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General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: 04 July, 2021, 11:28:35 AM »
And isn't there a weird inconsistency with Schenker?

He's referenced in the Cadet Anderson stories as being head of Psi Division, despite that making no chronological sense - is that what you were thinking of?
I thought it was something more radical like he’d been killed off then they just forgot about it. However, I think you’re right and I was just blowing bubbles.

General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: 03 July, 2021, 06:06:58 PM »
Surely only currently beaten by Dredd, Hershey and Anderson in terms of longest-appearing Judges still extant?

And isn't there a weird inconsistency with Schenker?

General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: 30 June, 2021, 06:26:44 PM »
Which I wasn't on holiday right now so I could properly join in with this one!

General / Re: John Smith or Emma Beeby - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 6
« on: 29 June, 2021, 11:32:57 AM »
Tough draw. One of these has written half of my personal All Time Top Ten Thrills. The other has written some alright if disjointed Andersons, one good Dredd and  half of a mildly amusing nerd-riffing comedy strip which wasn't as good as Bec & Kawl.

Smith 5 - 0 Beeby

General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: 29 June, 2021, 11:25:33 AM »
The available date (and thus publication year) of any given Prog or Meg is the cover date of the previous issue + 1. However, for the purposes of "best of year X" polls, the year end Prog should always be considered as part of the following (cover date) year as usually a bunch of new stories start in that issue.

Music / Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« on: 25 June, 2021, 09:58:30 AM »
I actually feel like she's taking the piss with this Demo Versions series. Sure, everybody loves the old 4 Track Demos, but do we really need the equivalent for every album she's ever released? Not convinced and would be much happier with an actual new record.

In the interestes of positivity I've mostly been listening to the absolutely lovely Scuro Chiaro by Alessandro Cortini. Lovely synth waves and pulses and occasional jarring bleeps.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« on: 24 June, 2021, 09:24:10 PM »
From Kenneth Niemand's twitter feed:

Finally the truth is revealed. Niemand writes in the attic.

Website and Forum / Re: Webshop in USD?
« on: 24 June, 2021, 09:07:17 PM »
I'm in the Middle East and everything has always been dollar-denominated
Think you're missing out a sizeable chunk of the world where it's in Euros! Depending on how close to France I am at any given time it offers me either Euros or Dollars.

Sorry, I didn't entire myself to vote in the last few rounds. Wouldn't have changed anything though: Cliff's lack of stop work would've hampered him against anyone but Arthur's Anderson is definitive.

Robinson 1 - 4 Ranson

Good fun all round. Thanks for the intrigue.

Impossible to tell here. Culbard does so much with so little but Bagwell captured both domestic horror and lunatic space craziness. Toss of a coin here

Culbard 2 - 3 Bagwell

For an explanation, see the thread I started once about how Henry is at least as good as and better than most the traditional "classic" Dredd artists.

Flint 5 - 0 Williams


As for me well its pretty straightforward. I like Staz Johnson hard, gritty, strong art - his recent post of some comissions he's done show what a talent he is. Cam Kennedy is however one of my all time favourites and depending on which way the wind is blowing my favourite classic Dredd artist. As such:

Johnson 1 - 4 - Kennedy

General / Re: Festive Thrill-Tree: GN Blurb Translated Too Many Times
« on: 08 June, 2021, 10:21:09 AM »
Quote from: blurb

Quote from: translation
See Dred Detective!
No matter how many times I looked at this I couldn't see anything other than "doctored" which combined with the "luder" part for the Killing Game but it clearly wasn't Button Man so ..... AAARRGH.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 07 June, 2021, 08:30:00 PM »
Just to buck the trend here, Highlander is total tosh. Awful acting from almost all the leads (Sean Connery in particular totally phones it in: Clancy Brown is pretty excellent though) and a mind-numbingly stupid plot. If you don't like Queen (I don't) then it's got nothing going for it in my opinion other than the fact that it's not as bad as the sequels which are even worse.
If you dislike Queen, I don't think there's *any* way to enjoy Highlander!
I detest Queen yet Flash! and Highlander are two of my favourite films. Something about their straight-faced ridiculousness just works in context.

Had somehow forgotten about The Shadow. Another great wee film whose fond place in history was cemented by an excellent pinball machine!

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 06 June, 2021, 04:14:23 PM »
Maybe I mentioned it here but I watched Highlander about a year ago with my partner. Her first time. Not mine.

We both loved it.

For me, it's a decent script elevated by Lambert's weirdness and Mulcahy's flashy direction. One of the main reasons it's always interesting to watch is because it is so stylised. Fashion's change with things like that, obviously, but Mulcahy has a visual imagination and flair way beyond what most other directors of sci-do B movies then or now. This sensation you are experiencing is called The Quickening!

Shout out for the effects as well. Because it was done in the cartoon style to start with our doesn't really look dated.

Maybe there's another factor though. There aren't many other big, daft genre movies made in or about Scotland. Fire me and my teenage mates, this was just as big, rewatchable and quotable a movie as Aliens or Robocop.

Never seen Razorback but Mulcahy also directed Extinction, which is the one entry in the Resident Evil series that you could squint and call a legitimately decent film.

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