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Week in Geek | Stargate is With Amazon – It's Official

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What We’re Looking At

Not a poster but it should be. Lucas Peverill’s art for the new 101 Films’ BD of 1995 cyberpunk mishap Johnny Mnemonic is glorious.

What We’re Talking About

After all the nail-biting and speculation, Amazon’s $8.45bn purchase of MGM has finally gone through. Usual caveats apply: this doesn’t mean we’re getting a new Stargate show, just that a new Stargate show is possible, and arguably more likely than it was before Amazon snapped up the studio.

Just for a bit of fun, what other sci-fi shows could we see come out of the MGM/Amazon deal? How about new series based on Logan’s Run (it had one in the ’70s) or Robocop (there was a 90s series and another in 2001)?

There are some rumors about Hugh Grant being the new Doctor, but tbh the real Doctor Who news this week is clearly the singalong to cringe 1985 campaign single ‘Doctor in Distress’ on BBC’s QI.

There’s a first pic of the Quantum Leap cast being simply too much during the pilot filming.

Great Scott! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Christopher Lloyd has been added to the cast of The Mandalorian Season 3.

It’s been a while since we heard anything about Patty Jenkins’ Star Wars: Rogue Squadron movie. This weekend a tweet went viral confirming that she had reached out to Michael Stackpole, author of the Rogue Squadron Expanded Universe novels.



What We’re Watching

The Tardis has materialized in Fortnite, bringing with it a ton of locations from the show. I’m 37 so I have no idea what that actually means, but it looks fun.

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.

Super7 are kicking off their 8″-high Toho Ultimates line with 1989’s classic flora versus fauna smackdown, Godzilla vs. Biollante.

You can pre-order both  for USD$170 (approx GBP£129) or pick them up individually, but let’s be honest, you have to go big when it comes to Godzilla don’t you?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ take on the Xenomorph – the sewer-skulking Pizza Monster – leaps from the classic cartoon and into NECA’s Haul-a-Thon.

Order yours for USD$36.99 (approx GBP£28).

I absolutely love the cel-shaded style of these deluxe vinyl figures, so check out Muckman and Rat King too.

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