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Megazine / Re: Meg 400 - 400th Issue!
« Last post by Southstreeter on Today at 05:31:35 pm »
Thinking of picking up the meg again, but I’m a bit annoyed that the collected Dominion couldn’t have been issued first, given that this seems to contain the sequel. Will it spoil too much if I see the first part of The Torture Garden first?
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Events / Re: Thought Bubble 2018
« Last post by Dr Feeley Good on Today at 05:16:21 pm »
I will be knocking around Saturday in my Judge costume, Judge Jack, say hello if you see me..  ;)
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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by Tiplodocus on Today at 04:04:17 pm »
Kagemusha was my first Kurosawa. At the GFT.
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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on Today at 03:36:16 pm »

Don't we all???

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by Hawkmumbler on Today at 02:46:19 pm »
Seen Kagemusha?
Have the blu-ray! It’s on my list to watch soon, looks qually lush!
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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Last post by Colin YNWA on Today at 02:26:50 pm »

Now that pudding is on the table, as it were, I feel the need to mention the total awesomeness that is black pudding - one of my favourite things. However, I'm not entirely sure our American cousins would believe me if I described it.

So I won't.

I judge any cooked breakfast first and formost on whether it includes the glory that is black pudding.
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Prog / Re: Prog 2099 - Unleash Hell!
« Last post by TordelBack on Today at 01:33:11 pm »
The Booth Conspiracy didn't quite stick the landing, mainly because the Even Stupider Gun subplot didn't go anywhere* - we only got one panel of its effects, and really none of Linus' titular conspiracy had any pay off.  Unless of course we take the title to instead refer to Dredd's ruse, which is quite cool; mind you, that was a drokk-up to, one that left at least four judges moronified. 

OTOH Linus' punishment seems perfectly apt to me, and is in line with a long history of Dredd making stupid sentencing decisions, choosing poetic justice over a swift bullet to the head, and thus leaving Owen Krysler, P. J. Maybe, R. L. Booth and countless others free to menace him again.  As to Malik & Co, presumably they are free to go since they'd set Linus up on Dredd's instruction.  On the question of incriminating footage, well Dredd also has a history of wanting the truth to come out - after an appropriate interval. 

There are some real positives to take from this story, and the mild disappointment I felt at the end: first, I was invested in this storyline, I was busily speculating about how it would end - it was the first story I read this week, which hasn't happened with Dredd for quite a while.  This one felt well integrated into Dredd's world, it had memorable (and surviving) supporting characters that weren't Judges, ex-Judges or foreign Judges, and despite employing the over-used Baddie: The Next Generation reveal, it felt fairly momentous.  These are all good signs for the Eglington as a up-and-coming writer, and for the strip in general.  I hope we see Linus again - and definitely Malik.




*The Stupid Gun was always nonsense, even as a kid I couldn't work out why it was any better than any other gun - but expanded to a larger area of effect, and in Linus' hands, it actually had a point: not just removing lots of judges, but making Justice Dept look stupid.  Even the alternative, some kind of ironic misfire highlighting Linus' stupidity, didn't really happen. 
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Suggestions / Re: Let's bring Ian Gibson back in the from the cold.
« Last post by IndigoPrime on Today at 12:12:01 pm »
Well, like I've said elsewhere, I've nothing against his body of work, nor the prospect of more Gibson art in 2000 AD if his health allowed. I just take umbrage at the nature of responses along those lines in interviews. It feels very much of a certain kind of way of thinking these days, arguing that people are somehow being 'PC', despite someone's actions being knowingly provocative and crapping on a legacy for the sake of some press attention. (And 2000 AD _itself_ has form here – remember that Anderson centrefold in some special or other, or that DeMarco cover? So I'm not singling Gibson out. But I am rather hoping this kind of crap becomes history, and also that people who partake in it understand why perhaps they shouldn't have done so.)

EDIT: And having now seen that Durham Red image, I kind of wish I hadn't. The comments thread beneath it is a fucking sewer as well (where the one person who says he's disappointed in the picture is naturally ridiculed).
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Film & TV / Re: New Dr Who Trailer
« Last post by Tiplodocus on Today at 12:01:22 pm »
Back on topic... i recall quite liking Capaldi's last season so it was annoying to have him move on. However, that trailer looked like New Who but also different. So that's good. I hope.
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Film & TV / Re: New Dr Who Trailer
« Last post by Steve Green on Today at 11:34:34 am »
Not heard of him thankfully, but it definitely seems like the youtube algorithms skew suggested content towards these sort of videos.
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