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Quantum Leap showrunner Martin Gero neatly deflected a question about whether or not Dr. Samuel Beckett (Scott Bakula) remained lost in time, saying: “The fact that he got stuck in time forever is a huge part of the show and a huge part of the basis of the mythology that I can’t wait to tell you more about once you’ve seen the first episode.”
Manga down: Star Wars: Visions Season 2 is leaving Japan for a “global tour” of animation from India to Ireland, drawing on different myths and storytelling styles.
West Side Story star Rachel Zegler and Suicide Squad‘s Viola Davis have joined The Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
The BBC is continuing to shoot new scenes with classic companions for their Blu-ray collections – this time we check in on Maureen O’Brien’s Vicki after she left the TARDIS in Ancient Troy in the 1965 serial ‘The Myth Makers’.
Sad news as legendary videogames illustrator Oliver Frey, most recently known for his work on Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, died on August 21st at 74.
The first woman behind a Star Trek score, composer Nami Melumad graduated from Short Treks and Prodigy to leading the orchestra on Strange New Worlds.
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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.
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.