December 1, 2009 at 10:44 pm #6080
I’ve been watching a lot of VIII lately, and words just cannot describe hot much I hate the Blue Midget dance! How on Earth can the fact that several ship to site transport vessels can actually copy a man’s coordination, the only thing I think explains it away is the fact that the whole scenario is part of a hallucination sequence. It was Cat’s fantasy taking hold, but how do you explain the fact that Kryten or co didn’t figure out then and there that the whole thing was fake? It took the editing by Rimmer to make Kryten doubt.December 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm #106727
Matt DamonDecember 1, 2009 at 11:02 pm #106728
It’s just something I never understood about that episode, is Blue Midget entirely capable of being programmed to follow human postures or is it just due to the induced mind state?December 1, 2009 at 11:06 pm #106724
The horror.December 1, 2009 at 11:09 pm #106730
Pete Part Three
>is Blue Midget entirely capable of being programmed to follow human postures or is it just due to the induced mind state?
The third one.December 1, 2009 at 11:10 pm #106729
Yeah your avatar is quite scary, although horror isn’t the word I would use, maybe potato perhaps? Sorry, sorry edit, make that inside out potato.December 1, 2009 at 11:17 pm #106731
P.S. Could I get a logical response to the question and not some stoned manic sugar daddy’s idea of a wind up? Or is that too much to ask? I’m trying to create a nice little topic here about something I noticed in the episode, so could we have a debate on Red Dwarf and not silliness? This is after all meant to be the most prestigious Red Dwarf related forum on the net. I thought I could get some incite from fellow Dwarf aficionados.December 1, 2009 at 11:18 pm #106732
>How on Earth can the fact that several ship to site transport vessels can actually copy a man?s coordination
They couldn’t in Series 1-VII because of all the JMC cut backs but when the nano bots recreated the ship it made Blue Midget more sophisticated, including an improved movement and sensors meaning it can “dance”.December 1, 2009 at 11:20 pm #106733
>They couldn?t in Series 1-VII because of all the JMC cut backs but when the nano bots recreated the ship it made Blue Midget more sophisticated, including an improved movement and sensors meaning it can ?dance?.
That’s an interesting theory.December 2, 2009 at 12:10 am #106734
Ahhh, Tonguetied’s back.December 2, 2009 at 12:17 am #106735
YES, WE’VE GOT A VIDEO.December 2, 2009 at 7:08 am #106737
Pete Part Three
>Could I get a logical response to the question and not some stoned manic sugar daddy?s idea of a wind up?
Would it help you enjoy the dance if you could find a logical reason for it?
Next up on G+T: Testicular Cancer – what’s the point of it?December 2, 2009 at 7:21 am #106738
Brummie accent ” Well it’s a blatant clue, innit? Blatant!” /Brummie accentDecember 2, 2009 at 7:45 am #106739
Ooh, I have a Red Dwarf question. How come Kochanski and Lister never dated in Series I and II, but in Series III they used to date? And how come she looks different when she’s a main character?December 2, 2009 at 8:24 am #106740
>Ooh, I have a Red Dwarf question. How come Kochanski and Lister never dated in Series I and II, but in Series III they used to date? And how come she looks different when she?s a main character?
Talkie Toaster went back in time and changed the past.December 2, 2009 at 8:57 am #106741
Matt DamonDecember 2, 2009 at 9:28 am #106742
>I thought I could get some incite from fellow Dwarf aficionados.
Incorrect and yet accurate.December 2, 2009 at 9:35 am #106744
I nominate this thread for hall of fame status.December 2, 2009 at 10:17 am #106746
Why all the wise cracks, this topic is based on something that has always pestered me about Back in the Red part 3 and all you can do is mock? It’s a very sensible question regarding the episode and yet no ‘Dwarfer’ here is interested in giving a logical response. You shouldn’t always parade on my topics considering I am asking honest questions. If I can’t rely on proper answers on a Red Dwarf forum then it’s a sad day.December 2, 2009 at 11:16 am #106747
You have clearly made up your mind. Answering the question would be immaterial to you since you have already convinced yourself of this reason of yours.December 2, 2009 at 2:33 pm #106757
The Blue Midget Mk II ‘Walker’ Class STSV has an on-board sensor array capable of 1:1 replication of any visually-identified ambulatory form. The Navi-Comp converts the raw sensor data into vector points, and then relays them to the hydraulic servos with virtually no lag time.
