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  • #233441

    Kryten must have an energy source, must be fairly trivial to transfer some of that power out of Kryten and into the remote for long enough for them to use it.

    Just open up his finger, remove a couple of wires and put the remote on the same circuit powering Kryten

    #233443
    Dave
    Participant

    Or Rimmer’s light bee. Which had enough juice to keep working for months, apparently.

    #233445
    cwickham
    Participant

    The problem was that the remote was missing a battery. So even if they had been able to transfer power out of Kryten, it would have had nowhere to go. Also, Rimmer’s light bee was upgraded to be self-sustaining by Legion.

    #233446
    GlenTokyo
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    Just get a positive and a negative at a few volts from Kryten somewhere, something low powered, like his compact cassette player, and just strip the wires and put them on the terminals.

    #233447

    Yes, given that he was able to create a mobile hand-creature capable of conveying a message out of himself, I’m sure he’d be able to fashion an alternative to a 9V battery.

    #233453
    Hamish
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    Kryten just really wanted to see India, okay?

    #233458
    Ben Saunders
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    Kryten uses AC and the remote uses DC

    Or something

    #233460
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    kryten really wanted to spend more time with the others so he concocted a scenario where they’d have to spend 6 months walking around with each other. like a longer and more outdoors Duct Soup

    #233463
    cwickham
    Participant

    How were they going to disassemble Kryten when they didn’t have any of the necessary tools?

    #233465
    flanl3
    Participant

    Well if it took them that long to even think to take wires out of Kryten’s finger, I’d imagine they just didn’t think of it.

    #233466
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    why didn’t kryten just use his isotope sample store he keeps in his arm

    #233468
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    Kryten has a skeleton key in his finger, is it outlandish to think he’s got a Phillips head in one of his other digits? Take his hand off, take the screwdriver and use it to steal his cassette deck like he’s a Vauxhall Nova on a council estate.

    #233469
    Ben Saunders
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    >why didn’t kryten just use his isotope sample store he keeps in his arm
    Timewave is non canon

    #233470
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    Maybe that’s why Kryten has expanded, he’s a hoarder but he only hoards things he can keep samples of in his body.

    #233472

    >Timewave is non canon

    We’re going to need 18 more years before this website’s consensus for that episode goes from hate to strong dislike

    #233501
    flanl3
    Participant

    I’m never going to not hate Timewave. A sub-average 12-year-old could have written a better Red Dwarf episode about all their childish whining about PC. I wouldn’t say that about any other concept Red Dwarf has approached, nor has any concept Red Dwarf has tried ever been so fucking stupid.

    #233504
    Ben Paddon
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    I think there’s an interesting story to be told about a society that doesn’t allow for any sort of criticism, but “Timewave” is not it, and I don’t suspect that Doug Naylor is capable of writing it.

    #233539
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    The episode didn’t even end up making much of a point outside of “constructive criticism can be good” which i don’t think anybody can argue with. If it was supposed to be about PC gone mad it was a really shit attempt at it.

    #233596
    Plastic Percy
    Participant

    They didn’t have the correct adapter plug. And it would invalidate Kryten’s warranty.

    #233616
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    In Lemons, why couldn’t they power the remote with apples or something?

    #233618
    flanl3
    Participant

    the plot

    #233624
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    the plot

    Well there you go. The only reply this thread needed.

    #233626

    What they should have done is just lived out their lives in Albion. Cat and Lister would die. Rimmer and Kryten would go on living. 2,000 years later the battery is invented. They use the remote to go back to Red Dwarf, then the rejuv-shower to return back to the point when they arrived and rescue Lister and Cat. The Kryten and Rimmer left behind live through 2000 years and go through that process etc ensuring there is always someone to save them

    Job done.

    #233628
    Dave
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    Because with Rimmer and Kryten endlessly going round and round in time, mechanical lifeforms can never truly be extinct.

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