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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Some clever CV-digging from Digital Spy has seen director Tom Kingsley (Ghosts, Stath Lets Flats) added to the team of the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary specials.
Amazon Prime Video has decided not to go ahead with the second season of their Stranger Things challenger Paper Girls. Legendary Television is hoping to sell the show to another network.
Messy legal story of the week: D&D powerhouse Wizards of the Coast are seeking an injunction to prevent the publication of “racist and transphobic” Star Frontiers: New Genesis, described by its publisher (confusingly called TSR, although they have no connection to the original) as ‘reboot’ of a Wizards of the Coast IP.
In lighter news, police called to reports of a racist flag in New Zealand find… Klingons.
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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.
Author Charles Soloman takes us deep inside the work of an anime icon with The Man Who Leapt Through Film: The Art of Mamoru Hosoda.
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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.