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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 04 October, 2022, 03:54:34 PM »
Apparently season 4 just got finished airing in the states, can't wait for that to be uploaded to Iplayer.

It's very, very good. :-)

I thought the 3rd season was rather disappointing as there was a lot of reheating/repetition of gags from 1&2. Fingers crossed for 4 though as I do love this show.


What's your take on it? Good game?

If you're a board-gamer, you may find it a bit simplistic - it isn't very complex at all, but it's great fun

Film & TV / Re: LotR: Rings of Power
« on: 01 October, 2022, 02:44:36 AM »
Holy f*ck! That was a really good episode.

It was wasn't it? No Harfoots!

Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 01 October, 2022, 02:40:43 AM »
the electable starmer will win on a wet tory manifesto that will do very little for the dispossessed and the ill.

sady I agree. He wins, wet tory policies fail to deliver Nirvana within four years, press vilifies Starmer, public goes back to voting for the reliably disappointing establishment.

Film & TV / Re: LotR: Rings of Power
« on: 01 October, 2022, 12:34:28 AM »
I should have shared my theory after episode 1, because I'd either look a) cleverer if I was right, or b) less stupid if I was wrong, but I was totally convinced bad bowl-haircut boy was going to become Sauron, via the evil flame-sword maguffin which obviously contained his evil spirit.Right up until the end of the latest episode. Bugger.

Don't ever take investment advice from me.

Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 29 September, 2022, 04:41:30 PM »
It's got fuck all to do with defense against tyranny. There are country's that don't allow their citizenry to be heavily armed, which don't suffer from commonplace mass shootings. And there's the USA - which does, and which does.

Tis as simple as ABC. (Although it doesn't surprise me that Shark has some sympathy for the mass shooters.)

But there are also countries like Canada who have similar levels of gun ownership without the same number of mass shootings (a point made in more depth in Bowling for Columbine)

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 23 September, 2022, 10:00:20 PM »
years ago, my sister in law sent me a copy of "A Place of Greater Safety" after I told her I'd studied the french revolution, and it was amazing.

I haven't read the Wolf Hall books to my shame because they don't have pictures. For someone with an honours degree in English Lit, I've read shamefully few 'word' books in the last decade or two.

Megazine / Re: Meg 448: Graveyard Shift
« on: 21 September, 2022, 02:50:16 PM »
Also, the floppy was really something special: a book of Robin Smith cover roughs, with various notes, printed alongside the final art.

It really was - best floppy for a while, really interesting how he even roughs the covers in the artist's distinctive style and the changes that are made between the stages. Some of the placeholder word balloons were hilarious

Prog / Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« on: 21 September, 2022, 02:47:55 PM »
Okay it was pure fanwank, but it was a lot of fun. Personal favourite was the Survival Geeks endlessly arguing about what type of zombies they were.

Film & TV / Re: New Constantine Film.
« on: 17 September, 2022, 02:05:25 PM »
That was… unexpected. I would have thought a reboot would be more likely (not least because DC appears to like rebooting things approx. every five seconds). Honestly, I rather enjoyed the Reeves film. It didn’t exactly have a huge amount to do with the comic, but it was good in and of itself. If you’re going to stray so much from the source, at least make something entertaining, I suppose. (Example of the opposite: the risible Lucifer, featuring Tom Ellis channeling Dale Winton for an infinite number of seasons.)

I keep imagining the pitch meeting for Lucifer "Well I love that idea but how about we lose the metaphysical battles and the portal to the void, and have him solve murders with a cop buddy? We can have lots of will they/won't they sexual tension and a few gags! It'll be great!"

Film & TV / Re: LotR: Rings of Power
« on: 13 September, 2022, 09:38:36 PM »
Anyone interested in a rather odd Thranduil (Legolas' dad) fanboy meme dump that I found?

Film & TV / Re: LotR: Rings of Power
« on: 12 September, 2022, 04:07:00 PM »
I'm enjoying this but with reservations. It certainly looks amazing, they've nailed that. The main story with Galadrial, Elendil and Isildur is all a bit po-faced, lots of historically portentous statements and meaningful looks. The Harfoot parts are more fun, but patronisingly simplistic. This bit I enjoyed most in the 3rd ep was the orcs and prisoners sections.

It suffers from the usual prequel curse of knowing how the story ends, and seems to be just an exercise in very expensive eyeball-candy.

Other Reviews / Re: Sandman TV Series
« on: 07 September, 2022, 09:53:19 PM »
Man is that not 2 of the Doctors assistants (Constantine and her ex girlfriend)  love it.

If you like that, you'll enjoy the bonus episode at the end

Off Topic / Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« on: 23 August, 2022, 03:01:56 PM »
so the red spot isn't actually red?

Welcome to the board / Re: Greetings from the Birmingham Gap
« on: 23 August, 2022, 02:56:48 PM »
Welcome aboard!

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