Sunday 5 December 2021


Doctor Who
39x06 Flux, Chapter Six: The Vanquishers [season finale]
This season started well, but can Chibnall stick the landing?, no, of course he can't!
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Doctor Who: Twelve Angels Weeping by Dave Rudden
8. The Silence: Student Bodies


Pressure Machine by the Killers

Last year, I caught up on the Killers albums I'd missed in time for their new one. And this year, they've got another new one — but I'm on the ball this time. Well, I say "on the ball": I bought it when it came out back in August and have had it sat next to me on my desk waiting to be played for almost four months. Time flies, eh?

Anyway, this feels like a more folksy and melancholic offering from the band. It'd probably be interesting to look back over all their LPs and chart their change/development from zeitgeisty cool rock to this more adult, less radio-friendly style.

Collection Count

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

Among this week's additions is Criterion's UHD release of Citizen Kane. If you're a Blu-ray fan you'll probably have heard that BD 1 is faulty, but I'm not sure I can be bothered getting it replaced — I bought this for the 4K disc and special features, not the 1080p film disc. And this is my third copy of Kane (I own it on a UK DVD and US BD, which I'm keeping for the different special features), so I never needed that 'fourth' version anyway.

Number of titles in collection: 2,724 [up 5]
Of which DVDs: 1,058 [down 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 1,666 [up 6]
— of which Ultra HD Blu-rays: 135 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 6,817 [up 11]
Number of films: 3,191 [up 5]
Number of additional cuts: 242 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes: 9,119 [no change]
Number of short films: 898 [up 7]

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

Total running time of collection (approx.):
490 days, 16 hours, and 8 minutes.
(Up 2 days and 21 hours from last month.)

Oh, by the way, I just caved to ordering a massive haul in the All the Anime Christmas sale. So if that turns up promptly — along with various new releases I've got on preorder — next week could be a big'un. (Frankly, whenever the Anime order turns up, that week will be a big'un.)

See you then, faithful reader.

this week on 100 Films

No new reviews were published to 100 Films in a Year this week (as usual these days), but it was time for the monthly review — and in it, a tease about the blog's future...

Writing this post made me realise that I never actually shared the October montly review! So, here's that too...

More (perhaps, but probably not) next Sunday.