Let’s Talk About Samsara (on Dave)

Hello again, people who are watching at broadcast pace. You’ve spent the week in an isolated and dangerous wasteland, sans Samsara. Tune in to Dave at 9pm tonight to finally leave the Samsara desert. This is your thread for non-spoilery discussion beforehand, and whatever you fancy afterhand. And after the episode, you may want to catch up with the UKTV Play-pace discussion thread, the episode’s talking points, or our in-depth review.

But not before you’ve listened in to our Live Dwarfcast at 10pm (BST) tonight. We’ll be picking over tonight’s episode in forensic detail, as well as further discussion of the Red Dwarf XI game, all the latest news, a preview of next week’s episode, and much much more. The link will be posted on G&T and on Twitter shortly after Samsara is off air.

If last week’s pattern continues, we’re not expecting Give and Take to be released online until Friday morning, so you literally have nothing better to do. Join us!

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  1. Watch out for the bit with the thing in it. That was very good.
    But not that bit with the other bit in it. *Flushes imaginary toilet chain*

    Is anyone watching at Dave pace, now? Fair play if you are.

  2. >Tune in to Dave at 9pm tonight to finally leave the Samsara desert

    That was almost as good as one of the jokes in this episode. Almost.

  3. Is anyone watching at Dave pace, now? Fair play if you are.

    It’s so nice of G&T to keep these threads going especially for me.

  4. Not one person posting while the episode airs. I expected at least one person to be shocked into posting by the revelation that Lister is also Rimmer’s dad.

  5. I’ll happily tune in to the live DwarfCast providing there is a guarantee of Ian Symes saying “Jyuuurstice!” at least twice.

  6. I could see what Doug was going for with the flashbacks – they reminded me of the many flashback episodes in Futurama such as “Jurassic Bark” and “Cold Warriors”, but those were far more tightly plotted. I didn’t think they were really adding anything here. Apart from that and the somewhat abrupt ending, generally liked the episode, though.

  7. Yes. I am. The Dave player doesn’t work on Linux. And I kind of prefer it on proper television with continuity and everything.

  8. I watched it go out, out of (a) professional necessity and (b) the fact that I absolutely chuffing love this episode.

  9. Skeleton blow job, that when I knew we are in safe hands with Doug.

  10. I was going to question a hard light hologram getting a static electric shock. But then Dave’s broadcast of Quarantine got to the bit where the holovirus sparks from the radio.

    I liked about half of the Lister/Cat scene: “knighthood” was great, “Formica” was not.

    Highlight of the episode: Kryten saying “tangerine”.

  11. I enjoyed it watching it online last week. I enjoyed it more watching it on the tellybox. Though I wasn’t able to keep up the ridiculousness of trying not to watch the previews online, the fact that I’m sitting next to my sister, who *has* steered clear of UKTV Play, enjoying it for the first time, is quite satisfying.

  12. joking aside, I think this is the nearest we gotten (so far) to seeing a novel like tone and story into an ep from naylor.

  13. I was going to question a hard light hologram getting a static electric shock. But then Dave’s broadcast of Quarantine got to the bit where the holovirus sparks from the radio.

    I liked about half of the Lister/Cat scene: “knighthood” was great, “Formica” was not.
    Highlight of the episode: Kryten saying “tangerine”.

    for me it was

    “Beaten to death, by a tangerine”

  14. Although I like the Lister/Cat scene, it feels very much like something from a different episode; which it probably was given what we know about the rewriting process for this ep. Feels very much like a ‘two guys stuck in a lift’ scene rather than a ‘let’s explore this sci fi concept’ scene.

  15. The cat and lister talk should have been trimmed down, the moment lister took the pain killers we should have moved on to either a different joke altogether or more on the mystery or karma drive weird goings on

    Some of the exposition also dragged abit with Kryten also trying to explain the concept, Doug must have been worried we wouldn’t get it.

  16. So for those of you familiar with Reddit, Dylan Moran is doing an AMA right now. (Those unfamiliar, an AMA is a Q&A session with the people of the internet.)

    Someone asked him when he’ll next be back on TV, and he responded saying “I did something but I don’t know when it’s on.” Now perhaps I’ve been surrounded by Red Dwarf too much recently but I’ve now convinced myself he’s a guest star in either XI or XII. Leaving this here so I can gloat at a later date if I’m right.

    Or if not it can be buried to the depths of G&T

    http://imgur.com/MeXuIp7

  17. I once went to see Dylan Moran Live for nothing with a girl I didn’t know who I met on teh internet and who gave me a ticket because her boyfriend couldn’t go to the gig.
    Yeah.

  18. Having mentioned the two things I disliked about this episode last night, I thought I’d mention some things I did like:
    – Rimmer talking about the potential abuse of the karma drive and how different cultures have different moralities is genuinely interesting stuff.
    – Green and Barker forgetting that warning Red Dwarf to stay away from the Samsara would count as good karma and getting killed as a result is quite a dark idea that really appeals to me.
    – The escalating number of glowsticks in the skeleton.

  19. G&T Admin

    Don’t mention the glowsticks. I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it.

  20. #Dwarf Facts Green and Barker are named in tribute to Doug’s two favourite comedian’a of all time
    Ronnie Barker who play Fletch in Porridge, and (6 times on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, panelist) Stand up’s Jeff Green.

  21. I’ve read 800k including +1 for Samsara’s Dave premiere last night (670k without +1). (Does anyone really care about the TV viewing figures any more? I’d be interested to see what numbers UKTV Play are getting if they release them anywhere.)

  22. 742k including +1 for Samsara. In a competitive time slot that is very good for a digital channel. Hopefully the rest of the series hovers in and around that. With a repeat it’ll be over 1m. With catch up viewing it’ll be a good amount higher. This is all before UKTV Play is taken into account.

    It appears to be doing well on the like of Google Play and iTunes too. The DVDs always do very well.

  23. >Does anyone really care about the TV viewing figures any more?

    Well, James does.

  24. I finally caught the episode a couple of days ago via the wonders of ps3 play TV recording.

    While I found the ending a bit abrupt, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Arguably, Cat finding the cards was enough explanation for hope they escaped when you consider Rimmer’s expression. (And while some would argue he should have found them rather than Cat I felt his silent yet resentful expression said everything.)

    I also felt that the Lister Cat dialogue dragged a bit… but just when I felt the boredom creep in, something amused me and it worked out.

    A very amusing episode.

    I do wonder why those other members of the crew all got flash-roasted considering they were being naughty though.

  25. Yes. I am. The Dave player doesn’t work on Linux. And I kind of prefer it on proper television with continuity and everything.

    If you’re interested, I got it to work by installing a package named, aptly enough, Hal. I followed the instructions at https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=190786 (it’s a Linux Mint forum but worked for me on Xubuntu).

    I did get some annoying audio/video syncing issues (though that may just have been my creaky old laptop), though, and fair enough if you prefer it on the proper tellybox regardless, but there it is, in case it helps anyone :)

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