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Film & TV / Re: New Rogue Trooper Film!!
« on: 19 July, 2018, 11:00:36 pm »
I'll probably get shot for saying it, but I'm not entirely sure the film needs the Traitor General.

Probably true, he was at his best when he wasn't in the strip at all, although I do like the current Rennie/Holden version.  Betrayal is at the heart of the strip though, so some entity responsible for the massacre needs to appear - even if it's only the Clavell Corporation conducting a field test.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 19 July, 2018, 10:54:23 pm »
Forces Of Destiny.

This is a good point.  I watch any old shite with spaceships'n'splosions in (although in comparison to m'learned Bear I am a cineaste of the most exquisitely refined sensibility), but I have never clapped eyes on Forces of Destiny, nor feel the lack (although I do like the look of the dolls - the Sabine one looks very cool). Similarly, despite being a brainwashed Disney sequel shil, the prospect of Resistance leaves me unmoved - and no-one else in my house has evinced any interest.  And I've bought and read the Poe Dameron comic and the Rose/Paige prequel novel!  What does this all mean?

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 19 July, 2018, 09:48:28 pm »
But let's face it, all this live-action flim-flam and poo-doo is as porg-droppings compared to tonight's happy, happy Star Wars news: It's Back!

Much dancing and cheering in my house.

Never doubted they'd get round to animating the existing voicework eventually, but imagined it was years off yet.  And here's hoping they give the already released 'animatic' episodes the same treatment too.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 19 July, 2018, 04:30:05 pm »
...that children's film with Man-eating Stone-Age Viet-Cong living teddy bears ...


Here's a question: after Chewie and that Giant Space Squid thing in Solo, is it the case that everything Han meets tries to eat him except the dianoga in the Trash Compactor?

Film & TV / Re: New Rogue Trooper Film!!
« on: 19 July, 2018, 04:17:40 pm »
Also, if three of your squad are dead, there's no one to cut out the fourth GIs chip

Bagman could do it - "dispensng laz-scalpel, uh, me!".

As to the culturally-derived names of the War Machine GIs, given that Friday may partly get his name from a Genie ("a real Friday job", or something to that effect), the nicknames may be given by instructors, with a mnemonic component that allows them to remember the trooper's official number. OTOH, we know those troopers do have sanctioned recreational activities - Lucky has a pack of cards, for example - so why not other non-murderous activities/watching the snooker?  They are people, after all. 

Film & TV / Re: New Rogue Trooper Film!!
« on: 19 July, 2018, 03:37:59 pm »
he's a Pathfinder/Scout, so he goes on a head...

No shame. No shame at all.

Film & TV / Re: New Rogue Trooper Film!!
« on: 19 July, 2018, 03:34:00 pm »
"Siri, dispense micro-mines".

When I think about it now, obviously the equipment had a basic vocal-command-and-response OS - the backpack has that little arm, for example, and what use is the helmet if he's not feeding his wearer info.

Film & TV / Re: New Rogue Trooper Film!!
« on: 19 July, 2018, 01:06:29 pm »
i can contain myself no longer! First off, elements of Cinnabar should form the 2nd Act: Charybdis gives a unifying theme through the manufacture of genetically engineered materiel by both sides, plus gives the biochips opportunities to shine (Rogue less so).  As an obstacle to/stage of the hero's journey (Descent into the Abyss! Revelation! Rebirth!), it also serves as exposition about the world, and the nature of the 'sides' in the conflict, especially with added TG involvement. 

Second, War Machine got lots of things right, not least the nicknames: 001=Top, 013=Friday, 008=Eightball etc.  Not sure how to translate this into Helm etc, but its a better path than the one that leads to short-lived member of the team Sammy, and of course the legendary (round these parts) unseen GI, Buttplug.

Also: another vote for Stammels. Non-negotiable.

The element of classic Rogue that always stumped me, even as a nipper, was why GI equipment wasn't equipped with some kind of AI control as standard: Rogue's gear is so phenomenally useful with his dead buddies on board, that it seems wasteful not to build that functionality in.  Solving the problem of the biochips(how? why? where?)  is key to this thing working - leaving them out removes so much of the premise that it would be up there with helmetless Dredd as a no-no.

Off Topic / Re: Seriously Misread Solicitations
« on: 28 June, 2018, 11:16:00 am »

So what you're saying is that the cold never bothered them anyway...? 

Had to break my silence after one hour, didn't I.  Resuming stealth mode.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 28 June, 2018, 08:40:49 am »
24,000 is a dangerous age, Cynthia.

I think I shall rest my keyboard (if not my eyes) at this base-ten apposite point, and attend to real life for a while.  Stay slappy, peeps and creeps!

General / Re: 2000 AD Art Stars Summer 2018 - Judge Dredd
« on: 28 June, 2018, 08:24:31 am »
This thread is a right treat!  Love the stylised Dredd in Derek Callanan's Mrs Gunderson: The Early Years, like a mountain of justice!  And that Radiator crowd scene, gulp!

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 27 June, 2018, 04:23:40 pm »
Surely that's Death cosplaying as her little brother...

General / Re: So what ever happened to Stickleback???
« on: 26 June, 2018, 10:40:50 pm »
At least Vanguard had an ending.

Did it?

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 26 June, 2018, 11:08:22 am »
My irony radar is in a shambles after years of reading posts from Prof Bear.


Books & Comics / Re: The Daily ZARJAZ!
« on: 26 June, 2018, 09:15:44 am »
Stak!   :o   Get that pencil-monkey a spot in the prog NOW, Thargy-baby.  After Bolt-01 has stockpiled enough pages for his own purposes and received his usual finder's fee, obviously...

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