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Suggestions / Re: Dredd compared to The Punisher on Netflix
« on: 10 January, 2018, 05:40:03 pm »
You seemed to have missed the one big difference between the characters.

One is a vigilante and the other ... do I have to say it!!!

In audience terms this is the fundamental difference between the two.

Vigilantes are a staple of US culture: Batman and almost all superheroes and cowboys; Death Wish, Falling Down, Gran Torino, The Equaliser, Man on Fire, John Wick, to a certain degree Dirty Harry – and Liam Neeson.

US audiences especially have liked the heavy-handed lone crusader fighting socety's perceived ills but not always the man of authority wearing the badge and waving the big stick.

I think that could be overstated. American audiences do have an affinity for "maverick" types, but authority figures can also be popular characters. Dredd (the character) is not dissimilar to the sheriff in a Western, for example.
And its not as if Dredd has not stood up to those in overall power.
He led the revolt against Judge Cal. He defied the Council of 5 over the Judge Child. He has resigned in protest and forced a Chief Judge to step down. It was virtually him versus the entire department over the Mutant issue.
In many ways he's the authority figure as they should be. More of a John Wayne than a Dark Knight?

Suggestions / Re: Dredd compared to The Punisher on Netflix
« on: 09 January, 2018, 11:03:54 pm »
You seemed to have missed the one big difference between the characters.

One is a vigilante and the other ... do I have to say it!!!

Film & TV / Re: Red Dwarf XII
« on: 23 October, 2017, 09:19:59 pm »
More importantly what exactly is the recipe for "Sugar Puff" Sandwiches?

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 12 October, 2017, 04:29:04 am »
Okay am I alone in seeing Plif the Hoojib in the trailer?

Film & TV / Re: New Doctor
« on: 25 July, 2017, 09:00:15 pm »
I keep forgetting the Rochdale Herald exists, weird thing to associate with the hometown.
In Richmond & Twickenham the Local Paper is "The Informer"!

Film & TV / Re: New Doctor
« on: 16 July, 2017, 06:23:23 pm »
Unfortunately I can't get the image of her as the dull-witted receptionist on St. Trinian's out of my head. This is going to be a problem.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« on: 02 July, 2017, 08:27:16 pm »
The Good:

Missy/ The Master Shooting Himself/ Herself in the back!

The Bad:

Another Cop-Out on "Killing" The Companion

The Ugly:

Going straight to the Nu-Who Cybermen. Shouldn't Mondasian Cybermen evolve into Classic-Who Cybermen :-*

Help! / Re: Galway bound - Hive-mind recommendations?
« on: 23 June, 2017, 12:37:34 pm »
If you like Historic Military Fortifications, there are some mint-condition Martello Towers around Galway Bay.

General / Re: Cameos in early progs
« on: 08 June, 2017, 01:00:47 pm »
Depending on how early?

How about all the talk show hosts who interviewed Walter the Robot in "The Day the Law Died"

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« on: 04 June, 2017, 07:14:46 pm »
Whenever there's a plot revolving around a planet wide invasion it always turns out to be a rubbish story.
Dr Who is much better when he's saving a small outpost or a space station or something.

Yes, planetary invasions require explosions. Insane monologues, someone going Ha!Ha!Ha!
(And preferably Daleks randomly gunning down bystanders ... that's what Daleks are for!)

Film & TV / Re: Babylon 5 - Rewatching the series now
« on: 01 June, 2017, 02:13:48 pm »
"Only one human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari Fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else!"

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« on: 22 May, 2017, 02:18:04 pm »
Best line in the episode

"Look up The Doctor ... under Cause of Death!"

Film & TV / Re: The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
« on: 20 May, 2017, 08:28:23 pm »
I liked The Dark Crystal but the twist was so obvious that it ruined things a bit.

The Goonies is horrible shouty rubbish but it's well made and I can see why people appreciate its feel of adventure.

Labyrinth is an imaginative, fun film and I know for a fact that many young girls (at the time) were quite affected by David Bowie's performance and tight trousers (my girlfriend is one of them - you don't want to know what gets talked about on the Facebook group :-\)

As for dark kids films - the one that always sicks in my mind is The Secret of Nimh. I haven't seen it for years but it freaked me out a bit at the time.
Personally it was Jennifer Connelly's heaving for me!

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 13 April, 2017, 11:37:25 am »
I wonder how Dredd and Vimes would get along...
I would imagine that Blackboard Monitor Vimes would be the only person in the universe with the nerve to arrest Dredd for acting outside of his jurisdiction. Even with a fleet of justice department battlecruisers hovering over Ankh-Morpork.

(And Joe Dredd would probably actually surrender, to prove a point, and be in custody for about 30 seconds, before being released on his own recognizance!)

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