Archive: November 3rd, 2002


In anticipation of the arrival of my lovely new iMac with with its 17 inch screen and superdrive, I decided to pre-emptively stock up with some DVDs.

Like an African nation leapfrogging over landlines straight to mobile ‘phones, I’m going to own a DVD playing device without ever having owned a video.

With fortuituos timing, a Blockbuster branch is opening just down the road from me. They were still stocking the shelves today though, so I continued down to HMV where they having a “two for the price of one” offer.

I picked up two of my favourite science fiction films: Ridley Scott’s Alien and its sequel, James Cameron’s Aliens. I figured they’d make a nice pair.