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Judda teleporters
« on: 03 February, 2016, 01:18:56 pm »
I've just re-read Oz and I'm puzzled by the Judda's teleporters. Were these ever used again or were they ditched by Wagner et al?

They look like a narrative dead-end to my untrained eye, since their use would make many plots redundant.

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Re: Judda teleporters
« Reply #1 on: 03 February, 2016, 01:35:20 pm »
I don't recall the teleportation devices being used in other stories. But then the same could be said about the 'D-Jump' and 'time-travel' machines which seem to have faded into obscurity. See also: Boing!

This has been a less-than-helpful post, I'm sure.

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Re: Judda teleporters
« Reply #2 on: 03 February, 2016, 01:54:15 pm »
Teleporters were established as a mode of transport in MC1 at some point well after the Judda's appearance; but I can't remember the prog. Again, not so helpful.  Sorry
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Re: Judda teleporters
« Reply #3 on: 03 February, 2016, 01:57:14 pm »
I was always more puzzled about why all the Judda seemed to be about seven and a half feet tall (which, let's face it, if you're genetically engineering an entire police force to order might be a road worth going down) and yet Kraken was normal-sized.

Handy, that. Plot-wise, at least.
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Re: Judda teleporters
« Reply #4 on: 03 February, 2016, 02:09:41 pm »
Sector-house teleporters were in place by 2120 in the alternate future of City of the Damned, and weren't they used in Trifecta too (or did I dream it)?  Teleporters have also cropped up a few times in the hands of perps (the recent Sharks-on-legs story), aside from the DJs purloined ones.

As to Kraken vs. The Giant Judda, I'd assume that he's a largely unaltered Fargo Clone (hence Justice Dept's interest), whereas the others are a result of Judd's tinkering with the clone-stock.
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Re: Judda teleporters
« Reply #5 on: 03 February, 2016, 02:26:49 pm »
Sector-house teleporters were in place by 2120 in the alternate future of City of the Damned, and weren't they used in Trifecta too (or did I dream it)?  Teleporters have also cropped up a few times in the hands of perps (the recent Sharks-on-legs story), aside from the DJs purloined ones.

Thanks. That's probably a better answer than my question deserved.

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Re: Judda teleporters
« Reply #6 on: 03 February, 2016, 02:34:05 pm »
I've just re-read Oz and I'm puzzled by the Judda's teleporters. Were these ever used again or were they ditched by Wagner et al?

They look like a narrative dead-end to my untrained eye, since their use would make many plots redundant.

I think they were mentioned in Trifecta, when Dredd's out of contact, and he mentions teleporter static.

But yeah, like Birdie, Psi Division and even PSU up to a point, they can become a bit of an catch-all solution.

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Re: Judda teleporters
« Reply #7 on: 03 February, 2016, 02:40:42 pm »
Sector-house teleporters were in place by 2120 in the alternate future of City of the Damned, and weren't they used in Trifecta too (or did I dream it)?  Teleporters have also cropped up a few times in the hands of perps (the recent Sharks-on-legs story), aside from the DJs purloined ones.

As to Kraken vs. The Giant Judda, I'd assume that he's a largely unaltered Fargo Clone (hence Justice Dept's interest), whereas the others are a result of Judd's tinkering with the clone-stock.

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Re: Judda teleporters
« Reply #8 on: 03 February, 2016, 02:41:17 pm »
I was always more puzzled about why all the Judda seemed to be about seven and a half feet tall

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Re: Judda teleporters
« Reply #9 on: 03 February, 2016, 03:06:46 pm »
I was always more puzzled about why all the Judda seemed to be about seven and a half feet tall

Platform boots.

Platform boots, winged helmets and snazzy judge-pants (as seen in the interrogation scene). Those Judda were style icons.

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Re: Judda teleporters
« Reply #10 on: 03 February, 2016, 05:13:10 pm »
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Re: Judda teleporters
« Reply #11 on: 03 February, 2016, 05:52:57 pm »
I thought all the judda were Fargo / Dredd clones rather than Judd clones (which doesn't explain the 7 foot thing but does explain why they don't look like Judd). Or have I remembered that wrongly?
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Re: Judda teleporters
« Reply #12 on: 03 February, 2016, 05:53:41 pm »
I remember a story drawn by Mick McMahon where, right at the start,  Dredd rides his Lawmaster out of a teleporter and promptly arrests someone for littering.

Also, has McMahon retired now?  He pretty much quit the internet not that long ago.

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Re: Judda teleporters
« Reply #13 on: 03 February, 2016, 06:06:15 pm »
Thought the Marathon droid was still goin good guns.....hope he is anyhow. Z
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Re: Judda teleporters
« Reply #14 on: 03 February, 2016, 07:04:20 pm »
I thought all the judda were Fargo / Dredd clones rather than Judd clones (which doesn't explain the 7 foot thing but does explain why they don't look like Judd). Or have I remembered that wrongly?

Three bloodlines were mentioned, although I can only remember Simeon and Fargo off the top of my head.  Rico and Dolman are actually clones of Dredd himself rather than Fargo, although according to an attending Tech Judge 'that amounts to the same thing.'

The Judda appear to be about seven foot tall because they're designed by Jim McCarthy and are therefore wearing absolutely MASSIVE boots and really big hats.
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