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Messages - GordonR

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Necronauts ... predates League of Extraorindary Gentlemen, even, doesn't it?

Apparently not. LoEG is 1999, Necronauts is 2000. (Publication-wise, any road.)

A version of Necronauts was announced by Tundra Comics in 1992.  It was the exact same concept, but would have been a lesser story than the one that saw print 8 years later in the prog.

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Film & TV / Re: New Doctor Who Picked.
« on: 10 May, 2022, 04:05:29 PM »

I was recently watching some classic Who as a man struggled with some green painted bubble wrap on his arm - it was fantastic! 

'The Ark in Space' is my guess for that one - things have rather moved on!

I do wonder if Dan O'Bannon ever saw this story.

Ex-BBC man Ridley Scott would be a much safer bet…

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Film & TV / Re: Dr Who: Legend of the Sea Devils
« on: 20 April, 2022, 11:39:06 AM »
Doctor:  "Yaz, you're the most amazing person I've ever met!"

When did this happen? Was there an entire series or two we missed when Yaz became not just interesting, but the most amazing person a 2000 year-old time traveller has ever met?

You can't just have one character tell us how amazing someone is. You have to have invested in actually showing it.


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Hookjaw because of how much it seemed to wind up the Cornish racist contingent of the readership at the time.
“It was different from the black and white strips about a shark eating people that I read in the 1970s! WAAAHHHH!”

His main objection was that it was ‘unrealistic’ because one of the characters in it was a POC, and (true enough) Cornwall has a tiny non-white population.

Weirdly, he didn’t complain the magic ghost shark was unrealistic, and not a real thing.  Just the black character.

He then went on to moan about wokeness just before he was shown the door by the group mod.

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Hookjaw because of how much it seemed to wind up the Cornish racist contingent of the readership at the time.

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Events / Re: BHP Glasgow Comic Con 4 June drinkies?
« on: 05 April, 2022, 11:21:13 AM »
Is this event good? I remember speaking to some of the BHP people at an Edinburgh Comic Art fest a few years ago and they seemed like a decent bunch. I'm tempted to head down if I'm around in June.

It can be a bit hit or miss TBH, but better that anything else on the go in Scotland now...

Bring back HiEx! I'm looking at you Rich!

Yeah, the Edinburgh Comic Con at the ECC is now an official victim of the pandemic, leaving the Glasgow Comic Con the last Scottish con that's actually about comics, AFAIK. (Might still be something in Dundee, it's a bit 'local' feeling?)

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 31 March, 2022, 11:41:17 AM »
Last I'd heard, Pat himself hadn't finished writing the scripts.

Did he mention that on his Twitter?
Don't think so, though I haven't checked. I was under the impression that the scripts were written years ago.

They certainly weren’t finished at the point when it had become obvious that Bisley had just given up all interest in it.

Whole thing has the air of an ongoing clusterfuck about it.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 30 March, 2022, 11:22:01 AM »
After reading Mills twitter related to the Joe Pineapple series I do not think it will be ready this year:

On subject of late-running series, I should mention Joe Pineapples. Simon first talked to me about his idea in September 2014. I wrote first treatment in December 2014. Currently, Simon has completed his two colour episodes. Clint continues. I know he's completed some, but ..

Lasgt I'd heard, Pat himself hadn't finished writing the scripts.

Did he mention thagt on his Twitter?

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Announcements / Re: 45th anniversary online convention!
« on: 18 March, 2022, 07:21:31 PM »
There’s been some fairly appalling attitudes aired in the comments on these announcements on the 2000AD FB page.  And you’re absolutely right - they’re especially prevalent around women guests at the event.

I think - for maybe the first time ever - the decision was taken to ban the worst offenders from the page.

You can probably listen to some of them whining/boasting about it in their regular 2000AD podcast.

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Film & TV / Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« on: 13 March, 2022, 09:16:59 AM »
That is a bit rubbish. Only now, at about 100, do I remember the childhood trauma that has propelled me through life.

Also, they haven’t half just blipped over any ramifications from the S1 ending that Picard basically died and what we’re looking at now is a robot copy of him.

I mean….

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Events / Re: Steve Macmanus - Cartoon Museum talk
« on: 05 March, 2022, 05:56:36 PM »
wow, that seems like quite an un-necessary comment there judgeurko

I love going to talk at an event where I'm 10% of the audience - it's like an intimate gig rather than something at Wembley stadium.

I'm hoping that the Cartoon Museum arrange more talks

Unfortunately, your intimate gig = loss-making event for the museum.

10 paying punters or less is not going to make any similar events happen.

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Events / Re: Steve Macmanus - Cartoon Museum talk
« on: 04 March, 2022, 11:57:37 AM »
Did this event actually happen?  Both Steve and the Cartoon Museum were remarkably quiet about it, on the day.

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“Hello, police?  Yes, I’d like to report a swift and horribly brutal murder.  The victim?  Some no-mark called Bison…”

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I vote Rose O'Rion as part of my 'anti=pagan agenda'. ; )

Good to see you finally admit your shameful anti-pagan eco-wizard bigotry.

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Events / Re: Jocks team up 45th anniversary?
« on: 27 January, 2022, 10:04:51 AM »
(plus that Military Surplus stuff that has a little too much German WW2 stuff ft or me to feel comfortable).

You've noticed that too, huh?  Yes, Not. At. All. Worrying.

Mono scores bonus points for being in the area that was recently turned into Gotham City for the Batgirl filming.  (And then lots of minus points for being an up-its-arse vegan place.)

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