Queer Geek News Roundup: July 30, 2017

The post-SDCC period is always a bit of a dry spell, but that doesn't mean there wasn't news:

  • Matt Groening has enough money from 28 seasons of The Simpsons to never work again, but that doesn't mean he's sitting on his figurative laurels: Disenchantment, a new animated fantasy comedy, will be coming to Netflix in 2018:

In Disenchantment, viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.

  • A new trailer for the film adaptation of Stephen King's It promises to make us all afraid of clowns again.

  • We've previously covered the queer characters of Star Trek: Discovery, but a new interview with Anthony Rapp, who plays the gay Lt. Stamets, is well worth a read:

“I’m really excited and happy when a gay character is a part of a story — especially when a gay character is created in a complex and human and non-stereotypical, interesting way, and that has certainly been the case with Stamets,” Rapp tells us. “And you get to see his relationship. There was a little glimpse in Sulu in [Star Trek: Beyond], and it was a nice nod. But in this case, we actually get to see me with my partner in conversation, in our living quarters, you get to see our relationship over time, treated as any other relationship would be treated.”

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on July 30, 2017

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