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Messages - dweezil2

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« on: 19 January, 2020, 11:40:22 pm »
Well it was better, but a bit dull. And while idea of mirrorings Tesla's relationship with Edison had potential it was all a bit meandering and events lurched from one thing to the next. Even giant scorpions running amok in turn of the century New York couldn't save it - and that's a sentence no one should have to write. If giant scorpions running amok through New York doesn't make something worth watching folks making the giant scorpions run amok need to take a good long look at themselves. Its like the writers / directors have lost the ability to craft a thread through a well paced and structured story. Just basics really.

Such a shame as the performances were excellent with what they had. And I'd love to see a season of Tesla traveling with the Doctor, fella-me-laddio who played him was excellent I thought.

Yeah, Goran Višnjić's commanding performance as Tesla really threw into stark contrast just how flat and stilted some of the other performances were in this episode, he was easily the best thing in it.
An improvement over last weeks, with some nice production values, but still rather plodding.

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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 14 January, 2020, 07:33:22 pm »
Punisher: Soviet #3 was every bit as good as the previous two and we're getting to the meat of the story now, figuratively and literally.

Frank Castle really seems to bring out the best in our ex-droid Garth Ennis and his continued strong writing and the fantastic art makes this an essential read.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 14 January, 2020, 07:30:35 pm »
Punisher: Soviet #3 was every bit as good as the previous two and we're getting to the meat of the story now, figuratively and literally.

Frank Castle really seems to bring out the best in our ex-droid Garth Ennis and his continued strong writing and the fantastic art makes this an essential read.

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« on: 12 January, 2020, 09:16:27 pm »
Well that was a badly edited dog's dinner!  :o :thumbsdown:

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Film & TV / Re: Dracula - BBC series
« on: 12 January, 2020, 02:32:03 pm »
One word review: Crapula!

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I got the opposite impression - it's nice to see the old brands get an airing, but beyond hoping Roy Race gets a boost every time the sportball fights are on tv again, I don't see any long-term strategy beyond gouging existing fans of their dwindling pension money.

What, by publishing a hugely broader range of titles, targeting multiple interests and age groups outside the core 2000AD-reading demographic, and actually getting those titles into high street outlets?

Yeah, that's precisely the sort of thing we should be greeting with studied cynical ennui.

Yeah, Grud forbid Rebellion try and cultivate new readers and a broader audience!!!  ::)

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General / Re: 2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« on: 11 January, 2020, 11:56:23 am »
1: Machine Law
2: Guatemala
3: Control

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Megazine / Re: Meg 415 - The Spirit of the Season
« on: 11 January, 2020, 11:53:13 am »
The E-wing Droid is a great loss to the prog, TMO should kidnap him back from the yanks, even if it upsets The Donald.  :D

TMO has only gorn and done it! the E-wing droid will return!  :P

Maybe not the last we'll see of the Ewing droid in the Prog either, at least according to his Twitter account!  :thumbsup:

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Film & TV / Re: Worzel Gummidge Specials
« on: 29 December, 2019, 11:38:41 am »
Did anyone catch this?

I enjoyed it despite most of the Pertwee edges being shaved off.

Random musings HERE!

Yeah, loved it!

Hope we get more!

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Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 29 December, 2019, 11:37:57 am »
Another fantastic John Williams score too!

The last John Williams score (for Star Wars, at any rate).

Yeah, read that too!

Must be hard to come up with anything fresh on the composition front and nine films is a pretty good run, so I reckon he's more than earnt his retirement from the franchise!  :)

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General / Re: Urgent: GordyM missing?
« on: 28 December, 2019, 02:22:18 am »
Hopes for a positive resolution to this worrying situation!

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Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 26 December, 2019, 09:19:28 pm »
I won't labour the point but I greatly enjoyed The Rise Of Skywalker, considerably more on the second viewing actually, and I found it a satisfying conclusion to this trilogy.

Daisy Ridley's acting was far more assured and consistent in this film and the storyline hit many effective emotional beats for me.
The movie was paced well and there weren't the lulls present in the previous two.
Sure, there were plot contrivances, but the entire saga has suffered from those, so it's unfair to level that criticism at this film alone.
Also the film benefited from real emotional heft, something the prequels almost totally lacked-that coupled with the tying up of most of the plot threads, makes it something of a minor triumph for me.
Another fantastic John Williams score too!

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General / Re: 2000 AD Cover of the Year 2019!
« on: 26 December, 2019, 06:31:59 pm »
1. 2115
2. 2127
3. 2137

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General / Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard MEGAZINE Cover of the Year 2019!
« on: 26 December, 2019, 06:25:56 pm »
1. 408
2. 410
3. 409

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News / Re: RIP Ellie De Ville?
« on: 24 December, 2019, 06:51:36 pm »
What terribly sad news!

Thanks for all the letters Ellie.

RIP.

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