Space Spinner 2000 ep 62

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 62

In our thrilling sixty-second episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 202-205 of 2000 AD, covering March of 1981. Join us as Judge Dredd deals with out of control superbikes and Pug Uglys, A robot rebellion beings in Return to Armageddon, we start arms running with Meltdown Man, a young Johnny Alpha joins the resistance, and Future Shocks return! I hope you brought your airhorns. Also this episode we reach an awesome milestone, we've now read 10 percent of 2000AD!

Thrills Covered: 

  • Strontium Dog
  • The Mean Arena
  • Return to Armageddon
  • Judge Dredd
  • Meltdown Man
  • Future Shocks

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Song: Jealous Guy by Roxy Music

10.00

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Collection 5 - Invasion

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Collection 5 - Invasion

Quack quack, listeners! Bill Savage, Peter Silk, and their band of rag-tag resistance fighters arrive to fight off the evil Volgans in the year 1999 in this, the very first thrill of 2000AD and the fifth in our series of Space Spinner Collections! These collections have all of our coverage for a specific character or storyline, all in one place. They're a great accompaniment to reading collected versions of 2000AD, or to just hear your favorite thrill all in one place. 

This week it's time for vengeance with Invasion! Starting on January 1st 1999, it's the tale of the the commie-nazis invading england, and the one man that has the strength, will, and shotgun to fight back against them! Invasion is one of our very favorite thirlls and is a fantastic mix of amazing action and gallows humor. It's Red Dawn meets Deathwish, and it's 100% fantastic. You can find Bill Savage's adventures in digital format at the 2000AD web store:

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/savage/GRN293

Additionally, podcast host Conrad was recently on an episode of the Mega City Book Club podcast talking about Invasion, which can be found here, or on your preferred source of podcasts:

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2017/09/43-invasion.html

Contact the show at spacespinner2000@gmail.com

Song: Spirits of the Future by roughNX (find them at https://www.roughnx.com)

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 61

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 61

In our thrilling sixty-first episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 198-201 of 2000 AD, covering February of 1981. Join us as Judge Dredd fights pirates and sows the seeds of the Apocalypse War, we get into showbiz with Return to Armageddon, we meet some animal brigands in Meltdown Man, and we start an amazing new story with Strontium Dog, Portrait of a Mutant!

Thrills Covered: 

  • Tharg the Might
  • The Mean Arena
  • Return to Armageddon
  • Judge Dredd
  • Meltdown Man
  • Strontium Dog

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Song: Woman by John Lennon

9.81

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Collection 4 - ABC Warriors

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Collection 4 - ABC Warriors

Spread the Word! Hammerstein and his team of meknificent robots arrive on Mars in the fourth in our series of Space Spinner Collections! These collections have all of our coverage for a specific character or storyline, all in one place. They're a great accompaniment to reading collected versions of 2000AD, or to just hear your favorite thrill all in one place. 

This week we'll roll out with the ABC Warriors, going from the end of the Volgan War to the fontiers of the red planet as an awesome robot team is assembled and then begins it's super awesome mission! The story of the ABC Warriors is truly classic 2000AD and must be experienced. Once you do you too will be ready to SPREAD THE WORD! You can find these tales of the ABC warriors in both digital and hardback formats at the 2000AD web store: 

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/abc-warriors/GRN509

Or at your favorite book seller

Contact the show at spacespinner2000@gmail.com

Song: Spirits of the Future by roughNX (find them at https://www.roughnx.com)

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 60

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 60

In our thrilling sixtieth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 193-197 of 2000 AD, covering January of 1981. Join us as we meet some old friends as the Fink comes to Mega-City One, learn the history of street football and the Mean Area, beat some bad boys with Strontium dog, and melt down with...Return to Armageddon?

Thrills Covered: 

  • Strontium Dog
  • Mean Arena
  • Judge Dredd
  • Meltdown Man
  • Return to Armageddon
  • Ro-Jaws Robo-Tales

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Song: Imagine by John Lennon

9.62

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 59

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 59

In our thrilling fifty-ninth episode Fox and Conrad take a break from reviewing weekly progs to reminisce on the whole of 2000 AD comics for the year 1980. It's a chance to reflect, review, and give out awards! Welcome to the 1980 Spinnies! At the end of every chronological year in our prog timeline we'll give out awards to the storylines and thrills we liked best over the last year.

Award Categories:

  • Best Art
  • Best Story
  • Best Overall Thrill
  • Best Month
  • Best Year

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Song: There's No-One Quite LIke Grandma by St. Winifred's School Choir

9.38

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 58

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 58

In our thrilling fifty-eighth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 189-192 of 2000 AD, covering December of 1980. Join us as we fight space zombies in Return to Armageddon, party hard with Johnny Alpha and Wulf, hit a pit stop with Judge Dredd, and consult with Abelard Snazz about Robots! Also, this is the month podcast host Conrad born! Hooray!

