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Eaglemoss, specialists in part-work magazines and high-quality models of Star Trek, Stargate, and others, plans to go into administration. We’ve written an explainer as to what that involves but if you’re a subscriber, our advice is to be patient, and to be mindful that jobs are at risk before you complain on social media.
Joe Dante, director of Gremlins, has pointed out the similarity between Grogu and Gizmo, describing him as “completely stolen.” In defense of The Mandalorian, Dante did not invent the visual language of cuteness…
Black Mirror Season 6 – the first since parting way with creator Charlie Brooker – has cast Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You), Josh Hartnett (30 Days of Night,), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Kate Mara (House of Cards), Danny Ramirez (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Clara Rugaard, Auden Thornton, and Anjana Vasan (Killing Eve).
Squid Game scores 14 Primetime Emmy nominations, becoming the first foreign language show nominated for Best Drama Series. Check out the full list of sci-fi noms.
Star Trek actor/director Jonathan Frakes joins Ian Spelling for the launch of a new interview series To Boldly Ask…, exclusively on The Companion.
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*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.
If you picked up Ace Books’ deluxe edition of Dune a couple of years ago, you’ll be thrilled to know that Herbert’s second and third books, Dune Messiah (USD$45/GBP£34.12) and Children of Dune (USD$45/GBP£35.63), are now up for pre-order.
They come with new covers and splash page art from illustrator Matt Griffin.
David Lynch’s bloated Dune (1984) is the latest property given the ReAction treatment from Super7.
Wave 1 features Baron Harkonnen, Paul Atreides (in his aristocratic attire), Paul Muad-Dib (in his stillsuit), a Saudukar Warrior, and Stilgar. They’re priced at USD$18 (approx GBP£15) each or USD$90 (approx GBP£75) for the whole set.
We speak to six of the key players in the first-ever episode of Stargate SG-1, ‘Children of the Gods’, on the occasion of its 25th anniversary