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  • #270438
    Hamish
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    So a lack of proper observation for grammar in the subtitles reveals Mr Cat to date back to series vii? So it’s purely used by Doug?

    That should be “Mr. Doug” I have you know.

    #270517
    Hamish
    Participant

    Unanswered question: if Lister supposedly likes movies like Revenge of the Surfboarding Killer Bikini Vampire Girls, why do we only ever see him watch sad chick flicks?

    #270518
    Warbodog
    Participant

    They had a lot of fun coming up with that one. The unnecessary ‘Killer,’ the titillating ‘Bikini,’ the clumsy ‘Surfboarding’ rather than ‘Surfer.’

    #270531
    RunawayTrain
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    Per “The Beginning”, the simulant berserker generals in charge of death ships are “cross-bred” to produce particularly violent simulants – cross-bred with what?

    #270534

    Hot cross buns … cross bread, geddit?

    #270544
    Flap Jack
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    In Psirens, when they need to figure out which of the 2 Listers is a psiren, why don’t they just use the psi-scan?

    #270546

    Given that the appearance of the Psiren is just a hallucination, why not get the two Listers to step into something much smaller than a Psiren?

    #270553
    Jenuall
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    The Psirens can project whatever they want into the minds of people, actual physical restrictions don’t really seem to apply so I’m not convinced that would work. The Psiren doesn’t even need to be where the illusion is, they can make a giant flaming meteorite for crying out loud!

    #270554
    Dave
    Participant

    Yes, the Psirens could easily just fake a psi-scan reading I think.

    #270555

    They could have just used the luck virus!

    #270556
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    A psiren fooling most of the tech on Starbug? Sure. A psiren fooling the psi-scan, which is (I assume) literally designed to scan psis, as its primary function? No way.

    #270557
    Dave
    Participant

    It wouldn’t fool the psi-scan, it would just make everyone think the psi-scan is saying something else.

    #270558
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    *me reading the small print in my psi-scan’s manual*

    Disclaimer: results of Psi-Scan™ (patent applied for) psi scans may appear incorrect if the psi you’re trying to scan is actively trying to deceive you. All purchases of Psi-Scan™ (patent applied for) units are non-refundable.

    Motherf-

    #270670
    Dave
    Participant

    If Legion can’t draw on the minds of his constituent people once they become unconscious, why doesn’t Kryten just wait until everyone else is asleep to insist that Legion-Kryten help them escape?

    Maybe he just doesn’t want to pass up an opportunity to knock out his crewmates.

    #270671

    Things escelate quite quickly don’t they.  I imagine Legion, knowing that they plan to escape, might turn on them and try and keep them more hostile prisons maybe.

    Also, maybe being asleep is a different sort of unconscious to being knocked out, and doesn’t affect him.

    #270672
    Jenuall
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    Yeah we don’t confirm the gestalt status of Legion until the second day at which point things have already started to go south and they’re planning to escape using that brilliant plan from Revenge Of The Surfboarding Killer Bikini Vampire Girls.

    If Kryten had been more proactive and worked it out that night then I guess he could have confronted Legion whilst the others were asleep.

    #270673
    Dave
    Participant

    Also, maybe being asleep is a different sort of unconscious to being knocked out, and doesn’t affect him.

    It was the “now if you will excuse me, they are falling asleep, I must go” bit that made me think of it. Presumably as they fall asleep it has the same effect on Legion that we see when they’re knocked out at the end of the episode.

    #270674

    Oh yeah ok good point.

    Which begs the question, how was he going to keep it up?  There’d definitely be times where some were asleep and others were awake, and Legion would presumably be slightly different depending who was awake.

    #270687
    Pete Part Three
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    How can a drive, which can travel in time but not space, be “next to useless” for a crew who have lost the trail to follow Red Dwarf?

    I realise that they’re interrupted before they can think about this too much,  but Kryten postulating that they “may have a need” for it in the future, overlooks the fact that they have a requirement for it right now.

    #270697

    Yes, just fly to the last known location of Red Dwarf and move back in time to when it was there.

    #270702

    But then we’d never get that classic two parter, Epideme and Nanarchy!!

    #270735
    loadoftottnumb
    Participant

    Live together in perfect harmony.

    I legit do like those two eps

    #270752

    In VIII, is Holly in prison with everyone else? They know they have him from the AR stuff.  How does that work? Why not just turn him off?

    #270760
    Pete Part Three
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    Where does the other Holly go when the crew abandon ship in Only The Good? What’s going on with the other Holly’s head?  How does Kryten’s hand inflate in Back in the Red?  Why is Cat’s biology “cool”? Why is it not anarchy on board Red Dwarf, when the crew discover they’d been dead and the ship is now in deep space?  Why is a mining ship being used as a prison ship? What happened to putting people into stasis as punishment?  Why does no one do any mining? Why don’t they have self-adhesive envelopes in the future? Why are envelopes being used in the future? Where is the other Kochanski? Why does there seem to be an acknowledgement that the show needs to write out the revived crew, but it takes 8 episodes of tediously bad television to get to that?  Why is the Grim Reaper in the show? Why?

     

    #270761
    Pete Part Three
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    Red-Dwarf-VIII-Trailer-1999-You-Tube

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    #270766
    Pete Part Three
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    #270821
    loadoftottnumb
    Participant

    All this talk of Series VIII has made me think about the nanobots, specifically the new set created by Holly that resurrected the crew.

    Its all a bit confusing to me, did he create the new set after the old ones had rebuilt Red Dwarf? Which set recreated the superior Holly that outsmarted him? Did he create a new set after he was ‘switched on’ by Lister when they found Red Dwarf/the planet it had been turned into.

    It’s so confusing I’m not even sure what my question is.

    #270822
    Warbodog
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    Yeah, that always seemed confusing and unnecessary. They’d already theorised in episode 1 or 2 that Kryten’s nanos resurrected the crew as a bonus favour, just as they ‘upgraded’ Lister (although that turned out to be ‘part of their molecular process’ and somehow comparable to the gigantic Red Dwarf…), so it seemed to be resolved. But it turns out they actually didn’t, and it was something Holly did very quickly with an entirely different set of nanobots before they landed in the rebuilt Red Dwarf.

    Maybe it was just to give Holly something to do. Though maybe that’s what his “bit busy at the moment, Dave” is about in episode 1.

    The nanobots would have made the egghead Holly as another upgrade when they rebuilt the ship, since his awareness only goes back to then, though he confusingly lumps himself in with the crew’s resurrection in dialogue.

    #270413
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    Ohhh, also it appears you made a mistake in your Smega-Drive search, Quinn, which is that you didn’t try searching for “Mr Cat”, without the full stop.

    Cat being addressed as “Mr. Cat” actually first occurred in the show proper as early as 1997, but Kryten didn’t call him that until Samsara, so in that regard you weren’t too far off.

    #270764
    Pete Part Three
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    #270765
    Pete Part Three
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    #270986
    Dave
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    #270996
    Jenuall
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    #271000

    memetioning … come on Jenuall it was right there.

    #271017
    Jenuall
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