Coming Up: Cheap Trick "Christmas, Christmas"


A new holiday LP from the power poppers, out Oct. 20. Includes originals and a selection of holiday classics. Pre-order it now from Amazon.

Tracks:
  1. Merry Christmas Darling
  2. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
  3. I Wish It Was Christmas Today
  4. Merry Xmas Everybody
  5. Please Come Home For Christmas
  6. Remember Christmas
  7. Run Rudolph Run
  8. Father Christmas
  9. Silent Night
  10. Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)
  11. Our Father Of Life
  12. Christmas Christmas



"Stranger Things" season two final trailer

New Music Releases: Frank Zappa; Beck; The Who; Robert Plant; Squeeze

New and notable this week.






First "New Mutants" movie trailer

The film is in theaters April 13.


Pop Culture Roundup: Ira Schnapp; Doctor Who; 70s Halloween costumes; monster models

Graphic artist Ira Schnapp created a whole mess of cool logos for DC Comics back in the Silver Age. These are some of the best.


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Tom Baker has returned as "Doctor Who" to voice lost segments of the show's 1979 "Shada" serial, the BBC reports.

Shada, which was filmed in Cambridge, was created in 1979 for the end of the show's 17th series.

But strike action at the BBC meant studio scenes were never completed and the episodes were abandoned.

It will be released on BBC Worldwide with the original footage combined with new colour animations and voiceovers to complete the story.

The newly-recorded lines from Baker as the Doctor and Lalla Ward as his companion, Romana, will follow the original script by Douglas Adams, the creator of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.


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Via Back in the Bronze Age: 1970s Halloween costumes.


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Via the Mego Museum forum: A gorgeous gallery of Aurora monster models. I was never that good at glueing and painting these things ...