Saturday, 24 May 2014

Judge Dredd: Synthi-Caff Vindilu

NAME
Judge Dredd: Synthi-Caff Vindilu

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 191

DATELINE
20 Dec 80

This prog also contained Dash Decent, The Mean Arena, Meltdown Man, Return To Armageddon and Strontium Dog with a Judge Dredd cover by Ian Gibson.

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
The Complete Judge Dredd 18 and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 04.

SYNOPSIS
Walter goes undercover to catch some robothieves.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Bleakwalk Road is in Sector 40. Mega Trans has premises at 44A Krakov Road

Tablets which make synthetic Indian curries are available.

Robot personalities can be backed up on tape.

Named Judges: Judge Dory.

JUDGE DREDD
He dislikes Walter's synthetic Indian curry tablets. He uses Walter as bait to catch a group of robothieves.

OTHER CHARACTERS
WALTER THE WOBOT
Dredd has him bugged and uses him as bait to trap a group of robot thieves. He and Cranky are stolen and hidden in a shielded area preventing the bug's signal from escaping. Walter offers his captors cups of synthi-caf and doses one with his electronic bug and a synthetic Indian curry tablet. The tablet causes one of his captors to need to leave the leave the shielded area to vomit thus allowing the Judges to track the signal and catch the thieves.


CRANKY
Robot. He accompanied Walter to Sector 40. They are both stolen. Cranky is reprogrammed and believes his name is Reginald.

ARRESTS
At least four. Dredd and the other Judges arrest the robothieves, we only see four of them.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Walter: "This is the distwict the wobothieves have been opewating Judge Dwedd say to just keep walking and look stupid..."
Cranky: "Reckon you can handle that all right!"

WORST LINES
Walter: "Cwipes! We're being dwoidnapped, Cwanky!"

CATCHPHRASES
Walter says concentwated, cuwwy, Cwanky, cwipes, cweeps, cwooks, disappeawing, distwict, Dwedd, dwoidnapped, eastewn, fwesh, gwabbed, gweat, gweatest, hooway, laundwette, opewating, pwetty, pwomise, vewy, weady, weal, Wex, wobothieves and wobots.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: T.B. Grover
Artist: Emberton
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
Ian Gibson's art is great here as Walter saves the day and without unnecessarily wacky hi-jinx.

Next Prog: Loonie's Moon!