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This Week in Fandom, Volume 94

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, have you seen the new trailer for the upcoming Captain Marvel movie? What do you think?


Speaking of trailers, there’s another one that’s got people talking today. The final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was just released, and it contains a surprising reveal. Warning for spoilers in this section! (more…)

This Week in Fandom by Olivia Riley

This Week in Fandom, Volume 92

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, did you catch all the news from GamesCom this year? If not, don’t worry, Polygon has a roundup of the major stories. New graphics cards, shooters, and cyberpunk, oh my!


There’s some potentially distressing news for fans of the new series of Star Trek movies. According to Forbes, negotiations have faltered with Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth for the fourth movie. Chris Pine, of course, plays central character James T. Kirk, while Chris Hemsworth plays his father.

Long-story short, the two Chris’s want the money that was promised/negotiated when Brad Grey first announced Star Trek 4 just before Star Trek Beyond was released. Paramount, under new management, wants them to take a pay cut considering Star Trek Beyond’s underperformance.

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 88

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, the Star Wars “toxic fandom” discusion is still ongoing, and according to ScreenRant, James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, thinks that toxic Star Wars fans should go to therapy. So we’re gonna leave that topic alone for a while and see how things go.


Instead, let’s talk about Tumblr. Kotaku published an article recently that was titled In 2018, Tumblr is a Joyless Black Hole. The article traces the history of Tumblr, saying that it was initially a welcome alternative to the limitations and social hierarchy of Livejournal. (more…)