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  • in reply to: Scammer Scammed, Craig Involved #118700
    Ben Paddon
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    This MC Frontalot ditty may amuse “fans” of 419 scams.

    in reply to: The Hobbit film #118698
    Ben Paddon
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    I wasn’t impressed with those films for some reason. No idea why.

    in reply to: The Simpsons Movie on DVD…a double-dip waiting to happen? #118694
    Ben Paddon
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    From what I gather, it?s a FOX thing- Groening doesn?t have that much control over his show

    From what I gather, this is largely a voluntary thing. I think he’s just become bored with it. He’s focusing on Futurama again now, which is brilliant, and he also has another idea in the pipeline which might get developed at some point in the future.

    I’ve also heard he still wants to animate some of the old Life in Hell cartoons, however they are entirely unfunny and doing so would result in catastrophic death to all viewers.

    in reply to: The Hobbit film #118671
    Ben Paddon
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    Aye, and it’s his best film too. Bar none.

    in reply to: The Simpsons Movie on DVD…a double-dip waiting to happen? #118670
    Ben Paddon
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    If they release a Special Edition it’ll be some time next year, probably either near Easter or near the 1 year anniversary of the film’s release in theaters.

    in reply to: The Hobbit film #118666
    Ben Paddon
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    Well Peter Jackson originally approached new Line and said, “hey, we can make two movies.” New Line’s response was, ‘Well, why not make three?”

    in reply to: The Hobbit film #118656
    Ben Paddon
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    To me, Peter Jackson’s single greatest achievement is The Frighteners. It’s the only halfway decent film he’s ever made. The LotR trilogy looks nice, but are just as boring (if not moreso) than the source material.

    However, I did enjoy reading The Hobbit – much more fun than LotR – so perhaps we’re on to a winner here.

    in reply to: Scammer Scammed, Craig Involved #118637
    Ben Paddon
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    A friend of mine, Andrew, occasionally has a bit of fun with 419 scams. You can read about his exploits here.

    in reply to: AvP Requiem #118636
    Ben Paddon
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    Terry Pratchett once said something to the effect of, “Ingenuity works better in times of no money much more than money in times of no ingenuity.” That’s not a word-for-word quote, though.

    in reply to: Beowulf… 3d and not 3d #118608
    Ben Paddon
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    Sweeney Todd is also surprisingly good. I saw it last week at a special screening in Hollywood, and absolutely loved it. The first Tim Burton movie in ages that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish without thinking, “Eh? What’s that all about?” – some reviewers over here are calling it his best since Ed Wood, which I also enjoyed and apparently so did you guys – so it might be worth giving Sweeney Todd a look-in.

    in reply to: Brilliant pictures from pre-watershed sitcoms #118569
    Ben Paddon
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    “Damnit, we’ll have to fix the engine ourself!”
    “We can’t, you bastard! No one knows how it works. It’s impossible.”

    in reply to: Beowulf… 3d and not 3d #118567
    Ben Paddon
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    Actually, having seen it at the start of November, I have to say that while the 3D wasn’t particular “in your face” it was very well done. The problem is with the film itself. It’s typical Tim Burton – a great concept poorly executed.

    in reply to: When is it best to get drunk alone? #118546
    Ben Paddon
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    I don’t drink, so the answer here is, “What the Hell am I doing naked and handcuffed to a lamppost in San Diego?”

    in reply to: Christmas Telly #118536
    Ben Paddon
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    Disney Channel’s “cleaned up version of Men In Black:

    “N… Y… P… D! Means I will Knock… You… Punk… down!”

    in reply to: Christmas Telly #118522
    Ben Paddon
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    The utterly brilliant Galaxy Quest has a few noticeable edits in the final release. Most noticeable is when Signourney Weaver says “Screw that!” during the sequence with the Entirely Unnecessary Pounding Machines in the Corridor – her mouth is quite clearly saying “Fuck that!”

