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Week in Geek | Stranger Things Duo Plot Stage Play and Stephen King Series

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

New Disney+ docu-series Light & Magic will explore the anarchic early days of ILM as it brought Star Wars to life.

What We’re Talking About

Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer, aka the Duffer Brothers, are preparing a slate of new productions. These include a live-action Death Note series, a Stranger Things play, and an adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Straub’s novel The Talisman.

Steven Yeun is reuniting with Okja director Bong Joon Ho for an adaptation of Edward Ashton’s SF novel Mickey7, described by its publisher as “The Martian meets Dark Matter.”

Amazon Prime Video has opted not to go ahead with Night Sky Season 2 leaving space in the schedule for another sci-fi show about portals 👉👈

Star Wars series Andor has tapped Toby Haynes, director of Doctor Who, Utopia, and Black Mirror, for 6 episodes.

Our friends at the Arthur C. Clarke Award have announced the shortlist for science fiction book of the year 2022.

More than our fair share of sadness this week as Hollywood icon James Caan – whose sci-fi credits included Rollerball and Alien Nation – has passed, along with five-time Star Trek guest star Gregory Itzin, and Twin Peaks‘ Lenny Von Dohlen. Our hearts go out to their families.

The X-Files | The Case for Monica Reyes: Uplifting Woman of TV

Underappreciated during The X-Files original run, Annabeth Gish’s captivating Monica Reyes is one of the greatest female characters on TV.

What We’re Watching

History is not set: Quantum Leap‘s first teaser promises high stakes for Raymond Lee’s Dr Ben Song in NBC’s continuation, not reboot, of the sci-fi classic.

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.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director’s Edition 4K Ultra HD is available for pre-order priced at USD$30.99 (approx £26).

The film has been meticulously restored and remastered and comes with extensive BTS footage and hours of special features.

All five of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy novels are collected in a single leather-bound volume with gilded page ends and five new color illustrations. Half of Easton Press’ profits go to supporting mental health as if you needed any more encouragement.

Yours for USD$176 (approx GBP£148).

Thor: Love and Thunder | Is This the End of Batshit Machismo? (Review)

For Thor: Love and Thunder, Taika Waititi delivers a masturbatory and macho step backward for Marvel’s mightiest Avenger.

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