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Messages - Steve Green

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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 06 March, 2020, 10:53:46 PM »

News / Re: Planet Replicas - Carlos Ezquerra Signature Edition Lawgiver.
« on: 24 February, 2020, 06:52:17 PM »
Cheers, there are a few things planned, but no idea on timescales yet.

News / Re: Planet Replicas - Carlos Ezquerra Signature Edition Lawgiver.
« on: 24 February, 2020, 01:15:13 PM »
Great, I'm glad to see we're in the final stretch of these.

I'd asked Dan to e-mail out with estimates for the remaining orders, as people were asking on facebook and I don't have access to orders, as I just handle facebook as a favour while Dan's in the workshop.

Apologies for them taking longer than expected.

Film & TV / Re: About Those New Film Studios
« on: 22 February, 2020, 12:22:30 PM »
I just think it's a little unfair on them - still a terrible name though, most people would be unaware of Kangaroo, so just think they're being reactive and late to the game.

It wasn't their fault that someone but the mockers on it before it had a chance to fly.

Whether it would have made any difference/slowed the rise of Netflix is debatable - and the same for Netflix's long-term survival too.

Amazon's service is more of a bonus, whether people think of that as a recurring streaming cost like Netflix or Disney+, I don't know.

Film & TV / Re: About Those New Film Studios
« on: 22 February, 2020, 11:57:12 AM »
The Kid Who Would be King wasn't Netflix, it was Fox.

Re:Britbox being 'late to the party' - the BBC/C4/ITV tried to develop a similar VOD service in 2008, back when Netflix were posting DVDs.


Competition regulators said they couldn't and the rest is history.

Film & TV / Re: About Those New Film Studios
« on: 22 February, 2020, 09:13:16 AM »
Just because something's been announced, it doesn't mean it's imminent or ever likely to happen.

There's a theme park in Kent that's been trying to get off the ground for 8 years - Paramount pulled out of the consortium, then were sort of back in allowing use of their IP...

Now currently scheduled to start construction next year.


As for the content.

Physical media has peaked, we're in the middle of a fight over streaming services, with companies booking out studio space to produce content, and new film/tv studios built to fill that shortage.

I think the bigger worry is what happens if one company 'wins' or there is a major crash/bubble bursts and we're left with lots of sheds that no-one wants to (or can afford to) use.

I don't watch much sci-fi/fantasy stuff these days, even though I have Netflix and Amazon Prime there's too much to wade through.

Obviously there's a market for it, but how long that can be sustained, who knows.

Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 21 February, 2020, 08:30:50 PM »
Assuming planning permission goes as planned...

There's also a proposed studio near Bicester - not sure what stage that's at.


Games / Re: GearVR, Oculus Rift etc.
« on: 14 February, 2020, 05:49:52 PM »
I know what you mean.

I got a little more used to it over time, but the combination of lack of peripheral vision and things getting up in your face is pretty unnerving even with relatively crude graphics.

There's a Face Your Fears which is pretty much the Birds with zombie crows attacking you in a phone box, that's pretty intense.

General / Re: 2000 AD ART STARS - JUDGE DEATH
« on: 11 February, 2020, 06:43:50 PM »
Sorry to hear you're moving on from the art comp, Owen.

Best of luck with whatever's next!



General / Re: Mega City block names
« on: 09 February, 2020, 02:46:58 PM »
I've often wondered if anyone has ever made a list of every named Mega City block in the Dredd strip. It seems to me that they don't appear as often as they used to.

Someone did a book of all the locations, but it's out of print, and a few years old now.


General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 08 February, 2020, 04:13:32 PM »

The hardback of the original series was going cheap when they were clearing stocks of old stuff a few years ago.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 07 February, 2020, 10:42:02 AM »
And Spikes Harvey Rotten calls the new Quasar bikes 'Q-bikes' in the Cursed Earth...

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 04 February, 2020, 07:53:23 AM »
Commissioned by Rick McCallum as proof of concept apparently.

And an in-depth article about the Mandalorian tech.


Film & TV / Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« on: 03 February, 2020, 10:58:30 AM »
Yeah, I did wonder, but it might be considered as letting Starfleet off the hook, and a one-off from season 1 might be a bit niche to string a series around.

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