    Daryl Mitchell’s character says “You are full of it, man!” near the start of the film, and if you look carefully you can see that he originally said, “You are full of shit, man!”

    in reply to: Christmas Telly #118484
    Ben Paddon
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    ITV are very good at editing movies. Case in point: Opening scene of Shaun of the Dead:

    Ed: “Can I get any of you COCKS! a drink?”

    in reply to: NEW ZEALAND AD. #118483
    Ben Paddon
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    I’d have to say so. Certainly I’m aware of negative reviews going up for products that haven’t even shipped yet, usually by people who have some kind of vendetta against the company and/or the author responsible for the product.

    in reply to: AvP Requiem #118481
    Ben Paddon
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    What’s more amazing is that I can remember the ad…

    in reply to: NEW ZEALAND AD. #118452
    Ben Paddon
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    Well, I’ve added my two cents about that review. And this one.

    in reply to: NEW ZEALAND AD. #118451
    Ben Paddon
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    What a complete and utter gibbon that reviewer is.

    in reply to: Christmas Telly #118438
    Ben Paddon
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    5. Give Dylan Moran his joke back.
    6. ??
    7. Profit!

    in reply to: AvP Requiem #118437
    Ben Paddon
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    Giant Smarties.

    They tried to get over the chunkier chocolate! (Can you handle it?)
    And the crispy outer shell! (Can you handle it?)
    Oh well! They fell!

    in reply to: AvP Requiem #118429
    Ben Paddon
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    Jonathan Capps sez…
    > Mmm?Reiko Aylesworth.

    But? her face! It?s *far* too big.

    Explorers tried to conquer it!
    But none of them silly billies could even handle it!

    in reply to: UPDATE* Dwarf on terestrial TV over Christmas #118428
    Ben Paddon
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    Why is there yogurt in this hat?

    in reply to: Matt… #118408
    Ben Paddon
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    Do not ask for whom the nose blows, for it blows for three.

    in reply to: AvP Requiem #118407
    Ben Paddon
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    So long as it’s better than Paul. W. S. Anderson’s abomination of a movie, I’ll be happy.

    in reply to: Mrs Doubtfire #118406
    Ben Paddon
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    Andrew says…
    Again, I?m rather pathetically waiting for the TPB?

    Yeah, that’s what I’ve been doing. The first TPB, “What You Leave Behind” (which also includes the standalone story “The Chain”) is truly exceptional. Is it not out in the UK yet? You might want to consider importing it from Amazon.com…

    in reply to: Christmas Telly #118405
    Ben Paddon
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    There’s nothing worth watching the other 364 days of the year, so why should December 25th be any different?

    in reply to: Mrs Doubtfire #118393
    Ben Paddon
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    Interesting sidenote: Buffy Season 8 is shaping up rather nicely.

    in reply to: Mrs Doubtfire #118380
    Ben Paddon
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    Everything I’ve heard about the Justice League movie – and I’ve heard some interesting bits of insider info – tells me that it’s going to be a complete and utter trainwreck.

    in reply to: Mrs Doubtfire #118378
    Ben Paddon
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    Paul W. S. Anderson hasn’t made a halfway decent film in his entire career, save for the first Mortal Kombat (which was enjoyable because it kept the same tongue-in-cheek attitude as the games did). AVP was an abomination, although it does prove a lot of my theories about x VS y movies: namely that the end will always involve the two sides joining up in some manner.

    Think about it. AVP ends with that Alien/Predator hybrid. Freddy Vs Jason features Jason emerging from the lack, holding Freddy’s disembodied but still very alive head, as if to imply that they are now a collaborative force for evil (a bit like that Christina Aguilera/Ricky martin duet from a few years ago).

    Now taking this formula into consideration, imagine what the ending for the proposed but shelved Batman Vs Superman movie would have been like. Yeuch.

    in reply to: UPDATE* Dwarf on terestrial TV over Christmas #118366
    Ben Paddon
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    I’m in the States now, and finding Red Dwarf actually being broadcast on an actual television channel is an exceptionally rare thing indeed. British scifi/fantasy is really starting to take off again over here what with Doctor Who, Torchwood and Hex all being so very,v ery popular. I’m surprised no one’s thought to dust off the Dwarf and give it a proper US airing.

    in reply to: New St Trinians movie… #118365
    Ben Paddon
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    I work at a Cinema? you would?nt believe the crap that comes out. Alvin? were they not alot taller in the cartoon?

    I work in Burbank, California, where most of the studios are. You would not believe the number of people I know who are actually embarrassed by the mere existence of the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie.

