Friday 18 November 2011


Children in Need 2011
More CiN tomorrow (because of the post-midnight stuff, obv.).
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Have I Got News For You
42x05 (11/11/11 edition; extended repeat)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

9x10 Inland Revenue (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.

Precisely no new titles again this week, but it is time for the always-exciting running time update, so at least there's that. There's a handful of DVDs and Blu-rays winging their way to me across the Atlantic, so maybe they'll be here for next time.

Number of titles in collection: 1,399 [no change]
Of which DVDs: 1,141 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 258 [no change]

Number of discs in collection: 3,476 [no change]
Number of films in collection: 1,488 [no change]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 5,270 [no change]

As I said, time for the running time update...

Total running time of collection (approx.):
251 days, 6 hours, and 36 minutes.
(Up 2 days, 8 hours, and 5 minutes from last month.)

See you next week, faithful reader.

A daily dose of sci-fi - Day 5

Best sci-fi hero

If I'm not careful this will become a catchphrase for this series, but... there are many great heroes in sci-fi (just insert topic of the day instead of "heroes"), but one stands out as the best choice...

I know, I said I'd try not to have too much Doctor Who, and that's 60% of answers so far, but hush, it's right.

The thing is, the Doctor's the most heroic of all heroes, because he doesn't need a weapon or an army or any of that palaver to win the day -- he just uses his brain. And often his mouth. He always fights for what's right, he's never selfish or cowardly, and he's prepared to lay down his life for his friends... or even people he barely knows. He's funny, too. Jokes are cool.

There are many great heroes in sci-fi, and at least a few that can boast most of the above traits... but I can't think of anyone else who has them all.

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