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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Last post by JamesC on Today at 02:49:16 pm »
That's good news.
Now I can watch some TNG episodes from pre-First Contact - before the Queen came along and ruined everything! ;)
Here's a link to the Court Room Dredd strip that Chris originally wrote
Website and Forum / Re: can't access smileys,spoiler tags etc
« Last post by James Stacey on Today at 02:24:20 pm »
Is it possible you have javascript turned off somehow? You'd need it on to embed.
« Last post by Minkyboy on Today at 02:22:34 pm »
Nice Zippo, nice.
« Last post by Minkyboy on Today at 02:21:34 pm »
So good , thank you everyone.

1. Shaolin Monkey - Cookie
2. James Newell - Midnight surfer
3. Brian Corocoran - Chopper

Great podcast as ever. The Thrillcast is always a highlight of my week when it comes out. It's fascinating hearing about the creative process and the talk of how comics were run back in the day is always an eye-opener.

This was a particularly interesting one for me as I have really clear memories of Scream and I'd always assumed I read the whole run as a 7-year-old, but hearing about stories here I realised I didn't really recognise any of them. I might have picked up one or two issues here and there but I doubt it was more than that. I seem to remember adverts (that I guess I would have seen in Buster or whizzer and Chips). I seem to remember an image of a kid reading the comic and a legion of ghouls and ghosts lining up behind him, presumably to get a read themselves.

I do have a clear memory of getting the 1985 holiday special, though, and I only knew from this podcast that the specials were kind of a cash-in after the comic had folded. I looked it up after listening to the podcast and recognised the cover image.

One thing I did manage to get the whole run of at around the same time is the comic School Fun. I kept them in a special drawer and had a vague idea they might be worth something in the future (in my mind at the time that probably meant 1989 or so), but of course my mum threw them away one day. I think the Scream holiday special suffered the same fate.

It's amazing that so many comics came out of the blue and disappeared just as fast in those days. It just seemed part of the fabric of the universe at the time (comics magically appeared on the newsagent shelf every week like milk on the doorstep, and sometimes they just weren't there anymore), but it was interesting to hear the inside story so many years later. The weird business shenanigans are just as fascinating to me as the stories about how the strips were created.

Really tempted to get that Monster graphic novel...
General / Re: Prog 2000 - Cover and content summary!
« Last post by James Stacey on Today at 01:51:52 pm »
I wouldn't worry. If they were going to kill off Dredd it would have to be done by John and Carlos, probably in a landmark prog or something.
Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by NapalmKev on Today at 01:40:04 pm »
Probably right 8 Ball, that still leaves us with a problem:  how on earth have we came to the pass, whereby the Political class are so removed that they will consider the people's safety both physical and economic; the integrity of the union between the nations and the status of the country internationally, as simple collateral in an internecine party feud?  Z  >:( >:(

The claw hammer solution sounds more palatable as the days drag on! Either that or we elect some real-life Humans into power, and sack the private-school mob who seem to be living in the Nineteenth Century.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by Tordelback on Today at 01:27:22 pm »
Did Boris Johnson not want to leave the EU after all?

Well nothing he'd said prior to March this year would have given the impression that he did. Perhaps he's just exercising his EU-mandated 14 day cooling-off period?

And yes, it is both disgusting, revealing and unsurprising that politicians see everything they claim to value as subordinate to their own career/financial interest.  And those that are burdened with actual principles and a complex perspective on complex questions are 'unelectable'.  Journalism and news media should be tasked with exposing this hypocrisy, rather than parroting the rabble-rousing lies of their chosen side.
General / Re: Prog 2000 - Cover and content summary!
« Last post by Timothyjacobs on Today at 01:25:34 pm »
"The incredible line-up for Prog 2000 includes:
•A special one-off Judge Dredd story from creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra"

The Death of Dredd?

Twice in a year!?
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