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sheridan

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #30 on: 14 August, 2019, 01:03:48 pm »
Rogue Trooper - "To the ends of Nu Earth".

Although "War Machine" worked well as a reimagining in which case it should have ended there and definitely never Fleischer's run ...


I thought a few of the stories in the annual that year were promising (before the follow-ups made it into the prog).

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #31 on: 14 August, 2019, 01:55:45 pm »

Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

A cut-off point that eliminates Final Frontier and Book of Souls is not one I can support!

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #32 on: 14 August, 2019, 02:19:03 pm »
Or A Matter of Life and Death, for that matter. Maiden are a great example of a band that absolutely should not stop, ever. :)

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #33 on: 14 August, 2019, 02:21:44 pm »
Hell, even Virtual XI has The Clansman on it. However...

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #34 on: 14 August, 2019, 03:07:33 pm »
I think some things are the perfect length; Babylon 5, Farscape and The Shield spring to mind.

1 out of 3 ain't bad - The Shield and Farscape both went on too long IMO.


Progwise - Robohunter after Day of the Droids and Rogue Trooper afte he found the traitor gerneal

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #35 on: 14 August, 2019, 04:19:54 pm »
Robohunter after Verdus for me. They never recaptured that magic.

Police Academy after Assignment: Miami Beach

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #36 on: 14 August, 2019, 05:03:32 pm »
I always used to say after Verdus, but having re=-read them not so long ago, I found day of the Droids and The Filby case to be pretty good - it only really hit the skids when he moved to britCit

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #37 on: 14 August, 2019, 05:06:57 pm »
There are a lot of movies that shouldn't have had sequels.
 
Rocky and Predator have been mentioned already. I would add The Matrix, Rambo and Ghostbusters.

Terminator and Alien both had one good sequel, but they should've stopped there.

James Cameron is still threatening us with Avatar sequels. I read an interesting comment on Avatar recently. It did fantastically well at the box office but has had absolutely no impact on pop-culture at all. No one references it, not even Family Guy (which should have stopped when at was originally cancelled, same with Futurama).

One more thing: Every successful computer game. Once they get a hit the publishers just keep churning them out. They're still trying to make Sonic the Hedgehog games.

You may quote me on that.

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #38 on: 14 August, 2019, 05:18:44 pm »
I always used to say after Verdus, but having re=-read them not so long ago, I found day of the Droids and The Filby case to be pretty good - it only really hit the skids when he moved to britCit


I thought the Filby Case was set in Brit-Cit?

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #39 on: 14 August, 2019, 05:47:59 pm »
You may be right - I'm thinking of the robo-goonie cult story?

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #40 on: 14 August, 2019, 06:05:28 pm »
Strontium Dog: The Final Solution.


If the majority of the art were different, I think there'd be more agreement on this.

You mean The Final Solution? Or the latter Stront stuff?

The Final Solution. Harrison's a great artist but not for the 'last' Johnny Alpha story.

I'm fine with the reboot, the resurrection and the final note the creators, and the story, go out on.

I liked Harrison on Stront. But it was Colin McNeil, at his absolute best, who ended it properly.

Anyway, Rambo should have ended with theach brilliant, Raoul-Moatesque First Blood. The next ones should have been a whole new franchise with a new Stallone character.
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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #41 on: 14 August, 2019, 06:32:39 pm »
I liked Harrison on Stront. But it was Colin McNeil, at his absolute best, who ended it properly.

Love McNeil at the end but too little too late for these eyes.

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #42 on: 14 August, 2019, 06:52:10 pm »
I would say Rocky also.

It's such a strange series - the first one is this really great, gritty standalone indie movie. Then even by the second one it changes tone really abruptly and starts to get really silly. I loved the original but honestly couldn't even get to the end of Rocky II.

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #43 on: 14 August, 2019, 07:03:17 pm »

Wouldn't trust a human that doesn't love Rockys 1-4.



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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #44 on: 14 August, 2019, 08:44:57 pm »
Drat, forgot Ghostbusters! Yep, agree, should have stopped there.