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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: Today at 05:30:53 pm »
what? No Iron Fist 3? Well, that's a bummer. Daredevil gets a new season and he's supposed to be dead! Of the 4 interlinked series, I liked DD the least, he's such a mopey character. Luke cage 2 wasn't as good as the first but I still enjoyed it - being very used to Moss Side patios, American Jamaicans sound weird!

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 16 October, 2018, 05:07:29 pm »
Guardian's analysis of that picture: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/15/president-trump-new-painting-white-house-republican including Jack Nicholson playing Nixon and Reagan';s odd cocktail

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 15 October, 2018, 01:50:14 pm »
In 'The Woman Who Fell to Earth' the Doctor, while still in 12's outfit, repeatedly makes it clear that she has nothing in her pockets, after which she picks up her new outfit from a charity shop and heads immediately off to the planet in 'The Ghost Monument'. So...where exactly did Audrey Hepburn's sunglasses appear from?

They just didn't show the bit where she travels back in time a few decades and persuades Audrey Hepburn to donate a coat with sunglasses in the pocket to a Sheffield charity shop. Simple.

When the cigar was introduced they may as well have waved it around shouting "look folks, this is what we'll use to save the day in a bit" (from a fire that mysteriously didn't consume the oxygen in the tiny space between the ground and the rest of the atmosphere - people have died in Californian wildfires by jumping into swimming pools but suffocating as the fire sweeps over sucking up all the oxygen)

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 15 October, 2018, 10:39:19 am »
I'm hoping it gets better, but the second episode was very disappointing. They said they were moving away from over-complicated stories and long series-arcs to simpler standalone stories, but this was just pants.

The villain could have come from a pantomime (I'm surprised he didn't actually twirl his moustache) - what was his story, why did the Doctor simply let him get away with it? The storytelling was abysmal - after the initial set-up, she literally read most of the exposition off the scenery. Then there were the  floating hankies - not a bad monster in itself - delivering the first of what will obviously be a series of cryptic predictions leading to the series finale. There was some linking rationale behind all the 'silence will fall' hints previously, but I find it implausible that the remnants of a long-abandoned biological weapon would have mysterious insights into the Doctor's situation.

All of these companions means much more screen time devoted to relationship chit-chat rather than action and storytelling, so when the plot does need to be advanced, it is done in obvious and clunky ways (Oh look, those dead scientists have written out all this explanatory basil on the floor. How convenient)

I've not given up hope, and even when it's a bit rubbish, Doctor Who is still fun, but I'm having serious misgivings about this season.

Film & TV / Re: The Apprentice - comics
« on: 12 October, 2018, 03:29:53 pm »
A prize* for anyone who spots a copy of M.C GoGo in WH Smiths.

Couldn't face watching the actual programme, it gets me too wound up, but the aftershow with Rhod Gilbert and other comedians was fun.

*There is no prize

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 11 October, 2018, 01:47:43 pm »
weirdly, the first 2 seasons of Rick'n'Morty seems to have now reappeared on Netflix - guess they must have paid those overdue royalties!

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 09 October, 2018, 05:07:31 pm »
So finished Luke Cage and really enjoyed it, took a bit of getting used to having the guy from SoA looking and sounding and acting the same, but in a different world, but hey hoping there's a second series for Luke.

there are two series already.

Ominous news for Rick'n'Morty fans - good job I'd just done a rewatch as season 1 has already dropped off Netflix:
(apologies for linking to the Express)

Currently watching the 2nd season of Big Mouth - they'd never get this on a mainstream network! Also, season 3 of The Good Place - I don't think this really has the legs to keep going indefinitely as it's feeling a bit stretched. Maya Rudolph is great as The Judge however.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 09 October, 2018, 02:41:49 pm »
Well I wasn't 100% convinced but it was enjoyable enough - regen episodes are always herd to judge, I'll give it a bit more time. Some of Jodie's dialogue seemed a bit forced and the story wasn't up to much, but it's very much still Doctor Who. I'm still waiting for that killer line of dialogue that says YES - that is the doctor, but I haven't seen anything that really puts me off.

I would of ( ;)) thought that when they're making such a huge change, they'd want to keep as much of the rest as familiar as possible to assist continuity, so the new filming style and removing her from the Tardis are odd decisions.

I did not like the "coming next" teaser being taken over by a list of guest stars - Dr Who has always had them but it gives the feeling the programme is just becoming a showcase for whichever celebs they can round up.

Was looking at the BBC news  comments section yesterday - predictable whinging about a stealth-tax funding PC agendas, but the one that made me laugh said "as if you could just look up how to drive a crane on your phone. Ridiculous"  - i did a quick search and in 30 seconds had found 10 short videos showing how to operate a crane.  :lol:

General / Re: intercompany crossovers you'ld like to see
« on: 09 October, 2018, 12:10:01 pm »
need a judge dredd vs Marshall law or elephant man

there have already been a couple of Elelephantman crossovers, one with Dredd and Anderson and also a Strontium Dog team-up - these were in the free comic given away at Thought Bubble a few years ago, and were very good.

Film & TV / Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« on: 08 October, 2018, 11:55:27 am »
This may be enough to tempt me back to Amazon prime

Other Reviews / Re: Last Comic Read
« on: 06 October, 2018, 01:01:28 pm »
BTW I got one at Orbital Comics, where completely unbeknown to me there was an Arthur Ranson signing going on.

yeah, very time I'm in That London for a few days I go to Orbital and usually find I've just missed a signing - last time I was a day late for Brian Talbot signing the last Grandville book

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 05 October, 2018, 07:14:01 pm »
Enjoyed the first Re:Action cast - I didn't actually read this as a kid, so it's fun to get the spacespinner take on stuff I'm less familiar with.

And you only called him "Fox" once!

General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 05 October, 2018, 07:11:08 pm »
That's beautiful Andy

General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 03 October, 2018, 06:09:40 pm »
Thanks for finding that Frank - I’d forgotten all the other artists bitching and moaning about it! On a panel, Carlos had superb comic timing

General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 03 October, 2018, 02:46:29 pm »
My own interactions with Carlos were few, but memorable and charming - the first two were facilitated by our own Legendary Shark - firstly when he persuaded Carlos to join his Wednesday night Chat room and the master generously spent several hours chatting and answering our questions*.

*I actually recycled the question I asked in the chatroom a decade later at the panel he did in Oldham last year - I don't think anyone noticed!

What was the question, and did it get different answers each time?

I asked if he ever regretted making Dredd's costume and eagle so complicated given that he's had to keep drawing it for decades - the first time, his answer was something like "nothing worthwhile is ever easy", and second time I can't remember the exact words, but it was along the same lines.

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