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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

Controversial, but we don’t hate David Lynch’s Dune (1984) and especially don’t hate this AMP by Blow Up.

What We’re Talking About

Excited for Gatecon? Even if you’re not able to make it in person, you can catch the all-star Stargate panels virtually with a Replicator ticket.

Warner Bros has axed Bruce Timm’s new animated seriesBatman: Caped Crusader, which was being produced with The Batman director Matt Reeves, and J.J. Abrams.

Denise Crosby confirms the return of The Next Generation‘s Tasha Yar for Star Trek: Picard Season 3, adding “I won’t tell you how.”

Memorial spaceflight company Celestis Inc will send a portion of Nichelle Nichols’ ashes and a DNA sample into space along with her Star Trek colleagues Gene and Majel Barrett Roddenberry, James Doohan, and Douglas Trumball.

The news got buried under a meaningless Star Wars headline, but John Boyega revealed that he’s co-writing the Attack the Block sequel with original writer/director Joe Cornish.

Vincent Gil, an icon of Ozploitation from Stone to Mad Max to Body Meltpassed away at the age of 83. “Remember him when you look at the night sky.”

Star Trek | Lower Decks Season 3 Review (With Minor Spoilers)

From what we’ve seen of Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 3, Mike McMahan is using every part of the Starfleet buffalo in his quest for comedy.

What We’re Watching

The definitive cyberpunk game returns with the first teaser for Nightdive Studios’ System Shock remake

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.

Demon Records has released the narrated TV soundtrack of lost 1966 Doctor Who serial, ‘The Celestial Toymaker’, in glorious  2 x 140g ‘King & Queen’ red and blue colored vinyl, with narration by companion Peter Purves.

Pre-order yours for GBP£31.99 or USD$40.15.

Five classic 2000 AD storylines have been adapted for audio drama and will be released September 8th. Pre-order Dredd vs Death now on Audible for GBP£25.99 (approx USD$30).

Come on, Peter ‘Darth Maul’ Serafinowicz is Judge Death!

CGI Fridays | Adam Howard Made Phasers Pop on Star Trek: The Next Generation

From a firefighter’s mosaic to phasers and photon torpedoes, digital painter and animator Adam Howard reveals a passion for pyro in CGI Fridays Episode 6.

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