Episode 63: Geek Girl in the News: Media’s racist hot takes, Professor Umbridge is WHO?, & Australia dominating eSports

Geek Girl in the News looks at the awesome or not so awesome news that will make you go either: “YAY” or “OMG I can’t believe that.”

The latest and greatest geek girl news from January 2020 covers Australia’s eSports dominance, why James Bond won’t EVER be a woman, Professor Umbridge’s new role, the media’s racist hot takes, Batwoman’s renewal, and the first look at what Disney+’s Marvel shows!

We are SO GLAD to be back and bringing the latest and greatest geek girl news to your ears. Did ya miss us!? Because we missed you! Both of us are excited for 2020 and have some pretty incredible interviews already lined up we know you’re going to love!

Today’s episode is all about these awesome news stories.

First up – we’re totally jealous of Australia’s stance on eSports. They’re 100% paving the way for the rest of the world to drool over. I mean, starting competitive eSports at a middle grade level!? YES PLEASE!

And sadly, despite some leaked images and pretty big rumours, James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli says it’s never gonna happen. While we’re a bit bummed, Amanda makes a great point (as usual XD) that James Bond is a PERSON – so anyone can play him, while 007 is a TITLE – which is much more open to interpretation. Whatever the next Bond films bring, we’re hopeful for some badass female representation!

We’re also sorry to report that The Crown has announced it’s ending after 5 super successful seasons, with none other than Imelda Staunton (perhaps better known as Professor Umbridge) playing the good Queen Elizabeth. WOAH. Is it just us or is that WAY HARD to picture!?

We’re also shaking our fists at the racist media – WE SEE YOU and we WILL call you out, Batwoman’s success, and the exciting Marvel trailer played during the Super Bowl.

What’s your take on these news articles?

In this episode of Geek Girl in the News, we covered these news stories:

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Amanda & Monika

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