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Paper Girls Teaser
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Via Twitter Amazon have released a short and cryptic teaser for their upcoming series, Paper Girls.

Based on a popular, acclaimed and award winning comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan.

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The New Who
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At the very tail end of a quiet-as-a-mouse sci-fi news week, when everyone else took a break to avoid competing with juggernauts Star Wars and Marvel, the BBC have revealed our next Doctor Who.

The role will pass from Jodie Whittaker - who we feel performed brilliantly even if the show itself took a few wrong turns - to Rwandan born Scottish actor Ncuti Gatwa, best known as Eric Effiong in Netflix's Sex Education.

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More Netflix Woes
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Following their historic first quarterly drop in their total number of subscribers which was reported last month, Netflix is being sued by some shareholders for alleged securities fraud.

Specifically the complaint accuses Netflix executives of unlawfully withholding details of slowed customer acquisition due to factors like account sharing, dating back to its third quarter earnings report delivered on October 19 last year.

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NFTs Belly Up?
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The Wall Street Journal this week ran an article declaring that the NFT (non-fungible token) market has crashed and is flatlining. It's down by 90% on several measures from last November.

While we're not NFT fans and expressed contempt for the Matrix and Ubisoft forays into this new territory, we don't share the same sense of glee which is commonly being expressed because we unfortunately doubt that they're done and dusted.

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Eve Online FPS 3.0
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During this year's Eve Fanfest gathering in Iceland, Eve Online developer CCP announced that they're making a third attempt at a first-person shooter attached to their long-running space ship combat game.

Their first attempt Dust 514 didn't fully deliver on its promise and their second Project Nova was cancelled in development following a scathing PC Gamer pre-alpha demo preview.

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Strange New Reviews
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Multiple sites are running stories with titles to the effect that Star Trek's latest offering, Strange New Worlds, has a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Discovery was widely acclaimed by critics at launch, with few detractors and those often dismissed as bigots. Its current RT score is critics 86% and viewers 36%.

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US FTC Investigate Sony
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Sony's proposed $3.6 billion (US) acquisition of game developer Bungie will be the subject of a US Federal Trade Commission anti-trust investigation.

When the deal was announced Bungie released a statement to the effect that their games, present (eg. Destiny 2) and future, would not become Sony (i.e. Playstation) exclusives but the FTC has doubts.

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Quantum Leap Go Ahead
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The Quantum Leap reboot has leapt ahead of the competition to be the first of this year's US Network pilots to get a series order, i.e. season 1 production has been approved.

NBC made the announcement 29 years to the day after the final episode of the original show aired in the US.

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Surgery Is The New Sex
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Warning. You may want to skip this one if you are at all squeamish.

A trailer - from which we pulled our blog title - has been released for upcoming Cannes contender Crimes of the Future.

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How to Reverse Aging
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You've probably seen a great many ads for terrifyingly expensive cosmetics which claim to reverse the signs of aging, full of terrifyingly beautiful people smiling and rubbing ointments into their skin.

Scientists report having successfully reversed several key signs of aging in mice in a manner which may challenge the cosmetic companies' marketing teams. Poo.

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