Saturday 4 October 2014


Doctor Who
34x07 Kill the Moon
This may well be the first classic of the Capaldi era. Not everyone on Twitter agreed though, so we'll see... but it felt great to me.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Doctor Who Extra
1x07 Kill the Moon
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Pointless Celebrities
6x18 (4/10/14 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
[#98 in 100 Films in a Year 2014]


Lost ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Film Discovered After Almost a Century
by Kevin Noonan (from Variety)
A nearly 100-year-old silent film version of “Sherlock Holmes” starring famed Holmes thespian and American actor William Gillette has been discovered at the Cinémathèque Française
Exciting! Lord knows how us normal people who don't attend silent film festivals will ever get to see it, but, y'know, we'll see.

What It's like to Fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites Class
by Derek Low
This looks amazing! Definitely sits high on the list of "things to do if I win an insane amount on the Lottery".

Collection Count

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

Nothing again -- again! -- this week. I imagine it'll be quite a small monthly running time update, then...

Number of titles in collection: 1,697 [no change]
Of which DVDs: 1,203 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 494 [no change]

Number of discs in collection: 4,232 [no change]
Number of films in collection: 1,830 [no change]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 6,242 [no change]
Number of short films in collection: 438 [no change]

Plus this week it's time for a running time update, so...

Total running time of collection (approx.):
304 days, 18 hours, and 3 minutes.
(Up 10 hours and 13 minutes from last month.)

It's approaching the time when all of the summer's big blockbusters hit disc, and as I skipped them all at the cinema I'll be buying a fair few. Hopefully these updates will get a bit livelier then, then.

See you next week, faithful reader.