Thrills Covered: 

  • Strontium Dog
  • Ro-Jaws Robo-Tales
  • Mean Arena
  • Judge Dredd
  • Meltdown Man
  • Return to Armageddon

Contact the show at spacespinner2000@gmail.com

Song: Super Trooper by ABBA

9.38

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Collection 3 - Dan Dare

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Collection 3 - Dan Dare

The pilot of the future blasts off as Dan Dare and his band of space criminals head off for the Lost Worlds in the third in our series of Space Spinner Collections! These collections have all of our coverage for a specific character or storyline, all in one place. They're a great accompaniment to reading collected versions of 2000AD, or to just hear your favorite thrill all in one place. 

This week we head to back to the very early days of 2000AD, and to deep space as English legacy space explorer Dan Dare returns to 2000AD after a brief retooling, and proceeds to have a bunch of awesome space adventures! Check it out, and learn why the "Battle Action Playset" era is our favorite Dan Dare! You can find Dan Dare in both digital and hardback formats at the 2000AD web store:

https://shop.2000ad.com/GRN527

https://shop.2000ad.com/GRN528

Or at your favorite book seller

Contact the show at spacespinner2000@gmail.com

Song: Spirits of the Future by roughNX (find them at https://www.roughnx.com)

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 57

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 57

In our thrilling fifty-seventh episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 184-188 of 2000 AD, covering November of 1980. Join us as we meet a new entrepreneur on the scene of Mega-City 1, the Strontium Dogs go on travels with Hitler, the revolt begins in Meltdown Man, and we get thrown in the deep end immediately as we Return to Armageddon!

Thrills Covered: 

  • Strontium Dog
  • Mean Arena
  • Judge Dredd
  • Ro-Jaws Robo-Tales
  • Return to Armageddon
  • Meltdown Man

Contact the show at spacespinner2000@gmail.com

Song: Woman in Love by Barbara Streisand

9.19

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Collection 2 - Shako

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Collection 2 - Shako

The world's most wanted polar bear is on the loose in Shako, the second in our series of Space Spinner Collections! These collections have all of our coverage for a specific character or storyline, all in one place. They're a great accompaniment to reading collected versions of 2000AD, or to just hear your favorite thrill all in one place. 

This week we head to frozen north and the dawn of 2000AD as murderous bear Shako evades and destroys everything the CIA can throw at him! Listen to his adventures, and learn why Shako makes King Kong look like a pet chimp! You can find Shako in both digital and paperback formats at the 2000Ad web store:

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/GRN450

Or at your favorite book seller

Contact the show at spacespinner2000@gmail.com

Song: Spirits of the Future by roughNX (find them at https://www.roughnx.com)

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 56

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 56

In our thrilling fifty-sixth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 180-183 of 2000 AD, covering October of 1980. Join us as we finish the quest for the Judge Child, figure out how robots fit into the Mean Arena, and go to the vats with Meltdown Man! Also Johnny Alpha accepts a bounty on Hitler. LET THE SHOW BEGIN!

Thrills Covered: 

  • Strontium Dog
  • Meltdown Man
  • Judge Dredd
  • Mean Arena
  • Tharg the Mighty
  • Ro-Jaws Robo-Tales

Contact the show at spacespinner2000@gmail.com

Song: Don't Stand So Close to Me by The Police

9.00

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Collection 1 - The Cursed Earth

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Collection 1 - The Cursed Earth

Judge Dredd heads out into the deadly wastes of the former United States in The Cursed Earth, the first in our series of Space Spinner Collections! These collections have all of our coverage for a specific character or storyline, all in one place. They're a great accompaniment to reading collected versions of 2000AD, or to just hear your favorite thrill all in one place. 

This week we load up our Land Raiders to head to Mega-City 2, and fight all the mutants, giant rats, dinosaurs, and relics of the old world that get in our path. You can find Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth in both digital and paperback formats at the 2000Ad web store:

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/more-dredd

Or at your favorite book seller

Contact the show at spacespinner2000@gmail.com

Song: Spirits of the Future by roughNX (find them at https://www.roughnx.com)

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 55 (New Listeners Start Here)

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 55 (New Listeners Start Here)

In our thrilling fifty-fifth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 178-179 of 2000AD, covering September 1980. This episode is also designed for new listeners, with explanations about the nature of both the show and 2000AD. If you're interested in getting into either, this is a great place to start! As well as a recap and recommendations of thrills and episodes to listen to, this episode also marks the start of several classic 2000AD stories and the start of the dramatic climax to the Judge Child Saga!

Thrills Covered: 

  • Strontium Dog
  • Mean Arena
  • Judge Dredd
  • Meltdown Man
  • Killer Watt

Contact the show at spacespinner2000@gmail.com

Song: Feels Like I'm in Love by Kelly Marie

8.81

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 54

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 54

In our thrilling fifty-fourth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest comic with the 1981 Judge Dredd Annual (Annuals are dated by the following year). It's the first Dredd Annual, after a few years of Dan Dare Themed ones. Join us for the first great 2000AD annual, featuring Dredd, the whole Dredd, and nothing but the Dredd!

