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Week in Geek | Stargate Regular Named Quantum Leap Showrunner

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

British illustrator Hannah Gillingham‘s gorgeous digital painting marks the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner

What We’re Talking About

Behind-the-scenes shuffles on the new Quantum Leap (repeat after me: it’s not a reboot) has seen Martin Gero step up as showrunner. This is only good news, as Gero served as writer and producer on all three Stargate shows.

On the subject of Stargate, in case you somehow missed the 25th anniversary of ‘Children of the Gods’ last week: the celebration kicked off with our bffs at Wormhole X-Tremists hosting a live rewatch, there was a #WeWantStargate tweet storm, and then Brad Wright and Richard Dean Anderson reunited for our very own Stargate Legacy live panel.

The eagerly anticipated remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has been plunged into limbo by shenanigans at devs Aspyr Media.

AMC’s Orphan Black sequel has cast Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Krysten Ritter.

Heartbreaking news from the worlds of Star Trek and Doctor Who, as we lost the indefatigable Bernard Cribbins, the trailblazing Nichelle Nichols, and a guest star in both, David Warner.

Mothership | Inside the Million Dollar Sci-Fi Horror RPG

Sean McCoy and others explain how indie RPG Mothership and its creative community went from scraps of graph paper to raising over $1 million on Kickstarter.

What We’re Watching

Star Wars series Andor has been pushed back a month, with the first three episodes now dropping September 21st. New trailer though!

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.

Telos Publishing are paying tribute to Doctor Who Mag and In Vision artist Phil Bevan with new book, The Art of Phil Bevan.

Pre-orders are open now at the discounted price of GBP£34.99 (approx USD$43).

The score for cult classic Killer Klowns From Outer Space comes to 180-gram “Cotton Candy” and “Popcorn” colored vinyl from Waxwork Records. Yours for USD$40 (approx GBP£32.60).

Obscure link: Killer Klowns creators the Chiodos bros. made the puppets for Stargate SG-1‘s 200th episode.

CGI Fridays | Henry LaBounta Turned Down Star Wars for Steven Spielberg

Probably the only person at ILM to prefer Star Trek over Star Wars, Henry LaBounta shares his incredible career with Ed Kramer on CGI Fridays Episode 4.

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