Wednesday, 23 February 2011


How I Met Your Mother
6x09 Glitter
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]


The Social Network by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
[5th listen]
This time in HD 5.1 surround sound via Blu-ray. Lovely.


Doctor Who 'Brigadier' Nicholas Courtney dies aged 81
(from BBC News)
Splendid chap, both of them. He'll be sorely missed.
Though how many articles about this have perpetuated the lie that "the actor appeared on screen opposite five different Doctors"?! He "appeared on screen" with all seven classic Doctors... just not always as the Brig, or in stories of dubious canonicity.

Nicholas Courtney by Eddie Robson
(from Shiny Shelf)
Naturally there are many tributes across the web -- Tom Baker's is not to be ignored -- but this is amongst the best; or, at least, most reflective of my thoughts too.
people loved seeing him again, perhaps more than any other character in the show... It’s hugely saddening to realise we’ve seen him for the last time.

Rufus Sewell's Zen axed by BBC by Paul Millar
(from Digital Spy)
Can't say I'm surprised, but I am disappointed. The production company are "currently in discussion with other UK broadcasters" about another series, but no one ever wants another channel's rejects, and where would it fit anyway? Bit too classy for ITV, bit too pricey for C4 or Sky (I should imagine).