Tuesday, 26 October 2010


Band of Brothers
Part Five Crossroads [2nd watch]

Russell Howard's Good News
3x01 (21/10/10 edition; extended repeat)
In a Good News rarity, this edition's stand-up -- Jimmy McGhie -- was actually quite good and likeable. Wonders never cease.
Even better, they've finally started putting the extended version on iPlayer. I would say "well done" but, well, I'm not sure it's good to congratulate someone for something they should've done a long time ago.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Story of England
Part 4 Peasants Revolt to Tudors
"That the Pope of Rome is Father Antichrist, and false in all his workings, a false extortioner, and a deceiver of the people"
True today, of course, but written in the early 1400s. Seems people of the past were always more progressive than we think...
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

1x04 Episode 4
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


Ronald D. Moore on Why Galactica Steered Clear of ‘Technobabble,’ Aliens by Lisa Grossman
(from Underwire at Wired)
I can’t tell you how many messages I’ve gotten that say, “I’ve watched this episode three times, and I hate it more every time I watch it.” Well, that’s a fan.
A spot-on description of sci-fi fans.
The whole article's interesting for anyone who likes Battlestar Galactica, though be warned it has some huge spoilers towards the end.