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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Last post by radiator on Today at 09:23:53 pm »
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.

Heard a lot of good things, and it really lives up to the hype. Real comfort food TV. The cast are all great, but the lead is astonishingly good - such an assured, sparky performance from a relatively unknown actor.

One peculiar thing about it though is that while the show itself looks like it cost an absolute fortune - the costumes, sets and props are Mad Men-level immaculate, the title card and credits look almost laughably low-rent, like they are placeholders or something. Not that it really matters I suppose.
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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Last post by WhizzBang on Today at 09:20:17 pm »
That was possibly the funniest one ever - I was sniggering away with my hand covering my mouth to stop myself laughing out loud on the train.

One of my favourite things ever said on the show was at the end of the Sam Slade Verdus story where Conrad declared it 'another successful genocide for a 2000ad character!'.

Conrad declared an interest in peoples 2000AD origin stories in this latest episode and invited listeners to write in so here is mine.

I was 9 or 10 year old Eagle reader (it was pretty good, especially the Dan Dare which was closer to the original Frank Hampsen one, and Doomlord by John Wagner) and there was a boy who lived near me who was 13 who I looked up to a bit and thought he was really cool. He told me 2000AD was far better than The Eagle and lent me the run of progs containing Judge Death Lives. I loved it and immediately took up 2000AD from prog 300 which had a free Dredd badge with it.

Thanks for the laughs guys - keep them coming.
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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by Professor Bear on Today at 09:18:47 pm »
I know we've been over this time and time again, sorry, but I think it's worth repeating.  While the lefties and liberals were listening to Russell Brand on his non-voting soapbox a few years back, Cameron was sailing comfortably into number 10.  So Russell Brand changed his mind.

He didn't really change his mind, he endorsed the Greens, which is as good as not voting B'DUM TISH.

You seem to be remembering things differently to me, as I recall the lefties and liberals hated and despised Brand in the same way they currently hate and despise Corbyn, right down to the sneering condescension as they retweeted skewed Guardian headlines and bat away any suggestion that they're still being led around by the nose.
Two things worth remembering are (1) that Brand's Damascene conversion from being an unbearable knob to being an unbearable lefty knob has changed his natural audience from 20 and 30-something readers of The Sun to politically homeless youths, and if Brand had just browbeaten that audience into voting Labour because they were the lesser of two evils, it would have backfired just like it did for Hillary Clinton's cheerleaders, because (2) back when he was telling people not to bother voting, he was right: there wasn't clear water between the Tories and New Labour.  I'm not even sure if Milliband had won that we'd have avoided Brexit, because if there's one thing his Labour party loved, it was meaningless but politically-suicidal populist gestures like that marble monument he spent 30 grand on.
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Megazine / Re: Meg 392 - Dredd vs Death
« Last post by SmallBlueThing(Reborn) on Today at 09:15:38 pm »
I'm now so into Lawless it hurts. Have dug out my back issues to read the whole bloody lot while herself is on nights AND bought myself some reading glasses that HAVE LIGHTS ON THEM so as to be able to read through the night, without having to lay down the other end of the bed.
That was probably more information about the geography and lighting of our bedroom than you needed to know, I apologise.
Heston! Love him! Movie Death (well, almost)! Love it! Devlin! Top stuff! Confirm! Ah, bliss!
This is the best the Meg has been in years. May even start buying my eldest a copy.
SBT
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Prog / Re: Prog 2064 - Return of the Mac!
« Last post by SmallBlueThing(Reborn) on Today at 09:10:24 pm »
I've sorta' half convinced myself, for no apparent reason it seems, that there's not much in the prog for me at the moment. Then I actually read the damn thing, and love it to bits. All except Brass Sun, which I'm afraid makes my enjoyment come to a clunking halt every week.
But everything else- even Bad Company- was blistering this week. Where else could you find such diverse storytelling, and the likes of ABC Warriors sitting next to Bad Company and Savage? Just fantastic. Zarjaz, even.
SBT
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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by Tjm86 on Today at 08:42:24 pm »
As ever with right wingers, just look at what they're raging at to find an explanation for their behavior.  In Trump's case, it's "fake news"
Worse, a recent poll (yes, I know) has over 4 in 10 Republicans believing accurate but negative news was "fake news". We're all screwed.

This ... this .... this .... this here!!!!! This is the reality of Trump's crime; not just against the US but the whole world.  Anything that one chooses to disagree with is now 'fake news'.  What was once the sole purview of the tinfoil hat brigade is now the political dictator's rebuttal de jure.  Trump has becoming the living embodiment of the old axiom; repeat a lie often enough and people will believe it. 
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General / Re: What happened to Myra Hancock?
« Last post by Molch-R on Today at 08:32:47 pm »
Having chatted to David Hine about Tao De Moto some time last year, I believe Myra now lives in the far east and, if I remember correctly (there was beer involved at the time so I'm not 100%) doesn't write anymore.
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Film & TV / Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
« Last post by Tiplodocus on Today at 08:19:29 pm »
Really enjoyed that. Minor niggles about how easily she was able to get to the right bits of the tape but because it was set up well other than that, I'll let them off.

But... without the reverse structure it would have just been a straightforward tale with escalating violence. But I liked the idea of examining the way (and timing) of information being delivered to the viewer affects the impact.
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Jeez, I’m too old for comics. I have no recollection of any of that!
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General / Re: ABC Warriors timeline in light of comments in Fallout
« Last post by Dark Jimbo on Today at 07:17:27 pm »
There was a rumble, the Warriors were on the brink of defeat and then Steelhorn rocked up with his Implosion Hammer and sent them away on their toes, abandoning Mek-Quake to his fate. They turned up again briefly at the end of 'Return to Mars', vowing to settle the score one day.
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