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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 15 October, 2018, 11:33:53 pm »
So far I've struggled to get to the end of each episode.   Feels nothing like Dr Who and Jodie's like an irritating comedy act though she's not funny.

Man who was adamant he wasn’t going to enjoy TV series watches it anyway; doesn’t enjoy it. Film at eleven.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 14 October, 2018, 06:33:45 pm »

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was excellent, I thought. Well worth digging out.

This used to be on BBC1 on a Saturday morning (I think) and I really enjoyed the random, episodes I’d see. I’ve been meaning to investigate the boxed sets for years, so I might revisit.

General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« on: 13 October, 2018, 06:47:00 pm »
Can we start a campaign for Kennedy's Dan Dare run?

That would require getting some kind of sense out of the Dan Dare Corporation, which is a lot harder than one might imagine from what I understand.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2019
« on: 12 October, 2018, 10:09:21 am »
I burn everything that History's Greatest Monster™ writes before I can read it

You should probably nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« on: 10 October, 2018, 05:02:57 pm »
More importantly what the heck is ‘folk horror’?

I’m assuming that this ties in with the pen & ink drawings Simon Davies has been posting intermittently to social media under the #folkhorror tag.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 08 October, 2018, 03:49:34 am »
“Man watches series he doesn’t enjoy. Doesn’t enjoy it. Film at eleven.”

Film & TV / Re: New Dr Who Trailer
« on: 30 September, 2018, 11:10:19 pm »

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 29 September, 2018, 10:34:49 am »

I don’t get the general dislike for ITD either.

Well, there’s the fact that Khan’s ‘plan’ makes literally no sense whatsoever. On top of that, for the simple sake of plot convenience, the film invents the ability to transport across the galaxy, making starships instantly redundant. Oh, and the whole curing death thing. 

News / Re: Rebellion buys TI Media archive
« on: 28 September, 2018, 06:56:44 pm »

I've been around for a few years, have been quiet though

‘E was pinin’ for the fjords…

Film & TV / Re: New Dr Who Trailer
« on: 27 September, 2018, 11:00:45 pm »
and bringing in a well known game show host that has a female following to boost the ratings.

You know he has proper acting credentials, and even a link to Who via the Sarah Jane adventures, right? It might, just might, not be the conspiracy you think it is.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 27 September, 2018, 06:47:45 pm »
Yeah, he was great. Always wished we could have seen him in 2000AD. He'd have done a good Dredd, I think.

Sadly, he'd been just about to start a Dredd story for 2000AD's FCBD offering when he had the stroke that left him unable to draw…

Events / Re: Thought Bubble 2018
« on: 22 September, 2018, 09:53:07 am »
Was going. Now not. First train cancelled due to industrial action. Alternative train running late so I wouldn’t make the connecting one… I’m not spending half the day just trying to get to bloody Leeds. Have gone home in a fairly profound huff.

Film & TV / Re: New Dr Who Trailer
« on: 20 September, 2018, 10:51:58 pm »
I have to confess that despite being very enthusiastic for a new show runner and a female Doctor, the trailer has left me a bit cold. Plus, I’ll be in New York when the first episode airs, so I won’t get to see it ‘live’… :-/

Suggestions / Re: Let's bring Ian Gibson back in the from the cold.
« on: 20 September, 2018, 03:22:39 pm »
Yeah, I've not got around to reading the interview yet, but didn't it all come to a head around the Samantha Slade story? My memory may be failing me though.

If memory serves, Alan was basically writing Samantha Slade to give Ian some work, but Ian felt the scripts were sub-par and didn't interest him, as became increasingly apparent from the effort he was putting into the art, until he jacked it in mid-way through a series and Anthony Williams had to finish the thing off.

Not long after that, Ian penned a rather sour piece for a comics website arguing that 2000AD had cost 8p when he first worked for them, and (I think) £1.90 at the time he was writing, which meant he should now be getting £1500 for a page of B&W art.* Because, obviously, in thirty years there had been no increases in overheads or production costs, the magazine hadn't moved to much more expensive printing processes, and hadn't seen an 80-odd percent reduction in sales.

*Note: I'm not arguing that comic artists are well, or even adequately, paid. In fact, I think it's probably the most labour-intensive and least rewarding way someone can find to monetise artistic talent.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 20 September, 2018, 12:23:18 pm »
Finally got round to watching the last few episodes of the fourth and final series 12 Monkeys — a series that's always been much better than it had any right to be.

The whole thing wraps up in a suitably twisty-turny timey-wimey fashion and whilst I'm happy that it got to a satisfactory conclusion rather than getting cancelled on a cliffhanger (yes, Dark Matter, I'm looking at you) I find I'm going to really miss it.

Seasons 1-3 are currently on Amazon Prime if you feel like catching up…

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