolling platformer, is getting a brand new animated series according to, er, Jim himself.

ICYMI Paramount has sped up its roll-out of Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 in the wake of the recent backlash. StarTrek.com confirms that in territories with Paramount+ already, the first two episodes are now available. In some parts of Europe, it’ll be broadcast on Pluto TV and also available to buy digitally. I just checked iTunes and the first two episodes are up. Phew.


What We’re Watching

The new trailer for The Book of Boba Fett has some snippets of new footage, including the return of the dustbuster previously known as Slave-I. (There are character posters too!)


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.

The ninth and final book in the series which inspired The Expanse, Leviathan Falls by James S.A. Corey (a pen name for Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham, who also write on the show), drops November 30.

Pre-order the hardcover for £20 UK or $30 US.

The infamous 1962 Mars Attacks trading cards join Super 7’s ReAction family. There are three figures available so far, but it’s hard not to love #19 Burning Flesh.

It can be yours for $18 US (approx £14 UK). Ack-ack-ack.

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