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Week in Geek | First Look at SG-1 Co-Creator Jonathan Glassner's New Show

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

A cheerier take on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial than the heartwrenching movie deserves, by artists La Boca and Anne Benjamin for Mondo.

What We’re Talking About

Syfy has released a ton of first-look images from The Ark, the new sci-fi horror series for Stargate and Independence Day screenwriter Dean Devlin and Stargate SG-1 co-creator Jonathan Glassner. We’ve got a juicy exclusive on The Ark coming very soon.

HBO is adapting David Cronenberg’s 1981 sci-fi horror Scanners for TV, with Black Mirror and Stranger Things writer William Bridges as showrunner.

Check out the new poster for Doctor Who’s BBC’s centenary special: The Power of the Doctor.

James Earl Jones stood down from his role as the voice of Darth Vader, giving his blessing to an AI tool called Respeecher that was used for Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Star Trek lost two luminaries this week: Marva Hicks, who played Tuvok’s wife T’Pel in Star Trek: Voyager died on September 16 at the age of 66, and Star TrekDeep Space Nine’s Kai Winn, Louise Fletcher passed away on September 23 at 88.

Taken far too soon, Lost in Space showrunner Zack Estrin died suddenly on September 23 aged only 51.

Leech by Hiron Ennes – Read the First Two Chapters

Leech is an atmospheric gothic science fiction debut by Hiron Ennes, for fans of Jeff VanderMeer, Tamsyn Muir, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

What We’re Watching

Jason Eisener (V/H/S 2, The ABCs of Death, Hobo with a Shotgun) brings back ’80s adventure movie excess with the first trailer for his R-rated festival favorite, Kids Vs Aliens.

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.

All three ’88-95 volumes of Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin’s cult comic Tank Girl have been colored and primed for release on 18th October as a new box set.

Pre-order yours for $49.99 or £44.99.

Mando’s steely Razor Crest gets the LEGO Ultimate Collector Series treatment with 6,187 pieces and 72cm of bounty hunting power.

Set your clocks, because it’s available for order from 7th October for £519.99, €599,99, and $599.99.

CGI Fridays | From Pepsiman to Iron Man, Will Anielewicz Made Superheroes Shine

Pipeline development engineer/artist Will Anielewicz talks about Pepsiman, Phantom MenaceIron Man, and art in CGI Fridays Episode 8.

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