Thursday, June 15, 2006
Timelord seeks new companion: Billie Piper is leaving "Doctor Who."
According to Outpost Gallifrey, the new "Doctor Who" achieved respectable ratings during its U.S. run:
...the new updated Doctor Who boosted SCI FI Channel's ratings on Friday nights by double digits, the network reported. The new version of Doctor Who, produced by the BBC, wrapped its first season on SCI FI on June 9. Doctor Who averaged a 1.3 household rating and 1.5 million total viewers in its 9 p.m. Friday timeslot, a 44 percent increase in ratings and a 54 percent increase in viewership over the same timeslot in the second quarter last year. In key demographics, Doctor Who averaged 778,000 viewers aged 18-49, a 57 percent increase over 2005, and 942,000 viewers aged 25-54, a 56 percent increase.
While Sci Fi hasn't officially announced plans to air the show's second season, that seems likely. ICV2 is reporting the second season will air on the network starting this October.
The online media goes and spoils the latest example of Marvel Comics' stunt storytelling. Don't click the link if you care about such gimmicky stuff.
1. Neil Young - Heart of Gold
2. Underworld - Evolution (Widescreen Special Edition)
3. Band of Brothers
4. The World's Fastest Indian
5. The Pink Panther (Special Edition)
6. Jeff Dunham - Arguing With Myself
7. Firewall (Widescreen Edition)
8. Entourage - The Complete Second Season
9. The 4400 - The Complete Second Season
10. Firefly - The Complete Series
1. Fun Home : A Family Tragicomic
2. Y: The Last Man Vol. 7: Paper Dolls
3. Serenity: Those Left Behind
5. Y: The Last Man Vol. 1: Unmanned
6. V for Vendetta
7. Y: The Last Man Vol. 2: Cycles
8. Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2: Dangerous
9. The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
10. Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1: Gifted
1. Taking The Long Way - Dixie Chicks
2. All the Roadrunning - Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
3. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions - Bruce Springsteen
4. Surprise - Paul Simon
5. Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. St. Elsewhere - Gnarls Barkley
7. Living With War - Neil Young
8. Eye To The Telescope - KT Tunstall
9. Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam
10. 10,000 Days - Tool
1. Marvel Legends 6" Action Figures Series 13: Green Goblin
2. Marvel Legends Onslaught Series 13 Action Figure Abomination
3. Marvel Legends Onslaught Series 13 Action Figure Long Horn Loki
4. Marvel Legends 6" Action Figures Series 13: Lady Deathstrike
5. Marvel Legends 6" Action Figures Series 13: Pyro
6. GI Joe 12 Inch Midmight Drop Army Paratropper
7. Marvel Legends 6" Action Figures Series 13: Blackheart
8. The Corpse Bride 12" Fashion Doll
9. Alex Ross' Justice League Series I Figure: Bizarro
10. Family Guy Box Set
Complete List of DC Direct Action Figures
Here's a look at action figures available via your local comics shop or via the TIP!-supporting links below:
Batman Lego Sets
--The Batmobile: Two-Face's Escape (7781)
--The Batman Dragster: Catwoman Pursuit (7779)
--The Batwing: The Joker's Aerial Assault (7782)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
--Sunnydale High School Playset
--Buffy the Vampire Slayer Action Figures: Xander, Cordelia and Xander w/ Patch
--Buffy the Vampire Slayer Action Figures: “Destiny” Angel and “Destiny” Spike Set of 2
--Buffy the Vampire Slayer Action Figures: Pylean Princess Cordelia
--Buffy the Vampire Slayer Action Figures: Angel and Spike Hawaiian Shirt Box Set
DC Direct Action Figures
Alex Ross Justice League Action Figures Series 3
Alex Ross Justice League Action Figures Series 4
Batman Dark Victory
--Robin and Penguin
Batman/Superman: The Return of Supergirl Action Figures
Crisis on Infinite Earths Action Figures Series 2
--Barry Allen Flash
--Battle Armor Lex Luthor
--Earth 2 Superman
DC Direct Reactivated Action Figures
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Green Lantern
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Lex Luthor
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Two-Face
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Aquaman
Elseworlds Action Figures Series 2
--Red Son Batman
--Red Son President Superman
