Basically, I’ve got the script, they haven’t.

It’s just odd how things sound so different to different people…Proper: ANDREW: …before I was issued with this company beard.
Subtitled: ANDREW: …before I was issued with this complete beard.

Proper: DOUG: Yeah, no, it is a bad line.
Subtitled: DOUG: Yeah, it is a bad line.

Proper: HELEN: …to the “Big Boys in Boots” subscription department for $15.
Subtitled: HELEN: …to the poisin food subscription department for $15.

Proper: HELEN: …the funding doesn’t ever have existed here anymore.
Subtitled: HELEN: …the funding haven’t ever have existed here anymore.

Proper: DOUG: Oh, shut up Andrew.
Subtitled: DOUG: Shut up, Patrick.

Proper: NARRATOR: A strange incident,
Subtitled: NARRATOR: A strange instant.

Proper: TRANSLATOR: He says he likes it, but he has some issues with the casting.
Spoken: TRANSLATOR: He say he like it, but he has some issues wit de casting.
Subtitled: TRANSLATOR: He says he like it, but he has some issues with the casting.

Proper: ANDREW: S-speak, Doug.
Subtitled: ANDREW: Speak, Doug.

Yes, OK. I’m pedantic…

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  • There are a couple of mistakes in it. What would be really useful is if someone could go through the subtitles and see where they made mistakes, and what they should have said.

  • Erm, yes. My point being that I’d forgotten about the subtitles until this post, but had been weirdly excited about seeing something I’d co-written being subtitled by someone else, so wanted to go and watch it.

    Incidentally, I do like “Righto, Mary” in the “RD : The Other Movie” clip ;-)

  • >Proper: ANDREW: S-speak, Doug.
    > Subtitled: ANDREW: Speak, Doug.

    What about the scene in series 6? Does anyone know if Rimmer is subtitled as saying “speak” or “s-speak?”

    The fact that you’re upset they didn’t properly subtitle a stutter makes you remarkably anal and reminds me of why we get along so well.

  • The Original Episode has “Speak, Kryten”

    I’m not upset about it at all, just fancied being pedantic :) It amazes me there are so many errors, but it’s more likely to be down to my crappy sound than their crappy stenographers.

    But I suspect that their stutter wasn’t scripted, and ours was :)

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