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sheridan

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #690 on: 21 January, 2017, 12:53:39 am »
There was a Charlton Heston block but not related. From the City of Dredd

Charlton Heston Block
A large, well-to-do cityblock. Infected by the Block Mania, Heston formed an alliance with Ricardo Montalban Block, but was wiped out by poison gas Heston helped manufacture which accidentally leaked from the Dixy Plasteen Complex. (Block Mania; City Block)
Matheson Peat led a Block Mania-crazed Citi-Def squad from the Charlton Heston Frontliners, attacking neighbouring Michael Moore Block and the East-Meg One invasion army. Other Frontliner volunteers included Marriot, Mattocks, Rawlinson and Topley. They investigated the ruins of the Rejin Estate, where Peat discovered the half-mad Erik Rejin, the only survivor of his family. (The Final Cut)
By 2123, Heston Block had been annexed within Apetown’s borders. The ape uplift Travis Perkins was raised in Apartment 1175. (The Fierce and the Furious)

Ah-hah - so the apes got Charlton Heston in the end!

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #691 on: 21 January, 2017, 04:20:37 pm »
Meat Patrol from Meg #224 has Tommy Vercetti Social Club,Rockstar North Boulevard. :)

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #692 on: 22 January, 2017, 04:28:00 pm »
I was reading the Mega-Collection version of "Chasing Herod" last night and suddenly noticed that Lucy Melmoths' rather fetching zebra-print outfit had an actual tail attached, although it would appear to have been dropped by the time Pussyfoot 5 was published.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #693 on: 23 January, 2017, 10:33:19 pm »
Urban created a distinctive voice to make him seem tough: “In my research I came across a passage in one of the Dredd comics, saying Dredd’s voice sounded like a saw cutting through bone. So for me that was kind of the starting point"  The Huffington Post, 03/09/2012

The Tenth Planet, Megazine 2.58 (July 1994), by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.



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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #694 on: 28 January, 2017, 04:54:47 pm »
Just occurred to me - Tale of the Dead Man might be a play on "dead men tell no tales"

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #695 on: 02 February, 2017, 09:41:43 pm »
I seem to be the only reader whose head this didn't go over.  Just been catching up with January's progs and immediately recognised very thinly disguised versions of our erstwhile boarder (and my friend and former neighbour) Johnny Stress with his twin brother Danny.  Johnny has the rockabilly 'do while Danny has the mutton chops.  Unconvinced?  One of the real brothers has, or had, a pet spaniel.  Still unconvinced?  Mike Carroll didn't even bother to change their surname! 

PS I told Johnny today; he read through his latest progs and was suitably chuffed.

PPS I know you're still lurking here, McMonagle - hope you don't mind me posting this ;)

PPPS They're both way slimmer and handsomer than Tiernan Trevallion has them.








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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #696 on: 02 February, 2017, 10:59:19 pm »

John Burdis points out that the brothers' forenames - Fernando and Angelo - are not without significance. And of course, the story takes place on the Diana Rig(g).



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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #697 on: 03 February, 2017, 09:46:33 pm »
Just following up on the Charlton Heston block references above —  Charlton Heston was the first named block ("City Block 1", way back in prog 117). I'd forgotten it cropped up again...

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #698 on: 08 February, 2017, 06:10:30 pm »
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #699 on: 08 February, 2017, 07:52:16 pm »

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #700 on: 08 February, 2017, 07:53:18 pm »
Brigadoon, I imagine so.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #701 on: 08 February, 2017, 08:25:18 pm »
It took me way too long to cop that Armoured Gideon sounded like Armageddon.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #702 on: 08 February, 2017, 09:47:03 pm »
Brigand Doom
Not convinced by this one.

When I saw that cover pop up on Facebook it reminded me that I've always suspected Dave D'Antiquis was a play on words but I've never been able to work out what it might be.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #703 on: 08 February, 2017, 09:53:46 pm »
Brigand Doom
Not convinced by this one.

When I saw that cover pop up on Facebook it reminded me that I've always suspected Dave D'Antiquis was a play on words but I've never been able to work out what it might be.

I always figured it was meant to sound like "Day of the Anti-Christ."

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #704 on: 08 February, 2017, 10:07:44 pm »
Dave the Old?