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  1. I need to get the Clone EP, and Hypothetical Situations really needs a repress.
  2. @brian trageskin shout out for the Jeroen Search post in Now Listening. Really loving this album.
  3. I like Alien 3, great cast - Charles Dance especially - though it gets whack at the end with Michael Bishop Weyland and the style of Ripley's death (IMO) Tonally matches the first film, but feels out of place after Aliens. The studio fucked the franchise long before Ridley Scott took two prolonged shits over everything.
  4. I don't think I've seen this, will have to correct that. I 'loved' Iron Warrior as a kid, it seems like it's the same character, I wonder what order they should be watched in to get the full Ator backstory.
  5. The Audible show they did for Gibson's script is quite good, Michael Biehn and Lance Henriksen both star. https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Alien-III-Audiobook/B07QY1FVDT?ipRedirectOverride=true&source_code=M2M30DFT1Bk13006152102O6&gclid=Cj0KCQjw1ouKBhC5ARIsAHXNMI-60Sl8G3pWhNLgcWiYN7kTEk6CSmEcrZsrVXg309Lpk53BHeMVBc8aAkIuEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  6. Picked up this week. I'll save for proper listen Friday, very much looking forward to spending time with it.
  7. One work trip years ago had me next to a dude that was screaming his head off one morning, he sounded like he was possessed by demon. Real guttural screams, fortunately I checked out that day.
  8. I picked this up after checking the new release page on Norman Records over the weekend. Really good album of mournful pop songs about heartbreak. The production is good too, was getting a hint of BOC vibes from some of the tracks, Helm in particular.
  9. Hell yeah. Never heard of him until today, will be keeping an eye out.
  10. I know I'm not the target audience, but that looks like it will suck too. (IMO) I'm sure there are lots of people that enjoy the new shows, I have some friends that do. However, I think the new shows fundamentally lack what made Star Trek different from a lot of other sci-fi, an element of hope for the future and sense of adventure and wonder. Discovery and Picard smack of creative bankruptcy. Both full of 'plosions and edginess, I don't see that it has much of what came before. A better argument could be made for Lower Decks, but again, the show seems to be lacking what made the older shows good, just adding in a dash of Next Gen to give it some credibility. The Lower Decks episode in Next Gen is a classic, an angle that still is fertile for exploration in the right hands. So much they could still do with the franchise in the right hands. They seem hell-bent on taking the worst of the films, and pursing a course of Disneyfication. It's a matter of taste and personal opinion - there were a lot of fans bemoaning Next Gen, DS9... when they were first released - but unlike what came before, warts and all, I think people would be hard pressed to find it in the new shows.
  11. Discovery, Below Decks, and Picard are not Star Trek. They might share the name, but they have nothing whatsoever to do with Star Trek.
  12. Wicked. I've been loving a lot of the Axis releases, and this will get picked up today.
  13. Open on a mobile and you'll see the AMP version of the article. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.ft.com/content/ae2bbe36-1e49-4a46-bc65-955bbf962e2a
  14. Jesus. Give them some constructive feedback 🙂 There are some good recruiters out there, but I've met mostly tools. Had an instance when they asked me to confirm my resignation and start date before I'd even seen the contract, just a verbal "you have the job." was sufficient for them.
  15. Picked up something new, and a wishlist item. Might have another look later today...
  16. Shit photo, but it's all I managed to take before spooking the blue tits. There was a gang of them earlier, all cavorting off picture. My little garden has been a nice distraction during lockdown. It drilled home how important green spaces are to mental health. However, it's funny to think that while bird song is pleasant for many, it's the avian equivalent of humans out on our high streets and city centres on a Friday/Saturday night.
  17. Will pick these up via Norman Records, EU shipping is very spicy now. Does it say if the vinyl includes a download code? Fingers crossed.
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