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I suppose there's also Where's Wally? (Although, in the US it's called Where's Waldo?)

Things I never tire of telling Americans: that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was censored to Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in the UK because of a moral panic about the yoof getting tooled up.

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 18 January, 2022, 09:58:38 PM »
I highly recommend The French Connection - it's a properly gritty 70s cop movie. As for realism - the car chase was fairly criminal - the people on the road are real pedestrians on uncleared streets, and the director is filming from the back seat.

I'm a bit of a heathen and have never understood the appeal of Bullitt. I'm probably spoiled by everything that it inspired.


Boba Fett. [Staying on topic, here.]

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 18 January, 2022, 07:00:16 PM »
I'm enjoying it - more so because it's now a dad-daughter event show that we watch together. The bikes were a bit out of place, design-wise - but she didn't care because she's never heard of Quadrophenia. The lead biker is female and kick-ass, and that's what's important to mini-Solo.

As for not seeing the attraction of movie car chases ... maybe you're watching the wrong movies, JBC? No love for The Italian Job's minis through Paris? How about the too-real car vs. el-train in The French Connection? The entirety of Fury Road? The Blues Brothers cop pile-up? T2's truck vs. motorbike? The opening sequence of Baby Driver?

Prog / Re: Prog 2264 - Rush Hour!
« on: 18 January, 2022, 05:04:17 PM »
Given how gaga people were for Abba when I was at uni in the mid-1990s and given how gaga people still are for Abba today, I imagine that’s the least unlikely aspect of that entire strip.

That's incredibly depressing.

This will cheer you up.

The Out wouldn't have had the same hook with the readership if they'd instead chosen a song from thousands of years in our future, in an alien language, and only interpreted through pheromones. [Insert clip of future-music from Buck Rogers here.]

Leatherjack was fine, if a bit silly (giant scissors as the spaceships of old ladies).

Chiaroscuro was on a higher plane of existence.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 17 January, 2022, 04:15:40 PM »
They're also punting a "Don't worry! Boris is going to get to the bottom of this!" line.

(Which, yes, is more scapegoating.)

Two gladiators battle it out! Madoc Blade vs. Black Hawk!

Blackhawk yells "Look out, Madoc - there's a Kraakhan Fear-Beast behind you!" Madoc, rather dim-witted, glances around, leaving the way open for Blackhawk to skewer him through his mouth grille. As his life blood pumps out onto the stadium floor, his motorized pizza-cutters grind slowly to a stop.

Ghordle and, indeed, mardle.

With Max Normal, I struggled to withstand the rapid fire chitter-chatter: not light, not a smatter, but rather the latter. My vote, note it's not rote, flies high for Lilly Mackenzie.

Prog / Re: Prog 2264 - Rush Hour!
« on: 16 January, 2022, 06:19:05 AM »
Kingmaker ... I did however struggle with the storytelling and it took me a couple of passes to get what was going on. This isn't something I associate with Leigh Gallagher's art so that really surprised me. Was it just me?

It wasn't just you. I really enjoy Kingmaker but I couldn't make head nor tail of that fight sequence. From "KILL HIM!" on the second page to "HE'S GONE!" on the fourth, I don't have a good sense of how the battle played out. Oh, wait - I think I have it now! Yeah - the guy he headbutt's he then uses as a meat-shield, before chucking it into the evil guy's exploding magic ball of doom, which takes the brunt of the blast.

How nature dude then manages to bugger off and get to the insect ship is glossed over.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 14 January, 2022, 09:43:15 PM »
If you're not a Tory minion, this happens:

If you are a Tory minion, this happens:

Tory scum. Gaslighting the nation.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 14 January, 2022, 03:35:00 PM »
If you want to read the [paywalled articles], just use a 12ft ladder...

I love that.

General / Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Round two
« on: 14 January, 2022, 03:30:28 PM »
AlexF - that is some fine, fine work.

Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 14 January, 2022, 03:24:21 PM »
Nobody should ever announce anything until it's entirely 100% complete. That goes for humans, as well - so, if your brain hasn't fully formed yet, you shouldn't be posting. Just FYI.

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