And for anyone that was at the recording, they cut that stinker of an old joke so good news all round.
Is that (likely) the one Ian referred to in the set report as a punchline mocked by Lee & Herring? (If so, I actually quite liked that gag, cliched as it was – hoping it reappears in the Deleted Scenes).
Given that we know that the ‘flying-as-a-euphemism-for-wanking’ stuff recorded for this episode actually made its way into Officer Rimmer, without spoiling anything are you able to say if anything was added to this episode to replace it, or did it just run to time even without that scene?
I can only think of two full scenes that were present on the recording night but not in the final assembly. The other though, if I remember correctly, was very plot specific. But then again, it was ages ago so I could have just forgotten loads.
As for Officer Rimmer, I’m not 100% certain but I now think the scene was reshot and not recorded on the night for this episode.
Yeah the plot is thickening on this one. Naylor Jr’s tweet implies that bits were cut and stuck in other episodes rather than reshot, but unless Cat and Lister have identical outfits in XII.1 as XI.4, I don’t see how it could not be a reshoot given that their outfits stick for the entire episode.
Certainly to my recall, only the ‘flying’ scene has made its way into an episode we’ve seen, so the use of “eps” plural in Richard’s tweet suggests that maybe some episodes of XII have also received some donor material.