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  • #205644

    Katydid

    …what the hell is this? I mean, I was excited that they didn’t have the Remastered I-III, but I hope someone tells them they accidentally replaced Epideme with the long-lost necrophilia episode.

    #205647

    Jonsmad

    Later the SS Herpes is infected with a chalmydionic microbe.

    #205648

    Katydid

    I’m really curious now as to what they say about “Blue”, but I’m too scared to check.

    #205649

    Ian Symes

    G&T Admin

    Later the SS Herpes is infected with a chalmydionic microbe.

    Hall of fame.

    #205653

    Seb Patrick

    That is pretty much what happens, though, no?

    #205655

    Jonathan Capps

    G&T Admin

    It wasn’t sexually transmitted, though.

    #205656

    John Hoare

    G&T Admin

    KISSING IS THE SAME AS SEX

    IT MAKES ME DO A NAUGHTY

    #205660

    Sam Johnson

    The synopsis for Krytie TV is also quite… er… questionable:

    “After being cornered and reprogrammed by restless, sex-starved prisoners, Kryten launches his own television station called Krytie TV.”

    Is “reprogramming” a euphemism for something else?

    #205663

    si

    No one’s even thought about reprogramming me for nearly 15 years now. :/

    #205664

    ori-STUDFARM

    Good job you have the ability for self programming. You’d ‘splode otherwise!

    #205668

    Jonsmad

    Unpack Rachel and get out the reprogramming kit.

    #205671

    anniescribe

    The description for Blue is adorable. Mama approves …

    #205678

    Reece

    The description for Blue is adorable. Mama approves …

    “Lister is feeling lonely, Rimmer rejoins the crew to give him a sympathy-fuck.”

    #205698

    anniescribe

    Hey, by his own assessment, Lister’s pretty good at it. At least as good as his pool playing. ;-)

    #205699

    Renegade Rob

    I wonder what it’ll say about Dear Dave. Something along the lines of “Lister exchanges fluids with a coffee and tea vending machine.”

    #205708

    anniescribe

    Lemons: “The Boys from the Dwarf accidentally end up back in time; Rimmer gets freaky with the savior of mankind … or does he?”

    #205709

    Pete Part Three

    Entangled: “28 minutes of stuff”.

    #205716

    anniescribe

    Trojan: “Not at all what you envision when you think of Trojan and Rimmers. Also, some moosing about aboard the Dwarf.”

    #205723

    mick

    >No one’s even thought about reprogramming me for nearly 15 years now. :/

    The last time I did that it took a week to dry the mattress.

    #205725

    Connell

    Back In The Red Part 3: “No, that’s not a typo – they actually made a third part.”

    #205885

    Ben Paddon

    Backwards: “After starting a fight in a pub, Kryten and Rimmer are hired as entertainers in a pub. Lister and the Cat drink lager.”

    #205902

    Ben Kirkham

    Pete Part 2: A weak plot device creates a dinosaur and the crew decide to feed it a cow and it shits everywhere.

    … or am I confusing that with a Shakespeare play?

    #205903

    Ben Paddon

    Blue: Lister’s wet dream about Rimmer leads the crew to a disaster in the ARG Unit.

    #205912

    SoundableObject

    Duct Soup: Lister needs a wee.

    #205914

    Connell

    ‘Backwards: .sdrawkcab sklat dna sklaw enoyreve ylsuht ,esrever ni sevom emiT .htraE fo noisrev sdrawkcab a si hcihw ,ytilaer etanretla na otni dna eloh emit a hguorht ylf werc ehT’

    #205940

    Alex

    Future Echoes: After Rimmer watches him explode, Lister tries to stop The Cat from getting a fishy mouthful.

    #205946

    ori-STUDFARM

    D.N.A.- Kryten the mechanoid becomes human, plays with his own nipples and then experiences his first erection. He doesn’t like it and so goes back to being a mechanoid again.

    #205954

    Connell

    Only The Good: Troubles ahed for the gang as the show faces cancellation. Can the writers pull of a quirky yet thrilling series finale to save the show from the scrapheap?

    No.

    #205955

    si

    Emohawk – Polymorph II: The crew encounter a domesticated Polymorph as a halfway plausible excuse to bring back Duane Dibbley and Ace Rimmer.

