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  • #2770
    JamesTC
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    Rob does it again, news, news, twitter news.
    I posed the question “Can you confirm if Kochanski is in it or is that not allowed to be said under the NDA.”
    and here is his reply –
    http://twitter.com/bobbyllew/status/1139831069

    #89428
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    Is anyone else a little sad?

    I mean sure the fab four line-up was the basis of the best episodes, but the more I think about I’m a little sad about losing another face and increasingly wary about how this is all going to fit together.

    #89429
    JamesTC
    Participant

    I am a little sad, she was funny *ducks as shoe is thrown*. Well atleast Robert thinks the scripts are great. If it is set on Star Bug I will be happy, can’t get enough of it, who ever desiged it is a genius.

    #89430
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    >increasingly wary about how this is all going to fit together.

    Don’t get me started.

    #89431
    Turk Thrust
    Participant

    Relieved at that news.

    To have included Chloe and not Norman would have been madness and as she was only hired to try to get funding for the movie it makes sense to jettison her now.

    #89432
    Mnoooah
    Participant

    Kochanski as written got on my nerves, so I’m pretty okay with that.

    #89433
    p2p_productions
    Participant

    I’d love to see a new Series VI Starbug-set story, but those eps all featured ‘other’ characters (or alternate personalities). Out of the 52 episodes, I don’t think more than 10/12 at the most featured just the four of them with no other guest stars…

    #89436
    hummingbird
    Participant

    I thought that Chloe was great (despite the writing for KK in VIII being terrible), but I’m not that concerned about losing her for the specials.

    If we’re ever going to see more RD after the specials – and I’m sure that at least some of us would like to see that happen (assuming that the shows are any good) – then they need to prove that they can still make it work, the four of them.

    They only got the gig on the strength of 11 year old material and DVD sales, so they’ve got to show that there’s still life in the old Dwarf before anybody’s going to put up any more ?????.

    #89437
    Phil
    Participant

    >Chloe was great

    This.

    >(despite the writing for KK in VIII being terrible)

    This (and VII).

    >I?m not that concerned about losing her for the specials.

    And this.

    #89441
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    It’s a shame, for sure. Sure, she wasn’t the best character, but I’d say that was more due to her being so poorly written than any fault on Chloe’s part. I thought she brought a lot of warmth and charisma to the part.

    I wonder how/if they’ll explain her absence.

    #89443
    ChrisM
    Participant

    I wonder if she was written out-

    -for budget reasons (like Norm).

    – because Chloe Annette didn’t want to return and they didn’t want to recast the character. (I don’t know that Chloe didn’t want to return, mind, but it would be understandable after all this time.)

    -because they never intended to include her in this particular story.

    I liked the character, and it’s somewhat of a shame, but since the show has always been carried by the other guys (credit where it’s due, Krissie had a decent role in series 7*) I doubt it would make much of a difference. I hope her absence is addressed though, if this follows on from series 8, obviously.

    *It strikes me as weird when Lister says “Come on, rumpy pumpy Krissie” in Duct soup due to a phonetic coincidence.

    #89455
    TheLeen
    Participant

    I would have wanted as many of the old cast members and characters as possible in the specials… this includes any version of Holly, any version of Kochanski, and everyone else. I find it a little sad. For the “special specials” it doesn’t matter so much, but a new episode? Hmmm.

    #89456
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    After thinking about this a bit more, I think I’m in agreement with the majority opinion.

    Chloe is great, the writing for Kochanski mostly isn’t and whilst it’s a shame to lose her from the specials it’s also a sensible choice. Hopefully should Dwarf return her character could return and be properly developed.

    #89458
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Well, there’s no way this is following directly on from VIII now, surely?

    #89460
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    Presumably not. Possibly some alternate reality stuff?

    #89461
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    KOCHANSKI DIED ON THE WAY BACK TO HER HOME PLANET

    #89464
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >I would have wanted as many of the old cast members and characters as possible in the specials? this includes any version of Holly, any version of Kochanski, and everyone else. I find it a little sad. For the ?special specials? it doesn?t matter so much, but a new episode? Hmmm.

    To be honest I’m glad it’s been stripped back. I thought having a larger cast in Series 8 really weakened the chemistry between the core group. Still, it’s a shame that there’s no Hattie or Chloe there (as for Norm, he feels sorry enough for himself).

    #89465
    NitroChrisUK
    Participant

    not to botherd really about kochanski not being there..she was mainly put in as a substitute for rimmer and a means to get a move of the ground .. seing as its just 2 episode specials.. its not the end of the world

    #89466
    Steve Harris
    Participant

    I’m a tad disappointed..

    Maybe Doug is getting back to basics which in many ways is good.

    I cant quite believe the absence is entirely down to budget as any script would have to have accounted for characters. I’m left wondering what period this will be set in and cant wait to hear further details.

    As this ‘could’ be the last of Dwarf, I would like to have seen a return of as many cast members as possible, purely for nostalgia.
    Having met a lot of the cast over the years (as many of us have done), it would have definately added a certain something.

    Robert seems very excited by it all and despite my disappointments, I cant wait to see the end result and read about the build up…

    #89474
    pfm
    Participant

    If this were a full blown BBC series I might be a little concerned at the lack of Kochanski and (presumably) Holly, but seeing as these are just specials it hardly matters. Though I hope they ARE set post-VIII and there is an actual story to them and it’s not just trying to please fans by trying to go back to an era that they supposedly loved (OK there’s no ‘supposedly’ about it). I want to see the characters older. I want them to have progressed in some way in terms of situation and plot.

    #89518
    hummingbird
    Participant

    what monkey said (mostly)

    I’m not bothered about them carrying on from VIII, either. A stand-alone story would be fine by me.

    #89551
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    > she was mainly put in as a substitute for rimmer

    No she wasn’t. She was put in for the reasons Doug very clearly lays out in the Series 8 script book.

    #89558
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    KOCHANSKI DIED ON THE WAY BACK TO HER HOME PLANET

    I have some grave news. Kochanski’s plane was shot down less than 20 minutes ago over enemy lines. It spun in. There were no survivors…

    #89565
    Ben Paddon
    Participant
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