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  • in reply to: Dave era Kryten masks #254545
    A Bailey
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    Oh, we can’t edit posts. Let’s try that again:

    in reply to: Dave era Kryten masks #254544
    A Bailey
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    Just out of curiosity I did a quick attempt at better defining some of the edges on that Kryten mask.

    View post on imgur.com

    //s.imgur.com/min/embed.js

    in reply to: BIg Budget Dwarf #252085
    A Bailey
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    I’m gonna cheat and just say Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers.

    So going off the episodes, The End, Future Echoes, Waiting For God(sorta), Kryten, Better than Life.

    To cut it down a bit for a movie I would ditch the Future Echoes part.

    in reply to: Should Series XIII focus more on drama or comedy? #236784
    A Bailey
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    Comedy first and foremost, since as Paul explained really well a good comedy will incorporate pathos to enhance the jokes.

    A Bailey
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    Despite the fact that she is turned off for half of it U consider White Hole a Holly centric episode.

    I want them to bring back the Holly log entry/distress call openings.

    in reply to: Level//Nivelo #219679
    A Bailey
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    The opening shot of Lister hanging on the side of the ship (actually hanging in a harness) while painting the hull would also suggest that the gravity is aligned with how we see Red Dwarf on screen. Presumably the artificial gravity “leaks” a little outside the hull.

    in reply to: Set photos #219678
    A Bailey
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    I know we saw Starbug in XI, but is this the first time it’s actually been confirmed that the Cockpit isn’t connected to a midsection set?

    in reply to: Not quite Dimension Jump down under. #219265
    A Bailey
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    Should add: In the Q & A sessions the cast gave away a couple of very interesting spoilers for series XII. Won’t repeat anything here but can say I’m not even more keen to see every episode of the next series!

    in reply to: GlenTokyo's Alternative Cover Dump #218774
    A Bailey
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    Timestone2000: I know that feeling, a half-finished model CG model of Red Dwarf I made a few years ago is now the bottom of page banner image on the Red Dwarf subreddit for some reason.

    in reply to: The real reasons behind Rob and Doug's breakup #218722
    A Bailey
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    It’s clearly not something they want to publicly air, so discussing it is pointless and not really any of our business.

    in reply to: Has Doug bitten off more than he can chew? #218689
    A Bailey
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    Doug has my respect and admiration for having been half of writing the show originally, and working incredibly hard to keep it going, but regardless of personal opinion on its quality (and remember there are some people out there in the world who think VIII was the best) it seems crazy to me to deny that the show has lost something since the original I-VI run.

    That isn’t a criticism of Doug, or saying Rob would be or was better, it’s just an acknowledgement that a lot of the original writing came from a duo. Just reading the novels you can feel the clear difference in their writing styles, and from that draw lots of hunches about which writer was responsible for particular themes in episodes.

    Doug is great, we’re not privvy to details of what happened behind the scenes but it doesn’t seem like he kicked Rob out, and I’d much rather have Doug only Dwarf than none at all.

    in reply to: What if Red Dwarf Series 4 and 5 were remastered? #218008
    A Bailey
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    Although it would be apt if someone necked themselves after getting depressed over Back To Reality.

    in reply to: What if Rob and Doug never split up? #216341
    A Bailey
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    If (and that’s a big if) the show was still going I think it would be darker, but otherwise it’s hard to speculate.

    Wish we could get a final series with them both writing though, they were a great partnership.

    in reply to: Dear Ganymede Jim, Can You Fix It For Me #216205
    A Bailey
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    Well that certainly is a 24 million pixel image of some names.

    Random maths: in that size image you could store every frame from 2.3 seconds of interlaced SD footage.

    in reply to: XI/XII Opening/Closing Titles #215936
    A Bailey
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    EVERYONE TO THE SPOILER THREAD TO CONTINUE THIS

    in reply to: XI/XII Opening/Closing Titles #214829
    A Bailey
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    I adore the 2001 style opening, but at this point I’d rather it be saved. Bring it back when the series finale eventually rolls around (since it seems likely now that they will know when that happens) either for the intro, or as the end of the episode.

