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Film & TV / Re: New Rogue Trooper Film!!
« on: 19 July, 2018, 07:55:17 pm »
Plot-wise, I'd bet a pound to a penny that we'll see either a rookie soldier on his first posting, or a sexy female war correspondent, encountering Rogue whilst stranded in the chem-deserts, and being saved by him from all kinds of Nortynesss, whilst explaining the traitor general storyline, all leading to a final boss battle.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 July, 2018, 06:21:39 pm »
I watched The One, the Jet Li movie. What a great concept! Killing your alternate selves to gain their power until you become a god. Like a (properly) sci-fi Highlander (no aliens pls). Cheesy and corny as of course thanks to Jason Statham's cod-american growly accent - why oh why not just let him use his actual voice - and the extensive use of metal as the sound track. But baffled I didn't watch this earlier, all problems aside.

I think I commented on this a while ago when I caught it on late night TV but can't find it - IIRC it felt to me like a TV pilot that never got made, and I wasn't that impressed by the set-piece fight scenes. great premise though.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 13 July, 2018, 01:43:05 pm »
Wow, that game really was craptastic!

Interesting in the latest ep you said the final splash page in Slaine was in colour - don't know if this was just a slip of the tongue, but it was definitely B&W in he original prog. Looking forward to revisiting Ant Wars after Fox's appearance on the Mega-City Book club.

Prog / Re: Prog 2089 - The Apes of Wrath!
« on: 13 July, 2018, 01:25:55 pm »
Fantastic cover and great Weston art on Dredd, although the story winds up in pretty unremarkable fashion.
Skip Tracer ends without leaving much trace on my memory - nothing horrible about it, just a little tired and clichéd. The Order is tremendous - okay, it's got a few brain-testing time-travel conundrums, but it's really no more complicated than a good episode of Dr Who, and it's so good to see Burns back in the prog. I'm running out of superlatives for Damned - this whole Deadworld trilogy has been for me, the highlight of the prog over the last couple of years. I really want to like Durham Red, and I appreciate the darker tone to the character, but for some reason it's not really hitting the spot just yet - still, a character like her is like a comfy pair of shoes, always welcome.

General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« on: 13 July, 2018, 12:09:28 pm »
But I don’t really want to see IP flogged to death for decades either. There is something to be said for new ideas and constantly moving forward. Superhero comics are stuck on an infinite loop and it would be a real shame to see that happen to 2000ad. Funny as it would be to see the outrage a new book of Zenith by a new writer I wouldn’t actually be interested in reading it.

I agree with what you are saying. If Zenith would return the only artist on duty must be Yeowell. I am currently re-reading the new colored versions of Halo Jones. I always wanted this to return. Who would be able to write this and who would be able to give justice to the characters like Gibson ? We can all dream, cant we ?

Its known that Alan Moore had an outline for the entire Halo Jones saga, Neil Gaiman claims to have listened to this from the horses mouth.
Surely the great bearded one wouldn't have a problem with selling this to Tharg so someone else could pick up the baton so to speak?
Surely this would tempt Ian Gibson back to the fold?

As you said, we can but dream...

Ian Gibson disputes this legendary anecdote - he says Moore had a few ideas but certainly didn't have the whole thing worked out. Gibson actually wrote and submitted books 4 and 5 but they were never commissioned. He also has a lot to say about Moore's general writing on HJ - "plot holes you could strain your vegetables through" was a favourite phrase.

Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 12 July, 2018, 04:15:10 pm »
DR & Quiche

Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 06 July, 2018, 09:32:53 pm »
It's my party and I'll cry if I want to

Prog / Re: Prog 2088 - Portal Enemies
« on: 05 July, 2018, 03:48:28 pm »
I've been waiting for Skip Tracer to pull the rug out and provide a classic 2000ad twist to elevate it above the standard sci-fi tropes ... but it hasn't. Lovely opening to Dredd, fabulous artwork. The Order is totally bonkers in the best possible way. Durham Red is fine - can't put my finger on exactly why it isn't quite gripping me as it should. Deadworld is the best thing that's been in the prog for years and I've been loving every page of every instalment.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 05 July, 2018, 02:16:34 pm »
and there was also the lad with the broom on the casino planet - there may have been many "awakenings" that were never developed because people didn't immediately think "ooh, I'm a jedi, best enrol in luke's academy"

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 05 July, 2018, 12:47:29 pm »
the mysteries of Snoke, Rey's heritage (I don't buy Kylo's jab)

I don't see any mystery in Snoke - Palaptine and Vader are dead so another Sith lord steps up to take power. I'm sure there's more that could be told about his background, but I didn't feel it was necessary for the purposes of the plot.

Rey's "ordinary" background is central to the major theme of the movie - anyone can use the force, you don't have to be descended from a master or to be anyone special.

General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« on: 04 July, 2018, 07:12:25 pm »
Pat needs to wind his neck in

News / Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« on: 03 July, 2018, 04:30:31 pm »
Can't believe you've done 115 of these now - always a fascinating read and an invaluable resource thereafter. Congratulations and keep up the great work!

Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 03 July, 2018, 03:00:50 pm »
Terror-Tubercolosis - fear of driving in Termight

Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 03 July, 2018, 02:57:55 pm »
haemordroids - painful anal condition from spending too long sitting at a drawing board

Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 01 July, 2018, 09:18:28 pm »
Judge Death in Venice

Judge Death In Venice

Bzzzz - Repetition!

Oh wait, that's a different game

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