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Leigh S

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Doctor Who Filming reveals 2000AD connection (SPOILERS)
« on: 07 June, 2022, 01:57:26 PM »
So Beep the Meep and the Wrarth Warriors appear to have been seen on location filming for RTD and Tennant's (first) Specia'

Very conflicted on that.  Those Mills Wagner Gibbons stories are the reason Iam still a comics fan to this day, so seeing them become "real" is nice - seeing them rewrite them out of my own head cannon, possibly less so!

For me, the Weekly strips are a far superior season 18 to the one we got on screen....

Interested in Mills reaction!


Thoughts?

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Re: Doctor Who Filming reveals 2000AD connection (SPOILERS)
« Reply #1 on: 07 June, 2022, 02:34:38 PM »
Don't forget that Abslom Daak made a very brief appearance on TV (think it was on a screen in Time Heist).  If memory serves they used a Steve Dillon pic as a mugshot.

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« Reply #2 on: 07 June, 2022, 02:36:30 PM »
Don't forget that Abslom Daak made a very brief appearance on TV (think it was on a screen in Time Heist).  If memory serves they used a Steve Dillon pic as a mugshot.

Yup - about half way down blog post (the image in the blog can be embiggened).

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« Reply #3 on: 07 June, 2022, 04:17:20 PM »
Be nice if they gave Dogbolter a shot on TV, considering his semi-regular status on the BF audios. He was always a fun, if somewhat flat, villain to read.

No chance of seeing Deaths Head on screen so I wont even ask LMAO.

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« Reply #4 on: 07 June, 2022, 05:14:11 PM »
I'd like to see Frobisher.
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Re: Doctor Who Filming reveals 2000AD connection (SPOILERS)
« Reply #5 on: 07 June, 2022, 10:14:46 PM »
During most of his seasons, RTD would do a story or two which was an adaption of a Who story from other media - books, CDs or annuals - often producing some of the better stories.

I totally agree with you Leigh that the comic adventures we got in 80/81 were better than the telly ones - in fact I'd suggest, with the odd exception,  that the magazine tales were better from then right up to the demise of the classic series. I always thought some of the comics would have been great tales to expand - especially the ones by Mills/Wagner, Parkhouse or Morrison.

Beep the Meep has got the potential to be a great tv character: the anti-baby-Yoda. If I have any reservations about the transition it's that Beep doesn't look round enough (too humanoid) in the blurry photos and that alien invasions on the streets of contemporary London got overdone and then some under RTD.

I'd also second the call for Frobisher and Dogbolt. Perhaps we could have one episode set in the comic universe so we can get all of them: Frobisher, Dogbolt, Abslom Daak. Professor Asimov.