Welcome to Captain's Log -- your (semi) daily round-up of sci-fi randomness from around the web. Here's what's happening today:

Adam Brockbank's concept art for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince included the Dumbledore funeral fans never got to see (image above). (via The Leaky Cauldron)

Leonard Nimoy's William Bell is heading back to Fringe this week ... and he might just become a slightly more regular master of the universe in the future, according to Reuters. Plus: io9 shares his thoughts on the state of science fiction.

Forget Jesus! Star Wars Blog shares the deep-breathing twist to Washington's National Cathedral: They pray to the altar of Darth Vader. Okay, not really, but his sculpted head IS a part of the building.

The Venture Brothers premieres on October 18, and io9's got a slew of images, including Hank flying through the air with Captain Sunshine.

The BBC is throwing a contest to design the new Tardis for the new incarnation of Doctor Who.

Finally, Movieline shares word that Almodovar will never do a superhero movie. Thanks, that's good to know.
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