Monday, 27 May 2013


Mad Men
6x07 Man with a Plan

1x02 Teacher [2nd watch]
Somewhat unbelievably, I haven't actually watched this since it first aired 3½ years ago. Ought to take the time to do a full re-watch.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

DVD Extras

A Conversation with J.K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe

The creator/author and star of the Harry Potter series have a chat with each other for an hour. That's it. Some people are never going to find that appealing, of course, but for the interested it's fascinating. And even at an entire hour, one wishes there was more time -- so many interesting topics go accidentally unexplored, and you just feel that there's so much more left both could say about... everything, really.

(This was originally included on the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Blu-ray, but the version I watched is a 15-minutes-longer cut included in the Wizard's Collection.)


Bill, the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison
Chapters 1-3

The first Proper Book I'm reading on my Kindle, after buying it half by accident. It's the novel on which Alex Cox's Kickstarter (which I backed) is based, so it seemed a bright idea to read it. And it's good.

It's part of Gollancz's SF Gateway series, which, as they describe in the introduction, are ebooks of titles that might not see print in traditional circumstances, allowing readers access to things they might otherwise have to root around in endless second-hand shops in a vain hope of finding, if they even heard about them in the first place. Or, to put it another way, the kind of thing that makes the current explosion in ereaders and digital books actually worthwhile.