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Week in Geek | New Stargate Could be Affected by Amazon Investigation

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

Spanish artist Angel Trancon released a trio of incredible Aliens designs and this is our fave. ‘Bout time the chestburster had his day.

What We’re Talking About

If you have a stake in whether Amazon decides to commission a new Stargate show, it pays to keep an eye on the business pages. The latest is that the Federal Trade Commission has issued subpoenas as part of an investigation as to whether Amazon intentionally misleads its subscribers. What does this have to do with Stargate? Everything and nothing.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton will helm Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, which is due in cinemas on May 2, 2025.

No, he can’t read my Joker face: Joker: Folie à Deux will be in cinemas on October 4, 2024, with Lady Gaga joining the cast.

In other mid-budget Batman spin-off news, Warner Bros have decided to shelve the completed Batgirl movie. 

Anime prequel Black Runner: Black Lotus is continuing in comic book form this week with the first issue from Titan Comics available in all good comic stores. Check out the trailer for a taste of the art.

FX’s Alien TV series will follow the tone of the first two movies and will give us a break from Weyland-Yutani, says FX chairman John Landgraf.

Stargate & Doctor Who | How Four Fanfiction Authors Went ‘Legit’

Doctor Who writers Paul Cornell and Gary Russell, and Stargate novelists Sally Malcolm and Geonn Cannon, on the curious journey from fandom to canon.

What We’re Watching

She-Hulk lays down the law on Jameela Jamil’s Titania in the new trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, coming August 18 to Disney+.

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.

Mondo’s SDCC-exclusive white vinyl score for Doom Patrol Season 1 is now on general release priced at USD$45 (approx GBP£37). At 38 tracks (compared to the digital edition’s 15), this double-LP is the closest to a complete release of Clint Mansell (Black Swan, High-Rise) and Kevin Kiner (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels)’s music for the show.

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

David Whitaker’s landmark 1963 adaptation of the first Dalek story is being released as a special illustrated edition with art from Robert Hack (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Star Wars: Vader’s Castle) and a new introduction from Neil Gaiman.

Pre-order yours from GBP£22 (approx USD$26.60).

CGI Fridays | Matchmove Master Alia Agha Touched The Abyss

From answering the phones at ILM to previs on The Phantom Menace, Alia Agha tells Ed Kramer how she became a “matchmove master” in CGI Fridays Episode 5.

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