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Streaming Regulation
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The UK government have announced plans for their regulatory authority Ofcom to have jurisdicition over streaming services (eg. Netflix) for adherence to their Broadcasting Code.

With sizeable fines of the larger of a quarter of a million pounds or five percent of the company's revenue for breaches.

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The Yellow Leak
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Marvel Studios Canada reportedly published and then deleted a short video showing Patrick Stewart as X-Men's Charles Xavier in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.

Which was copied and restreamed by other accounts before deletion.

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Dichen Lachman Interview
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The Guardian have published a short interview with Australian actress Dichen Lachman, whose sci-fi credentials include DollhouseAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The 100 and most recently, Apple's widely acclaimed Severance.

Fair warning - the interview is a little bit spoilerish for Severance.

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Netflix Cancellations
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Netflix have cancelled Space Force after two seasons.

We weren't a fan. The nicest thing we could say about it was that a sci-fi show making a second season is a rare thing.

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Strange New Opening
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Paramount have released the opening titles for upcoming new series, Strange New Worlds.

While we haven't been impressed by all of the teasers, the title sequence is nicely done.

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The Center Seat
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You might recall that last year we heard news of a new Star Trek documentary series - The Center Seat - which curiously excluded recent entries like Discovery and Picard.

Seemingly it would be a love letter to real Star Trek fans of old. Its director was implicitly quite scathing of the newer titles.

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Disney Developments
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Following the walk out and other protests against Disney's support of legislators behind Florida's don't say gay bill, Disney publicly opposed the bill.

Florida's Governor DeSantis explicitly retaliated by repealing Walt Disney World's special district status.

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Elon's Captain
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Elon Musk recently announced a deal to acquire Twitter, make it a privately owned company and "enhance" it. Not everyone is happy about this news.

On the other hand William Shatner has tweeted that not only will he remain on the platform but has jokingly pitched the idea of becoming its new face with the hashtag #dumpthebird.

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Gender Equality
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Last week we saw a few sites running a story about a sexism complaint made against Twitch .

By itself it was slightly interesting but not substantial enough for our purposes but is now joined by a Change.org petition to have actress Amber Heard removed by Warner Bros. from the Aquaman 2 film, which has received over 2.5 million signatures.

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Batwoman Cancelled
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US Network CW have cancelled Batwoman after its third season.

While it might be tempting to interpret this in the context of Ruby Rose's controversial departure following season 2 we're more inclined to see this as part of a bigger picture.

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