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Week in Geek | Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Features the Weirdest Comeback

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David Cronenberg’s body-horror bounce-back Crimes of the Future is getting a ton of hype and this alt poster by Haley Turnbull is only adding to it.

What We’re Talking About

Am I dreaming? Are people really reporting that the 60th anniversary season of Doctor Who will feature the live-action debut from 1980s comic-book gremlin Beep the Meep?

Created by writers John Wagner (Judge Dredd, A History of Violence) and Pat Mills (Sláine), and artist Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Beep the Meep first appeared in a comic strip in Doctor Who Weekly issue 19 (February 20, 1980.) This illegitimate son of a Tribble and a Mogwai is in fact a war-hungry conqueror and is being hunted down by the insect-like Wrarth, engineered from the galaxy’s five strongest species.

In adjacent news, 9th Doctor Christopher Eccleston gave an interview to The Times newspaper which has been taken widely out of context. He notes that straight white men are on the way down… which is good.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pixar’s Lightyear has been banned in Saudi Arabia due to featuring a same-sex kiss. Eternals and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness also faced censor, so credit to Disney for holding firm.

Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, is hosting a lovely new mindfulness series on StarWarsKids.com.

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, that’s why The Boys has been confirmed for a fourth season.

Thunderbirds voice actor Matt Zimmerman – who also appeared in Gerry Anderson’s live-action series UFO, the BBC’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy TV series, and Lexx – has passed away at the age of 87.

The X-Files’ David Duchovny has offered up a preview of his new Dark Horse comic book Kepler. It takes place in a world where mankind went extinct and is coming in November. 

Zack Snyder shared a pretty mouth-watering makeup test from his forthcoming sci-fi movie, Rebel Moon.


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Poor bloody Enterprise gets left out again, but the Women of Star Trek Pin Badge Box Set – celebrating Uhura, Troi, Kira, Janeway, and Burnham – is still pretty cool.

Order yours for GBP£34.99 (approx USD$29).

A Star Trek Shop Exclusive for The Wrath of Khan‘s 40th anniversary, pre-order this super limited Funko Pop! for USD$16.95 or GBP£17.95.

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