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What We’re Looking At

UK-based digital artist Alex Tsoukas foregrounds the real star of Escape from New York (1981) – the city.

What We’re Talking About

NBC’s new Quantum Leap is shooting a new pilot, according to That Hashtag Show. They’ve got the plot details so click the link if you don’t fear spoilers. THS also reports that Thor Freudenthal (Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, The Expanse) is set to direct.

Firefly‘s Nathan Fillion jumped on the Inside of You podcast (starts at 45:36) to offer a qualified defense of Joss Whedon against the allegations of bullying: 

“I mean, listen, by his own admission that guy’s a work in progress and I appreciate that.”

Léa Seydoux, most recently seen in David Cronenberg’s body horror comeback Crimes of the Future, has been cast in Dune: Part II writes Deadline. Seydoux will play Lady Margot Fenring, a high-placed Bene Gesserit who is sent to seduce Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, who will be played by Austin Butler (Elvis, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood);

As a day without Star Trek: Lower Decks is a sad day, you’ll be delighted to hear that IDW is releasing a new comic book with art from Chris Fenoglio (Star Wars Adventures, The X-Files: Origins) and words by Ryan North (Adventure Time, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl). ComicBook.com has the story.

According to the AV Club, Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa, starring Anna Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth, has an official synopsis:

“As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.”

Cyberpunk 2077 is heading back to the tabletop with a board game on Kickstarter. Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City is fully funded with 9 days to go – if someone asks when they’re planning on making a Cyberpunk 2077 table-top RPG, I will commit murder.

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What We’re Watching

The trailer for Stranger Things Season 4 Part 2 promises a climactic showdown and hints that some of our heroes might not make it.

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.

Viral artist Jim’ll Paint It has unveiled a range of Star Trek: The Next Generation Tarot designs.

Available on T-shirts and tote bags, you can get the set of nine initial designs as a single A3 art print for GBP£32.50 (approx USD$40).

Sideshow’s deluxe 1/6th scale Cad Bane has over 30 points of articulation, 3 faces, 6 hands, and accessories for days – including his Clone Wars sidekick Todo 360.

Pre-order yours for USD$290 or GBP£234.

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