Saturday 26 November 2011


Junior Bake Off
Episode 11 (of 13)
The rest of this series is only on iPlayer for a few more hours. Fortunately, I've downloaded it.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

4x09 Lancelot du Lac
Is that really the end for Guinevere and Lancelot (again)? They're certainly being brave with not pressing the reset button this season.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

1x06 Codename: Portis [season finale]
That's more like it! A blazing return to form for the final episode. Fingers tightly crossed for a second series.


Beyond the Pole (2009)
[#91 in 100 Films in a Year 2011]

A daily dose of sci-fi - Day 13

What's your favourite flavour of Star Trek?

Six TV series, eleven films (and counting) -- there's plenty of Star Treks to choose from... though that distorts the numbers a bit, what with most of the films slotting into one of the TV strands.

I've never watch Star Trek consistently. I've seen bits of all of it except The Animated Series. So, bearing that in mind...

Some would say this counts as The Original Series -- it features Kirk, Spock and co, after all -- but it isn't, not really. By reinventing those characters and their situation so thoroughly, it turns a '60s TV idea (that survived/limped on through movies into the '90s) into a highly modern '00s-style action/adventure. And by rebooting the continuity in the process, it successfully makes it a new variant.

I'm sure all the other Star Treks have their merits, and maybe if I'd actually seen more of (say) The Next Generation I'd have a different view, but this is the version I've personally most enjoyed.

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