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News / Re: Battle Action returns as original graphic novel.
« on: 13 January, 2022, 11:46:31 AM »
Garth. Garth. GARTH.

Garth baby.

Not only can you write your own cheque on this, we'll even reprint Sleeze 'n' Ryder as a deal sweetener.

< Flashes 80's sleazy exec smile >


Pretty sure Garth disowned Sleaze’n’Ryder a long, long time ago.

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General / Re: Megazine cover of the Year 2021 RESULTS.
« on: 03 January, 2022, 10:23:40 PM »
They’re certainly all better and bolder choices than the super-generic one that won the official 2000AD page poll.

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 23 December, 2021, 11:44:51 AM »
I shouldn't be such a cynic at Christmas, but that sounds like a bit of retconning of the facts to me; given that he never mentioned that reason before the book.

It’s total retconning, to bolster his “I really invented Dredd” gaslighting of today.

Pat’s Dredd was the most heroic Dredd we ever got. Knowing what we know about his schooldays, does it sound likely he’d name a hero after his old school?

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 22 December, 2021, 12:54:15 AM »
TIL that in 1970 the US Govt enacted the RICO act: the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
Could this have been an influence in naming a certain clone?

More likely Wagner was influenced by the relationship between Rico and Joe in Little Caesar (1931).

You’re barking up the wrong tree.  These are Pat Mills names.

Death Game 1999 - the Rollerball rip-off from the Mills-edited Action comic. The protagonist was called Joe….and his antagonist (a very proto-2000AD unkillable cyborg) was called Rico.

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Prog / Re: Subversive?
« on: 19 December, 2021, 04:46:37 PM »
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There's are few things less punk rock that a bunch of old gits telling the kids what punk is.  "It was better in my day" bah.

Thank goodness there aren't any 2000AD creators who - two decades into the 21st century - keep on telling you how punk rock their work is...

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 16 December, 2021, 11:28:51 PM »
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I'm starting to struggle a little making sense of how these decisions are being arrived at.

The people making these decisions have the sales data on previous or similar books, and you don’t.

HTH.

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Film & TV / Re: What The Flux?
« on: 11 December, 2021, 11:39:05 AM »
How many times has the entire race of daleks been wiped out now?

Not to worry, because a few minutes after we saw them totally wiped out for the third or fourth time in TV continuity, we see them back again in the New Year episode trailer.

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 09 December, 2021, 04:50:59 PM »
As blatant plagiarism cases go, it’s a slam dunk.  They change the names of people and places - Count Dracula = Graf Orlok, Whitby = ‘Wisborg’ - but it’s basically the same story.

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 09 December, 2021, 04:39:10 PM »
Oh yeah! I hadn't put two and two together there.

Didn't they get sued by Bram Stoker's estate?

Yes.  Stoker’s widow won the case and the German courts ordered all prints of the film
be destroyed.

Luckily for film history, enough of them survived.

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Film & TV / Re: What The Flux?
« on: 08 December, 2021, 08:08:05 PM »
I recall Chibnall’s sense of logic was summed up way back, with that episode that featured spiders as foes. The Doctor had a go at someone with a gun, but the end result was that the spiders, rather than being humanely killed, would instead starve to death, after having spent a lot of time eating each other.

I keep on going back to that as well.  The whole episode is Prime Chibnall, i.e. stupid as hell (a Trump straw man stand-in opens his new global showpiece luxury hotel…..in Sheffield) and his Doctor gets to be all morally superior while very clearly doing something completely stupid.

If she cared about the spiders so much, couldn’t she have used the Tardis to transport them to, like, a planet overrun with giant flies?  I mean, how hard would it have been to fix that resolution with one semi-amusing line?

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Film & TV / Re: What The Flux?
« on: 07 December, 2021, 09:34:23 AM »
I think a showrunner can work - if you have a writer's room. Things like Breaking Bad or the Sopranos worked because they had many writers working on various episodes. Those writers would then feed back on everyone else's scripts with the showrunner steering the direction of the show.
What we had on Who these past seasons was Chibnall writing the majority of the episodes with what feels like nobody there to tell him what was a good or bad idea.

I believe union rules hobble the idea of a US-model writers room in UK TV.  Which is why no-one's really yet managed to do it.

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Film & TV / Re: What The Flux?
« on: 07 December, 2021, 09:31:54 AM »
I didn't bother to watch it this week, after the crappy episode last week.

They might as well just cancel this series now, it's run its course.

“Hello, BBC? Yeah, can you cancel Doctor Who? A bloke on the internet says he can’t be bothered watching anymore.”

Imagine having the audacity to voice my opinion on the internet! I'll just throw my iPhone in the bin.

No. You said you couldn't be bothered watching anymore, and they should cancel the show. Does that really seem like a reasonable thing to say?

I mean, I thought that finale was utter gibberish - and this is an opinion i can give because I actually watched it - but it wouldn't occur to me to say other people still enjoying it should be denied their enjoyment.

And the BBC clearly don't think its run its course, since they're giving it a whole new incoming lease of life with the return of RTD.

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Film & TV / Re: What The Flux?
« on: 06 December, 2021, 08:32:39 PM »
I didn't bother to watch it this week, after the crappy episode last week.

They might as well just cancel this series now, it's run its course.

“Hello, BBC? Yeah, can you cancel Doctor Who? A bloke on the internet says he can’t be bothered watching anymore.”

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Film & TV / Re: Accident Man 2
« on: 02 December, 2021, 07:25:19 PM »
The whole Luke Kirby thing -claiming he avoided signing the contract that, as an editor, he made his freelancers sign; trying to completely deny the artist any rights as co-creator - tells you everything you need to know about Alan McKenzie.

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Film & TV / Re: Accident Man 2
« on: 02 December, 2021, 08:06:03 AM »
Great. Will Martin Emond be getting his rightful credit on this one, or will Accident Man again uniquely be a comic character created by two writers without the involvement of a comic artist?

But what precisely was Emond's contribution (as a creator)?  If it was purely the visual appearance then it must be noted that the characters in the movie look significantly different to those in Toxic!, which would certainly explain the apparent snub.

You have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about, do you?

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