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  • #224979
    Hamish
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    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
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    Pretty much what KyoSo said.

    And pretty much the exact opposite of what Hamish said.

    #224985
    Ben Saunders
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    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
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    With the heaviest rewrites imaginable, it could become an episode of Fawlty Towers.

    #224999

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

    #225001
    flanl3
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    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
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    “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
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    > 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
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    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
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    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
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    >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
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    Mechocracy: All the machines on board Red Dwarf get annoyed, except all the ones we already knew existed.

    #225015
    Rubber
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    M-CORP: Lister is partially blinded by white supremacists but learns to love their cause.

    #225017
    Hamish
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    >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
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    Hey, I like the shit bits!

    #225019
    flanl3
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    Skipper – Rimmer gets annoyed at Lister for fucking a rat.

    #225021
    bloodteller
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    CAN OF WORMS: cat accidentally gets pregnant, so lister murders his babies

    #225022
    bloodteller
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    oh yeah and everyone is uncharacteristcally annoyed at cat for being impregnated

    #225040
    Ben Saunders
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    >I guess it is just my mission in life to piss you off, right Ben?
    Grr.

    #225052
    Pete Part Three
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    Saunders had been pissed off for almost two weeks now and, so far, he hadn’t enjoyed a minute of it.

    #230350
    flanl3
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    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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