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Geeking with Destination Venus Episode #22: Everything we missed while we were away...

It's been a turbulent time at Venusian Towers. Store owner and Show Host Regie has been away dealing with some pressing family issues and has effectively had to just drop everything and run. As a result of those aforementioned issues, there's not been a "Geeking" for a couple of weeks. If you listen to the Podcast feed it's just been a bit silent. If you listen on Harrogate Community Radio then the wonderful Andy Backhouse has scheduled some great repeats from the "Geeks at the Gates" days, and we cannot thank him enough for helping us avoid the utter failure of "dead air".

But now we're back. Click the image below to go to the download page, listen on HCR at 8pm on Thursday nights or just search for "Geeking with Destination Venus" wherever the finest Pods are Cast.

Regie's family issues are not quite sorted yet, but we didn't want to stay away any longer. So. This edition is a little bit rushed and a little bit under-engineered. Next week will be better. This week Regie reviews some of the stuff that happened while we were away. The episode is a bit of a rant, a bit of a catch up and events are in no particular order...

So we started with the now rather old news that Russell T. Davies is back on Doctor Who. You can read more HERE. Regie isn't convinced, but as he notes, he's almost always wrong when he worries about Doctor Who, so we watch with interest.

Then there was the utterly unsurprising news that Disney and Scarlett Johansson have settled the Black Widow lawsuit. Read more HERE.

And then there was the equally unsurprising "news" that Henry Cavill would be interested in talking to the Bond producers about a role in a future film. Read the least surprising non-news story HERE.

Everybody knows that it was Agatha All Along - and that Agatha Harkness was the best character in the recent Disney+ series WandaVision. Regie was excited to hear that an Agatha Harkness spin-off show is in the works. Read more HERE.

Then there was the good news from Image Comics - first that the outrageously good Romantic Sci-Fi Epic SAGA returns in January 2022 after what turns out to have been a three year hiatus - although all fans of what we have consistently hailed as "the best comic currently in print" will all swear it seems longer. Now we finally get to see what happened after what must have been the cruellest cliffhanger. Read more HERE. Regie was equally excited by the recent announcement that Kurt Busiek's excellent Astro City also returns in 2022. Read more on that, and other Busiek related announcements, HERE.

Then we got into Space. Regie has issues with Jeff Bezos, and with his Space Tourism shenanigans. But he acknowledges that it would take a flint hearted curmudgeon of stellar proportions to not be moved a little by William "Captain Kirk" Shatner's reaction to being in Space.* See a ninety year old man (oldest person ever to cross the Karman line) float around in a tin can below:

and then witness Shatner's emotional reaction to the experience (sorry for the poor audio, blame NBC...):

And just because we can, and we're talking about Shatner going in a rocket, we're also adding this: