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News / Re: 2000ad 'Flash' sale this weekend
« on: 26 February, 2016, 12:32:36 PM »
Zenith Phase I to IV hardbacks & slip-case, £58.49 all in.
:cool:

About three weeks after I bought the lot. Super.

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News / Re: 2000ad 'Flash' sale this weekend
« on: 26 February, 2016, 07:39:45 AM »
Heh. I did.something similar. I didnt think I'd missed the deal, but I did think "if this is half price, how much were they before?"

Same for me this morning! I assume the prices will change later today.

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Film & TV / Re: Blade Runner 2
« on: 20 February, 2016, 08:24:51 PM »
I watched Soldier (1998) for the first time a few weeks ago, which I was surprised to discover is considered a kind of successor to Blade Runner by writer David Peoples (co-writer of the script for Blade Runner).

Containing several spoken references to Blade Runner, apparently a Spinner vehicle can also be seen amongst the junk on the main setting for the film (I didn't spot it).
Never heard of it, but a few seconds googling (image search) has revealed Russell's character fought on the Shoulder of Orion.


I see he was also awarded the Plissken patch!

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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 19 February, 2016, 01:21:16 PM »
The short answer is, it doesn't matter, if you don't catch a reference it doesn't affect enjoyment of the series.

One of the great things about Prophet is that it doesn't lead you by the nose. The reader is presented with a totally alien universe populated by characters whose motivation seems obscure. It's up to the reader to figure out what's going on. It's well worth the effort.

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Books & Comics / Re: Deadline to return?
« on: 18 February, 2016, 01:27:15 PM »
Deadline was very much of its time. I'm doubtful that there is a pent up demand for its return.

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General / Re: I can't believe the shop where I buy my Prog has closed down.
« on: 18 February, 2016, 11:04:35 AM »
Never received a damaged prog. I have on occasion received other people's progs stuck to the back of mine, and these are dutifully reposted.

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Website and Forum / Re: Can't post in Prog or Meg threads...
« on: 12 February, 2016, 02:59:08 PM »
This seems to be a problem for me as well. Very odd, can't say I've come across this in other forums.

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Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 11 February, 2016, 11:24:09 AM »
A new Humble comics bundle is out:
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/dynamite3_bookbundle

It doesn't seem quite as good as the Image bundle last month, but still worth picking up (some Ennis, Gaiman, Moore, Matt Wagner).

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Links / Re: David Lloyd on BBC
« on: 10 February, 2016, 12:41:50 PM »
He seems to have a very small body of work, considering how long he has been in the industry and how well known he is.

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(Grant got his first.  Any speculation that Mark got his after furiously lobbying his connections in the Scottish Government for a nomination in order to keep up with his one-time mentor are, of course, completely ridiculous.)

If he has connections, they're probably with Labour, rather than the SNP.

Is that right?

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/01/20/when-alex-salmond-geeks-out-with-mark-millar-in-public/

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13212469.Writer_Mark_Millar_hits_out_at_Twitter_abuse_after_switching_his_vote_from_SNP_to_Labour/

Currently cheerleading for Labour (today at least):
https://twitter.com/mrmarkmillar/status/689501471008780288

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(Grant got his first.  Any speculation that Mark got his after furiously lobbying his connections in the Scottish Government for a nomination in order to keep up with his one-time mentor are, of course, completely ridiculous.)

If he has connections, they're probably with Labour, rather than the SNP.

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Links / David Lloyd on BBC
« on: 05 February, 2016, 11:34:01 AM »
BBC interviewing David Lloyd about V for Vendetta:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03hhwxd

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General / Re: Judda teleporters
« on: 03 February, 2016, 03:06:46 PM »
I was always more puzzled about why all the Judda seemed to be about seven and a half feet tall

Platform boots.

Platform boots, winged helmets and snazzy judge-pants (as seen in the interrogation scene). Those Judda were style icons.

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General / Re: Judda teleporters
« on: 03 February, 2016, 02:26:49 PM »
Sector-house teleporters were in place by 2120 in the alternate future of City of the Damned, and weren't they used in Trifecta too (or did I dream it)?  Teleporters have also cropped up a few times in the hands of perps (the recent Sharks-on-legs story), aside from the DJs purloined ones.

Thanks. That's probably a better answer than my question deserved.

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General / Judda teleporters
« on: 03 February, 2016, 01:18:56 PM »
I've just re-read Oz and I'm puzzled by the Judda's teleporters. Were these ever used again or were they ditched by Wagner et al?

They look like a narrative dead-end to my untrained eye, since their use would make many plots redundant.

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