It's Asexual Awareness Week, so a friendly shout out to our members who identify as Ace!
Jodie Whittaker's 13th Doctor will not have a companion in the forthcoming Season 11, she'll have three!
At 57, Bradley Walsh will become the oldest actor to be cast as a recurring Companion, with Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill being distinctly more on the youth side of the spectrum. There has been some whining from the usual portion of fans about how it's "too PC" with a white female Doctor being joined by an older white male, a young black guy and a young Asian woman, but let's leave them to their own devices. It's also a little early to judge, since the show will have a new format (10x1 hour episodes, instead of 13x45 minute ones), and a possible season long story rather than be purely episodic, and we have no idea how these three will interact with the Dcotor ("Are they all companions all the time?" being the most obvious question)... so many questions! :)
Even though a lesser man might have felt making a mess of expressing actual human emotions when speaking to the bereaved families of fallen soldiers was a full time job, the Mangled Apricot Hellbeast is also finding time to take credit for releasing a wodge of documents relating to the JFK assassination later this week, despite the fact he doesn't have much say in the matter as Congress decreed they would be released on this date back in 1992. (Still, they might make for some interesting reading, especially for conspiracy theorists.)
The revelations of sexual predations by senior figures in the entertainment business for several decades continues (To the apparent surprise of nobody other than entertainment journalists), as well it should, with even Sir Tom Jones referencing being sexually propositioned by a record executive early in his career, which he was in a position to turn down safely, and pondering how many others were not so fortunate.
Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a second season.
Xi Jingpin has consolidated his hold on the Chinese Communist Party and has been elevated to the same level of authority as Mao Zedong was with his approach "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for the New Era" being elevated to the status of "Thought" rather than a mere "Ideology".
LEGO Dimensions is officially finished, with no new characters or sets being released, so any vague remaining hopes that it might get it's originally planned third year are over and done with. Sigh... :( Hopefully, we now won't be tantalised with glimpses of the Year Three product the way that Disney Infinity Fans are STILL facing thanks to the sterling efforts of Disney Infiniteer who has even gotten hold of some concept work for Disney Infinity 5.0!! (Which would have been "Steamboat Willie")