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Film & TV / Re: The Matrix: Re4matted
« on: 20 August, 2019, 10:23:32 pm »
If they can wipe the absolute shitfest that was Matrix: Revolutions from my mind I'd be happy.

Closest I’ve ever come to walking out of a film at the cinema.

Prog / Re: Decompressed Storytelling - Yes or No
« on: 19 August, 2019, 11:38:51 am »
The “shot of rocket fuel” era of 2000 AD was a good idea at the time, but also penalised strips that would have been better off with more space.

[Insert my standard post about the 'rocket fuel' memo not being the same thing as the restricted page count edict here]

Prog / Re: 2000 AD in Stages
« on: 18 August, 2019, 08:19:14 pm »
Intrigued to think about how you end that section as the Prog has a certain consistany from here for a while in my head.

[Insert boringly predictable post about ‘resident’ strips from me here.]

Prog / Re: Decompressed Storytelling - Yes or No
« on: 18 August, 2019, 08:17:33 pm »
I’m not sure I can include Brink in this definition. Whilst it’s true that any randomly-selected episode will probably lack gun/fist fights and/or shit getting blown up, there’s a definite sense of the plot advancing in almost every episode. It’s to Abnett’s credit that the plot is sufficiently compelling that this is enough to sustain narrative momentum, and to Culbard’s that even entire episodes of people talking about stuff don’t feel like a tiresome succession of talking heads.

Off Topic / Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« on: 16 August, 2019, 03:48:24 pm »
I always thought there was a touch of the velociraptor about these giant chickens…

General / Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« on: 14 August, 2019, 10:27:03 pm »
I wouldn’t want Firefly CSI, but that could easily have done two or three seasons. Instead, we get the first half of season 1, and the finale of season 2 as a movie. However, if the comics really do show some of the stuff Joss Whedon was planning, perhaps it really was for the best. They are uniformly awful, and some of the explanations (like for Shepherd Book) are laughably dull and obvious.

I’m going to stand up for the new Pak/McDaid run from BOOM because (although, yes, I work on it) it rewinds to the gap between the series and the movie and is terrific fun. I believe it has sign-off from Whedon (FWIW) and captures a lot of what I loved about the series. There’s a running gag/pay-off in #8 that’s basically perfect.

Books & Comics / Re: Rok the God Kickstarter
« on: 14 August, 2019, 03:02:49 pm »
Can't wait for this and I'd certainly be happy to throw some dosh in to make it happen!

We're trying a new model on Kickstarter — a quid a page. £120 gets you the whole book.

General / Re: Cassandra Syndrome
« on: 14 August, 2019, 02:45:14 pm »
In my world she's still trapped in the Bong with Judge D'Eath in her head... 

That would have been a very different strip…

Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 13 August, 2019, 05:43:38 pm »
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (full trailer)

That looks utterly gorgeous. There's an Age of Resistance [url+https://www.denofgeek.com/uk/tv/the-dark-crystal/66021/dark-crystal-age-of-resistance-tie-in-comic-to-expand-netflix-show-s-story]tie-in comic coming from BOOM[/url] as well, that also looks very lovely.

Prog / Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« on: 13 August, 2019, 10:31:53 am »
As it is, nobody's ever really touched on that, so you might as well find a magic sci-fi workaround and just give her a bloody rejuve to stop this endless grumbling each and every time she appears.

Well, yes, that was kind of my point.

Off Topic / Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« on: 13 August, 2019, 10:24:10 am »
Can you do anything to improve that percentage?

Apparently, he can feast on the blood of the living, but they frown on that sort of thing these days.

(FWIW, Shark, my dad had a heart attack of a considerable magnitude with a similar result on heart function. He stopped smoking and reduced (but not to zero) his alcohol intake, added daily gentle exercise — nothing more strenuous than a briskish daily walk — and lasted for many more years. No idea if any of that is helpful, but is offered on the off-chance that it is.)

Prog / Re: Prog 2144 War Crimes and Retribution
« on: 13 August, 2019, 10:18:26 am »
If Anderson was 20 when we first met her in prog 150, then she'd be 59 now.

Does it not seem odd that Dredd would be the only key Justice Dept asset getting rejuve treatments?

Megazine / Re: Lawgiver question
« on: 13 August, 2019, 08:13:16 am »
Carlos’ more recent version, adopted of late by Chris Weston and Staz Johnson and shown above, is really just a satisfyingly chunky version of the classic.

Prog / Re: Prog 2143 - The End
« on: 10 August, 2019, 10:38:11 am »

That's the EMP one, isn't it? Like TB, I can't remember the other one…

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