Sunday, 2 March 2014

Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 10

NAME
Judge Dredd: The Judge Child, Part 10

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. and Tornado Prog 165

DATELINE
14 June 80

This prof was delayed by five weeks due to a strike at IPC. It contained M.A.C.H.0, Robo-Hunter, The V.C.'s and The Mind Of Wolfie Smith, the fourth of the wonders of the galaxy and a M.A.C.H.0 cover by Mike Dorey.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd In The Judge Child Quest 2, The Complete Judge Dredd 15, Judge Dredd Epics: The Judge Child 2, Judge Dredd Epics: The Judge Child Quest, Judge Dredd Epics: The Complete Judge Child Quest and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 04.

SYNOPSIS
Dredd rescues the President's biochip.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
(According to Dredd's Log, this part takes place sixteen days after Part 7)

There is Wild Aliens and the amputee Aliens. The Warriors of the Immortal Chip are a group of Native Aliens that want the secret of the biochip so they can live forever.

Orrten is an inhabited planet. Lesser Lingo receives an ambassadorial delegation from Orrten. The Hadean System is a little known group of planets deep in the galaxy.

JUDGE DREDD
He rescues President Carlyle's biochip. He and the crew of Justice 1 head for the Hadean System in search of Oracle Spice.

OTHER CHARACTERS
POLICE CONSTABLE NUMBER 49
He accompanies Dredd into wild Alien territory and attempts to arrest several members of the Warriors of the Immortal Chip.

PRESIDENT CARLYLE
Dredd rescues his biochip. In its absence, Rockin' Rocky Rock has been filling in. Carlyle has his chip implanted into a wild alien body and declares equal rights for aliens.

ROCKIN' ROCKY ROCK
Whilst Carlyle's biochip is missing, Rock fills in as President. He causes three interplanetary incidents.

ARRESTS
No. 49 attempts to arrest at least two Warriors of the Immortal Chip.

DEATHS
Dredd kills five of the Warriors of the Immortal Chip

BEST LINES
Warriors of the Immortal Chip Leader: "We only wanted to force the humans to give us the secret of the biochip! Then we, too, could live forever - and what creature does not want that?"
Dredd: "Me for one."

WORST LINES
49: "You can't trust wild aliens, sir! They're all terrible liars!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
Why have a vice-president if in the president's biochip's absence power passes to a rock star?

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: John Howard
Artist: Ron Smith
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
The treatment of the aliens and the wider implications of a society where people live forever in biochip form are largely ignored in favour of a chase sequence and setting up the Oracle Spice as Dredd's next objective.

Next Prog: The Hungry Planet!