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Week in Geek | RIP X-Wing and TIE Fighter Creator Colin Cantwell

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

Alphaville Design’s Tony Stella is the architect of this future-noir masterpiece.Sadly it’s not available as a print, but plenty of great pieces are.

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

The CG is getting a bit of a kicking for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, but screw it – this first trailer is just a riot.
The trailer for Hulu’s Predator prequel Prey dropped just as we were finishing last week’s Week in Geek. It’s coming on August 5 and I’m stoked to see more indigenous-centered sci-fi stories.

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.

Order yours for GBP£90 or USD$125.

A Foot Soldier from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,

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)

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