    Would be a great bringing things full circle ending if the finale has Lister still on Red Dwarf, Kochanski is alive and they are starting to repopulate the human race. They’ll have to make sure Red Dwarf stays in good condition though so the episode ends like the original credits did, showing Lister painting the ship as we watch it fly off into the distance. Would fit with how Doug ended Last Human as well.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf XIII? #214646
    A Bailey
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    [quote]I have a suspicion that they may utilise the I and II intro for at least an episode or two of the new series. The model unit are utilising motion control again so get Craig suited up, roller dripping with red paint and re-do the intro for the third time but now, finally as it was intended.[/quote]

    I wish they would, if only because I love the initial intro. It really sells the feeling of Lister being alone as the last human aboard this ship drifting in the vastness of space. The updated intro is great for Series III because it screams “THINGS HAVE CHANGED” but I still miss the 2001 feel.

    It’s why I have no problem with the show continuing for years to come (assuming it’s funny). It’s the story of the last human being alive. With that as the premise the cast getting older just gives new stories to tell. “Last of the Summer Wine…IN SPACE”, sign me the fuck up,

    in reply to: I'm going to have to be the one to post this aren't I? #214515
    A Bailey
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    I discounted Back In The Red as it is only implied. Also didn’t count AR games or the offscreen sex in Parallel Universe. Or the vending machine in X. Oh yes, I thought this one through.
    But you are correct, and there are two (arguably three if you count the ending) in Last Human, and one in Backwards. All are rapes. Oh, that wacky Red Dwarf!

    I’m very hesitant to reply to this, since discussing the particulars of sexual encounters in Red Dwarf spin off media is one step away from keeping peoples hair in jars, but how do you figure that?

    Backwards is implied to be consensual (if terrifying and ending as badly as it’s possible for any consensual encounter to end) while Last Human has two encounters between Lister and Kochanski, and one between Lister and a GELF.

    I’ll give you Lister and the GELF, and the first Lister/Kochanski encounter (since once she realised it wasn’t her version of Lister it would have been awful) but that brings us to 2/4.

    Christ, I’ve just done a statistical analysis on the consensual nature of sexual encounters in Red Dwarf novels, time to log off the net for the night I think.

    in reply to: Ausie Dwarf convention #205907
    A Bailey
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    I would really like to go but just can’t justify the cost since the convention is expensive as you say, and I would also have to pay to travel interstate to get to it.

    in reply to: Any differences in "Roter Zwerg ", the German novels? #205529
    A Bailey
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    I’m thinking of buying the book for a German friend, so am curious about this.

    in reply to: PLOTS FOR SERIES 11 #204601
    A Bailey
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    Returning to our Dimension to catch up with Lister for a curry, Ace Rimmer is captured by Gelfs and the Dwarfers must rescue him. Hijinks ensue when Series X Rimmer must pretend to be Ace to carry off the ruse. Close to making a successful escape Lister is confronted by his Gelf wife but manages to comfort her through a rousing ten minute speech on the nature of humanity. Ace Rimmer blasts off back into the unknown, except was it him or the other Rimmer? In celebration of their success they all dig into a pile of kippers. Lister pours ketchup on his.

    Meanwhile onboard Red Dwarf, Kryten struggles to make the perfect souffle.

    It has never occurred to me before this moment just how many episodes feature multiple Rimmers.

    in reply to: New computer thoughts #202848
    A Bailey
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    I still wish they had brought Holly back, unless Hattie was offered and turned it down. Some minor lines could have gone her way, and scenes like the dentists chair could have used Holly instead of a new character.

    in reply to: So… a 4th Series of Bottom is on the way… #202612
    A Bailey
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    I wouldn’t mind a new show in the style of Bottom, but not exactly a followup to it.

    Much like Bottom took the formula from The Young Ones but wasn’t actually the same show, I’d like to see a Rik and Ade show that featured them as aging men getting grumpier and grumpier at the world.

    in reply to: USA fans Crap Treatmant #202496
    A Bailey
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    Australia is the same dvd region as the UK, so if they don’t release something here around the same time as the UK they will get tons of imports.

    edit:
    Reading up it seems that Australia is technically a different reason, which is bizarre since I’ve never encountered a British dvd that wouldn’t work here.

    in reply to: Demastered – A Series X Project #202438
    A Bailey
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    I think this project won’t make the episodes better, I’d probably watch one just out of curiosity though. It does seem that by focusing on things like flaws with the cameras used in the past you are missing the forest for the trees.

    in reply to: Demastered – A Series X Project #202327
    A Bailey
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    Counterpoint to this is Doctor Who. State of the art now in many ways but that’s a good thing.

