Saturday 1 September 2012


Doctor Who
33x00b Pond Life Part 2
33x00c Pond Life Part 3
33x00d Pond Life Part 4
33x00e Pond Life Part 5
33x01 Asylum of the Daleks

I suspect Pond Life will work better as a single thing than it ever did in five parts, which is no bad thing.

And then the main course... Well, with the amount of attention thats's on Who -- including, apparently, no less than four preview screenings in four different countries -- it's incredible they managed to keep such a big secret for so long. What's also nice is that, as viewers with such a high awareness of behind-the-scenes machinations, we know this is going to have Big Consequences for Christmas and beyond; as will the ending, of course.

But until then, this works with their stated aim: to make a blockbuster movie every week. Not the most blockbustery movie episode ever, even by Who's standards (despite some grand bits, like the Parliament of the Daleks, Skaro, and the mountain range, it gets a bit self-contained once they're in the asylum), but pretty good nonetheless.

[Watch Pond Life and Asylum of the Daleks (again) at those links.]

London 2012 Paralympics
Day Three
[Watch archived and live (when it's on) coverage on Channel 4's Paralympics site.]


Joss Whedon Talks All Things Marvel: The Avengers 2, the S.H.I.E.L.D. Show, and Cut Scenes
by Kyle Buchanan (from Vulture)

Some interesting snippets from Mr Whedon on various bits & bobs mentioned in that title. Don't expect great insights, it's too early for that.

Collection Count

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

Number of titles in collection: 1,509 [up 2]
Of which DVDs: 1,161 [up 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 348 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 3,737 [up 4]
Number of films in collection: 1,592 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 5,631 [up 13]

See you next week, faithful reader.