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Week in Geek | More Bad News for British Star Trek Fans

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What We’re Looking At

John Carpenter’s dystopian conspiracy They Live (1988) received the Mondo treatment last week, courtesy of Oliver Barrett

What We’re Talking About

Paramount+ is finally coming to the UK on June 22, but according to TrekCore, Brits are going to have to play catch up – only the first three episodes of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will be available, with new ones dropping weekly. That puts us five episodes behind the US, Canada, and Australia. To add insult to injury, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is leaving Netflix in a matter of days in order to shore up Paramount+’s content offering. Grr.

More bad news for UK Trekkers, Destination Star Trek London (September 23-25) has been canceled, but the German outing is still going ahead.

According to Hollywood Reporter, Stargate Atlantis and Universe co-creator and Stargate SG-1 showrunner Robert C. Cooper will be helming the 10-part Generation Mars, based on the kids’ book by Douglas D. Meredith. NASA astronaut trainee Alyssa Carson has also signed on as a consultant.

Christ Hemsworth casually revealed on his socials that George Miller has started filming the Anya Taylor-Joy led Mad Max spin-off, Furiosa. Witness me, Immortan Joe.

The uglier end of Star Wars fandom came out for Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Moses Ingram for all sorts of well-reasoned artistic criti- I’m joking, it was racism. It’s always racism. Ewan McGregor made it clear they were not welcome in a video message and fwiw, we agree.


What We’re Watching

Maybe this is showing my age but I’m 100% the target audience for Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe. Huhuhuhuhuh.

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.

Young Leia’s *batteries not included ladybug Lola comes in animatronic form with 45 different light, sound, and movement combinations, and three modes of play. Perfect for keeping your precocious princesses quiet when they go looking for fun in Alderaan places.

Pre-order yours from Hasbro Pulse for USD$89.99 or GBP£91.99.

CoolProps’ life-sized RoboCop bust is sculpted from the original 1987 mold with Murphy’s cheerful chops in lifelike silicon. Sure, you’d buy that for a dollar, but how about a hefty USD$3,000 (approx GBP£2,400)?

Your move, creep.

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