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Games / Re: Rogue Trooper Redux
« on: 22 October, 2017, 08:51:04 pm »
It's taken me a bit of time to get used to the lack of motion controls and I had to abandon one level because I got stuck on the scenery but otherwise having a ball with this.

I'm amazed how many mechanics it has that I'd forgotten. And what fun it is once you have all of the tools available to you  you can approach things in different ways.

Two questions: the nort that tortures Helm, Nadya Bustikov or something... has her character model changed at all? I may be mis-remembering but I could have sworn she was showing off cleavage on the previous version. This one makes more sense.

And, if Mr. Rennie is reading, how much was written by your good self? Everything including Encyclopedia entries? Or just the main plot, cut scenes and combat dialogue.

I hadn't really thought about the increased violence and swearing in a family context as we no longer have youngsters in the house. But even I was thinking the violence was a bit much for Trek.

I would love if where they are going with this is; in the face of War and the horrible things people are willing to do to each other, the federation and optimism and unity prevails. 

But somehow, I don't think this will be the case and Discovery will present our current universe in Star Trek clothes rather than a Star Trek universe.

So I'm still enjoying the show but can't definitively comment on whether it "IS" Trek until it all gets resolved.

Prog / Re: Prog 2053 - Leap of Wraith!
« on: 19 October, 2017, 11:14:43 pm »
Just caught up on about 10 progs worth and, while I'm not suffering from Thrill Power Overload, these have been a lot of fun and packed full of variety in art, script and plot.

There is the odd mis-step bit it never turns into a full fledged fall.

Surely this is what anthology titles are all about?

Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 18 October, 2017, 08:07:21 pm »
Not at all. Recentthrillcast from San Diego has a chap talking about how he really can't talk about it but it is in development  (minus the hell part).

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 18 October, 2017, 10:39:01 am »
Shame about Sean. Loved Sean's Show - obviously influenced by Garry Shandling's Show... another we lost too early.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 18 October, 2017, 10:35:22 am »
I quite enjoyed Kingsman: The Golden Circle. It was never going to be as fun as the first and is thirty minutes too long (the three fight finale could have been one) and despite initially liking Julianne Moore's villain, she outstayed her welcome.

Top marks for this vs you don't often see in spy movies the President spending the baddies an - It's not often a film lime this asks you a big question and what side of the fence you sit on.

The Golden Circle of the title not being the criminal organisation  after all

Taking the bum sex gag from the first film and turn I g it I to a relationship... And a couple more good gags. Back stage pass indeed.

And while I thought the Glastonbury scene was a bit too excessive and adolescent, I could see what they were goi g for. Not sure I get the misogyny - we established that this was the kind of character she was; as was Whiskey (sic) and both she and Eggsy are explouting each other for their own ends. The other females in the film more than show that this is not the film, the writer or the director's attitude to women.

Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: 16 October, 2017, 11:46:02 pm »
Just finished breath of the wild. I may have left it too long because I was ridiculously overpowered when taking out Ganon. My first Lynel was tougher.

Really liked that. Better ensemble feel. And playful is exactly the way to describe the swearing. It was an f-tickle rather than an f-bomb.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 15 October, 2017, 01:28:34 pm »
Ideal? Johnny Vegas BBC3 show. Written, I think, by Tony Mills/Burgess.

News / Re: Strontium Dog Fan Film
« on: 15 October, 2017, 10:52:02 am »
" heart just wasn't in it any more."

What's that from? I want to say Princess Bride.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 15 October, 2017, 10:39:04 am »

I actually think I'm growing to love this more everyone I see it. The Harkonen scenes obviously the most lynchian aspect of the whole thing. They are so delicously OTT that if these scenes were badly sound synched, they'd fit right into Mulholland Drive. And I've grown to love the score.

The special effects (involving anything that moves) were always shit though despite the inventiveness of the imagery and the obvious ambition.

Film & TV / Re: Home projector
« on: 12 October, 2017, 08:27:19 pm »
I used to have that as a joke in my act. The 10% of the audience that laughed, laughed hard. But it left 90% of the audience going "Wuh?" so I had to drop it.

Music / Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« on: 12 October, 2017, 01:16:30 pm »
Jesus and Mary Chain: Damage and Joy
Public Service Broadcasting: very Valley
a-ha: Unplugged Summer Solstice.

Crackers all.

Has there ever been a better looking male band than a-ha? (Not counting boy bands where members are chosen for their looks)

Books & Comics / Re: The Walking Dead Comic thread
« on: 11 October, 2017, 08:36:42 pm »
Blimey! An unexpected character death...

... Almost completely wrecked by dragged out uplifting speechifying.

Film & TV / Re: Home projector
« on: 11 October, 2017, 02:20:50 pm »
'Schoolboy Blue'.  I remember when you had to go to Amsterdam to buy tapes like that.

Browsing a shop window in Amsterdam and I thought "Oh, some of these films are on a new DVD format called DVDA."

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