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General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Last post by Frank on Today at 07:45:49 pm »
We already knew how Johnny and Wulf died. Now we know how their story ended ... Perfectly

It was affecting at the time - now, it carries so much weight.

The middle panel of Wulf looking down gets me. That's Carlos.




'So all is vell that is ending vell'.   


And now I'm a proper wreck
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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Last post by Steve Green on Today at 07:21:13 pm »
I think he had a point, given how overlit the studios were at the time.

Was this not simply a by-product of the way many studio scenes were shot…?

Rather than multiple takes for wide, close-up and reaction, they would simply stick three or more cameras on set and shoot once, with one camera taking in the wide, another for Doctor close-ups, a third for Companion #1, and so on. Of necessity, this meant the lighting had to be as flat and bland as possible to work with multiple cameras shooting simultaneously from different angles.

From what I recall, pretty much like that.

From what I've read Caves of Androzani was shot much more like a regular film was, and is well-regarded but was an exception.
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General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Last post by Steve Green on Today at 07:12:04 pm »
... it was nice to hear in the ThrillCast that Matt Smith's inclination was to end Stront Dog

... and that he thinks that will be John Wagner's wish, too. I agree with other commentators that the symbolic restoration of the Sternhammer-Alpha partnership brought the strip full circle and was a touching end to the Resurrection era stories*

We already knew how Johnny and Wulf died. Now we know how their story ended **




* Which, in the end, turned out to be all about undoing the misguided decision(s) to end the lives of those characters in the first place.

** Perfectly.  If you can read that last page without welling-up, see a doctor.


It was affecting at the time - now, it carries so much weight.
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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Last post by von Boom on Today at 06:58:29 pm »
The TARDIS interior and Paul McGann were pretty much the only good things about the TV Movie. I do still kind of consider the TV Movie interior to be my favourite of them all.
The TV movie was wretched, but I could quite happily live in that TARDIS interior. And with Paul McGann.
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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« Last post by von Boom on Today at 06:54:53 pm »
Anthea Bell, who translated Asterix for the English market, has died at 82.
I received my first Asterix from an aunt when I was a kid. I had no idea they were translated from French in the beginning. Bell clearly had a gift.
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General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Last post by Funt Solo on Today at 06:54:14 pm »
What If Max Bubba Hadn't Killed Wulf; prog 1772; Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra & Ellie De Ville

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Last post by Taryn Tailz on Today at 06:47:12 pm »
The TARDIS interior and Paul McGann were pretty much the only good things about the TV Movie. I do still kind of consider the TV Movie interior to be my favourite of them all.
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General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Last post by The Adventurer on Today at 06:27:51 pm »
'Whatever Happened to the Strontium Dog?'

The beauty of this is that we've already had it, and it was by John and Carlos.
It was fairly recent too, but I can't remember if it was in a prog or a special...
You arent thinking of the What if Wulf hadn’t died? one-off are you?
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General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Last post by Frank on Today at 06:15:15 pm »
... it was nice to hear in the ThrillCast that Matt Smith's inclination was to end Stront Dog

... and that he thinks that will be John Wagner's wish, too. I agree with other commentators that the symbolic restoration of the Sternhammer-Alpha partnership brought the strip full circle and was a touching end to the Resurrection era stories*

We already knew how Johnny and Wulf died. Now we know how their story ended **




* Which, in the end, turned out to be all about undoing the misguided decision(s) to end the lives of those characters in the first place.

** Perfectly.  If you can read that last page without welling-up, see a doctor.
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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by radiator on Today at 06:12:08 pm »
Mandy.

An arthouse grindhouse movie - sort of a mashup of Drive and The Evil Dead with Nicolas Cage at peak Caginess. Has a grainy, oversaturated burned-in VHS aesthetic that looks like nothing else out there and the soundtrack and sound design in general is insane, and holy shit is it loud! The plot is so thin as to be almost immaterial - this film is 99% mood and atmosphere which makes it one to see on the big screen - I imagine it would lose a hell of a lot watching it on a TV. No doubt its fans would claim 'that's the whole point' but I felt it took far too long to get going and was at least 30 mins too long, to the point where it really struggled to hold my attention by the end. Wouldn't watch it again, but kinda glad I saw it nonetheless. It's certainly memorable, and people who love this movie are really going to love it.


Sorry to Bother You.

Satirical arthouse movie with a surprising sci-fi twist. Sort of like a feature length, avant garde episode of Black Mirror. Amazing cast, and voice cast (you'll have to see the movie to see what I mean... ). Creative, visually inventive and full of righteous anger but ultimately a bit too unfocused and messy to really get it's message across. Tbh it really lost me in the second half, it just got too out there for me to follow what was happening and what the director was trying to say. Ultimately feels like a surrealist comedy sketch that outstays it's welcome.
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