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Week in Geek | How Star Trek NFTs Tore Fandom Apart

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

I’m utterly charmed by Sean Bright‘s ‘DIY diorama’ of Doctor Who composer and Radiophonic Workshop pioneer Delia Derbyshire

What We’re Talking About

Warner Bros is reportedly considering giving Batgirl a theatrical release rather than letting it dribble out on HBO Max, as a result of The Batman‘s epic box office takings. If they decide to give the release more fanfare, extra $$$ has been earmarked to beef up the music and VFX.

Star Trek: Continuum, the new NFT game from Paramount, sold out its ‘Season 0’ drop of 20,000 “algorithmically-generated starships” in minutes. This seemingly annoyed everyone for the following reasons:

In less controversial news, there’s a trippy new promo for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

The Orville: New Horizons will air June 2 on Hulu in the US and there’s a poster to mark the occasion. Catch it on Disney+ in other territories.

The Wachowskis are auctioning off a ton of props and assorted keepsakes from Cloud AtlasJupiter AscendingSense8Speed RacerV for Vendetta, and The Matrix. All proceeds go to protecting trans youth.

Jo Martin’s Fugitive Doctor and Sacha Dhawan’s Master are signed up for a series of six Big Finish audio adventures apiece. Yay, but also, boo as this likely means we won’t be seeing them again when Doctor Who returns.


What We’re Watching

Hopper’s alive! New monsters! The new trailer for Stranger Things Season 4 promises an epic payoff.

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.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns — The Game is off Kickstarter and up for pre-order priced USD$64.99 (approx GBP£51) in all its bruising and nihilistic Frank Miller-inspired glory.

Not to cast aspersions on our readers, but it can be played solo.

Resistance is tactile. Kidrobot’s Borg Cube glows green when squeezed courtesy of some strategically placed LEDs.

Pre-order it with the 8″ plush Locutus for USD$49.99 (approx GBP£39).

Last time I saw a dome that veiny… you do the rest.

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