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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: Today at 12:56:34 pm »
For my money, that was a far better episode than the previous two.
Whittaker has seemingly dialled down the hyperactive, manic portrayal, which is most welcome.
The episode was much better written and the production values were very impressive in replicating the period detail.
Some excellent performances and a particularly affecting storyline.
Some great work from Bradly Walsh too!

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 08 October, 2018, 10:21:32 am »
I just don't see how recognizable actors can be either a measure of inherent quality or a measure of how much the production company cares about the production.  I would say the quality of the actors would be the measure in both cases.  Example: Attack the Block.

And I don't buy your Eastenders argument either.  Unless you can point me to the Easties episode where weird murderous aliens crack out of space-eggs and a flying electric spaghetti monster plants a DNA bomb in Dot Cotton's neck.

Anyway: loads of great British sci-fi is set on Earth.  This makes it easy to relate to and easier to produce.  I'm not sure which is the major factor, but it doesn't make them either inherently rubbish or like a contemporary soap opera.  Look, a list:

Black Mirror
The Prisoner
The Quatermass Experiment
Day of the Triffids
The Tripods
War of the Worlds
Sapphire & Steel

Also, setting things off-planet doesn't make them good.  (See Survivors or Hyperdrive.  Or don't.)

I quite liked the odd episode of Hyperdrive!

Still back to Who.

The plot reminded me of my recent disappointment with The Predator.

Still, the new theme tune is good, assuming they'll be using the same one for the titles as they did on the end credits.

I'll need to see more before I can make my mind up, but the writing wasn't great on this one.

General / Re: intercompany crossovers you'ld like to see
« on: 07 October, 2018, 05:31:42 pm »
Dredd Vs Punisher.

Written by Garth Ennis!  :thumbsup:

General / Re: intercompany crossovers you'ld like to see
« on: 07 October, 2018, 05:29:56 pm »
Dredd Vs Punisher.


Finn would of fitted in pretty well to Greysuit!

Also Halo Jones in Halo Jones!  ;)

Film & TV / Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« on: 07 October, 2018, 04:05:33 pm »
Having the superhero genre mercilessly ridiculed is worth the admission price alone, having Karl Urban involved is just the cherry on top!  :D

News / Re: Glenn Fabry
« on: 28 September, 2018, 02:47:41 pm »
Such a fantastic guy and always enjoyable to chat to, all the very best to him!

Film & TV / Re: New Dr Who Trailer
« on: 20 September, 2018, 11:23:05 pm »
More importantly - now with added Sheffield.

Hoping for a Def Leppard appearance!  :o

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 18 September, 2018, 02:27:01 pm »
Yep The Predator was pretty execrable!

Uneven pacing, incoherent plotting, inexplicable antagonists that become allies because, well, the plot demands it and to top it all some of the poorest eye rollingly bad dialogue in a long time.
In the plus column-the first 15 minutes showed promise.
A complete mess and I expected far better from Shane Black.

Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 13 September, 2018, 04:04:03 pm »
Never ring Hachette. Ever.

Just for balance, I must say that the person who dealt with my query, a duplicated book in an order, was very helpful and dealt with my issue successfully, with the correct volume being sent out very shortly.

Maybe I was one of the lucky ones?

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 September, 2018, 12:28:01 pm »
Upgrade-shameless B movie high jinks of the highest order!

It wears it's influences pretty obviously on it's sleeve-everything from prime time Cronenberg to prime directive Verhoeven, but none the less, manages a little ingenuity and identity of its own.
There's even a bit of a subversive 2000AD feel to the film's comic book aesthetic and tone.

Solidified by a simply fantastic performance from Logan Marshall-Green and "voice in the head", Stem, played by Simon Maiden and a script just the right side of knowing parody, upgrade is one guilty pleasure you won't feel guilty about watching!

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 27 August, 2018, 03:01:16 pm »
Black Klansman

A real return to form from Spike Lee.

Uneven for sure, with the Tarantino-esque visual cues just the right side of pastiche, but feeling a little old hat and while the point of racism being bad is rather hammered home at times (never a bad point to hammer home to be fair), it's an entertaining watch with some great performances and a coda that left the audience I was watching it with in stunned silence.

Other Reviews / Re: The Vigilant
« on: 14 August, 2018, 01:58:55 am »
Is it 2000AD/Meg size or American size?

U.S size.

Other Reviews / Re: The Vigilant
« on: 13 August, 2018, 12:32:47 pm »
Have to say, I found the story a little impenetrable, have to give it a re-read-maybe it's old age creeping up!  :lol:

Great art though! :thumbsup:

News / Re: Sci-Fi Special 2018 - Cover
« on: 13 August, 2018, 12:30:25 pm »
On difficulty in finding this......since it was released I could not find it at all in comic shops, newsagents or WHSMITHS....in more than one city. I was surprised too. I saw the prog and the Mwgazine in those shops.

I saw it for the first time last week....Forbidden Planet in Liverpool had it. Not an easy one to find!

Loads of copies in my local Smith's, must be a regional thing!

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