Stargate Archives

Wednesday, 22 April 2009


More info is now emerging about the upcoming full series release on DVD and Blu-ray due July 28. I have the mini-series and first season on HD DVD and DVD but restrained myself from buying the second, third and fourth so a full series boxset is just about workable:)

Monday, 20 April 2009


After Five decided not to show the fifth season of House (they were expected to push it back to the summer) they chose not to renew so SKY1 have picked up the PAY rights including HD but no info in Free rights so no word on a SKY3 screening at a later date.
On a side note I just bought season4 on DVD for a tenner.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Turn Coat

I've just read the latest Dresden File novel "Turn Coat" which was released the other day.
An enjoyable read but quite a dark novel certainly lacking much of the humour from previous stories but once you read it you will understand why.
The first few chapters can be heard read by Jim on the Butcher Block.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Tricia Helfer 35 today

Tricia adds a year to her age this day, she just keeps getting better and better with guest appearences on Burn Notice and Chuck and the upcoming Warehouse13.

Offical Website of her gorgeousness.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Red Dwarf: Return To Earth and other Scifi

The long awaited reunion of the boys from the dwarf makes it's debut on Dave tonight at 11.30pm, yes I know hardly primetime but I suppose they think the fans will tune in or record it regardless.

Dr Who returns with the first of three specials tomorrow on BBC1 at 6.45 and simulcast in HD and the day after SKY1's adapatiation of Skellig screens at 7pm.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Back in the saddle

Right I've installed the new boot drive and a clean install of XP SP3 and after spending most of the afternoon install apps while intermitintly watching the footy, House and Chuck I am quite happy with the final result. XP boots up very fast even with the software overhead added to it and the overall performance is much smoother than before. I have moved both Newsleecher and Itunes storage folders off the boot drive which may be helping out there but as always I think there is a need for more hard drive space:)

Friday, 3 April 2009

SKY HD and PC fun

My SKY+HD has been updated with the new GUI, much more modern than the previous one which was based on the 1998 vintage GUI first seen with the launch of SKY D.

After the performance issues with various anti-virus applications and overall "not right" feeling I've been getting from the PC I am about to add a new WD Velociraptor as my boot drive and run a clean install of XP SP3, Vista still has issues with a few apps I need. I could be back in a couple of hours or heaven forbid the whole weekend, things seldom go smoothly:)

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Harpers Island

A new mini-series premieres on the 9th, it's been picked up by the BBC but no idea if an airdate has been decided upon.

Anti-Virus Software

I upgraded to the new AVG 8.5 free package and my PC suddenly decided it would take over 4 minutes to bootup and overall seemed very sluggish especially when opening a drive. I uninstalled it and downloaded the trial of Kaspersky AV but that demanded I uninstall my Zonealarm firewall. Next I tried the trial from McAfee but that quite frankly turned my PC into a treacle sponge so that got uninstalled as well:)

I'm going to try the well reviewed free offering Avast! next and if that doesn't work I'll try to get AVG8.0 again.