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Lobo Baggins

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1140 on: 24 May, 2019, 09:46:37 am »
Man that Nim Chimpsky link is but one of the things I love about this place, cheers.

I just hope that they gave him that orange in the end...
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1141 on: 25 May, 2019, 03:23:19 am »
Mind the oranges, Nim!

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1142 on: 25 May, 2019, 05:50:53 pm »
I wasn't an Eagle reader in the 80s, but I'm enjoying the Where Eagles Dare podcast - I have only just learned from the latest episode where forum veteran The Amstor Computer got his name from.

Yup! Always had a soft spot for the series in the Eagle, and it just stuck :)

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1143 on: 25 May, 2019, 08:49:03 pm »
I wasn't an Eagle reader in the 80s, but I'm enjoying the Where Eagles Dare podcast - I have only just learned from the latest episode where forum veteran The Amstor Computer got his name from.

Yup! Always had a soft spot for the series in the Eagle, and it just stuck :)

I remember that era of Eagle fondly, if somewhat vaguely. Walk or Die always stuck in my head, and prepared me for the horrors of the first grown-up novel I ever read, Lord of the Flies.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1144 on: 25 May, 2019, 09:21:14 pm »
I wasn't an Eagle reader in the 80s, but I'm enjoying the Where Eagles Dare podcast - I have only just learned from the latest episode where forum veteran The Amstor Computer got his name from.

Yup! Always had a soft spot for the series in the Eagle, and it just stuck :)

I remember that era of Eagle fondly, if somewhat vaguely. Walk or Die always stuck in my head, and prepared me for the horrors of the first grown-up novel I ever read, Lord of the Flies.

Don't remember Walk or Die - my non-2000AD IPC era was Scream!, Battle Action Force, Billy's Boots and Martin's Marvellous Mini in Tiger, photostrip changing to conventional Doomlord, Manix, One-Eyed Jack in Eagle.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1145 on: 30 May, 2019, 12:29:27 pm »
Oh! Fillmore Faro from the Judge Child Quest pronounced his last name as "Pharaoh" and not "Far-oh"!

I see! That explains all the Egyptian stuff...
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1146 on: 30 May, 2019, 04:13:45 pm »
Oh! Fillmore Faro from the Judge Child Quest pronounced his last name as "Pharaoh" and not "Far-oh"!

I see! That explains all the Egyptian stuff...

Bloody hell.  I missed that too
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1147 on: 30 May, 2019, 07:30:33 pm »
I thought it was also very clever to set it in Memphis (Tennessee as opposed to Egypt)

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1148 on: 01 June, 2019, 10:36:38 pm »
Well, I got that part of it, at least.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1149 on: 01 June, 2019, 11:00:48 pm »

Torchwood, I've just discovered, is an anagram of Doctor Who.


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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1150 on: 03 June, 2019, 08:52:38 pm »
Torchwood, I've just discovered, is an anagram of Doctor Who.

It was also the codename for new who before it was released, so that nobody would know what they were working on - they liked the codename so much they put it in the story.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1151 on: 03 June, 2019, 09:30:26 pm »

I didn't know that, either.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1152 on: 08 June, 2019, 07:13:42 pm »
I'm half-proud to say I knew the Torchwood thing.  Worked it out myself. (Did I fuck - I saw it on the internet. Never even watched it.)

That said, I've just realised that the Great Beard, the nickname of a writer who is the best in his field, is a play on the Great Bard, the nickname of a writer who is the best in his field.

In other news, after an Auf Wiedersehen Pet YouTube marathon, I've just discovered that Brian Johnson from AC / DC is a Geordie, not an Ozzer.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1153 on: 09 June, 2019, 01:25:48 pm »
That said, I've just realised that the Great Beard, the nickname of a writer who is the best in his field, is a play on the Great Bard, the nickname of a writer who is the best in his field.

Would the Great Beard also be known as 'The Original Author' when his work is adapted for film?

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1154 on: 09 June, 2019, 01:46:55 pm »




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