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Film Discussion / Re: Dredd (2012)
« on: Today at 12:10:36 am »
This is on Film4 right now.

Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 24 May, 2019, 11:31:28 pm »
The bit about if he had killed John he would have been killed was a response to Leigh’s suggestion that he should have killed John and sailed off with his head as a trophy.
Ah, I see. Fair enough.

Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 23 May, 2019, 11:13:56 pm »
That Small Council meeting wasn't the next day after the massacre. I felt that more time had passed, and the initial shock and grief had worn off a bit.

Turning back to Steve Denton's argument about Grey Worm's actions, that is logical if we assume that Grey Worm's priority is to live. But the Unsullied are not afraid to die. I don't think it is consistent with what we know about the Unsullied to suppose that Grey Worm spared Jon Snow's life because he was frightened by, or even bothered about, what the consequences might be if he killed him. They were all prepared to die for their queen and liberator.

Other Reviews / Re: Invasion 1984!
« on: 23 May, 2019, 10:56:10 pm »
Thanks for that review, I was in two minds about whether to buy it, but I think I will now.

Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 23 May, 2019, 01:26:39 pm »
Ha ha ha!

Prog / Re: Prog 2132 - Bringer of War
« on: 23 May, 2019, 01:13:26 pm »
Comics aren't meant to be read digitally. If you try and it looks shit, you've only yourselves to blame!  ;)

News / Re: Strontium Dog Without Wagner or Ezquerra
« on: 22 May, 2019, 01:39:33 pm »
This is why we need more SD in the prog.

Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 22 May, 2019, 01:17:48 am »
Some very good points have been made on this thread.

As far as sequels are concerned, I love Arya Stark but I don't need to see a sequel about what she does next, I think her story ended in the right place. Best to leave whatever happened next to the viewers' imagination. I'm far more interested in a prequel.

Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 21 May, 2019, 01:36:04 pm »
Do we really need scenes full of basil where every injured party explains exactly what they are feeling and why they are behaving in a certain way?

I wasn't thinking in terms of showing everyone's feelings about what happened, but rather showing Grey Worm and his colleagues reacting in a believable manner.

We are supposed to accept that the winners of a war will ask the people they have conquered for permission to execute their queen's assassin, including the assassin's adopted family. Then when the result is a lenient sentence, "go and live up north with people you might well have voluntarily gone to live with anyway," Grey Worm just goes along with that even though in the same episode we saw him killing prisoners who hadn't committed any crime at all except being on the losing side. It's completely out of character for him, for the rest of the Unsullied and for the Dothraki. And I don't think they would have cared about the Northerners, because as we saw in season 7 the Westerosi soldiers can't stand up to them, dragon or no dragon.

A moment's thought would have led the writers to a more believable resolution to that problem.

Prog / Re: Prog 2132 - Bringer of War
« on: 20 May, 2019, 11:46:11 pm »
Spode was in The Hotdog Run in progs 233-235.

Suggestions / Re: What, no Action! reprints?
« on: 20 May, 2019, 10:25:35 pm »
Although Action is an important part of 2000AD's history, the stories weren't that great really.

Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 20 May, 2019, 10:18:15 pm »
First half of the episode was excellent and I wouldn't change anything.

Second half didn't make much sense. It's not plausible that the Dothraki and Unsullied would meekly accept the verdict of the Westerosi, especially the regicide's own family. It would have been better if Brandon had worked with the dragon and incinerated them all.

Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 20 May, 2019, 10:13:29 pm »
(The Mad King) wasn't just 'genetically evil' because he was a Targaryen

"Every time a Targaryen is born, the world holds its breath and the gods toss a coin."

Books & Comics / Re: Thrillpower Overload: the missing chapters
« on: 19 May, 2019, 07:42:33 pm »
Thanks for sharing.

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