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General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: 30 November, 2021, 05:45:52 AM »
A-Z updates

Added some of the more obscure items, mostly so I know what I'm voting for in Colin's mega-vote.
Stories section:   
   Bob the Galactic Bum                        
   The Bogie Man                        
   Bonjo From Beyond the Stars                                 
   Carver Hale   
   [Colonel Kovert]                                    
   Danzig's Inferno                     
   Darkness Visible
   Dead Men Walking
   From Grace      
   The Great Detective Caper
   [Infinity Inc.]                              
   Kid Cyborg

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 29 November, 2021, 10:28:50 PM »
It's certainly something to ruminate on.

Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 29 November, 2021, 10:26:34 PM »
So many blanks, with nobody getting hurt, would suggest that, in general, safety protocols that are in place work well the vast majority of the time.

The specifics around the tragic incident on the set of Rust will no doubt come to light over time - there are certainly a few court case irons in the fire, and a police investigation.

I'm not too sure what we're comparing, and I'm assuming this is just the Inaba titled episodes of Babes With Big Bazookas and Big Lix & Flying Kicks, with Hondo City Justice getting its own chance later.

On that basis - my vote goes to Droid Life, for many years of creative punning.

Metalzoic is genius on rye, hold the mayo.

Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 29 November, 2021, 06:46:08 PM »
The two sides of the argument seem to be:

A. People put their trust in experts all the time, in situations that could be deadly if the expert has either made a mistake or been lax in their duties.

B. People should become experts on everything that could potentially be deadly, that they operate. So - blank-firing guns on film sets, cars, gas appliances...

That's fine if you want to go with B, but I just don't see how it makes any sense.

Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 29 November, 2021, 04:54:43 PM »
No no - I'm with Shark on this one. When I enter an aircraft, I always insist on checking the tire pressure, taking chemical samples of the food for traces of salmonella, breathalyzing the pilot and carrying out a psychiatric evaluation of the copilot.


Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 29 November, 2021, 03:33:32 PM »
I thought the plot to Captain America: Civil War was pretty weak (in terms of motivation for conflict within the group), but now...

General / Re: Judge Death's Helmet
« on: 28 November, 2021, 10:50:45 PM »
List of all his appearances and posters and whatnot, here.

Skimming through that, is the New Scientist story from a few years back in there?  Couldn't remember what the story was called, but I didn't find "scientist" when I searched.

No, for two reasons:

1. I only know about it because you just mentioned it.
2. My data only covers publications from the House of Tharg, m'lud. (Not strictly true, or even definable, but  there you go.)

[Starts looking for a copy of that New Scientist...]


Good luck with the knitting. That modern Deadworld saga by those fellas Kek-W and Dave Kendall has some pretty out-there renditions of Death where his helmet is much more gnarly than the clean Bolland version.

Yes, Bolland's helmet is much more polished fnarr fnarr woof woof etc.

Megazine / Treasure Steel's Mind Bomb!
« on: 28 November, 2021, 06:31:13 PM »
In the Treasure Steel two-parter "Fast Forward" (megs 3.34 & 3.35 in 1997) a psi-perp plants a mind-bomb in Treasure's heid, foreshadowing something (a covert op?) named Janus.

Additionally, the (big bunches and goggles) assassin from the one-off Culling Crew (JD Mega-Special '94) is lurking in the background.

Query: did Armitage ever do a storyline surrounding a Janus-named plot, and did Treasure ever have her mind bomb triggered?

General / Re: Judge Death's Helmet
« on: 28 November, 2021, 04:51:06 PM »
List of all his appearances and posters and whatnot, here.

General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: 26 November, 2021, 05:01:07 AM »
A-Z updates

Dreddverse section:
    [Bagley, Bella]
    Black Atlantic         
    [Blint, Oola]   
    Brit-Cit Babes      

Features section:
    2000 AD Encyclopedia

Various updates for completed, recent thrills up to Meg 438 & Prog 2259

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 25 November, 2021, 09:58:02 PM »
I just noticed that Ace Garp shows up as a giant idol in The Dead:

Pussyfoot 5 isn't the best thrill in the prog - I'm not even sure it would triumph over Space Girls - but at least it belongs in the prog. Bad-hair-film adaptation ALLO is like watching paint dry.

Colony Earth did feel a bit like pre-2K Annual fodder squeezed into the prog. Numbercruncher is the superior beast in this match up.

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