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« Reply #750 on: 22 August, 2018, 06:26:29 pm »
Great episode - curiously, I have no memory of the strike!  Given I can recall the horro of missing out on prog 228 due to a holiday and stupid newsagent thinking I had given up on my 7 months long order, that seems very odd...

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« Reply #751 on: 22 August, 2018, 06:46:30 pm »
Great episode - curiously, I have no memory of the strike!  Given I can recall the horro of missing out on prog 228 due to a holiday and stupid newsagent thinking I had given up on my 7 months long order, that seems very odd...


Hope you managed to get a copy in the end - so, there's this new character called Rogue Trooper, right?

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« Reply #752 on: 22 August, 2018, 09:35:07 pm »
At least there wasn't the end of a really gripping Dredd classic in there or anything.....   >:(

Great episode - curiously, I have no memory of the strike!  Given I can recall the horro of missing out on prog 228 due to a holiday and stupid newsagent thinking I had given up on my 7 months long order, that seems very odd...


Hope you managed to get a copy in the end - so, there's this new character called Rogue Trooper, right?

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« Reply #753 on: 24 August, 2018, 06:19:46 pm »
I love the way the energy dropped - in a good way - as soon as you started to discuss Halo Jones and both of you got quieter and more reflective. Just goes to show what an impact that series can have!

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« Reply #754 on: 24 August, 2018, 09:36:04 pm »
I love the way the energy dropped - in a good way - as soon as you started to discuss Halo Jones and both of you got quieter and more reflective. Just goes to show what an impact that series can have!

Certainly more of that to come as Halo Jones gets more serious!
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« Reply #755 on: 27 August, 2018, 11:53:32 am »


In our thrilling hundred and eighteenth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic with Progs 378-382 of 2000AD, covering August and September of 1984. This week Halo Jones goes shopping, Dredd and Mean are on a mission, Johnny Alpha is in trouble, and Ace Garp breaks out!

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« Reply #756 on: 27 August, 2018, 12:06:50 pm »
I wish I'd appreciated that Halo Jones cliffhanger at the time - I was still decidedly nonplussed by the whole thing when I was 10.
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« Reply #757 on: 03 September, 2018, 02:02:55 pm »


In our thrilling hundred and nineteenth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic with Progs 383-386 of 2000AD, covering September and October of 1984. This week Halo Jones goes out for real, Dredd heads for the sewers, Johnny Alpha settles things with his dad, and Major Magnam returns, as do the Dictators of Zrag!

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« Reply #758 on: 03 September, 2018, 02:47:17 pm »
I've read Halo Jones multiple times, I've reviewed it twice on my podcast, and I still got new insights from the Conrad Fox double act.
Great stuff.

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« Reply #759 on: 03 September, 2018, 03:01:34 pm »
On the subject of Johnny's torture at the hands of his dad - do we reckon that Kreelman is implanting specific imagery and visions, or is he just pumping him full of drugs and allowing Johnny's subconscious to fill in the details? Either way, that 'bondage daddy' vision says a LOT about one of them!

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« Reply #760 on: 03 September, 2018, 04:10:07 pm »
I've read Halo Jones multiple times, I've reviewed it twice on my podcast, and I still got new insights from the Conrad Fox double act.
Great stuff.

Thanks! That means a lot. There's more tBoHJ talk coming up in the Spinnies for 1984, and of course when book two starts in early 85.

On the subject of Johnny's torture at the hands of his dad - do we reckon that Kreelman is implanting specific imagery and visions, or is he just pumping him full of drugs and allowing Johnny's subconscious to fill in the details? Either way, that 'bondage daddy' vision says a LOT about one of them!

I'm pretty sure Kreelman is choosing them, because when the situation starts he knows that Johnny is being attacked by rats. I guess it makes sense, since Kreelman is literally torturing Johnny, but the clothing choice is indeed concerning!
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« Reply #761 on: 04 September, 2018, 06:07:43 pm »
Rogue Trooper never finished the side missions (he's completely forgotten about the Bagman's damaged chip arc, and Colonel Kovert was last seen swearing to get his revenge*), but the game has clearly had enough of Rogue ignoring all the clues he's supposed to be following** and has just literally dropped the end game directly on his head.  You just know he's heading for the Worst Ending.  The Big Bad's going to get killed in a cutscene if he's not careful...

*He was never seen or mentioned again.

**Most recently, the bodylooter in Just Routine, who said he knew something about the Traitor - did Rogue try to find his ship, or his base, or try to make contact with any of his acquaintances...? Nope, he just wanders off.

***There is no third footnote.  Move along!
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« Reply #762 on: 04 September, 2018, 07:47:58 pm »
 :lol: I adore your Rogue/game analogies.

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« Reply #763 on: 04 September, 2018, 09:21:25 pm »
I've read Halo Jones multiple times, I've reviewed it twice on my podcast, and I still got new insights from the Conrad Fox double act.
Great stuff.

Thanks! That means a lot. There's more tBoHJ talk coming up in the Spinnies for 1984, and of course when book two starts in early 85.

Pretty sure this week's cover was my Grail Page on Eamonn's podcast...

Really looking forward to hearing the new insights now, which I'll do the moment I've posted this :-)

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« Reply #764 on: 06 September, 2018, 11:58:54 am »
Rogue Trooper never finished the side missions (he's completely forgotten about the Bagman's damaged chip arc, and Colonel Kovert was last seen swearing to get his revenge*), but the game has clearly had enough of Rogue ignoring all the clues he's supposed to be following** and has just literally dropped the end game directly on his head.  You just know he's heading for the Worst Ending.  The Big Bad's going to get killed in a cutscene if he's not careful...

*He was never seen or mentioned again.

**Most recently, the bodylooter in Just Routine, who said he knew something about the Traitor - did Rogue try to find his ship, or his base, or try to make contact with any of his acquaintances...? Nope, he just wanders off.

***There is no third footnote.  Move along!

Oh man, that's true. He'll never get the platinum trophy at this rate! I must agree, this is a top quality metaphor!
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