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Messages - abelardsnazz

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So we're nearly at the end and I'm already thinking about a re-read  :) . Any thoughts on what might be in Crazy Town? Hoping for at least of couple of Otto Sump stories as he does feature on the spine image, and some other Ron Smith classics in keeping with the title - Citizen Snork, Portrait of a Politician, The Stupid Gun, Bob & Carol & Ted & Ringo, etc.

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Glad you liked it. One of the most unforgettable hours of TV I think I've ever seen.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 24 April, 2018, 09:21:48 pm »
Just finished Zombo. It's all kinds of crazy, with seemingly random references to anything and everything, but it's never dull and Henry Flint's art is always fantastic. One volume may be enough though.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 24 April, 2018, 07:50:49 pm »
Isle of Dogs. Finally got round to this after what seems like a year since first seeing the trailer. Visually stunning, with lots of stuff going on in the corners of the screen I'm sure I missed. However, despite my love for Wes Anderson's last film The Grand Budapest Hotel, I thought this was just a bit too quirky for its own good. Still glad I saw it though.

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 23 April, 2018, 06:17:51 pm »
Well there's no need to ever pick up what is probably the worst book in the collection again!
I will happily admit that thought crossed my mind, too.

As for an index, I wonder whether we could POD one, although I imagine it'd be quite the sod to produce.

I've compiled an index of all the issues to date, I'll put it on here when the collection's complete.

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 20 April, 2018, 07:36:46 pm »
I quite enjoyed Wogue Wobots, glad Robot Wars has made it into the collection, although I'm not sure the Walter solo stories were an essential inclusion. I think Giant was my favourite story in this book.

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Film & TV / Re: That gum you like is going to come back in style -
« on: 20 April, 2018, 12:40:54 pm »
Did anyone else think that the segment of the episode that showed the bomb testing and Bob arriving in the ensuing atomic chaos was just like an extended version of the stargate from the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey?

Not sure if it was a homage, rip-off, or what, but it just felt a bit jarring for me. 

However, the phrase 'Got a light?' will now forever send chills down my spine.

Thinking about it, that part is reminiscent, but that whole episode reminded me more of Eraserhead than anything else.

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Film & TV / Re: That gum you like is going to come back in style -
« on: 19 April, 2018, 12:27:24 pm »
No spoilers Colin, but just to say - you ain't seen nothing yet....

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 17 April, 2018, 08:06:12 pm »
Forgot to mention it's like a mash-up of King Kong and Godzilla.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 17 April, 2018, 08:04:28 pm »
Rampage. Some films defy any intellectualisation and this is one. Mostly terrible dialogue, wanton destruction and Jeffery Dean Morgan enjoying chewing the scenery as a Negan-lite government agent. An absolute guilty pleasure which I enjoyed immensely.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 April, 2018, 08:32:20 pm »
A Quiet Place. Really liked this. A great idea and maintained a high level of tension throughout. Nicked ideas from a few other films, but it's getting harder not to do that. Highly entertaining.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 April, 2018, 08:16:58 am »
I never quite understood what that weird sequence with David Bowie in FBI HQ was about... but I love the fact it's there.

Such a lovely and strange scene  :lol:

I connect it to the disappearance of agent Desmond and Cooper. That he came from where they went. Arriving in a vision, a bit like Cooper later does when he is asking Laura not to take the ring.

I'm hoping you've seen the big chunk of deleted scenes from the film with Bowie?

I love seeing his character cameo quickly in TP:FWWM - one of my favourite Bowie moments in film - but those deleted scenes are just bugnut-insane...

The David Bowie sequences from both the final cut of FWWM and The Missing Pieces are "explained" in Twin Peaks series 3, along with a whole lot more bugnut insanity. Highly recommended if you can handle 18 hours of full-on David Lynch.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 08 April, 2018, 09:25:56 pm »
Ghostbusters, 2016 version. A good mix of action and comedy, with fun cameos from the original cast.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 08 April, 2018, 10:41:10 am »
Open Windows. An attempt at a tech thriller that's way too contrived and ridiculous to make any sense whatsoever, which sometimes can give entertainment value, but not in this case. Pants.

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 05 April, 2018, 12:22:36 pm »
I hope the reprinted Vol 80 does happen soon!

The reprinted volume 80 came with my copy of Blood of Emeralds, with Murd's cloak present and correct next to the Brit-Cit judge.

In the 2018 World Cup Panini sticker album you can have a sticker of yourself made up - with room in the sticker book for it. Surely when you make it to the finish line of a Hachette series they could offer a personalised book - volume 91- you choose! Junker! Maniac 5! Armoured Gideon! You decide!

I liked Armoured Gideon. Have i got rose-tinted glasses on?

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