Pop links: Steve Allen! Pop cult vehicle quiz! Summer Glau on Dollhouse! Golden Age Torch returns to comics! So does Logan's Run!

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From Geek Orthodox: Name that vehicle!


Joss Whedon plans to add actress Summer Glau to the cast of the surprisingly renewed "Dollhouse" next season.

"If anybody thinks [bringing Summer onto Dollhouse] hasn't occurred to me already then they have not met me," he says. "I mentioned it to her before Sarah Connor Chronicles was canceled. I was like, 'You know, we should get you in the 'house.' But first we have to come up with something that works."


Marvel Comics is planning a mini-series featuring the Golden Age Human Torch.

Alex Ross and Mike Carey will team up for a miniseries starring the original Human Torch, the android who debuted back in Marvel Comics #1. ...According to Butler, Ross will provide the concept and the covers for the series, which is part of Marvel’s 70th-anniversary celebration. No release date was given.


Comic book series based on the 70s sci-fi film "Logan's Run" are in the works.

New Music I like: The Dials

New pics from Green Lantern First Flight

Here are a couple of new images from the upcoming straight-to-DVD feature "Green Lantern: First Flight."

Pop links: Land of the Lost on Hulu! Chet Atkins on Ed Sullivan! The Who's Tommy at 40!

Hulu is running the first season of "Land of the Lost."


See Chet Atkins and Boots Randolph on "The Ed Sullivan Show," 1969.


Hear a BBC documentary on the 40th anniversary of The Who's "Tommy."

New comics May 28, 2009

Comics are out a day late this week due to the Memorial Day holiday. Here are some items of note in shops Thursday. Click the title links to pre-order discounted books from Amazon.

TARZAN THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOL. 2 A second volume of Marsh's great Tarzan stuff. Before my time, but as I understand it, his work gets better and better as the series goes along.

BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #5 Fun Bat-tales for kids and nostalgic oldsters alike.

DC LIBRARY ROOTS OF THE SWAMP THING The Wein-Wrightson stuff gets reprinted again.

SPIRIT #28 I drifted away from this series for a bit after Darwyn Cooke left. I may need to take a peek at it. I'm a bit surprised it's still around, however, given how badly the movie did.

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 9 Collecting Uncanny X-Men #244-264 and Annual #13. This is where I started to tune out...

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #595 Still haven't read last weeks!

MARVEL MASTERWORKS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2 The second 10 issues of Spidey by Lee and Ditko. In color.

New music I like: The Mummers

Teen Titans preview from DC's Wednesday Comics

Here's a preview page from the Teen Titans strip in DC's upcoming Wednesday Comics anthology series. Art by Sean Galloway. Looks nice!

CD new releases May 26, 2009

New releases of note this week. If any of these items are of interest to you, please consider clicking the titles and ordering them from Amazon, as part of the proceeds help support this site!

Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear

Quartet Live by Gary Burton

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women by Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women

Time Out -50th Anniversary (2 CD/1 DVD Legacy Edition) by Dave Brubeck

Sketches of Spain (50th Anniversary Enhanced 2 CD Legacy Edition) by Miles Davis

Creedence Clearwater Revival Covers the Classics by Creedence Clearwater Revival

The Concert by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Ah Um 50th Anniversary (Legacy Edition) by Charles Mingus

Disney Pixar Greatest

Procol Harum by Procol Harum

A Salty Dog by Procol Harum

Shine on Brightly by Procol Harum

Home by Procol Harum

Walk Through This World With Me - The Complete Musicor Recordings, 1965-1971 (Part 1) (5CD) by George Jones

Solid Air (Deluxe Edition) (2 CD Set) by John Martyn

Complete Liberty Singles by Gary Lewis

The Boat That Rocked OST

1942-1952 by Jimmy Wakely

All Bound For Morningtown (Their EMI Recordings 1964-1968) (4 CD Set) by The Seekers

Ain't She Sweet by Annette Hanshaw

DVD new releases May 26: 2009

New releases of note this week. If any of these items are of interest to you, please consider clicking the titles and ordering them from Amazon, as part of the proceeds help support this site!

The Closer: The Complete Fourth Season

Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s Vol. 1

Gunsmoke-Season 3 Vol. 2

Land of the Lost: Complete Series (Limited Edition Gift Set)

Land of the Lost: The Complete Series

The Mod Squad: Season 2, Vol. 2

Harlan Ellison: Dreams with Sharp Teeth

Jeeves & Wooster: The Complete Series

Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 ~ The Moody Blues

40 Years of MJQ ~ The Modern Jazz Quartet

Live at the Umbria Jazz Festival 1976 ~ Horace Silver

Isle Of Missing Men

Chinese Bungalow

On Probation

Zabriskie Point