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News / Re: Rebellion Sets Up $100 Million U.K. Film and TV Studio
« on: 20 March, 2019, 11:53:44 am »
Is that going to be 17 minutes of speculation, if I watch it?

General / Re: Munce is here
« on: 19 March, 2019, 10:19:07 am »
Some really interesting things are happening in this field. Meatless burgers have been around for a while, but were mostly hideous abominations. The current stuff is reportedly hard to distinguish from the real thing, and is heading mainstream. The issues now will be additives and industrial processes more than anything. (One of these not-burgers I really want to try wouldn't be something I could eat, due to added – and probably unnecessary flavourings.) But we do need to cut back on meat production, as it's a big reason we'll otherwise be pretty much fucked in a few decades from now.

Prog / Re: Prog 2123 - It's Time To Bring The Magic Back.
« on: 18 March, 2019, 03:12:17 pm »
Mm. This Dredd didn't land for me. It felt like the arsehole Dredd of the Daily Star strip era. "Well, we killed someone, due to not really giving a shit. What the hell, eh?" In fact, worse, because in the old days Dredd at least had an overriding sense of justice. RMcC can be hit or miss for me, veering towards the former. But this one felt very heavy handed, and, yeah, perhaps show what's happening rather than writing out the entire story in captions. It's like the anti-Wagner.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 18 March, 2019, 12:14:44 pm »
The funny thing is they once claimed to me they couldn't bump my Dredd sub to earlier in the schedule encase they were not authorised to take more than one DD in a calendar month. (Hogwash, of course.)

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 18 March, 2019, 09:57:11 am »
Very glad we won't be seeing the Millar era material, having read some of his contributions to the Mega Collection from around this era I can imagine the train wreck and have no desire to actually read it.
It's dreadful tosh, which feels like a 15-year-old writer trying to be edgy. The art is at least quite nice, but the script driving it is cliched and offensive on all kinds of levels (regularly dipping into misogyny and homophobia, as Millar and sometimes Morrison seemed to enjoy doing back then, not understanding that satire doesn't mean being the thing you're trying to satirise). It not being included is a very good thing. That said, I'd have been happy to see the Hogan/Hughes stuff in this collection. That was much better on the whole.

News / Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« on: 18 March, 2019, 09:53:54 am »
Sean Bean for Harry Ex!
Although that would mean Harry would have to be killed in 'shock' fashion at some point.

Prog / Re: Prog 2123 - It's Time To Bring The Magic Back.
« on: 17 March, 2019, 01:43:08 pm »
Took me a while to remember Kingmaker. My initial thought was that Tharg was looking grumpier than usual on the cover.

Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 17 March, 2019, 01:42:32 pm »
That is _ludicrously_ good value, for anyone who's not so far delved into Hellboy.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 16 March, 2019, 03:23:04 pm »
The fishing thing still gets me. Much of the fishing stuff is again down to UK mismanagement. The vast majority of fish caught in British waters are not eaten much by Brits, and they are therefore sold to the EU. Many of the boats simply fish in UK waters, then head immediately to the EU to offload the fresh catch. That entire market will be dead, as will the industry itself. (Not that in the wider scheme of things that industry makes much of a dent anyway, beyond in a handful of local communities.)

Big wake-up calls are coming, and also for a large range of other sectors, not least restaurants and agriculture. I suspect they'll all continue to blame EU intransigence for a while, but when those amazing FTAs fail to materialise…

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 March, 2019, 08:16:30 pm »
Jim: For me, it's not even about her lies anymore, but that it's making the UK look awful. So we're saying "hey, once we've left, we'd like some lovely FTAs", while having spent weeks trying to figure out how to possibly technically wiggle out of one of the most important agreements in recent European history. Then beyond that, we all know full well that the second the WA is down, the Tories will try to kill it, and all the Brexiters – even those who voted it – will whine that it wasn't proper Brexit, and therefore all the shit that happens won't be their fault.

We should just revoke now and end this mess.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 March, 2019, 08:00:08 pm »
There hasn't been a single opinion poll showing a majority for 'leave' since March 2018 — that's about 60 separate polls. They want it to be over in the sense that they'd just like us to abandon the whole stupid idea.
People just want Brexit to be done with. The thing is, unless article 50 is revoked, it won't ever be. Brexit is just the start of unending negotiation that will take over political capacity into the distant future. We'll never be rid of the fucking thing. (And almost none of the commentators think anything good's happening next week. Most are veering heavily towards May getting her deal through at the third attempt, mostly by bullshitting that there's a way out of the backstop if the UK fancies it.)

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 14 March, 2019, 10:21:54 am »
That's a very plain background. Interesting also on their site how many recent issues are OOS. I'm also a bit annoyed that I haven't yet been sent the much-loved thrill Classic Routemaster 37, despite it having been released in October: https://hachettepartworks.com/2000-ad-the-ultimate-collection?page=3

(That said, those photostrips were always a bit duff.)

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 12 March, 2019, 10:53:05 pm »
That's in there, assuming you're talking about the final episode that ran in Prog 2000.

Film & TV / Re: New Rogue Trooper Film!!
« on: 11 March, 2019, 07:22:06 pm »
Perhaps I should rephrase: there's no reason to automatically assume this will be bad.

Film & TV / Re: New Rogue Trooper Film!!
« on: 11 March, 2019, 07:05:45 pm »
Also, whatever else you might think about the guy, he wrote and directed Moon, which was bloody excellent classic SF. There's no reason to think this won't be good.

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