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Film & TV / Re: Obi Wan Kenobi film (kinda) announced.
« Last post by Pete Wells on Today at 12:40:24 am »
There's a few things I'd like to see here. I love to see more of the Tuskan Raiders (they terrified me as a kid, their guttural language is particularly unsettling.) Obi Wan seemed to have previous with them "Sandpeople scare easily, but will be back, in greater numbers!" I'd like them to quantify that statement!

Owen Lars had a healthy dislike of Ben; it could just be a dislike of all Jedi because of Annakin, or it could be more. Again, going back to the sand people, maybe the trouble Clegg Lars was having with them on the moisture farm escalates over the years (possibly exacerbated by Annakin's rampage,) putting young Luke potentially in danger. It'd be great to see Ben helping from afar, much to the anger of grumpy Uncle Owen.

As others have said, Ben knew his way around Mos Easley cantina, there's plenty of scope for some gritty adventures with some of the colourful denizens from there. If not, like the comic, a run in with some of the Hutt gangsters or their henchmen could be awesome!

Liam Neilson would be a welcome addition too. I really like to see Ben learning to contact Qui-Gon's ghost.

Finally, there's the whole Rey thing. If she is a Kenobi, then somewhere in this Ben would meet her granny in this movie. I like to think of Ben's time on Tatooine as quite monastic, but a momentary lapse with a great new character in the heat of a new adventure would be forgivable.

So, tonnes of scope for good writers to come up with a cool Ben movie. Bring it on, I say!
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General / Rebellion/Mega Collection
« Last post by Pioneer on 18 August, 2017, 11:45:36 pm »
I keep reading about these two (seemingly) different publications, can anyone shed any light on the differences between the two?

I have a healthy Rebellion collection which I'm looking to gradually flesh out, but slightly concerned I may be missing a trick with the Mega Collections?

Thanks in advance
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Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« Last post by CrazyFoxMachine on 18 August, 2017, 11:35:28 pm »
How about Armando Iannucci's  The Death of Stalin

https://youtu.be/ukJ5dMYx2no

How about ABSOLUTELYYES

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by CrazyFoxMachine on 18 August, 2017, 11:33:26 pm »
The Supergrass

The Comic Strip hit the big screen and much like the series it's tonally all over the shop but boasts a strong cast and sparkles with solid moments. Bizarrely I used to watch this on a VHS my dad had taped when I was nine. I was genuinely shocked at how far it goes in terms of dark themes and how little that seemed to have shocked or even interested me as a kid. Highlights include Alexei Sayle's enthusiastic motorbike policemen and Robbie Coltrane leaping into the sea to take on a boat with a chainsaw which is something everyone needs to see at least once.
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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by Fungus on 18 August, 2017, 10:52:00 pm »
Don't really watch films but gave Marvel Avengers Assemble another go last night. It's one of the successful ones from what I've gleaned so it's still probably me...

Well, I made it to 70 mins then gave up. Something about spandex in a movie is utterly tedious. By far the best thing about it is the Pepper Potts/Tony Stark banter, that was genuinely sharp and sassy.

Still never managed a Marvel movie to the end...
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Prog / Re: Prog 2044 - The Magic is back
« Last post by Jim_Campbell on 18 August, 2017, 10:48:38 pm »
That's not really an excuse five years later though.

Yeah. It kind of is. The status quo was reset, apparently too quickly for the taste of many readers, because none of the planned follow-up stories were designed to follow up what John actually wrote.

So… we could have had about six months of mis-matched stories, and then, suddenly, 'Whoa! The city is fucked!' … or we could get what we got, which is more or less a return to the status quo, with writers referring to the events of DoC when they find an interesting angle on it.

Which is more or less where we ended up a year after the Apocalypse War, and after Necropolis. The only difference is people weren't still banging on about it five years after Apocalypse or Necropolis.
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Creative Common / Re: Thought Bubble 2017 2000AD Competitions
« Last post by G-T8 on 18 August, 2017, 10:33:00 pm »
I'm going to try and write this without being bitter or put people off!

If there are more than a dozen people before you in the queue for the session then it is highly unlikely that you will get a chance to do your pitch so look at the queue and if you are not very close to the front then adjust your expectations. You will not get to pitch!

It's first come first served (well it was last year) and when they run out of time that's it folks!

Last year I was close to the front of the queue and on the front row in the session; as the end time came close a member of TB staff told me and person next to me at the end of the row that we would be the last ones up. Just before it got to us two on the end of the row Molch-R announced that it was finished and they would shortly announce the winner (we never got called and had had our expectations unceremoniously dashed). Judges (in this case it was Tharg, Al Ewing, and Leah Moore) had a brief discussion and agreed and announced the winner.

If it had started on time and had been a bit more organised I think that we would have been called and probably a few more as well. I think that the session started properly about 5-10 mins after the expected time.

In hindsight the winner last year was a very worthy winner and even though it was better than mine I was right royally pissed off at being told that I was getting a chance and then getting shot down. It was not a nice feeling so please lower your expectations! The winner was quite a standout winner and was a very Future Shocky Future Shock so it was good to see what Tharg likes. On the other hand there were some that were plain embarrassing and one person walked off after less than one sentence due to nerves (yep you are pitching in front of everyone not just the panel so bring spare pants to change into after). Also, I made the mistake of handing my pitch/synopsis and script to Tharg as he was coming off stage; never heard back on that one so I expect it went into the galactic recycling!

Unfortunately I can't go this year as they brought it forward from November and it clashes with quite a lot of other Cons around August and September which I had already booked for and couldn't afford another one plus travel and hotels etc. Saying all that, if I was going I would still be going to try and pitch; I would just make sure that I was at least in the first 10 people in the queue to get in!

To those who are going I can recommend the party on the Sat night and also head to Smokestack bar after as it has a great atmosphere and usually a contingent on creators on the lash!

Full credit though to the lovely Leah Moore who was really nice to me when I told her about missing out and was full of encouragement to keep on pitching & submitting!

Enjoy it all and don't get put off if you don't get called up. Remember that the submissions window opens in a few weeks time and this time next year we can all compare the rejection letters!
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Film & TV / Re: GRIM RUMOURS ABOUT NEW STAR TREK:DISCOVERY SERIES
« Last post by Dreddzilla on 18 August, 2017, 10:30:01 pm »
For what it's worth STD will be rated TV-MA in the states. Fun fact The Walking Dead and Hannibal didn't even get that.
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Prog / Re: Prog 2044 - The Magic is back
« Last post by Richard on 18 August, 2017, 10:24:29 pm »
That's not really an excuse five years later though.
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General / Re: Doomsday for Dredd/mega city?
« Last post by Andy B on 18 August, 2017, 09:57:55 pm »
Be aware that Case Files 30, out in Nov I think, will contain both stories, presumably in the optimum reading order
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