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The cast of NBC’s Quantum Leap pilot has added three new names, according to Variety. Joining the hilarious Raymond Lee (Kevin Can F**k Himself) and Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, The Crow, and, of course, Stargate SG-1 ‘s ‘Ethon’ – S9, Ep15) are Caitlin Bassett, Nanrisa Lee (Bosch), and Mason Alexander Park (Cowboy Bebop). This is exciting because…
…newcomer Bassett is a US Army intelligence and NSA veteran with three combat tours under her webbing, and Park will be appearing as Desire in Netflix’s The Sandman. Finally, between the five names, we have three people of color, one non-binary person, and two women. I’m living for it.
Black Widow star Florence Pugh is reported by Variety to be in talks to star in Dune Part II as Princess Irulan.
Sticking with Trek, designers Mike and Denise Okuda were the subjects of a moving tribute from the Art Directors Guild. The pair received a Lifetime Achievement Award for their work on Star Trek: The Next Generation through to Star Trek: Enterprise.
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It’s Manga Spider-Man in a can!
Funko has evolved its Pop! range with the ‘Soda Pop’ (get it?), so drop USD$16.99 into the vending machine (approx GBP£13) and enjoy the cool refreshing taste of convoluted continuity.
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