Chuck and Planet Smallville

Go Chuck Norris! He’s 70 you know. Wow. Well, for those of you like me who fondly recall the ’80s as a golden age of Saturday morning cartoons, here comes some good news. Chuck Norris Karate Commandos. I still have my Chuck Norris action figure. Here’s the official description for the collection and trailer for the 1986 cartoon. It’s all 5 episodes and is MOD, ie, manufactured on demand and can be ordered here.

Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos

Martial arts master Chuck Norris brings his thrilling mix of heroism and incredible athletic prowess to this animated action series, blending the courage and ingenuity of the American frontiersman with the willpower and stoicism of the samurai warrior. Through five exciting installments, Norris and his Karate Kommandos warrior crew battle the sinister organization VULTURE, a sophisticated terrorist cabal led by The Klaw and his lieutenant Super Ninja. Norris created the series and kicks off each adventure.

Mr. Norris has lots of costumes doesn’t he?

Smallville’s final season is just about to end, and now you can get the complete collection. It’d make a nice companion to the Blu-Ray Superman Anthology. 

The Ultimate Collector’s Set for the Ultimate Fan 


Featuring All 218 Episodes, Including Never-Before-Seen Special Features, in Highly Collectable New Packaging

After 10 incredible seasons, Smallville: The Complete Series will arrive on DVD this fall. This ultimate collector’s set for the ultimate fan features over 192 hours of content – including all 218 episodes, over five hours of newly added special features such as an unaired, never-before-seen Superboy pilot from 1961, a 90-minute series retrospective with all new interviews, the 2010 final Comic-Con panel and more!

In addition, exclusive printed materials include a Daily Planet newspaper, written by DC Comics, that highlights the important storylines developed during the 10-year run of the show and an episode guide with never-before-seen production art (storyboards/sketches) and behind-the-scenes photos. Smallville: The Complete Series is presented in highly collectable new packaging consisting of two lay-flat picture books that hold 62 discs.

“It’s been an unbelievable 10 season run for Smallville, still one of the most popular series on television and one of our best-selling titles on DVD,” said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing. “The fan base for the franchise is not only huge, but loyal and they’re going to love this ultimate collector’s edition.”

Soaring toward the end of its 10th and final season, this modern retelling of a hero’s legendary origins blends realism, action, heart and humor as Clark Kent completes his epic journey by claiming his birthright as the world’s ultimate hero – Superman.

Starring Tom Welling as “Clark Kent,” Allison Mack as “Chloe Sullivan,” Kristin Kreuk as “Lana Lang,” Michael Rosenbaum as “Lex Luthor,” John Glover as “Lionel Luthor,” Erica Durance as “Lois Lane,” Annette O’Toole as “Martha Kent,” John Schneider as “Jonathan Kent,” Justin Hartley as “Oliver Queen,” Sam Jones III as “Pete Ross,” Cassidy Freeman as “Tess Mercer,” Aaron Ashmore as “Jimmy Olsen,” Eric Johnson as “Whitney Fordman,” Laura Vandervoort as “Kara,” Callum Blue as “Zod,” Jensen Ackles as “Jason Teague” and Sam Witwer as “Davis Bloome,” Smallville has also featured many notable guest stars including Terence Stamp, James Marsters, Michael McKean, Ian Somerhalder, Jane Seymour, Brian Austin Green, Pam Grier, Helen Slater, Michael Ironside, Julian Sands, Tori Spelling, Rutger Hauer and Christopher Reeve.

Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Based on DC Comics characters, Smallville was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar. Its executive producers have included Gough & Millar, Brian Peterson, Kelly Souders, James Marshall, Michael Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola, Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, Greg Beeman, Ken Horton and Tom Welling. The series is from Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink and Warner Bros. Television.

The two-hour Smallville series finale will air on Friday, May 13, 2011, at 8pm on The CW Television Network.


  • Never-before-seen Superboy pilot from 1961
  • 90-minute series retrospective with all new interviews
  • 2010 final Comic-Con panel
  • A Daily Planet newspaper written by DC Comics that highlights the important storylines developed during the 10-year run of the show
  • Episode guide with never-before-released on DVD production art and behind the scenes photos
  • And more! 


Running time: 192 Hours

SRP: $339.88

Human Planet

BBC’s latest and naturally, awesome series is not on nature, but man. The last episode I saw featured a tribe that lives in extraordinary treehouses, an elephant that understands over 100 commands and 3 languages, a Brazilian man whose job is to prove and publicize the existence of undiscovered villages and the danger of getting fresh honey in Papua New Guinea. Here’s the official lowdown on the series, which is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Human Planet is the first BBC/Discovery Channel co-production to focus solely on human behavior. Since premiering in the UK, the series has received overwhelming critical acclaim including The Telegraph proclaiming, “it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before” and The Sun stating that it’s “visually stunning and utterly fascinating, this is seriously impressive stuff.” From the makers of Planet Earth, Life and Blue Planet, Human Planet focuses on humanity’s amazing, complex and profound relationship with nature. It weaves together 80 stories, many never told before, to illuminate humanity’s uncanny ability to adapt and live in every corner of our diverse world. Each episode centers on a particular habitat, and by using innovative and cutting edge filming techniques, reveals how its people have created astonishing solutions in the face of extreme adversity.

The Discovery Channel version will be presented by Charles Parnell and consists of six episodes that will take viewers to the farthest reaches of the globe culminating with, Life at the Extremes, a “best of” episode. The Human Planet DVD and Blu-ray will include all eight episodes from the original UK broadcast version, presented by John Hurt, extending the home viewing experience with three hours of footage not seen in the North American broadcast. It will include the episode, Cities, which will be exclusive to the DVD and Blu-ray. Additionally, the DVD and Blu-ray will take viewers deeper into the heart of Human Planet with its set of ten Behind the Lens “making of” bonus features, and, exclusive to Blu-ray, a further “making of” feature called, Zanskar, accessible via BD-Live. Zanskar showcases the astonishing life struggles of a resilient group of people living at the edge of the Himalayas.

To support the series, BBC has launched an official Facebook page, featuring the new game Human Planet Trivia Challenge.  Challenge friends, race against the clock, and see if you have what it takes to top the leader board.  Each week we will be giving away incredible prizes including Blu-ray/DVD copies, framed photos, and award winning books.

One lucky grand prize winner will receive an amazing Human Planet prize pack!


Chuck Norris Is 70?!

Yep, the world’s most powerful beard (with George Lucas a close second) was born on March 10, 1940. In celebration of such a momentous occasion, here’s the man himself talking to Empire about his own films, in which he discusses eating rats, being a baddie in China and doubting Arnie’s potential as a cinematic champion (“A movie star? You can hardly speak English!). Of course, any mention of Chuck must include the timeless favourites of the Chuck Norris Facts, such as:

Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.

Chuck Norris can set ants on fire with a magnifying glass. At night.

Some people wear Superman pajamas. Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas.

Classic, and you can even get your faves printed on a shirt to celebrate the master of the roundhouse kick to the face.

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