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Messages - JOE SOAP

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 10 February, 2020, 07:42:44 PM »
If the ancien régime continue to marginalise Sinn Féin they're more likely to retreat back to a more entrenched position and grow stronger in opposition; and the public aren't buying into the old 'but you're IRA' rhetoric they continue to throw at them. Sinn Féin aren't going anywhere so the only way to handle it is to engage them so their politics can be further normalised (which seems to be an imposssibility in the North) – isn't that how a progressive democracy is supposed to work?

Good to see the Greens reach double figures.


Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 09 February, 2020, 10:27:02 AM »
The fact that we need to vote green is nonsensical. They should be a permanent government department, not a party. People only need to look at this morning’s weather to get a hint of the future.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 08 February, 2020, 07:41:11 PM »
What's interesting this time out is that it's clear SF and the Greens could have caused serious upset to the udual suspects if they'd run more candidates.

I think less candidates worked in their favour: they became more attractive because voting for them was less of a risk.

Film & TV / Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« on: 08 February, 2020, 12:18:56 AM »
The show is over-written to bejaysus. I know Picard is old but the scenes feel like they were written as if he's never turned on a computer; and it doesn't help the audience much, which I assume, it's trying to do in a very artificial way.

Help! / Re: Judge Death appearances
« on: 07 February, 2020, 06:05:33 PM »
Oh, and while I remember - does anyone have a complete run of Big K? I went looking for it, figuring that IPC were likely to be pimping their association with 2000 AD (and featuring the game adaptations heavily), but that title is also missing. It should, at the very least, cover the Judge Dredd game, and possibly Nemesis the Warlock, as those were released at about the right time.


Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 02 February, 2020, 10:20:22 AM »
This leaked footage from the abandoned  Star Wars: Underworld (which sounded like a terrible idea) looks totally fake and fan made to me.

It’s test footage that first appeared around 6 years ago in a showreel for Stargate Studios. I’ve seen worse.

Some of the ideas that were considered as episodes for the series ended up as Rogue One and Solo.

Film & TV / Re: DUNE
« on: 31 January, 2020, 12:18:48 AM »
I wonder if this will suffer from "It's not a remake!" syndrome that DREDD 3D had to deal with.

Nope. Apart from the distance of decades and the differences in cast and vision, no one remembers Dune 84 in the way the Stallone job became a well cycled cable TV re-run and internet meme-fest.

Film & TV / Re: DUNE
« on: 30 January, 2020, 12:44:27 AM »

Was the limited, English-language edition printed by Rebellion or Delirium?

Printed by Delirium.

Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 25 January, 2020, 01:56:29 AM »
All the $$ == "Double Whammy"

Is that really what we want? (Anyway - happy to wait and see, because ... I have no choice.)

The TV dynamic has changed considerably since 1995 — money doesn’t automatically equate with awfulness. Even so, any Judge Dredd TV show worth it’s salt won’t be cheap.

Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 24 January, 2020, 04:34:48 PM »
Something on the quality level of The Boys that uses everday locations is about $5 million an episode. The typical cost of high-end cable and streaming dramas is $5-7 million according to Variety. MC-1 seems to be aiming more for comic Dredd than the ‘10 minutes into the future’ vibe so I can’t see it being cheaper than the average hour long drama if it’s to compete for eye-balls with the other heavy hitters in TV sci-fi and fantasy. The 2012 film struggled with the small budget it had and I don’t think MC-1 would be good if it’s too close to the cheaper, tell-don’t-show talk-fest of Doctor Who.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD unveils its graphic novels for 2020
« on: 15 January, 2020, 08:00:09 PM »
Is it too much to hope for a recoloured America II (if such a thing is even possible?).

Maybe ... someday ... but going by the page count America II and Cadet are not likely to be in this collection.


Judge Pigg – Rich McAuliffe & Mick Cassidy (Zarjaz #30)

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 14 January, 2020, 04:59:24 AM »
Robert Meyer Burnett gives a detailed summary of the alleged Colin Trevorrow & Derek Connolly Episode IX script, featuring old Lucas-lore like Chewie in an X-Wing.

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 13 January, 2020, 12:25:32 AM »
Same alt-shite network of weirdoes that's operating in other European countries. They have little traction here and even Sinn Féin knew they had to ditch the anti-EU stance since it's poilitical seppuku.

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