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Week in Geek | Martin Gero talks Quantum Leap Mythology

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

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse producer/writer Christopher Miller shares a kick-ass crew poster for the animated sequel.

What We’re Talking About

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.

Star Trek | The Music of Strange New Worlds and Prodigy with Nami Melumad

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.

What We’re Watching

The Last Mando on Earth: First look at Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joe and Ellie in HBO’s The Last of Us.

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.

I might be showing my age but this Transformers “Made in the 80s” T-shirt from Hasbro Pulse is really doing it for me.

It’s yours for USD$25.99 (approx GBP£22 – but keep an eye on the UK store for it to pop up.)

The Art of Love Death + Robots, featuring concept artwork, storyboards, and interviews from the first three seasons of the animated sci-fi anthology, is available now from Titan Books for GBP£26.99.

It’ll be released in the US on September 6, priced at USD$40.50.

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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