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Messages - Pyroxian

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Off Topic / Re: Objet de d├ęsir
« on: 27 March, 2021, 01:08:20 PM »
Have ordered this beauty from HLJ: https://www.hlj.com/1-72-scale-zoids-red-horn-kbyzd030r

Won't be the same as the old motorized 80's version, but looks like a fun build.


I'll have to dig out my original (I doubt the electrics would still work though).  Also have Zoidzilla somewhere.  My favourite one is probably still my first though - the clockwork Spiderzoid.

They're probably OK, unless you left a battery in there :) I've got a few of the originals, but got a pile of Zoids from the early 2000s re-release, with some nice colour variants (Black redhorn, Blue Krark etc.)

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 March, 2021, 05:51:16 PM »
Is that the same actor as the guy in Stargate SG-1?

No, but he played Marc Donovan in 'V'

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Books & Comics / Re: Endlessly Re-Readable
« on: 25 January, 2021, 02:34:59 PM »
The Belgariad by David Eddings - definitely my 'comfort food' of books.
Anne McCaffrey's Pern series.

I quite like just grabbing an old Sci-fi novel from my shelves - anything by Heinlein, Clarke, Asimov etc that's only a couple of hundred pages long and can be devoured in a few hours

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Film & TV / Re: Endlessly Re-watchable
« on: 08 January, 2021, 08:04:33 PM »
In addition to nearly all of the films mentioned above:

Die Hard
Dog Soldiers
Escape From New York
Guardians of the Galaxy
Jurassic Park
Kong: Skull Island
Muppet Treasure Island
Only Lovers Left Alive
Pitch Black
Rocky Horror Picture Show
What We Do in the Shadows

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General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 12 December, 2020, 03:12:46 PM »
I got 2011 and the Christmas Prog today :) Hopefully the Meg will arrive next week

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General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 23 November, 2020, 05:03:37 PM »
My 2208 turned up today, so there's still hope...

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 November, 2020, 11:20:21 AM »
Highlander Such a great film and a wonderful performance by Sean Connery as Ramirez. It's one of those films that should never have been as good as it is. Shame they never did a sequel.

It's for the best - they would have probably mucked it up and made it about space aliens or something...

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General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 11 October, 2020, 10:11:06 PM »
My copy of 2203 turned up on Saturday, but it's the first prog that has for a while. I did have chat with my postie earlier in the week and he apologised that my 'magazine' had been turning up late (I didn't bring up the subject, he did), but apparently it's across the board with all post that he's been regularly delivering.

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Books & Comics / Re: John Wyndham
« on: 05 October, 2020, 11:26:06 AM »
Is Chocky the one with the spooky Grandma?

No, that's Grinny.

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Film & TV / Re: All-time classic films of recent years
« on: 02 October, 2020, 11:52:57 AM »
I rewatched the first hobbit film last week and it's got all the good stuff in. The longer it went on, the more extraneous guff was added - I'd love to see a re-edit down to about 2 hours max cutting out anything not in the book, and trimming some of the stuff which was. He basically tried to make the same film about a very different book. A 9+ hour trilogy from an epic, sprawling 3 book series? Fine. The same from a children's novella? Not fine.

There are fan edits out there that trim out all the non-book stuff and reign back a bit more of the nonsense (i.e. the Dwarves escaping the goblins) and are a lot more watchable. The one I saw was still about 4 hours long though.

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Books & Comics / Re: John Wyndham
« on: 01 October, 2020, 02:47:59 PM »
Chrysalids is my favourite Wyndham as well.

Heinlein's "Orphans of the Sky" treats mutants in a similar way - not sure if it influenced Wyndham or not

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Shame comic boxes always seem to be cardboard.  Last time I asked if anybody knew of any plastic comic boxes on this forum the only reply I got was 'try these cardboard ones' :-O

There's probably a Really Useful Box that's the right size. I seepm to recall that the 19L ones are the right size for American comics, but not sure what size would store 2000 AD ones.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 06 July, 2020, 02:41:54 PM »
I knew there was a special edition of Aliens, but had no idea about Cubed and Resurrection!

I don't remember the extended cut of Resurrection being anything special, but the Assembly cut of Alien 3 considerably improves the film and is worth watching (it's still nowhere near as good as 1 or 2 though)

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 27 June, 2020, 02:02:56 PM »
What?  I thought Trump said that all you need to do is lay the virus out in the sun?  If there is one thing Texas has plenty of, it's sunlight isn't it?

And Florida is known as the 'Sunshine State'...

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Other Reviews / Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« on: 24 June, 2020, 02:11:14 PM »
Bought the special but the digital version is not available for download, hopefully will become available during the day.

Seems to be working now - I had a brief read of the first few stories at lunch.

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