Wednesday, 2 July 2008


Babylon 5
1x14 TKO

Criminal Justice
Part 3 (of 5)
Some glimmers of hope as BBC One's super-depressing murder/prison/legal drama enters the trial phase.

Derren Brown: Trick or Treat
2x03 Time
David Tennant is the 'ordinary member of the public' in this episode from the last series of Derren Brown's trickery show. The first two stunts are almost mundane, as they're pretty standard Brown fare, but the third defies belief and reason -- exactly why I love this man's programmes.

Mine All Mine
Part 3 (of 6) [2nd watch]

Wimbledon 2008
Unsurprisingly, some bits of Andy Murray vs Rafael Nadal -- with it's equally unsurprising result -- and most of the second (and final) set of Jamie Murray & Liezel Huber vs Daniel Nestor & Chia-Jung Chuang, which went the way of the more likable of the two Murray brothers.


Gotham by Gaslight by Brian Augustyn & Michael Mignola
Published in 1989, and now considered the first Elseworlds tale, Gotham by Gaslight combines two interests of mine by pitting a Victorian Batman against Jack the Ripper. Although double the length of an average issue of a comic, the story feels a little short, with not enough room to develop fully. Nonetheless, it's a great idea and a good story.

Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
Chapter IX
Sally Jupiter scrapbook
Chapter X
'Veidt' documents
With no shortage of twists and turns, as well as the usual doses of great art and juxtaposition, things rattle on towards the story's climax. Only two chapters to go!


Licence to Thrill: A Cultural History of James Bond by James Chapman
Chapter 5
Did you know that Moonraker was the second highest-grossing Bond film until GoldenEye? Were the people of the '70s really so blinded by the sci-fi trappings (so popular at the time thanks to Star Wars) that they threw out all pretense of taste? That said, look at some of the films that are released and are successful today -- some things never change...

Days til New York...


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