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Other Reviews / Re: 2019 Sci-Fi Special: A Tribute to Carlos Ezquerra
« on: 17 June, 2019, 10:49:45 pm »
Yep. My copy arrived today as well.

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Other Reviews / Re: 2019 Sci-Fi Special: A Tribute to Carlos Ezquerra
« on: 16 June, 2019, 10:44:27 pm »
I pre-ordered it as part of the bundle and don't have it yet either. I think the Villains special showed up on a monday, though.

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Games / Re: Freebies and/or bargains
« on: 15 June, 2019, 04:06:05 am »
Toonstruck, (weird 90s point and click game starring Christopher Lloyd and various celebrity voice actors), currently free on GOG.com...

https://www.gog.com/game/toonstruck

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 12 June, 2019, 06:25:39 pm »
Has no one suggested "Starlord ReLorded" yet?

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Though having said that...

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To be fair, I do remember some Ezquerraish looking characters in Sancho Panzer. Definitely wouldn't have confused the two artists, though.

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Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 31 May, 2019, 06:34:28 pm »
I visited a travelling exhibition of (largely) Dark Crystal puppets and props in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, presumably not long after its release: they were utterly extraordinary.

Most likely "Muppets, Monsters & Magic", a few years afterwards. I saw it in when it was in Edinburgh.

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Film & TV / Re: New 'Salem's Lot' Movie
« on: 29 April, 2019, 02:08:31 am »
I really dislike those Nosferatu prosthetics.

Too generically 'evil' looking, not enough creepy-eerie WTFness.

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Books & Comics / Re: John Constantine sightings
« on: 22 April, 2019, 05:33:51 pm »
Encounters with John Constantine are listed on the wikipedia page... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Constantine#In_real_life

Don't know of many other fictional characters popping up in real life, but do know of loads of instances of unlikely fictional events subsequently coming true. I've even had that happen to me a few times, (could totally be explained away as coincidence, of course).

I do know of a rather freaky example that happened to Doug Moench, though. Excerpt from "Mutants and Mystics" by Jeffrey Kripal...

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Moench had just finished writing a scene for a Planet of the Apes comic book about a black-hooded gorilla named Brutus. The scene involved Brutus invading a human hero’s home, where he grabbed the man’s mate by the neck and held a gun to her head in order to manipulate the hero. Just as Doug finished this scene, he heard his wife call for him in an odd sort of way from the living room across the house. He got up, walked the length of the house, and entered the living room only to encounter a man in a black hood with one arm around his wife’s neck and the other holding a gun to her head.

“It was exactly what I had written…it was so, so immediate in relation to the writing and such an exact duplicate of what I had written, that it became an instant altered state. The air in the room congealed, became almost like fog, and yet, paradoxically, I could see with greater clarity. I could see the individual threads of his black hood”.

Doug’s emotional response to this series of events was a very understandable and natural one. He became obsessed with the black-hooded intruder for months, then years. More immediately, he found it very difficult to write, so terrified was he of that eerie connection between what he might write and what might happen: “It really does make you wonder. Are you seeing the future? Are you creating a reality? Should you give up writing forever after something like that happens? I don’t know.”


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Other Reviews / Re: Cor!! and Buster Humour Special
« on: 20 April, 2019, 09:33:21 pm »
Most successful Rebellion 'reboot' so far, in my opinion.

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Help! / Re: 80s / 90s TV Horror Anthology
« on: 02 April, 2019, 05:32:23 pm »
Probably not The Outer Limits. That was always science fictiony.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 01 April, 2019, 07:11:32 pm »
You probably only think that 'cos it's a Kirk original.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 01 April, 2019, 05:20:08 pm »
Challenge accepted!

(but I only had one blue crayon and couldn't be bothered spending more than half an hour on it)

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Books & Comics / Re: Oink
« on: 30 March, 2019, 04:01:37 pm »
There may be a problem with publishing an Oink! collection. Apparently most of the folk who freelanced on it own the rights to their own characters, because they didn't relinquish their copyright, (according to various people who worked on it).

That probably explains how Burp appeared in other publications and David Leach is still drawing Psycho Gran stories.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 27 March, 2019, 03:44:35 pm »
Space was also invented by the British in 1869, when Alexander MacHovercraft needed somewhere to store his cutlery.

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