Bryan Fuller is already moving on from his “showrunner” role on Star Trek: Discovery — although he’ll continue to guide the big picture for the CBS All Access series debuting in May as executive producer, Variety reports.
Until last month, Discovery was set for a January launch …
Fuller’s Pushing Daisies partners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts will handle the day-to-day duties of running the show, with writer and director Akiva Goldsman (Fringe) joining in a supporting role for the team that also includes Alex Kurtzman (Fringe, Transformers). Fuller wrote Discovery’s first two episodes and charted out the series’ story arc. He is also heading Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods and NBC’s Amazing Stories remake.
Nintendo to dish on Switch in January
We just got our first look at Nintendo’s next console, Switch — but don’t expect much, if any, additional info until Jan. 12:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 27, 2016
Convention cosplay ‘coverage’ and prop control
Denver Comic Con has instituted a new cosplay policy that cracks down on the props people can bring to the event (no replicas of firearms or projectile weapons, or actual blunt weapons) as well as banning bare chests, “butt cheeks” and “plumber’s butt” as well as even the appearance of nudity. Read more of the new rules and their reasoning.
Shut the fridge door!
The fifth Indiana Jones movie apparently won’t be bringing billionaire George Lucas out of retirement, according to Collider. Screenwriter David Koepp (who also worked on the last Indy installment, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) is working on the script, and says he has no knowledge of Lucas’ involvement in the project; previously, director Steven Spielberg had listed the Lucasfilm founder and his longtime Indy collaborator as an executive producer.
No word on Shia LaBeouf’s involvement …
Odds & Ends
- Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate! What’s next — video games? Engadget
- Oct. 30 through Nov. 5, all in-stock video games and board games will be buy two, get one free at Target stores. Polygon
- “The latest game publisher not rushing to have their games reviewed, at least not by game reviewers. It’s something all gamers should factor in as they assess when and how they’ll find out if a game is worth their time and money.” Kotaku
- The hole Nintendo’s hoping to dig itself out of with the Switch is a deep one. WSJ
- Sherlock’s fourth season will premiere on New Year’s Day — in both the U.K. and the U.S. Facebook
- Fast & Furious/Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin is bringing Knight Rider back as a digital series for Machinima. Los Angeles Times
- Everything that you wanted to know about Starfleet uniforms but were afraid to ask. Atlas Obscura
- Disney Junior is resurrecting Muppet Babies. The Hollywood Reporter
- The Incredibles sequel has switched places with Toy Story 4, and will now be coming out in June 2018 instead of June 2019. NO CAPES! Slate
- J.J. Abrams’ upcoming film God Particle is looking to be the next installment in the Cloverfield universe. The Wrap
- “In an age of comic-book blockbusters and viral sensations, whatever happened to the cult movie?” Los Angeles Times
- Disney and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn seemed to be hinting at some major Tron 3 news the other day, but it transpires that they are just cruel jerks and we are their laughable playthings. Movie Pilot
Nerdvana – in case you missed it:
Doctor Who fans: a stained-glass Dalek you can hear but not see.
- Planet Earth II is coming in January on BBC America. Watch the trailer and learn more.
- Phoenix is no longer in line for Google Fiber super-high-speed internet service. Bummer.
- Fundamentalist Christian publisher and cartoonist Jack Chick died; he was 92.
- A quarter-century has passed since Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s death.
- The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is coming to Phoenix’s Symphony Hall on Nov. 21. It’s dangerous to go alone.
- The inaugural Ignite Phoenix Music is Friday night. Get the scoop.
Looking for something to do?
Check out the upgraded Nerdvana calendar of events and Arizona convention listings. Just around the corner: Samurai Comics Phoenix’s Halloween Comicfest (Oct. 29), Tucson Comic Con (Nov. 6-8), TusCon (Nov. 11-13), Kikori Con (Nov. 11-13, Flagstaff) and YumaCon (Nov. 12). We’re also proud to partner with the new Arizona Game Fair, Jan. 21-22 at the Mesa Convention Center; check them out.