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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 18 August, 2019, 08:39:47 pm »
I almost felt sorry for this guy, until I read the last sentence. Yuck!

He clearly should have called it the Lawrod.

Tell it to the Lawmaster!

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 18 August, 2019, 08:39:31 pm »

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 18 August, 2019, 08:33:54 pm »
What exactly is Tharg the Yuppie doing with his left hand?

You'd have to ask Simon Fraser!

Prog / Re: 2000 AD in Stages
« on: 18 August, 2019, 08:23:22 pm »
and finally a reveal of Nemesis himself, not in the prog, but in the 1981 Sci-Fi Special (in a 5-page thrill sometimes titled The Sword Sinister).

Yes, I noticed that in my recent read for Eamonn's podcast - though it was Olric's Great Quest when I were a lad.

General / Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« on: 18 August, 2019, 07:54:11 pm »
Starship Troopers - The first film is one my all-time favourites and it's been dross all the way down ever since
Fortunately, like Donnie Darko, there is only one Starship Troopers film. It would have been horrible had they shat out a pointless low-budget sequel.

The ur-example of low-budget sequels to fondly remembered films: Never Ending Story :-)

General / Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« on: 18 August, 2019, 07:53:17 pm »
Critters 2 - Loved the first 2 then it drops off a cliff
Not a fan of Leonardo di Caprio then?

General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 18 August, 2019, 03:12:38 pm »
Enjoying the Starlord reviews - I haven’t read the collected Mind Wars floppies yet, but I hadn’t realised just how often Ardeni gets naked!

My work here is done.

General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 18 August, 2019, 03:11:48 pm »
The last Starlord!

Star Lord No 22: Starlord’s ship is waiting to carry him… Beyond the Stars! See inside!

Hurried endings to clear the decks for a merger, to varying degrees of success...

Plus I ramble a bit about Starlord as a whole.

Prog / Re: 2000 AD in Stages
« on: 17 August, 2019, 11:49:48 pm »
Always time for a good diagram!

General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 17 August, 2019, 08:37:06 pm »
I think maybe that the merger has disrupted the credits - I'm absolutely certain that isn't Mike White on Mind Wars, but those zombies in the otherwise uncredited Holocaust definately look like his work, even if the colour two page spread appears to be by someone else entirely. And the credit given to TB Grover for the Cursed Earth episodes may just be a way of balancing the books, as Pat Mills was given the writing credit for the first part of Burger Wars even though he didn't write it (Dredd's Last Stand is credited to Pat Mills on every reprint I've got access too, though).

Yeah, Mind Wars is, as ever, drawn by Jesus Redondo.  (As ever apart from that one episode that has a shared credit with Ian Gibson.)  Not entirely convinced by the Mike White theory - next time I come across his work (in my chronological reading) I'll try to remember to dig out this episode, compare and contrast.  As for the balancing - everyone knows Wagner and Grant took turns taking credit, though I've not heard of the same for Wagner and Mills before.  I'm holding off reading Thrill-Power Overload (the old version), The Mighty One and Be Pure, Be Vigilant, Behave until I get to their release dates.

That letter from those two kids at boarding school is absolutely heartbreaking, and the language is probably the most dated thing ever printed in Star Lord. It's look looking at a different planet. What are 'lead joints', anyway...?

No idea - I did some investigating and only found webpages on soldering pipes.  Then I added the 'd' word and only found "lead joint co-ordinators".  I wonder what every day language we use now will be considered pejorative  in another forty years? 

Today's post is 2000AD Prog 85: This Cursed Earth will not break me I am the law I am Dredd… Judge Dredd! Don’t dare miss the thrilling climax to the Cursed Earth in this power packed prog!!! Plus Important news for all readers inside!

The last prog of 2000AD to be published for a year * features:
  • the last episode of Dan Dare, The Doomsday Machine
  • a Future-Shock
  • the last episode of The Cursed Earth
  • the last episode of Ant Wars
  • another Future-Shock (sure sign of clearing the decks for a jumping-on prog!)
Tomorrow - the last Star Lord (not counting a summer special and a few annuals).  The day after tomorrow - is a film about cold weather, but also will see the first 2000AD and Starlord!

* because the next week sees 2000AD and Starlord, which runs for a year, until 2000AD and Tornado takes over, which itself runs for a year until another jumping-on prog.

General / Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« on: 17 August, 2019, 10:22:14 am »
The Bible, Genesis: a mad opening and then it just drags on and on.  Parable after parable, letter after letter - and that whole New Testament is just flogging a crucified savior.

Revelations had it's moments - it's just there's a few books in betwee that aren't much cop!

General / Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« on: 17 August, 2019, 10:17:53 am »
I’m wondering how many revivals do work. Would Outnumbered count? Although that’s only had one new episode since they finished the fifth series. (Also, rarely, that to my mind is a show that was consistently solid throughout.)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?  Though I'm not sure if it counts as a revival - how long was the gap between that and The Likely Lads.

General / Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« on: 17 August, 2019, 10:16:25 am »
It’s still the best TV sci fi comedy by miles (let’s forget Hyperdrive ever happened).

p.s. hey, I liked Hyperdrive!

General / Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« on: 17 August, 2019, 10:15:49 am »
I was tempted to say Red Dwarf but couldn’t decide where the cut off point should be. If I was being really harsh I’d say after series 2. I really like those early low budget pre Kryten episodes (Thanks for the Memory is probably my favourite episode). Series 3-5 are still really good throughout, then it hit a bit of a downward slide. I’ve really enjoyed the later series on Dave though. It’s still the best TV sci fi comedy by miles (let’s forget Hyperdrive ever happened).

I remember when the titles to series three aired that it wasn't as good as the first two series - still watcheable, but everything that has come after is just not as good.  Having said that, the last series I watched was better than the ones that had immediatley preceded it.  I'd still watch every episode in a marathon (including Can't Smeg Won't Smeg).

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 17 August, 2019, 10:12:13 am »
I know what the film's about from a couple of newspaper reviews, and I've read that post a dozen times now and I can't see any spoilers. Certainly hasn't told me anything, but my arithmetic must be bad.

I can only guess it's already been moderated, as I couldn't detect any spoilers either.

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