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Messages - Eamonn Clarke

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Prog / Re: 1793 Out for blood
« on: 22 July, 2012, 11:38:59 am »

Don't recognise the Kartz-Reiner junction box. Anyone?

Unseen inventors of time travel in Doctor Who: The Two Doctors.
Wow! Thank you

Prog / Re: 1793 Out for blood
« on: 21 July, 2012, 11:14:56 am »
Red Seas references

A Metebelis crustal from the Planet of the Spiders
A Tipler Wyrm from the internet legend of John Titor
The Antikythera mechanism
Hancock's Half Hour, not sure which episode though?
Stephen Hawking and Turtles all the way down

Don't recognise the Kartz-Reiner junction box. Anyone?

1. Fluffers
2. The Woman in Black
3. Shit scared

Prog / Re: 1793 Out for blood
« on: 21 July, 2012, 10:25:15 am »
"Home to 50 million citizens."

Prog / Re: Prog 1792 - Cashback!
« on: 15 July, 2012, 01:58:00 pm »
Not sure what the Lambeth Zombie affair was. Anyone?
It's from the 1966 Hammer Horror Movie Plague of Zombies.
Excellent! Thanks

Prog / Re: Prog 1792 - Cashback!
« on: 15 July, 2012, 11:33:33 am »
Other spots in Red Seas:
The Goodies
Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes?

Not sure what the Lambeth Zombie affair was. Anyone?

Prog / Re: Prog 1792 - Cashback!
« on: 14 July, 2012, 01:50:06 pm »
And lots more references in other Ian Edginton books

Prog / Re: Prog 1792 - Cashback!
« on: 14 July, 2012, 01:47:59 pm »
Lots of references in Red Seas.
Including The Owl and the Pussycat, Casting the Runes by M.R. James and the Night of the Demon movie it became, an alien body from Quatermass and the Pit, Dracula's skull, the space capsule from the Ray Harryhausen version of First Men in the Moon, Kali from the Golden Voyage of Sinbad, the Nautilus, ang king Kong.

There's probably many more.

Down amongst the dead

The message jolted me out of my doze.
“ Unit 17, clean-up required. We have a 407 on the pedway outside McMahon block. Priority one. Please respond.”

“OK, control. Got it. On my way”

The sat-com blipped as it downloaded the directions and I put the sked into auto-drive and nosed out into the late night traffic.

407. That meant body parts. I watched the news report on Channel 60 later, a Futsie had run amok with a cleaver. Killed three people, one of them a ten year old girl. Would have killed more except that someone came round the corner on his Lawmaster. A Judge ...The Judge.

Usually by the time I reach a scene the Judges have left and there is just perimeter tape and maybe a cadet guarding the area. This time the Judges were still there. This time He was still there.

I had heard all the stories and watched all the documentaries. I knew about the things he had done, the things he had seen, but I had never seen him in the flesh before. I knew he was big but I didn’t know how big until I saw him standing there, looking down at the victims. He looked like a statue, like something you see on the history shows. A gladiator, or one of those mythical heroes that they used to have before they had television.

I took four Resyk bags and the hover-gurney from the sked and stepped under the tape. I thought he hadn’t seen me but he sees everything. He turned that chin towards me and gave me the look. They must teach that at the academy, that look. The helmet glares at you. It’s impossible to hold their stare. I put my head down and started to work. I could feel him watching me as I lifted the bodies onto the gurney.

I left the little girl to last. Children are always the hardest. I closed her eyes and zipped her into the bag. A blood stained rag doll lay near her body. I placed that in the bag as well. I was about to put her on the gurney when he spoke,

“I’ll do that”.

He bent and lifted the small bundle in his arms and carried her to the sked. I grabbed the rest of my gear and followed. He laid the child’s body gently on the stretcher and just stood there. Then he took a deep breath, turned and looked down at me.

“A busy night, Citizen”.
“Yes, Sir. Always busy now since the bug”
Again, that look.
“Yes. Busy. On your way then”

He turned and walked towards the small group of grieving relatives who were talking with the other Judge.

The Judges pass sentence on us, but the sentence they serve is for life. All of it.

Prog / Re: Prog 1791: The End
« on: 08 July, 2012, 03:44:58 pm »
The fact the club was called 'Weimar' didn't mean anything to you? Given that the 'Kitty-Kat Keller' in V was itself a nod to 'The Kit Kat Klub' of the film/musical 'Cabaret', I'd say it's more a case of both stories riffing on Isherwood's 'Berlin stories' and the decadence of Weimar Republic-era Berlin in general, contrasting their stiff-laced jackbooted baddies (Nazis/Norsefire/Judges) against the citizen's dying bohemia.

Good point, badly made.

Prog / Re: Prog 1791: The End
« on: 07 July, 2012, 03:02:21 pm »
I presume the Rich Cabaret is a nod to the Vicious Cabaret in V for Vendetta?
The Judge dancers look like a bit like the performers in the Kitty-Kat Keller.

Don't know what's going on with Maitland's zipper. Dredd would normally frown on any uniform irregularities.

Prog / Re: Prog 1780 : PSI : Mega City One
« on: 24 April, 2012, 06:44:30 pm »
email Denise Droid and she will probably send you a replacement as she did when one of mine went astray.

Prog / Re: Prog 1780 : PSI : Mega City One
« on: 23 April, 2012, 04:02:04 pm »
Re: that scene in Flesh
I really hope that next prog we find that Carver is up to something other than what she appears to be doing here.
Otherwise, it is all a bit lowest common denominator isn't it?

Prog / Re: Prog 1780 : PSI : Mega City One
« on: 22 April, 2012, 02:35:22 pm »

Prog / Re: Prog 1780 : PSI : Mega City One
« on: 21 April, 2012, 09:12:58 pm »
Dredd page 1

Oh Jesus Christ!

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