Friday 6 July 2012


Battlestar Galactica [2004]
3x10 The Passage

How I Met Your Mother
7x20 Trilogy Time
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

Mock the Week
11x04 (5/7/12 edition)
aka Episode 100. Loved the "best bits" montage.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Animal Man #7 & #8 by Jeff Lemire, Steve Pugh & Travel Foreman

I've slipped dreadfully far behind with Animal Man (#11 was out last Wednesday, and there's been an annual too), so it's about time I began to catch-up -- starting (obviously) with this two-parter.

Sadly, I didn't think it was up to the standard I remember the book having. It's too slow (taking four pages to tell something you could do with just as much depth in two) with the occasional horrendous gap in logic (you're driving along, you see a massive stampede of angry animals coming toward you, so you... get out and run the other way on foot?!) The second part is better, with some twists and a big cliffhanger, but still slight.

And there's no way this should only be rated T+.


10 Interesting Things From The Dark Knight Rises Press Pack
by Alasdair Stuart (from Bleeding Cool)

My favourite was about how they've done the Batcave (#9 on that list). The full, surprisingly lengthy (49 pages! Throw in a few pictures and paperback-sized formatting and you've got yourself a book!), press pack can be found here.

Dark Knight Rises: Christopher Nolan takes Batman to new place
by Geoff Boucher (from Hero Complex at the Los Angeles Times)

An in depth feature on TDKR -- and a proper newspaper-with-access-y one, not a fansite "cribbed together from old news articles and our opinions"-y one. Belying the professionalism, it was riddled with typos when I read it last night, but they may have fixed those by now.

Collection Count

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

Last time I mentioned that "TheHut have been typically tardy in sending out a recent order for several titles." A week later and two-thirds of them are still awaiting despatch, and the other third hasn't turned up yet. That wasn't all I was expecting in the regular post either, so Royal Mail have thoroughly let me down there. They've been appalling recently.

So rather than reach a nice round 1,500 titles as I thought I would this week, there's absolutely nothing to report. Sucks.

Number of titles in collection: 1,498 [no change]
Of which DVDs: 1,156 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 342 [no change]

Number of discs in collection: 3,713 [no change]
Number of films in collection: 1,582 [no change]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 5,579 [no change]

See you next week, faithful reader.