Another Doctor Who Star Will Appear On Good Omens 2, Along With Ty Tennant

We don’t know yet when Good Omens 2 will make its way to Prime Video (although we do know it will be soon, given the streamer has promised the show’s return in summer 2023). What we do know, however, is that the cast will include new and familiar faces, and that two of those new faces will be House of the Dragon’s Ty Tennant (pictured above, who is David Tennant’s son) and the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison (who is David Tennant’s father-in-law).

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Stone Stalkers and Stompy Boots: Garth Nix’s The Sinister Booksellers of Bath

What a delight it can be to be wrong. In 2020, I thought that Garth Nix’s The Left-Handed Booksellers of London was a standalone novel—which seemed a shame, given what a deliciously complex magical world Nix created, full of Old Ones and unusual bookshops and mythological mash-ups. And here we are: the book has a well-deserved sequel. The Sinister Booksellers of Bath moves the action to the titular town in part, but really sends its characters all over the English countryside, trying to outwit a mysterious entity that has its eye on Susan Arkshaw.

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Beyond Death: Christopher Pike’s Remember Me Trilogy 

The horror genre abounds with stories of ghosts and the restless dead. Most of these stories are told from the perspective of the living: those left behind to grieve their losses, solve their mysteries, or contend with the inexplicable goings on in the haunted house they just moved into. Far fewer of these stories are told from the perspective of the dead themselves, though this is the basic premise of Christopher Pike’s Remember Me trilogy, which includes Remember Me (1989), The Return (1994), and The Last Story (1995). 

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“It’s always life or death!” — Star Trek: Picard’s “The Bounty”

When it was announced that Picard season three would be a reunion of the TNG “big seven,” one of the many speculations about it was who, exactly, Brent Spiner would play. His main character of Data sacrificed his life in Nemesis and then went from mostly dead to all dead in Picard’s “Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2.” But Spiner has played five other characters in Trek: the androids Lore (TNG’s “Datalore,” “Brothers,” the “Descenttwo-parter) and B-4 (Nemesis), Noonian Soong (TNG’s “Brothers,” “Birthright I,” “Inheritance”), Soong’s son Altan (Picard’s “Et in Arcadia Egotwo-parter), and Soong’s ancestors Arik (Enterprise’s “Borderland,” “Cold Station 12,” “The Augments”) and Adam (Picard’s “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Two of One,” “Mercy,” “Hide and Seek,” “Farewell”).

We get the answer this week, and it’s not what I expected at all…

[“How did you survive it?” “I didn’t.”]

Shadow and Bone Stumbles on Too Much Story in Season Two

The new season of Shadow and Bone is here, with new countries to visit and characters to get to know. It is a fun and very busy adventure, mixed with some gore and a lot of death, mixed with some really boring parts and not enough time for our characters to breathe. All in all, season two has the same strengths and the same flaws as season one, but both are magnified…

…or should I say amplified?

[Minor spoilers for season 2 of Shadow and Bone]

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Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter One Hundred Fourteen

Well, our Cosmere Chickens, we’re nearing the end now. The Sanderlanche has passed, we’re solidly in denouement territory, and things are winding down. I’d wanted to post the link to Brandon’s Stormlight 5 Update last week but reddit was down, so here it is now. Lots of fun little tidbits in here about what to expect in the next book, just enough to whet our collective appetites for the tentative release date of Fall 2025. It seems so far away, but it will be here before we know it, and we simply can’t wait! In the meantime, let’s finish up here, shall we?

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Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

The Star Wars Movie Shakeups Continue

It’s a game of musical screenwriters over at Lucasfilm. In the wake of the shelving of Patty Jenkins’ and Kevin Feige’s Star Wars projects, yet another Star Wars film has changed hands. Last fall, news broke that Damon Lindelof (Watchmen) was writing a Star Wars screenplay with a co-writer who was later learned to be Justin Britt-Gibson (The Strain).

The film still has Ms. Marvel‘s Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy as director, but Lindelof and Britt-Gibson have left the project—to be swiftly replaced by Peaky Blinders creator Steve Knight.

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John Boyega Wants to Be On Doctor Who — Let’s Make This Happen, Russell T. Davies!

John Boyega is no stranger to major genre franchises. He played Finn in the last three films of The Skywalker Saga, of course, and also starred in Pacific Rim: Uprising! (pictured above), and is set to play roles in other upcoming projects including Attack the Block 2, The Freshening, and The Test.

Boyega, however, is down for even more genre roles. In a recent interview, he said Ncuti Gatwa being cast as the Doctor in Doctor Who was inspiring to him, and that he’d love to make an appearance on the show in some shape, way or form.

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The Worst Car Trouble: Genevieve Valentine’s “Sooner Or Later Your Wife Will Drive Home”

Welcome back to Reading the Weird, in which we get girl cooties all over weird fiction, cosmic horror, and Lovecraftiana—from its historical roots through its most recent branches.

This week, we cover Genevieve Valentine’s “Sooner or Later Your Wife Will Drive Home,” first published in Ellen Datlow’s 2021 anthology: When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson. Spoilers ahead!

[“A dad can kill his daughter and probably never kill again, but Bet was smart enough not to say.”]

Series: Reading the Weird

It’s Morphin’ Reunion Time! (Some of) The Original Power Rangers Are Back in a Netflix Special

If you’re a person of a certain age, the news of a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie might sound ridiculously wonderful. Netflix hopes that’s the case, at least, because the streamer is releasing a reunion special called Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always that, if the trailer is any indication, will confuse/terrify actual children, but give their parents a strong dose of nostalgia.

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What I’m Dying to See in Yellowjackets Season 2

Buzz! Buzz! Buzz! After Yellowjackets came out of nowhere like the best kind of jump scare in late 2021, the wait for season 2 is almost over: On March 24, we’ll get some more answers about what really happened to the girls’ soccer team stranded in the woods for 19 months in 1996, and how that has affected the adult survivors 25 years later in 2021. (But not all the answers, since the Showtime series has already been renewed for a third season, with showrunners Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson operating on a five-year plan.) And it all comes back to the Wilderness

Spoilers ahead for season 1!

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