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Re: This weeks Dredd v. Aliens.......
« Reply #15 on: 08 February, 2003, 07:23:39 PM »
Dredd is obviously getting knocked about the noggin quite a bit, as he seems to think this is the same ALIEN he clobbered in the warehouse.

I think boing would only work one ALIEN at a time, if there were multiple ALIENS, they could damage each other, and the acid would do the rest.

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Re: This weeks Dredd v. Aliens.......
« Reply #16 on: 08 February, 2003, 08:00:25 PM »
if no one has read this months previews and wants ths story to surprise them do not read what is coming in a bout

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Re: This weeks Dredd v. Aliens.......
« Reply #17 on: 09 February, 2003, 12:34:33 AM »
Yeah but who was responsible for the "shonkiness"?

Diggle or Wagner?  Is this evidence of the story being written for a slightly different audience?


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Re: This weeks Dredd v. Aliens.......
« Reply #18 on: 09 February, 2003, 05:53:04 PM »
I believe 'shonky' is an Ozzy expression, meaning "well dodgy", "a bit cack", "tacky-as-hell" or indeed "very shit."  Mate.  They seem to say it on Neighbours every time someone does a botched repair-job leading to the inevitable Ramsey-street roadkill incidents that seem to happen every other week.  "Musta binna shonky mechanic, mate!  Strewth!" etc etc

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Re: This weeks Dredd v. Aliens.......
« Reply #19 on: 09 February, 2003, 09:06:53 PM »
'Let's not forget this is the same Dredd who once yelled, "Drokk! Mean Machine Angel on a divebutt!" as Mean plummeted head-first towards him.'
What about the time the first Giant was trying to dispose of a bomb on a five second fuse, and gave a detailed spoken account of each second that ticked away and how urgent the situation was becoming.
If he only kept this up, he might have survived the Block Mania crisis:
'Orlok's bullet - coming towards me! Only got a fraction of a second to react - gotta dive out of the way!'
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Re: This weeks Dredd v. Aliens.......
« Reply #20 on: 09 February, 2003, 09:40:38 PM »
For me the one thing I have found suprising is that it's almost entirely been an action strip with none of the brooding horror and tension I associate with the orignal.  Then again, I feel we are still in Phase 1 of the story and the second has yet to arrive.

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Re: This weeks Dredd v. Aliens.......
« Reply #21 on: 09 February, 2003, 10:51:30 PM »
How many issues is it running for? My guesstimate is til the mid/end of April considering its gonna be run as a four part US edition- plenty of time for brooding horror and tension. Enjoying it so far...

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Re: This weeks Dredd v. Aliens.......
« Reply #22 on: 10 February, 2003, 12:13:47 AM »
12 weeks isn't it?

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Re: This weeks Dredd v. Aliens.......
« Reply #23 on: 10 February, 2003, 01:08:37 AM »
>>plenty of time for brooding horror and tension. Enjoying it so far...

It would be a very oddly-paced story that's all action for almost its first half, and then gets all brooding horror on us.  It usually works the other way round.

Paul wants Alien, when what he's getting so far is Aliens.  To be honest, I think most of the tension and brooding horror of the Aliens franchise has been milked out of it for every drop it's worth.  It worked in Alien, when we didn't even know what the thing looked like for most of the film or what it was really all about.  Three films and umpteen comic book spin-offs and novels later, we know just about everything we need to know about the Aliens, so how much horror/tension can you get out of yet another chestburster scene etc?


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Re: This weeks Dredd v. Aliens.......
« Reply #24 on: 10 February, 2003, 01:20:38 AM »
so how much horror/tension can you get out of yet another chestburster scene etc?

Well it'd certainly have been different if had burst out of a little kid stood in the queue of of a Hottie stand instead of an adult stupid enough to stick his head over one of the eggs, which is usually the way they first appear.