Wednesday, 26 August 2009


Dragons' Den
7x07 Episode 7
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Taking the Flak
1x06 Big Beasts
1x07 Enter the Lion [season finale]
And, in a surprising twist, I achieved my goal. Hurrah!
All in, this turned out to be a rather good series, so here's hoping for another round.
[Watch both episodes (again) on iPlayer.]


First up, just to highlight it:

“They sucked his brains out!” - Starship Troopers (1997) by primus
(from The Ark)
A nice, lengthy review of Starship Troopers, in which the author aims to "present my case for inducting Starship Troopers in to the Sci-Fi Cinema Hall of Fame (if such a thing were to exist)."
He's got me convinced. (Now I just need to watch the thing...)

And now, some damn fine news...

Big Brother axed by Channel 4 by Mark Sweney & Leigh Holmwood
Hurrah, hurrah, the day has finally come!
Though don't rejoice too much -- it's likely it'll just move to another channel. Damn.

And elsewhere...

Disney 'hints at Cars sequel title' by Tim Parks
(from Digital Spy)
" the studio registered several domain names in conjunction with [Cars 2], including,, and The sequel to the 2006 animated movie is reportedly likely to be called Cars 2: World Grand Prix."
And the award for Worst Stating Of The Bleeding Obvious goes to...

Iannucci used LA experience for Loop by Simon Reynolds
(from Digital Spy)
""The BBC sold [the concept of The Thick of It] to the highest bidder rather than the best bidder," he noted. "I really wanted to go to HBO but they took it to ABC which is one of the main family networks run by Disney. Already you knew it was going to be a disaster.""

New Nolan third installment of his Batman Saga rumor... by Harry Knowles
(from Ain't It Cool News)
That it will all be shot in IMAX, apparently (The Dark Knight famously had a few sequences shot that way). It's only a 'maybe' because it would be both expensive and time consuming, but the results could be stunning -- not only would it look great on IMAX, but it increases the resolution so much that it looks better on ordinary film and Blu-ray too. That said, it would still be damn annoying for those of us without convenient IMAX screens.