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Film & TV / Re: Star Trek: Enterprise
« on: 23 March, 2021, 06:18:16 AM »
Do any prequels to anything ever truly work, do you think?

Film & TV / Star Trek: Enterprise
« on: 23 March, 2021, 05:54:08 AM »
It's twenty years (nearly) since this started. Was initially just called 'Enterprise,' of course.
Thinking of giving it a go. What do people think? (am not concerned about spoilers myself).
Did it work as a prequel?
Another question - which prequels to anything do you think have worked best?

Books & Comics / Re: ZARJAZ Issue 39 Comicscene Review
« on: 11 March, 2021, 03:56:58 PM »
Thanks to you both!

Books & Comics / Re: ZARJAZ Issue 39 Comicscene Review
« on: 10 March, 2021, 06:33:02 AM »
Proud to see my own Judge Dredd story, Dear Billy, featured in Zarjaz 39. And pleased to see it mentioned in the ComicScene review too.
Artwork from the talented Sinclair Elliott.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 18 February, 2021, 03:37:24 PM »
Victor Ambrus. I do remember. Dracula and Blackbeard.
RIP him and Si Spencer too.

General / History of Comics, 1930-2030
« on: 15 February, 2021, 07:43:16 AM »
I admit I am guilty of shameless self-promotion here as I wrote some of the articles included.
But these four volumes include several 2000AD-related features which would undoubtedly be of interest to many people here. And I've not seen them mentioned anywhere on here, I can only assume people are entirely unaware of them? And you should know they at least exist.
They were published at the end of last year.
There are four magazines each representing a different year.
1977: features an article on the origins of 2000AD and another about the birth of Dredd (these were written by me).
The 1986 one contains features on Diceman magazine and Metalzoic (I wrote the last of these. And one on Watchmen). Lots of other comics stuff in all these volumes.
1984: One on Halo Jones. I just wrote about Transformers comic here.
1950: Obviously nothing about 2000AD here. Stuff on Dan Dare and The Eagle though.
I'm not exactly unbiased. But well worth a look, I'd say...


Despite the title, the 2020s are not really covered...

Film & TV / Re: Wesley Crusher?
« on: 19 January, 2021, 11:47:55 AM »
The dislike of the character is almost the same as Joffrey from GoT. The hate for Joffrey  grew so big that the actor Jack Gleeson semi-retired for acting. I hate this from the modern internet, these guys are actors doing a job playing a character. I think that Will Wheaton would have suffered the same fate if TNG was released today.
An interesting comparison. Although Joffrey is supposed to be a total bastard. Gleeson, if anything, played him too well. In contrast, we're supposed to like Wesley Crusher. And it seems most people didn't.
Personally, I'm not sure its entirely an internet thing. Some people always seem to have had trouble recognising the difference between characters and the actors who play them. Wesley's stint on ST largely predates the internet.

Film & TV / Re: Wesley Crusher?
« on: 19 January, 2021, 11:41:22 AM »
I was a big fan of the show as a boy. I love that Kirk/ Spock/ McCoy relationship. Like many other things I loved as a kid, I occasionally get the urge to revisit it- but I cant watch the tv show now. I've tried many times, and have them on dvd.

But I get my main entertainment from books and comics, wayyyy before tv and film. So if the urge for a bit of Trek takes me, I'm more likely to pick up an original series novel.

That said, I recently took advantage of one of my town's local Facebook Give And Take groups to offload 200+ Trek novels to some woman who gratefully received them- in several Morrisons bags for life and socially distanced from my doorstep. So next time I get the urge, I will have to buy a new one.


Fair enough!

Film & TV / Re: Wesley Crusher?
« on: 19 January, 2021, 11:12:44 AM »
Thanks everyone!
Er...you are not a Star Trek fan but you read Star Trek books?

Film & TV / Re: Wesley Crusher?
« on: 19 January, 2021, 09:49:26 AM »
All interesting stuff. More views are very welcome too.

Film & TV / Re: Wesley Crusher?
« on: 19 January, 2021, 08:13:47 AM »
He was played by Will Wheaton.
Explain? He was fine in Stand By Me, after all.
Not having a go. Just wondering what the reason for the hostility was.

Film & TV / Wesley Crusher?
« on: 19 January, 2021, 07:52:40 AM »
I was watching Star Trek the other day.
What was the deal with Wesley Crusher exactly?
I seem to remember he was very unpopular with the ST fan base for some reason? Why was that? He was an okay actor wasn't he? Was he forced off the show in the end?

General / Re: 1977 and all that...
« on: 12 September, 2020, 08:44:53 PM »
Thanks. Will do some more when I'm less busy!

General / Re: 1977 and all that...
« on: 21 August, 2020, 09:04:23 AM »
I actually didn't read 2000AD in 1986. I read Whizzer and Chips, he Beano, Buster, Transformers and Oink! (I was nine).
Still, it was a great year...


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