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  • in reply to: Merry 10th to The Bodysnatcher Collection #224882
    Chris Stokes
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    I had no qualms paying what I did the other week. Ever since it was released I’ve heard nothing but how great it is and with it being rare to come by these days (unless I’ve been unlucky in my searches), I’d rather spend what I did when I have it on it rather than risk not being able to get it for ages. I pounced, basically. I decided I couldn’t pass it up.

    Really looking forward to finally watching Bodysnatcher itself, as well as the I & II documentaries. I had the Remastered VHS of The End/Future Echoes/Balance of Power back in the day but have never seen the remastered versions of the rest of I-III. Now, whether or not they’re any good is immaterial, they’re version of Red Dwarf I haven’t seen so I need to see them. It’s fun to play spot the difference too.

    An early Christmas present to myself.

    in reply to: Merry 10th to The Bodysnatcher Collection #224652
    Chris Stokes
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    Found it for sale at 65 quid on Amazon the other day. Decided to just go for it as I missed out at the time. It arrived this morning. Can’t wait to finally get stuck in.

    in reply to: In Defense of Timewave #224221
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    It isn’t worse than EVERYTHING in VIII but it is worse than SOME of the things in VIII. I finally rewatched Timewave after putting it off the other day and I didn’t like it any more than before. It’s bottom 5 Dwarf for me, and not everything in VIII is alongside it there.

    in reply to: Old People #222553
    Chris Stokes
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    I also remember he’d learned the word ‘cunt’ from his Dad, but it was clearly only ever in the context of watching a football match, which meant he’d learned the plural, thinking it was the singular. One of the funniest things I’ve ever seen and heard was him, in the broad Black Country accent, one day standing up in a lesson and saying,

    “Mr Henzell, you’m a cunts!”

    in reply to: Old People #222550
    Chris Stokes
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    33.

    Red Dwarf was huge at school during V and VI. Too many of us 8 and 9-year-olds watching it when we shouldn’t have been, I suppose. My parents thought it was clever so didn’t mind me watching it.

    I do remember a fight in the playground having to be broken up because Scott Mann was adamant that Cat was a vampire and Ben Duffy begged to differ.

    Since Terrorform, I’ve watched each episode go out on broadcast, with the exception of Stoke Me a Clipper (a family party I HAD to go to which I resented enormously) and Back to Earth. Didn’t have Dave at the time so I remember watching it all-at-once after I’d had it recorded for me.

    Also, not to be rude but anybody 34 saying they’re ‘old’ is exaggerating a bit…

    in reply to: Let’s Talk About Red Dwarf XI: The Game #219114
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    Do you think you could give it an ending?

    in reply to: Let’s Talk About Red Dwarf XI: The Game #218922
    Chris Stokes
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    Managed it now. On the very next go after typing that.

    in reply to: Let’s Talk About Red Dwarf XI: The Game #218921
    Chris Stokes
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    Locate Snacky is driving me mad

    in reply to: Let’s Talk About Red Dwarf XI: The Game #218761
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    A folder marked ‘Best Guesses’

    in reply to: Let’s Talk About Red Dwarf XI: The Game #218103
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    Same. We’re all familiar with how Doug writes a joke. That’s how I got the hover car one.

    in reply to: Let’s Talk About Red Dwarf XI: The Game #218074
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    Well I don’t even want to meet Rachel anyway…

    in reply to: What if Red Dwarf Series 4 and 5 were remastered? #217966
    Chris Stokes
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    The pencil version blowing up in ‘Demons and Angels’ would have made a great gif though

    in reply to: Let’s Talk About Red Dwarf XI: The Game #217944
    Chris Stokes
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    Anyone else not getting the updates via Play Store?

    in reply to: Let’s Talk About Red Dwarf XI: The Game #217931
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    None of the updates are there for me, nor even the option to update in Play store.

    in reply to: Rank Series XI #217563
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    My ranking for the whole Dave era won’t make me many friends I’m sure…

    Give & Take
    Twentica
    The Beginning
    Lemons
    Trojan
    Fathers & Suns
    Samsara
    Entangled
    Dear Dave
    Back to Earth
    Krysis
    Can of Worms
    Officer Rimmer

    in reply to: What would your running order be? #217486
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    1. Samsara
    2. Krysis
    3. Give & Take
    4. Can of Worms
    5. Officer Rimmer
    6. Twentica

    in reply to: X or XI? #217368
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    I’m delighted XI is pleasing so many of us and has been a success. I just really, really wish I held it in the esteem others do. I let myself get swept up in how much I enjoyed the first 3 episodes and then felt supremely let down by 3 in a row that just left me cold.

    As a result, I enjoyed X as a whole more than XI. If I’m being honest with myself, I don’t think I’ve felt as disappointed in a series since VIII. Obviously I’m not quite THAT disappointed, just I’m more frustrated with XI than even BTE.

    in reply to: X or XI? #217362
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    On reflection, the episodes in XI which I liked, I liked them more than the episodes I liked in X.

    But the episodes in XI which I disliked? They disappointed me far more than anything in X.

    So, overall, I’m saying X over XI

    in reply to: Let’s Talk About Red Dwarf XI: The Game #217129
    Chris Stokes
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    Yeah I’ve been trying to work out what sort of thing my we’ll get. I have a feeling that answering the questions to get into the club from the Twentica game will be redone for Samsara but with correcting Cat’s mistaken knowledge of scientific history.

    in reply to: Should they have continued Red Dwarf after Series VI? #216858
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    I definitely think I-VI are more consistent but I just can’t agree with the hardline view that ANYTHING post VI isn’t as good.

    We have a habit of viewing Dwarf in the past tense, even when it’s on telly, and as such hold the original 36 up to standards *some* of them don’t deserve.

    This isn’t to say that some of the criticisms of Vii onwards aren’t without merit, but I’d argue that many of those criticisms can be levelled at a chunk of the original run as well, we just tend not to because of rose tinted specs.

    Obviously there was a hey day, obviously it was prior to 1997 and we are unlikely to recapture it but I definitely think VII, Bye, X and XI are criticised under more scrutiny.

    VIII too, I just happen to agree with the consensus on that one. I remember being the only one of my friends having misgivings at the time.

    in reply to: Where's Samsara? #216578
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    I very much doubt it. It makes sense to wait until the previous episode has been broadcast, I think.

    Whacking Twentica online early that Thursday morning spoiled us rather, I think.

    in reply to: Where's Samsara? #216577
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    I very much doubt it. It makes sense to wait until the previous episode has been broadcast, I think.

    Whacking Twentica online early that Thursday morning spoiled us rather, I think.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf XI Blu Ray/DVD #216576
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    The commentary solution may well be podcasts, right?

    Pemberton and Shearsmith did the same thing for Inside No 9.

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