Friday, 25 November 2011


4x03 Episode 3

8x06 Parents

3x44 (12/11/10 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

9x11 Infantile (XL edition)
[Watch QI XL (again) on iPlayer.]

Collection Count

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

A couple of deals from Amazon UK's Black Friday deals are the sole boosters this week. Today is said Friday if you fancy a look at the remaining deals.

Number of titles in collection: 1,401 [up 2]
Of which DVDs: 1,142 [up 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 259 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 3,487 [up 11]
Number of films in collection: 1,493 [up 5]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 5,315 [up 45]

See you next week, faithful reader.

A daily dose of sci-fi - Day 12

What's your "yeah I know it's rubbish but I love it" sci-fi film?

I don't actually think this film is rubbish, but as I can't think of one that is but I love anyway, this is the next best thing:

Y'see, some people (a lot of people? I dunno) think is one of a multitude of cheap Star Wars knock-offs from the late '70s/early '80s. I'm certain that was what inspired them to make it, but it's actually far better than that.

I'm not going to go into a full description of why I love it because I've already done that here, but suffice to say it's very deliberately camp, silly and B-movie-esque, the very things it often gets criticised for. Once you accept that's the filmmakers' aim, you begin to see how well they've pulled it off, and how much fun it is.

Plus the Queen score is solid gold. Dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum FLASH! Ah-ah! etc.

(The '30s Flash Gordon cinema serials are brilliant too, incidentally. Grew up watching those on Saturday mornings on the BBC and loved every minute of it.)

Read about a daily dose of sci-fi, with links to the rest of the series, here.