Friday, 25 June 2010


Battlestar Galactica [2004]
2x04 Resistance
2x05 The Farm

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross
18x21 (18/6/10 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


BBC hoping to revive Ashes Gene Hunt? by Catriona Wightman
(from Digital Spy)
This is, a) from The Mirror, and b) features no comment from Philip Glenister or Matthew Graham. Not sounding likely, is it? Thank God. (Unless they have a really great idea, that is.)

It looks like Peter Jackson will direct The Hobbit after all by Sean O'Neal
(from A.V. Club)
"Believe it when I see it" and all that.

More Proof the Video Game Industry is Out of Ideas (E3 2010) by David Wong
Moves from an amusing opening (see picture below) to a more serious point about how the games industry is perhaps headed for a fall.

No Human Centipede for UK cinemas? by David Jenkins
(from Film on Time Out London)
From my own perspective, I can't say I'm sorry -- it sounds dire and I've no intention of seeing it -- but Jenkins makes his case with two good points:
looking to the US as a critical barometer, the film split journalists into two separate and very distinct camps... the important thing – and the thing the UK will miss – is that there is a debate to be had, and a DVD-only release will dull the potential coverage the film would have been assured from broadsheet critics.
And, relatedly:
could someone not get the film a week’s run in a single cinema just so we’re able to get Daily Mail critic Chris Tookey’s take on things?
He's always good for a laugh... albeit never one he intended.

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week.

That TV series I mentioned turned up, plus one unexpectedly early Blu-ray, leaving a nice little boost for all of this week's numbers.

Number of titles in collection: 1,185 [up 2]
Of which DVDs: 1,095 [up 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 90 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 2,920 [up 25]
Number of films in collection: 1,247 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 4,111 [up 60]

Statistic of the week:

Number of titles produced in the '80s:
(10.1% of the total)

I've previously covered titles produced in the '00s, '90s, and over 100 years ago, so continuing in that theme (as I haven't for a few weeks), this is the current tally for the '80s.

See you next week, faithful reader.