Stargate Archives

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Charlie Jade

This Canadian/South African scifi series (recently shown on FXUK and now on the UK Scifi channel) has an exclusive R2 release as a full season boxset for the very attractive price of £11.97 from Amazon UK. There is also a dedicated commentary podcast intended to partner the US screening so that's worth making a note of as well, Verse.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

PS3 part2

A bit of a surprise but the PS3 started working again and long enough to get into the settings and reset the system, wiped the drive which was pretty full. The console continued to work for over a day and watched a Blu-ray on it and then red flashing light once again.
It certainly seems to be an overheating issue and while I can make use of the US warranty I have to cover shipping to the US which isn't going to happen:)

Anyhow, looking into a cooling approach (so Voodoo graphics) so there is hope.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

He shoots he scores, I can live with Kosh.

So what Scifi/Fantasy character are you?

Thanks to Rachel over on ScifiDig forums for the link

Sunday, 22 June 2008


So I was watching Reign Of Fire last night, average picture but good soundtrack and the picture froze about half way through, had to reboot the PS3 and now it seems to be dead.
Not a huge problem if it was a UK machine but it's a US import and that seriously complicates things to the point I think it is scrap.

Friday, 20 June 2008

Top Gear returns to BBC2 this Sunday, it's been a long wait and no doubt will be pre-empted for sports sometime during it's run.

I've got 3 new Blu-ray pre-orders from Movietyme....
  • Pushing Daises
  • Smallville
  • Sarah Conner Chronicles

I guess sooner or later Lost can be added to the HD list as well.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

I know I am a bit of a collector when it comes to media of all sorts hence the 2.5Tb hard drive capacity the PC has access too but I never really thought I would fill the 40gig on the PS3!

Saturday, 14 June 2008


Oh my.......

Twiddling my thumbs

It's been a quiet few days, nothing special happening at work or at home.
The Euro2008 championships are on telly but then the 20/20 Cricket has started as well and that is my first choice in TV viewing, probably the best form of cricket at the moment hence the Stanford $20 million dollar game in Antigua, details here.

Grabbed a few more HD DVD movies for under a fiver each but I think that's it now for that format.

Saturday, 7 June 2008


Jumper arrived in the post on Blu-ray this morning, it was a blind buy well more to the point one of the 10 movies I choose to be included in the PS3 bundle.
Having just watched the movie my final thought at the end was the movie could start now, it really was roughly 90minutes of buildup and very little pay off, the sequel might actually be worth watching. I've never read the novel but it was discussed on The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas podcast so I was perhaps expecting a lot more from the movie.

Friday, 6 June 2008

Trek on HD DVD

I vowed never to buy this HD DVD combo but Amazon Canada were selling it for £25 and well I can put away my distaste for combos for that price, even with the £12 import penalty I got hit with still made it a good deal.
The set can still be bought for $49.99 Canadian Dollars, linky.

A nice surprise to see the CH4 HD are going to show Reaper from the start, it's been on there E4 channel in SD widescreen so I didn't bother as I had already seen the show via other means.