Saturday, 5 March 2022


Mystery Science Theater 3000
13x01 Santo in the Treasure of Dracula
The new season of MST3K began with a Kickstarter-backers-exclusive premiere last night — 1am UK time, hence me logging it today. After a few technical issues delayed the start, the episode itself was a delight: a perfect movie to be laughed at while still being kinda daftly enjoyable, which, for me, is the MST3K sweetspot (truly awful movies sometimes feel like a slog that the riffers didn't have enough to work with). If they keep up this standard, it should be a good season.

The Wheel
2x13 Episode 13
[Watch various episodes (again) on iPlayer.]

Collection Count

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

Having delayed the monthly running time update from last week, I didn't buy (or sell) a single title this week, so it remains exactly as it would have last time. Isn't that... fundamentally immaterial to anything but this column. Anyway...

Number of titles in collection: 2,788 [no change]
Of which DVDs: 1,055 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 1,733 [no change]
— of which Ultra HD Blu-rays: 154 [no change]

Number of discs in collection: 6,980 [no change]
Number of films: 3,320 [no change]
Number of additional cuts: 252 [no change]
Number of TV episodes: 9,237 [no change]
Number of short films: 949 [no change]

As I said, no changes. Except...

Total running time of collection (approx.):
501 days, 10 hours, and 4 minutes.
(Up 2 days, 17 hours, and 18 minutes from last month.)

See you next week, faithful reader.