Thursday, 2 December 2010


2x08 The Gambler
2x09 Senior American Officer
2x10 Very Important Person
As it heads toward its final finale, Colditz is getting rather addictive (clearly). Still three episodes to go though...

Live at the Apollo
6x01 (25/11/10 edition)

Never Mind the Buzzcocks
24x06 Episode 6
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
[5th watch]
And finally, Return of the King is calculated much like Fellowship: once in the cinema, once on DVD, the extended twice, and now the theatrical on Blu-ray. Which means I've seen Two Towers more than either of the other two, despite it being my least favourite. But I'm hardly going to watch the first and third and skip the second just to even the numbers up.


Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus
Chapter One in which Christopher Robin returns
Being the first authorised sequel to A.A. Milne's original Winnie-the-Pooh stories, featuring ten new tales. Thank goodness, it's suitably super.


Final Doctor Who game ep for Christmas by Matthew Reynolds
(from Digital Spy)
Christmas Day, to be precise, which is a neat idea -- extra Christmas present and all that kind of palaver. It's titled Shadows of the Vashta Nerada which, as any Who fan will surely immediately realise, means a return for the enemy from Silence in the Library (Steven Moffat's weakest story, if you ask me, but a great idea for a monster). Interesting choice.
I've still not played the last two games though, what with the first one being a bit rubbish (never did write that review, did I). I ought to catch up...

Nolan confirms Batman departure by Hugh Armitage
(from Digital Spy)
No no, don't worry, he's still directing The Dark Knight Rises -- but that will be his last Batman film. Probably for the best -- gets to close off a definite three-part story that way, and with lightning already having struck twice it's pushing it to ask for a third, never mind fourth.

Who exec: 'No old monsters in series six' by Justin Harp
(from Digital Spy)
Hm. I can't say I'll miss the Daleks -- we've had plenty of them in the new series for now, thanks -- but it seems a shame not to dig into that rich history at least a little bit. It's worked well so far, anyway, and there are still a few iconic monsters that merit a return appearance.
(The article warns of spoilers, but there aren't any really, just a bit of a plot description for the Christmas special. There is a mildly amusing overuse of square brackets though.)