April 10, 2017 at 1:51 pm #219616
I ask because I wanted to tell you about a weird Red Dwarf related dream I had yesterday.
Me and Ian (for some reason, we’ve spoken but never actually met) were in a a warehouse discussing how ridiculous the pencil shaped CGI Red Dwarf was. We’d found some test recording of the original pencil model, but it was double barrelled. Not just two Red Dwarfs side by side, but the right hand side had the front and ran back so somewhere in the middle of the ship (though about the same length as seen on screen, then next to it on the left, the middle of the ship continues, but level with the front of the ship, down to the back which sat level with the middle of the part on the right hand side.
Confused? It looked like this http://imgur.com/a/9kQeL
Now, remember we’re in this warehouse. Well this dishevelled old man that looks like a homeless Doc Brown from BTTF arrived and opens this box containing the model we had seen in this test shot. He keeps pulling bits out like a magician removing handkerchiefs from his sleeve. Piece my piece until this full length model is presented to us.
Now, you know how dreams change location but you know you’ve always been there? Well suddenly me and Ian are at my dead grandparents house, except my granddad isn’t dead. He seems quite happy that me and Ian have decided to suspend this model from his ceiling, starting in the back bedroom and snaking all around the top floor of his house.
At this point the model is 12 meters long (we measured it in the dream) and its more akin to the small RD model that come with one of the DVDs (series 6?) … but none the less we’re convinced this is the original 12 meter model build with the intention of shooting it for remasters.
All that stuff about how the current model is a cut down version of a 12ft model that was scanned for CGI … well that 12ft model, in my dream, was a cut down 12m model that look ridiculous.
And that’s all me and Ian could say to each other, and that we’re lucky the version that ended up on series 8 and the re-mastered wasn’t as bad as this monstrosity … and what were they thinking building this ship that ended up looking like a small red snake, winding its way around the ceiling of my grandparents house.April 10, 2017 at 7:34 pm #219617
Every couple of months I dream a ‘new episode’ of Red Dwarf, and it’s always a thousand times more dramatic and epic than anything seen on screen. Sometimes it’s really disappointing, but usually it’s mind-blowing, but slightly jarring.
One involved a pool of acid with a monster in it that tried to kill Lister. One had Lister and Rimmer standing on top of the ship, at the front, overlooking the cone and ram scoop, while another version of the ship from another dimension was approaching from the front. One was set on contemporary Earth, but they still had Starbug (definitely not Carbug). One had Lister trapped on a decaying hospital ship that was about to self-destruct. One featured a maze of mirrors that included alternate (and evil) characters. One featured the end of the universe, and my character tried to go back to series 1 era to extend my life. One was a Kryten-centric episode that I was incredibly angry to sleep through most of, because I was drunk.
I also had one dream that John Hoare was giving me a guided tour of the West Midlands, including the large inland sea just south of Birmingham.April 10, 2017 at 8:41 pm #219618
There’s definitely nothing Freudian about that first dream. No. Definitely not.April 10, 2017 at 9:03 pm #219619
Now and again I’ll dream about stumbling across some new or unseen Red Dwarf, sometimes episodes, often the fabled movie. They are always incredibly bizarre, and quite often hideously disappointing (example:The crew return to Earth and open a motorway service station and restaurant) and in one instance involved Doug Naylor inviting me over to his house (he lives in a windmill, apparently – Jonathan Creek style) to show me a load of unproduced Rob & Doug era scripts. Very odd.April 12, 2017 at 11:24 am #219622
Had a post dimension jump one, that involved, Mark Dexter as Rimmer, Domonic Coleman as Kryten,
Dave Benson Phillips as Cat, Rebbecca Blackstone as Holly, and Jake Abraham’s as Lister all on star bug stuck in an unreality pocket and trying to get out.April 14, 2017 at 1:02 pm #219626
Most of the dreams tend to involve me not realising a new series is on and missing the start.
Before BTE was announced I had a dream Series IX was on and it was a direct continuation of Series VIII with them all in the prison garb.
Just before BTE aired I had one in which they crashed to earth on Starbug and Lister was stopped from eating some poisoned curry. Which sounds like a piss taking plot from one of the ideas for the new series threads.
