36 Responses to Garbage World: Justice Review

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  1. Excellent as ever. I’ve come to the conclusion that Austin is one of the best RD analyists ever.

    > as a matter of fact, the only thing that I don’t much care for is Nicholas Ball’s acting; he’s all right overall, but he seems to think that pausing makes him menacing, when really it just makes him sound like he’s brain-damaged.

    I thought that was the point. I thought he’d either become deranged in the pod, or was deranged in the first place.

    Also, is the headline on your front page a Queen reference? I do hope so.

  2. I thought about that argument regarding brain damage right after I loaded the review, but I just don’t like the way he did it. An argument could be made either way, I suppose.

    And the headline is a Queen reference. I thought it fit marvellously.

  3. That’s a very good point about Rimmer-as-hologram. They can’t even be arsed explaining it…

  4. > And the headline is a Queen reference. I thought it fit marvellously

    I don’t recall any fat-bottomed girls in the episode.

  5. Excellent. Really excellent.

  6. You know, I’ve never really been that much of a fan of Justice – it has some great moments, but I just don’t think it works well together.

  7. You’ve just messed up, Flib.

  8. hi hun u no wot am not really a fan of this review
    lots of love
    HANNAH xxxx

  9. On rationalizing The Justice Field:

    The Justice World Computer is capable of sustaining holograms. Right? It must be, because even if Rimmer is running on light-bee power (doubtful it would last for the whole of his sentence, though), Justice World has generated for him (presumably) hologrammatic boots.

    Ah!

    So if the Justice World Computer can generate and sustain holograms, then it’s not at all difficult to imagine The Justice Field working. The key here is that it must also be able so generate hard-light holograms.

    When Lister sets fire to the sheets, his jacket catches fire. Or does it? Can’t the fire be a hard-light hologram generated in retribution by the Justice Field? Maybe it wouldn’t be able to eat away at anything, but its burning could still be very painful…we see holograms inflicting pain on living people in Demons and Angels…perhaps Justice was just ahead of its time.

    The only thing that mucks me up, really, is the battle with the simulant. If he brought his own weapons to the fight (which is obviously more likely than having the Justice World Computer conjure them up for him) then I’m not sure why they could be affected by the Justice Field.

    Even so…I think it is a great episode, and a great review as usual. I just wanted to see if I could actually make sense out of the science behind the device.

  10. Sounds like you’re strainin’ to do some explainin’, Phil.

    There is absolutely no logical way the Justice Zone could work, based on current technology. I’m just prepared to believe that the technology will exist in three million years time.

  11. Basically, Phil, I think you are thinking about it too much.

  12. I agree. But, for the record, Newton thought about gravity too much.

  13. “Strike a light. It’s the doctor.”

  14. Go on Ian and John, time for a massive news article on this fact.

  15. I love the internet.

  16. You’ll find it noosed as “teh internets”, thanks.

  17. WHERE ARE PEOPLE GETTING MY JOURNAL LINKS FROM?!?!?!?

  18. The notbbc forum. One of the Doctor Who threads.

  19. Hey John how come you do that ridiculous voice in that DVD commentary for the first three episodes of series one?

    And why not do commentaries of other episodes? Just do specific episodes for their jollity or crapness rather than every fricking episode of every season if it gurns ya.

  20. > Some fresh news now please John and Ian.

    I’m doing a big news update tonight. However, there’s nothing *hugely* exciting…

    > Hey John how come you do that ridiculous voice in that DVD commentary for the first three episodes of series one?

    That is my normal voice when I get excited. Sob!

    > And why not do commentaries of other episodes? Just do specific episodes for their jollity or crapness rather than every fricking episode of every season if it gurns ya.

    We plan to. Next time I’m with Ian we’ll do one after the prerequisite cocksucking.

  21. On topic:

    I don’t think I like the term “review” for what Austin does with these episodes. It’s cheapened by how many thoughtless reviews are thrown together every day for a magazine or website. How about “episode dissections?”

  22. No – taking the piss out of my voice is standard practice round here. Ian does an unnervingly good impression of it.

    The cunt.

  23. > However, there’s nothing *hugely* exciting…

    I, for one, am eagerly awaiting the rest of the Brittas reviews…

  24. “And why not do commentaries of other episodes?”

    I have one on Minidisc about here somewhere…

  25. “No – taking the piss out of my voice is standard practice round here. Ian does an unnervingly good impression of it.”

    I think worse is that I assumed you were doing a ridiculous voice rather than that it could be your real one. I would have been more sensitive if I’d known. Actually going “Hahaha you have a ridiculous voice!” wouldn’t have made me feel like an arse.

  26. > No – taking the piss out of my voice is standard practice round here. Ian does an unnervingly good impression of it.

    I’m working on everyone from OD’s voices, so I can perform a version of TM:YNYN on my own. Out of Time was on UK G2 the other day, and I did it over the relevant scene, which had me bird in hysterics…

    I was playing with her clitoris at the time, you see.

  27. “TM:YNYN”

    What is?

    I think you should just focus on making a commentary called “John all by himself doing a thing on White Hole”. With much excitedness merry abounding.

  28. > “TM:YNYN”
    >
    > What is?

    “The Movie: Yeah, No, Yeah, No.” The Observation Dome entry for the fan film DVD competition.

  29. Oh I see. I was thinking of the “Timmy Mallet: Yes No Yes No” game. Except that nobody said “yes no yes no” in that game, it was word associations. So wrong there.

    More convincing than “This Morning: Yith Nichard Ynd Nudy” though, which was my other one.

  30. > Actually going “Hahaha you have a ridiculous voice!” wouldn’t have made me feel like an arse.

    I have the love of a good woman. Random accidental insults don’t bother me that much.

    Just imagine me saying that. Go on.

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