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Off Topic / Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« on: Today at 12:08:56 am »
yeah, I did look her up once to check the spelling and was surprised by that rogue 'P' - the most surprised I've been about a name-spelling since the last time I met an Irishwoman (they're just taking the piss  :lol:).

Puts me in mind of THIS

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 25 August, 2019, 07:39:14 pm »
Gotham seasons 4 and 5

I lost interest towards the end of season 3, but picked up again halfway through 4 and thought it was okay

all the characters act arbitrarily, switching motivations and personalities on a dime

I only really noticed this with Lee - she seemed to flip-flop from episode to episode, depending on the needs of a particular scene - no coherent characterisation at all

James Gordon is utterly useless in the face of these villains and can never, ever figure out that Bruce Wayne is Batman

Oh he knows. I think that rooftop scene with Alfred heavilly implies that he knows exactly who this new "friend" is. In all Batman comics, unless it's a specific part of the story, I've always assumed that Gordon has worked out who Batman is and just goes along with the pretence, and I think a lot of writers hint at it subtly.

The best thing about Gotham is the plausible backstories for many of the villains, especially the Penguin who was the best thing about the show by far

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 25 August, 2019, 06:06:44 pm »
WE HAVEN'T WON YET! its 1:1 - We're at the equivalent stage of a World Cup quarter final, doing well, daring to hope, but....

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 25 August, 2019, 04:59:50 pm »
England never just lose outright, they always dangle a prospect of success before fucking up at the end. To quote John Cleese in clockwork: "'It's not the despair, Laura. I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand"

Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 25 August, 2019, 03:32:01 pm »
Was Love like Blood cliched when it came out? Post-twilight, it certainly seems so.

I don't regard Tales of Telguuth as 'filler' - it was a neat idea to create an open-world fantasy setting that could accommodate any number of short or longer sword'n'sorcery tales, and a lot of them were pretty good.

Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 25 August, 2019, 02:47:30 pm »
Excellent!  :D

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 25 August, 2019, 01:57:09 pm »
Now I lament the loss of this - very few pubs in Manchester will have free live music that appeals to anyone over 18 without a silly haircut. Used to be, on a Saturday night loads of pubs would have a shitkicking R&B* band or  bit of ska.  My mate lives in Horwich, on the edge of the moors near Bolton, and that town still has a high street full of pubs where you'll always find a group of mid-life crisis guys in too-tight jeans playing classic rock and blues.

*When I say R&B, I'm using the original meaning - when did the term change from meaning bluesy rock'n'roll to overproduced auto-tuned soul?

Off Topic / Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« on: 25 August, 2019, 01:47:33 pm »

They mention that in the podcast.

No Such Thing as a Fish?

My 3rd favourite podcast (after spacespinner & MCBC, of course). I especially like Czinsk ... Chezins...Ceczs...the female one.

Games / Re: ABC Warriors - animation trailer...
« on: 25 August, 2019, 01:46:18 pm »
Lovely visuals but too much black screen and woeful sound. With a little work, this would be A:1

Prog / Re: 2000 AD in Stages
« on: 24 August, 2019, 12:36:47 am »
Yeah - I think it's my favorite out of Future Worlds / Total War / Robo-World.  It really marks the end (I think) of these well put together poster collectibles.

(Well, there's the 12-piece Mega-City Primer in progs 501-512, but it's just not as good a composition.  Oh, and the Tribal Imagery ones: a 2-part ABC Warriors in 1055-1056 and a 4-part Ukko in 1057-1060.  They're interesting, but incongruously tied to rave culture.)

I completely don't remember the Ukko one

me too - google hsa no images, can anyone post one?

Prog / Re: Prog 2145 - Body Horror!
« on: 24 August, 2019, 12:34:05 am »
There are 99 helmets in that first panel - I liked Pin as a Psycho murdering the odd colleague, but how could they not notice slaughter on that scale?

Film & TV / Re: Alien Franchise Reboot
« on: 24 August, 2019, 12:21:09 am »
Rabban?  :-*

Google tells me its a character in Dune, but I don't get the reference

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 24 August, 2019, 12:17:41 am »
It was a tongue in cheek suggestion, I don't really want a 'glad they're dead' thread.

I did however fulfill an oath I swore in the 80s and bought a bottle of champagne when Thatch died. I was helping a friend move that weekend and she initially thought it was a housewarming gift, but once I explained what we were celebrating, she was even happier. I had no time for those who said "lay off, she's an old lady with dementia" ... that just means she was allowed to get old without accounting for her evil. I've spotted quite a few "still hate Thatcher T shirts this summer.

Film & TV / Re: Alien Franchise Reboot
« on: 24 August, 2019, 12:05:50 am »
If they ditch all that promethearse/covenant bullshit, there's still scope for a good sci-fi horror franchise, keeping the alien as a 'monster in the shadows - I mean, if a dude in a hockey mask with a knife can get 12 movies, no reason why a killer xenomorph can't be deployed in multiple sf settings

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 23 August, 2019, 09:02:36 pm »
heh, when I saw a new post on this tread, I wondered if it was Koch - we need a "dancing on their graves" thread for the likes of him, Epstein, Thatcher , Maxwell etc.

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