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General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« Last post by SpaceSpinner2000 on Today at 03:16:58 am »
I added a few bits to the 2000AD annual review, nothing major.

Today is the Judge Dredd Annual 1981: 2000 A.D.'s top sci-fi hero bursts into action!

I'd try to put something witty and concise here, but after seven (?) assorted 2000AD, Dan Dare, Starlord and Tornado annuals, perhaps it's best if this decent annual without reprinted stories speak for itself.

Appreciate the mention, and cheers on finally making it through the wilderness of Annuals! They're going to be pretty decent for the next few years!
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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by radiator on Today at 02:31:23 am »
I thought the best thing about Jojo Rabbit was how well it held together despite the wild swings in tone. It's quite an impressive high wire act. Though I can totally appreciate that others might not gel with it.
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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by Mister Pops on Today at 01:50:26 am »

Jojo Rabbit

Well intentioned but a complete tonal mess, honestly had a few genuinely great laughs but failed to fallow through on them. Waititi at his most defanged.

I have to disagree with this reading. Tonally, Waititi has always been unconventional, and I wouldn't call this work defanged because I don't think he has ever been particularly biting.

I really enjoyed this, even if the German accents were a bit Allo' Allo'.
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Film & TV / Re: Pratchett/Gaiman's GOOD OMENS adapted for tv
« Last post by Professor Bear on Today at 12:45:55 am »
"Cut Me Own Throat" Dibbler is played by a young lady, so has been re-imagined as a sex worker called "Throat".  So that bodes well.

leaving aside the fact that the reimagining of Starbuck in BSG worked quite well,

Uhhhhh... it's not the gender-swapping in and of itself that I see being the problem with Throat.


And I will, of course, point out that changing Starbuck's gender did not actually make the character any different - not least because it doesn't matter what version of Battlestar Galactica you're watching, Starbuck and Apollo are always, always acting like they are a hair's breadth away from fucking.
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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on Today at 12:07:31 am »

I beg to differ but, as you suggest, not on this thread.

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Last post by Dandontdare on 17 January, 2020, 11:57:05 pm »

How is exploring what I see as a major problem promoting a Utopia? I don't believe in Utopia, there's no such animal, but there are other things we can do, things we can change to improve our world.

but you really do - all your ideas about how we can live without governments fly in the face of thousands of years of human nature. Nothing you say is wrong in principle, but it's a utopian fantasy that bears no relation to current human behaviour, society or politics
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Film & TV / Re: The Witcher Netflix Series
« Last post by Dr Feeley Good on 17 January, 2020, 11:48:07 pm »
I've been playing the game after watching the show, really enjoying it, I do imagine it's going to take me a long time, I got the game of the year one with all the dlc. But up yo now it's kept me interested and is very varied..
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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on 17 January, 2020, 10:48:56 pm »

How is exploring what I see as a major problem promoting a Utopia? I don't believe in Utopia, there's no such animal, but there are other things we can do, things we can change to improve our world.

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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« Last post by Jim_Campbell on 17 January, 2020, 10:42:07 pm »
Cos there's a reason Judge Dredd - Terror is leading off the soon to be launched 'Best of 2000ad' cos it very nearly is. I know I overlook this story somewhat. I also don't hear it reference anywhere near as much as America, Mandroid, Total War etc etc but you know what its should be its really that good and having just re-read it I'm so pleased its getting it just deserts headlining the new series.

Weirdly, I have literally no recollection of this story. I’m going to have to pick up a copy of the new ‘Best of’ simply because I’m so lazy that I can’t be arsed rummaging through the back issue boxes in the garage to find the progs, but I’m keen to read a Wagner/MacNeil Dredd that’s (apparently!) new to me…
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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Last post by JayzusB.Christ on 17 January, 2020, 10:42:01 pm »
You appear to have forgotten your own advice, Funt...

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For correct navigation of this thread, follow this handy-dandy guide:

A. Someone says something about politics.
B. Someone (with a prominent fin) will say the problem is statism.
C. If you want to have a circular argument about statism, respond to B. Otherwise, respond to A.

Sorry, Shark. Like I've said before, i like you a lot but I already know your worldview in detail, and sometimes just want to join a discussion about important current affairs without it becoming all about your personal utopia yet again.  So I'm not biting any more (no pun intended).
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