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  1. I might need to rewatch the stream to catch that... Glad to see Abbie's vlogs are back. They're completely pointless but it's an interesting glimpse behind the scenes. The tech guys appear to be barely able to keep the thing going. Unfortunately Ben features heavily doing such important stuff as... Sitting. And eating. At least the more senior guys offer something in either management or insight, Ben just uses up resources it seems.
  2. Sadly Ben can't be turned off
  3. The series is very very good. It's about the best adaptation they could do from the book. It isn't perfect, the narration is occasionally too intrusive, it's style is not going to work for everyone and it has that hammy style of acting where everyone is turned up to 11. But it's probably as faithful and still workable as you can get, and all in all its very good and very fun. Slightly disappointed that some of my favourite scenes got cut but if you were going to trim stuff they would be amongst the first to go so no shock. Definitely worth a watch.
  4. They would be very foolish to go down the multiverse route. It always gets convoluted and messy.
  5. Really enjoyed the first couple of episodes. It isn't perfect, it's style will put some people off, it suffers a little from trying to adapt Pratchett's style, which is notoriously hard to do (some of the best parts of Good Omens are completely irrelevant observational asides in footnotes - there's a gag about pre-decimal money you simply couldn't make work in a series without a really shoehorned in voiceover for instance), it occasionally hangs a lampshade on things... But it's good fun, everyone seems to be having a blast making it, it captures the book well, and it's a fun story. I'm biased, it's my favourite book, but so far it's been a really good watch.
  6. I've genuinely never anticipated a TV show more.
  7. Old Tested, with Will, Gary and Norm every week, was great. Apart from the 'cut to Apple talk' thing which was absurd at times, it was a really fun listen for a show ostensibly about 2 nerds and their mate talking about tech nonsense. Will is always good on the Bombcast. He brings a different type of personality and outlook to anyone else they really have, and he's never done the 'in thrall to Jeff' thing as far as I know.
  8. If you're only going to read a single collection, vol. 1 'From the Dead' is the one to go for. Those are the 6 Ellis issues. The stuff afterwards isn't as good, but it's not bad either. Takes its biggest dip in the third volume iirc, then steps back up and develops a decent continuing story arc that rounds the thing out. Definitely read the Ellis stuff. If you like it, read the following volumes.
  9. Updated ranking Avengers Infinity War Avengers Endgame Captain America: Civil War Avengers Assemble Captain America: Winter Soldier Thor: Ragnarok Guardians of the Galaxy Spider-Man: Homecoming Iron Man Dr Strange Captain America: the First Avenger Ant-Man Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 Black Panther Ant-Man and the Wasp Captain Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron Thor Thor: the Dark World Iron Man 3 The Incredible Hulk Iron Man 2 I could see Endgame moving down a little on repeat viewings. There's an awful lot about it I like, it has so much heart and let's the film have moments of emotion where others would move on, it has some of the best crowd pleasing moments in the series, it has some very good action (though not as much as you'd expect) and some lovely nods for fans - the Cap elevator scene is an excellent bit of writing for such a simple idea for instance. But there's a few things I like less - the development of Thor I don't like, the fundamental plot is one of those things you have to go with and is one of those plots that for many feels like a cop out (but I think we inescapable here), it's a less cohesive feeling film than Infinity War, I despise the Fortnite gag, and the female lead gauntlet relay is a really good and right thought done with the subtlety of a pneumatic drill, Thanos is much more an afterthought here unfortunately. But it's bloody good all the same. I didn't think that much of Captain Marvel. It's not bad (I'd say the only genuinely bad film they've made is Iron Man 2, others I like less or felt disappointed, but they're not objectively bad), but there's nothing that I really loved about it. In fairness I don't like the character so it was a hiding to nothing, but I felt like an awful lot of it felt very forced, quite a bit of it fell flat for me. I liked some of the ideas but then it has stuff it plays up as a twist that you've seen coming from the first scene of the film. It's a really middling entry that personally was less enjoyable than some of its brethren of similar quality.
  10. The thumbnail of this was originally a close up shot of the bloke in the Rorschach mask, and seeing the mask with eye holes cut out made my initial reaction 'Oh fuck no...'. As it is, hmm.
  11. The Ellis run is literally 6 completely self contained unconnected stories, with basically no arc or universe building or anything really. They're all just like, a day in the life of Moon Knight. It set up some of the style that the run you've read used. It also gave us this
  12. The Wood and then Bunn issues definitely aren't up the standard Ellis set but they're ok. The Lemire run afterwards steps back up a little, still not to the level of the first 6 by any means but still fun. I was definitely disappointed that Ellis left so soon as those issues are almost like a bit of a cock tease - here's 6 standalone weird, cool stories of what Moon Knight can be and now someone else can run with it. They did run with it but didn't have the weight of Ellis' ability behind it. But still they get some nice action and imagery in there (some of my favourite art and panels in recent comics of any stripe are in Ellis/Wood/Bunn/Lemire runs), and the Lemire run takes that and does a nice take on a more full Moon Knight mythology story. If you're on Marvel Unlimited anyway they're well worth a read, certainly the those first 6 issues, and the commitment to even read all of it is pretty small.
  13. Austin coming back would be great. He gelled really well with everyone, and brought the 'intellectual geek' thing more than anyone else, and was far better at the journalistic aspect of things than Klepek was (mostly because he didn't seem to be self obsessed, with the most annoying voice and personality on earth). He also was a good foil for Dan's ignorant fuck schtick. Bring him back. Jeff seemed genuinely gutted when he left. More than anyone else's leaving.
  14. Eternals, Shang-chi, Dr Strange 2... I'm not totally sold on the Black Widow film being a thing.
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