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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by Professor Bear on 22 September, 2017, 12:01:48 am »
Five - post-apocalyptic drama by Lights Out! creator Arch Oboler.  Up the thread somewhere, I suggested that the makers of the latest Z For Zachariah adaptation were making another film entirely, and I suspect it was this one.  Light on biblical allegory where Z was leaden, Five basically covers the same ground but in a more interesting way by recasting the serpent in the Garden Of Eden as a French person who is racist and lazy.  Okay, there's a bit more to it than that and the year it was made (1951) precludes it drawing on traditional B-reel features and pulp roots for inspiration (it's credited as the first post-apocalyptic American movie), so it looks to other sources, the most obvious being the debt the fatalistic ending owes to The Grapes Of Wrath.
"Enjoyable" is possibly not the word I am looking for here, but it is a curiosity for fans of the PA genre, devoid as it is of seemingly any fantastic elements beyond the premise itself.
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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by Pete Wells on 22 September, 2017, 12:00:58 am »
Was just about to go to bed and noticed a big box on my chair. It was issues 3&4 (Shakara and Stront) and another mug with better printing. Anyone else get this?
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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« Last post by sheridan on 21 September, 2017, 11:54:55 pm »
Really loved 15 to 1 (in original form) and William G Stewarts straight edge but cheeky presenting style had a lot to do with that.
I love quiz shows (as opposed to game shows) - 15 to 1, University Challenge, and anything else where they stick to challenging questions that aren't fixated on sports, 'celeb' culture and soap operas.
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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« Last post by sheridan on 21 September, 2017, 11:53:45 pm »
Rentaquote MP Teddy Taylor (supported capital punishment and apartheid, opposed to Sunday trading, abortion and legalisation of homosexuality)
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Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Last post by Professor Bear on 21 September, 2017, 11:51:03 pm »
Disney don't understand Star Wars, that's why the last two movies flopped.
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General / Re: New 2000AD Binding from Prog 1
« Last post by IndigoPrime on 21 September, 2017, 11:47:57 pm »
My comics are all in white boxes under my office desk. Can’t get much tidier, but Mrs G isn’t happy they’re essentially inaccessible.
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General / Re: Re: Re: New 2000AD Binding from Prog 1
« Last post by glassstanley on 21 September, 2017, 11:46:56 pm »
Bunging everything in chronological order appeals to me. As does the binding in general. I shudder to think how much that must have cost, though. I'm already probably at the limits of what my geeky wife will be OK with, in terms of 2000 AD stuff. Binding all of the comics might push her over the edge.

It’s taken *years* to get this far, spreading the cost. And you could always argue how much tidier things would be :)
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General / Re: Re: Re: New 2000AD Binding from Prog 1
« Last post by glassstanley on 21 September, 2017, 11:42:30 pm »
For the love of God man get those Annuals into their own section they kill the flow man.

That’s the one thing that bugs me. Every few weeks I’ll move them together and every few weeks I’ll move them back. Then at the weekend, the penny dropped ... matching slip cases!
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Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Last post by DrRocka on 21 September, 2017, 11:30:05 pm »
Radiator, if you ever wanna run for Tzar, I’m yer Rasputin.
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Classifieds / Re: Martin Barker - Comics Ideology Power & the Critics
« Last post by maryanddavid on 21 September, 2017, 11:06:54 pm »
Hey Eddie, might be interested, can you PM me what sort of price you are thinking?
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