Just got a list of what Warner Bros. is planning to release in September, and there’s some fun stuff! No superhero movies this month (Iron Man is from another studio; wait, does Speed Racer count?), but plenty of geek entertainment.
Some TV shows I enjoy watching get box sets. Big Bang Theory is out September 2 (hey! That’s next week!). It was slow getting started, but this sitcom has grown on me because the leads are so true to geekdom, from the comic character t-shirts to their hobbies and incredibly focused personalities. And Sheldon (Jim Parsons) is just a hoot! He’s reordered his world the way he wants it, regardless of what everyone else thinks.
Both Chuck and Pushing Daisies have their first seasons out on the 16th along with the second season of Torchwood. Chuck is every nerd’s fantasy, as he becomes a genius super-spy accompanied by an accomplished, attractive handler. That season of Torchwood is the one guest-starring James Marsters (Spike!). But Pushing Daisies is my favorite for the sheer imaginative fantasy on display. Visually stunning! (And aren’t the DVDs as pies cute?)
And then, at the end of the month come the cartoons, with the Peanuts Holiday Collection on the 23rd — it includes It’s a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and A Charlie Brown Christmas, the three big holidays — and the next Popeye box set, Volume 3, on September 30. That’s a must-have after how much KC enjoyed the previous one.
Oh, I forgot about the Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 3 (9/9) because I skip the small-episode sets in favor of the complete season package I hope will come later.
And last, there’s the seventh season of Smallville on September 9th. Who would have thought it would have lasted that long? This set has a featurette on Kara/Supergirl and “Jimmys on Jimmy”, which assembles four actors who’ve played Jimmy Olsen to discuss the character. Here’s a clip:
From left to right, that’s Marc McClure (1978 Superman movie), Aaron Ashmore (Smallville), Jack Larson (Adventures of Superman TV show), and Sam Huntington (Superman Returns). What a cool idea! I’m just impressed they’re all still around and looking so good… although I’m partial to Michael Landes (Lois and Clark), myself.