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Week in Geek | New Stargate Will Wrap Up Atlantis and Universe Storylines

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 creeping vines on Ken Taylor’s interpretation of Ex Machina for Mondo are sublime and serene.

What We’re Talking About

Writer/producer Joseph Mallozzi has been hyping up Brad Wright’s pilot script for a new Stargate. He confirmed that it will address the whereabouts of Destiny and Atlantis, as well as feature familiar faces. (But we knew that last bit already)

Quantum Leap co-creator and exec on the new series Deborah M. Pratt recorded the invitation to her live interview and audience Q&A on The Companion in the voice of Ziggy. How good is it to hear that voice again after all these years?

A quick tally of Dune at the Oscars if you can’t be bothered to sit through all the drama and dresses: it picked up the Academy Award for Original Score (via Hans Zimmer), Visual Effects, Sound, Production Design, Film Editing (via Joe Walker), and Cinematography (via Greig Fraser). Six ain’t bad.

New photos have been released for the Doctor Who Spring special.

Gene Roddenberry’s least-loved space captain, Kevin Sorbo, is at it again. You can always tell when the Hercules and Andromeda frontman has been tweeting from the honk of his big rubber nose as it presses against the screen.

What We’re Watching

Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Director’s Edition has a trailer for its lovely 4K restoration so you can drink in all the lovely model effects. Look, it’s a bit dull but it’s not as bad as you remember.

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.

2014 art project Star Wars: Legion is heading for your coffee table as a deluxe collector’s set, containing an artbook and customizable Stormtrooper helmet.

Pre-order yours for USD$72.50 or GBP£56.87 and get your paints at the ready.

Lego has revealed three new Star Wars diorama sets from the Original Trilogy, including the Death Star Trash Compactor with sliding walls and all four characters, plus R2-D2 and C-3PO in a little control panel cubby at the rear.

It’s up for pre-order at USD$89.99 (approx GBP£69).

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