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Wonder Woman 1984
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Wonder Woman 1984 is now available on Netflix and Binge.

It had previously been available as a rent or buy title on several digital services.

While not as good (critics 59%, audience 73%) as the earlier film (critics 93%, audience 84%), it's still moderately enjoyable.

As with Justice League, 1984 is hampered by DC's poor attempt to capitalise on 80s nostalgia.

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Oz Author wins Award
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Newsroom NZ reports that Australian born author, Laura Jean McKay, has won the Arthur C Clarke award for science fiction for her novel, The Animals in That Country.

Earlier this year she was awarded the Victorian Prize for Literature.

Presently living in New Zealand, she teaches at Massey University.

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Nazi UFOs
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An article about Nazi UFOs has been published over at Big Think.

It details accounts during and after World War II about attempts by Nazi Germany to create saucer shaped flying vessels whose much greater maneuverability could have provided significant military advantage.

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Dune Passes 100 Million
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Collider reports that not yet released in the US - which will happen on October 22 - Dune has passed the $100 million (US) mark for international takings.

It currently occupies 28th position for 2021 films. Ranked by international takings it jumps to 20th.

Australians will be able to see it in cinemas on December 2.

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Doctor Who S13 Teaser
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Over the weekend the BBC played an ultra short teaser clip for season 13.

There's nothing new to see in it but this is likely the BBC warming up for release.

Already confirmed for a UK 2021 release there's not much time left anyway but we're still without a date.

There has been no official word for Australia but we would expect a near simultaneous release here.

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The Nevers Bonus Clip
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CBR have published an exclusive The Nevers bonus clip and article to "explain the intentions of the mysterious extraterrestrial Galanthi."

The fact that they're trying to explain this after the first season has finished demonstrates how flawed the show is.

And the explanation isn't shedding light on unrevealed intentions. The explanation is, "Nah, mate, they're all good. Trust them."

If so that could and should have been demonstrated beyond any doubt in the first season.

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The Boys Spinoff
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Two new developments have been reported by SYFY Wire about The Boys spinoff.

It will release through Amazon Prime and has new showrunners, Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters.

Fazekas and Butters have a history of producing great TV, eg. Reaper, Agent Carter, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.

None of their shows have survived past a second season but were all very niche concept programs, and typically competing for ratings on mainstream US Network, ABC.

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Steam Next Fest
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The Steam Next Fest is live and will run until October 8 and allows access to 720 free demos, 122 of which are sci-fi. Additionally there are 95 total and 21 sci-fi demos for unreleased titles.

You can find sci-fi is under "Themes and Moods" in the filter.

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Stargate Table Reading
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GateWorld reports that former Stargate cast Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, David Hewlett and Jewel Staite are re-uniting to read an AI generated script for The Companion.

Looks like they only invited doctors, though Captain Doctor Samantha Carter has made it to General for this script.

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Lucy Loses Star Wars Role
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In an interview with Metro, Lucy Lawless reveals that she had been in talks about a Star Wars role. Not in The Mandalorian.

Then controversy erupted around The Mandalorian's Gina Carano and there was a strong push from fans to replace Gina with Lucy.

Gina was ultimately fired but she and her controversial sentiments also had supporters among fans.

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