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Books & Comics / Re: FACEACHE: The FIRST 100 SCRUNGES
« on: 18 November, 2017, 07:45:45 am »
Nice review, thanks for posting. I'm not sure I've read the strip, but the name and premise is vaguely familiar. I I didn't get Buster although I might have got the odd issje. I mainly got Beano and Nutty (and The Dandy when Nutty joined it) back in the day. Nice to know the creator was also behind Roger the Dodger!

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 14 November, 2017, 02:06:06 pm »
Quote
you may as well just ask why they're trying to blend in with dinosaurs at all - who, exactly, are dinosaurs going to tell if their suspicions are aroused?

The Plod?
Sorry....

 :lol:

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Film & TV / Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« on: 14 November, 2017, 06:26:54 am »
Lorcas accepting the challenge I can quite believe. It's a very Klingon thing to do, especially considering he was called out in front of his crew.

Overall a good mid-season finale, I'd say. I missed that bit with Lorcas.

Did I actually see bare female lady chest too? Oh my. Only for an instant but they're pushing the envelope on what they consider adult, eh? Even taking into account the argument "why not, since they've gotten more violent, and gory! Why are depictions of violence okay but sex isn't?" the context seemed a bit off, to me, but anyhow.

That exchange a the end between Tyler and T'Rell was interesting though. A couple of ways that could be interpreted... I don't think I can believe he is that albino Klingon in disguise, but where did that guy go?


I wrote a whole chunk describing continuity issues with klingon cloaking technology being widespread this early, then thought up a reasonable explanation that means it doesn't mess with continuity at all. (Often thoughts occur when I'm typing that didn't earlier. Not sure how that works.) I typed it all out here... then deleted it, as it's no longer an issue.

I look forward to more. Shame we'll have a while to wait! I'm not sure why this can't just be season one, and the next, season 2, but I guess they amount of episodes is far too short for typical American series, and there's only a couple of months in between.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 14 November, 2017, 05:59:34 am »
Transformers: Age of Extinction

While it's not very good, I didn't find it as bad as many would suggest on this ol' internet. It was fun enough, if rather silly. The transformers comedy characters actually seem to let it down a bit, and I do like comedy.

Also not sure about the dinobots being so very large. I know they wanted to turn them into steeds for the main autobots (so it makes sense that they would be proportionally as large to them as the real beasts - and original dinobots- would have been to us) but as I thought the alternate forms of transformers were supposed to be based on things in the planet they're visiting, something a bit more accurate would have been nice. Not that the originals would exactly fit in being metallic, etc,.... okay dinosaurs have small brains anyway. I guess having them extra large makes sense in that light...

They don't appear to be any form of dinosaur I know though. One was vaguely T-Rex, except they weren't that spikey. I understand there is a bipedal dinosaur like that, but he seemed to have the little hands thing of a T-Rex.  Another dinosaur type took me a while to work out, then I guessed it was supposed to be a stegosaurus, except with a carnivorous looking head. The tricerotops was probably closest apart from that large mouth full of teeth (but to be fair, I remember the original Slag not being too different from that). And the pterosaur has two head for some reason. Hm.

Also the new stuff concerning the transformers origins (or certain transformers, the so called Knights- are they the Prime bots?) was added to and hence confused.

As more of the same with giant robots slugging it out (and this time you could make it out a bit better) it wasn't bad. I wonder if the Samurai Autobot raised some eyebrows though. The design was actually quite cool, but I think they maybe should have toned down the accent a bit...

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 13 November, 2017, 08:26:54 am »
The Martian

The film deserves its reputation. It's a good film. I confess the story was not entirely my cup of tea (there isn't anything actually wrong with it. It's just not the kind of story I'm all that into.) but it was enjoyable enough. Well worth the watch.

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Film & TV / Re: Blade Runner 2
« on: 09 November, 2017, 10:41:42 pm »
He had a very interesting turn in Fire Walk With me.... One of the most surreal things I've seen in a film, I think.

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Announcements / Re: Prog 2 stickers
« on: 09 November, 2017, 10:35:42 pm »
Yeah, but they give you the power of Biotronics, so there is that

Heh. Is that the power to have a sticky arm?... Possibly loose a few arm hairs?

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General / Re: List of all the Dredd film sequel/Prequel comics...?
« on: 09 November, 2017, 06:40:23 pm »
I'm curious how they deal with the introduction of Judge Death, for that reason.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 07 November, 2017, 06:02:16 am »
Another recent Stephen King adaptation: Gerald's Game

I wondered how they'd pull this off as it's based on the novel concerning a woman handcuffed to a bed, alone. The answer is: very well. A great bit of acting and character study. Genuinely disturbing in places, with a couple of scenes that should make you grimace... yikes. There was a bit at the end I'm in two minds about (from a character's arc resolution POV it's nice, but part of me would prefer a certain thing were left up to viewer's interpretation)  but overall it worked out very well.

I think I even preferred it to 1922, although the stories are very different.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 06 November, 2017, 05:57:50 am »
1922 on Netflix.

Beautifully shot - really captures the settings of the 1920s well*. It is very faithful to the original Stephen King novella. It has a slow pace, and it is rather grim, but this serves the film well. Despite the awful thing that the main character and his son do - and not to condone the act at all- the character is so very relatable, and the wife, so unlikable, the motive is understandable. It was evil and wrong, and as is stated near the end "there was another way, there always is...", but this character is not a psychopath.

*Says the guy who was a kid in the 70s and 80s. Okay, it captures well how I imagine 1920s America to be.

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Film & TV / Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« on: 01 November, 2017, 06:58:26 am »
I wonder if Mudd would have committed those murders if he didn't know a reset was coming.

As for the Scientist guy, I don't think Mudd twigged about him until very late.

A good episode!

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Other Reviews / Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« on: 30 October, 2017, 01:53:56 am »
I think I would prefer to see these comic in another Rebellion published comic,  rather than appearing in 2000ad. Whether or not that would be sustainable, is another thing. If its not, I guess I'd accept tales turning up in the prog.   (I did think maybe the Meg floppy could be used for new material too, but thinking further, I think it's great in its current role providing reprint material of Rebellion owned properties.)

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