I haven't seen Reboot since it was on tv in the uk, except for a little of series 2-3 that I thought was 3-4 at the time. So recently I've rewatched the first 9 episodes. It is awesome. The cult references, the puns, all the little touches, but also the tech jargon - whether correctly implemented or horribly misused fits together to make one hell of a cartoon. It moves a lot faster than I remember as a kid, but I never watched it all together before - when you watch weekly, you get the feeling of stuff happening between episodes that you lose when you watch them consecutively.
We also watched another episode of Excel Saga (fantastic - if you haven't seen it you should give it a try. It's so... well, it's bizarre. It breaks a few anime conventions, and over-implements others brilliantly) and some webcomic-animation spinoff podcasts that John downloaded to his video-ipod, which I'm grudgingly impressed with. The screen is nice :)
Then John suggested we watch Evil Dead, which I haven't actually seen before, and he said it's been ages since he watched - I've seen 2 and 3, which I love, but never got round to 1.
Following that, we went through the extras, and I now fully intend to watch some of 'Jack Of All Trades' and 'Brisco County Jr.'. When I worked at HMV, a lot of people who had video collections wanted to keep buying video, because they thought they'd have to rebuy everything on DVD otherwise. One reason I used to suggest making the switch now was because of the extras you get with DVD, and often I was told "Oh, I never watch the extras".
These people are fools.
I fucking love DVD extras. They bring so much to a movie - whether it's the process behind the shifting in 'An American Werewolf in London', or the R2D2 and C3PO hyroglyphs carved into a pillar in 'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arc' or just some interview with some random cast or crew member, it gives you a feeling for why the film is the way it is.
Directors should be made to watch these. Producers too - then maybe we'd see a little more animatronics and prosthetics, a little less cgi. Don't get me wrong - I like cgi, but it's not foolproof yet. Some of the old techniques are fantastic - and it shows in the movies.
Anyways, on to Reboot ep 10!