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General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 20 July, 2019, 07:22:01 pm »
Prog 71: Are YOU Prepared for… Ant Wars!

It's all about the food - eating ants, throwing mousse-covered pieces of cardboard at each other and don't forget the burgers!

Star Lord No 8: Nazi World 2478 A.D. Time Control 85 Million B.C. Torn between impossible worlds…

Klee-Fang eats some fish, but Starlord is the comic to go to for Nazis!  Also the beginning of the three-parter SD story mentioned in the latest Space Spinner 2000 podcast (because it was reprinted in a special).

Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 19 July, 2019, 09:52:48 pm »
The Irish Times gives a viewpoint on the Cats trailer...

Not that I'm about to hand any money to Andrew Lloyd-Webber anyway...

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 19 July, 2019, 08:56:05 pm »
The first time I saw a parody of Trump was probably Back to the Future II - and, along with loads of other people in this country, I'd have had no idea who it was a parody of (even though I may have heard of Ivana on the afore-mentioned Clive James show).  I'd also have seen Elijah Wood in the same film, but nobody on either side of the Atlantic would have known who he was at the time :-)

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 19 July, 2019, 08:46:51 pm »
Great show!  i have strong memories of reading this Dredd and being disappointed by the ending - more than perhaps I should have been, but it felt like the very first misfire from Wagner/Grant to be pulling out that hoary cliche for an ending - good caall on it having goo material for a Daily Star Dredd if they'd ended it at that halfway point!

I'm with you on that - I absolutely intensely hate 'it was all a dream' endings to stories (except for Neil Gaiman's Sandman, but that's the whole point!)  Unrelated to 2000AD (and obvious spoiler because of what we're talking about) but John Masefield's The Box of Delights tells the entire story, resolves everything and then the protagonist wakes up - even though the story was complete!  *grrr*

I never got the message to listen to the Smiths from 2000AD - was that Zenith, Alex?

Zenith hasn't appeared yet - I've looked through the special just now and can't figure out what the Smith reference could be - the cover line is 'The Future is Now' which is a little like 'How Soon is Now', but that isn't it, is it?

I'd love to join you for a Special (1991 Dredd Annual would be dream for me for obvious reasons!), but I am afriad that you would not thank me for inflicting Brumminess on your show.

Oops - that's the one I claimed in PM!

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 19 July, 2019, 01:01:09 pm »
In our thrilling hundred and sixty-third episode we continue our journey through the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic with the 1987 Sci-Fi Special of 2000AD. This Special has some great stories featuring Judge Dredd, some classic Strontium Dog action, and a Nemesis the Warlock photo comic!

This episode Conrad is joined by 2000AD Forums member and creator of the Heroes of 2000AD blog AlexF!

On the episode we discuss a video short of Nemesis the Warlock, check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQM0Nd-YkGI

If only I'd done my prog slog last night - I'm two-thirds of the way through the Starlords containing the originals of the reprinted Strontium Dog strip - though the punishment was pretty obvious so not really spoiled for me :-)

I'm wondering - Conrad - do you have any future specials or annuals booked by other guests?

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 18 July, 2019, 05:00:36 pm »
Funnily enough perhaps the most obviously Joycean story of Milligan's I've read wasn't on your list - the deliciously neon Skreemer.

That's because I don't own a copy!

Tribal Memories, I think, is more or less an updated retelling of part of Brave New World. Fun fact.

I've read and like both of those and can see that - shall have to bear in mind when re-reading!

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 18 July, 2019, 01:09:17 am »
And yet a very clever man (far cleverer than me) repeatedly told me the other night that the way it works is the Tories clean up Labour's financial messes. Labour spend it, the Tories save.

Despite being able to hear everything other one of my criticisms of the shambles of the Tory party and its actual record vs its hype (and the nature by which this hype is sustained), he wouldnt shift on that one. All evidence to the contrary, BoJo a shining, crystallized icon of the absolute utter waste of time and money they're capable of without any kind of positive return. Never mind overspending, it's literally setting fire to it so you stand in the faint light. 

It's trickle-down theory, isn't it?  Giving lots of money to really rich people is good for everybody because (theoretically) they'll spend it on things and the money eventually gets down to the poor people.  And the rich people don't hoard it all or spend it on incredibly expensive pieces of artwork.

Also - you left out that the tories are the party of law and order, as we can tell from the glowing recommendations that the police, court system, probation services, prisons, et al have given the tories in the ninth year of their current rule.

General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 18 July, 2019, 12:48:59 am »

And one week later the following pair were published.

Prog 70: Screee The Hell-bird is coming in for the kill! Time is running out for the survivors on the… Death Planet!
Female characters in boy's comics?  Zero, Dickensian-style, Tweak!

Star Lord No 7: Into forbidden worlds… beyond the limits of man’s imagination! Battle for survival on Planet of the Damned

Star Mind Wars, robot hotels, illusions, Nazis.

General / Re: I made a CGI MEGA CITY, any good ?
« on: 17 July, 2019, 11:09:32 pm »
I love it anyway, and I'm looking forward to seeing more  They remind me of that Brendan McCarthy colour Dredd in one of the annuals - can't remember the name but there were hot girls in it and someone called Chivon.

The new Lawmaster and slimline H-Wagon are lovely too.

She-Devils, 2000AD Annual 1987.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 17 July, 2019, 05:34:40 pm »
investigating historic child abuse was described as money spaffed up the wall - BY THE MAN WHO WASTED A BILLION - YES A BILLION-  QUID OF PUBLIC MONEY (AGAINST EXPERT ADVICE) ON VARIOUS VANITY PROJECTS!!!

Completely read that as INSANITY PROJECTS...

General / Re: I made a CGI MEGA CITY, any good ?
« on: 17 July, 2019, 05:33:30 pm »
p.s. I'm in chrome and can only see three pics.

General / Re: I made a CGI MEGA CITY, any good ?
« on: 17 July, 2019, 05:33:17 pm »
It seems that the Edge browser only shows 3 and Chrome shows all of them, I'd repost them but nobody seems to be interested. Thanks anyway.

Nobody seems interested?  You only posted it at eight this morning - you've waited until one minute past five thirty to decide there's no interest?  Not interested in the opinions of people who work 9 - 5:30 then?

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 17 July, 2019, 02:14:55 pm »
Just the other day I was listening to one of the podcasts about late 200s progs where you were talking about The Executioner storyline - which has Judge DeGaulle hauled in as a suspect by Dredd - then less than a week later DeGaulle comes up again!

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 17 July, 2019, 02:10:24 pm »
Daily politicians say and do things that even 20 years ago would have meant a press hounding and a swift resignation. But then I wonder, have the middle-aged always thought exactly this about the politicians of the day?  I can almost hear the Baz Luhrmann lyrics...

And then Trump says "spics out!", or words to that exact effect,  and people DEFEND him,  and I'm pretty sure it's worse than any nostalgic idealism could possibly invent.

I wouldn't have thought that talking about "spaffing" in relationship to child abuse would have allowed one to continue working, yet it seems to be a qualification to become prime minister these days.

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