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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1170 on: 30 March, 2021, 10:09:37 AM »
It you read the news stories of the time, then it’s obvious there was a major changing of the guard at IM Global, with new management doing a 180 degree pivot away from investment in film & TV production, and back toward the less risky areas of distribution.

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« Reply #1171 on: 30 March, 2021, 02:45:22 PM »
There should have been something more concrete in place then before the initial announcement.

And yet, somehow, now you're demanding news even if there's none?

I have a suspicion that there was a Night of the Long Knives at IMGlobal (there was certainly a major management reshuffle) and whoever was on the inside and enthusiastic for the MC-1 series was suddenly on the outside, replaced by someone with literally no motivation to make their predeccesor's projects a success.

If that's what happened (and, as always, I have no inside info) and Rebellion took on good faith the enthusiasm of a senior exec to make the series happen, only for that exec to be unceremoniously ousted, then surely you can understand the added caution over announcing any developments after that?
When exactly did I "demand" anything?

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1172 on: 30 March, 2021, 02:54:39 PM »
When exactly did I "demand" anything?

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Any update? This is getting silly now.

OK, maybe "demand" is the wrong word. Your quoted text above speaks, at least, of impatience and irritation with the situation, which in turn suggests some sense of… entitlement to an update. If that's not how you meant it, I'm happy to apologise for mis-reading your intended tone.

You seem to think the lack of updates is "silly" but people with better knowledge of how these things work than I have spent a page or so explaining how these things work, so perhaps you'd be better off engaging with those explanations than nit-picking semantics with me.
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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1173 on: 30 March, 2021, 03:39:08 PM »
Personally, I'm happier with no news than the announcement that it's been killed dead. The MC-1 website is still there as a placeholder so I find that encouraging. The wheels may turn slowly, but they will turn, I think.

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1174 on: 30 March, 2021, 03:52:57 PM »
Jason Kingsley has a shiny helmet, also:



Perhaps if he spent less time polishing his helmet and more time making the Mega-City One show etc.
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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1175 on: 30 March, 2021, 10:48:59 PM »
I think I can safely say, without a trace of irony, a fella who rides a horse dressed as a knight is exactly the type of person I want to be in charge of the House of Tharg (apart from Tharg, of course, who surely bestowed the knighthood on Sir Jason in the first place).
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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1176 on: 31 March, 2021, 12:58:40 PM »
I think I can safely say, without a trace of irony, a fella who rides a horse dressed as a knight is exactly the type of person I want to be in charge of the House of Tharg (apart from Tharg, of course, who surely bestowed the knighthood on Sir Jason in the first place).

Vastly preferable to a multinational company who only bought 2000AD as part of a job-lot when what they really wanted was the Disney licence.

Also gratifying that Jason reads the stories the same time the rest of us do instead of using director-of-the-company privilege to get sneak peeks.

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1177 on: 01 April, 2021, 07:49:30 PM »
When exactly did I "demand" anything?

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Any update? This is getting silly now.

OK, maybe "demand" is the wrong word. Your quoted text above speaks, at least, of impatience and irritation with the situation, which in turn suggests some sense of… entitlement to an update. If that's not how you meant it, I'm happy to apologise for mis-reading your intended tone.

You seem to think the lack of updates is "silly" but people with better knowledge of how these things work than I have spent a page or so explaining how these things work, so perhaps you'd be better off engaging with those explanations than nit-picking semantics with me.
I am not nitpicking semantics, I'm nitpicking being misrepresented. But thanks for telling me what I'd be better off doing...

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1178 on: 01 April, 2021, 08:15:16 PM »
I am not nitpicking semantics, I'm nitpicking being misrepresented. But thanks for telling me what I'd be better off doing...

OK. You're saying I misread your tone? Then I apologise for that — you weren't demanding anything. Tone is difficult to judge in text-based media, and I clearly got this wrong. I'm sorry.

I still take issue with your assertion that the situation is "silly" for all the reasons that others have explained, though.
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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1179 on: 01 April, 2021, 10:31:30 PM »
I'm watching the George Floyd murder trial, and I'm wondering if this series will still get made, because there will probably be less demand than there would have been a year ago for a tv series about a cop who summarily executes people without trial.

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1180 on: 01 April, 2021, 10:36:51 PM »
I'm watching the George Floyd murder trial, and I'm wondering if this series will still get made, because there will probably be less demand than there would have been a year ago for a tv series about a cop who summarily executes people without trial.
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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1181 on: 02 April, 2021, 12:17:40 AM »
Oh, cabbage-patch-dolls! How often does Dredd actually just casually off a cit? I mean, when Grant isn't writing it solo. It's usually a matter of a life-and-death shoot out kind of thing like you see in nearly every action-type show about a masked enforcer ... like ... The Mandalorian! Which they made work by having all the gooshy stuff happen off screen.

Template for good Dredd: mix equal parts The Mandalorian with Bosch and sprinkle liberally with Hill Street Blues.
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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1182 on: 04 April, 2021, 08:34:24 PM »
I am not nitpicking semantics, I'm nitpicking being misrepresented. But thanks for telling me what I'd be better off doing...

OK. You're saying I misread your tone? Then I apologise for that — you weren't demanding anything. Tone is difficult to judge in text-based media, and I clearly got this wrong. I'm sorry.

I still take issue with your assertion that the situation is "silly" for all the reasons that others have explained, though.
Apology accepted.

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1183 on: 05 April, 2021, 10:43:52 AM »
I'm watching the George Floyd murder trial, and I'm wondering if this series will still get made, because there will probably be less demand than there would have been a year ago for a tv series about a cop who summarily executes people without trial.

I'd say there's surely no more appropriate time for a really vicious satire of authoritarianism and police brutality.

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« Reply #1184 on: 06 April, 2021, 01:32:57 AM »
I'm watching the George Floyd murder trial, and I'm wondering if this series will still get made, because there will probably be less demand than there would have been a year ago for a tv series about a cop who summarily executes people without trial.

I'd say there's surely no more appropriate time for a really vicious satire of authoritarianism and police brutality.


Definitely.