Ok, so by mistake, I'd ordered the handsome BBC Shakespeare Collection, thinking what a great deal it was with its 37 plays for only 160$ (when the old boxed sets, two of which I already owned, were 100$ for only 5 plays), but neglecting to notice the thing was REGION 2. Oh noes! I didn't really want to switch my computer's Region because I need it to play Region 1s too. My Xbox? It would change the games' region as well, shoot! DVD player hack? None that I could find for my machine. Then I realized I had a crappy 30$ player in my room, looked it up on the Internet and found... it was Region-free right out of the box! All this time, I could have been munching on Region 2-only releases like Blake's 7 and The Hollow Crown! Still, RESULT! Oh, and I also got Luther Season 2 (see below).
RPGs: Still planning Season 2 of my Doctor Who RPG (after a two-year hiatus), and this week tweaked a returning player's companion. Fred has decided that Corey (played by John Leguizamo), a fast-talking trouble magnet from a few centuries in the future and left behind in Renaissance Venice at the end of Season 1, has had five years to acclimate to his new period in history, where he has become an instant hit writing comedia del arte. It'll be a flamboyant and perhaps a little more arrogant Corey that will rejoin the Shepherd on the TARDIS. As a joke, I've put this picture on the character sheet:
In only slightly connected news, I've started to build the pdf document for the Unofficial Expanded Universe First Doctor RPG sourcebook. You can open it HERE. I'm adding entries every day, most written by main contributor MisterHarry. As soon as I'm done with the layouts for his stuff (guy's a write-up MACHINE, there are lots), I'll be able to do the ones I assigned myself.
Hyperion to a Satyr posts this week:
Act IV, Scene 4 - Hamlet 2000
Your Daily Splash Page this week features a splash from every DC title, alphabetically, from JLA Classified to JSA.