    #205956

    Ben Paddon

    Parallel Universe: Lister masturbates, with dire consequences.

    #205957

    SoundableObject

    Krytie TV: Lister masturbates, with dire consequences.

    #205958

    MANI506

    Back In The Red Part 2: Rimmer becomes the ship’s bike after downing the sexual magnetism virus.

    #205959

    MANI506

    Pete Part 1: Erections.

    #205962

    SoundableObject

    Krytie TV: Erections.

    #205963

    MANI506

    Pete Part 2: A disembodied erection right up the Cat’s arse.

    #205964

    genericnerdyusername

    I was going to make a comment on Pete Part Three, but I don’t I’m good enough friends with him to call him a knob without actual offence being taken. So I won’t.

    #205966

    anniescribe

    Out of Time: Rocks fall, everybody dies. Or reboots, whatever.

    #205967

    Pete Part Three

    >I was going to make a comment on Pete Part Three, but I don’t I’m good enough friends with him to call him a knob without actual offence being taken. So I won’t.

    It’s OK, I am a knob.

    #205969

    Seb Patrick

    Backwards: The crew land on a planet that seems similar to Earth in the year 1989. The Cat does a shit in some grass. They pay a taxi driver in advance to take them to a pub. They start an unprovoked fight with the patrons of said pub, then in retaliation eat a man’s pie. As punishment for the fight, Arthur Smith angrily gives Rimmer and Kryten a job. Lister and the Cat each drink a pint of bitter and then leave, in order get a lift to a local park. From there, they find a bicycle lying on the ground and generously return it to its picnicking owners, before leaving the planet in Starbug. Meanwhile, Kryten and Rimmer decide to quit their new job, and head to a cafe to watch a woman eat a snack before going for a swim in the same local park. While at the bottom of the lake they find the other Starbug and fly it back to Red Dwarf.

    #205970

    MANI506

    Arthur Smith could have said ‘after tonight’s gig, you’re out’? I don’t think I can explain away much else but this tiny detail works for me.

    #206180

    HelloMabel

    Marooned: Lister and Rimmer wait for Lister to die. They can’t hide how happy they are.

    Blue: Lister and Rimmer kiss. They can’t hide how happy they aren’t.

    #206190

    Pecospete666

    “It’s OK, I am a knob”

    I agree!

    Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

    #206192

    Ben Paddon

    Thanks For the Memory: Lister does a jigsaw so mundane he immediately forgets doing it.

    #206198

    ori-STUDFARM

    Back In The Red Part 2- Picking up where part 1 left off, the Red Dwarf crew stumble along and stretch out a story to the point where part 3 will take up the inaction.

    #206199

    Blisschick

    Not sure if it’s our player or Netflix, but the hubby started watching the series again, and for some reason the show looks as if it’s on film, rather than shot in video. It looks that way (so far) in the first two series. I hate the look. I’ll stick to my DVD’s, thanks.

    #206201

    Danny Stephenson

    G&T Admin

    Thanks For the Memory: Lister does a jigsaw so mundane he immediately forgets doing it

    I want that fucking jigsaw…

    #206202

    Jonsmad

    Bliss chick. Is it The remastered series then? cus that was film effect.

    #206203

    Blisschick

    I’m not sure…it was some version different from the DVD’s. Ben could probably tell you. I do know it had a video effect, though.

    #206205

    si

    Thanks For the Memory: Lister does a jigsaw so mundane he immediately forgets doing it

    I want that fucking jigsaw…

    If that’s not crying out to be Official Anniversary Merch, I don’t know what is.

    #206206

    Jonathan Capps

    G&T Admin

    It could be the PAL to NTSC conversion…

    #206207

    Ian Symes

    G&T Admin

    Something along those lines. It’s definitely the original series, but a really lossy compression/conversion has taken place at some point and changed the bastard frame rate.

    #206214

    anniescribe

    “Blue: Lister and Rimmer kiss. They can’t hide how happy they aren’t.”

    Mabel, much as I like this pairing, I think you nailed it. LOLOL

    #206224

    Blisschick

    >>Something along those lines. It’s definitely the original series, but a really lossy compression/conversion has taken place at some point and changed the bastard frame rate.

