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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: Today at 05:23:22 PM »
That's made me re-appreciate the visuals on that movie. Ultimately, I found it dull compared to all the shouty, blasty, ear-buggy, open-shirted Montalbon-iness of Khan, but visually it's striking.

Danzig's Inferno

confuses everyone by getting into Round 3

I am entertained.

Off Topic / Re: Back to the Office
« on: 22 January, 2022, 06:08:15 PM »
The big surprise for me when I worked hospitality was visiting Australia (this is in '95) and seeing how well staff were treated over there - it was all unionized so you were guaranteed time and a half on Saturdays and double time on Sundays. After something like 10pm, the employer had to pay to get you home, and the wages were decent as well. Back in the UK I had to double check every pay packet to make sure they hadn't stung me on what were already poor pickings. It's a tough gig, right enough.

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 21 January, 2022, 11:31:32 PM »

Space maths.

Lingua-fascist! I live in the US, so it’s all color and favor and erasers over here. And pants go on over your pants, and not just for superheroes. And everyone has a gun so lots of people get shot, but the locals can’t figure out why because they only do one math, as opposed to several maths.

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 21 January, 2022, 07:27:51 PM »
I'd rather know just how his spaceship works - how exactly does it manage to hover and turn about just a few meters from the ground, when it's thrusters are fixed in one position?

Slave-1's anti-gravity nacelles pivot to manage the hover. The x-wings also have some sort of anti-grav for maneuvering gently out of hangers. As does the Falcon.

Space math!

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 21 January, 2022, 06:56:49 PM »
I was always very fond of Meat Loaf. RIP.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 January, 2022, 11:04:49 PM »
I find that one far too bleak. It's clever, but it's beige.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 20 January, 2022, 07:03:06 PM »
I wonder what Dredd's head count is?



Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 20 January, 2022, 05:45:40 PM »
"Skeletons" imply wrongdoings, improprieties, illegalities - which in turn suggests that such malfeasances are being deliberately withheld from the electorate in order to make unsuitable persons appear fit for government in the first place.

That sounds tremendously Machiavellian, but then I realized it's also how people behave in job interviews and on first dates.

MACH ZERO for me, please. The light pr0n Valkyries is worse than Space Girls, and yet has managed to escape the vitriol.

The most recent Venus outing (prog 2206R) didn't lift her up much beyond the supporting act she was designed to be. Your other solo offerings from Venus are:

The Pleasures of the Flesh ('88 Sci-Fi Special)
Bitchin' ('95 Winter Special)
Venus on the Frag Shell (976-979)
Stealth (980-982)
Genesis ('96 RT Action Special)

On the other hand, the other puntastic offering here, Nacho Panzer, backed itself into a corner and failed to drum up much of a narrative beyond the high concept on offer. It was all a bit Regened.

I suggest these two properties get combined into Bluegenes 'n' Panzer and get their own team-up story in an upcoming special.

My first abstain - I don't care which of these goes through.

Prog / Re: Prog 2264 - Rush Hour!
« on: 19 January, 2022, 07:15:49 PM »
This will cheer you up.

I was watching the video, and trying to figure out what he's prepping in the kitchen. It seems to be inordinately large slices of fruit, some chopped carrots and a random mixture of perhaps butter and eggs.

What the fuck is he making?

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 19 January, 2022, 07:11:41 PM »
I had wondered if his bacta tank* was due to something that has yet to happen in the flashback sequences.

* I had to look it up.

Danzig's Inferno

Getting wildily off-topic, but I believe it's specifically James Ferman, long-time head of the BBFC, who had a problem with the word 'ninja' (automatica 18 rating for including that word in the title!). He also hated chainsaws, nunchuks and, I think, flick knives.

To his credit, there is soemthing about the appeal of certain weapons. I have a very vivid memory of seeing Face/Off while on holiday in Greece in 199whatever year it came out, and there's a scene that was definintely NOT in the UK version where evil John T shows his daughter a butterfly knife opening up - and it was just about the coolest thing I'd ever seen. I immediately wanted to buy one and stab all my friends.

(All of which is less funny than an epsiode of Low Life, but more interesting than an episode of Nemesis and Snoozelock)

Interesting - thanks.

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