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Week in Geek | First Look at the Halo TV Series

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

The Matrix Resurrections hits cinemas this week, so how about this take on the original by Mexican graphic designer Rodrigo Munguia?

What We’re Talking About

To the surprise of nobody Spider-Man: No Way Home is by all accounts brilliant and you should go see it as despite the pandemic it had the third highest-grossing opening of all time.

On that note, here’s a PSA: You know the drill – make sure you stick around for the credits.

Observant Star Wars fans have pointed out that Quantic Dream, the company behind the forthcoming videogame Star Wars Eclipse might not be good dudes. It’s understandably causing some unease in the fandom, so do the reading and decide for yourself.

Captain America and Avengers directing duo Anthony and Joe Russo are about to go into hiding Salmon Rushdie style, courtesy of their new Roku show, Slugfest. Narrated by geek incarnate Kevin Smith, Slugfest explores the history of the Marvel/DC rivalry, and by default the ups and downs of both companies. 

Are ya winning, Sam? Here’s some gameplay footage for eagerly anticipated RTS Stargate: Timekeepers.

The BBC has released a bunch of new images from their New Year’s Doctor Who special, ‘Eve of the Daleks’. Not sure which one Eve is though – bloody strange name for a Dalek.

What We’re Watching

Brace for impact, the first trailer for Paramount+’s live-action Halo series looks absolutely epic. Don’t you dare let us down…

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*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.

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Citizen have added an 80th anniversary Captain America timepiece to their line. Limited edition, it comes in a set with two enamel pins representing Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson.

Yours for $450 USD (approx £340 GBP). now you’ll never be a man out of time.

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