--Kingdom Come Jade
--Kingdom Come Spectre and Norman McKay
--Gotham By Gaslight Batman
Green Lantern Action Figures Series 2
Infinite Crisis Action Figures Series 1
--Earth Prime Superboy
New Frontier Action Figures Series 1
Who's Who in the DC Universe Miniature Figures Series One
Hanna Barbera Action Figures
--Set of Five
--Fred Flintstone Chopper
--Hong Kong Phooey
--Quick Draw McGraw
--Tom and Jerry Music
--Tom and Jerry House
Marvel Figure Factory Sets
--Black Costume Spider-Man
Marvel Legends Action Figures
Marvel Monsters Gift Pack
Young Avengers Gift Pack
Marvel Legends Series 14
--Original Armor Iron Man (variant)
--Baron Zemo (variant)
--Luke Cage: Powerman
--The Falcon (variant)
Marvel Legends Series 15
--Beta Ray Bill
--Thor-Buster Iron Man
--Captain Marvel (variant)
Marvel Legends Exclusive Giant-Man Series
--Weapon X variant
Marvel Legends Face Off Twin Packs
--Kingpin Vs. Daredevil (variant)
--Hulk Vs. The Leader (variant)
--Captain America Vs. The Red Skull (variant)
Marvel Legends Icons Series
--Captain America (variant)
--Iron Man (variant)
Marvel Legends Masterworks Sets
--Spider-Man Vs. Green Goblin
--Fantastic Four Vs. Mole Man
--Hulk Vs. The Thing
--Galactus Vs. Everybody
Marvel Legends Showdown
--Mister Fantastic and Mole Man
--Colossus and Magneto
--Ghostrider and Vengeance
--Logan and Chopper
--Namor and Shark
-- Silver Surfer
-- Spider-Man and Thing
-- Wolverine and Hulk
-- Dock Ock
-- Black Costume Spider-Man
-- Doctor Doom
-- Captain America
-- Human Torch
Marvel Mega Morphs
Marvel Select Figures
--Cloak and Dagger
--Dr. Doom with Mask
--Dr. Doom unmasked
X-Men 3 Action Figures
--Air Strike Wolverine
--Tech Gear Beast
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Sharity: Stars of "Hogan's Heroes" sing songs of World War II.
Sharity: Datajunkie posts some great Virgil Finlay sci-fi pulp art along with some episodes of a South African sci-fi radio series.
The New York Times reviews a recent Radiohead concert:
Sound has supplanted technique for the musicians in the band; or to be more precise, the manipulation of sound has effectively become a technique in itself. On more than one tune, Mr. Greenwood and Mr. O’Brien laid aside their guitars to squat at analog consoles, precisely shaping noise. In similar fashion, Mr. Selway blended his drumming with various electronic beats, erasing the distinctions between them.
But it was Mr. Yorke’s voice that inevitably carried the music, and one striking thing about the concert was how often he let it loose without guttural strangulation. That’s one reason why “Nude,” a new ballad, was gorgeous; during one soaring falsetto note, the band faded out, and the effect was angelic.
There's a new official "Lost" podcast to promote tonight's rerun.
Check out a collection of cheesecake LP covers.
Dial B for Blog remembers the Bat-Mite/Mxyzptlk team-ups. Yeah, I had to cut and paste "Mxyzptlk." It's easy. See: Mxyzptlk, Mxyzptlk, Mxyzptlk, Mxyzptlk. Kltpzyxm. Whoops!
Billboard has a report about the suviving Beach Boys getting together recently to receive some platinum record rewards. It's the first time at-odds members Brian Wilson and Mike Love has shared the same oxygen in a while. But the real news:
Capitol Records also announced plans for a 40th-anniversary release on June 27 of a deluxe CD single of "Good Vibrations," featuring five versions of the band's seminal 1966 hit and its original U.S. B-side.
In late August, Capitol also plans a 40-year commemorative reissue of the band's landmark "Pet Sounds" album in a CD/DVD package that includes mono, stereo and digital Surround Sound mixes of the music, plus previously unreleased promotional and documentary footage.
To quote Homer Simpson: "I've never been a praying man. But if you're up there Superman...":
As the hype machine shifts into high gear for the upcoming release of "Superman Returns," some are reading deeply into the film whose hero returns from a deathlike absence to play savior to the world.
"It is so on the nose that anyone who has not caught on that Superman is a Christ figure, you think, 'Who else could it be referring to?' " said Steve Skelton, who wrote a book examining parallels between Superman and Christ.
Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy has a solo DVD in the works.
