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What We’re Looking At

Something a little bit different for Harold Ramis’s 1993 sci-fi comedy classic from US designer and illustrator Satchel Couture.

What We’re Talking About

After a decade of throwing the GDP of a mid-sized developing nation at the problem, Warner Bros is looking for a “Kevin Fiege figure” to reconcile the open-source anarchy that is its DC Comics properties. Variety has the story. Okay, fine, I’ll do it – just call me.

The teaser for Jodie Whittaker’s final Doctor Who story revealed the return of 80s companions, Tegan Jovanka (Janet Fielding) and Ace (Sophie Aldred), plus recent recurring characters Vindar (Jacob Anderson) and Kate Lethbridge-Stewart (Gemma Redgrave).

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan will be returning to select US cinemas in September. Find out more via Fathom Events

Toronto VFX house Gazelle Automations have given Star Trek: The Next Generation the ’70s animated series treatment. My only criticism is the lack of mouth-covering to save money.

Free League’s Blade Runner: The Roleplaying Game is gearing up for its Kickstarter launch – sign up here to follow the project.


What We’re Watching

The teaser for Thor: Love and Thunder, the first MCU film to give Natalie Portman something interesting to do, has arrived. The poster looks familiar, though…

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.

Revisit the pitch-black humor of Kurt Vonnegut and his 1963’s tale of the apocalypse, Cat’s Cradle.

The new volume from Folio Society features new illustrations from Joonho Ko and an introduction from Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Dirda and comes elegantly clothed in a cat’s cradle motif slipcase.

Order yours for GBP£44.95 (approx USD$59).

It’s been a long stretch in a damp Iso-Cubes since we had some decent 2000AD figures, so Shanghai’s Hiya Toys are doing Grudd’s work with their range.

All four Dark Judges are available, but it’d be criminal not to kick things off with Judge Death.

Pick him up from Zavvi for GBP£20.99, or Entertainment Earth for USD$19.99, and let judgment commence.

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