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The Enigmatic Dr X

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Giant bit of snot
« on: 29 April, 2003, 04:26:12 PM »
Whatever happened to The Mess? I haven't got round to re-reading the original ABC Warriors, but remember that the Mess was a big green blob in a jar. Not much of a killer robot.

Oh, and why does the news insist on calling the whit chemical suits NBC suits (nuclear, biological and chemical)? Surely ABC is much better, and not an advert for an AMerican news channel?

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Re: Giant bit of snot
« Reply #1 on: 29 April, 2003, 04:38:51 PM »
See Steelhorn in the current ABC warriors? Thats him that is.

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Re: Giant bit of snot
« Reply #2 on: 29 April, 2003, 04:44:59 PM »
How's that, then? The mess was a giant bit of snot. Bit of a Dalek thing - green blob in robot shell - is it?
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Re: Giant bit of snot
« Reply #3 on: 29 April, 2003, 04:58:53 PM »
Way back in the early progs Steelhorn was the perfect robot soldier, but he had enough of war and wanted to leave- The human commanders double crossed him, and because he was supposed to be indestructible they dropped him in molten lava(or something) He melted but wasnt destroyed-instead becoming a living 'snot' as you say.
Mongrol used to carry him around in a flask. Until recently the last we saw of him was when he entered the 'nervous system' of a huge robot on Mars, the name escapes me, and rendered the once clumsy giant into a pround warrior robot 'standing tall'(all very emotional at the time)
Steelhorn was re-intoduced recently in the War of the Worlds inspired ABC warriors tale- I think the planet Mars itself ressurrected him or something...have to check the back issues

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Re: Giant bit of snot
« Reply #4 on: 29 April, 2003, 05:02:45 PM »
"Surely ABC is much better, and not an advert for an AMerican news channel?"

Nope, it's still promoting an American TV channel.

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Re: Giant bit of snot
« Reply #5 on: 29 April, 2003, 05:03:38 PM »
"...a huge robot on Mars, the name escapes me"

It was Big George.
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Re: Giant bit of snot
« Reply #6 on: 29 April, 2003, 05:04:43 PM »
Not much of a killer robot? He took out a tyrannousaur in one go, smothering it in boiling metal, he did.

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Re: Giant bit of snot
« Reply #7 on: 29 April, 2003, 06:32:19 PM »
>Oh, and why does the news insist on calling the whit chemical suits NBC suits (nuclear, biological and chemical)? Surely ABC is much better, and not an advert for an AMerican news channel?

British protection gear has always come under the NBC heading. Generally we face nuclear weapons not atomic weapons, nuclear fall out as opposed to atomic fallout so its Nuclear Biological Chemical, ABC may sound better than NBC but anyone who knows anything about army acronyms will know that the army has never gone for the better sounding or easier to remember name.

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Re: Giant bit of snot
« Reply #8 on: 29 April, 2003, 06:55:10 PM »
I heard someone on telly using the ABC acronym for biological protection stuff. Maybe it was a 'mistake' from a reporter that reads 2000ad :o)
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Re: Giant bit of snot
« Reply #9 on: 29 April, 2003, 07:40:01 PM »
As has been said recently, what of poor Big George, what will become of him?

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Re: Giant bit of snot
« Reply #10 on: 29 April, 2003, 07:48:17 PM »
Poor George. I miss him, and his bickering brains.

It was a great full-page spread of them arguing, IIRC.

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Re: Giant bit of snot
« Reply #11 on: 29 April, 2003, 08:49:00 PM »
Beats me how people miss these things... Big George is dead.

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Re: Giant bit of snot
« Reply #12 on: 29 April, 2003, 09:19:03 PM »
Ok.What happened him, how do you know....?

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Re: Giant bit of snot
« Reply #13 on: 29 April, 2003, 10:34:18 PM »
Mars destroyed 'im for terraforming her. Which wasn't very nice.
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Re: Giant bit of snot
« Reply #14 on: 30 April, 2003, 12:00:30 AM »
what a bitch!