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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1455 on: 26 October, 2021, 12:06:06 PM »
Robettes=Ronettes

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1456 on: 26 October, 2021, 01:00:11 PM »
Fort NEURO.

Yeah, I know.


As with many things in early Rogue Trooper, it takes a metaphorical (military) term and makes it literal: Fortress Europe.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1457 on: 18 November, 2021, 02:23:08 PM »
This may be my imagination but the last two syllables of Diaboliks may be a sweary pun. Though maybe it would only sound like one in a dublin accent.

I suppose there's only one board member who knows for sure...?
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1458 on: 18 November, 2021, 02:43:54 PM »

It was always Dire Bolix to me...

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Dive a little deeper - all is not as it seems. "Cyber pandemic" on the way. Devices to be "quarantined" (disconnected).

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1459 on: 25 November, 2021, 09:58:02 PM »
I just noticed that Ace Garp shows up as a giant idol in The Dead:

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1460 on: 06 December, 2021, 10:26:26 AM »
GIs and Dolls was obviously a reference to Guys And Dolls

In the same era of Rogue, all the following are titles I wouldn't have recognised at the time, as I hadn't come across the original being referenced:
  • All Hell on the Dix-I Front
  • Frisco Fog
  • From Hell to Eternity
  • Gasbah
  • M for Murder
  • To the Ends of Nu-Earth
also Venus Bluegenes

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1461 on: 06 December, 2021, 12:55:07 PM »
it was a few years after reading Robo Hunter: The Sound Of Music I realised who Sir Oswald Modroid was based on

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1462 on: 09 December, 2021, 12:05:16 PM »
I found out yesterday that Orlok was the name of the vampire in Nosferatu.   
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1463 on: 09 December, 2021, 12:10:49 PM »
Oh yeah! I hadn't put two and two together there.

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

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« Reply #1464 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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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1465 on: 09 December, 2021, 04:44:41 PM »
DDT did a job on me

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1466 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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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1467 on: 16 December, 2021, 10:25:12 AM »
"Stop the World, I want to get on!"

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1468 on: 19 December, 2021, 09:43:46 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?

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1469 on: 22 December, 2021, 12:27:13 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).