April 7th, 2014

Star Wars - logo

April the seventh be with you.

When it comes to "DVD extras that missed a trick," the absence of iso-scores on the Star Wars DVDs (and indeed Blu-Rays) is probably close to the top of the pile (the similar absence on the Lord of the Rings discs would also be up there).

On a related note, am slightly miffed that although (as far as I can tell) the scores to both Star Wars* and The Empire Strikes Back are available in the iTunes store, Return of the Jedi is strangely absent. Still, the CD's available fairly cheaply. As I've ripped both Lapti Nek and the original Ewok Celebration track from my old vinyl copy, once I get the CD I'll be as close as possible to having the complete original score, AFAIK…

*No. Sorry. I refuse to call it A New Hope. I have standards, for goodness sake...
Mini me

Good game, good game..?

I'm just going to make, in light of a TV programme that returned for its fourth season last night, to make a confession.

I've never seen Game of Thrones (herein: GoT).

I've not read the books, either.

I'm not really likely to, to be honest. I realised a little while back that, with the exception of Tolkein and Pratchett, I far prefer science fiction to fantasy, and from what I've heard of GoT (two words: Red Wedding) I suspect it's quite likely to squick me out if I ever did watch it, given my low tolerance for gore and bloodshed.

Don't get me wrong - I'm aware of it as a cultural phenomenon, and I even have a t-shirt with a picture of Iron Man on the Iron Throne, and am well aware of the relevance. And I don't dislike GoT - that would kind of require actually having read and/or seen it.

But yeah. Given that loads of people seem to be posting about GoT on LJ and Facebook - and I know that quite a few of my friends really like it - I just thought I'd mention it. If you engage me in conversation about it and I don't have anything to say, I'm not being funny, I just don't have an opinion.

Hope that clears that up.
Sherlock - duo

Oh, I'm confused now…

...it's not difficult.

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are playing Richard III.

It's not like that thing that Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller did a while back where they both played Frankenstein. Freeman is appearing as Richard III on stage (at the Trafalgar Studios) later this year, whereas Cumberbatch is appearing in the role in the second series of The Hollow Crown.

Anyway, yes. Initial confusion has now been replaced by a bromance/RPS scenario where they while away the evenings testing each other on their lines. Someone's got to write fic of that...