In Me2 and Skipper, we see the radiation leak that wiped out the crew. However, given it’s stated in The End they were killed by a lethal dose of cadmium, why does the leak always appear as a huge fireball/gust of wind? pretty sure cadmium poisoning would be a slow death over a period of time, given it basically just gives you a load of liver and breathing problems.
then again maybe that would be too gruesome for TV. but even so, what did they put in it that makes it all big fireball-ey?
There could have been a fireball which killed people close to the engines, then the radiation killed everyone else. The real answer is “because a fireball is visually more interesting than people slowly getting sick and falling over.”
Electronics are affected by radiation. Routers near set top boxes, microwave ovens interfering with the radio etc
Rimmer is electronic, his lightbee is also physically there, so assuming the radiation would mess with his projection, the heat would then destroy his light bee.
What I always wondered was how long it took Holly to repaint the ship after the massive fireball tore through it, and why, if he was getting the skutters to do that, he didn’t have them sweep up the remains.
I completely forgot that the ship was painted, but they do a bit of painting the corridor in Me2 don’t they? I always thought the walls were just naturally grey because they were made of metal or something.