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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 03 August, 2020, 10:40:06 PM »

He was the best of us.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 27 July, 2020, 01:38:29 PM »
We are fucked.

I've been browsing survivor groups for the past month and there are thousands like Hannah. Lot of people are going to end up with post viral fatigue that is chronic.

Prog / Re: Prog 2191 - Let's Boogie!
« on: 25 July, 2020, 01:23:50 PM »
I don't feel Day of Chaos or Tour of Duty suffered too much from having multiple artists and only one artist ever achieved such a feat (twice) within Tharg's schedule.

Prog / Re: Prog 2191 - Let's Boogie!
« on: 23 July, 2020, 09:18:46 PM »
imagine what Wagner could have done with such an interesting premise.

We don't need to imagine; he (and Alan Grant) did it 33 years ago.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 21 July, 2020, 04:38:52 PM »
My three takeaways were (1). Landsdape very evocative of holidays in Clare as a kid, I wonder doea Hodgson share the specific (alleged) inspiration of Poll na gColm with Tolkien

Possibly. He spent some time in the West as a kid.

WHH (known as “Hope” to his family and friends) was born in 1877, the second son of Essex clergyman Samuel Hodgson and his wife, Lizzie.  The family would eventually grow to include twelve children but three of WHH’s brothers would die in infancy before their second years.

By all reports, Samuel Hodgson was a difficult man to live with.  This is perhaps supported by the fact that he was constantly transferred throughout most of his career.  Samuel was moved at least twelve times during the years 1871-1890 and, in 1887, the family was sent to do missionary work in Ireland at Ardrahan, County Galway.  This would provide the setting for one of Hodgson’s most famous novels, The House on the Borderland.


Suggestions / Re: Judge Dredd: The Ledger in Order
« on: 21 July, 2020, 04:17:21 PM »
I know Bank Raid has been reprinted many times but it hasnt exactly been given the prominence it deserves hidden away in annual censored or in the extras section of the Case Files.

It was first printed properly (no borders or censorship) by Titan in The Chronicles of Judge Dredd: 4. It’s still the best version.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 19 July, 2020, 02:50:01 PM »
There was a recent reprinting of The House on the Borderland with a new intro by Alan Moore (his second after the Corben comic adaptation) and an old essay by Iain Sinclair; but yeah, The Night Land is something else, similar to THOTB, if a tougher, longer read.



General / Re: Is Dredd intelligent?
« on: 15 July, 2020, 09:48:08 PM »
We've never seen inside the Comportment, though. It might just be a bunch of doodles.

Apart from one page while Kraken reads it in Necropolis.

Books & Comics / Re: Action and the Nationwide show
« on: 07 July, 2020, 11:53:25 PM »
At the end of September, Sanders was invited to appear on the BBC’s early evening magazine programme Nationwide. Sanders believes that the presenter that night was Frank Bough, later revealed to have extremely high moral standards of his own, although this is debatable, as another presenter’s name is also mentioned. Unfortunately, according to sources at the BBC, the corporation have destroyed the archive footage, so any claims cannot be verified.

Bough went through a list of questions with Sanders prior to the live broadcast. However, as soon as the item went on air, Bough strayed from the pre-planned format and launched an attack on both Sanders and the comic. Sanders defended his position and the position of IPC as publisher, once again arguing the case with reference to other forms of violent media that were freely available to children, but as he stood up for his creation, forces within IPC acted to bring him down. Members of the editorial staff had gathered to watch the programme at King’s Reach Tower, IPC’s London office. Among them was Jack Le Grand, the man who had always wanted Action to fail.


Books & Comics / Re: Action and the Nationwide show
« on: 07 July, 2020, 11:45:48 PM »
I've already tried that, believe it or not. A few years ago I even spoke to someone at the BBC directly about that particular episode of Nationwide and was given the strong impression that even if they hadn't wiped the film inserts from the studio links and pre filmed reconstructions/ the sound from the Anne Ross sections, it would not be forthcoming.

A shame; if it does exist, and there are no legal issues, content that the public all ready paid for should be made available – but there's always a chance the Action clip survives.

Books & Comics / Re: Action and the Nationwide show
« on: 07 July, 2020, 11:04:10 PM »
I suppose we'd have to go direct to the BBC and ask if any tapes survive?

Episodes/footage of Nationwide from 1976 does exist in the BBC archive but they're not readily available for public preview online so you'd need to put in a request – which involves money just to get a preview clip with a watermark even if you don't ultimately intend to use it for broadcast (it would be illegal to upload that watermarked clip for others to see).


BBC Clearance Process

1. Customer requests research on a given topic – 24hr turnaround
2. Getty sends a research results Word Doc to customer
3. Customer selects an official preview file(s) to select the specific shots needed for licencing (preview files cost £35 per item) - 1-3 days turnaround
4. BBC sends preview link to customer
5. Customer edits preview files, clipping and selecting the shots need – customer submits from within the     editing tool to receive Master files - 3- 5 days turnaround
6. BBC runs rights and permission checks to see if the shots can be approved for license or not
7. Once approved the Master files will be sent to Customer as a link.
8. Fees and rights can be discuss directly with your account manager before, during or after this process.

Off Topic / Re: The Death of Verbal Cultural Memes
« on: 28 June, 2020, 04:05:34 PM »
An old meme for old peeps.

Help! / Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« on: 27 June, 2020, 04:51:18 PM »
or a 'modern' Dr Sin?

There's a Dr Sin story by Rob Williams & Luca Pizzari in the 2015 FCBD issue.

Film & TV / Re: Justice League 2017
« on: 24 June, 2020, 02:14:42 AM »
Amazing to think that they can make a perfect film even better.
I've seen a lot of clearly over-educated Youtubers examine the ethos of Snyder's take on Superman and why the director's objectivist philosophy creates dissonance between the creator and their work,

I made a prediction a while back that the attentive fandom would eventually close the circle and sublimate das überdirector to the typical Randian protagonist: persecuted iconoclast, his creations under-appreciated and subverted by the establishment. Recently the YouTube Academy of Higher Learning confirmed that prediction.

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