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General / Re: Dredds on TV
« on: 20 February, 2018, 07:20:36 pm »
In the unlikely event that you’ve not seen it yet, Dredds on channel 4 on Saturday night 😀



Stallone season, is it? ;-)

I remember a particularly bad one where a young lad gets his feet cut off by a train. The policeman knocked on the door and, holding up the lads football boots, says to the mother "He won't be needing these any more!". Dark stuff!


I wasn't familiar with that one so just youtubed it - it's the narrator who says that - the copper says "They asked me to bring you these" (not sure who they are, or why they would want him to bring them to the mother before she's even seen her boy lying in hospital...)

1970s public information films - the second one is really scary, but for completely different reasons to when it was produced*...

*the clue is 1970s

General / Re: Everything comes back after 20 years: The Prog's New Dark Age
« on: 17 February, 2018, 02:51:49 am »
As Magnetica says, we were only joking, though...

I actually have doubts that even Moore could come back to Halo after three decades and carry on the same streak.  Best he concentrates on League, sock puppets and doing what he's doing now (as much as I'd still like Halo to have been continued).

General / Re: Everything comes back after 20 years: The Prog's New Dark Age
« on: 17 February, 2018, 01:02:14 am »
I like the idea of Star Scans returning.Three page future shocks in every prog trying new creative teams.A letters page is compulsory.Pull a few surprises.Those cover stories that appeared in the very first progs were wonderful.The artwork is just as good now as back in the day.

I'm still waiting for the reader-submitted stories for the Tornado cover features :-)

General / Re: Everything comes back after 20 years: The Prog's New Dark Age
« on: 16 February, 2018, 08:35:28 pm »
Vertigo has a deal where I think you get a page rate to make your comics with an ownership stake, and if the title goes out of print for long enough you get your rights back. God help you if you're popular though, you’ll never see your creations again.

As happened to Watchmen.  (I thought Vertigo got rolled in to the main DC imprint though?)

General / Re: Everything comes back after 20 years: The Prog's New Dark Age
« on: 16 February, 2018, 08:34:36 pm »
Ok fair enough but I guess that kills off the idea of a house character that others have suggested.

Unless...one can be picked from the existing stable that is a) flexible enough and b) isn’t going to upset the original writer/ the original writer is happy to allow to be used in that way. Sounds like a tall order.

I vote Halo Jones.  That won't get anybody's backs up ;-)

Prog / Re: Prog 2068 - In Cold Blood!
« on: 15 February, 2018, 12:05:54 am »
Then again, these is Quartz's rant.  It's not unreasonable for a fictitious character to get dynamite and gunpowder mixed-up.  After all, we're talking about someone who has GPO Type 706 telephone handsets hanging from their midriff...

Not unreasonable, though this particular fictitious character is an arms dealer...

Film & TV / Re: Another New Star Wars Trilogy
« on: 14 February, 2018, 08:46:41 pm »
"Hollywood has very few stories up its sleeve and you could probably throw a few half-assed cliches together - superweapon, star-crossed lovers, galactic fugitives, disgraced officer's last chance for redemption, missing family member, The Chosen One, etc - and start a betting pool for which one Disney will make first"

The Seven Basic Plots are the basics of plot-writing.

(snip Booker's seven plots)

Nah - there's 46, according to Polti!

First glimpse of Simon Bisley's art on forthcoming Joe Pineapples story - don't know why but I'd supposed it was going to be black and white...

Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 14 February, 2018, 01:43:14 am »
I like the notion that the Empire helped train one of its greatest opponents.Interesting if unremarkable Trailer.

A superpower training people who end up rebelling against them and who become generals and leaders in the ranks of their enemies?  It'd never happen in the real world!

Other Reviews / Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« on: 12 February, 2018, 11:26:25 pm »
Delirium publishing is led by a passionate guy that only publishes a few books per year so he pushes hard each one of them. He has started the translation of the CCF in 2016

Combined Cadet Force?

Film & TV / The Man in the High Castle
« on: 12 February, 2018, 02:14:42 pm »
Only just managed to catch this series - two down and a third series (sorry, season) on its way this year.

Can't find any thread about it, but the first series was about three years ago or more.

It's been a fair time since I read the book (nearly twenty years) so can't remember how close an adaptation it is - don't remember the antique dealer at all, but Rackle has read the first few chapters since we watched the series and he's in there right from the beginning. 

Other Reviews / Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« on: 12 February, 2018, 01:09:37 pm »
oversized hardcover format
I think I'm just going to sulk for a bit and pretend that doesn't exist.

The UK edition of Misty Volume 3 had better have Roots and [/I]Shadow of a Doubt[/I], or I'll be joining you in the sulky corner.

General / Re: 2000ad All female creative teams in 2018 Summer Special
« on: 12 February, 2018, 12:55:16 pm »
NAZIS: Kill all the jews.  Put them in gas chambers with the queers.
MODERATES: It's the SJWs intransigence I'm most angry at.

And just so we're all on the page - while the reference to Nazism dates all this to the 1940s, there are assaults on jews, muslims, women, transgender happening across the world to this day (I've seen more recent headlines, but typically the most recent I could find on a quick search of BBC News just now was damage to a Jewish cemetery last year and the usual attacks on transgender people).

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