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FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 13 - Future Shocks vs 3rillers
« on: 28 September, 2022, 06:04:59 AM »
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What if we’d got the derby ties I always hoped for? The short form space filler has changed and while Future Shocks has had many imitators it still remains the single part staple of the Prog. 3riller is a new(ish) of the short form story. Expanding them for the modern era to 3 parts. Both often serve as try out but is the new format more to your taste?

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Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 13 - Future Shocks vs 3rillers
« Reply #1 on: 28 September, 2022, 06:13:30 AM »
Future Shocks all due to one dude with a beard
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Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 13 - Future Shocks vs 3rillers
« Reply #2 on: 28 September, 2022, 08:48:27 AM »
I think Future Shocks have run their course and the way forward is definitely 3rillers. But no 3riller can match the best Future Shocks from the classic period.

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Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 13 - Future Shocks vs 3rillers
« Reply #3 on: 28 September, 2022, 09:04:26 AM »
Future Shocks.
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Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 13 - Future Shocks vs 3rillers
« Reply #4 on: 28 September, 2022, 09:10:22 AM »
Future Shocks

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Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 13 - Future Shocks vs 3rillers
« Reply #5 on: 28 September, 2022, 10:29:12 AM »
Look, most 3rillers are miles better than most Future Shocks (Gunheadz is my fave, as good as any Future Shock). And more than a few have gone on to deliver great recurring characters (Survival Geeks, Saphir), who probably wouldn't get to prove themselves in single-episode format. But I'm not in love with that very format - I prefer the idea of self-contained stories in a single Prog, even if a lot of them end up sucking. It's one of the reasons why both Judge Dredd and Sinister Dexter are so welcome.

Future Shocks, no contest. I'm probably alone in thinking Vector 13 was the single best one-off story series the Prog has run...

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Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 13 - Future Shocks vs 3rillers
« Reply #6 on: 28 September, 2022, 10:44:04 AM »


I'm probably alone in thinking Vector 13 was the single best one-off story series the Prog has run...


You’re not alone, I really liked Vector 13!

Future Shocks.

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Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 13 - Future Shocks vs 3rillers
« Reply #7 on: 28 September, 2022, 11:28:53 AM »
Another vote for Vector 13, but otherwise Future Shocks.

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Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 13 - Future Shocks vs 3rillers
« Reply #8 on: 28 September, 2022, 04:45:00 PM »
Future Shocks
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Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 13 - Future Shocks vs 3rillers
« Reply #9 on: 28 September, 2022, 07:00:43 PM »
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Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 13 - Future Shocks vs 3rillers
« Reply #10 on: 30 September, 2022, 06:13:14 AM »
Just the day here. Get them votes in.

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Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 13 - Future Shocks vs 3rillers
« Reply #11 on: 30 September, 2022, 02:06:56 PM »
Honestly, I’m going for 3rillers. Future Shocks are vitally important and we’ve had many crackers. But we’ve also had a ton of filler. I want them to stay in the Prog, but also many of the recent ones have become thematically samey. 3rillers, meanwhile, has provided space for a Future Shock-style story to breathe and a means of backdoor series pilots for those that especially click.

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Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 13 - Future Shocks vs 3rillers
« Reply #12 on: 30 September, 2022, 02:58:47 PM »
For the wonderful and absolutely hilarious "Reefer Madness" alone, I'm giving my vote to 3rillers. Hands down, it is, without doubt, one of my favourite ever short strips published in Tooth's history.

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Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 13 - Future Shocks vs 3rillers
« Reply #13 on: 30 September, 2022, 03:00:12 PM »
For the wonderful and absolutely hilarious "Reefer Madness" alone, I'm giving my vote to 3rillers. Hands down, it is, without doubt, one of my favourite ever short strips published in Tooth's history.

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Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 13 - Future Shocks vs 3rillers
« Reply #14 on: 30 September, 2022, 05:05:09 PM »
D'oh!  :-[