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Film & TV / Asterix to Netflix
« on: 04 March, 2021, 06:04:47 AM »
This has been covered in lots of places but worth popping on here. Asterix and the Big Fight is coming to Netflix.

https://deadline.com/2021/03/netflix-asterix-limited-series-1234705512/

but seriously do a Google search and you'll find lots of similar stories.

Apparently this is being 'show run' by the person who did Mission Cleopatre which was actually the best of the live action films I'd say. Let's see how it turns out but it good to see there's life in the ol' Gaul yet.

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General / Dredd Epics Ranked - Better! Round 4
« on: 04 March, 2021, 05:44:23 AM »
Look at the list of 8 Dredd stories below and tell me your top three:

1 (your favourite of the 8) will get 3 points
2 (your 2nd fav) will get 2 points
3 (your 3rd fav) will get 1 point

Advanced from the previous rounds:

The Chief Judge's Man - Progs 1244-1247, 1263-1266, 1342-1349

City of the Damned - Progs 393-406

Doomsday - Progs 1141-1164; Megs 3.52-3.59

Mechanismo - Megs 2.12-2.17; 2.22-2.26; 2.37-2.43

Next four from Dredd Epics Ranked:

Judgement Day - Progs 786-799; Megs 2.04-2.08

The Ecstasy - Progs 1617-1626

Blood Trails - Progs 1440-1449

Sin City - Progs Progs 1289-1299

Voting will close on the morning of Saturday 6th March and the 4 Epics with the most votes will progress to the next round.

All links go through to AlexF’s simply brilliant Dredd Epics Ranked blog. You may need to scroll to find his write up of a particular story - but I’d suggest just reading the whole thing anyway - it's fantastic stuff.

Baffled by what’s going on here - well we have a a thread for that - though that might leave you more confused than anything.

Rules for what they are worth.

Not sure about anything just ask and I’ll blag it.

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General / Dredd Epics Ranked - Better! Vote for positions 52 - 45
« on: 01 March, 2021, 06:20:21 AM »
I know you’ve seen these Epics before, some this will be the third time they’ve been in a vote BUT this is it. This is the first set of final positions to be decided. So if you care about any of these thrills, for good or ill, find it in your heart to vote one final time...

Look at the list of 8 Dredd stories below and tell me your top three:

1 (your favourite of the 8) will get 3 points
2 (your 2nd fav) will get 2 points
3 (your 3rd fav) will get 1 point

43 - The Mega Rackets - Progs 209-223

44 - The Robot War - Progs Progs 9-17

46 - Raptaur - Megs 11-17

48 - Dead Ringer - Megazines 3.64-3.69

49 - Purgatory / Inferno - Progs 834-841/842-853

50- Luna-City - Progs 42-59

51 - Blood of Satanus III - Megs 257-265

52 - Crusade - Progs 928-937

Voting will close on the morning of Friday 5th March and we’ll have our bottom 8 positions sorted.

All links go through to AlexF’s simply brilliant Dredd Epics Ranked blog. You may need to scroll to find his write up of a particular story - but I’d suggest just reading the whole thing anyway - it's fantastic stuff.

Baffled by what’s going on here - well we have a a thread for that - though that might leave you more confused than anything.

Rules for what they are worth.

Not sure about anything just ask and I’ll blag it.



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General / Dredd Epics Ranked - Better! Round 3
« on: 01 March, 2021, 06:18:50 AM »
Look at the list of 8 Dredd stories below and tell me your top three:

1 (your favourite of the 8) will get 3 points
2 (your 2nd fav) will get 2 points
3 (your 3rd fav) will get 1 point

Advanced from the previous rounds:

The Chief Judge's Man - Progs 1244-1247, 1263-1266, 1342-1349

City of the Damned - Progs 393-406

Doomsday - Progs 1141-1164; Megs 3.52-3.59

The Hunting Party - Progs 1033-1049

Next four from Dredd Epics Ranked:

Mechanismo - Megs 2.12-2.17; 2.22-2.26; 2.37-2.43

Mandroid 2 - Instrument of War - Progs 1555-1566

Darkside - Progs 1017-1028

Cold War [The Adventures of Judge Dredd in the Land of the Soviets] - Progs 2055-2069

Voting will close on the morning of Wednesday 3rd March and the 4 Epics with the most votes will progress to the next round.