DC Trade Paperbacks
Marvel Trade Paperbacks
Upcoming Trade Paperbacks - Graphic Novels
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Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Bob Dylan's first album in five years, "Modern Times," is due out Aug. 29. According to Columbia Records: The artist's 44th album features 10 new Bob Dylan songs recorded this winter with Dylan on keyboards, guitars, harmonica and vocals, accompanied by his touring band.
Song titles on Modern Times include "Thunder On The Mountain," "Spirit On The Water," "Workingman's Blues," and "When The Deal Goes Down."
David Lynch ringtones are now available:
Thanks to the latest ring tone technology, beginning today, a new pocket-sized experience is now available from film director David Lynch. Originating from his past works, website, and unique persona overall, the director's latest offering comes in the form of a variety of categories of downloadable content, including: Voicetones, Strangetones, Musictones, and Wallpapers for mobile phones. The first release of content includes tone selections from "Dumbland," his first animation series, sound effects from ERASERHEAD, a sample of original music by David, and even some of his favorite sayings. Wallpapers include graphics from the Dumbland series, the ERASERHEAD poster, and select images from his website WWW.DAVIDLYNCH.COM.
"Cell phones are a hand held theatre," said David Lynch. "I like to experiment with sound and music ringtones and this is an opportunity to create something different. Since Dumbland came out people expressed liking certain sounds and sentences from Dumbland -- they get a kick out of that. The technology is now there so it's like an experiment to see what we can put through the phone when it rings."
The National Geographic Channel presents "The Science of Superman" a 9 p.m. ET/PT June 29. The show:
...puts superpowers to the test, revealing what's plausible based on the earth-bound laws of physics, biology and astronomy, and what's pure science fiction. "The Science of Superman" blends expert scientific analysis with original, behind-the-scenes insight from "Superman Returns" director Bryan Singer, the new Superman, Brandon Routh, Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, and comic book writer Mark Waid, among others.
Datajunkie hits a "Forbidden Planet" riff.
Tim Hildebrandt, who with his brother Greg, produced many memorable fantasy book covers and movie posters (including the famed painted poster for the first "Star Wars" film) back in the 1970s and 80s passed away recently. Fred Hembeck has a nice tribute.
Here's long interview of Joss Whedon by comics writer Brian Bendis.
A new Tony Bennet duets album includes collaborations with Paul McCartney, Bono, Elvis Costello and others.
Generally, the audience at those session would include only a few intimates--roadies, producer George Martin and a recording engineer or two. And from the Beatles' first session to their last, that engineer (or assistant engineer, early in his career) was nearly always Geoff Emerick.
George Martin often gets thought of as the Beatles' chief collaborator. And it's true, he provided orchestrations, led them through rehearsals of intricate harmonies, let them experiment and made loads of good suggestions. But Emerick's vital role is somewhat overlooked. He's the guy who, after the Beatles or Martin told him what sort of sound they were after, had to get it down on tape.
When John Lennon explained he wanted to sound like the Dalai Llama chanting on a mountaintop on "Tomorrow Never Knows," Emerick's the one who strained his brain before landing on the idea of running Lennon's vocal through a revolving Lesley speaker to give it that wild faraway-getting-closer effect.
He's the one who edited two, differently-keyed versions of "Strawberry Fields" together. And he's the guy the surviving Beatles called in when they regrouped in the late 1990s to record the technically tricky "Free as a Bird," comprised of the "Threetles" adding fresh instrumental tracks to a Lennon vocal off a crappy sounding cassette.
And that's not mentioning some of Emerick's other contributions, which include engineering Paul McCartney's "Band on the Run," producing Elvis Costello's "Imperial Ballroom" and various projects by Squeeze, Split Enz and more.
So, you get the idea...This isn't the memoir of some simple hanger-on but a person who was there as a participant, with some unique insights to share.
And that's what Emerick does thoughout in this entertaining book co-written with veteran music journalist Howard Massey.
Emerick modestly lays out his contributions to the Beatles' sound. He's clear that he was an employee not an artist. He merely was doing his best to help the band and Martin reach the sounds they were after. But he doesn't shortchange himself, either, outlining in detail his own creative contributions.
He doesn't dish dirt, but shares his honest impressions about working with the band. He's an unabashed McCartney guy: Paul is the one he felt was most musical and the Beatle who was friendliest to him. John, as you might imagine, was tougher to work for, with moods that could range from charming to indifferent to downright nasty. George wasn't so much the quiet one as the unfriendly one who took forever getting his guitar solos right. Ringo, somewhat surprisingly, is depicted as standoffish, quiet and not much fun.
