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  • #209765
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    You know in The End when Rimmer’s revising his arm at George McIntyre’s welcome back reception? It’s really brazen of him to be doing that in a public space, at an event attended by both the captain and the exam invigilator. Why does he do that?

    That’s when the show started to go downhill, for me.

    #209766
    si
    Participant

    No no no. When he’s calling after Todhunter, calling hum a bug lig and whathaveyou…that’s so out of character. It’s just been shit since.

    #209771
    Angela Fowler
    Participant

    I personally thought the show went downhill ever since Lister first sang “Ganymede and Titan.” He can’t even sing. Why would they even do that?! With the musical promise of the opening credits, with all of us prepared for a show about spaceship painters, Lister’s pained opening strains ruin the whole thing. The words “Ganymede and Titan” ruin everything.

    #209772
    Heath_RDIC
    Participant

    For me, it was the way Lister was handling that giant brush. I mean I GUESS he was painting Red Dwarf, but I didn’t BELIEVE he was painting Red Dwarf. His brush strokes seemed a bit… uninspired, if you will. Everything up until then had been great, but from that point on, my suspension of disbelief was just too strained for me to really enjoy the show like I had before.

    #209773
    peas_and_corn
    Participant

    Oh, I was hoping for an explanation on how the shoes opened the car door.

    #209774
    si
    Participant

    Well, really, the sound of the ship as Lister does that painting at the start….there’s no atmosphere! You can’t hear anything! Totally unbelievable.

    #209775
    Stephen R. Fletcher
    Participant

    i thought it was fine up until the moment where Rimmer runs through Cat. They should have added some sound effects of him crashing into things. Would’ve made a lot more sense.

    #209776
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I thought it was good until the end of series VI, but then it gets better from Back to Earth onwards

    #209777
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I thought it was terrible right up to that scene where I’m technically in the camera’s line of sight but just hiding behind a bit of the set. That scene was quite good. Then the rest after that was terrible, too.

    #209778
    Ridley
    Participant

    Personally, I thought it started well but fell apart. All that stuff with the red dwarfs all getting into trouble – that was great. Then it all went grey and grey and I fell asleep!

    #209779
    JamesTC
    Participant

    I only like the racist episode.

    #209780
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Science fiction…it’s all bollocks, isn’t it?

    #209783
    evarofzentral
    Participant

    Personally I think the show lost focus when it moved away from chicken soup machine repairs. I hung on for a while but when Rimmer left in series VII I knew Red Dwarf would never return to its core concept.

    #209784
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    That bit when the guy said “And Now on BBC Two”, they should have just stopped it all with the And.

    #209790
    anniescribe
    Participant

    When Lister insulted a superior officer and wasn’t reprimanded properly, I knew something wasn’t kosher. Then everybody died, and I thought, “welp, that’s it, show.”

    #209791
    si
    Participant

    That first Dave Hollins: Space Cadet sketch. Downhill all the way from there.

    #209792
    Nick R
    Participant

    You’re all wrong. If you ask me, series I to V were crap, series VI to X were crap.

    But that brief period in the middle, when they were making it in America? Brilliant!

    #209793
    Karnie
    Participant

    All I can say is thank GOD they finally hit their stride with Dear Dave.

    #209795
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Wait a minute… none of these opinions are real!

    #209796
    Jo
    Participant

    The best bit is the market scene in BTE, clearly.

    #209797
    si
    Participant

    The series with Nick Frost and Kevin Eldon as Lister and Rimmer, with Miranda Hart as Kryten…that was a high point.

    #209798
    JamesTC
    Participant

    Wait a minuteā€¦ none of these opinions are real!

    I say the same every time I visit IGN.

    #209802
    pfm
    Participant

    I switched off when it said ‘The End’.

    #209803
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Comparing a 1988 sitcom with the 2012 show there’s not much of a change!
    Actors older! Most remakes are never as good as the original,but RD is just a continuation of the original show which they pull off well! I have no complaints!

    #209804
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Thanks, Pecospete.

    #209812
    Nick R
    Participant

    I think I can see where this is going:

    It was all downhill from the moment BBC2 began broadcasting…

    It was all downhill after that Scottish guy started tinkering with image transmission…

    The start of human language and civilisation? Bah, it’s been downhill ever since…

    It was all downhill after those organisms started evolving…

    It’s been a smooth downhill slope ever since all that Big Bang business…

    etc etc

    #209813
    si
    Participant

    Spoilsport.

    #209814
    Ridley
    Participant

    Nah, to reuse downhill at this point would undo the rhthym of the thread, I reckon.

    #209818
    Stephen R. Fletcher
    Participant

    I’m surprised no-one used the quote from John Lloyd after he saw the first episode (“I watched the show. I really enjoyed the opening titles… and then the show started.”)

    #209823
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I think the show went downhill after I put my telly in that shopping trolley and pushed it down the road.

    #209824
    ThatSmegheadRimmer
    Participant

    I think the show went downhill when they decided to make the show.

    #209825
    si
    Participant

    I think the show started pretty much at the bottom of the hill, just briefly tripping over the kerb on the way up, then deciding not to proceed any further, retreating to it’s starting position.

    #209826
    ThatSmegheadRimmer
    Participant

    I think the writers must have been high when they were making it as nothing makes sense.

    #209909
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    I think this thread was really good when Ian Said “You know…”

    But when he said “…in the end” I thought it was poor anus humour.

    By the time he said “Rimmer’s” I wasnt interested anymore in this entire thread after the apostrophe.

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