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Geek News on the Radio for October 23rd, 2017

Thor Ragnarok and James Gunn

James Gunn Thor Ragnarok

Among the many people praising Taika Waititi’s work on Marvel Studios’ latest film Thor: Ragnarok is Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. Gunn took to social media after attending the Hollywood premiere of Thor: Ragnarok on Tuesday night to share his opinion of Marvel’s next hit movie. “Thor: Ragnarok is stunningly fun and hilarious,” Gunn wrote. “A modern-but-maybe-even-better Bukaroo Banzai/Flash Gordon! Splashy, colorful awesomeness!”

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New Punisher Trailer

Star Trek Discovery Season 2

The experiment has been a success, because news has just dropped that CBS is renewing Star Trek: Discovery. The show, which was used as a tentpole to launch CBS’ All Access streaming service, has been enough of a success to justify a second season of episodes. The move comes as a vote of confidence for both the show and its platform, since it has recently aired the sixth of its fifteen-episode first season. Now, a second run of Discovery will air, presumably at some point toward the back-half of 2018. Discovery has certainly benefited from plenty of hype, since it’s the first Trek show to air as a TV show since 2005. The pull of the Star Trek name was always going to be a draw, but it wasn’t clear how much of a draw given the saga’s lackluster popularity at the box office. CBS refused to offer numbers, but did boast that Discovery’s debut lead to the highest number of sign-ups in the history of its All Access service.

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Star Wars Secrets of the Empire VR

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire

We have exciting news today for Star Wars fans! Tickets are now available for a new hyper-reality experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire by ILMxLAB and The VOID, an offering that will debut at Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort December 16, and at Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort, January 5, 2018. Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will transport guests deep into the Star Wars universe, walking freely and untethered throughout the multisensory experience with friends and family. In groups of four, teams will go undercover as stormtroopers to capture Imperial intelligence vital to the budding rebellion’s survival.

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Think of the Children Video Game

Harrison Ford Punched Who?

gosling ford

As “Blade Runner 2049” draws nearly universal critical acclaim in advance of its release on Friday, the film’s stars, Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, have been talking about an infamous, accidental punch that occurred on its set. Gosling first described the “fight scene” punch to GQ in December. After Ford accidentally clocked Gosling in the face amid a flurry of fake punches, Gosling said that “2049” director Denis Villeneuve told him, “‘Look at it this way — you just got hit by Indiana Jones.'” Ford and Gosling have since discussed the punch on several late-night shows.

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