Saturday 14 June 2014


Celebrity Fifteen to One
1x02 (13/6/2014 edition)
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
1x05 The Hospital Visit
With Sarah Jane Smith!


Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (2008)
[#50 in 100 Films in a Year 2014]

Plus the DVD's special features, which included a short EPK-y "making of", an even shorter overview of teen teams in Marvel comics, and some extended trailers for the Hulk Vs shorts that made them look so good I went and ordered the Blu-ray (a US import only £2 dearer than buying the UK DVD).


The Lady Astronaut of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Third Hugo Best Novelette nominee. It's a really great story, in an alternate-history SF setting, but about people and characters in that world (which is quickly, effectively sketched) rather than the world itself. It's overall quality is a light year beyond the other two, in my estimation.

You can read it online at the above link.

Collection Count

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

This week, the two '60s Thunderbirds movies on US Blu; two cuts of Oliver Stone's Alexander, one of them superseding The Final Cut; and an upgrade for Atonement.

Also this week, a running time update (hurrah!)

Number of titles in collection: 1,680 [up 2]
Of which DVDs: 1,200 [down 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 480 [up 3]

Number of discs in collection: 4,176 [up 3]
Number of films in collection: 1,805 [up 4]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 6,147 [no change]
Number of short films in collection: 410 [no change]

Total running time of collection (approx.):
299 days, 10 hours, and 58 minutes.
(Up 1 day, 2 hours, and 41 minutes from last month.)

That'll be over 300 days next month, most likely!

But before that... see you next week, faithful reader.