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Film & TV / New Star Wars
« on: 11 December, 2020, 09:55:40 AM »
From the looks of it, Disney's main focus, Star Wars-wise, is on streaming series rather than films for the foreseeable future.

Star Wars - The Mandalorian (has its own long-running thread so no need to discuss it here).

The Bad Batch - looks like a follow-up to The Clone Wars, set at the beginning of the Empire.

Lando - self-explanatory.

A Droid Story - but which droid?  I'll have a look for the sizzle reel during my lunch hour, unless someone else finds it first.

Rogue Squadron - no doubt based on characters from the game.

Ahsoka - self-explanatory.

Rangers of the New Republic - ?

The Acolyte - ?

Obi-Wan Kenobi - self-explanatory - was originally going to be a Star Wars Story film but I think it's a series now.

Andor - the special forces guy from Rogue One.

Visions - ?

General / Festive Thrill-Tree: GN Blurb Translated Too Many Times
« on: 01 December, 2020, 10:06:59 AM »
This is my sort-of-quiz, as mentioned in some thread or other (I thought it was the no advent calendar this year thread, but apparently not).

Inspired by a YouTube channel*, I've taken the blurb for various 2000AD collected editions (from the 2000AD webshop) and used Google Translate multiple times, then translated back in to English.  I've had to do some jiggling about to take away names that would be an immediate give-away (sometimes Translate will turn names in to a word, then that word gets translated through other languages, sometimes not).

Not exactly sure how this will work - I expect I'll post the translation here, update the Forum Tree Present thread then allow a day or two for forumites to guess which collection it originally came from.  If nobody gets it within a day I'll probably post the answer, maybe an additional day on weekdays (sorry, shift workers).

No doubt I'll get mixed up somewhere along the way and post the answer along with the blurb, or leave translated blurbs without answers...

Correct answers will consist of a series title or (as appropriate) a series and story title - closest wins.  'Win' means kudos and I won't be tracking who gets how much kudos!  I haven't included any Dredd Case Files or Treasury of British Comics.

First one coming up in a few minutes when I decide which to start with...

* Translator Fails: The Sound of Silence, Africa and the inevitable internet song.

Classifieds / Black Friday deals
« on: 27 November, 2020, 12:25:11 PM »
Not sure if it belongs in Classified or Off Topic, as I'm not actually selling anything personally.

Just wondering what good deals there are (of interest to us lot) out there?

F'rinstance Warlord Games has a whole bunch of stuff (including Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog) on offer today.

Film & TV / The Leopard from Lime Street - the TV series
« on: 25 September, 2020, 07:09:52 PM »
Is it a rumour, or more?

The Vulcan Reporter, reports

General / Mega-Statistics
« on: 08 July, 2020, 10:28:57 AM »
Along the lines of How many Judges... thread and Current Population of Mega City One...? so if you don't like analysing made-up stuff then best to go to another thread...

In my prog slog blog I've recently come across some interesting*§ figures.

We're told a few times that citiblocks have at least 60,000 residents, though we're not given an upper limit and very rarely given the population of a given block.  The F. Loyd Mazny Complex was designed for 2,000,000 people†.  In the following figures I'm assuming the average amount of people in a 'block'‡ is 60,000.

Highest pre-War sector number: 555.
Average population per sector: 1,441,441
Blocks per sector: 24

Highest post-War sector number: 305.
Average population per sector: 1,311,475
Blocks per sector: 21

* if this is the kind of thing you find interesting, obviously
§ though possibly also inaccurate
† though we know how that turned out
‡ I'm also including con-apts and other large residential buildings as 'blocks'

General / Noel Clarke
« on: 02 June, 2020, 01:32:57 PM »
You may know Noel Clarke from such TV shows as Doctor Who and variously writing, acting, directing Kidulthood, Adulthood, Brotherhood, Bulletproof, 4,3,2,1, Fishermen's Friends.

Now he's interested in working with 2000AD...


Quote from: NoelClarke
I want my company
@UnstoppableLtd to have rights, for a chance to make a show with a current or new 2000AD black character. We are established and real and can develop the show with you. how's that?

General / what could helm be?
« on: 12 May, 2020, 10:08:53 PM »
Just listening to Space Spinner 2000: Collection 20 – Rogue Trooper Volume 1 Part 1 and Conrad's closing thoughts highlight how passive a character Helm is.  So my question is - if you were writing Rogue back in the early eighties and wanted to give all three chips more to do, what would Chip 1 be?  2 is a gun, which has obvious plots points in a future war strip, 3 is a bag full of grenades (and whatever else the plot needs) but 1 is a hat.

Off Topic / bank holiday
« on: 07 May, 2020, 10:26:42 PM »
So, bank holiday tomorrow.  What's everybody planning on doing?

I'll assume everybody will observe the two minutes silence at 11:00, local laws and social distancing.

We'll be heading off for a long ride (though long probably means less than three hours).

News / mentions of 2000AD in the outside world
« on: 29 April, 2020, 05:17:24 PM »
One of WhatCulture's top ten lists this month has featured a 2000AD character...

10 Shocking Times Supervillains Quit

Off Topic / an important news thread
« on: 01 April, 2020, 06:52:54 PM »
There's the politics thread (and a spin-off), the RIP thread and threads devoted to good and bad events affecting forum members' lives.  But it's about time we had a thread devoted to the really serious, penetrating issues which are out there in the world of journalism.

I'll start.


The story is four years old, and I don't know if there was any follow-up in that august publication, but I feel there are things missing in that article.  What colour was the bin?  Is it being repainted in a new colour?  Why no picture of the offending article (the bin, not the article about the bin)?

General / Bedspreads
« on: 15 March, 2020, 01:27:07 AM »
Music, but Judge Dredd-related.
Bedspreads - Judge Dredd
After Spizzenergi but before Anthrax (though around the same time as the Fink Brothers) there was another Judge Dredd song!

General / Judge Eustace Fargo
« on: 07 September, 2019, 09:57:25 PM »
Born to Nathan and Mary Fargo on January 6th 1999, in the town of Jaxville (later to be renamed Fargoville).

Graduates from Harvard University in 2019 with full honours and a law degree.

He'll be on his way to Washington by the end of this year :-)

Film & TV / Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 15 April, 2019, 11:09:22 AM »
The first episode was aired at 9 EST (which I think was 20:00 EDT and definitely was 02:00 this morning).  For more daylight-minded people in GMT/BST I believe UK broadcasters are showing it again at a 21:00 this evening.

Let the speculation commence!

p.s. the producers put together a playlist of music which (they say) holds some secrets about how the series is going to go - I'll try to dig out a link later.

News / Juan Arancio, 87 RIP
« on: 07 March, 2019, 10:03:23 PM »

You might not know his name, because he hailed from the days before 2000AD got credit cards...
[/size]Juan Arancio aged 87 the Argentinian artist best know in 2000AD for co-creating Shako & drawing the first 4 issues

News / Frank Quitely on Radio Four right now
« on: 06 February, 2019, 09:09:35 AM »
Only Artists - after having been broadcast live, will probably be available for 28 days.

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