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  1. I've never owned a Metal Build, but assuming thats the packaging material around it, it could be a shorter "shipping" antenna just to keep the slot filled but without the risk of the long antenna breaking whilst its in the box?
  2. I mean, it has "B" at best written all over it, but Jamie Lee Curtis as Tannis? Boy, I hope they keep the thing with the chairs. ๐Ÿ˜„
  3. I suspect its probably because of the use of common "sound libraries", pre-recorded clips that could be used to avoid having to go out and, say, strike a microphone against a power pylon every time (at least part of the where the sound of the AT-ATs in "Star Wars" comes from). Theres an episode of, IIRC, 80s anime rom-com classic "Kimagure Orange Road" [1] where the TARDIS of all things can be heard briefly. [1] I may be remembering the series wrong, but I have seen the clip from whichever anime its from and it is definitely the famous sound of a "distressed vacuum cleaner", as others have put it.
  4. Bit of an aside, but โ€œWhat is this light?!โ€ must be the second most common phrase in mecha anime, after โ€œ<Name>, <Mecha Name>, Launching!โ€โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜€
  5. Its definitely worth it - its arguably Tominos masterpiece (I am a tiny bit biased, as its my favourite "Gundam" series). You do have to put up with Tominos trademark quirks (the guy just cannot bear to have his characters sit still) and one of the story elements relies on a huge coincidence, but if you treat it like a pulp Sci-Fi series where unlikely things happen all the time, you should be fine. Did I mention Yoko Kanno did the music? ๐Ÿ˜„ Regards other mecha: low end, the AV-98 Ingram. A design so good it still looks like something that could be made ten years from now. Middle ground: The Big Dai-X from "X-Bomber/Star Fleet". Purely for childhood nostalgia reasons. Perfect for punching cyborg villains through the face! Send a message out across the skyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.... High end: The ID-E-OOOOOOOOON! Now, exactly how powerful the Ideon is is a matter for debate; in the show itself you probably don't want to be standing on any planet it happens to be near, but depending on who you believe it may just be the most powerful mecha ever...
  6. From "Gundam", at the lower end of the scale - The Gundam Mk. II. Always liked that design, especially in Titans blue. Power wise, at least as far as Gundams go, its kind of the kid that gets hassled for its lunch money. In the middle - the RX-93 Nu-Gundam. Again, always liked the design which reminds me of a Police car and means Constable Amuro is about to lay down the law on that rascally ruffian Char. Its kind of in the middle power wise, able to push asteroids out of orbit with the help of TM Network! And at the top end of the "Gundam" power scale - the Turn-A Turn, Turn-A Turn, TURN-AAAAAAAAAAAAA... Gundam. (ahem) Not only capable of destroying the whole of human civilisation as we know it, but its also the only "Gundam" with a power no other "Gundam" has - the POWER OF 'TACHE. ๐Ÿ˜„ (1) (1) Okay, yes, theres probably one from "G-Gundam" or something that has one but we all know that doesn't count. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  7. For those curious about what it takes to build a Moderoid:
  8. Thanks, Iโ€™d forgotten all those! (Though I think most โ€œWhoโ€ fans wish they could forget โ€œDimensions in Timeโ€!).
  9. Small bit of trivia for those of you who may be less familiar with UK TV in general; Rubys elderly neighbour was played by Anita Dobson, who is best known in the UK for having played the character "Angie Watts" in the long running BBC soap opera "EastEnders" [1]; her character was famously married to "Dirty Den", played by Leslie Grantham - who also appeared in classic "Who" back in the day. Possibly RTD was squaring a circle - as well as nodding to a certain other infamous "Doctor Who" Christmas episode... [1] That shows notoriously miserable storylines inspired the latter part of this "Who" quote: " 'Did you have to say that? 'There's no turning back? ' That's almost as bad as 'Nothing could possibly go wrong' or 'This'll be the best Christmas Walford's ever had.' "
  10. Well, the story was pretty much a vehicle. It actually reminded me quite a bit of the first "new" Who episode, introducing our friend from every planets North and Rose, which probably wasn't surprising, given who wrote them!. Where it shone was the characters, which was always RTDs strength. And Gatwa seems like he has a lot of potential; yes, in general hes more upbeat than many of his predecessors, but you also got some hints of some inner anger as well. If he gets well served with scripts, I think he could be a very good Doctor indeed.
