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Week in Geek | Here're the Greatest Hits from Gatecon 2022

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What We’re Looking At

UK artist Matt Ferguson has a gorgeous new Blade Runner 2049 poster for sale via Vice Press from tomorrow.

What We’re Talking About

Whether you made it to Vancouver or not for Gatecon 2022, there was plenty to enjoy. I spent the weekend glued to the live stream to bring you the highlights:

Dr. Janet Frasier – the delightful Teryl Rothery – kicks off the post-Pandemic Gatecon with an emotional rollercoaster.

Peter Williams recalls the death and resurrection of Apophis in a revealing interview with Dial the Gate.

SGU’s David Blue and Alaina Huffman bring the black sheep of the Stargate family back into the fold.

Director/producer Peter DeLuise steals the spotlight in Sunday’s must-see Dial the Gate panel.


As for the world outside of Gatecon…

Mixed fortunes for science fiction at the 2022 Emmys as Star Trek: PicardStar Trek: Strange New Worlds, and Loki failed to make good on their nominations.

AMC’s Orphan Black: Echoes, casts Line of Duty and Bodyguard star Keeley Hawes as co-lead alongside Krysten Ritter.

As well as the teaser below, the new Quantum Leap has a new poster.

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What We’re Watching

Ben Song (Raymond Lee) leaps into the 1986 hair metal era in the new teaser for NBC’s new series of Quantum Leap.

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.

Mark the 40th anniversary of John Williams’ score for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial with the 2xLP vinyl from Mondo, pressed on 2x 180 Gram “Full Moon” vinyl or “Heartlight” vinyl.

Pre-order yours for $40 (approx £35)

Give your Switch the protection Stormtrooper armor doesn’t with the Stormtrooper Nintendo Switch Case from Numskull Designs. 

Pre-order yours for £19.99 (approx $23).

CGI Fridays | Adam Howard on Playing Palpatine and the Secret CG of Birdman

In part two of his interview, digital painter and animator Adam Howard tells Ed Kramer about Star Wars and Birdman in CGI Fridays Episode 7.


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