Pop Culture Download: September 23, 2018

Pop Culture Download: September 23, 2018

 

(…and, really, since August 26. Let’s play catch-up!)

On the Docket

Veronica Mars is returning, this time to Hulu. – [TVLine]

CBS exec Les Moonves steps down after even more sexual assault allegations. – [New Yorker]

Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82. – [THR]

Captain Marvel is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly… – [EW]

…with an interview… – [EW]

…and word that more female-centric Marvel films are coming… – [EW]

…and exclusive photographs/stills… – [EW]

…and a trailer! – [YouTube]

Star Trek: Discovery is bridging the first and second seasons with a project called Short Treks. – [StarTrek.com]

Disney CEO Bob Iger sat down with The Hollywood Reporter for a chat about Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and the Mouse House. – [THR]

Keith DeCandido continues the 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch: The Wolverine, LoganKick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2, and Iron Man. – [Tor]

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Pop Culture Download: August 19, 2018

Pop Culture Download: August 19, 2018

 

(Note: I apologize for the delay in publishing this week’s report. Life’s been hectic in the lead-up to Dragon Con.)

On the Docket

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has died at the age of 76. – [BBC]

Ethan Peck has been cast as Spock in Star Trek: Discovery. – [CBS]

Keith DeCandido continues the 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch with 2009’s much-maligned X-Men Origins: Wolverine. – [Tor]

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Pop Culture Download: August 12, 2018

Pop Culture Download: August 12, 2018

 

On the Docket

Star Trek: Discovery Season One is coming home on November 13th. – [TrekCore]

Star Trek #4 (#14?) is on the rocks as the headliners and the studio debate compensation. – [THR]

Ruby Rose, the CW’s new Batwoman, has already been bullied off of social media. – [Syfy]

Keith DeCandido continues the 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch with 2009’s Watchmen. – [Tor]

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Pop Culture Download: August 5, 2018

Pop Culture Download: August 5, 2018

 

On the Docket

Timeless is getting one more trip in the lifeboat. – [TVLine]

Alan Alda has revealed that he has Parkinson’s Disease. – [Pix11.com]

Netflix has acquired the rights to Animal Farm with Andy Serkis as director. – [Deadline]

Sir Patrick Stewart is returning to Star Trek as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. – [StarTrek.com]

Facts of Life matriarch Charlotte Rae has died at the age of 92. – [EW]

Keith DeCandido continues the 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch with V for Vendetta. – [Tor]

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Pop Culture Download: July 29, 2018

Pop Culture Download: July 29, 2018

 

On the Docket

SDCC 2018: Star Wars: The Clone Wars is returning with the Siege of Mandalore. – [StarWars.com]

The Star Wars: Episode IX cast has been announced. – [StarWars.com]

James Gunn has been fired by Disney. – [THR]

Disney and Fox are one step closer to combining their mighty powers. – [THR]

Keith DeCandido continues the 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch with Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. – [Tor]

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Pop Culture Download: July 22, 2018

Pop Culture Download: July 22, 2018

 

On the Docket

SDCC 2018: Shazam! trailer. – [YouTube]

SDCC 2018: Doctor Who Series Eleven trailer. – [YouTube]

SDCC 2018: Star Trek: Discovery Season Two trailer. – [YouTube]

SDCC 2018: Aquaman trailer. – [YouTube]

SDCC 2018: Glass trailer. – [YouTube]

SDCC 2018: Godzilla: King of Monsters trailer. – [YouTube]

SDCC 2018: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald trailer. – [YouTube]

SDCC 2018: Supergirl Season Four trailer. – [YouTube]

SDCC 2018: The Flash Season Five trailer. – [YouTube]

SDCC 2018: The Orville Season Two trailer. – [YouTube]

Keith DeCandido continues the 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch with Ghost Rider. – [Tor]

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Pop Culture Download: July 15, 2018

Pop Culture Download: July 15, 2018

 

On the Docket

The Doctor Who Series 11 teaser has gone live. – [YouTube]

Funko has revealed their Doctor Who-themed exclusives for San Diego Comic Con. – [Funko]

Keith DeCandido continues the 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch with The Dark Knight Rises. – [Tor]

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Pop Culture Download: July 8, 2018

Pop Culture Download: July 8, 2018

 

On the Docket

Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko has died at the age of 90. – [THR]

Netflix is going to make an anime series based on the Ingress mobile game. – [THR]

Keith DeCandido continues the 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch with The Dark Knight. – [Tor]

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Pop Culture Download: June 24 & July 1, 2018

Pop Culture Download: June 24 & July 1, 2018

 

(Due to workload, last week’s post did not happen. This week I’ll cover two weeks to catch up.)

 

On the Docket

Time’s up for Timeless on NBC. – [EW]

Lucasfilm has dispelled rumors about the future of the Star Wars film franchise. – [THR]

In honor of Captain James T. Kirk, a special bourbon blend has been crafted. – [StarTrek.com]

Science fiction legend Harlan Ellison has died at the age of 84. – [Deadline]

LEGO is releasing a large Voltron-themed set. – [LEGO]

Indiana Jones 5 has been delayed after Jonathan Kasdan has been tapped to rewrite the script. – [Variety]

Showtime has commissioned a new Halo television series. – [Halo Waypoint]

Disney has won antitrust approval to buy Fox’s television and movie assets. – [CNN]

Fuller House is staging a bionic reunion. – [TV Guide]

Best Buy is no longer in the CD market. – [CBS Philadelphia]

Keith DeCandido continues the 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch with Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Batman Begins. – [Tor: FF2, Batman Begins]

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Pop Culture Download: June 17, 2018

Pop Culture Download: June 17, 2018

 

On the Docket

Director Patty Jenkins, along with the cast and crew of the Wonder Woman sequel, have been revealing photos from the set of the film. (Obviously, we all have questions…) – [Twitter]

Chloe Dykstra shocked the geek world with a bombshell revelation. I admire her bravery. – [Medium]

As a result of that revelation, Chris Hardwick has been removed from AMC and San Diego Comic Con. – [THR]

Keith DeCandido continues the 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch with 2005’s Fantastic Four. – [Tor]

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