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What We’re Looking At

Illustrator Luke Preece has revealed his officially licensed Jurassic Park poster, part of a collaboration between retailer Zavvi and Akedo Footwear.

What We’re Talking About

First Contact Day delivered up the goodies at Star Trek Mission Chicago. First up, is the news that the animated series Star Trek: Prodigy is getting a videogame. Star Trek: Prodigy – Supernova will be released by Outright Games and written by Lisa Boyd, who has three episodes of Prodigy under her belt.

The third and final season of Picard will see Patrick Stewart’s Jean Luc and previously returned cast members Jonathan Frakes (William Riker), Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi), and Brent Spiner (Data/Adam Soong), joined by LeVar Burton (Geordie LaForge), Michael Dorn (Worf), and Gates McFadden (Beverley Crusher). Cut to Wil Wheaton sitting sadly by the phone.

Before we leave Trek for the week, check out these delicious character posters for Strange New Worlds and this teaser for Lower Decks Season 3.

Celebrate late comic-book legend Bernie Wrightson with the 200-page Bernie Wrightson: Artbook – A Tribute. Pledge USD45 (approx GBP£35) or more on Kickstarter for the hardcover. Wrightson is best known as the co-creator of DC’s Swamp Thing.

Disney’s Moon Knight has been review-bombed by Turkish nationalists over the show’s acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide. It totally happened, btw. 

Elliot Page revealed that his Umbrella Academy character will be coming out as trans in the new season. KING.

According to Hollywood Reporter, Peter Ramsey, co-director of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, is on board to direct at least one episode of new Star Wars series Ahsoka.

Keanu Reeves is on his way to becoming King of TikTok.

Finally, did you see that we got an honorable mention in the Webby Awards for Stargate A.I.? 

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What We’re Watching

The brilliant and brain-bending Russian Doll Season 2 goes back to the 1980s, because why not? Everything else seems to.

What We’re Buying*

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Inspired by the retro Godzilla Shogun toys and 1995’s Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, Super7’s 3.75” articulated 1200ºC Shogun Godzilla ReAction Figure comes in translucent orange – make sure you put some oven mitts on for the unboxing video.

Yours for USD$25 (approx GBP£19)

Hot on the heels of the earlier Brian Bolland volume, Judge Dredd by Mick McMahon Apex Edition contains new scans of the original artwork from the kinetic McMahon’s classic storylines.

Pre-order the standard edition for GBP£80 (approx USD$104) or go fancy with the GBP£150 (USD$195) slipcase edition.

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