Saturday 11 June 2022


2x02 Pork is a Sausage
[Watch it (again) on All 4.]


Top Gun 3D (1986)
[3rd or so watch]
[#36 in The All-New 100 Films in a Year Challenge 2022]

I remember loving this as a kid — though, as is so often the case with movies from my childhood, I don't actually know how many times I saw it. We weren't great rewatchers in my household, so I don't imagine I've seen it more than two, maybe three, times, max. Whatever the number, this is the first time I've seen it for about 25–30 years. I've been meaning to get round to revisiting it for years too: I've owned it since DVD, then bought the 3D Blu-ray five years ago too. Obviously, the sequel has finally provoked my rewatch. I think it holds up as good fun, so long as you're on board with its cheesy '80s-ness.

Audio Drama / Podcasts

Doctor Who: Redacted
1x06 Recruits
1x07 Requiem
I do wonder how much the main character in this is an author stand-in, because she's frequently annoying and selfish, but the drama seems to think she's always in the right, and is doing that thing of making her "special", with abilities and insights and whatnot that no one else has. Anyway, Recruits might be the best instalment so far, but that's not saying a whole deal. Only three more to go. I hope the explanation of what's going on, whenever it finally comes, is worth it.
[Listen to Recruits and Requiem (again) on BBC Sounds.]


Escape from Monkey Island
And I'm done. Just over 10½ hours in the end, which is longer than expected. I blame the controls. I did also try to be exhaustive with the dialogue trees — that's part of the point after all, right? And I got stuck for a bit on a part that's notoriously buggy, but I managed to make it work eventually.

So, four down, just one to go... or five, depending how you count it...

Collection Count

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

Seven new titles this week, and pretty straightforward too — only one's an upgrade, and only one has anything more than "1 film" to add to the below stats (it's an additional cut).

Number of titles in collection: 2,857 [up 6]
Of which DVDs: 1,055 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 1,802 [up 6]
— of which Ultra HD Blu-rays: 174 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 7,092 [up 7]
Number of films: 3,407 [up 6]
Number of additional cuts: 264 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes: 9,281 [no change]
Number of short films: 962 [no change]

See you next week, faithful reader.