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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 15 October, 2018, 11:07:11 pm »
My wife is pretty horrified at the idea of them using Rosa Parks, and I kind of agree - as you say, if it was handled well, like Alan Moore well, it might work, but Doctor Who has yet to provide us with Moore level writing, new or classic series! 

She is particularly offended by the idea that the Civil Rights movement wouldnt have happened , albeit slightly differently/later without Parks - after all, Parks was one of a thousand examples of injustice that the movement, which was aleady gathered great momentum, could have built it argument around. 

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 14 October, 2018, 08:35:15 pm »
Plus points, it wasn't about the end of the world, all the acting bar Ryan, who drains the life out of every line he delivers, great old school but updated theme tune and old school but updated time tunnel opening credits

minus points for the talky cloth scene - what was that all about?

Is Rosa Parks too soon / important to throw into Dr Who? I guess we will find out next week!

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 07 October, 2018, 09:41:35 pm »
Yeah, the incidental music was actually incidental, hurrah! New theme tune sounds good, though the extended version at the end felt a bit clunkily taped together - Jodie and Bradley were great.  Acting wise it was all good, though the chap playing Ryan seemed oddly flat at times of peril and his accent seemed to be more Brummie than Sheffield (or was that just the flatness!)?

The only glaring plot oddness was the DNA bombs - if they were designed to kill witnesses, why not just kill them on the spot?

Film & TV / Re: New Dr Who Trailer
« on: 07 October, 2018, 08:08:32 pm »
Yeah I enjoyed that, bar some odd accents/acting - is Ryan meant to be a Brummie? Very much an Eccleston era vibe, which is no bad thing

anyway, could we give the episode (or at least the series) it's own thread, like in the old days when people seemed to have something to say about Dr Who? Then I can ask why the DNA bombs? :P

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 06 October, 2018, 08:56:15 pm »
To be honest Sharky, I see what you are saying, but to get there, as you say would require massive fundamnetal shifts in peoples thinking.

And the only way to get them is to KEEP VOTING for the lesser of two evils, so we slowly, on an evolutionary scale, move peoples mindsets towards your utopian way of thinking.

By refusing to engage in reality as it stands, you are ensuring that such utopias are moving further and further away from ever coming to pass.

I'm sure you would be  the first to agree this utopia can;t come into being overnight, so how is allowing us to shift further away from ANY kind of utopia, allowing people to suffer NOW, an acceptable stance?

Off Topic / Re: Objet de désir
« on: 06 October, 2018, 08:45:40 pm »
I do not understand your words Tordelback, but as a backer of WOIN Dredd, count me in if such a thing should be possible!

Prog / Re: Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« on: 06 October, 2018, 12:17:31 pm »
If Smiley saved us from the Millar/McKenzie Sino-Cit mega "epic" then I'll give him a pass! :)

He may have saved the city on occasions we don't know about, because he stopped things from reaching crisis point in the first place. But yes, without Dredd there'd be no city, so Smiley should just shut up.

Prog / Re: Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« on: 05 October, 2018, 09:54:44 pm »
I thought it had been suggested Smiley had been about all the time, which tips an unlikely concept into silly for me - as you say, he survives the Grand Hall being destroyed multiple times and on top of that, has failed to sae the City once, relying on Dredd to step up so his lecture to Dredd rings pretty hollow!

Prog / Re: Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« on: 05 October, 2018, 05:58:08 pm »
Do we know how long Smiley is supposed to have been there?   Assuming it was post Apocalypse War, where was he during Necropolis for example, or the Texas City stuff?

I have to say, I've never beena  fan of "secret" Judicial subterfuge groups - they have a long line going back to the early days of the Meg - a Hershey story I recall, ironically if so? 

However, Flint and Williams makes a change from the norm, and if it pushes the world forward (or at the very least resolves some of these things I find a bit off!), I'm more engaged than usual

General / Re: Fundraiser to Honour Carlos Ezquerra
« on: 05 October, 2018, 04:12:49 pm »
To be fair, neither of those are immediate cause to question the motive behind the fund, if any, but you make a good point about the potential conflict of interests, not withstanding any previous form.  As I say, hopefully Carlos' family will get good advice from Rebellion and friends in teh know (like Pat)

New, yes, but I've met him in person and all he did was badmouth Mike Molcher the entire time, and try to convince me that Simon Bisley could barely read or write.

General / Re: Fundraiser to Honour Carlos Ezquerra
« on: 05 October, 2018, 03:50:58 pm »
I have no inside knowledge of Dale, and knowing he is a known figure, I'm sure the raised money will make it's way to where it is pledged.  However, I have to say, while I notionally agree with Frank's sentiment and not being party to whatever else went on, the quoted post (from a new boarder admittedly) did give me some pause for alarm bells, hopefully false ones, but even so.

I hope someone close to Carlos' family is watching out for them from Rebellion's side and it would be good form for them to speak to the family in any case -  failing that, Pat Mills might be a good conduit for sound advice (not a phrase you hear every day!) with regards how the family handle his estate and art archive?

Are you not listening? The "good cause" is a sideshow. Sure, she'll get the money alright, but nonetheless, while he was with us Carlos Ezquerra would not deal with him. Perhaps Mrs. Ezquerra hasn't even heard of Dale Jackson, but do you think she'll say no to him after a £3,000 fundraiser – all paid for by other people – when he comes around asking for artwork? Why does he suddenly feel so disposed to help out a widow whose husband wouldn't have anything to do with him? I mean, does that even seem like something he'd do, in between harassing and assaulting people? When Brett Ewins passed Jackson was straight round to the family, but only to help himself.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 02 October, 2018, 09:49:40 pm »
Lawful by whose idea of what the Law should be?  a referendum on every law?  Who decides what the "expected" but not coerced level of not tax is? Another referendum? What about when a law becomes outdated or unworkable? where does the law appear from and how would you get concensus on all the things "politics", however shoddily under the way we currently let it run, take care of

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 02 October, 2018, 07:08:17 pm »
Which could well work if everyone agrees to not feed the politrolls, but when the Right Wingers collective decides it is the one true voice, is the answer to not form a response and let them get on with it - at which point, you have to pick a side?

Sorry to go on like a broken tri-vid but, take the power out of the position and it doesn't matter who fills it. With no power to enforce, what damage could they inflict? You don't like the way the government is going, you stop funding it.

The real power is yours. Always has been. Always will be.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 02 October, 2018, 04:02:54 pm »
Written in 1982 - the book has a different author and more spoilery subtitle: - "How to win Elections", subtitled "Or how to vote the cemetery" by Seamus O'Neill

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 02 October, 2018, 03:30:26 pm »
I've often wondered about the Sam Fox thing too - when was the book originally written (and does it also reference Sam Fox)?

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