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Messages - sheridan

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General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 14 August, 2019, 10:14:18 pm »
After the annuals, back to normal!

2000AD Prog 83: Stomm! Now the DEAD are rising to challenge the law! Dredd vs- the Legion of the Damned!
Allegations of stealing ideas for thrills rear their ugly heads!  Smokin' Joe is in sight!  The lights of MC2 are also in sight!

Star Lord No 20: Washington – the hub of the United States and… The most frightened city on Earth!
Mind Wars passes the Bechdel-Wallace Test - the first time in 2000AD/Starlord's history?

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General / Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« on: 14 August, 2019, 05:18:44 pm »
I always used to say after Verdus, but having re=-read them not so long ago, I found day of the Droids and The Filby case to be pretty good - it only really hit the skids when he moved to britCit


I thought the Filby Case was set in Brit-Cit?

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General / Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« on: 14 August, 2019, 01:03:48 pm »
Rogue Trooper - "To the ends of Nu Earth".

Although "War Machine" worked well as a reimagining in which case it should have ended there and definitely never Fleischer's run ...


I thought a few of the stories in the annual that year were promising (before the follow-ups made it into the prog).

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General / Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« on: 14 August, 2019, 11:42:26 am »
The Beatles - Love Me Do

U2 - the 1980s.

I was then tempted to name a few other artists whose output has not been up to scratch since the eighties, then came to the realisation that a lot of singers and music groups have less than a decade of good work in them and it'd probably be easier to come up with some who persist (sometime having bad patches but later returning to form).  David Bowie comes to mind - eighties and early nineties work not-so-good - most stuff either side of that much better!

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General / Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« on: 14 August, 2019, 11:39:47 am »
The Beatles - Love Me Do

U2 - the 1980s.

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General / Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« on: 14 August, 2019, 01:11:24 am »
Surprised nobody's mentioned Battlestar Galactica (original series or the reboot - both started off strong).

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General / Re: Cassandra Syndrome
« on: 13 August, 2019, 12:42:49 pm »
Possibly this is a problem all Dredd World characters face, even Dredd himself.

I see the Williams and Carroll Dredd as bubble universes and as for poor De Marco....

Even when Grant was writing Anderson, it still felt disconnected from the main events in Dredd - possibly this is just the inevitable effect of the gravity well that is Wagner, even with him mostly retired.

Yep.  How many times have city-wide disasters occurred in one story, causing mass destruction, that hasn't affected the city as shown in other stories, be it Dredd, Demarco, Anderson or any other Dreddworld story?  I know some people will whine that it stifles creativity, but 2000AD and the Meg could do with a story co-ordinator to help with scheduling and continuity.

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General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 13 August, 2019, 11:48:18 am »
I salute your dedication - can't believe you actually read all those articles...!

What can I say - I'm stubborn!  Though I have managed to learn to ditch boring books in favour of the ones that actually interest me (only took me about twenty or thirty years for that one).

That is - learnt to stop reading books I've started once I work out they're not going to get any better...

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General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 13 August, 2019, 11:47:42 am »
I salute your dedication - can't believe you actually read all those articles...!

What can I say - I'm stubborn!  Though I have managed to learn to ditch boring books in favour of the ones that actually interest me (only took me about twenty or thirty years for that one).

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General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 12 August, 2019, 10:32:09 pm »
The 1979 annuals!

2000AD Annual 1979
Wodpress predicts it will take you 11 minutes to read this one...
Reprints of comics your parents read when they were your age!  Your favourite characters, by creative teams who have never been near them before!  Even more reprints of comics your parents read!

Dan Dare Annual 1979 – Destroy that starcarrier or the whole galaxy will be enslaved!
Reprints of old comics!  Unfamiliar teams on familiar characters!  Plus the added bonus of lots of articles about the near future (the past now - and it was highly inaccurate)!  Stock images!  14 minutes if you read at the approved Wordpress reading speed!

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Film & TV / Re: Braveheart 2: Robert the Bruce
« on: 12 August, 2019, 01:13:34 pm »
I trust we all know about the following scene in Apocalypto?



(In theatrical release, not on DVD, apparently back for the bluray).

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Film & TV / Re: Braveheart 2: Robert the Bruce
« on: 12 August, 2019, 01:13:05 pm »
I trust we all know about the following scene in Apocalypto?


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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 11 August, 2019, 05:16:01 pm »

Sauron's childhood, like Gotham with elves? :D


Shireville, with the last episode featuring the smalltown country boy finally making it to the big city and assuming a new identity as Isildur!

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Off Topic / Re: Middle English...early 1990's...2000ad
« on: 11 August, 2019, 04:55:22 pm »
Don't know about Middle English but I do know that there's a clip from the BBC's Artifax that has a similar setup...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJyEByvEMeM

Had a very quick search to find out if any of those guests went on to work in comics - doesn't look like it, though one of the doubters does appear to have stayed in the spotlight as a dancer, model and pro wrestler! Layla El-Barrami!

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Off Topic / Re: Middle English...early 1990's...2000ad
« on: 11 August, 2019, 03:29:11 pm »
Also remember This Morning paying a visit to Stateside Comics and 'doing a piece' in the studio about how much some of the more desirable comics were worth.....

Was that the one downstairs in the Virgin Megastore on Oxford Street?  Unusual for a TV programme to visit a comic shop other than Forbidden Planet (FP still sell comics, before anyone piipes up).

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