All links go through to AlexF’s simply brilliant Dredd Epics Ranked blog. You may need to scroll to find his write up of a particular story - but I’d suggest just reading the whole thing anyway - it's fantastic stuff.

Baffled by what’s going on here - well we have a a thread for that - though that might leave you more confused than anything.

Rules for what they are worth.

Not sure about anything just ask and I’ll blag it.


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General / Dredd Epics Ranked - Better! Round 2
« on: 25 February, 2021, 08:04:07 AM »
Sorry folks not sure why this didn't appear earlier - I thought I'd posted but must have done something wrong??? ANYWAY...

Look at the list of 8 Dredd stories below and tell me your top three:

1 (your favourite of the 8) will get 3 points
2 (your 2nd fav) will get 2 points
3 (your 3rd fav) will get 1 point

Advanced from the previous rounds:

The Chief Judge's Man - Progs 1244-1247, 1263-1266, 1342-1349

Raptaur - Megs 11-17

City of the Damned - Progs 393-406

Luna-City - Progs 42-59

Next four from Dredd Epics Ranked:

The Robot War - Progs Progs 9-17

The Mega Rackets - Progs 209-223

Doomsday - Progs 1141-1164; Megs 3.52-3.59

The Hunting Party - Progs 1033-1049

Voting will close on the morning of Saturday 27th February and the 4 Epics with the most votes will progress to the next round.

All links go through to AlexF’s simply brilliant Dredd Epics Ranked blog. You may need to scroll to find his write up of a particular story - but I’d suggest just reading the whole thing anyway - it's fantastic stuff.

Baffled by what’s going on here - well we have a a thread for that - though that might leave you more confused than anything.

Rules for what they are worth.

Not sure about anything just ask and I’ll blag it.

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General / Dredd Epics Ranked - Better! Round 1
« on: 22 February, 2021, 06:21:48 AM »
Look at the list of 8 Dredd stories below and tell me your top three:

1 (your favourite of the 8) will get 3 points
2 (your 2nd fav) will get 2 points
3 (your 3rd fav) will get 1 point

The Chief Judge's Man - Progs 1244-1247, 1263-1266, 1342-1349

Raptaur - Megs 11-17

City of the Damned - Progs 393-406

Dead Ringer - Megazines 3.64-3.69

Purgatory / Inferno - Progs 834-841/842-853

Luna-City - Progs 42-59

Blood of Satanus III - Megs 257-265

Crusade - Progs 928-937

Voting will close on the morning of Wednesday 24th February and the 4 Epics with the most votes will progress to the next round.

All links go through to AlexF’s simply brilliant Dredd Epics Ranked blog. You may need to scroll to find his write up of a particular story - but I’d suggest just reading the whole thing anyway - it's fantastic stuff.

Baffled by what’s going on here - well we have a a thread for that - though that might leave you more confused than anything.

Rules for what they are worth.

Not sure about anything just ask and I’ll blag it.

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General / COMING SOON - New Tournament - Dredd Epics Ranked - BETTER!!!!
« on: 17 February, 2021, 06:38:35 AM »
Before we start I owe AlexF - the MIGHTY AlexF a big thank you for this one and I am here with his blessing. 

If you recall during December AlexF produced the simply fantastic Blog Dredd Epics Ranked where he not only ranked all the Dredd Epics … well I say all we’ll come back to that… and wrote thoughts on each in review.

Now I’ve called this a fantastic Blog and his words and wit, insights and incisiveness were indeed fantastic… his ranking… well they were of course poppycock and many of us rallied and railed against his madness and you can read all of that in his thread.

Well it's oft said if you don’t like something, don’t moan, do something about it. And that dear reader is just what this tournament aims to do. Take AlexF’s ranking of the Dredd Epics and damn well sort it out good and proper like.

