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Messages - abelardsnazz

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 08 October, 2018, 08:02:37 pm »
Venom. Left after about an hour as it's a complete mess. Can't even say it was a typically eccentric performance from Tom Hardy, as only one scene (the one in the restaurant) made me chuckle a bit. Maybe the wider Marvel universe can do something with the alien parasite if they get the rights to it, but on the basis of this and the equally bad third Tobey Maguire Spiderman, it needs to be left out in space for a long time to come. Utter pants.

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 07 October, 2018, 08:46:49 pm »
I thought it was a great opener, Jodie was brilliant with the right level of eccentricity, humour and confusion for a new Doctor, plus there was plenty of pathos and Chris Chibnall clearly isn't afraid of not shying away from death. Looking forward to the rest of the series very much on the basis of this episode.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 06 October, 2018, 03:13:32 pm »
Apologies if this has been asked higher up the thread, but will the Strontium Dog issues be complete (apart from the Starlord stories)?

I ask because I don't see the Gronk Affair from Progs 224 to 227 listed.

I think the collection will include all SD stories from Tooth, along with complete runs of Slaine, Nemesis, ABC Warriors and Nikolai Dante.

The Gronk Affair was in SD volume 2, volume 5 of the collection.

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Welcome to the board / Re: Hello
« on: 05 October, 2018, 01:00:49 pm »
One of my favourite issues of the Mega Collection was volume 70, Mad City. This is a great introduction to Mega City One, the judges and the citizens, and includes what is regularly held up to be one of the best one-off stories of the entire Dredd canon, Bury My Knee At Wounded Heart. It's out of stock on the Hachette site but you might be able to track it down on ebay. Happy reading!

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General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 01 October, 2018, 09:36:24 pm »
A real shock. Watching the interview with him and John from the 40th anniversary convention, such a humble man belying his immense talent. Really sad to think his body of work is now complete, but what a body of work, to be enjoyed again and again. RIP Carlos.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 01 October, 2018, 07:19:53 pm »
A Simple Favour. Entertaining thriller that mixes humour in with the twists and turns of the plot and gets the balance about right. Good fun.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 26 September, 2018, 04:31:02 pm »
Wow, great to see my index being put to expanded use! Be interesting to see this expand.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 September, 2018, 05:38:36 pm »
Lucky. I've been wanting to see this ever since seeing the trailer a year ago and then hearing of Harry Dean Stanton's passing away shortly after. It was worth the wait. Harry Dean plays an ornery old cuss, with a supporting cast that includes David Lynch. It reminded me of both The Straight Story and Smoke, as like those films, characters muse on the meaning of life, with amusing and poignant results. A fitting epitaph for the great Harry Dean. RIP.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 September, 2018, 05:30:29 pm »
That looks like Rage to me, so presumably at least part of it will be in the next SD volume.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 15 September, 2018, 01:44:22 pm »
Looking at the contents of Strontium Dog vol 3 and wondering whether vol 4 will be thicker to accommodate both Max Bubba and Rage or whether Rage will be split a la The Black Hole.

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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 14 September, 2018, 12:38:22 pm »

1. Chris Standley - who I don't remember doing anything else in the Prog (we got a thread for that now) did a couple of really interesting and fun Dredds in 'Moving Violation' and 'TV Babies'.

I seem to recall him receiving a co-writing credit on some Tyranny Rex - Soft Bodies, possibly - although neither Barney nor Wikipedia confirm this. Any of the hive mind know?

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 12 September, 2018, 08:18:23 pm »
The Predator. It could never be as iconic as the original, but updates and references it with no small amount of humour and verve. Entertaining enough.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 September, 2018, 08:34:14 pm »
BlacKKKlansman. Spike Lee's latest joint weaves humour, engaging characters and dark drama into a satisfying and thought-provoking whole. Great 70s period design too.

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General / Re: droids you've forgotten
« on: 06 September, 2018, 06:52:25 pm »
Sonny Steelgrave
Keef Ripley
LJ Silver
Emberton

Coat I'll get.

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News / Re: Get Well Soon, Carlos.
« on: 05 September, 2018, 12:57:23 pm »
Very best wishes to Carlos, hope all goes well and he's back to full health soon.

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