Before Series X I had a dream the new series aired but it was now in black and white and there were no jokes and it was all set on earth. I remember thinking in the dream that it must get better soon.May 22, 2017 at 2:11 pm #219793
Quite hazy but last night dreamt about a film I was raving about to a friend and then suddenly found myself in, something to do with a religious cult I was trying to escape from. Then it changed genre completely Rat Pfink a Boo Boo style when Red Dwarf landed on Earth and the crew took on the cult. The cult were the bad guys, might even have taken over the whole world by this point. Anyway, I was barely in it once Red Dwarf turned up. Kryten had a, seemingly human, love interest played by Fiona Allen. He also had bare feet the whole time, like we see when he gets naked in series VIII, but apart from his feet he was “clothed” as normal.June 21, 2017 at 11:39 am #219890
For some reason a bunch of people were being chased down a enclosed path by a bunch of T-rexes. The details shifted and it became that this was the audience fresh from watching Pete Part 2, being chased by some sort of simulated dinosaurs after the filming was over.
I was running with them and got out, but I’m pretty sure somebody was eaten down there while I watched from a high vantage point outside the confines.
Keep your “still better than watching Pete Part 2” comments to yourself out of respect for those who died that fateful day.June 24, 2017 at 6:43 pm #219926
Phobos And Deimos
I have perhaps two Red Dwarf dreams a year, mostly lost episodes between Series III and IV and are usually non-comedic two hour dramas dealing with some crisis on the lower decks.June 25, 2017 at 12:36 pm #219929
Had one the other night. I dreamt someone had leaked some clips of series XII on-line.
They consisted of Lister in his series 1 clothes but at the age he is now staring out of a window looking bored, Cat in his Pride and Prejudice World outfit doing a little dance to try to entertain Lister and Rimmer in his Clive of India uniform, talking to a woman telling her he was nervous about making a speech in front of lots of important people. She tells him not to worry before giving him an injection which makes him get his words all mixed up like something from a Two Ronnies Sketch.June 25, 2017 at 1:25 pm #219930
I dreamt about series XII last night. The cast addressed the audience in front of a curtain Mighty Boosh series 1 style apparently not in character. The rest of the show was a bizarre animation entirely like Attack Of The Killer Hand (Fan Film winner 2005). It was shit and I was pissed off.July 3, 2017 at 10:20 pm #219988
I have a Red Dwarf dream.
[Cue Land of Hope and Glory]
I dream that Dave stops showing the remastered version of Marooned.
I dream all that shtick about Lister being his own father never happened.
I dream that series VIII wasn’t a creative cul-de-sac.
I dream, etc.July 5, 2017 at 9:32 am #219995
Phobos And Deimos
Creative Greenfell more like.
I’m gonna have to register a third username, aren’t I.July 5, 2017 at 3:11 pm #220000
Fuck’s sake Patrick.July 5, 2017 at 4:03 pm #220001
Phobos And Deimos
I drove past it on the way to Euston from Heathrow two days after it happened, it was fucking surreal and horrible to see in person. It looked like it could’ve just blew away in the wind.July 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm #220002
Phobos And Deimos
Greenfell that is, not the Series VIII premiere.
Fourth username.July 5, 2017 at 4:15 pm #220004
Yeah, I think you should probably stop talking about it now, especially if you’re not even going to give it the dignity of spelling it properly.July 5, 2017 at 6:18 pm #220006
Phobos And Deimos
Huh, having looked it up, you’re right, it’s Grenfell.August 15, 2017 at 11:22 am #220545
I’ve had two ‘watching an episode of XII’ dreams this week. One was hazy, but one scene featured Rimmer finding a Mars Bar for his long term girlfriend, and it was a huge dramatic, emotional moment as it was a callback to how they first met. The whole thing was in a big rainy city and everything was tinted royal blue. I remember it being beautiful and very moving.
The second was an episode where they accidentally end up going back to the point where they rediscover Red Dwarf at the start of Back in the Red, and it goes into detail about how they were treated, and tortured, by the ship’s officers trying to work out where they came from. Rimmer was reverted to his series 1 hologram and placed into a bag where questions were asked; Cat had a huge chunk of his skull replaced by a metal plate. We had to watch the ‘rat arsed’ scene again several times from different angles, with a CG rat worse than the one in VIII. Meanwhile, the ‘current’ crew, flying Blue Midget, are sucked into a docking bay on the blue part of the ship, where they have to do something on the ship to reset the timeline.
I remember being very angry, because it removed all chance of me being able to remove VIII from my headcanon.
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