Saturday, 15 September 2012


Doctor Who
33x03 A Town Called Mercy
A bit of a serious one, this. Relatively, anyway. But I think it all worked rather nicely. The themes seemed somehow appropriate to the Western setting too. The location work really paid off because it looked fantastic, and Murray Gold's score was exemplary.
I had my doubts about this lot of episodes from the series trailer -- it didn't really excite me -- but it's shaping up to be a very solid run.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

The Rob Brydon Show
3x05 Episode 5
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Fantastic Four (2005)
[#77 in 100 Films in a Year 2012]

Collection Count

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

Last time I talked about changes to numbers, and this week they've been implemented -- at least in part. Firstly, I've added a short film count to my list of totals. I don't buy many shorts DVDs, but I have enough and they turn up now and then to make it a number that feels worth including.

Secondly, I've been reconsidering what I count as a film. Generally anything broadly feature-length that was the main feature on the DVD went down as a film, but is that right? Should it be only stuff I'd be happy to review at 100 Films, say? I've got quite a few concert DVDs and that kind of thing which were listed as containing 1 film, but they're not really films, are they? But nor are they shorts or TV episodes. Is it OK they're not counted at all? I'm not 100% on this one so it's a bit inconsistent. But then I'm also inconsistent about whether I count alternate cuts under the number of films or not, so... I ought to come up with more consistent 'policies' really, for my own state of mind.

Finally, as I'll be selling them and getting the incredibly huge Wizards Collection for Christmas, the totals below see my Harry Potter BDs removed. I'll be doing the same to my James Bond DVDs soon I imagine, which will see an even bigger drop.

Number of titles in collection: 1,507 [down 7]
Of which DVDs: 1,163 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 344 [down 7]

Number of discs in collection: 3,714 [down 31]
Number of films in collection: 1,518 [down 79]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 5,658 [up 9]
Number of short films in collection: 19 ['up' 19]

Said it'd be drastic.

See you next week, faithful reader.