Oh dear. Inspired by this ATVRD thread, we bring you: The Red Dwarf Boom guide, a guide to all boom mic appearances in Red Dwarf. Children are dying, and yet we devote our time to this. What a wonderful world we live in. Many thanks to Peter Chant for the idea (yes, blame him), and the various ATVRDers credited.
Note that, as stated in the thread, quite a few of these appearances won’t be visible on a lot of TV sets, due to overscan (effectively, cutting off part of the picture). To view them all, watch the eps on your puter.
The list is far from complete; next time you watch an episode, keep an eye on the top part of the screen, rather than Craig Charles’s FACE. Ta.
|Episode||Time||Wind Screen||Description||Submitted by|
|Confidence & Paranoia10:58YellowOn Rimmer’s rather amusing line “How about an anal reading?”, the mic appears directly above his head.John Hoare|
|Kryten||2:01||Blue||On Brooke’s line “Your ex-husband Gary, my business rival?”, a mic lurches out of shot. Obviously there deliberately, to parody badly-produced Australian soap operas; and wonderfully done. Erm, apart that…||Generally known|
|3:04||Blue||As the Esperanto instructor gives her line, a mic
is visible, slightly to the right of centre. Your satires have backfired. Ho!
|Backwards12:47RedOn the shot where Cat says “What’s the matter?” after leaving Starbug, look at the top right. PATHETIC.bewtifulfreak|
|Bodyswap||23:55||n/a||Note that what the cast refer to on the commentary does not appear to be a boom shadow at all – but simply the shadow from the part of the damaged ceiling hanging down, which is jiggling. Look at the wide shot.||John Hoare|
|Justice||11:01||Black||Just noticable above Kryten here, and then swings over to Lister for his “Yeah, yeah, but when you say criminal activity, what do you mean by criminal activity?”||Gavin Clayton|
|Gunmen of the Apocolypse||7:35||Black||As Lister and Cat rise up after being discovered, a mic pops in and then out of view at the top.||Stephen Fletcher|
|Tikka to Ride||0:40||Shadow||Looks like the shadow of a boom mic across Lister’s forehead whilst doing the log. Occurs throughout the rest of the scene.||Nicked from moviemistakes.com|
|Stoke Me A Clipper||4:25||Grey and fluffy!||Just as the crocodile falls on the two German guards, the mic appears at the top of the screen.||John Hoare|