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  • #268191
    Daff
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    Clayton Sandlin, AKA Clayton Mark has been jailed. I wonder if this will affect RD repeats as he was a reasonably large part of Meltdown. I think if it was mainline BBC then it would, but would Dave or Netflix do anything?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-57720012

    #268196
    Dave
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    It’s not on Netflix any more, is it?

    #268197
    Warbodog
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    Taking the method approach to Elvis impersonation. Sorry, good taste chip, etc.

    #268199

    I’m not really fond of the idea of all but erasing something from history on the basis a person turns out to be a cunt, though I do understand not broadcasting certain things if it is sensitive and said cunt is the focal point.

    But I don’t think that necessarily applies here, he’s a guest actor and not really renowned enough for anyone to recognise him let alone under the costume.

    BBC might have chosen not to repeat it if they were still broadcasting any Red Dwarf. I see no reason for any digital platform to pull it though.

    If it were still on Netflix, and Netflix did decide to pull it, they’d have to do the same for their own show House of Cards which they didn’t do. Granted Spacey hasn’t been convicted, that didn’t stop them (rightly I think) removing him from the show.

    On a bit of a side note, I keep thinking that of course the BBC would never repeat any Top of the Pops with Jimmy Savile on it, but have they edited those shows in anyway so the performances remain but Jimmy himself is removed? Because that would be a shame if they were lost to BBC archives.

    #268200
    JamesTC
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    The story here is that a victim of sexual assault took 20 years to get justice. And even then had to go public to help other victims and to highlight the systematic protection that perpetrators of sexual assault have had for far too long.

    A Red Dwarf episode from three decades ago is an irrelevance.

    #268201
    Dave
    Participant

    Taking the method approach to Elvis impersonation. Sorry, good taste chip, etc.

    Now I don’t feel so bad about abandoning my original post about Hitler also featuring prominently in the episode.

    #268203
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    The story here is that a victim of sexual assault took 20 years to get justice. And even then had to go public to help other victims and to highlight the systematic protection that perpetrators of sexual assault have had for far too long.

    A Red Dwarf episode from three decades ago is an irrelevance.

    This. What an awful story.

    He’ll be a wonderful prisoner, he really will.

    #268204
    si
    Participant

    Ooh. That’s a bit uncomfortable, isn’t it? :/

    #268211

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets cut from repeat runs and wouldn’t complain if that were the case.

    #268213
    Rudolph
    Participant

    Am just glad justice has been done and he’s got his comeuppance.

    #268518
    Rick
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    If they did remove him, they would only have to trim a few scenes. Did he sing over the closing credits as well or was that someone else? If it was him then they would just have to replace the audio with the standard end credits music.

    #268529
    Moonlight
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    Just don’t repeat it. Cutting out Elvis is obviously impossible to make work without breaking the episode. If you think it would only involve trimming inconsequential moments you need to rewatch the episode to refresh your memory.

    #268535
    Dave
    Participant

    Just don’t repeat it.

    I think the trouble with this approach is that you then cut off anyone else who stands to benefit from the episode being repeated, all because of the crimes of one man. Which doesn’t seem fair on everyone else involved.

    Personally, I wouldn’t be offended by seeing the episode again in its original form, even if I am probably going to be thinking about this matter every time Elvis is on-screen.

    #268543
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    Deepfake and dub. The 2021 solution. Sort of.

    #268544
    Stilianides
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    Very sad to read this news, but the episode should still be broadcast in its original form imo.

    There are plenty of great movies and TV shows that unfortunately have featured a criminal in a minor role, and I don’t think they should be hidden away.

    #268596
    By Jove its holmes
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    What kind of freaking message would we be sending to the girls and women this turdie preyed upon, sexually harassed and raped if we say “sorry about your lifelong trauma, but my desire to not besmirch the reputation of my favourite tv show is more important”!

    #268628
    loadoftottnumb
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    I could understand it being cut, some things are more important. Erase this dickheads career from history.

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