Doctor Dwarf

So. How much did Dr Who steal from Red Dwarf this week? Of course, it may not have been stolen, but as a Red Dwarf fan, I can only hope it was :)

Updated again!Firstly – A main character called Cassandra. Which as Seb Patrick has kindly pointed out, was the Last Human. A bit less fat than our Last Human though.

Rose: They’re just so alien.
Doctor: Who?
Rose: The aliens. You look at them, and they’re alien.
Rimmer: Look, you’re not thinking alien. That’s what aliens are: alien. They do alien things. Things that are… alien.

Rose: She’s dead now. Five billion years later, my mum’s dead.
Rimmer: Well, what do you suggest, give up white bread? More roughage!?

And last of all, Mr Ian of Symes has rather excellently noted that the person who played the Steward was Simon Day, who played Number Two in Holoship.

Number TwoSome Blue Bloke
Number Two and The Steward of “Platform 1” (Not The Man on Platform 5)

And thanks to Adn in the comments for watching Series VIII intently enough to realise that Yasmin Bannerman played a tree. Without standing there with her arms stretched out rather sadly.
Hello, this is Ground ControlAnd now I'm a tree!
Ground Controller and a Tree

All images © BBC.

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  1. Kirk, this may hold the distinction of being one of the funniest OD posts ever.

    I know that’s not in the face of particularly stiff competition, but even so : nice one :-)

  2. Wasn’t that tree lady the ground controller from that HILARIOUS Blue Midget dancing scene as well?

  3. Yup, Who took Yasmine Bannerman too!

  4. Holy Crap, I knew her name looked familiar!

  5. Screenshots coming up later…

  6. You can’t say that Doctor Who stole from Dwarf just because they used two of the same cast members!

  7. Wait a minute, aren’t there Equity rules that prevent there from being two actors with the same name working in TV/film, thus resulting in lots of name changes? If so, why are there two Simon Days running around in British comedy/sci-fi?

  8. Performingmonkey: No, the original post didn’t contain any cast references. They were added later when I felt that they were suitably interesting and this was by far the best place to put them.

  9. I recognised her name in the credits, not her performance in Back in the Red Part 3 I SWEAR

  10. Yeah, I also swear. Cunt. There, I swore.

    Something about this week’s Doctor Who reminded me of something in Series VII, but I can’t put my finger quite on it. I’m probably having a kind of demented mental outburst or summat. Imagine Dwarf with Who’s budget! Fuck the Movie being made into an actual movie, it could be done on the BBC.

  11. “Wait a minute, aren’t there Equity rules that prevent there from being two actors with the same name working in TV/film, thus resulting in lots of name changes? If so, why are there two Simon Days running around in British comedy/sci-fi?”

    It gets worse. If you look at IMDB, the Simon Day listed (the one from The Fast Show) is credited as playing Number Two in Holoship.

  12. By the way, Kirk, to add another one to your list – was no-one else expecting Craig Charles to walk through the door when they announced “The Last Human”…?

  13. I half expected the last human being alive to be followed by “a hologram simulation of her dead bunkmate and a creature who evolved from the ship’s cat”.

  14. Actually it’s probably more ‘Alien’ than Psirens… just forget I ever spoke, oik?

  15. Apparently Jenna Russell is going to be in the last episode.

  16. Not strictly relevant, but I got the ‘ideas-which-may-or-may-not-have-actually-been-taken-from-former-British-sci-fi’ vibe. And what a vibe that is…
    Big floating thing for rich people to see exciting events and eat nice food; rather reminiscent of Hitch Hikers’ Milliways ‘The Restaurant at the End of the Universe’. OK, Who’s version is different, but, well, I like Douglas Adams. Ha.

  17. That occured to me too. When I saw the ‘next week on Doctor Who’ bit at the end of the first episode, I thought it would be a great opportunity for Peter Davison to make a cameo as the dish of the day.

  18. There was clearly a lot of DNA influence at play – from the whole idea, to the TARDIS-translates-like-a-Babel-fish thing…

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