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General / Re: Dredd in the US
« on: 11 May, 2021, 10:34:52 PM »
Ah, no - plot-wise they're miles apart.

In particular, in a later episode (can't recall which one), there's more focus on the daughter, and how she makes a living - which is as a model. She's young, self-absorbed, doesn't behave well for her agent etc.

Her antics did strike me as a bit Zenith-like - obnoxious and vain, using the superpowers for celebrity status.  And yeah, it's hard to see how Millar couldn't have been influenced by Zenith - he even did a Zenith-universe text story once, though Grud knows which special it was in.

General / Re: Dredd in the US
« on: 11 May, 2021, 06:58:56 PM »
Off I go on a tangent: if you think a thought like "it would great if they made Zenith into a television series", and then you watch Jupiter's Legacy, you realize they already have. Sort of. Thematically.

Had a look at the first episode and a half, on the strength of your text. It was OK - I know it's early doors but I can't really see anything as brain - twistingly complex as the Omnihedron Multiverse happening, though. So far, it seems kind of to Zenith what Canon Fodder is to Killing Time.

Though I will watch more of it.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 11 May, 2021, 06:07:50 PM »
My barber said "When did you last get this cut?!?"

Am expecting the same comment from ol' Ed in a few weeks.
Never really had long hair before, but must admit that the 10 second application of a bobbin or clip is pretty handy compared to a 10 minute comb and style.

I haven't looked back since I stopped cutting mine.  I do appreciate that I'm lucky to be in a position to do so, of course; both my brothers (one of whom used to have hip-length dreads) are bald.

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 11 May, 2021, 06:06:21 PM »
Glad we were able to offer a tiny bit of help, Rackle.  Also great to hear from you again!

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 11 May, 2021, 07:56:04 AM »

I think the last time I had a haircut was 15 years ago, but fair play, a lot of people seem very happy.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 10 May, 2021, 08:49:20 PM »
Another thing - did Guthrie start off as a black guy and then become a white guy after The Pit? Whereas Beenie seemed to have gone the other way. 


I'm enjoying it so far (about halfway). Halo Jones is the most successful of these adaptations, I think. The Pit was good but I struggled to identify all the judges by voice.

It's quite a task alright, but The Pit has a huge cast.  Wasn't quite on board with Guthrie's drawl - I always saw his undercover self as a fast-talker.

General / Re: 2000AD Forum Sketch Comp #4: SPECIAL BOLT-01 EDITION
« on: 10 May, 2021, 06:55:29 PM »
Great piece of work there, Kev.  I feel like I might have one of Middenface's lumps in my throat...

Great episode, thanks!  A few eye-openers too - I hadn't copped the musical references at all (apart from Joe Scummer of course; that one was easy).  I would have thought Shrike's look owed a tiny bit to Screamin' Jay Hawkins too.

Feck. I'm going to go with Caballistics Inc, but I'm probably wrong.  (Second choice, if I'm allowed one, is Necrophim.)

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 09 May, 2021, 08:12:00 PM »

I think it's the tone of the thing that lacked appeal for me. If it had been a black comedy I might have enjoyed it more but, as it is, I found it childish and simplistic. Even the classy actors involved couldn't save it - Tilda Swinton just looked and spoke like a character out of Wallace and Gromit.

It's like the makers got stoned one night and somebody said, "hey man - ffffffffft - have you ever thought, like, how society's like a really long train? Fffffft."

They've made a tv show out of it? That's... incredible.

Well, you're absolutely right about the daftness of the premise (apart from anything else, how are the tracks maintained?), but I must say I enjoyed it.

Found the series a bit harder to get into though. A bit too whodunnit for my tastes, give me a Spartacus-style underclass uprising any day.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 09 May, 2021, 06:03:31 PM »

At certain points in Rome's history, as I'm sure most of you know, they would elect two consuls. No policy could go forward unless both consuls agreed. Two prime ministers, maybe, one from each of the most popular parties?

That's pretty much what we have here in Ireland right now.  Sadly, both parties are exactly the same - right-of-centre, look after the banks, the landlords and the big businesses.  The only difference between them is that they took different sides during the Civil War a hundred years ago. 

I've never voted for either of them and I never will, but like Tory voters, lots of people out there obviously don't think the way I do.

EDIT - I should point out that there aren't two PMs (Taoiseachs here) at the same time; they've just divided the term between them - one for the first half, the other for the second.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 09 May, 2021, 01:53:01 PM »
It's not my city, nor even my country, but I was cheered up to see that Laurence Fox got 1.9% of the vote.  With 5 million pounds spent, that's £100 a vote.  Good work, London.  Waitrose Tommy Robinson now knows exactly where he stands in the capital, as does Farage.

Do you know what, I'm going to go the same.

Carter 3, Bolland 2.

Cool.  I bought the Horned God audiobook when it came out - it'll be interesting to see what other squaxx made of it.  Also, I loved Bad Company.  I kind of based my look on the characters, even if I look more like Thrax than Danny these days.

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