This thread will introduce this tourney, explain a few things and we’ll be good to go with the tourney - with a fair wind - on Monday 22nd February - and assuming no Current Artists kick up a fuss! So in this thread we’ll get.

1. AlexF’s rankings - so you can see quite why this needs sorting
2. My ranking so you have the proper answer to all this (and so we can see it's not just AlexF)
3. A nod to the wondrous Broodblik and just what makes an Epic - we’re stuck with AlexF I’m afraid
4. Just how this will work - hang in there
5. Rules(ish)

 And anything else we can think of on the way. See you in a bit...

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Let’s face it if anyone is going to hold up the good name of the current crop of Droids its their reigning champion Colin MacNeil. But can even he unseat one of the Classic crop?

Mick McMahon - more info

OR

Colin MacNeil - more info

 
For the title Champion of Champions just pop the name of the art droid whose your favourite...  though we might not need to do all the legwork let's see. Oh and by the way it really helps if you use BOLD tags or otherwise make your vote clear.

I’ll close and count on the morning of Friday 19th

What the hell is all this? A little bit of info

Rules for what they are worth again not updated as we’re getting good at this now aren’t we.

Anything else just ask and I’ll make something up.

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General / Favourite Artist - Champ of Champs - Ron Smith or D’Israeli
« on: 16 February, 2021, 06:29:18 AM »
The runner up in the Current tourney has caused more than one upset in so far (to my mind) can we get another one here against a Mega City Master?

Ron Smith - more info

OR

D'Israeli - more info
 
For the title Champion of Champions just pop the name of the art droid whose your favourite...  though we might not need to do all the legwork let's see. Oh and by the way it really helps if you use BOLD tags or otherwise make your vote clear.

I’ll close and count on the morning of Friday 19th

What the hell is all this? A little bit of info

Rules for what they are worth again not updated as we’re getting good at this now aren’t we.

Anything else just ask and I’ll make something up.

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General / Favourite Artist - Champ of Champs - Cam Kennedy or Simon Fraser
« on: 15 February, 2021, 06:25:05 AM »
Not many drews could have such Scottish sounding names could they. Anyway can one of the modern masters get more votes that the classic kings? Only you can decide.

Cam Kennedy - more info

OR

Simon Fraser - more info
 
For the title Champion of Champions just pop the name of the art droid whose your favourite...  though we might not need to do all the legwork let's see. Oh and by the way it really helps if you use BOLD tags or otherwise make your vote clear.

I’ll close and count on the morning of Thursday 18th

What the hell is all this? A little bit of info

Rules for what they are worth again not updated as we’re getting good at this now aren’t we.

Anything else just ask and I’ll make something up.

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No one could stop him from Classic side of the tournament but can we get the shock of the century and the fourth placed Droid from the Current Tournament stand up to the King himself? Only you can decide.

Carlos Ezquerra - more info

OR

Simon Davis - more info
 
For the title Champion of Champions just pop the name of the art droid whose your favourite...  though we might not need to do all the legwork let's see. Oh and by the way it really helps if you use BOLD tags or otherwise make your vote clear.

I’ll close and count on the morning of Thursday 18th

What the hell is all this? A little bit of info

Rules for what they are worth again not updated as we’re getting good at this now aren’t we.

Anything else just ask and I’ll make something up.

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General / Favourite Art Droids - All time favs
« on: 14 February, 2021, 08:23:29 AM »
And so the Classic and Current Art Droid tournaments are done and we can all lie down in a darkened corner and get over the terrible decisions we’ve had to make…

WELL NOT QUITE.

As a bit of a warm up for something I’d like to do after the next tournament I have planned - more about that in the week - I’d like to just see how the current crop matches up with the classic crew. I suspect I know how this might go, but let's test that. I’m keeping this lighter than originally planned - as I said I have another thing planned down the line - so for now I will just use the semi-finalists as our test sample.

This week, while I get the next tourney “Dredd Epics Ranked - BETTER!” or DER-B as it will become known, up and running we’re having a kinda champion of champions.

I’ll ask for favourites across the top four of each tournament - with seeding. So the winner of the Classic tourney - Carlos while be in a vote against the 4th placed Current droid, oh one Simon or another. The runner up in the Classic - Cam will have a vote against the 3rd placed in the Current, probably another Simon etc.

