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The Daily Waffle: Episode Thirty Two


NEW "FEMALE CENTRIC" STAR WARS SERIES IN DEVELOPMENT

I always wonder why studios use terms like "female centric" in press releases because it doesn't really mean anything. Would you describe The Mandolorian as "male centric"?

Anyway. More Star Wars, which we're always minded to regard as a good thing. Leslye Headland, the creative brain behind the hit Netflix series Russian Doll is at the helm, and that's pretty much all we know - Lucasfilm/Disney are being unsurprisingly silent about any details of characters or plot, which allows the fan community to have some fun discussing (OK, it's Star Wars fandom, so arguing) which corners of the Star Wars Universe would be best explored.

THE DAY COMICS GREW UP

This was a British documentary about comic books, the writers and artists, from 1988 or '89, that was shown on the Australian ABC network back in mid-1990. Back in the late eighties the comics community was obsessed with being seen as "serous and grown-up". I remember watching this as a teenager, and it'snow an interesting look back at a very different time.

The documentary looks at British and American comics, and touches on Manga, and the then relatively new subject of video games. There's also a look at the convention scene and there are interviews with some of the creators [some of whom have since passed away], such as Archie Goodwin, Alan Moore, Jim Baikie, John Byrne, Tom Veitch, Cam Kennedy, and others.

PREVIEWS AVAILABLE FOR FREE ONLINE

Click HERE for the main catalogue, HERE for the UK pages and HERE for Marvel, Image and DC.

COMIC CONTEST STILL ONGOING

Click HERE to go to the contest page.

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Click HERE to purchase, remember to select "Free in store pick up" at checkout.

PODCAST RECOMMENDATION

Ridiculous History

From the same "How Stuff Works" stable as "Stuff you missed in History Class" Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History.

CULTURE

We haven't done any Shakespeare for a while, but today is St. George's Day, so we're going to give you the best speech from Henry V.

The St. Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V

William Shakespeare

King Henry V:

What’s he that wishes so? My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin: If we are mark’d to die, we are now To do our country loss; and if to live, The fewer men, the greater share of honour. God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more. By Jove, I am not covetous for gold, Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost; It yearns me not if men my garments wear; Such outward things dwell not in my desires: But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive. No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England: God’s peace! I would not lose so great an honour As one man more, methinks, would share from me For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more! Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host, That he which hath no stomach to this fight, Let him depart; his passport shall be made And crowns for convoy put into his purse: We would not die in that man’s company That fears his fellowship to die with us. This day is called the feast of Crispian: He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named, And rouse him at the name of Crispian. He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours, And say ‘To-morrow is Saint Crispian:’ Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars. And say ‘These wounds I had on Crispin’s day.’ Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot, But he’ll remember with advantages What feats he did that day: then shall our names. Familiar in his mouth as household words Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter, Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester, Be in their flowing cups freshly remember’d. This story shall the good man teach his son; And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remember’d; We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition: And gentlemen in England now a-bed Shall think themselves accursed they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

From Henry V, Act IV, Scene III

And if my feeble efforts don't do this justice, here's a bloke who can actually act having a go:

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