thanks. I was just rewatching X and I was thinking, some of these scripts are kind of generic in terms of how much time has passed. Other than the Kochanski references, you could put them in series 3 and not have to change any lines.
It’s not as if many/any episodes in the early series are about them being young men in their 20s/30s either, more just adjusting to the loneliness in the first place. I’m glad it’s touched on occasionally now though, it makes continuing the series more justified if there are stories or even C-plots like Cat’s eyesight that they couldn’t have done 25 years ago.
>Whilst the crew have all aged, Lister still believes Kochanski is 31
They were outside a room full of stasis booths containing who he thought to be Kochanski when he said this- the implication is that she was 31 the last time he saw her, and obviously if she’s been in stasis, she would still be 31. Because stasis booths freeze time and stuff
Lister was still 25 when he came out of stasis three million years later, so it makes sense for Kochanski to still be 31 if she comes out of stasis nine years later
They’re waiting until Holly Earl who played Young Kochanski in Pete Part One turns 31 in 2023. Then Kochanski can come out of stasis and have steamy romantic scenes with an almost-twice-her-age Craig Charles.