    I would love to see Red Dwarf 1 if it was available in this sort of quality. The bleak atmosphere and 2001ish effects shots would be magnificent in cinematic quality.

    in reply to: The new drive room #202249
    A Bailey
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    Half the posters here would I bet if they had the space haha.

    in reply to: The Late Late Show with Confidence (Craig Ferguson) #116042
    A Bailey
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    It’s one of my favourite shows, Craig Ferguson is just so damn fun. He has a few really good feature episodes as well. Wouldn’t be surprised if he does something Red Dwarf themed when the new episodes come out, I can imagine him being a fan of the show.

    He did an entire episode dedicated to Doctor Who, including a big opening musical number with lyrics to the Orbital Doctor Who song. For rights reasons the musical number had to be cut from the episode but they sneakily uploaded it to YouTube after:

    Full episode as it aired available here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps1yeCvSGAc

    The great thing about Craig Ferguson is how honest he can be. Look up his monologues talking about his parents deaths, or his divorce, or talking about his alcoholism. While he does wacky episodes he can also be really damn serious, one of his episodes had Steven Fry as a guest and it wasn’t a normal episode, just him and Fry on the set talking to each other for an hour with no audience.

    in reply to: Back to Earth Ratings #115273
    A Bailey
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    Red Dwarf with an entirely new writing staff would have been interesting. Can’t imagine it being middling, would either have been utterly fantastic, or complete tripe.

    in reply to: Silver Dwarf? #115185
    A Bailey
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    Picking up from either book would be difficult given their situations. It is interesting that both of them separately turned Rimmer into a hero though.

    A Bailey
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    in reply to: Getting Old – potential for a good story? #114963
    A Bailey
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    It’s quite possible that the Cat is the last of his kind as well, it would be nice to see him and Lister sharing a bond over that fact.

    A Bailey
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    Starting to get quite happy with the textures, now need to stop putting off the boring stuff and get around to optimising a ton of unseen polys out of the model so I can add more detail (I built up the panelwork through several layers to give it real depth, meaning there is a ton of stuff that will never be seen by the camera that is just hogging resources)

    A Bailey
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    It will have. While I adore the original physical model, it definitely seems to be missing various details that much up to sets like the launch bays, observation dome, or even things like the walkways outside sleeping quarters.

    in reply to: Norm’s post-Dwarf tell-all #114760
    A Bailey
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    Red Dwarf is only mentioned three times, I’m disappointed.

    A Bailey
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    Danny: At the moment I just have the stars as a static background, none of that fancy composition stuff for me!

    Done some more modelling today and focused on building the scoop pretty damn detailed, since I want to recreate the end credits flythrough eventually, and a quick texture test.

    A Bailey
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    That would be awesome, although I can’t guarantee how long it will take me to get this finished. I have no experience with video editing so could definitely work out well. :)

    This test render from a few days ago is about the limit of my video editing knowledge:

    A Bailey
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    Building it in Max.

    A Bailey
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    A bit of progress in the modelling, then a whole lot of faffing about testing out lighting and material options.

    Progress >

    edit: Figured it, although apparently editing posts moves their position in the thread lol.

    A Bailey
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    Just wrapping img tags around the image.

    in reply to: Original Fly-by’s lost? #114730
    A Bailey
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    It’s possible that some of the extremely close up shots might have some problems, but the majority of shots would be fucking glorious in HD.

    in reply to: The future of Red Dwarf merch #114683
    A Bailey
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    I would pay really good money for a GOOD Red Dwarf physical model, and a life sized remote controlled Skutter.

    in reply to: How long do you (realisticaly) want RD to run for? #114655
    A Bailey
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    >>Wouldn’t that be generations of INbreeding? Perhaps they can all have genetic mutations due to the small gene pool.

    >Colony Spoiler:

    >That was pretty much a them in Colony. Not the mutations so much but inbreeding causing, well, stupidity.

    The entire cat race managed to survive and prosper based off the offspring of one animal, so anything is possible!

    in reply to: How long do you (realisticaly) want RD to run for? #114494
    A Bailey
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    “Also, the cast’s age is a factor, not nessisarily a huge factor if the writing takes account of this, but still a factor nonetheless. I mean, we can’t have a group of 70 year olds running around in deep space. (Or could we…)”

    To be honest, if the writing was up to scratch (which is the main concern) that sounds bloody awesome. Last of the Summer Wine in space would definitely keep me entertained, and would really play up the “last human alive” point.

    A Bailey
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    I like Crapola Inc, because it is both a reference to something in the show, as well as being a nice joke about all the tacky merchandise listed therein.

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