Thrills Covered:

  • PinBOING® Wizard
  • The Judge Dredd Story
  • The First Dredd
  • Max Normal the Pinstripe Freak
  • The Cursed Earth, You Are A Judge, The Changing Face of Dredd
  • Compulsory Purchase
  • The Fear That Make Milwaukee Famous
  • Trans-Time Guide to Mega-City One
  • Walter the Wobot
  • Walter's Works
  • Mad Tooth's Run
  • SHOK

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Song: Ashes to Ashes Takes All by David Bowie

8.67

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 53

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 53

In our thrilling fifty-third episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest comic with the 1981 2000 AD Annual (Annuals are dated by the following year). We've been pretty tough on annuals over the years, and this one has some pretty rough sections, but also has some extremely neat comics, articles, and features. For the first time ever we have two non-comics as the top thrill!

Thrills Covered:

  • Night of the Blood Freaks
  • The Mumps From Beyond The Moon!
  • Ro-Busters
  • Human On My Back
  • The Man From 2000
  • Blackhawk
  • Guinea Pig
  • Duel in the Dunes
  • The Retreat From Volgow
  • Smokeman
  • Tharg’s Guide To How 2000 AD Is Produced
  • Bang! Bang! Said the Green Cheese Man
  • Judge Dredd
  • Phantom Patrol

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Song: The Winner Takes All by ABBA

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 52

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 52

In our thrilling fifty-second episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 173-177 of 2000 AD, covering August and September of 1980. Join us as we clear the decks in advance of a thrill refresh in the second half of September! All thrills must end! (Except Judge Dredd, natch.) 

Thrills Covered: 

  • The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World
  • The Mind of Wolfie Smith
  • Judge Dredd
  • The V.C.s
  • Robo Hunter
  • Ro-Jaws Robot Tales
  • The Great Human Rip-Off!

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Song: Use It Up and Wear It Out by Odyssey

8.67

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 51

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 51

In our thrilling fifty-first episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 168-172 of 2000 AD, covering July and August of 1980. Join us as the Stainless Steel Rat saves the world, for the first time, but not the last time, Wolfie Smith opens an evil door, the Geeks go undercover, the robot war begins, and we trip balls on Oracle Spice!

Thrills Covered: 

  • The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World
  • The Mind of Wolfie Smith
  • Judge Dredd
  • The V.C.s
  • Robo Hunter
  • Ro-Jaws Robot Tales

Contact the show at spacespinner2000@gmail.com

Song: Xanadu by Oliva Newton-John/Electric Light Orchestra

8.43

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 50

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 50

In our thrilling fiftieth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with the 1980 Sci-Fi Special of 2000 AD. This Special contains the 2000AD premiere of both Alan Moore and Steve Dillon, and has some cool stories without a ton of filler. Thanks to all our listeners for helping us get to fifty episodes! Here's to a whole lot more!

Thrills Covered:

  • Judge Dredd
  • Tharg Meets Harry Harrison
  • The Robot Revolution
  • A Holiday in Hell
  • The Wanderer
  • Strontium Dog
  • What Happened to Colony 9?
  • The Steel Claw
  • The Final Secret
  • THE HOUSE OF THE FUTURE

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Song: Suicide is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H) by Johnny Mandel

8.19

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 49

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 49

In our thrilling forty-ninth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 163-167 of 2000 AD, covering May, June and July of 1980. Join us as Dredd travels the spaceways, we get 6 times the Sam Slade, MACH Zero reunites with his son, and the Stainless Steel Rat begins his next quest, to save the world! Also we have a revelation about the nature of time travel, and how it relates to beating up bikers.

Thrills Covered: 

  • Robo-Hunter
  • M.A.C.H. Zero
  • Judge Dredd
  • The Mind of Wolfie Smith
  • The V.C.s
  • The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World
  • Ro-Jaws Robo-Tales
  • Terror Tube

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Song: What's Another Year by Johnny Logan

8.19

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 48

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 48

In our thrilling forty-eighth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 159-162 of 2000 AD, covering April of 1980. Join us as we say goodbye to Captain Klep and the Fiends of the Eastern Front, and hello to returning thrills MACH Zero and Wolfie Smith. We'll also head off into deep space with both the VCs AND Judge Dredd! Also, this episode contains an easter egg for next episode, can you spot it?

Thrills Covered: 

  • Robo-Hunter
  • The V.C.s
  • Judge Dredd
  • Fiends of the Eastern Front
  • Captain Klep
  • Blackhawk
  • Ro-Jaws Robo-Tales
  • M.A.C.H. Zero
  • Tharg and the Cheat! (Was it you?)
  • The Mind of Wolfie Smith

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Song: Going Underground by The Jam

7.95

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