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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

We’ve been on a hell of a journey with Ahsoka Tano and much of that is echoed in Joshua Budich’s incredible 8-color screenprint on foil.

What We’re Talking About

Quantum Leap‘s first season has been extended to 18 episodes by NBC. In your face, trolls.

While we’re on the subject, Quantum Leap co-creator, voice of Ziggy, and outright legend Deborah M. Pratt held an AMA on the TV subreddit.

Amazon Prime Video’s Blade Runner 2099 series will begin filming in Northern Ireland in Spring 2023 with pre-production beginning “immediately.”

Indira Varma (Game of Thrones, Obi-Wan Kenobi) has been added to the cast of HBO’s prequel series, Dune: The Sisterhood, as Empress Natalya.

The release of Telltale-style adventure game Star Trek: Resurgence has been pushed back to April 2023.

TNT has acquired the US broadcast rights for British time travel series The Lazarus Project, which is your excuse to watch it if you’re in the UK.

Kids on Bikes 2nd Edition has smashed its funding goal on Kickstarter. If you like Stranger ThingsMidnight Club, and Paper GirlsKids on Bikes is the ideal rules-lite RPG for replicating those retro thrills

In a nod to the Butlerian Jihad against thinking machines: the Dune subreddit made headlines after banning AI art.

Star Trek | George Takei on Coming Out and Captain Sulu – Watch the Full Video

Actor and activist George Takei on coming out, memories of the late Nichelle Nichols, and fighting for command of USS Excelsior in To Boldly Ask…


What We’re Watching

Chloë Grace Moretz enters virtual reality in Amazon Prime Video’s new series The Peripheral, based on William Gibson’s 2014 thriller.

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.

Celebrate the art of Jeff Cummins – illustrator of Target and Virgin Doctor Who novels – with The Invisible Artist for £14.99 (approx $17).

How has it been a decade since Dredd? The pumping score is being reissued on limited-run vinyl by Death Waltz/Mondo, including bonus remixes by Mogwai and others.

Look out for that (and price details) on mondoshop.com on November 16th.

The X-Files | Frank Spotnitz Storytelling Masterclass – Watch the Full Video

Whether you’re an aspiring Oscar winner or just looking to finesse your creative writing skills, the Frank Spotnitz Storytelling Masterclass will take your craft to the next level.


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