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  • #234470

    Jawscvmcdia

    I know it’s a very sensitive topic to write about, but I am concerned about the aging nature of the cast, and what will happen to the show when one of them inevitably dies. Will it carry on without that character or would a new one replace it ala Series 7?

    Discuss.

    #234472

    Dollar Pound

    holograms

    #234474

    Dave

    Will it carry on without that character or would a new one replace it

    Why is this phrased as an either/or question?

    #234476

    bloodteller

    i think the show would end. no point carrying on without all four of them there

    #234477

    SoundableObject

    I hope they try to do it like Series VII. Have the dead cast member appear in just half the episodes to ease the transition.

    #234479

    Katydid

    I thought Chris Barrie was already dead.

    #234480

    Katydid

    SMOKE ME A LISTER

    Series XVI begin with Rimmer explaining that Lister went off to become Ace Lister – offscreen. He is replaced with a parallel universe Yvonne McGruder, who acts permanently concussed and wears glasses upside down. Rimmer constantly tries to trick her into sex, with Kryten readying the chloroform in case she refuses.

    #234481

    tombow

    they would do a very serious episode without any laughter, like 8 Simple Rules did when John Ritter died. Hold on, that was BTE

    #234483

    Dave

    They could just write around it, keep using footage from old episodes featuring the dead actor, and make their lines fit. They could keep the show going for years like that.

    #234484

    Warbodog

    Hopefully their death would be recorded so you could include the footage in a sensitive tribute video and share it with us.

    #234485

    Taiwan Tony

    What about when Grandad died in Only Fools and Horses. They brought in Uncle Albert and started a whole new era of comedic delight.
    Perhaps Buster Merryfield could play the dead actor’s relative. “Ala” Only Fools and Horses.
    During the war, he’d say!

    #234486

    Taiwan Tony

    Would people prefer if a member of the cast died, or if Doug Naylor died and the writing was taken on by his son? “Ala” The Green Green Grass.
    Or, say his son died at the same time in e.g. a double suicide, who would the best writer to continue it?

    #234487

    Dave

    What will happen if one of the characters dies unexpectedly? Will the actor just be told not to turn up for work next week?

    #234488

    bloodteller

    maybe they’ll do it like Bruce Lee’s Game Of Death and use footage of the actor’s actual funeral in it, claiming the character is “faking his death” and then have them wander around in face-obscuring disguises for the rest of the runtime so that the audience can’t tell it’s just a bad stunt double

    #234491

    GlenTokyo

    What would happen if I died? Would Red Dwarf continue without me being around to watch?

    More seriously, I’d hope the show would have ended long before any of the cast should be carking it from (hopefully) very old age and they all have a nice retirement.

    #234492

    flanl3

    “Ala”

    A la, even.

    #234499

    clem

    The obvious solution would be for Doug’s wife’s chiropractor to take over the role, obscuring the lower half of his face with a cape at all times.

    #234502

    Plastic Percy

    Most likely there’d be a funeral, everyone would have a cup of tea and a chat and then go home.

    #234504

    Warbodog

    Too-soon disrespectful headlines could include ‘You’re Dead Dave,’ ‘I’m Dead Dave,’ ‘He’s Deader Than Tank Tops’ etc.

    I’ll find out about the sad event from Jawscvmcdia.

    #234506

    bloodteller

    the cast can’t die as they have mastered the art of kicking the Grim Reaper in the bollocks and then running off

    #234513

    Paul Muller

    I nominate this thread for Hall of Shame status

    #234514

    Taiwan Tony

    A la, even.<\blockquote>

    See: original post. See: quotation marks. See: smack on head.

    #234515

    Taiwan Tony

    */, obvs

    #234524

    Flap Jack

    I will be very sad.

    #234525

    Katydid

    The show switches to radio with Chris doing the missing voice(s).

    Or if we’re really unlucky, Craig has to play everyone.

    #234526

    flanl3

    I nominate this thread for Hall of Shame status

    I believe that’s called the Hall of Fame.

    #234527

    bloodteller

    actually it’s the Hall Of Duane

    #234528

    Pete Part Three

    I’d prefer chicken.

    #234530

    Unrumble

    It’s party time for all the little worms

    #234531

    quinn_drummer

    Time travel back to the year 2000 and kidnap the younger version of the dead cast member and bring them to the present. Then, after 9 years of filming new Red Dwarf return them to 2009 just in time for BTE.

    #234532

    Warbodog

    Good idea, put those

    Fruitlessly wasted ten years

    to use.

    #234535

    bloodteller

    What will happen if one of the cast dyes?

    #234540

    Hamish

    They’d be dead, sir! But there may be…

    #234541

    quinn_drummer

    a new series, is that what you were going to say, sp speak Hamish … how can we continue the show?

    #234542

    Hamish

    They were no match; time killed them, and destroyed everyone else around the same age, including the fanbase, which meant there was no fanbase to offend in the future, by retconning the past, so Dave commissioned a new series of Red Dwarf with a different cast, in order that Grant Naylor could generate more money in the present.

    #234544

    Ben Saunders

    What will happen if one of my cats dies?

    #234545

    Dave

    They were no match; time killed them, and destroyed everyone else around the same age, including the fanbase, which meant there was no fanbase to offend in the future, by retconning the past, so Dave commissioned a new series of Red Dwarf with a different cast, in order that Grant Naylor could generate more money in the present.

    Garbled, confusing, and quite frankly duller than a joke about dentists standing next to X-Ray machines.

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