    And yes, they were taller. They also weren’t rappers, and didn’t eat their own fecal matter. Unless there’s an episode I missed.

    in reply to: Mrs Doubtfire #118343
    Ben Paddon
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    And those clangers, eh?

    in reply to: NEW ZEALAND AD. #125985
    Ben Paddon
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    Nick Says…
    Also, you seem to be implying that fans ought to give opinions that they don?t actually agree with so that people will buy Dwarf merchandise. I very strongly disagree with that.

    I don’t think Andrew is saying that at all. At least I can’t see it. Can anyone else see it?

    in reply to: NEW ZEALAND AD. #126208
    Ben Paddon
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    Interestingly, Just the Smegs is the only Dwarf DVD I don’t intend to pick up. I imagine if I were still living in the UK I’d wind up getting it eventually, but it’s not really the sort of thing I can see myself importing. If it gets a reasonably-priced Region 1 release (which is exceedingly unlikely, given the general niche-ness of the content) I may well end up grabbing it, if only because I never owned the “Smeg Ups”/”Smeg Outs” videos.

    I faced a similar problem with the Smeg Ups UMD release, which I didn’t buy because although I lived in the UK when it came out, I have a Region 1 PSP, so it won’t play Region 2 UMD-Videos. Otherwise it would’ve been great to have them to watch on the plane…

    in reply to: The End – The Smeg it is or not? #126187
    Ben Paddon
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    Like the corners of my mind.

    in reply to: Slightly mad conspiracy theory #126196
    Ben Paddon
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    I like it to, because it paints Lister’s reaction to the circumstances in a much more realistic tone, I think.

    in reply to: Doctor Who II #126161
    Ben Paddon
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    Sarah Jane, then, is a Mary Sue. So is Martha. So was Adric, and Romana, and K9, Jamie, Tegan, Mickey, Ace…

    We could go on. By that definition, pretty much every companion in the history of Doctor Who who isn’t Barbara, Ian or Susan is a Mary Sue.

    in reply to: Doctor Who II #126143
    Ben Paddon
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    OH-HO-HO-HO-HO-HO!

    *steals joke for use in his comic*

    *Disregards joke, because it’s a bit blue for his comic*

    in reply to: Doctor Who II #126136
    Ben Paddon
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    Re: Torchowod – how the hell does this help shake off the ?It?s childish and hides it by chucking in unnecessary sex and violence for the sake of it?? Now the fucking stores CAN?T be allowed to rely on being adult. Jesus?

    Yes, but judging from the reports coming from the Press Screening of the first episode of the new series, it looks like the Production Team have taken a lot of the criticisms people had concerning the first series on board. A lot of people in the UK press are getting very excited about Torchwood Series 2.

    Here in the States, however, the media continues to utterly love the first series. I enjoyed it – certainly enough to import the UK version of the box set when it came out – but it wasn’t without its flaws. I’m still looking forward to Series 2, though.

    in reply to: Back to the Smegma #126135
    Ben Paddon
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    I seem to recall hearing somewhere that a limited run of 5,000 or so DeLoreans are going to be newly produced some time in the next few months.

    in reply to: NEW ZEALAND AD. #126128
    Ben Paddon
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    We’ll soon see how totty it is, laddie! The quarantine period’s nearly up!

    Bastard!

    in reply to: The End – The Smeg it is or not? #126112
    Ben Paddon
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    I’m surprised no one has thrown in the “VII and VIII actually take place in a reality pocket” theory yet. That one always makes me giggle.

    I personally really enjoyed VII, but nothing in VIII really stands out for me now. I enjoy “Cassandra”, despite it mostly being a retread of “Future Echoes”, and there are one or two gags in “Pete” that still elicit a smirk from me, but on the whole VIII feels… wrong. I don’t object to some elements of the basic premise – the Nanobots resurrecting the crew is fine, but incorporating a Prison into a mining ship feels very wrong to me.

    As for that ending, which is in fact the real point of this thread… none of the proposed endings work for me, and a it is at the moment, Rimmer’s dead. He has no way of escaping. He’s done for. Kaputski. But then, that’s not the same Rimmer we all know and hate, is it? It’s the show’s second Rimmer, or the fourth if you count the two Ace Rimmers. If that Rimmer is dead then, honestly, I couldn’t give a smeg.

