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Week in Geek | Quantum Leap Defies Trolls with Full-Season Order

Quantum Leap sees off the trolls and Blade Runner 2099 filming details drop, plus more news in brief from the Week in Geek.

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What We're Looking At

Matt Taylor's screen-printed Akira poster for a special late-night screening at Roxy Cinema, NYC has gone on general sale.

What We're Talking About

Quantum Leap has been extended to a full season order of 18 episodes by NBC despite hostility from 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 Brit 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 Things, Midnight Club, and Paper Girls, Kids 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.

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*

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

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