Pop Culture Roundup Oct. 22, 2007

Deal alert: Amazon is offering 40 percent off the new Bob Dylan documentary/performance film "The Other Side of the Mirror: Live at Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965."


The fifth Doctor Who, Peter Davison, will meet up with the current incarnation, David Tennant, in a scene from an upcoming BBC "Children in Need" benefit TV special, the BBC reports.

The scene, entitled Time Crash, was written by award winning Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat, and will transmit as part of the Children in Need fundraising evening on Friday 16 November 2007.

"It is an honour for me to be able to make the connection between the Fifth Doctor and the Tenth Doctor," noted Peter Davison. "However, now is not the time for sound-bites. I can feel the hand of history on my shoulder, even if I can't do the buttons up!"

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The 30-year run of National Lampoon magazine will be released on DVD-Rom Oct. 26. You can order it here.

National Lampoon first published its leading edge humor magazine in April 1970, continuing until 1998. The magazine was known for its skewering and parodies of pop and counter-culture and was read by millions of fans across America. The edgy, irreverent magazine led National Lampoon into all media, with successes in radio, book publishing, live stage, and ultimately feature films. One of the funniest films of all time, “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” was based on a story in the magazine, as was the “National Lampoon’s Vacation” franchise. It was the magazine that started the development of National Lampoon into a household comedy brand.


Here's a German-language poster for Disney/Pixar's upcoming "Wall.E."


The reunited (minus the late Viv Stanshall, of course) Bonzo Dog Band has made it's first new album in 35 years, reports Uncut magazine.

Pour L'Amour Des Chiens features 70 minutes worth of new material from Neil Innes and co, 28 tracks - one of which is their own rendition of Kaiser Chiefs' 'I Predict A Riot'.

The album, released on December 10, will also come with a bonus DVD - featuring previously unreleased live performances. Tracks include the classic 'Urban Spaceman' and 'Jollity Farm'.

Along with Innes and other original members Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater, 'Legs' Larry Smith, Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell, Sam Spoons and Bob Kerr, the album features performances by "new" Bonzos Adrian Edmondson, Phill Jupitus and British actor/writer Stephen Fry.


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