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The latest in “When Will Amazon Make a New Stargate Series?” is not promising. The Federal Trade Commission, tasked with ensuring the media landscape remains competitive, has Amazon back in its crosshairs.
According to Bloomberg, FTC chair Lina Khan – who wrote a 2017 essay on how antitrust (anti-monopoly) legislation should be applied to Amazon – was forced to let the MGM acquisition through because the Democrats lacked a majority on the FTC due to the departure of one of the five-member commission.
Last month, the Democrats appointed a replacement and Khan described it as “a huge missed opportunity” if the FTC didn’t go after existing monopolies before the midterm elections in November 2022.
Meanwhile, alt-right Redditors have just discovered that The Boys is heavy-handed satire.
Doctor Who has confirmed comedian and musical theater heavyweight Neil Patrick Harris for the show’s 2023 60th-anniversary special. Based on his Gepetto-like attire, smart money is on him playing the latest incarnation of ‘60s foe the Toymaker.
Sticking with the swinging 60s, Dmitri and Sergei Subtosky, the sons of Amicus Productions founder Milton Subotsky, revealed at a recent BFI event for the 4K restoration of Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) and Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966), that their father wrote a script for a third Peter Cushing movie called Doctor Who’s Greatest Adventure that would have featured two Doctors.
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Of all the ecologically-themed cartoons spun off from adult movies, Toxic Crusaders had hands down the greatest character design.
Pre-order the giant green geek himself for USD$55 (approx GBP£45) from Super7.
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