    Whatever the technical reason is that is totally over my head, it sucks.

    #206251

    Ben Paddon

    That’s BBC Worldwide for you. It took them years to fix Doctor Who, and they’re still missing “Planet of the Dead” and “A Christmas Carol”. Plus Hyperdrive is currently in 4:3 (it was in 16:9 when it was on the service two years ago) and the encode for The Office is terrible.

    I actually know one or two people at the executive level at BBC Worldwide. And, uh, yeah. They’re a bit shit.

    #218324

    flanl3

    So what if it’s a dead thread? I was too proud of thinking of this.

    Give & Take: After much debating, Cat finally gets tricked into filling Lister’s hole, before it’s discovered that Cat’s incapable of such and Lister will have to fill it himself.

    #218325

    Ian Symes

    G&T Admin

    Oh, so *this* is where I got the idea for “in brief” synopses for The Complete Guide. I’d forgotten about this thread.

    #218334

    Katydid

    Hooray, I indirectly contributed to G&T.

    #218349

    McAleeCh

    Oh, so *this* is where I got the idea for “in brief” synopses for The Complete Guide. I’d forgotten about this thread.

    Please tell me you guys will be updating the guide once you’ve had the chance to go through the XI Blu-ray/DVD – I’m looking forward to seeing the ridiculous mini-synopses for the latest batch of episodes. XD

    #218350

    Ian Symes

    G&T Admin

    There’s a plan. I planned it.

    #218352

    flanl3

    Okay, but what will you do once your plan gets a little messed up after you get three mill years out into space after one of your buddies couldn’t properly repair the site in time and it blows up on everyone?

    #218781

    Hamish

    Just spotted this beauty from Edmonton Public Library:
    “An unambitious slob has been awakened from a 3 million year sleep to find out he may be the last human alive. Hopelessly lost in space, this crew of mutant bachelors kill time and share adventures aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf.”
    https://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1865690005_red_dwarf_xi

    …Mutant Bachelors?

    #218782

    Darrell

    You remember them, they toured with the Abnormal Platters, the Deformed Tremeloes and Freddie And The Fucked-Up Dreamers.

    #218815

    By Jove its holmes

    Well, we know from Timeslides that Rimmer evidently has a thing for underage teenage “temptresses” so is Lister/Caroline Carmen necro really implausible ;)

    #218830

    Katydid

    Meanwhile in 2016, Red Dwarf is not available for streaming in the US period.

    And some of my discs are lost.

    #218832

    Jason aka Smeg4Brains

    And some of my discs are lost.

    You monster!

    #218833

    Ben Paddon

    The good news is that Red Dwarf is surprisingly affordable on DVD in the US – the individual series sets range from $6 to $22, or the complete I-VIII set is $60.

    #218834

    flanl3

    I think I bought my complete set for around $67, and the only problem I encountered was that I had to reassemble the box (it had come apart a little).

    #218835

    flanl3

    Well, not the Dave series, clearly, but the fact that I spent almost as much on those three as I did on the first eight isn’t really much of a surprise.

    #218837

    Katydid

    The good news is that Red Dwarf is surprisingly affordable on DVD in the US

    I’m missing the episodes for I and V.

    #218841

    Jonsmad

    Twentica “Lister clamps Kryten’s Nipples to get him going before the discussion of a Big Bang”

    #218842

    By Jove its holmes

    I always thought that Lister could sing the 1997 Candle in the Wind about Rimmer: “You called out to our country, now you belong to Heaven – Shut up, Lister!”

    #218844

    flanl3

    Officer Rimmer: “Rimmer nuts everywhere in a dream then in his pants in real life.”

    #218864

    Ian Symes

    G&T Admin

    we know from Timeslides that Rimmer evidently has a thing for underage teenage “temptresses”

    Wait, what?

    #218865

    By Jove its holmes

    RIMMER: “…if one of us had a photograph of a female-only naturist beach in Acapulco, full of bronzed, naked, uninhibited teenage temptresses, we could go there for a holiday?”

    #218866

    Ian Symes

    G&T Admin

    Yeah, that extra word in the original post is quite key.

    #218869

    Pete Part Three

    Is it OK if I burn Lolita?

