All The Just The Results

Well, if I could just beg your indulgence for a few seconds more, sirs, the old 345 takes a little time to warm up. Still, it out-performs the 346 in 8 out of 9 bench tests. A small wonder, then, that it secured “G&T Results Counter of the Year, Best Budget Model” three years running. Now here are the results… and the scores are… in!

It was a hotly fought contest and, to be honest, we didn’t expect anyone to get full marks. But someone did and that someone is Kirk Northrop, the soon to be recipient of a shiny new All The Shows boxset. Well done, Kirk. Werk. We’ll be in touch!

In the interest of full disclosure, and also merciless mocking for the sad IDIOTS who lost, here are the full rankings:

  1. Kirk Northrop – 24/24
  2. hummingbird – 23/24
  3. philip myers – 23/24
  4. Jason Smedley – 22/24
  5. Pete Martin – 21/24
  6. Dave – 20/24
  7. Chris Mardle – 17/24
  8. Meg (Arlene) – 16/24
  9. Marleen – 13/24
  10. Steve Harris – 11/24
  11. Phil Reed – 8/24

The main competition page now has a full list of the correct answers, so you unlucky few with only the odd slip up can see exactly how and why you are foolish losers.

Thank you to everyone who entered, thanks to 2|entertain for supplying the prize and extra kudos to Danny Stephenson for putting a great deal of effort into the compilation of the competition. It’s been a most worthwhile venture.

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41 Responses to All The Just The Results

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  1. I think you mixed up the scores for Phil Reed and Phil Meyers.

    Oh, who am I kidding…

    …I suckt.

  2. Just bellow middle in the list. Still, 17 out of 24’s not tooo bad.

  3. Hurrah! I didn’t expect that, and I certainly didn’t expect to be the only one with full marks.

    Well done guys, it was fun to do and I learned lots of useless things like “Google Maps lists quarries” and “There are a hell of a lot of pumping stations near Sunbury”.

    I’m pleased I changed one of the answers at the last minute now…

  4. Hey, my score’s not bad for doing the barest minimum of research possible and relying on guesswork. I’m gonna go and get me a celebratory yogurt cup from the fridge.

  5. Hahaha, I got some right.

    What? How?

  6. Blimey Danny, couldn’t you come up with a less conspicuous alias than Kirk Northrop?

  7. I couldn’t even be bothered to engage my brain to enter.

  8. G&T Admin

    Ok, 2|entertain have been very kind and said that hummingbird and Phil (not you, Reed, keep yer grubby mitts off) can have a copy of Just the Smegs. I’m emailing NOW to get your addresses to pass on to 2|ent.

  9. A round of applause for 2|entertain and everyone who beat Phil Reed

  10. Indeed, well done 2|entertain. Especially as I wonder if the thing I changed last minute is what Phil and hummingbird dropped points on.

    I think Phil Reed should win a booby prize.

  11. G&T Admin

    Nothing he’d like better.

  12. i think i lost my mark on how bankside power station relates to red dwarf

  13. Well they’re all obvious when they’re explained. *sniff*

    There there, Phil Reed, think of the people who didn’t enter because they knew full well they would have had their electronic ass handed to them, like uh, me.

    In sum: yay winners and Danny!

  14. > i think i lost my mark on how bankside power station relates to red dwarf

    Me too …. knew they used it in one ep, but just couldn’t be arsed listening to every single commentary to find out which one it was.

  15. The ‘Marchwood’ lake is right next to my dad’s house. How did I not know this before? I have to visit. It’s also about two blocks from where Southampton Football Club trains (/fact).

  16. >Ok, 2|entertain have been very kind and said that hummingbird and Phil (not you, Reed, keep yer grubby mitts off) can have a copy of Just the Smegs. I?m emailing NOW to get your addresses to pass on to 2|ent.

    Damn it….I came 4th

  17. Do you still have the results? Which did I get wrong?

  18. G&T Admin

    > Do you still have the results? Which did I get wrong?

    5 and 10.

  19. >Ok, 2|entertain have been very kind and said that hummingbird and Phil (not you, Reed, keep yer grubby mitts off) can have a copy of Just the Smegs. I?m emailing NOW to get your addresses to pass on to 2|ent.

