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

Contact the show at spacespinner2000@gmail.com

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

8.67

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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

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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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Space Spinner 2000 ep 47

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 47

In our thrilling forty-seventh episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 154-158 of 2000 AD, covering March of 1980. Join us as we head out with Judge Dredd as he begins his quest to find the Judge Child, the there is political intrigue with the Robo-Hunter, and the hosts once again side with monsters against humanity at large in Fiends of the Eastern Front!

Thrills Covered: 

  • Robo-Hunter
  • Judge Dredd
  • Fiends of the Eastern Front
  • Captain Klep
  • Blackhawk
  • The V.C.s
  • Tharg, This Is Your Life
  • Ro-Jaws Robo-Tales

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Song: Atomic by Blondie

7.75

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 46

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 46

In our thrilling forty-sixth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 150-153 of 2000 AD, covering February of 1980. Join us as we travel to the future to fight robots and aliens, to the past to fight alongside vampires and hang out with dinosaurs, fight the evil Judge Death, and DRINK THE BLOOD OF SATANUS! Also Conrad quotes classic poetry, or at least a version of classic poetry as performed on a popular 1990s sitcom.

Also I forgot to mention on the show but shout out to Judge Anon and their excellent series of articles about female judges in Judge Dredd, which I've shamelessly mined for jokes!

Thrills Covered:

  • Judge Dredd
  • The V.C.s
  • The Stainless Steel Rat
  • Captain Klep
  • TimeQuake
  • Blackhawk
  • Robo-Hunter
  • Fiends of the Eastern Front

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Song: Coward of the County by Kenny Rogers

7.51

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 45

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 45

In our thrilling forty-fifth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 146-149 of 2000 AD, covering January of 1980. It's a huge Judge Dredd month, as Judge Minty leaves Mega City One just as Judge Death arrives! Also Conrad tries to explain what Top of the Pops is, and fails miserably!

Check out the Judge Minty Fan Film!

Thrills Covered:

  • Judge Dredd
  • The V.C.s
  • The Stainless Steel Rat
  • Captain Klep
  • Blackhawk
  • Ro-Jaws' Robo-Tales
  • TimeQuake
  • What Tharg Did On Sunday

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Song: Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders

7.31

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 44

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 44

In our thrilling forty-fourth episode Fox and Conrad take a break from reviewing weekly progs to reminisce on the whole of 2000 AD comics for the year 1979. It's a chance to reflect, review, and give out awards! Welcome to the 1979 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

Contact the show at spacespinner2000@gmail.com

Song: Da Ya Think I’m Sexy by Rod Stewart

7.12

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