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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 17 October, 2018, 06:29:51 pm »
I looked 'rassclaat' up on the internet, and the meaning is very rude.

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Books & Comics / Re: Scream & Misty Special 2018
« on: 17 October, 2018, 04:57:02 pm »
Hope my local whs has this. They often stock the Prog. I just found that out recently! Not an issue as I tend to download the digital version.) If its not stocked I’ll likely just go the digital route. They're nice enough, but I sometimes hanker after a physical comic when specials are involved.
If not, I can get you one.

My local whs in Dartford* had them in stock, but I appreciate that very much Eamonn. Thank you.

*I say ‘local’, it’s a bit over a mile from where I live, but I don’t mind the trek. Heh. I believe it is the closest.

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Books & Comics / Re: Scream & Misty Special 2018
« on: 17 October, 2018, 11:22:52 am »
Hope my local whs has this. They often stock the Prog. I just found that out recently! Not an issue as I tend to download the digital version.) If its not stocked I’ll likely just go the digital route. They're nice enough, but I sometimes hanker after a physical comic when specials are involved.

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 16 October, 2018, 04:48:57 pm »
Tardis interior:

I like it a lot. It looks suitably very alien, and a bit weird, while retaining certain anachronistic elements as usual, stuff to pull and push, an hour glass, etc. This is a good thing.

One thing, that strikes me as curious, from the inside POV, the police box seems to now be the porch of the tardis. I.e you don’t just see the front door, you see three walls, to the extent that when the Doctor first entered I wondered if there was something wrong and the inside had been displaced somehow. (I do remember that happening before in a previous episode.) But then she walks further literally through the space the fourth wall would be, and there it all is.

It’s an interesting design, and visually works well, but it’s seems like the new Tardis isn’t so much bigger on the inside, as just to the side of the outside, albeit in a dimensional pocket inaccessible from the outside. I.e so the police box is the porch now, not the outside of the tardis. (Unless it’s all contained in a microscopic section of wall, from the police box perspective, the back wall being at the other end of the complex. I guess that doesn’t break the original rules for the extra-dimensional engineering.)

I’m not saying this is a bad thing, but my feelings are mixed on this.

It all looks wonderful, though.

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 16 October, 2018, 04:20:16 pm »
Very few of the Doctor's incarnations have had ANY concept of personal space, at least not since No.  4. Squishing their face right up against people and lecturing them is what the Doctor does. Also, she's not a woman any more than that Tardis is a police box:  she's a quasi-immortal alien busybody with two hearts, and her power has never been about her physical size. And she knows kung-fu.

Yep. She went up against an armed man with a blaster* and parylised him with one finger. There’s the Doctor’s main power in action right there, knowledge, and it’s application. (Intelligence in other words.)

A few niggles aside, I enjoyed this episode a lot.

* That gun looked really familiar to me, by the way. I think I’ve seen it before, somewhere else. A repurposed prop, maybe. Or maybe it’s the generic ‘sci gun looks like a hair dryer**’ thing I’m clocking.

**Because that’s likely what these props originally were.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 11 October, 2018, 06:49:49 pm »
My Nan, peacefully and surrounded by family.

Sorry Jimbo.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 11 October, 2018, 06:41:43 pm »
Recently finished Lost in Space series. It was pretty good!

Also watched the first episodes of The Man in the High Castle, series 3 and I'm enjoying that a lot.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 October, 2018, 10:02:03 pm »
Venom

Not the best film but it was fun. It had a lot of humour and that goes a long way with me.

And a nice taster for the new Spider-Man animation at the end.

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General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 10 October, 2018, 05:40:49 pm »
Sad to read that Jimbo. It’s bad enough when bad things happen without that bad times - domino effect that sometimes occurs. Hoping things get better for you and your family. All the best, mate.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 01 October, 2018, 05:49:52 pm »
Gutted. Literally just coming on here to write a message about the terrible news about Carlos when I heard that an uncle of mine has just collapsed and died unexpectedly. Feeling very... hollow.

Sad to read that Jimbo. That’s awful.

All the best to you and yours in this trying time, mate.
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The news concerning Carlos is quite a shock. I know he’s had health issues for a while, but just when I though he was on the mend, this happens. I thought he’d be with us for a while yet.

The man left a great wealth of work behind, at least. Not meaning to be trite, but we should all make the most of our lives and hope to leave the world a better place. We’re not here that long.

Commiserations to Carlos Esquerra’s family.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 25 September, 2018, 03:23:18 pm »
- You can start a subscription from any issue

I was on the understanding it was this one, although there may be some delay with back issues that have sold out. I wouldn’t think that would be a problem with the 2000ad Ultimate collection yet, though.

I wonder if it’s a case of the different individuals you spoke to in the company being uncertain themselves! I wonder how many temp workers they utilise...

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 25 September, 2018, 03:15:08 pm »
God of War.

Good game, so far. Graphics are amazing*, and controls are pretty intuitive and not overly complex.

Already a bit stuck early on, though. I was proud to defeat that huge troll, earlier (took ages) and then an icey bloke with my bare hands** but now there’s a cheeky feisty guy (simple called ‘the stranger’. I suspect he’s one of the Aesir. ), zipping around at super speed and generally handing me my bottom.

No doubt the big clue how to defeat him is to block, block and block again, but he’s really difficult! I’m really not used to gaming, so I’m decidedly rubbish, but I think I’ll stick with it.

*I only bought my PS4 pro around 4 weeks ago, but I haven’t played on it that much. I did play Rogue Trooper redux (still an excellent game) and Shadows of Mordor. I was a bit disappointed with the graphics of each. They’re not bad, but I couldn’t really tell much difference to my PS3. (Granted if I played on both consoles side by side and compared I’d probably tell the difference.)

God of War though. Oh my. I figured after the introductory bit the graphics would deteriorate as amimation graphics tend to be far better than game graphics on most systems, then realised the graphics looked exactly the same and I was instructed to swing my axe!

*to be fair the little rascal with the bow helped.

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General / Re: The Commissions Thread
« on: 17 September, 2018, 06:00:04 pm »
Interesting!

And of course I meant ‘electronux’ not ‘electrolux’. I’m not sure if that was my error or the iPad.

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General / Re: The Commissions Thread
« on: 17 September, 2018, 05:29:30 pm »
That’s lovely!

I don’t remember that vicious looking bladed weapon, left Johnny is holding. Not to say it’s not used, my memory isn’t great in some ways. Like a cross between his Electrolux and an extra-large ninja throwing-star!

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 17 September, 2018, 05:23:08 pm »
If he was born in 2150, he is minus 132.  Z

Also, only 14 years before another Nuclear war in the Dredd-verse :)

When Britain gets nuked so hard that Brit Cit disappears and all pre-Megacity towns grow back again.

Actually, Brit-cit does appear in at least one SD story, but not more than 3 I think*. But, yes, the other UK cities (Milton-Keynes, anyway) seem to have returned.

*I forget precisely which one(s), but I believe it was either a reboot or back-flash stories though. If the former, then the canon is perhaps subjective. A bit of retcontinuity, either way. I kind of like the idea of Brit-cit being a constant in different strips. A lynchpin for geek/nerd types like us to to speculate about. That’s not to say I think Dredd, Robo-Hunter and SD actually share a continuity, although the first and last sometimes do.**

**I like Jim’s idea that Dredd is part of SD’s history, but SD is not necessarily in Dredd’s future.

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