Was rewatching Give & Take the other day and this line stood out to me as being really weird. Obviously Kryten is referring to the unconscious Cat and Lister on the stretchers…but, “fire them up”? Why would you need to “fire up” a stretcher? How would you even do that? It would maybe make sense if they were motorised or something, but they’re clearly not- Kryten and Rimmer just gently push them down the corridor. So what’s the point of the line? Nobody fires up any beds.
Fire up the Cat and Lister, surely. Haven’t seen it in ages, but if he is indeed referring to the stretchers then I have no idea what that could possibly mean. Maybe the budget couldn’t stretch to anti-grav self-driving stretchers
Weirdly, in the mobile game the dialogue is “They’re on hover beds, let’s fire them up and get them out of here” whereupon there’s a level where you have to maneouver Lister out of the space station on some jet-powered floating bed.
So presumably “Let’s fire them up” refers to the hoverbeds…but they’re not hoverbeds in the actual episode? Weird
An excellent and inventive suggestion, sir, with just two tiny drawbacks: a) We don’t have any jet-powered hoverbeds; and b) there’s no such thing as jet-powered hoverbeds outside the fictional unlimited Red Dwarf budget.