Saturday, 7 September 2013


1x13 The One with the Boobies [goodness-knows-what-th watch]

Mock the Week
12x07 (5/9/13 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

3x02 Poster Child
[Watch it (again) on ITV Player.]

DVD Extras

When Worlds Collide
Not the 1951 sci-fi movie, but a 46-minute documentary on the DVD of The Happiness Patrol about Doctor Who's relationship to and depiction of political ideologies down the years. Didn't intend to watch it but got engrossed, because it's a particularly fascinating piece.


Grading Mojo's Summer Forecast
by Ray Subers (from Box Office Mojo)

Before the summer movie season began, BOM made predictions on how all the movies expected to gross over $100 million would fare. As well as being a summary of how good (or not) their predictions were, this also serves as a handy retrospective on how this summer panned out at the box office.

Collection Count

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

At one point this week, nearly all of the statistics sat at nice rounded numbers: 1,600 titles; 1,175 DVDs; 425 BDs; 3,995 discs; even 1,705 films and 5,910 episodes of TV. Then more stuff arrived. As I promised, this week is busy.

In the end, every single number goes up; and while they're not all neatly rounded, one really is:

4,000 discs.

Wow. That's a bit... insane. While I mull over the extent of my addiction, here's the stats:

Number of titles in collection: 1,603 [up 7]
Of which DVDs: 1,175 [up 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 428 [up 6]

Number of discs in collection: 4,000 [up 14]
Number of films in collection: 1,710 [up 7]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 5,921 [up 42]
Number of short films in collection: 392 [up 1]

And I haven't even mentioned that this week it's time for the monthly running time update, which has also had a helluva boost...

Total running time of collection (approx.):
287 days, 18 hours, and 53 minutes.
(Up 3 days, 17 hours, and 48 minutes from last month.)

That's the biggest increase since December 2011's post-Christmas count. Yes, 2011 -- even the December 2012 post-Christmas one wasn't so large! I probably ought to slow down...

But there's definitely more to come next week. See you then, faithful reader.