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Re: Prog 2250 - Get zapped to the future with the Galaxy's Greatest Comic
« Reply #45 on: 28 September, 2021, 09:31:09 AM »
A character chiselled from a solid block of Deeply Irritating.
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Re: Prog 2250 - Get zapped to the future with the Galaxy's Greatest Comic
« Reply #46 on: 28 September, 2021, 10:06:19 AM »
It's seeming to me that where the real star of Judge Dredd is often Mega-City One, the real star of Anderson could be the rest of Psi-Division (and supernatural adversaries).

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Re: Prog 2250 - Get zapped to the future with the Galaxy's Greatest Comic
« Reply #47 on: 28 September, 2021, 10:07:38 AM »
The JD strip can get away with it since we get this every week whereas Anderson we can maybe once  a year
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Re: Prog 2250 - Get zapped to the future with the Galaxy's Greatest Comic
« Reply #48 on: 28 September, 2021, 01:56:10 PM »
A character chiselled from a solid block of Deeply Irritating.
Like, wholly. </scrubsselfcleanwithbleach>

Probably why she's only used in cameo - although I can be proven wrong if a new series of Janus launches next quarter.


The JD strip can get away with it since we get this every week whereas Anderson we can maybe once  a year

Seems like one solution is to run Anderson more regularly.

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I'm not really following the argument that Anderson is all used up as a character, any more than (say) Dredd, or Slaine, or Alpha. Or Janus. *cough*
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Re: Prog 2250 - Get zapped to the future with the Galaxy's Greatest Comic
« Reply #49 on: 28 September, 2021, 02:30:25 PM »
I do recall the sub-divisions like Fortean Events but didn't remember witches / spellcasters at all, my bad if so.

It's not made explicit, but presumably Falzon's the current head of the Department of the Supernatural. We saw a lot of these guys during the Half-Life arc; Chief Fauster manipulated Cass and his own hapless stooge Gistane (like Falzon, a Justice Department witch) into releasing the Half-life virus on the city as part of a misguided attempt to achieve immortality.
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Re: Prog 2250 - Get zapped to the future with the Galaxy's Greatest Comic
« Reply #50 on: 29 September, 2021, 10:53:31 AM »
I'm not really following the argument that Anderson is all used up as a character, any more than (say) Dredd, or Slaine, or Alpha

Maybe they need to ditch all this portentous stuff and write her in a knockabout style like Pandora Perfect. I mean that was her original schtick back in the first two Judge Death stories.

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Re: Prog 2250 - Get zapped to the future with the Galaxy's Greatest Comic
« Reply #51 on: 13 November, 2021, 02:25:52 PM »
Very late to the party but I thought that was a cracking prog where every strip had something in it to float my boat.

I think when I end up seven weeks behind it's probably a reflection on the previous run of stories rather than the current ones starting. So I am looking forward to devouring this lot of tales in a concentrated burst.
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Re: Prog 2250 - Get zapped to the future with the Galaxy's Greatest Comic
« Reply #52 on: 13 November, 2021, 04:34:03 PM »
As a loyal, fellow Squaxx, Tiplodocus, I feel duty-bound to remind you to take all of the necessary precautions against Thrill-Power Overload.  :)

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Re: Prog 2250 - Get zapped to the future with the Galaxy's Greatest Comic
« Reply #53 on: 22 December, 2021, 11:46:08 PM »
Hallelujah! It’s the APNIAMOFJOP*. Although being a digital subscriber pleb, I haven’t got mine yet.

But on the subject of APNIAMOFJOPs, does anyone have a favourite APNIAMOFJOP from the many APNIAMOFJOPS there have been throughout the years? When was the first modern-day APNIAMOFJOP? I bet Funt Solo knows. And if I keep writing APNIAMOFJOP can I make APNIAMOFJOP the canonical term for APNIAMOFJOPS?

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Re: Prog 2250 - Get zapped to the future with the Galaxy's Greatest Comic
« Reply #54 on: 23 December, 2021, 04:58:15 PM »
This has made me so happy 😁- an early Christmas prez! Thanks Funt and your wonderful data scraping

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Re: Prog 2250 - Get zapped to the future with the Galaxy's Greatest Comic
« Reply #55 on: 23 December, 2021, 05:15:43 PM »
Of course APNIAMOFJOPs are, at the moment, an Autumnal affair, reflecting the New Season time of the year in TV-land. This works because there are usually 50 progs per year…

…except when the year begins on a Wednesday, or if the year begins on a Tuesday and is also a leap year. Then there are 51 progs. Which means the APNIAMOFJOP creeps a week earlier one year out a 7 for the former reason, and one year out of 28 for the latter. Which equates to 5 out of 28 years I think, on average. So one day the APNIAMOFJOP will be in the summer. Although it will likely be a long time coming.

Well, I’m glad that’s sorted.