Now if any of the Current Art Droids manage to get through we may have subsequent votes, but I will avoid that if it simply becomes repeats of all Classic - or all Current I suppose, but that feels unlikely.

Let’s see how far we get.

I’ll post the first two Monday and then a second two Tuesday.

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Prog / Prog 2219 - Stand and Deliver
« on: 13 February, 2021, 08:17:41 PM »
Wrap that cover around. Glorious city scape from the magnificent Patrick Goddard and since I'm a sucker for a cityscape I love this. Inside its the same as you were really.

Dredd - Curiously gentle Dredd, where Joe himself serves as an iritant more than anything else. Otherwise its about a mother having to pull out all the stop, and servers and ducks and dives, literally, to support her family, The youngest of whom, as the cover marks clear, she supports in more ways than one! My guess, and hope is Plankhurst, M. is getting getting a try out like Neimand's Chimpsky and while not as immediately compelling as our Simian friend I see plenty of potential for where her tale could go and hope we get her back.

Slaine - Oh stuff happens I guess.

Proteus Vex - as it does here, but boy is there a difference. after last weeks twists and thoughts here we get a daring escape and rescue. Fantastic stuff.

No escape and rescue for Durham Red as the tension builds and we reach a sad end. Fantastic.

Hershey kinda ends but is clearly just reving up, which I'm glad of as this is a great thrill, even if this ending doesn't really close too much off. I mean there is an end, but we don't really get any resolution, that's to come I assume.

AND THEN ALL STOP

We got Regened next week and while I hope its as good as the last one, we don't get any of the much sort after thrills back yet so three new uns - its still puts the breaks on three of our ongoing stories. Which is irritating. Still needs must I guess.



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Well folks I have to say that was immense fun. Just to wrap things up I thought folks might like to see all the results from the two tourneys that have been running over the last (gulp) 4ish months.

Alas I'm too lazy to type them all up BUT I can share some linkies for those interested to the Google Sheets I've ben using to track all this. I'm opening the links will go to different places as I've created them with the specific sheets on the same spread sheet BUT you might just need to navigate between the tabs?
EDIT
- Nope those URLS appear to be the same so you'll just have to tab it folks.

Classic BOTH Tournament (Possiblyactually) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rJuOcq5ImJDTY8AwcAek57yr7P6rF8M4hedoQlPzRW4/edit?usp=sharing

Current Tournament (Possibly) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rJuOcq5ImJDTY8AwcAek57yr7P6rF8M4hedoQlPzRW4/edit?usp=sharing


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General / FINAL!!! Favourite CURRENT art droid D’Israeli or Colin MacNeil
« on: 10 February, 2021, 06:27:55 AM »
Well what titanic struggles we’ve seen to witness these two make the final. D’Israeli pulled off the shock of not only this, but any other tourney I’ve run by getting more votes than Henry Flint. Along the way he also polled over John Higgins, Mark Harrison (who almost got the art Droid of 2020 poll!) and Simon Fraser. It's been no easier for Colin MacNeil who has been given favourite ahead of Neil Googe, Brendan McCarthy, Cliff Robinson and Simon Davis.

Wow is that testament to the talent we have working for Tharg at the moment!

For the title FAVOURITE CURRENT ART DROID just pop the name of the art droid you’d most like to grab bronze. It really helps if you use BOLD tags or otherwise make your vote clear.

D'Israeli - more info

OR

Colin MacNeil - more info

I’ll close and count on the morning of Saturday 19th February

What the hell is all this? Find out more about the Art Droid Tourneys and Quarter Finals[/s] semi finals - I’ve not updated this - cos we know what we’re doing right. There’s a tiny bit more about the Semi’s here but it's mainly just a post about what’s coming after...

Who made the 32 in both tourneys?

Entrants in the Current Art Droids Tourney

Entrants in the Classic Art Droids Tourney

Rules for what they are worth again not updated as we’re getting good at this now aren’t we.

Anything else just ask and I’ll make something up.

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