    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    That was marvelous.

    in reply to: NEW ZEALAND AD. #126109
    Ben Paddon
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    Red Dwarf:Just the Tott – A collection of crap we missed from the previous releases?includes an extended version of ?Only The Good? :D

    “This brand new extended edition includes updated CGI, additional scenes edited out for time, brand new scenes seamlessly inserted (featuring original artwork and all of the characters voiced by Chris Barrie), as well as incorporating all three endings in one.”

    in reply to: Flibble back? #126073
    Ben Paddon
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    If he wants to interview me, he’s more than welcome.

    Wait, what?

    in reply to: Slightly mad conspiracy theory #126051
    Ben Paddon
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    It’s an interesting theory. A load of tot, of course, but interesting all the same.

    in reply to: Men Behaving Badly #126032
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    And we’re done.

    in reply to: Sexual Attitudes are Opposite? #126024
    Ben Paddon
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    I have no idea if any of my College work got backed up when I moved from the UK to the US, and I know it’s not on my old UK-based computer anymore as I wiped my personal data when I went to visit a couple of weeks ago. If my essay has survived the immigration, I’ll slap it up somewhere.

    in reply to: Dwarfian Moments #126020
    Ben Paddon
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    Cheers. I like to do my bit. Interesting sidenote: the character who says that line is named Llewellyn.

    in reply to: Dwarfian Moments #125993
    Ben Paddon
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    I actually used a Red Dwarf quote (well, technically a mis-quote) into Jump Leads Issue 1 page 19. You can have a look, if you like.

    I’m quite fond of “A superlative suggestion, Sir, with just two minor flaws…” which I have used on and off now for about a decade.

    in reply to: Sexual Attitudes are Opposite? #125992
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I took AS/A level Media Studies in College, and the first part of our course was covering “gender Representation in British Sitcom”. While the rest of the students were busy analysing The Office, I decided to write my essay on “Parallel Universe”. I received a very high mark for my essay, and I seem to recall being told it was the highest mark in the class.

    in reply to: Misheard lines #125991
    Ben Paddon
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    My Mum used to put the subtitles on for Top of the Pops, for an impromptu Karaoke session.

    in reply to: Beat the Geek Cheap #125749
    Ben Paddon
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    I think I’ve played it three times since I first bought it. It’s not bad but it takes a sodding hour to get through a game. Tch.

    in reply to: Surely Worth a Tread of It’s Own! #125748
    Ben Paddon
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    # Up to the highest height,
    Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring… #

    in reply to: I love you. #125747
    Ben Paddon
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    I’m sorry, but our love can never be. I just… don’t like beards.

    in reply to: Spin on! #125746
    Ben Paddon
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    If it’s anything like the entire “message to Martha” from Doctor Who series 3 two-parter Human nature/Family of Blood it’ll be Chris Barrie saying things like “woo bang titty cah-cah”.

    Which might actually be worth watching.

    in reply to: Tinselworm #125745
    Ben Paddon
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    I think he?s just come back from America.

    Bastard. Did he come to LA? if so, then… double bastard.

    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    ben, where do you work?

    Geographically, I work in Burbank, Los Angeles. If you’re asking who I work for, that’d be the Walt Disney Company.

    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Y’know, sometimes I worry that my employers have hired me purely because I have a British accent and thus sound more intelligent than my American co-workers.

    in reply to: The Greatest Pun Of All Time #125519
    Ben Paddon
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    VICTOLY.

    in reply to: Talkie Toaster on the escalator at Euston Station #125497
    Ben Paddon
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    That?s not Talkie! He?s wedge shaped and red, not lozenge. Except that he?s not, he?s a smashed up chrome plated jobbie ?cos the white hole undid history so that Kryten never got around to remaking him.

    White Hole, as entertaining as it was, really didn’t seem to make sense to me. Holly shuts herself down because her runtime has been reduced, which makes sense to me. Then they come across a White Hole, which they decide to plug up because it’s causing the crew a minor annoyance. But surely after time is reversed and back to a point before the episode started, Kryten would still have the same notion of restoring Holly’s IQ, and would perform the exact same test on the Toaster. History hasn’t really been changed, it’s just been… y’know… rewound.

    Or am I overthinking things?

    in reply to: The Greatest Pun Of All Time #125496
    Ben Paddon
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    is this a Tim Vine Appreciation Thread, then?