    Only just read this and checked my spam folder. Thankee kindly 2|ent!

  20. Well done everyone.

    And congrats to Team G+T for another entertaining Christmas quiz.

  21. G&T Admin

    I’ve realised that “Just All The Results” would’ve been a much better title for this. Ah well.

  22. > 5 and 10.

    God damn it….I was 50/50 between those two.

  23. TOS’s Time Hole articles were an invaluable source of info as to which lake each one was at :)

  24. G&T Admin

    Actualy, could I ask those who entered the competition how they found their answers? I’m just intrigued as to your methods, I want to see if they were similar to how I found the questions.

  25. For me it was mostly just comparing the pictures with the aerial shots, and checking to see if there was something I recognized. That and a certain amount of guesswork.

    I also compared the outside building with decor inside (although granted the latter would have been altered to some extent but with places like hotels it makes sense.)

    Considering I came mid-way in score (amongst the other entered) I guess that was so-so.

    I did a bit of research for one question, but should have done more really.

  26. I used a mixture of what I knew, the “section formerly known as Time Hole” on TOS and the commentaries/documentaries to find it out. I used what could probably be described as a double blind method of sorts.

    From the above sources I produced a list of locations for each of the numbers – ie the pictures from the show – even if that was just “Quarry near Rhyl” or “Training Lake, Hampshire”.

    Then I would use this list to search for the locations on Google Maps, Microsoft Live Maps and Google Images. For example, I looked up Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester and the image matched exactly the one, so I recorded the details (K – Jarvis Piccadilly (Match Google Maps)).

    In other cases, for example Marco Polo House, where the building is not very distinct on the mapping services, I cross referenced with Flickr and Google Images to ensure it was the right building, matching the brickwork, shapes etc. (M – Marco Polo House (Match Google Maps, Flickr))

    For the quarry, I found the Rhyl image, and typed “Quarry” into Google. Then I went through them all until the pictures matched.

    Then I put it all back together, and did a sanity check.

    Easy!

  27. >For me it was mostly just comparing the pictures with the aerial shots, and checking to see if there was something I recognized. That and a certain amount of guesswork.

    I did exactly what Chris did, only stupidly.

  28. I did what Chris and Phil did, only mediocrely.

  29. G&T Admin

    This quiz was meant to be hard!!!

    But yeah, it’s nice to know that peeps were doing their homework.

    Next year’s one is going to be a bastard :)

  30. > Next year?s one is going to be a bastard :)

    That fuckers MINE!

  31. >Next year?s one is going to be a bastard :)

    Just The Bastards

  32. This quiz was meant to be hard!!!

    When I said easy, I was being kind of sarcastic. It did take, over all, probably 3 or 4 hours to do.

  33. G&T Admin

    Just The Bastards

    We might just well call it that!

  34. I spotted a few of them straight off from what I already knew (Rhyl, the quarry, Laredo, the Tank, Xanadu, the hangar from Pete). Three of the buildings were obviously the Manchester hotels, and I could remember 2 of them, so that was easy to check.

    The only indoor locations left were those for Legion and Quarantine – I had a good idea which one was used for Legion, but wasn’t 100% sure. For some unknown reason I couldn’t locate Sunbury Pumping Station on a map, so (I think) I got the location for Legion from the commentary, and eliminated them that way. The building for Tikka was easy to make out from the photo, as was the location for SMAC.

    I spent ages searching for the lake in Beyond a Joke, but couldn’t pin it down. I figured that the lake in Backwards had to be pretty near to Manchester, and then I on a hunch I searched the site and found this thread http://www.ganymede.tv/atspeed/2005/01/where-is-that-park, which also confirmed my guess for Xanadu.

    The only one left had to be the location for the JFK assassination.

  35. Yes. The location subsequently appeared on Time Hole. IIRC someone asked Mr Ellard at the time for details of the location.

  36. Thanks G&T and 2 Entertain! This is a really nice box set!

  37. G&T Admin

    Hurrah! The minute I have some money I’ll probably pick it up, just for the look of the thing.

  38. G&T Admin

    it does look nice, and i’m possibly considering buying it so that i dont ruin my 2 disc versions. unless i’m in the mood for watching extras of course.

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