Over the pages we get a sense of how the Beatles worked creating their music and the role Emerick, the techie at the controls, played in getting it all on tape. It's one of the most enjoyable Beatles-related memoirs I've read.
Replacements ~ Don't You Know Who I Think I Was: The Best of
Sam & Dave ~ Double Dynamite
Matthew Sweet ~ Girlfriend (Spec) (Spkg) [Original recording remastered] [Special Edition]
Monday, June 12, 2006
"The Web Planet" Starring William Hartnell, 1965.
A strange power drain forces the TARDIS to materialise on the planet Vortis. There, the Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki become involved in the plans of the butterfly-like Menoptra to reclaim their planet from the parasitic Animus that is slowly enveloping it with its web-like domain, the Carsenome.
Joining forces with an advance party of Menoptra and the underground-dwelling Optra, the travellers manage to destroy the Animus, freeing the ant-like Zarbi and death-spitting larvae guns from its control and releasing the TARDIS from its influence.
"Inferno" Starring Jon Pertwee, 1970.
The Doctor is an observer and UNIT are providing security cover at an experimental drilling project designed to penetrate the Earth's crust and release a previously-untapped source of energy, named Stahlman's Gas after its discoverer. Professor Stahlman dismisses the concerns of the project's Executive Director Sir Keith Gold and exceeds all safety margins in order to expedite the work.
Soon however the drill head starts to leak an oily green liquid that transforms those who touch it into vicious primeval creatures with a craving for heat. The Doctor is accidentally transported by the partially-repaired TARDIS control console into a parallel universe where England is ruled by a military dictatorship.
The drilling project is at a more advanced stage here and, thwarted by his friends' ruthless alter egos, he is unable to prevent the penetration of the Earth's crust, which ultimately causes the planet's destruction. Escaping back to his own universe, where the drilling is still in progress, the Doctor tries to warn of impending disaster. At first he is disbelieved, but his words are borne out when the power-crazed Stahlman is himself transformed into one of the hideous primordial creatures.
The Doctor, aided by consultant Greg Sutton, kills Stahlman with ice-cold blasts from fire extinguishers. He is finally able to shut down the drilling with only moments to spare.
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Tying in with the broadcast of the revived Doctor Who series on the Sci Fi Channel, the BBC is releasing this series of hardcover novels in the U.S.:
Doctor Who: The Stone Rose
Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum - a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realizes that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to Ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than sculpture. While the Doctor searches for a missing boy, Rose befriends a girl who claims to know the future. But then the Doctor stumbles on the hideous truth behind the statue of Rose - and Rose herself learns that you have to be very careful what you wish for...
Doctor Who: Feast Of The Drowned
When a naval cruiser sinks in mysterious circumstances in the North Sea, all aboard are lost. Rose is saddened to learn that the brother of her friend, Keisha, was among the dead. And yet he appears to them as a ghostly apparition, begging to be saved from the coming feast... the feast of the drowned. As the dead crew haunts loved ones all over London, the Doctor and Rose are drawn into a chilling mystery. What sank the ship, and why? When the cruiser's wreckage was towed up the Thames, what sinister force came with it? The river's dark waters are hiding an even darker secret, as preparations for the feast near their conclusion...
Doctor Who: Winner Takes All
Rose and the Doctor return to present-day Earth to visit Rose's mum, and become intrigued by the latest craze -- the video game, Death to Mantodeans. Is it as harmless as it seems? And why are so many local people going on holiday and never returning? Meanwhile, on another world, an alien war is raging. The Quevvils need to find a new means of attacking the ruthless Mantodeans. Searching the galaxy for cunning, warlike but gullible allies, they find the ideal soldiers - on Earth. Will Rose be able to save her family and friends from the alien threat? And can the Doctor play the game to the end - and win?
Doctor Who: Monsters Inside (Doctor Who)
The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Rose to a destination in deep space - Justicia, a prison camp stretched over seven planets, where Earth colonies deal with their criminals. While Rose finds herself locked up in a teenage borstal, the Doctor is trapped in a scientific labour camp. Each is determined to find the other, and soon both Rose and the Doctor are risking life and limb to escape in their distinctive styles. But their dangerous plans are complicated by some old enemies. Are these creatures fellow prisoners as they claim, or staging a takeover for their own sinister purposes?