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Audios #125479
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    He’s already signed up for the sequel.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Audios #125441
    Ben Paddon
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    I need to find the letter they sent me first. Either that or find the relevant post on my blog. It basically adds to the whole “BBC don’t like scifi” thing. They “really enjoyed” my script though, and want me to send them anything else I happen to write. At the moment that consists of a short film script about a Bog Monster who’s fed up of being typecast as a Bog Monster, and an unfinished pilot for a sitcom set in a shop that sells videogames and comics books.

    Edit: Ah, [here we go].

    in reply to: Brilliant ad-libs #125440
    Ben Paddon
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    I can’t believe some of the shit I used to do with you!

    in reply to: Talkie Toaster on the escalator at Euston Station #125428
    Ben Paddon
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    The out-take where the Pegg buggers that line up by saying it a little bit too deep is perhaps one of my favourite of the Hot Fuzz out-takes.

    in reply to: Brilliant ad-libs #125427
    Ben Paddon
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    David Walliams has his occasional moments. I thought some of Rock Profile was good, and the last episode of Little Britain Series 3 was actually rather good (probably because they were actually trying to do something different with their characters on that occasion. Mostly though, their work is pants.

    in reply to: Brilliant ad-libs #125351
    Ben Paddon
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    Yep. I sort of mentally fused Mark Gatiss and David Walliams together into one entity, for some reason.

    in reply to: The Time Drive #125350
    Ben Paddon
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    Lovely little catch-all explanation, that…! I should probably come up with something passable for my own writings…

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Audios #125349
    Ben Paddon
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    There is such a thing as “good” fanfiction. You will occasionally come across someone who does “get” what a show is and can write very good stuff. But in order to find that one good fanfic you have to wade through pages and pages of Lister/Rimmer slash, so ultimately it’s not worth it.

    I stopped writing Fanfiction a few years ago, and instead focused my energy on writing my own scifi-comedy (there’s an interesting story involving the pilot script, the BBC, what they thought of it and what happened next, but that’s perhaps best saved for another thread).

    in reply to: Favourite Smeg-Up? #125347
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    “I’m a little biddy” always gets a smile from me.

    in reply to: The Time Drive #125346
    Ben Paddon
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    I always assumed Lister would be wary about using the Series VII Time Drive to get back to Earth following their incident in Dallas, especially as the Time Drive doesn’t appear to function in an overly reliable manner. But that doesn’t explain how Lister knows it will transport them back to Earth at the start of the episode (which is his motivation for getting the device again in the first place).

    in reply to: Brilliant ad-libs #125298
    Ben Paddon
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    While The Pitch of Fear is by far the best of the Who night sketches, my favourite bit of any of them is in The Web of Caves when Gatiss pops his head out of the TARDIS door and says ?Where have you brought me to this time, old girl???

    That’s my favourite of the sketches, as it happens. I’m rather fond of the moment when he sticks his head out of the TARDIS to speak to Mark Walliams and his new little friend and then turns back to look into ther TARDIS and says, rather irately, “It’s for me.”

    (Incidentally, wrapping the word “me” in em tags rather boggles my eyes a tad.)

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Audios #125268
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Big-Finish-style audios would DEFINITELY be something I?m interested in too.

    Definitely. I’m surprised it hasn’t been done already, really.

    in reply to: MGM-Dwarf!! #125161
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    The guy can write dialogue and has a marvelous way with words and ideas, but his storytelling leaves a lot to be desired. Good reads, nevertheless.

    in reply to: Would you sleep with the person who posted below you? #125142
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Blimey.

    And probably not. I’d go out for a drink with ’em, though.

    in reply to: School yard bust-up #125064
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I think the whole situation has been handled badly by the BBC, and perhaps moreso by GNP. The impression I got from the statement on PoV was “Come and have a chat with us about it, love Lucy”, to which GNP release a statement which, to me, seems to say “the BBC told us they weren’t interested so they’ll NEVAR BE INTERESTED, abloo bloo bloo”. I imagine once they wrote this statement they went to their bedroom, put on Hybrid Theory and wrote in their LiveJournal. Or something.

    in reply to: Jokes it took me fucking years to get #125028
    Ben Paddon
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    It?s a nice little piece of Grant/Naylor gold. I think that?s their try, in the earlier series of pushing boundaries in terms of how to tell a story. I did get that line eventually but it didn?t really sink in until i saw it a few times.

    I seem to recall reading somewhere that Grant and Naylor had intended to feature similar scenes in later episodes, but it apparently didn’t happen.

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