This is not the continuation of When Worlds Collide and a Pair of Striped Tights - I might pop that up at the weekend. At some point. Maybe?
No, this is the third quarter's worth of stuff I've read, watched and listened to.
∘ Some more of Little, Big, by John Crowley - No, I still haven't finished it. I'm convinced pages, nay, entire chapters get added when I'm not looking!
∘ A Prayer for the Crown-Shy (A Monk and Robot Book, vol. 2), by Becky Chambers - Just lovely and warm and thoughtful and wonderful. A tonic for these trying times.
∘ The Guncle, by Steven Rowley - as recommended by The Very Mistress.
∘ Beyond Uhura, Nichelle Nichols - The great lady's 1994 biography (more from her later).
∘ Ghosts, S4 (BBC iPlayer) - Best thing on TV (even better than Star Trek)! This clever, funny, heartwarming - and also quite sad in some places - sitcom about a young couple sharing a house with a load of bickering, but mostly well-meaning ghosts, has cemented itself in my heart since I discovered it at the start of this year.
∘ Star Trek: Lower Decks, S3 eps 1 - 6 (Amazon Prime) - My favourite Trek show is just getting better and better!
∘ Moonfall (Amazon Prime) - I'm still not convinced that this wasn't a cheese dream.
∘ Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+) - All I could have hoped for (except for the final episode, which I didn't care for at all, really), with lashings and lashings of Anson Mount's Captain Pike. Mmmmmmm...
∘ Star Trek: Prodigy, Season 1 Part 1 (Paramount+) - Star Trek for kids, but still rather entertaining.
∘ Phwooooarrr! Love an- Um, I mean, Thor: Love and Thunder (Cromer cinema, and then on Disney+ at my sister, Inexcuseable's) - I couldn't care less about the storyline/acting/costumes etc. it's the specific lack of a costume in a certain scene that makes this worth watching!
∘ Everything Everywhere All At Once (Amazon Prime) - Just don't turn it off when the credits start to roll...
∘ The Planets (BBC iPlayer) - More Professor Brian Cox? Yes, please, Mary!
∘ Plaire, aimer et courir vite [Sorry Angel] (BBC iPlayer) - A rather sad French film set in 1993 depicting the psychological effects of AIDS in a burgeoning relationship. Still, Pierre Deladonchamps is a total fox!
∘ Cunk on Britain and Cunk on Earth (BBC iPlayer) - "Titan 1C: The worlds first single-use submarine." Bwah hah hah hah haaaaa!!!
∘ Queen Elizabeth II's funeral (BBC) - I can't believe this is a thing that I have seen and have typed?! The very idea still seems preposterous.
∘ Space Station 76 (DVD) - The 70s in space, complete with repressed homosexuality, a female captain, a robot doctor, and as much Valium as you like. Amazing! (Except for all the gerbil deaths... [even though I suspect they're actually hamsters])
∘ Edward Scissorhands (DVD) - Shut up! I'm not crying, you are!
∘ One Hour Photo (DVD) - Robin Williams at his most creepy.
∘ Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (DVD) - What an absolute crock! I can't believe I used to like this, and that Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman agreed to be in it?!
∘ Green Wing (DVD) - I don't remember seeing the ending the first time around (I can't have watched it), so this was a nice surprise. Although, it'd've been even nicer if she'd've married the other one and let Sue White get her claws into that smarmy tosser!
∘ Ghosts, S1 - 3 (BBC iPlayer) - getting ready for the fourth series!
* Post title from "He Came!", series 3's Christmas Special
∘ Star Trek: Lower Decks, S1 & 2 (Amazon Prime) - getting ready for the third season!
∘ Donnie Darko (DVD) - Ahhhh... Jake Gyllenhaal when he was young (which is okay because I was young-ish when this came out, too).
∘ The League of Gentlemen, S1 - 3 (DVD) - "This is a local shop for local people, there's nothing for you here!"
∘ Galaxy Quest (DVD) - One of my favourite Star Trek films!
∘ Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (DVD) - "I'm the Mary." "No, I'm the Mary!"
∘ "Holiday" Confidence Man - Thank you, Jon - I'm just about used to her voice, now.
∘ "Hypnotized" Sophie Ellis Bextor x @Wuh Oh - First featured here when I was caught in the throes of a frisson!
∘ mascara streakz AlteRed ImAges (I've written it like this because that's how it appears on the album cover) - Yes, I only went and bought the album! All thanks to Jon when he featured the titular song. "Glitterball" can be found here, and this is "Beautiful Thing" (another favourite):
∘ "Heart Attack" Editors - again, thanks to Jon because he featured "Kiss" which led me to this one
∘ "Duel" Propaganda (last heard here)
∘ "Tokyo" White Lies (last heard here)
∘ "Hey Boy" Nichelle Nichols
That's it for September. We'll see you Over the Cusp in a couple of days or so...