Doctor Who: The Deviant Strain (Doctor Who)
The Novrosk Peninsula, the Soviet naval base, has been abandoned, and the nuclear submarines are rusting and rotting. Cold, isolated, forgotten until the Russian Special Forces arrive - and discover that the Doctor and his companions are here too. But there is something else in Novrosk. Something that predates everything else, even the stone circle on the cliff top. Something that is at last waking, hunting, killing... Can the Doctor and his friends stay alive long enough to learn the truth? With time running out, they must discover who is really responsible for the Deviant Strain...
Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man (Doctor Who)
England 1924: the Doctor and Rose find themselves caught up in the hunt for a murderer. With faceless killers closing in, can they solve the mystery of the Clockwise Man before London itself is destroyed?
Doctor Who: Only Human
The Doctor looks and seems human. He's handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But the Doctor is a Time Lord: a 900-year-old alien with two hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered Time Travel. Brace yourself for some exhilarating experiences and deadly confrontations across time and space. The human race will survive - but only with the Doctor's help.
Doctor Who: The Stealers Of Dreams
In the far future, the Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack find a world on which fiction has been outlawed. A world where it's a crime to tell stories, a crime to lie, a crime to hope, and a crime to dream. But now somebody is challenging the status quo. A pirate TV station urges people to fight back, and the Doctor wants to help - until he sees how easily dreams can turn into nightmares. With one of his companions stalked by shadows and the other committed to an asylum, the Doctor is forced to admit that fiction can be dangerous after all. Though perhaps it is not as deadly as the truth...
Doctor Who: The Resurrection Casket
Starfall - a world on the edge, where crooks and smugglers hide in the gloomy shadows and modern technology refuses to work. The pioneers who used to be drawn by the hope of making a fortune from the mines can find easier picking elsewhere. But they still come - for the romance of it, or old-fashioned organic mining. Or in the hope of finding the lost treasure of Hamlek Glint - scourge of the spaceways, privateer, adventurer and bandit. Will the TARDIS ever work again? Is Glint's lost treasure waiting to be found? And does the fabled Resurrection Casket - the key to eternal life - really exist? With the help of new friends, and to the horror of new enemies, The Doctor and Rose aim to find out...
Doctor Who: The Price Of Paradise
Laylora - the Paradise Planet. A world of breath-taking beauty, where peace-loving aboriginals live in harmony with their environment. Or do they? The Doctor and Rose arrive to find that the once-perfect eco-system is showing signs of failing. The paradise planet has become a death trap as terrifying creatures from ancient legends appear and stalk the land... Is there a connection between the human explorers who have crash-landed and the savage monsters? What secret lies at the heart of the natives' ancient ceremonies? And what price might one human have to pay to save the only home he has ever known? When a planet itself becomes sick, can there be a cure? The Doctor and Rose find themsleves in a race against time to find out...
Doctor Who: The Nightmare Of Black Island
On a lonely stretch of Welsh coastline, a fisherman is killed by a hideous creature from beneath the waves. When the Doctor and Rose arrive, they discover a village where the children are plagued by nightmares, and the nights are ruled by monsters. The villagers suspect that ancient industrialist Nathanial Morton is to blame, but the Doctor has suspicions of his own. Who are the ancient figures that sleep in the old priory? What are the monsters that prowl the woods after sunset? What is the light that glows in the disused lighthouse on Black Island? As the children's nightmares get worse, the Doctor and Rose discover an alien plot to resurrect an ancient evil...
Doctor Who: The Art Of Destruction
The TARDIS lands in 22nd century Africa in the shadow of a dormant volcano. Agri-teams are growing new foodstuffs in the baking soil to help feed the world's starving millions - but the Doctor and Rose have detected an alien signal somewhere close by. When a nightmare force starts surging along the dark volcanic tunnels, the Doctor realizes an ancient trap has been sprung. But who was it meant for? And what is the secret of the eerie statues that stand at the heart of the volcano? Dragged into a centuries-old conflict, Rose and the Doctor are soon elevating survival to an art form - as ancient, alien hands practice arts of destruction all around them...
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Sharity: Check out two vintage, 1960s albums from Mad Magazine. And Boris Karloff narrating "Peter and the Wolf."
Bob Adelman, author of the Will Eisner biography "A Spirited Life" is posting interviews he did with various comics creators for his book. First up: Howard Chaykin.
A new Spider-Man animated series is in the works.
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