Post by the Omrud Post by Fenny
I'm half considering whether I should get rid of my collection of VHS
tapes, but then I'd have to buy new copies of things. I've already
got the whole of Babylon 5 and BtVS on DVD, but my Star Trek
collection is pretty large. Plus all the other films and tv shows,
which probably aren't all available on DVD.
The whole of Star Trek (TV) is on Netflix. Over 740 episodes. My
Five-Year Mission is to watch them all. I'm nearing the end of TOS at
the moment, and I'm slipping in the Animated Series.
The problem with the streaming services is that things come and go.
The whole of BtVS and Angel *were* on Amazon Prime. Then they
weren't. The whole of SG-1 and SGA *were* on Now TV. I think SG-1 is
back because it's being shown on one of the Sky channels again.
I had a Blinkbox account (Tesco's digital film & tv arm), then it was
sold to TalkTalk and they didn't have the rights to some things I'd
bought, so I lost them. It's just been sold to Rakuten, who don't
have the rights to some things I've bought, so I've lost those. Even
the UltraViolet online digital library thingy has changed and I've
lost copies and can't link things to my library any more.
Why is it that if you buy a book, tape, CD, DVD, etc, you get to keep
it (plus any digital download the seller seems fit to offer) and can
lend the physical copy to anyone you like or read/watch it whenever
you want to, but if you buy a digital version of something, you don't
actually own it and the right to consume it can be removed at any
I'm currently mainlining Brothers & Sisters on Now TV and quite
enjoying the occasional sight of Rob Lowe shirtless. And all the
other beautiful people who make up the extended Walker family.