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Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« Reply #45 on: 22 September, 2022, 04:12:46 PM »
I wonder if Kenneth Niemand asked Gordon Rennie and Dan Abnett for Harry Absalom and Finny's dialogue?

Also, I notice Henry Flint snuck in a zombie Torquemada. I think that's the first time since the Pat spat that a Millsverse character has been depicted in the prog (not counting generic things like dinosaurs). I wonder if Flint got the memo..?

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Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« Reply #46 on: 22 September, 2022, 04:16:58 PM »
Also, I notice Henry Flint snuck in a zombie Torquemada. I think that's the first time since the Pat spat that a Millsverse character has been depicted in the prog (not counting generic things like dinosaurs).

Zombie Slaine? Zombie Ukko? Zombie Ro-jaws?
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Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« Reply #47 on: 22 September, 2022, 04:44:24 PM »
There was a Zombie Slaine in the meg or rather you could figure it out that the zombie with an axe was indeed Slaine.
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Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« Reply #48 on: 22 September, 2022, 04:51:03 PM »
Given how some folks argue Sláine doddered on for years after his prime, it’d be quite funny if his last appearance in the Prog was as a zombie.

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Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« Reply #49 on: 22 September, 2022, 05:58:06 PM »
Zombie Slaine? Zombie Ukko? Zombie Ro-jaws?

Bah, of course. Is that Dan Dare in front of Ro-Jaws? Think I can see a hint of curly eyebrow

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Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« Reply #50 on: 22 September, 2022, 07:08:33 PM »
It's interesting to see more experimentation with trying to thematically tie in all strips in the prog and the meg.  Given attempts in recent specials it is arguably a bit of a gamble.

Did it work?  Well, the inter-dimensional cluster-flob was arguably a better hook than the "planet Earth is out to get the human race" hook from a recent SF special.  The rather poorly-regarded Judgement Day epic does actually provide one of the better rationales here.

I would agree with the idea that the scenario did present significant challenges for some writers over others. One or two episodes across the two volumes barely merited more than a 'flick n follow.'  That said, nothing was so dire as to qualify for offensive (whereas some of the American offerings of recent years can leave you wanting to gouge out eyes and brain matter).

Overall though there was more positive than negative.  As an anniversary event it worked well for my money.

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Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« Reply #51 on: 22 September, 2022, 07:49:38 PM »
It was great. Silly, fun, great.


And almost as enjoyable is everyone here trying to figure out continuity in multiverses. Kinda missing the whole point of multiverses….

I heard there’s even a multiverse where Evans the Fist is married to Lynn Truss. Shudder. Zombie Lynn Truss, natch.
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Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« Reply #52 on: 22 September, 2022, 11:08:46 PM »
I heard there's even a multiverse where the Prime Minster is called Lynn Truss

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Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« Reply #53 on: 23 September, 2022, 07:32:01 AM »
I heard there's even a multiverse where the Prime Minster is called Lynn Truss

Even one where there’s a Bojo Truss but at least Evans is buried where wagner left him.
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Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« Reply #54 on: 23 September, 2022, 12:49:56 PM »
Zombies aren’t really my thing but this was brilliantly done and great fun throughout.

Made a lovely change from the norm as well. Fantastic prog!

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Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« Reply #55 on: 23 September, 2022, 04:50:57 PM »
Highly enjoyable hokum, well done all involved!!
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Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« Reply #56 on: 25 September, 2022, 09:07:25 AM »
This review covers the Meg as well as the Prog.

I didn’t find it particularly engaging - as a “what if?” I found there was no jeopardy. And I guessed the outcome well before the end. Some of the individual segments seem to end too quickly. It actually felt more like a Regened Prog to me.

The parts with Johnny Alpha just didn’t have the same feeling as classic Strontium Dog.

So overall it was no more than ok.

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Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« Reply #57 on: 25 September, 2022, 11:07:49 PM »
I enjoyed the prog and the artists chosen to do the old school strips really did them justice.Not really one for buying the prog these days but his lured me back and next weeks is looking good.