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.
If you’d like Week in Geek poured piping hot into your inbox every Monday, sign up here.
What We’re Looking At
What We’re Talking About
According to Variety, Black Mirror Season 6 is in development at Netflix although it’s unclear what involvement creator Charlie Brooker will have in the show since he parted ways with the original production company.
Details were revealed for the videogame Star Trek: Prodigy – Supernova in developer Outright Games’ first OG Unwrapped event (YouTube). If there’s one key takeaway it’s that The LEGO Movie‘s Kevin and Dan Hageman are writing it.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts is on board to produce a new coming-of-age Amblin adventure film-style Star Wars series for Disney+. Sounds like another play for the Stranger Things crowd once Season 4 is done IMO.
Progressive electronic music pioneer Vangelis, best known in these parts for his Blade Runner score, passed away (NPR) at the age of 79. Vangelis, real name Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou, died of heart failure on 17 May 2022 at a hospital in Paris where he was being treated for COVID-19.
More sad news today as Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey concept artist and model maker Colin Cantwell has died (The Guardian) aged 90. We detailed some of his contributions to Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope in a recent Oral History of the Death Star Trench Run.
What We’re Watching
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.
Philip K. Dick’s Selected Short Stories are paired with 24 artists and an introduction from Jonathan Lethem for Folio Society’s latest prestige volume.
Among the short stories are classic movie-starters, Adjustment Team, Minority Report, and We Can Remember it for You Wholesale.
No need for mood lighting with Super7’s glow-in-the-dark 7″ Foot Soldier, the latest entry to their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimates line. He comes with 10 interchangeable hands and 7 accessories, but will still go down at the first green fist sent his way.
Pre-order yours for USD$55 (approx GBP£44)
Sci-fi fandom needs your help. Nobody else writes the deep dive articles we do. Nobody else creates in-depth interview podcasts or invites you to put questions to showrunners and stars. And nobody else treats your favorite sci-fi shows and movies like they matter – like they can save lives or change them – but we do.
None of that is cheap. Great writing costs money, original analysis costs money, and audio/video production costs money. We keep our costs as low as we can, but we refuse to compromise on quality.
We’re not backed by studios or massive media conglomerates. There are five of us fighting every second to make The Companion all that it can be. We’ll never accept paid advertising on The Companion because if we did we wouldn’t be able to write about whatever you like, the way that you like.
That’s why we need geeks like you to join us.
Sign up now. If you don’t like it, simply cancel and you won’t be charged. But if you do stay, your membership goes towards creating more of the content you love on the sci-fi shows and movies that you love.