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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Last post by Paul faplad Finch on 18 November, 2018, 10:40:13 pm »
I don't really do bingeing or boxset viewing; even dropped in one shows like netflix stuff I tend to ration out to one or two eps a week, a la trad viewing schedules. It's the old man in me,

That being said I'm hearing so much good word of mouth about Daredevil S3 I'm considering making an exception. Seems like no-one has a bad thing to say about it. Certainly from the one episode I've watched so far it looks like a return to form after a somewhat lacklustre S2.
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Megazine / Re: Meg 402 - All Along the Watchtower...
« Last post by Eamonn Clarke on 18 November, 2018, 10:35:53 pm »
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General / Re: Top 2000AD moments of the last 25 years
« Last post by McGurk76 on 18 November, 2018, 10:05:59 pm »

Unsure whether we're being asked for highlights - stuff like Strontium Dog returning with the original creators or Dante coming to an end, for example - or for actual moments in stories that forcibly removed our socks.

Assuming the latter, I'm saying the finale of Dead Eyes (1577-1588), by John Smith and Lee Carter*. I wasn't reading 2000ad when it was originally published, so I'd already had the ending spoiled by reading online discussion of the story. It was still a bravura moment**


* Starts off with John Smith challenging you to think whether you've ever read anything more John Smith - working class protagonist pursued by cynical, murderous establishment and large sections apparently generated by doing a William Burroughs cut-up with a dozen issues of The Fortean Times - and builds to an anti-climactic ending that's not a million miles from the protagonist waking to find the previous events had all been a dream. But somehow, it works - and the Bagwell/Carter stories that followed were just stratospherically imaginative and accomplished (and silly and funny)

** +++SPOILER+++ DO NOT CLICK UNLESS YOU LOVE HAVING SURPRISES RUINED:  (LINK)


The first one. Highlights rather than moments.
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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Last post by Jim_Campbell on 18 November, 2018, 09:52:40 pm »
Fuck me. How good is Daredevil S3…?!

It’s VERY good.
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General / Re: 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar 2018 Sign Up Thread.
« Last post by Andy Lambert on 18 November, 2018, 09:50:20 pm »
I'll take Colin's lead and put my name down for another date to help fill the slots. You know me when have I ever limited myself to just one entry for the calendar anyway? It's just now I have a full time job and I'm often knackered, but I want to do my bit to keep this mighty fine tradition alive..!

1st - Pete Wells
2nd - Eamonn Clarke
3rd - abelardsnazz
4th - Space Spinner 2000
5th - Colin.ynwa
6th - Andy Lambert
7th -
8th -
9th -
10th -
11th -
12th - Andy Lambert
13th - Gail Nedry
14th - broodblik
15th - BAD CITY BLUE
16th - Rogue Judge
17th - Colin.ynwa
18th - Jayzus B. Christ
19th - Mardroid
20th - Darren Stephens
21st - The Monarch
22nd - redbaz
23rd - filippo
24th - EVERYONE

Now who want's to be the filling in an Andy Lambert sandwich? Ha!
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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by Colin YNWA on 18 November, 2018, 09:19:49 pm »
I'm also with TordelBack Block as well... but I'm sure his cross dimensional evil twin TordalBack would agree just the same.
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General / Re: 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar 2018 Sign Up Thread.
« Last post by Colin YNWA on 18 November, 2018, 09:18:27 pm »
I'm getting worried that the greatest thing this Forum does - among so many great things - is in danger of not getting its fill. So tonight while planning my entry I plumbed for a second as well ... heavens knows how I'll find the time. But if it means keeping this finest of traditions going then find time I will.

Come on folks you don't want or need two entries from me, so get your thinking caps on and get those last slots filled!

1st - Pete Wells
2nd - Eamonn Clarke
3rd - abelardsnazz
4th - Space Spinner 2000
5th - Colin.ynwa
6th -
7th -
8th -
9th -
10th -
11th -
12th - Andy Lambert
13th - Gail Nedry
14th - broodblik
15th - BAD CITY BLUE
16th - Rogue Judge
17th - Colin.ynwa
18th - Jayzus B. Christ
19th - Mardroid
20th - Darren Stephens
21st - The Monarch
22nd - redbaz
23rd - filippo
24th - EVERYONE
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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by Colin YNWA on 18 November, 2018, 09:13:10 pm »
I sort of disagree. For my money Red Seas did wrap up the main story, in rather spectacular style, but it left a good few threads hanging (mainly rather good character stuff, unfortunately). I seem to remember that people felt it had sprawled too far and was dragging on, and perhaps Edginton and Yeowell's enthusiasm was flagging, but I believe Tharg may have had a hand in speeding its conclusion (see also: Greysuit). 

Interestingly it's still one of relatively few Edginton 2000AD stories to have a definite end, and certainly the only long-running one.  It remains a very enjoyable read, with some terrific imagery, especially around the Hollow Earth and Valhalla periods.

As ever I'm with TordalBack Block.

Though Red Seas was fantastic and the ending hangs together really well. Especially when you think about what it is - the greatest Ray Harryhausen movie ever!
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Prog / Re: Prog 2108 - Germ Warfare
« Last post by Colin YNWA on 18 November, 2018, 09:09:30 pm »
Oh and I should say I love the cover too. So fun and full of energy. Not sure it will ping off the news stands alas, but when in hand its just great.
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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Last post by Colin YNWA on 18 November, 2018, 09:07:16 pm »
I'll admit I didn't have very high expectations for this episode but it turned out better than I thought it would. Possibly the most traditional episode this series so far.

Funnily enough I kinda agree and that exposed its biggest problem for me. Love the story, the execution was so rushed nothing felt fully formed. It had enough twists and turns and potential cliffhangers to make an old school  4 parter (or more). That way the tension would have had more time to build, the villian had a more formed motivation and all those cooridors could have well and truly been run down.

As it was great ideas ruined by being rushed...

... mind more importantly the kids LOVED it and were well and truly spooked by the robots and that's what really matters.
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