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  • #273611
    RunawayTrain
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    13/05/2022 


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    Well, at least it amuses me to have an identical result twice in a row!

    #273614
    Warbodog
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    I thought the reddy-pink might be Vlad the Impaler from Cured, then it was mainly random guessing until it went green.

    #273615

    #RedDwarf #Smegle 13/05/2022 
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    Well I’ve only seen that episode 3 times but once I realised what the table was its really the only episode it could be I think, as I don’t think you really see the crew sat around the mid section table that much, if at all, other than in Timewave. 

    First thought was Trojan, given it’s clearly Rimmer with a sheet of paper at a table. I thought it was the hey ho pip and dandy moment.

    oh and first time I immediately sat the aspect ratio and took it into account.  

    #273616
    Dave
    Participant

    Took me four today, just couldn’t put my finger on it until the penny dropped.

    #273621
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    Was your Guess 4 from Series XI? Don’t feel too bad, I very nearly guessed Samsara second after getting the right series to start with. The 2 series are just too jumbled together in my mind.

    (If it wasn’t Series XI then you’re on your own, sorry.)

    #273622

    When it comes to XI and XII I do sometimes have to do a quick IMDB search to check which episodes are in which series

    #273623
    Dave
    Participant

    Was your Guess 4 from Series XI? Don’t feel too bad, I very nearly guessed Samsara second after getting the right series to start with. The 2 series are just too jumbled together in my mind.
    (If it wasn’t Series XI then you’re on your own, sorry.)

    No, I exhausted Series XI, X and TPL in that order and only got Timewave on the fourth guess once I knew it was a XII episode.

    I have the same difficulty with XI/XII though. 

    #273624
    Unrumble
    Participant

    once I realised what the table was its really the only episode it could be I think, as I don’t think you really see the crew sat around the mid section table that much, if at all, other than in Timewave.

    Yep, all about that table 😎

     

    13/05/2022 

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    #273625
    Warbodog
    Participant

    The reality was more of an XI-A & XI-B with a (brief by today’s standards) broadcast gap, but that would confuse the otherwise meticulous numbering of the Dave era.

    #273626
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    Oh whoops, I didn’t realise we’d got onto another page, so my Series XI question was actually meant for clem, hence why I asked which wrong series Guess 4 was, after Dave said he got the correct answer on Guess 4. Oh, the irony of me responding to someone calling themselves an idiot with idiocy.

    Luckily I am interested in Dave’s thought process too, though!

    #273628
    Dave
    Participant

    Oh right. I did wonder!

    #273637
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    The pattern of shame.

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    Great.

    #273640
    clem
    Participant

    First four guesses were Dear Dave, Give & Take, Mechocracy, Officer Rimmer. Glad I’m not the only one who gets XI and XII mixed up!

    #273641
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

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    So having identified the correct series immediately, it took me the longest possible time to get the episode. 

    #273645
    RunawayTrain
    Participant

    I also still have to resort to Google to check which eps are in which series for XI and XII.  I keep thinking ‘time for a rewatch’ but if I watch them both one after the other that’s still not going to help sort them out.  Hmm.

    #273649

    So having identified the correct series immediately, it took me the longest possible time to get the episode. 

    Is it just wishful thinking that Timewave doesn’t exist?

    #273651
    Jenuall
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    I think there’s zero shame in struggling to identify Timewave!

    #273680
    Warbodog
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    #273681

    #RedDwarf #Smegle 14/05/2022 
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    This is an absolute classic case of don’t second guess yourself.  My immediate reaction was the right answer, but I spent several minutes thinking through numerous other options and humming and harring until I just went for what my gut originally told me. 
    #273682
    Unrumble
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    14/05/2022 

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    First guess was Siliconia. I thought it might be one of the MILFs stood in that room where they spend a large amount of the episode 

    #273683

    Siliconia is one of the episodes I thought it might be too, but I felt Lemons had more brown in it.

    #273685
    Warbodog
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    #273686
    Dave
    Participant

    Got this one in three but feel like it should have been less.

    #273687
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    Aww yeah, got it in 1.

    #273690
    RunawayTrain
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    14/05/2022 


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    … and I’ve *just* realised my first two guesses were from the same series 🀦🀦🀦  Oh well.

