Beavis and Butthead to return to MTV
SAN DIEGO — Nearly two decades after their heyday, Beavis and Butthead are coming back.
Creator Mike Judge says the ever adolescent, trash-talking duo will return to MTV in the fall.
Judge came to Comic-Con to talk about the reboot of his beloved animated characters and offer a peek at the new season, which is set to premiere in October.
In their new incarnation, the two perennial teens — still wearing their AC/DC and Metallica shirts — riff on music videos, YouTube submissions and MTV shows such as ‘‘Jersey Shore’’ and ‘‘Teen Cribs.’’
‘‘They’re also watching UFC fights,’’ Judge says.
Shatner talks ‘Trek’ captains at Comic-Con
SAN DIEGO — William Shatner says he always loved ‘‘Star Trek,’’ but he recently developed a new fondness for his fellow starship commanders.
Shatner came to Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday to discuss his new documentary, ‘‘The Captains,’’ in which he interviews the various actors who have played ‘‘Star Trek’’ captains. The film is set to premiere Friday night on the Epix TV channel.
Avery Brooks, who played Captain Sisko on ‘‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,’’ also scored the film.
Brooks and actor Scott Bakula appeared alongside Shatner at the panel, which was moderated by Comic-Con favorite Kevin Smith.
Shatner called the ‘‘Captains’’ documentary ‘‘a work of love’’ and said ‘‘it was a voyage of discovery’’ because he learned so much about himself during its making.
Jackson gives update on ‘The Hobbit’
SAN DIEGO — Peter Jackson says he’s nearly a quarter of the way through his long, long shoot for his two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘‘The Hobbit.’’
Jackson told an audience at the Comic-Con fan convention Friday that he just finished the first 60 days of production and is on break before resuming for 200 more days of shooting.
‘‘So almost there,’’ Jackson joked during a panel alongside Steven Spielberg, where they previewed footage of their action tale ‘‘The Adventures of Tintin.’’