  11. Yes, it was a time when comics books were still a major entertainment medium here. Well, we didn't have much else - there were only 3 TV channels (you had some mysterious thing called "cable") which at weekends were almost entirely given over to sport... It puzzled me when newsagents sometimes got anthologies of "2000AD" strips from... I think... "Quality Comics" (?) and they were colourised strips from "2000AD" that I'd known in black and white. I didn't learn why these things existed until later. Just for those who may not be aware, one major difference between UK and US comics is that UK comics were typically printed weekly, with several different stories per issue. This meant that each individual comic character or strip only had at most five or six pages an issue. It still amazes me what script writers and artists like Gibson could pull off in that amount of space. Later, when licenced properties like "Transformers" or "G.I. Joe/Action Force" appeared, often they would reprint one US story and have an original UK story in the same issue. I think the British "Transformers" stories are fairly well known, but the UK "G.I. Joe/Action Force" ones are possibly a bit under-represented in coverage of the comics today. Sorry for going off on a bit of a tangent. Just wanted to give some background on the kind of cultural environment Gibson would have been working in.
  12. I grew up reading "2000AD" here in the UK and among what was clearly an incredible talent pool of... er... art droids Gibsons was one of those that stood out. And then they teamed him up with Alan Moore for "The Ballad of Halo Jones" which I was far too young to grasp at the time - as was, I suspect, most of "2000AD"s readership then - but which of course is now rightly hailed as a classic. Yet another great of British comics who will be badly missed.
  13. So... compared to last week, "The Giggle" is a bit of a mess. It might have been better being spread over two episodes. On the other hand, boy, are we going to be getting an interesting action figure at some point... ๐Ÿ˜…
  14. So when I said I hoped the next one would stretch the boundaries a bit... ๐Ÿ˜… That was... to borrow a phrase... fantastic! And yes, RTD is going to continue to troll the entire internet... ๐Ÿ™‚
  15. Hmm, wonder if the MoD will be interested as well? I don't think theres currently even a defence suppression weapon in the RAF inventory since we got rid of ALARM. I always liked that missile though I've never been able to find out how effective it was. In more tragic news, an Osprey has been lost off Japan: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-67563915 Doesn't sound hopeful for survivors... ๐Ÿ˜”
  16. I felt the overall plot was a bit weak, though that may be a fault of the story is was based on (as someone who grew up reading British comics, I did a bit of a double take at the story credits in the opening titles!) but yes, this very much felt like a reunion tour. It does feel some like some change has been deposited in the BBC SFX meter. Not sure about the new TARDIS interior, it feels a bit too "clean" for me (I would love it if this was just a prank on the audience and that it gets trashed later, though I doubt thats likely - please note, I don't hate it, but I did almost expect the TARDIS to start singing "Let It Go"... ๐Ÿ˜„). Apparently the next episode has been kept under lock and key and is going to be a bit more out there...
  17. By that definition... all bombers are fighters... ๐Ÿ˜‰
  18. So... turns out the colourised "The Daleks" was part of the 60th anniversary celebrations (look, I knew it was the 60th anniversary of "Doctor Who", I just didn't quite grasp it was the 60th anniversary... the definite article, you might say...๐Ÿ˜‰). Its a 75 minute long "movie" version, with a modern score added (which sometimes works, but does also have a habit of intruding). Following that, there was a repeat of "An Adventure in Space and Time", the docudrama about the creation of "Doctor Who" from 10 years ago. However, they made a little change. You'll find it on the interwebs, I won't spoil it...
  19. I don't know if this was previously released on DVD or Blu-Ray, or if it will be available via iPlayer/Disney + but one of the BBC channels is currently broadcasting "The Daleks" - the Hartnell era story that introduced the world to Skaros murderous pepper shakers - in glorious BBC-O-Colour! (and thats Colour" with a "U", by golly chaps! ๐Ÿ˜‰).
  20. As is traditional, last night was the BBCs annual โ€œChildren in Needโ€ charity event, which included a short sequence introducing the 14th Doctor (who looks very familiarโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜‰). All Iโ€™m going to say is that the arguments over whether this โ€œstoryโ€ counts as canon are going to rage on for decadesโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜…
  21. The Mk.II, in Titans Blue, is one of my favourite Gundam designs and that release timing is going to... work out for me. ๐Ÿ™‚
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