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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 28 July, 2022, 09:33:55 AM »
Bernard Cribbins: Doctor Who and Wombles star dies aged 93 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-62330478

Prog / Re: Prog 2292 - United Front
« on: 27 July, 2022, 08:47:08 PM »
The time shifting in Dredd is annoying. Coming to the prog fresh each week, how am I meant to know exactly how ‘20 days after hack’ relates to the ‘present’ or indeed other scenes we saw last week. I shouldn’t have to flick between progs to figure out what’s going on when. The story is great otherwise, I just don’t think we need this.

And can someone remind me who Domino is. I know we’ve seen her before. Is she a sov agent or something?


Spurrier had created a Black Ops Division in his Dredd strips: a morally dubious outfit who were raised to worship the city as the “God-City” and carry out their work unthinkingly. Dredd had run afoul of their operative Domino Blank-One.

References - 2000 AD prog 1482 and Judge Dredd Megazine #245

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 14 July, 2022, 11:07:21 PM »
Ivana Trump, née Zelníčková, the controversial former US President and businessman’s first wife and mother of his three eldest kids, the Czech-American businesswoman, media personality, fashion designer, author, and model has sadly passed away today, aged just 73, after being found unconscious and unresponsive at her New York.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 09 July, 2022, 04:03:19 PM »
Gregory Itzin, Character Actor Who Played Villainous President on ‘24,’ Dies at 74

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 09 July, 2022, 03:50:18 PM »
Twin Peaks and Electric Dreams actor, Lenny von Dohlen, at aged 63:

Film & TV / Re: Ridley Scott's New Alien TV Series?
« on: 05 July, 2022, 01:03:39 PM »
Well, there's been a bit of a run around concerning this franchise, so here's the latest blurb.


Giant Freakin’ Robot are more of a gossip website, than a reliable, trustworthy news site now and hardly anyone takes them seriously anymore. Just sayin’!!

Film & TV / Re: Stranger Things 4 *SPOILERS*
« on: 04 July, 2022, 09:05:51 PM »
The Duffer Brothers say they will begin writing the final season of Stranger Things  in August.


The Duffer Brothers say that Will is going to have a big part and focus in the final season of Stranger Things


The Duffer Brothers say the final season of Stranger Things  will be shorter than Season 4.

“We don't want it to be 13 hours. We're aiming for more like 10 hours or something.”


Prog / Re: Prog 2287: Grinders Keepers!
« on: 22 June, 2022, 12:56:02 AM »
Things go wrong in Skip Tracer and I realise in the final frame there’s a big reveal, but I’ve no idea who these people are.

Skip Tracer this is inoffensive without being engaging. I think I know who that is at the end?

I recognise Anime Girl from an earlier story but goodness knows who Pointy Ears is. It says a lot that despite running to so many episodes, Skip Tracer hasn't ever really managed to build a memorable supporting cast, further cementing it's position as a bit of a non-classic.

Skip Tracer well its a decent episode again and I recognise the popstar from the previous story when Skip T was her bodyguard and I kinda get tingles about the other reveal, but nothing springs to mind. This is fine so far.

The lady on the right is Nerin Tan, part of the anti-Consociation Children of Fury resistance group that was introduced in “Louder Than Bombs” (Prog 2111-2122).
The girl on the left is India Sumner, the famous pop star who’s manager was trying to kill so he’d become extremely wealthy.
Both were introduced in “Hyperballad”, that ran in Prog 2200-2209
The “Highness” that they’re referring to is presumably the then-unnamed Crown Princess of San Helios, who was kidnapped by the Consociation in the very first story, “Heavy is the Head”, way back in Prog 2081-2089.

Brink - for years I thought the Mercury Event was actually the disappearance of the planet, which seemed an unbelievable thing to happen, and therefore maybe the space gods actually did exist. We learn this week that it’s actually (just) the habs and other infrastructure in the vicinity of the planet. This makes much more sense, even if it remains unexplained. I can’t believe I was that dumb!

I think we were kinda meant to think that weren't we? I was never sure as it left that element of doubt but it was certainly explicity said as if that (the planet going) was what had happened. I think to leave that massive question about the scale of things we were dealing with. To allow the thought of the elder gods actually existing t creep in.

Don't think it was daft it all. Think it was following the intent of the story and is a great example of the genius of the strip to leave us so befuddle and then strip things away with a simple reveal.

Likewise, thought the “Mercury Event” referred to the destruction of the planet rather than any nearby space station as well.

I ordered the 45th Anniversary Print Bundle (as you do) and so far, I’ve gotten them all apart from this one. So the question remains… Has anyone received theirs yet through the post…?

General / Subscription help - Still no sign of Prog 2283
« on: 07 June, 2022, 02:18:49 PM »
Been waiting more than a week for the issue to turn up, 2284 turned up on the following Tuesday though still no sign of the previous week’s Prog. Tried phoning the subscription helpline, only to find no-one answering and  to be told from an automated message that the inbox is full. I’ve emailed them last week and yet to receive a reply.

What can I do…? Can someone please help me?

News / Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« on: 19 May, 2022, 04:28:09 PM »
It has finally arrived and is even bigger & heavier than I first thought!!!

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 18 May, 2022, 12:43:37 AM »
Actress, screenwriter and director Kay Mellor, known for Fat Friends, The Syndicate, Girlfriends and Band of Gold, has died aged 71.


News / Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« on: 11 May, 2022, 04:30:20 PM »
Please tell me how long you think I should wait for my parcel(s)…?

News / Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« on: 11 May, 2022, 02:09:57 PM »
Still a no-show with the postie. What shall I do…? :(

News / Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« on: 10 May, 2022, 04:49:32 PM »
Still waiting for my copy, hopefully it’ll arrive tomorrow. If not… :(

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