Monday, 28 November 2011


Death in Paradise
1x05 Episode 5
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

3x46 (16/11/10 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Would I Lie To You?
5x09 The Unseen Bits [season finale]
Quite why this was broadcast four weeks after the end of the main series is anyone's guess. It's all new material though, and very good. In fact, in some ways it's better than regular Would I Lie to You -- it's much pacier.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


The Lion King (1994)
[goodness-knows-what-th watch]
I haven't seen The Lion King for years (and, as you can see, I have no idea how many times I've seen it), but it's an exceptional film. Utterly brilliant. Looks fantastic on Blu-ray too.


Alan Moore – meet the man behind the protest mask by Tom Lamont
(from the Guardian)
Excellent interview with comics writer Alan Moore about the adoption of the Guy Fawkes mask from his V for Vendetta by protesters.

Where are the great movies, asks Spielberg by James Orr
(from the Telegraph)
Steven Spielberg yesterday criticised modern film making claiming there have been very few great movies made over the past two decades.

A daily dose of sci-fi - Day 15

Which spaceship would you most like to own/fly?

I guess the TARDIS doesn't count here -- it's a time machine primarily, isn't it? -- and while part of me would like to say Serenity, it's a bit high-maintenance, isn't it? Same goes for the Millennium Falcon.

So, I mean, in a dream world:

I'm not a huge Star Trek fan -- far from it -- but in the same way I'd rather live in a mansion than a dingy bungalow, how brilliant would it be to have a gleaming high-tech starship at your command?

OK, all the military-esque duties of being in the Federation might drag that brilliance down a bit. Maybe owning your own ship, a la Serenity, would be preferable. But if the Enterprise was your own personal ship, with everyone at your command... Such stuff as dreams are made of, eh?

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