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Film & TV / Re: Dark Matter
« on: 17 July, 2015, 09:50:05 AM »
Up to episode 5, and it's still really strong. Nothing new to experienced fans of sci-fi such as us, but it's a strong cast, the stories are interesting and the world they're building has potential. Stick with it, I say.

Classifieds / Re: 2000ad prog 271 - prog 501 for sale
« on: 17 July, 2015, 09:11:08 AM »
That run is, to be polite, about as common as you're going to find - I presume that era was when the print run was at its highest, as eBay is lousy with sets of a similar size and date going for basically no money. In my attempt to collect the entire run, which started in January, I've already given away like four complete sets of the issues you describe, from buying massive sets on eBay.

Classifieds / Re: Tape question
« on: 12 July, 2015, 06:43:14 PM »
Report back on Scotch Magic tape - it's a winner, my boxes are looking nice and neat (well, I've only done about 50 of them so far, I've been busy).

Film & TV / Re: Ant-Man (2015)
« on: 12 July, 2015, 01:34:53 PM »
Yeah I'm changing my tone a bit now - After the legendary Kim Newman gives it thumbs up in Empire

I think (and its fair enough really) the Guardian reviewer was just getting massive-franchise-fatigue. They think it's slightly overwhelming now - wait til 2019 :S
I find Kim Newman unbearable for some reason. Perhaps those talking head documentaries he kept appearing on for a few years soured me on him. But anyway, I'm also a bit franchise-fatigued, but this one does look quite good.

Film & TV / Re: Terminator Genisys is a stinker
« on: 11 July, 2015, 07:55:30 AM »
The guys from RedLetterMedia explain the time travel from this movie.


Film & TV / Re: Ant-Man (2015)
« on: 11 July, 2015, 07:53:31 AM »
Although I think it'll be a bit better than its being sold there but my worry that you'd just sit there missing Edgar Wright seem to bear fruit there -

I'll be honest: I don't understand the veneration of Edgar Wright. He was attached to the movie; now he's not. Going in looking for the bits that are left from his version and lamenting that anything one doesn't like is evidence of his missing hand just seems like a surefire way to not enjoy what —I have very little doubt— will be a perfectly entertaining summer action/adventure movie.


Agreed. And I thought "Scott Pilgrim" was a bit of a dog's dinner.

Film & TV / Re: Z Nation
« on: 11 July, 2015, 07:52:14 AM »
I have always believed that if something being shite is a barrier to your enjoying it, zombie fiction is probably not for you.  Or anything shown on SyFy.  Z Nation is both AND it's made by Asylum, a company that at one point existed only to make films with the word "shark" in the title, so it's not like you weren't warned.

Aren't the ones that also have The Walking Dead?

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 09 July, 2015, 01:06:10 PM »
The only thing we can do, short of launching every Tory MP into the heart of the sun, is to get organised. Join a group that opposes austerity - any group at all - and let's make sure this shit never happens again.

Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes Fortean because...
« on: 09 July, 2015, 01:04:19 PM »
Yeah, I hope it's not true and it does seem unlikely. Still, a lot of unlikely things seem to be coming to light recently (parliamentary paedophile rings, banks calling the shots over democratically elected governments, the Bilderberg Group, etc.) so it seems wise to keep such guff at least in the back of our minds, just in case. If nothing else, some of these things are a great inspiration for storytellers.
The things you've quoted are things happening out in the open (banking) or are backed by actual evidence of stuff happening (parliamentary paedophile rings).

If / when there's a single shred of evidence for the existence of the Illuminati past the beginning of the 19th century (or whatever else the odd theory du jour is) then we can discuss that. "The Government tried to hide X, therefore Y is also true" is pretty flimsy.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 09 July, 2015, 12:52:17 PM »
Starship Troopers (film and, if memory serves, book) is one of the best military satires in modern movie history.

The film is a brilliant piece of satire. There's some question over how satirical Heinlein thought he was being when he wrote some of the more right-wing elements of the original book.


I'm going by very old memories - it must be 20 years since I read the book; and I always had it in my head he wrote an anti-war novel around the same time. I've just had a quick scan of his bibliography and nothing leaps out, but it does make me wonder what I'd think of stuff like "Stranger In A Strange Land" and "I Will Fear No Evil" as an adult.

But never mind that! Movies. Watch "Starship Troopers", you guys, it's absolutely brilliant.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 09 July, 2015, 09:50:13 AM »
...Starship Troopers isn't ironic...


Really? All those gung-ho military recruitment vids peppered throughout are pure tongue-in-cheek, surely.
Starship Troopers (film and, if memory serves, book) is one of the best military satires in modern movie history.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 09 July, 2015, 09:45:51 AM »


Fun for doing while you're listening to podcasts.

Film & TV / Re: Terminator Genisys is a stinker
« on: 08 July, 2015, 06:48:07 PM »
I haven't seen Genisys, but I'm curious - do they make any attempt to explain how a terminator was able to locate a child Sarah in the 1970s, when the first film makes it clear that both Skynet and Tech-Comm only had a name and vague location to go on due to all previous records being destroyed on Judgement Day?

no it's all left unanswered.taylor said this was intentional for sequels of which the cast is appàrently signed up for.
Isn't this exactly the same thing "Prometheus" did to such resounding non-success? When this movie fails (as it appears to already be doing) I look forward to the next tedious "soft reboot" or whatever they'll call it in a few years.

Books & Comics / Re: Heavy Metal
« on: 08 July, 2015, 06:44:34 PM »
I look forward to his interview where he says he had the ideas for everything in the original Heavy Metal before they did.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 08 July, 2015, 06:42:32 PM »
They'll build more and more walls around themselves and their wealth, and laugh as we kill each other for crumbs...but still vote for absolute scum like them.

Five years of this is going to doom us all. IDS will be told "you cheering on the end of a safety net for the least fortunate in society has become a meme" and he just won't care. Because he's going to keep getting elected. If they can fuck us over as much as they did in the last five years and increase their majority, the British people are the turkeys who voted for Christmas.

I'd love to say I'm going to leave and find somewhere more compassionate, but I'm not sure too many of those places still exist.

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