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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 February, 2018, 10:52:23 am »
I didn’t really dislike Cloverfield Paradox, it was just...dull. I made it all the way through though, unlike Bright, which lasted 20 mins then was unceremoniously switched off in order to save my sanity/tv screen

Film & TV / Re: The Last Jedi - Forum Opinion
« on: 30 January, 2018, 04:04:40 pm »
That is the great thing about it, SBT. I thought it was bloody awful, but both my kids and my Dad, if they could vote here, would be giving it 5. They LOVED it.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 30 January, 2018, 12:37:20 pm »
It took me two nights to read this one, after Verdus I was all Sladed out for one evening. I think that this volume in particular highlights the episodic nature of the way the strips were originally presented - it can be a bit of a slog finding catch up panels every four or five pages detailing the previous week’s events when you’ve only just read that episode. Over a twenty part epic, I found this seemed to slow the story down.
That said, I wouldn’t change a thing. Don’t forget the prog, and the medium’s storytelling, was a whole different beast back then in comparison to the way stories are presented now - pretty much a graphic novel split into weekly parts.
FWIW, I love Gibson’s art, and it’ll be great to see it evolve over the course of the RoboHunter books. And who’d have thought that half my mates would have a stogie in their mouths now every time I see ‘em in the pub?!

Film & TV / Re: The Last Jedi - Forum Opinion
« on: 29 January, 2018, 11:12:18 pm »
1/5 for me, I actually prefer the prequels, and they’re bloody awful.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 28 January, 2018, 05:52:39 pm »
I would have had Luke still training his Jedi school, and reaching the crucial moment in their training when they feel the pull of the dark side (similar to the point when he leaves Yoda in ESB), then events elsewhere in the galaxy (featuring Han and Leia, natch) mean he must face a choice; leave his school to possibly tear itself apart (and the ramfications that would have), or go and save the galaxy and his friends. And then we get to see him deal with fallout of his impossible choice. He’s a hero, who’s screwed either way.

But Disney seldom ring me for plot advice.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 28 January, 2018, 12:51:04 pm »
D’you know I’m still waiting for the immortal words “Disney ruined my childhood”

Prog / Re: Prog 2065 - Snow Escape
« on: 24 January, 2018, 03:44:29 pm »
Only Dredd keeping me buying the prog right now. Haven’t a clue who the two robots are that talk their way through an episode of ABC Warriors, Savage’s magic robot retconning is downright embarrassing, Brass Sun’s a level of Meh I’ve not encountered since I last listened to radio 2, and whoever commissioned Bad Company must be out of their mind, despite the wonderful Rufus on art duty.

So yeah... just Dredd and my 40 year history with the prog keeping me buying it right now. I’ve always found Pat Mill’s recent trend of having two people talking for entire episodes to be anything but “thrillpower”. PLEASE Tharg, don’t commit every strip in the prog to 10 or so episodes in future, especially if two are by the same author. A couple of months of this pile of bollix is enough to put a fella off his subscription.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 22 January, 2018, 09:12:12 am »
I’ve no idea! I must have been about 9 or 10 when I first read The Fink so all I can assume is that I thought it was some kind of futurespeak that meant nothing. I do love a good 2am moment of sudden realisation.

Next up, I’ll be revealing that Monty Python and Pink Floyd weren’t actually real people, and that the world wasn’t actually black and white until someone invented colour in the late sixties.....

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 22 January, 2018, 12:35:33 am »
I have literally just THIS SECOND realised that when Fink Angel refers to his “pizen” it’s his Cursed Earth Drawl way of saying “poison” 🤯

Prog / Re: Prog 2062 - Smush Hour
« on: 07 January, 2018, 03:08:25 pm »
I think the main thing is that I find the art quite static? It’s lovely to see, but I don’t get much “movement” from it (ooeer).
I did like the Helium one as I recall, but these three strips never fire up my enthusiasm. Perhaps a reread is in order?
Like I said, I love the Western In Space elements of 2000ad, so as soon as Johnny Alpha returns I’ll as likely be back on board. Or Kingdom. Or Grey Area. Or...

Prog / Re: Prog 2062 - Smush Hour
« on: 07 January, 2018, 12:13:57 pm »
Yep, add my voice to the dissenters. I really think that there’s nothing in this week’s prog that I’ve not seen before quite a few times. Brass Sun/Brink/Helium all seem interchangeable to me and only the latter did I enjoy. Savage is marred by the bloody song lyrics for me, and the less said about Bad Co the better.

To be honest I’ve been a bit jaded with the Prog for a while now. I know we all get like this when it goes through a period that’s not suited to our individual tastes, so hopefully it’ll improve for me soon. It’s just the thought of buying it for the next ten weeks or so until one of the stories ends that does me nut in.

Can we go back to the days when at least one strip is a thinly veiled western in space?

General / Re: 2000AD Cover of the Year RESULTS!
« on: 06 January, 2018, 07:30:09 am »
Cheers, Pete.
Off to Ladbrokes to pick up my 47p winnings. The horse I backed won!

General / Re: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra have this coming our way
« on: 01 January, 2018, 11:34:35 pm »
How old’s that sample page, Joe? Saw this on the Facebook and got hugely excited - exactly my favourite kind of Carlos art!

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 15 December, 2017, 11:28:24 pm »
Was it me, or was the whole thing a cartoon version of the Battlestar Galactica episode “33”?

Prog / Re: Prog 2061 - Happy New Year, Bitches!
« on: 13 December, 2017, 07:18:16 pm »
I spotted DR & Quinch too - they’re just behind Nemesis, emerging from the shadows!

Not really moved by the Christmas prog this year - like someone else has asked, how are Bad Co still alive? And more importantly, WHY? If you’re gonna bring back a much loved strip, at least make it a damn good story that enhances the original, rather than dilutes it.

Oh good, the lyrics are back in Savage. Just when I was beginning to enjoy it too.

Everything else just seemed.... ok. Maybe I was just hoping for some Stronty.


....just sayin’ 😉

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