    #218870

    Dave

    You know that thing when an ‘r’ and an ‘n’ right next to each other can look like an ‘m’?

    #218873

    Katydid

    “Cat finds a lady cat. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s not even close.”

    #218874

    By Jove its holmes

    Ian: But most people don’t refer to 18 and 19 year olds as “teenagers”, they call them “young adults”. That’s what gave me pause and wonder.

    #218875

    flanl3

    Is it OK if I burn Lolita?

    You know that thing when an ‘r’ and an ‘n’ right next to each other can look like an ‘m’?

    Eleven and sixty-seven hundredths out of ten on that comment there.

    #218876

    si

    most people don’t refer to 18 and 19 year olds as “teenagers”

    I refer to 18 and 19 year olds as “far too young”.
    Mind you, i refer to twenty-somethings in the same way.

    And some thirty-somethings.

    #218877

    si

    I don’t want to suggest how they refer to me.

    #218878

    By Jove its holmes

    Still makes you wonder how old Rimmer was when he photographed the girls at the nudist beach and why they didnt call the cops on him as a dirty pervert.

    #218879

    International Debris

    I just assumed it was a photograph he had acquired, rather than one he’d taken himself.

    #218880

    flanl3

    Except it would need to be developed.

    #218882

    Hamish

    Just like with Hitler in Fascist Dictator Monthly?

    #218884

    International Debris

    If we’re getting into ‘how do they redevelop photos from prints?’ territory we might as well do a scene-by-scene ‘hold on this doesn’t make sense’ thread.

    #218887

    flanl3

    we might as well do a scene-by-scene ‘hold on this doesn’t make sense’ thread.

    Might as well indeed.

    #218891

    Darrell

    You can turn photos back into negatives. It used to be a thing you could get done.

    #218918

    peas_and_corn

    So does that make a photo a positive?

    #221190

    Jonsmad

    Cured: Lister finally receives treatment, for the ancient necrophilia incidental STD.

    #224903

    Hamish

    Another winner from Edmonton Public Library:

    “The Emmy-winning comedy returns for more hilarious intergalactic adventures, with the original cast on board. Viewers see the gang stranded in a scientific research center, contending with out of control, and Rimmer decides to leave Red Dwarf in search of a dimension where he isn’t such a giant loser.”

    https://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2017535005

    #224904

    Ben Saunders

    Contending with out of control what?

    #224905

    Katydid

    Series XII was shit. The show’s had the crew contend with out of control before, and I can’t imagine why they thought it could ever live up to the same heights. 8/10.

    #224929

    Flap Jack

    Beyond A Joke: “The Dwarfers spend some time in virtual reality, and… uh… something happens with other Krytens? I don’t know, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen it. I think there’s like a green, dumber Kryten in it?”

    #224938

    Ben Saunders

    I just watched Beyond A Joke, there. I thought it was really good. Maybe it’s just the relief of it not being terrible after the slog of Ouroboros, Duct Soup and Blue, but I found myself really enjoying it.

    #224943

    International Debris

    Beyond a Joke better than Blue?!

    #224946

    Ben Saunders

    Yeah. Blue has good moments but it’s boring for the most part. Nothing much happens apart from the Rimmer Experience and the kiss.

    #224948

    International Debris

    You know what I was saying about us having the opposite opinions all the time…

    #224958

    Katydid

    I’ve traditionally always liked Blue, but I found myself kind of bored with it outside of its strongest scenes the most recent time I watched it.

    #224979

    Hamish

    I still don’t get all of the hate for Beyond a Joke myself. The last half of VII is far better than the first four episodes, even with Rimmer gone for most of them.

    #224984

    Ben Saunders

    Pretty much what KyoSo said.

    And pretty much the exact opposite of what Hamish said.

    #224985

    Ben Saunders

    One thing I noticed in Blue is that there is absolutely no peril whatsoever, hardly anything actually happens. Lister feels a bit sad and Kryten builds a rollercoaster. In my notes/review I wrote that after the constant excitement of VI this feels a bit boring, but if the episode was in Series III the progression might feel more natural (with the heaviest rewrites imaginable)

    #224987

    Dave

    With the heaviest rewrites imaginable, it could become an episode of Fawlty Towers.

