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JudgeJudi

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Dredd actually being human
« on: 17 August, 2018, 09:34:32 pm »
I was rereading Satan and I completely forgot that at the end it has a tender moment between Dredd and Anderson where he tells her he's her friend and apologies to her.

What's your favourite 'tender' Dredd moment?


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Re: Dredd actually being human
« Reply #1 on: 18 August, 2018, 08:04:10 am »
Bury My Knee At Wounded Heart's a good one for getting the emotions running.

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Re: Dredd actually being human
« Reply #2 on: 18 August, 2018, 10:56:35 am »
I'll take up my traditional role of advocating for Alan Grant's best Dredd, 'John Cassavetes is Dead' in this category (see that Colin MacNeil really spread his wings!). And of course the classics of touchy-feely Dredd, 'The Black Plague' and 'Error of Judgement', so much Ron Smith goodness.
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Re: Dredd actually being human
« Reply #3 on: 18 August, 2018, 11:21:22 am »
Though 'The Satanist' is not a great story, "I need to get to know her now." is a great moment.

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Re: Dredd actually being human
« Reply #4 on: 18 August, 2018, 01:08:31 pm »
Though 'The Satanist' is not a great story, "I need to get to know her now." is a great moment.

It's a rare case of Wagner asleep at the wheel, that's for sure: two separate scenes of Dredd breaking his chains in the same story, dear Grud. But I do enjoy Dredd instantly dismissing the Pasternak ghost tricks, the chance of a trip to Brit-Cit, and as Greg says, the bit at the end.

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Re: Dredd actually being human
« Reply #5 on: 18 August, 2018, 01:31:32 pm »
Bury My Knee At Wounded Heart's a good one for getting the emotions running.
And the very Dredd moment right at the end, where after his doing the right bit by the citizen, he then of course does the right thing by the law.

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Re: Dredd actually being human
« Reply #6 on: 18 August, 2018, 02:53:08 pm »
His reaction to Morphy's death.
It's two moments actually. When I started writing this post, I was thinking of when he's watching Morphy's body being taken away by the meat wagon, and he's reflecting on their friendship. One of the best episodes ever.
But I've also just remembered his initial rage. Dredd is frequently angry, but it doesn't often lead him into breaking the law, and this was a rare lapse of his characteristic stoicism and devotion to duty, leading to a very dramatic moment or two (and a good moment for Kraken too).

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Re: Dredd actually being human
« Reply #7 on: 18 August, 2018, 03:18:14 pm »
“Fitness Test” (prog 1484), where he goes to retire an old judge , another of Morph’s rookies, then takes some personal time and sits in his old watching bay. Still gets me every time I read it.
So much going on there, under that helmet.
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