Judge Dredd: Mega City One

  1. Vince W

    Vince W Well-Known Member

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    J Riff The Ants are my friends..

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    Unless the writing is dumbed down... which is hard not to do with J. Dredd, very clever and funny, and they will blow it if I know TV.
     
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    That's decided things for me - I'll get a TV in 2019, which means my 2-year break from it will be a 4-year break in total.
     
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    Tower75 I am the Night

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    In essence; we want him on board, but it's not confirmed and won't be for ages, even if it is confirmed.

    Sounds like Joe's not the main character then. From this it sounds like it'll focus on other Judges, probably ones invented for the show. Perhaps Urban will cameo every now and then as Dredd.
     
  6. Vince W

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    I like the idea of series not being all about Dredd. Certainly Dredd needs to be in there, and Anderson, and Hershey... But opening up the series will let them explore new areas and not worry about conflicting with 2000AD lore too much. Let's face it, fans can be a tad obstreperous, especially if they think things should be done differently.
     
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    It hasn't got the following here that it has in the UK. But if the tv show is good and a success, that could change.
     
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    We need someone with a James Earl Jones voice. Dub over whoever wears the costume, like they did with Darth Vader.
    That's how Dredd should sound and how I hear him when reading the comics
     
  10. Vince W

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    I hear him more like Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry or the spaghetti westerns. Only rougher and deeper.
     
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    It will have to lose the intelligence and sense of humour in order to fit the modern TV demographic. Great comic, lousy movies, ohboy here come th' TV version. Enjoy watching it from your Iso-Cube, citizen.
     
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    Intern E.T. **** your phone call.

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    As a show with proper story arcs, good character development, little or no family drama and a well chosen cast, this could be good.

    As just another retarded procedural cop show, it will be terrible.

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    I'm sincerely hoping it is - and welcome to the chrons forums @Intern E.T ! :)
     
  16. Vince W

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    I think the most important thing is that they have a massive eagle on his shoulder like the comics and not a badge like in the Dredd film. That and the correct number of links on the chain to his badge. ;)
     
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    Perhaps because that sector of the TV landscape was still radioactive after being nuked by the Stallone movie?

    And hopefully they won't just give us mediocre special effects and pocket the difference in the hope that this will be one of the shows that survive in the numbers game that is television.

    I hope the team behind this are fans of the comic. But it honestly would not surprise me if none of them had read it in their life. I read the other day that David Lynch had never even read Dune before he was offered the movie.

    It had its fair share of filler, frivolity and over ambitious stuff. But normally if the story was patchy, they at least got someone good to do the artwork. So if the odd story here goes astray, hopefully the visuals will stay on course. They need to get out into the sexy city and show us stuff, not just provide exposition to each other down at the station. I want a pleasure cruise on the open seas, not a sinking ship in a bottle.

    JD, and 2000ad in general, has always been so prophetic. You could tell that the people behind it had studied the past before they offered their vision of a future where, amongst other things, security would come at the cost of freedom. To me, it seems quite influenced by Aldous Huxley; we have a post war society that has made great strides in areas such as genetics, but the questionable morals are also not unlike that of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. The way things are controlled is much less subtle than BNW, though, more akin to Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

    So was owning a homicidal robot as far as I recall. Actually, I thought Rico was one of the only good things about that movie. He wasn't much like the comic book version but the actor gave a solid enough performance to be a convincing foil to Dredd.

    The SECOND that happens, I'm out.


    I was under the impression that movie did respectable business considering the size of its budget.

    Makes me wonder if this is a done deal or just a pipe dream.

    Most likely completely dependent. All American networks seem to care about is their first run live broadcast ratings because those determine how much they can charge advertisers for slots. Despite technology making shows like this cheaper, it will still likely cost a fair amount per episode to do the show *justice*. The network aren't going to give this show forever to find an audience, not when they could be churning out a reality show, about celebrity poodles getting make-overs, at a fraction of the cost.

    I'm not sure I do. It's starting to sound a little like some newfangled spin off show like Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers. "We live for Mega City One; we die for Mega City One!"

    Thank you. It's nice to BE here.

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  18. Vince W

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    Why not? The prog and megazine are full of stories where Dredd is not the central character.
     
  19. Intern E.T.

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    It wouldn't be much of a show if it was ONLY about Joe. But I don't think it's asking for much for Dredd to be leading the ensemble, and a regular cast member, in a show named after him.

    And they also contain stories where he is.

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