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Geek News on the Radio April 7, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story gets its first trailer

The first teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has arrived, and by the look of things this is a very different take at the rejuvenated sci-fi saga. Directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters), Rogue One is the first of several planned spin-off movies, and is said to take place just before the events of the original film. In it, a group led by Felicity Jones sets out to steal plans for the Death Star — the same plans, it seems, that Princess Leia stored in the memory banks of R2-D2 back in 1977.

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Sphero’s BB-8 Can React to Star Wars 7 While Watching With You

During the pre-release hype for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, the Force Friday event that saw the release of tie-in merchandise made plenty of headlines. Arguably the most sought-after product was Sphero’s BB-8 – an app enabled droid that could interact with its environment, develop a personality, and record messages for friends. Combining the evolution of technology with the pure entertainment magic that Star Wars is known for, it became a hit over the holiday season and enthralled fans with all of its features.

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Hardcore Henry captures the visceral thrill of watching someone play a video game

Shot with head-mounted GoPro cameras, the Russian-made action flick Hardcore Henry mimics the experience of watching someone else play a very derivative first-person shooter with sub-Duke Nukem humor.

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‘The Boys’ Drama Based On Comic Book Set At Cinemax With Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Eric Kripke, Original Film & Sony

After bringing Garth Ennis’ Preacher to the screen with the upcoming AMC series, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Neal Moritz are tackling another dark and violent comic book by Ennis on cable television. Cinemax has put in development The Boys, from the Preacher team of Rogen and Goldberg’s Point Grey, Moritz’s Original Film and Sony TV.

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HBO’s Westworld Adds New Cast Member, Also Westworld Is Still Happening

Lili Simmons (Banshee, True Detective) has joined the cast of HBO’s upcoming and highly anticipated TV remake of Westworld, which is really good news for people who want to see Westworld. The J.J. Abrams-produced show has resumed production after a hiatus late last year, meaning it’s on its way… eventually.

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The Death of Alan Rickman May Have Halted the Galaxy Quest TV Show

We were already mourning the death of beloved actor Alan Rickman before we heard this news, which just makes us miss him even more: theGalaxy Quest sequel that was in the works at Amazon may have been scrapped, now that one of the most important cast members is gone.

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Fans Launch Petition Asking for Jon Bernthal Punisher Series at Netflix

While there have been rumors about a Punisher spin-off series from Marvel TV and Netflix after his critically-acclaimed debut on Daredevil courtesy of Jon Bernthal, nothing concrete is in the works yet. Well, some fans are taking things into their own hands, launching a petition asking Netflix to get started.

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