This enables large fleets of Blue Midgets to traverse irregular terrain with just a single lead vessel, thereby reducing the need for each ship to make complex course corrections, and shortening both mission time and booster fuel usage dramatically.
…Or something.December 2, 2009 at 2:45 pm #106758
Yeah, and the Cat learned to make it dance during the period between crashing and being arrested. He snuck off for a while there, but we didn’t get to see it because that would have been a SPOILER for the hilarious scene that was about to unfold in part 3.December 2, 2009 at 2:54 pm #106760
The Blue Midget Mk II ?Walker? Class STSV has an on-board sensor array capable of 1:1 replication of any visually-identified ambulatory form.
So, like Project Natal?December 2, 2009 at 3:01 pm #106761
>So, like Project Natal?
Navi Comp? – brought to you by Microsoft.December 2, 2009 at 5:44 pm #106763
It has a 6 in it …. etc, etcDecember 2, 2009 at 5:58 pm #106765
A wizard did it.December 2, 2009 at 6:50 pm #106771
Oooh have we got a video?December 2, 2009 at 8:56 pm #106779
I think the real answer here is… Doug thought it would be funny. Or “because series VIII was shit”… ;)
But seriously. It was a hallucination. Just like everything that happened in Back to Reality… Back to Earth… Better than Life… I’m sure you can think of more.December 2, 2009 at 9:03 pm #106781
Regardless of how the sequence went down, I’m not sure the idea that mechanical devices can be programmed to make a series of specific movements is especially unrealistic…December 2, 2009 at 9:06 pm #106783
But it gets pissed with the Cat and kicks him. That bit bugs me alot because Blue Midget shouldn’t have feelings, should it?December 2, 2009 at 9:19 pm #106785
>But it gets pissed with the Cat and kicks him. That bit bugs me alot because Blue Midget shouldn?t have feelings, should it?
It was replicating what Cat did shortly before to the teeth.December 2, 2009 at 9:26 pm #106787
Oh yeah! To be fair I haven’t watched series VIII in a loooooooooooooooooooooong time. It’s literally been years.December 3, 2009 at 12:44 am #106790
Knowing he’d have twins, and knowing that babies shouldn’t be kept around pets, Rimmer had the Cat exiled to the lower decks during Lister’s pregnancy. While there, he taught himself how to pilot Starbug and Blue Midget. He was considering leaving the ship entirely but instead he went to sleep.
This also explains an increased animosity between the Cat and Rimmer in series III onwards, and why he really doesn’t care that Rimmer has disappeared in “Backwards”.December 3, 2009 at 1:59 pm #106795
>How come Kochanski and Lister never dated in Series I and II, but in Series III they used to date? And how come she looks different when she?s a main character?
Ben, don’t you remember that great Series IX episode, ‘Revenge Of The Inquisitor’?
Centuries before his final Series V confrontation with Lister, the original Inquisitor created a time clone of himself in the event that his ‘glorious work’ might one day be undone.
After being reactivated following his ‘father’s’ death, Inquisitor Jr. erased the original Kochanski and replaced her with a new uptight version as payback. He also changed the timeline so that when Lister first discovered that she had died, he was even more heartbroken as they had now dated in the past.
Always thought it was such a great move that they managed to get De Niro in to play Inquizzy Jr…December 3, 2009 at 7:11 pm #106804
“Robert de Niro’s waiting
talking italian.” – BananaramadamDecember 3, 2009 at 7:23 pm #106807
“I see dead people”
Cole Sear – Sixth Sense, Dir: M Night Shamyalnalamnamlnamlnaammnlamnan.December 3, 2009 at 8:34 pm #106809
It’s M. Night Showaddywaddy. Duh!December 4, 2009 at 7:10 am #106814
“Hi name is Bobby, (ooh-ooh)
Bobby DeNiro (ooh-ah)
He’s a luverlee persuane, (ooh-ooh)
And a vely good actor. (ooh-ahh)”
Richard Dean Anderson, Stargate SG-1 episode 216 – “A Matter of Time”
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