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Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #1710 on: 14 September, 2020, 07:34:57 PM »
So now Fox has seen the end of the Final Solution, is it time for him to watch the Spaced episode that references that moment?

I was going to look for a video clip of the scene, but couldn't find it.  I did find this though.  (it's a band called The Death of Johnny Alpha - not listened to it yet, because I'm still listening to today's podcast).

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Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #1711 on: 14 September, 2020, 08:04:10 PM »
I hear the Doghouse echoing tonight,
But only hear whispers of three mutie na-a-ation
The moonlit wings reflect the Lyran stars that guide muties towards salvation
I stopped a blind man on the way
Hoping to find some old forgotten spells or ancient conjuring

The wild Dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless, longing for some Stontium company
I know that I must do what's right
As sure as the Doghouse rises like revenge above Salisbury Cathedral
I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become

Hurry Dog, its waiting there for you

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred Kreelers or more could ever do
I bless the blood sacrifice down in New Britain

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« Reply #1712 on: 14 September, 2020, 08:04:33 PM »
Given how long it's taken to get done, maybe the "Finally" Solution is appropriate....

And even with taking this long, how bloody random is the wrap up (Alpha's death notwithstanding)?

The Mutant majority Countries arent just going to stand by? This really doesnt go anywhere or add anything as far as I can tell.  The Doghouse blows up conveniently above the villains, McNulty conveniently blows up the other villain, for a 28(?) part story, the loose ends are more snipped than tied.  But as you get across well, the handling of Alpha's actual death, or at least the manner in which we flashback over his life, is very well handled.... Just a shame that (once again) they had no clear plan - see original Hit Era Rogue Trooper before it and the current Friday Rogue Trooper reboot for more of the same.  I love me some Steve MacManus, but his claim that at the time he didn't really see the damage in killing off Alpha as his eyes were focused on how comics were supposedly growing up over in Crisis and (putting some words into his mouth here admittedly) this was just some kids thing from a redundant era... gah!


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Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #1713 on: 18 September, 2020, 06:04:35 AM »
I bless the blood sacrifice down in New Britain

This is excellent!

Given how long it's taken to get done, maybe the "Finally" Solution is appropriate....

And even with taking this long, how bloody random is the wrap up (Alpha's death notwithstanding)?

It is a bit of a quick wrapup after all the time we spent getting there (I've just read End of Days so I might be grading on a curve here) But also I could see Sagan et al not anticipating that international mutants might not be happy about his plan, we definitely criticized it as he rolled it out, I think he had the fanatic's problem of not really thinking his plan through. For the general handling of Alpha's death, I'd try to make an excuse that generally comics storytelling is a bit by the seat of their pants in this era, but the year-long build, climax, and aftermath of Necropolis sort of shows the lie there.



In our thrilling two hundred and twenty third episode we’re taking a look at the 1991 Rogue Trooper Annual, the first and only Rogue annual! While it does feature some classic Rogue tales, this is very much a coming out party for the new Friday version of Rogue Trooper, as written by Michael Fleisher!

This episode Conrad is joined by Sheridan of the Back Prog Hack Blog! Every day Sheridan reviews some classic 2000AD content, usually a prog, but he’s also covered Starlord, Tornado, and even thrill related albums! You can find it in this very forum!

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« Reply #1714 on: 18 September, 2020, 01:07:52 PM »
Yeah, GFD (acronym!) got so much shit talk over the years, but no one else ever made Rogue work (except where sticking fairly closely to his template) - we won't get into the Acronym for Michael Fleischer....

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« Reply #1715 on: 21 September, 2020, 06:34:42 AM »


In our thrilling two hundred and twenty-fourth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic with Progs 688-691 of 2000AD, covering July & August 1990. This episode Dredd is up a creek WITH a paddle, the Harlem Heroes are making strange alliances, Medivac is going even deeper undercover, Dry Run debuts and gets weird, and The Horned God returns for some bad-ass battles!

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« Reply #1716 on: 21 September, 2020, 06:54:41 AM »
...we won't get into the Acronym for Michael Fleischer....

This really happened at a Scottish University:

 - Boss: We've decided to alter the grading scheme from "A, B, C, D, F" to "A, B, C, D, MF, F".
 - Me: You can't call them that!

(It stood for "Marginal Fail", and meant "Fail, but only just!" Like a nice fail. For mofos.)
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« Reply #1717 on: 21 September, 2020, 04:01:22 PM »
Often in the 90s it felt like I'd missed an episode of a story between progs - Dry Run is the only story that made me feel like I'd often missed an episode between panels.
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« Reply #1718 on: 26 September, 2020, 08:41:38 AM »
Glad you did the Apocalypse War in the Primer!

The invisible  garroting in Block Mania was due to some last minute censorship I believe - can't have the kids all rabbing the nearest length of piano wire....