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Megazine / Re: Meg 393 - Hard Rain!
« Last post by Richard on Today at 12:03:22 am »
It’s a good issue, and I liked Dredd’s comment to Heston on the last page of that episode.

But I never, ever, ever again want to read a story where Dredd has to ask someone else for permission to kick down a door. He’s not a cop.
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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on 23 February, 2018, 10:28:13 pm »
I can agree with that - I still think it has a higher "hit rate" than any other show, though - including all the Star Treks.

My least favourite episode is Grey 17 is Missing, but even this has its moments.

The show is so well written - I quote it often in RL. One of my favourites is, "what do you want, you moon-faced assassin of joy?" Classic!

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Last post by Greg M. on 23 February, 2018, 10:18:03 pm »
I keep expecting the first few episodes to be rubbish but they're not. Knowing what's to come is half the pleasure.

The start and the end (especially the end) of Season 1 are largely all right - it's the middle of the season when it starts to get a bit gruelling. The episodes clustered around the exemplary Signs and Portents are the weakest.
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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on 23 February, 2018, 10:10:33 pm »
I keep expecting the first few episodes to be rubbish but they're not. Knowing what's to come is half the pleasure. I really hope they don't re-boot it. Updating the effects shots might work, like they did with ST:TOS, but it really doesn't need such faffing about. I still think it's the closest thing to a perfect sci-fi show that I've ever seen, or am ever likely to see.

Looking forward to being moved by Londo and G'Kar again!

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Last post by Greg M. on 23 February, 2018, 09:59:01 pm »
Been resisting the urge for months but finally gave in - just started another re-watch of Babylon 5.

I just did from the middle of Season 3 to just after the end of the Shadow War - I only intended to watch Messages from Earth, but I got caught up in it all again. (I did Z'ha'dum twice in a row, once with the commentary.) That stretch really is the show's imperial phase.
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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on 23 February, 2018, 08:52:43 pm »
Been resisting the urge for months but finally gave in - just started another re-watch of Babylon 5.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Last post by JOE SOAP on 23 February, 2018, 08:41:20 pm »
I said so at the time it aired, but I am 100% convinced that the first season was conceived and pitched as a standalone series with a definitive ending. As you say, it comes to a pretty satisfying conclusion, and what dangling threads there are seem like they were tagged on at the last minute.

It's both: since ST was basically conceived as an IT clone – and this being serial TV – it has the built-in open-endedness of being continued, if successful, but also works as a stand-alone without the need to shoot a wrap-up season if the reception happened to turn out less than great. I can see them leaving the cliff-hanger in anyway because it's another 80s throwback.

This is the final page of the original pitch/bible when the series was called Montauk:


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Film & TV / Re: Black Panther - Please add your review
« Last post by SmallBlueThing(Reborn) on 23 February, 2018, 08:23:10 pm »
Just out of seeing this with my wife (only her second Marvel movie after Homecoming), my kids (keeping up the tradition- we've seen everything at the pics bar GotG2), my second-youngest stepson and his mate.
Everyone- including my wife- loved it to bits. I had a full bladder going in (late parking) and wasn't relishing the idea of 2.25 hours of crossing my legs, but it just flew. Great cast, a witty and at times thoughtful script, really nice action set pieces and nothing extraneous on screen.
We all walked out grinning and amazed that, yet again, Marvel Studios keep on getting better and more assured.
I really thought Black Panther was going to be the one to break the streak- both creatively and, in the light of Trump's America, financially. I'm really, really glad I obviously don't know squat.
SBT
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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by Professor Bear on 23 February, 2018, 08:08:08 pm »
Iain McNicol, the man who... erm "oversaw" the increased democratisation of the Labour Party and its surge in membership to be the largest left wing party in Europe has resigned.  It has naturally turned a bit panto with the usual "man was a cunt"/"no he wasn't!" back and forth, but no clues as to why he's naffed off from a cushy ride on the gravy train at this particular moment.
Is there a new centrist party in the works?  That's Brexit solved, then.
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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on 23 February, 2018, 07:46:26 pm »
Hmmm - we could say that even though the U.S. has a gun problem, we have an entire country that's shot itself in the foot...

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