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General / Re: Best wishes to Dan Abnett
« on: Today at 12:05:50 AM »
And Dan has kindly take the time to reply

Colin - can you please thank all the forum members for the card!

Back home, a bit sore, but doing okay. The messages were very much appreciated :)



Dan Abnett - Writer of Wrongs
Pure class that Dan.

General / Re: Best wishes to Dan Abnett
« on: 09 August, 2020, 10:26:06 PM »
My own appendix ruptured when I was six so I can sympathise with Dan. Best wishes to him.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 03 August, 2020, 10:34:08 PM »
Space Cowboys. Four ageing pilots who never got their shot at being astronauts are the only one that can fix an obsolete Russian/Soviet satellite. A very good film with a terrific cast and great story. It's one of my favourite NASA/space films.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 August, 2020, 08:11:10 PM »
Isn't it just?

I saw it in the cinema and the projection (or whatever they do now) was a tiny bit blurry but I got a good sense that the film was trash.

Watched it again earlier this year and yeah it's awful.  The CGi is particularly bad.

Hard to tell if it's worse than Predators.  That film really was bad and had a complete non-ending, making it a complete waste of time, but it did have Walton Goggins and that's something.

Controversially, Predator 2 is my favourite.  I absolutely love Predator, but I like the sequel more.
For a long time I didn't rate Predator 2 highly, but I rewatched recently and it's actually a very good film as sequels go. I think my original estimation was due to my disappointment that Arnold wasn't in it at the time. While I don't prefer it to Predator I do think it's something worth watching again when the mood strikes.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 August, 2020, 05:55:28 PM »
The Predator. Utter, utter shite.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 02 August, 2020, 01:14:08 PM »
Wilford Brimley has gone:


He'll always be Uncle Douvee to me, personally.

I'll always see him as Blair in The Thing. Another great character Actor has gone.
Same for me. He's one of those actors that you saw often and pulled more than his share of the weight of any film.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 01 August, 2020, 01:02:33 AM »
:D Ridiculous fun. I assume you've managed to get it to red alert?

Of course, as a lifelong Trekkie I have developed deft wrist action.


Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 31 July, 2020, 09:28:46 PM »
Slap Kirk
You wouldn't have a link for a Slap Trump game perchance?

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 31 July, 2020, 03:59:45 PM »
New Rose Hotel. An interesting if ultimately flawed attempt to adapt William Gibson's story by the same name. While the adaptation remains very faithful to the story it dwells far too much on X's relationship with Sandii and skims over the more action oriented part of the story. Also the set dressing is decidedly not cyberpunk. You don't feel like you're in the future at all.

If you're a cyberpunk nut like I am then I would say watch it, once. Otherwise you may safely pass on this one.

Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 28 July, 2020, 10:32:00 PM »
That's great news. Any sort of progress is fantastic!

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 27 July, 2020, 02:51:23 PM »
We are fucked.

I've been browsing survivor groups for the past month and there are thousands like Hannah. Lot of people are going to end up with post viral fatigue that is chronic.
Which makes it all the more important that we increase our efforts to get rid of this virus now. I'm sick of hearing about parties and people not wearing masks or taking basic precautions because, 'you know, it's summer. You don't get sick in summer.'

Maybe this should be on the stupid things people said thread. *sigh*

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 23 July, 2020, 01:54:25 PM »
Same power supply as the T-800.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 21 July, 2020, 06:44:27 PM »

Rewatching The IT Crowd yet again.  Timeless stuff.
But have you tried turning it off and on?

Off Topic / Re: Stupid things people have actually said to you.
« on: 19 July, 2020, 10:17:20 PM »
It's not just Britain and such. I had a conversation with an old dear from Denmark who steadfastly refuses to wear a mask. She said it was not a big deal and when I mentioned the dreadful death toll she said that was 'just statistics'. Her granddaughter was standing next to her and I said if your granddaughter had died I doubt you'd be saying that it was just a statistic.

There are idiots everywhere.

General / Re: Judge Dredd: "Too brutal, too fascistic, too British"
« on: 18 July, 2020, 07:54:01 PM »
As bad as the film was, there were elements that worked. Namely Mega-City One itself, it looked fabulous.

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