    #273694
    clem
    Participant

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    #273699
    Unrumble
    Participant

     15/05/2022 

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    That coat, that lighting 

    #273700
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    15/05/2022 

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    Solid. Sure, I may not have got it straight away, but I did avoid falling into the obvious trap.

    #273702
    Warbodog
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    I ended up with two possibilities for the last guess. I went with the vague sense of antagonism and possibly looking wet, but I was tense.

    #273703
    clem
    Participant

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    The episode that ended my first streak, but not this time! 

    #273704
    RunawayTrain
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    15/05/2022 

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    Guess 5 was actually my first thought, should have gone with it and saved a few guesses πŸ™„

    I don’t actually know which scene it ended up being though!  And I’m not curious enough to make myself rewatch just to find out.

    #273705
    Dave
    Participant

    Got the right series straight away but didn’t get the episode until guess four, that coat helped it fall into place 

    #273706

    #RedDwarf #Smegle 15/05/2022 

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    The squares were far too blue for what was actually revealed. But as Unrumble said, that coat and that lighting could have only really been one episode. 

    #273707

    It’s definitely XI! No, it must be XII then! Ah, The Promised Land. Oh ffs.

    Still forgetting the aspect ratio rule, apparently. 

    #273709

    I really feel like the aspect ration is a bit of a cheat. Now I know to look out for it it immediately helps narrow things down. And not just to an era, but when you know the era you can eliminate other things quite quickly. I kinda wish I didn’t know about it. 

    #273710
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I really feel like the aspect ration is a bit of a cheat. Now I know to look out for it it immediately helps narrow things down. And not just to an era, but when you know the era you can eliminate other things quite quickly. I kinda wish I didn’t know about it. 

    So you’re saying I should crop them all to 4:3?

    #273711
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    I really feel like the aspect ration is a bit of a cheat. Now I know to look out for it it immediately helps narrow things down. And not just to an era, but when you know the era you can eliminate other things quite quickly. I kinda wish I didn’t know about it.

    So you’re saying I should crop them all to 4:3?

    Although I can’t speak from the perspective of someone who didn’t twig the aspect ratio differences to begin with, I still disagree that being able to distinguish Dave from BBC that way is too easy. It’s just the nature of the source material. (And Quinn being too naturally talented at the game. πŸ˜‰)

    Fair chance you’re not being serious about the cropping idea anyway, but I don’t want to risk it!

    #273712

    No don’t crop it.  Just go back in time and set the standard of TV production at 16:9 from as early as 1987

    #273715
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    So I’m hearing a lot of votes for cropping.

    #273717

    Make a second tier of difficult where it selects the frame, then randomly crops to 1 section of the frame and then blurs it out.  Then you’d have ubiquity across both eras 

    #273718
    RunawayTrain
    Participant

    I want to say ‘makes no difference to me’ but I can’t help worrying that by cropping, we might lose distinctive bits at the edges of the wider frames.

    Although, it’s not as if I’m any good at this game anyway, so I probably wouldn’t even notice in all honesty!

    #273719
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    If you absolutely had to make the aspect ratios uniform, then I would vote for letterboxing over cropping.

    Thankfully you don’t absolutely have to. 😜

    #273720
    clem
    Participant

    Jumble up all the squares and only give us 4 guesses. 

    #273721
    Dave
    Participant

    Have an option where you can choose either original aspect ratio or cropped.

    #273730
    clem
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    For some reason I didn’t think Cat’s hair looked quite like that in V. 

    #273731
    Warbodog
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    Another tense one. I could only eliminate a couple of options by the end based on Cat outfits, but wasn’t sure. I mainly went for this one on the assumption that he changed outfits when Rimmer did.

    I clearly don’t know my Kryten tummies.

    #273732
    Warbodog
    Participant

    Oh yeah, of course he’s wearing that in the inquisition scene. I could only remember the less generic red suit from later in the ep.

    #273733

    #RedDwarf #Smegle 16/05/2022 

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    I thought it was a different scene but definitely not going to complain. 

    #273735
    Dave
    Participant

    Got it in three today, after thinking it was two other very ‘red’ scenes.

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