    #224999

    International Debris

    That might be what I like about it. I do enjoy the quieter, character-based rambling episodes. Peril isn’t always important.

    #225001

    flanl3

    Timewave: The boys consider letting themselves and a whole shipful of people die just because they are annoyed by a gay man.

    #225004

    Ben Paddon

    “Blue” is probably the most I-feeling VII episode. I kind of like that about the episode, honestly. I just wish more of the jokes landed.

    #225010

    Hamish

    > And pretty much the exact opposite of what Hamish said.

    I still stand by it. Blue, Beyond a Joke, Epideme and Nanarchy all benefit by and large by being consistent and having decent production. Tikka, Stoke, and Ouroboros are all over the place.

    And Duct Soup is Duct Soup.

    #225011

    Katydid

    I feel like I really like Epideme, but at the same time I have this distinct fear that if I watch it again I will just be bored and unimpressed by it. Considering I went through a phase in my early teens where VII was my favorite series (and I think I considered Ouroborus my favorite episode briefly), you have to realize it had a lot further fall as I matured than it did for most of you.

    I was impressed by VII’s more filmic directing and (OCCASIONALLY) tone, _especially_ the 24/25 fps picture. I grew up associating 29.97 fps video-look with cheap BBC sitcoms and other extremely low-budget affair, so the 24/25 fps instantly made child me think “movie”. It tricked me into thinking I was seeing something much bigger and more dramatic than I was, and I was happy to fall into the fantasy.

    #225012

    Ben Saunders

    I just watched Epideme and Nanarchy there and hey, what do you know, they were pretty good.

    Epideme would be brilliant if it wasn’t for that fucking talking virus. Holy shit I hate whoever did the voice for that with a passion, and whoever heard that voice and thought “yes that’s good that’s the voice we’re looking for”. It reminds me of the DJ in Revelation of the Daleks, who also ruins that story.
    Nanarchy starts well but falls off towards the end.

    When I was younger I liked the film look of VII, but now I realise that half the time it’s so fucking DARK it doesn’t matter what framerate it’s shot at because you can’t see anything.

    Duct Soup is utter cack, but I’ll always love Tikka and Stoke.

    I tried to rank them in order but it’s too hard. Basically it goes Tikka>>>>>>>>>>>>Duct Soup

    #225013

    bloodteller

    >Timewave: The boys consider letting themselves and a whole shipful of people die just because they are annoyed by a gay man.

    CURED- Rimmer considers letting a man die horribly in an asteroid storm just because he’s (pretending to be) disabled.

    SILICONIA- Kryten allows his friends to be mindfucked and then forced into slavery just because he is annoyed with them over various petty reasons.

    #225014

    flanl3

    Mechocracy: All the machines on board Red Dwarf get annoyed, except all the ones we already knew existed.

    #225015

    Rubber

    M-CORP: Lister is partially blinded by white supremacists but learns to love their cause.

    #225017

    Hamish

    >Epideme would be brilliant if it wasn’t for that fucking talking virus. Holy shit I hate whoever did the voice for that with a passion, and whoever heard that voice and thought “yes that’s good that’s the voice we’re looking for”.

    Hey, I actually LIKE Gary Martin in Epideme.

    I guess it is just my mission in life to piss you off, right Ben?

    #225018

    Jawscvmcdia

    Hey, I like the shit bits!

    #225019

    flanl3

    Skipper – Rimmer gets annoyed at Lister for fucking a rat.

    #225021

    bloodteller

    CAN OF WORMS: cat accidentally gets pregnant, so lister murders his babies

    #225022

    bloodteller

    oh yeah and everyone is uncharacteristcally annoyed at cat for being impregnated

    #225040

    Ben Saunders

    >I guess it is just my mission in life to piss you off, right Ben?
    Grr.

    #225052

    Pete Part Three

    Saunders had been pissed off for almost two weeks now and, so far, he hadn’t enjoyed a minute of it.

    #230350

    flanl3

    Give & Take: After much debating, Cat finally gets tricked into filling Lister’s hole, before it’s discovered that Cat’s incapable of such and Lister will have to fill it himself.

    “Lister offers Cat his hole, and when Cat is unable to fulfill his desires, he sets out to do it himself” is perhaps a bit more to the point.

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