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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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Lower Decks‘ psychotic Microsoft paperclip, Badgey, is coming to Android and iOS later this year. Pre-register for new mobile game Star Trek: Lower Decks TBD (aka The Badgey Directive) here and bring the rogue A.I. to heel.

Netflix’s Another Life, starring BSG flying ace and Mandalorian irredentist Katee Sackhoff, has been canceled after two seasons. Sackhoff took to Twitter to commiserate.

Stranger Things Season 4 is being split into two volumes of 9 episodes each because it’s so heckin’ big. As Season 5 will be the last, they’re clearly going out with a bang. Look out for Vol. 1 on May 27th and Vol. 2 on July 1st.

Netflix has dropped a new clip for the second season of their cult take on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The show returns on March 3rd.

Sally Kellerman, who appeared in Star Trek: The Original Series‘ second pilot ‘Where No Man Has Gone Before’ in which William Shatner’s James T. Kirk replaced Jeffrey Hunter’s Christopher Pike, passed away last Thursday at the age of 84. Best known for M.A.SH., she also appeared in The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.


What We’re Watching

The final trailer for Marvel’s Spidey spin-off Morbius – which feels as though it has been on its way for about 600 years – gives us a better look at our one-time Time Lord Matt Smith.

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.

Howard Shore’s score for Videodrome (1983) has never been released as it was originally recorded. Death Waltz is not only correcting that ancient wrong but the release has been restored from the original masters under the watchful eye of Shore himself. 

The color or black vinyl LP is available for pre-order from Wednesday for USD$30 (approx GBP£22).

The totemic trading cards of Jim Lee are getting a new lease of life in new hardcover volume, The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards: The Complete Series.

Pre-order yours for USD$24.99 or GBP£16.05.

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