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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)?
Who would have thought we’d see @sanditoksvig quoting Doctor In Distress in 2022?! On @BBCOne!— WhoHats (@WhoHats) March 18, 2022
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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.
this behind the scenes pic of the new cast of quantum leap is killing me. they’re so cute!!!!! pic.twitter.com/rWUVajHBhn— Allison Pregler 📼🌸✨ (@AllisonPregler) March 19, 2022
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.
Not every day you get to chat with one of your favorite #StarWars authors. Great meeting Michael Stackpole who told me he was highly excited about the upcoming #RogueSquadron movie and assured me Patty Jenkins had been in contact with him early on. #GalaxyCon @ScarifPodcast pic.twitter.com/x2EKk7JzYg— just brad (@Jedi4Liberty) March 19, 2022
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.
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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.
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