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Prog / Re: Prog 2249 - Her father's PSIs
« on: 16 September, 2021, 11:39:09 AM »

I get the impression it might be something that's engineered to target Southers specifically.

It was stated at the end of the previous story that the bio-weapon only targets those with Souther heritage.

You may remember that Jaegir herself is half-Souther.

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News / Re: Pat Mills in The Times
« on: 07 September, 2021, 03:33:13 PM »
Bishop and Diggle saved 2000AD and kept it going long enough for Rebellion to buy it. It was their predecessors Richard Burton and Alan McKenzie who nearly destroyed it. (I don't know which camp John Tomlinson falls into.)

John’s one of the good guys.  Nicolai Dante was created on his watch. when Burt & Mackenzie wouldn’t even look at Robbie’s stuff.

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News / Re: Pat Mills in The Times
« on: 05 September, 2021, 07:02:28 PM »
Interesting.

Pat's role in creating Judge Dredd certainly seem to be increasing as time goes on!

He’s been steadily gaslighting about this for decades, ever since the Mega-History book that came out at the time of the Stallone movie.  Now he’s advanced to being the actual creator, apparently.

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Other Reviews / Re: Action Special 1992
« on: 24 August, 2021, 08:51:44 AM »
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but it does give off the vibe - not unique to Millar - that everyone on 2000AD had been really impressed by 'The Silence of the Lambs' and couldn't think about anything else for the next three years.

You have no idea how painfully accurate this is. I wasn’t writing for the prog then - still blacklisted, I think - but I remember two then-young scriptdroids of the time being obsessed with two things - Silence of the Lambs (or serial killer stuff in general) and Grant Morrison.

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Film & TV / Re: LOTR TV show to move to the UK.
« on: 13 August, 2021, 10:13:28 PM »
The attraction of Scotland and then New Zealand was to have Middle Earth-suitable landscapes within fairly easy access of your studio base.

London and Oxford, not so much there.

(Outlander, filmed at a studio base just outside Glasgow, barely has to go an afternoon’s drive away to find all those Highland glens, lochs, forests and castles it needs.)
It depends The Shire is supposed to be Middle England, and Oxford is as far as you can get from water.

It’s set thousands of years before the books.  How likely do you really think it is the Shire will play a major part as a location?

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Film & TV / Re: LOTR TV show to move to the UK.
« on: 13 August, 2021, 12:43:55 PM »
The attraction of Scotland and then New Zealand was to have Middle Earth-suitable landscapes within fairly easy access of your studio base.

London and Oxford, not so much there.

(Outlander, filmed at a studio base just outside Glasgow, barely has to go an afternoon’s drive away to find all those Highland glens, lochs, forests and castles it needs.)

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Film & TV / Re: LOTR TV show to move to the UK.
« on: 13 August, 2021, 11:52:13 AM »
The original plan was to film in Scotland, but that was torpedoed by nervousness about Brexit, and the lack of large enough Scottish studio facilities.

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Books & Comics / Re: Sentinel Issue 9 - HORROR Special
« on: 11 August, 2021, 01:44:19 PM »
Isn’t that first one an actual story in SpaceWasp SpaceWarp?

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Film & TV / Re: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« on: 03 August, 2021, 05:54:22 PM »
That speech at the end of Capaldi’s run was cringeworthy. It went on forever and felt like the antithesis of what is Doctor was all about—although it was off course a Moffat blog post about what he thought the character should be. Awful. I kind of hope Whitakker’s doesn’t do something so overblown. “Bye, then!”

The speechifying definitely got more blatant, self-indulgent and pompous as the Moffat era went on.

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Suggestions / Re: Could we have a 2000AD 45th Anniversary bash?
« on: 21 July, 2021, 01:17:49 PM »
Even a series of signings around the countries, not just in that place Italy beat. :lol:

Because the record for attendance at 2000AD events outside of London isn’t generally terrible?

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General / Re: Big plans for 2000ad 45th - details of releases
« on: 26 June, 2021, 02:12:27 PM »
On paper, Andy Helfer felt like a great fit for US Dredd. He was an Anglophile 2000AD fan, and his reboot of The Shadow title was highly regarded and had a Dredd-ish black humour tone.

In reality, though…

I knew him when he was an editor at DC, and remember trying to look politely non-appalled as -over a meal at DC’s expense - he told me his planned story arc for his Dredd book.

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Events / Re: Jock Team-up 2021?
« on: 24 June, 2021, 02:44:31 PM »
They’ll never surpass the giddy heights of Kirkintilloch and Balmaha Comic Cons.

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Events / Re: Jock Team-up 2021?
« on: 24 June, 2021, 08:36:08 AM »
Looking at the organisers’ page (Big Glasgow Comic Con) I see the date is now just ‘TBA’, so obviously they’ve been told there’s no guaranteed re-opening date for the venue yet.

Looking at the page, they’ve got plenty of other regional Scottish events listed.  How about a trip doom the water to Dunoon, or the exotic climes of Rutherglen? 


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Events / Re: Jock Team-up 2021?
« on: 10 June, 2021, 04:56:09 PM »
The venue - which is a bar-free sports and leisure centre - currently closed as it’s being used as a vaccination centre.  No word on whether it’ll be open by August.

Enjoy your Perth Comic Con, guys.

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Would Pat Mills be mollified if someone did a very different version of ABC Warriors?

Coming soon: Rory McConville’s XYZ Guardians.

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