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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #207 (Remembering ‘Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols & More)

In The Fanbase Weekly, the Fanbase Press staff and a host of special guests from across the pop culture spectrum discuss the top geek stories of the week.

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guests Corinna Bechko (writer – Avatar: Adapt or Die, Green Lantern: Earth One) and Gavin Hignight (writer – Tekken: Bloodline, The Concrete World) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including remembering Star Trek icon Nichelle Nichols, why Warner Bros. Discovery cancelled Batgirl, how Mad Max: Fury Road inspired Prey, and how Andor is depicting a post-Trumpian world.

Hosts: Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief) and Claire Thorne (Creator, A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space / Podcaster, The POPSKL Podcast Group)

Special guests: Corinna Bechko (writer – Avatar: Adapt or Die, Green Lantern: Earth One) and Gavin Hignight (writer – Tekken: Bloodline, The Concrete World)

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29:32 – (THR) George Takei, J.J. Abrams, Stacey Abrams and More Pay Tribute to Nichelle Nichols: “Champion, Warrior and Tremendous Actor”
40:20 – (Variety) Why Warner Bros. Killed BATGIRL: Inside the Decision Not to Release the DC Movie
54:05 – (io9) How MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and STAR WARS Inspired the PREDATOR Prequel, PREY
1:08:27 – (Empire) ANDOR Is STAR WARS’ ‘Scurrilous Take On The Trumpian World,’ Says Fiona Shaw – Exclusive Image

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