It’s the far future and Mexican machinery has taken hospitality and service work from hard working American legal immigrants. With no Trump like figure to rally the dumb fucks to protest illegal immigrants instead, it’s up to Joe Dredd to bring about the end of the Chimichanga Systems 101…
September 2099 (Prog 32).
Robert Flynn brings out his machine hatred and Mick McMahon assists.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT (IN ONE SENTENCE)?:
A computer run hotel goes haywire, killing many of the guests.
ANY LAW LORE?:
Robots who break the Law are dismantled or subjected to forced rusting.
Dredd’s first instinct is to take the “back entrance” (fnarr) and he strongly believes that despite any individuality, machines should serve man.
ANY TEETHING TROUBLES?:
Dredd, despite being double zero rated for psi abilities, gets an itchy trigger finger when trouble is about to start.
The Mayor (presumably) is called “City Father” Washington and appears to talk like a southern Baptist preacher.
WHAT THE DROKK?:
Why does the computer brain have a conveniently powerful electromagnet nearby? Wouldn’t this close proximity be damaging to the CPU?
Washington fucks it up and opens something called “Komputal” by the look of the word balloon.
WHAT’S THE ART LIKE?:
This is standard fare from McMahon and though it does nothing extraordinary, it still works in concert with the script.
HOW MANY LINKS?:
It’s really cool that the concept of fads in the Big Meg are starting to come together and this will be a driver for fleshing out the feel of the city in later years and stories. Dredd himself seems to have a dislike for machines that runs deep. His objections of everything from high functioning robots to the Mechanismo units will be familiar themes going forward. Three links.