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Messages - Pyroxian

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Prog / Re: Prog 2082 - Out For Blood!
« on: 23 May, 2018, 02:51:41 pm »
but the introduction of Deadworld Spikes Harvey Rotten suggests Deadworld is just an alternate dimension Dredd[2]. That opens up possibilities - mostly for fan-service - but it closes off what are, to my mind, more interesting avenues to explore.
Or it's just a reference – a nod to long-time readers – that will ultimately not make that much odds.

There was a mention of a 'Mr. Angel' in last week's episode as well.

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 17 May, 2018, 05:50:37 pm »
Stunned that Fox thought this same line-up was one of the weaker periods - but then I didn't like the first book of the Brutannia Chronicles (which seemed to garner heaps of acclaim) and have liked some of the later books more (when everybody else seems to be going off it).  (Hate the typeface for the cythrons though).

I can see his point though - Dredd is good, but can't hold a candle to the Apocalypse War, which was only a couple of months ago, and Robo Hunter is definitely on a bit of a decline (although it does pick up after this IMO). I'd still say each prog is a solid 4.5 / 5 though :)



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You could always try the CMRO order - http://cmro.travis-starnes.com/reading-order.php?page=136&list_type=1&limit=100. It's a bit better than just the publishing order as it tends to lump runs of stories together, so you don't get spoilers.

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Film & TV / Re: Avengers - Infinity War
« on: 08 May, 2018, 09:52:40 am »
...given that ten minutes previously they had been willing to sacrifice themselves, I didn't entirely buy it.

Surely they wanted to be sacrificed as they knew they wouldn't be able to resist Thanos?

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Classifieds / Re: Picture issue 3 with Red Alert wallet
« on: 27 April, 2018, 09:52:44 am »
I'm tempted but I'm not sure I could cope with buying a comic that was upside down.  I always find it difficult to read like that.

Move to Australia - problem solved!

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 26 April, 2018, 02:02:05 pm »
Damnation Alley (1977). Piffle. Probably only of any interest to The Cursed Earth fans - and even then it's still piffle.

Also: Giant Scorpions

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 24 April, 2018, 05:07:18 pm »
On my watch-list is Altered carbon and Stranger Things - any other recommendations?

The Expanse
Lost in Space
Black Lightning

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 24 April, 2018, 04:49:49 pm »
I've been watching a lot of Riverdale lately, and I appear to be up-to-date. I put it off as I thought 'another US show with cheerleaders and jocks in highschool.... and it is all that, but it's also so much more. It does get a bit cheesy on occasion (I wanted to bury my head during the Ronnie confirmation scene when she duets with that pussy cat girl.)but it's mostly very enjoyable stuff... and pretty dark in places. Not that it has to be dark to be enjoyable, but it's both, and there  is a bit of comedy too, which is a good thing in my opinion.

I'm about 6 episodes into Season 2 of Riverdale now, and agree with the above, although I don't mind the cheese :)

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Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 03 April, 2018, 03:02:37 pm »
Most blockbusters can be boiled down to pointless enjoyable tosh now I think about it!

Pretty much, but sometimes I just want to be able to forget about the real world for a couple of hours and be whisked away to be witness to an amazing visual spectacle.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 29 March, 2018, 03:15:07 pm »
I enjoyed S2 of JJ - watched it over the course of two days. I don't find JJ unlikeable, but there are characters in that series I prefer (Patsy, Hogarth). I loved the way that S2 just completely interweaves multiple characters stories and I'm really looking forward to what S3 will bring (Hellcat!)

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 20 March, 2018, 02:23:35 pm »
The MF was £19.99 according to page 132 of the 1982 Winter Argos Catalog (https://issuu.com/retromash/docs/argos-no18-1982-autumnwinter)

Wow cool - I could happily spend hours looking through that catelogue! Anyway RRP of £29.95 so I've gone for middle ground!
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Ah yes - there's a "Suggested Retail" price as well. So Argos used to be cheap once upon a time...

Also £34.95 for the AT-AT - I guess my parents really did love me :) - Especially as they bought it at Hamley's, which would've been even more expensive :D

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 20 March, 2018, 10:10:31 am »
Oh and just for reference about how much £19.99 was (the price of the watch you mentioned) in my head the original kenner Millenium Falcon retailed (I think) at £24 or there about. So you could have a Pac Watch  or say a Rebel Transporter which was also £19.99 (again very shakey memory).

The MF was £19.99 according to page 132 of the 1982 Winter Argos Catalog (https://issuu.com/retromash/docs/argos-no18-1982-autumnwinter)

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 March, 2018, 10:00:19 am »
With Doom taking a bit of Aliens and Evil Dead, Warcraft with LOTR and D&D - it's already recycled by the time it makes the transition to the screen

The original Warcraft game was more of a rip-off of Games Workshop than anything else :) I have no idea why they decided that making a game out of that era of the WC story was a good idea, rather than fast forwarding to the Lich King with its awesome Steampunk vs. Undead craziness, which is the film that I wanted to see...

Blizzard's cinematics were much better than that movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYNCCu0y-Is



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Welcome to the board / Re: Back after 35 years!
« on: 02 March, 2018, 10:38:44 am »
I used to buy the annuals and summer specials up to the point I stopped, they were standalone, but do the later ones actually contain episodes of the regular comic stories? For instance I'm sure I read somewhere that a Nemesis episode was in one ('part 7' comes to mind), or am I mistaken!

The end-of year Christmas Prog contains regular stories, but Winter / Summer / Sci-fi always contain stand-alone stories AFAIK.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 23 February, 2018, 10:53:27 am »
It's the same stupid argument that happened during that cinema screening. "If only a good guy had a gun."

Well, the fact that an armed officer was at the Florida school and did nothing dampens that argument.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43164634

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