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Week in Geek | Scott Bakula Addresses Quantum Leap Rumors

Latest news on the new Quantum Leap and plot deets from Jodie Whittaker's final Doctor Who lead this week's Week in Geek news digest.

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.

What We're Looking At

Rafa Orrico pays tribute to John Carpenter's sci-fi horror masterpiece, The Thing (1981), with a new poster for Mondo.

What We're Talking About

Responding to rumors about his lack of involvement in the new Quantum Leap show, original Sam Beckett star Scott Bakula posted a very gracious statement confirming that yes, he had been asked to reprise his role, but decided not to.

Doctor Who Magazine revealed a ton of new deets from Jodie Whittaker's final Doctor Who story. Spoilerphobes beware.

Amazon gives its live-action Blade Runner 2099 series from Shining Girls showrunner Silka Luisa the go-ahead.

The first clip from Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2 offers a 57-year payoff to an Away Mission gone wrong in ‘The Cage’.

French auteur Jean-Luc Godard, known in science fiction for 1965’s neo-noir Alphaville, died at home on September 13 at the age of 91.

What We're Watching

Get a new look at Marvel's anarchic new animated series, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, with Laurence Fishburne executive producing and voicing.

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.

CMON's new boardgame, Dune: War for Arrakis, comes with 129 miniatures depicting key characters and units (and sandworms) from the saga.

It's available for Kickstarter backers at the $110 (approx £97) pledge level – a $30 discount on the RRP.

Playmobil’s Bird of Prey playset is accurate to Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, complete with lights and original sounds from the movie, Spock, Kirk, and a Klingon crew.

The epic preyset is available for pre-order priced $299.99 (approx £260.70) from Entertainment Earth.

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