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  • in reply to: Unanswered Questions #270438
    Hamish
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    So a lack of proper observation for grammar in the subtitles reveals Mr Cat to date back to series vii? So it’s purely used by Doug?

    That should be “Mr. Doug” I have you know.

    Hamish
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    Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody's gonna die. Come watch TV.

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #268360
    Hamish
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    Nebraska.

    in reply to: Mundane observation dome #267728
    Hamish
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    But it does definitely escalate, series V Lister refusing to eat pizza until it was smothered in curry sauce possibly being the high point of his obsession!

    Tikka to Ride would like a word.

    in reply to: Mundane observation dome #267332
    Hamish
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    Even by 2016, his new bodyshell and sound system are a midlife crisis car joke

    Kryten is also basically shown to be a car when his battery goes flat in Twentica.

    in reply to: Mundane observation dome #266260
    Hamish
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    Langstrom and the Holoship crew maybe, but I thought Telford was a genuine human? He’s on Irene’s level. He gave the Cat a gun and all.

    I was not saying Telford is not human, but in terms of meaningful character interaction with the main cast he is far less “human” than say Nirvana Crane is in her interactions with Rimmer. And when you have a well drawn Hologram character already at the core of the show, it is not really clear to me how much of a meaningful distinction can be made between a living human or a Hologram in-universe.

    I first saw Holoship from a VHS tape I rented from the library a while after I had already seen most of the Grant/Naylor episodes, and I do remember finding it unusual at the time how populated the episode was in comparison to the rest of the show. Pointing out they are Holograms seems on the same level as justifying the Kinatawowi by making them GELFs to me.

    I do grant the point about how the Enlightenment crew other themselves from the Dwarfers and thus make themselves more alienating, but then Timewave attempts to do the same thing with the crew of the Enconium. It just does so in a much more problematic fashion.

    in reply to: Mundane observation dome #266252
    Hamish
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    Sure they are all Holograms, but Holoship kind of counts right? At least as much as Telford. And Langstrom was going to be invited to join the crew to begin with.

    in reply to: Series X US Re-release #266076
    Hamish
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    The station becoming a shining beacon of multiculturalism in response to xenophobia has been one of the more heartwarming messages to lighten all the gloom.

    That’s the journey the audience gets to see, but looking at it from the optics of someone on Earth who has been watching ISN for months, then Clark’s propaganda suddenly appears to become prophesy. Probably just a consequence of how condensed Season 4 was, but it feels like everyone just hand waves that away.

    in reply to: Series X US Re-release #266073
    Hamish
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    Having just finished a Babylon 5 re-watch to the end of Season 4, one thing that has always bothered me is how after months of President Clark’s propaganda about Sheridan being under the control of malign alien influences, no one makes a single comment about how he shows up to Earth with the backing of an Alien armada, or how the White Star ships are almost exclusively manned by Minbari crew.

    They do at least state several times that humans should be leading the battle, but G’Kar and Londo getting the League involved could very well have caused more harm than good. Especially when this is followed by Delenn’s show of force with the White Star ships not long after when announcing the creation of the Interstellar Alliance to the new President.

    Actually, maybe Clark had something of a point after all?

    in reply to: “They’ve got a better union than us” #265972
    Hamish
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    Rimmer is not ideologically consistent whodathunkit.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #265971
    Hamish
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    Considering how much time passes for them in Tikka, it is not unreasonable to assume that discussing Kennedy’s impact was a subject of conversation.

    Hamish
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    Earthshock is just perfect.

    in reply to: Series X US Re-release #264892
    Hamish
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    Like persisting with the entirety of 1980s Doctor Who, it’s an exchange of your time that could be spent on more worthwhile things in your list.

    in reply to: Series X US Re-release #264870
    Hamish
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    I’m glad I didn’t see it until after his death, because I would have been really annoyed about him leaving before it all got explained. The whole thing is really tragic.

    Just imagine having to film an episode like “And the Sky Full of Stars” when you actually have been hallucinating on set.

    in reply to: Series X US Re-release #264781
    Hamish
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    I rate the first season of Babylon 5 a lot higher than most, and it becomes only more impressive when you learn what Michael O’Hare was dealing with at the time.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #264357
    Hamish
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    I believe I have said this before, but I got my first G&T account after reading John Hoare’s “Xtended Revisited: Ouroboros” article, where he described something written on the Tongue Tied Wiki my brother and I nominally took control over in the lead up to Back to Earth as “a large pile of smelly poo and wee.”

    While I can hardly be called a regular on here, I feel that quote generally describes most of my continuing output.

    in reply to: people who “react” to RD on Youtube #264203
    Hamish
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    Cappsy put a cap in his ass?

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Fandom.com Article #264162
    Hamish
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    “Paul Jackson” is not the rarest of names.

    I knew two Paul Jackson’s at school, so one of them we just called Tree because he had big hair and looked like a tree.
    We actually had a tree at our school that looked like Paul Jackson. Not the Paul Jackson from Red Dwarf, another Paul Jackson who also went to our school and whose nickname was Hedge, because he once hid in a hedge.

    And you tied an onion to your belt, which was the style at the time.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Fandom.com Article #263970
    Hamish
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    “Paul Jackson” is not the rarest of names.

    I knew two Paul Jackson’s at school, so one of them we just called Tree because he had big hair and looked like a tree.

    It could be worse. He could have been named Michael.

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #263701
    Hamish
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    There is that one line in in the fourth Hitchhiker’s novel where it describes how the dog “Know Nothing Bozo” was so named because “the way its hair stood up on its head it reminded people of the President of the United States.”

    Since the book was released in 1984 I am guessing Adams is referring to Reagan?

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #263698
    Hamish
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    And there was the whole “Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy” thing on top of that. SNL got into the habit of using a child actor to portray him.

    Hamish
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    Yeah, I was not the least bit surprised when I saw John Hoare thanked at the end.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #263584
    Hamish
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    Anyone ever notice how the word “buttled” has “butt” in it?

    in reply to: 92 Degrees? #263572
    Hamish
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    I mean, better to have the price of beer not be adjusted accordingly than to have your airplane fuel not converted correctly. Yes, that really happened. Strangely nobody died.

    in reply to: 92 Degrees? #263536
    Hamish
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    RIMMER: (Reading the marker) “Nodnol? 871 selim?” Nodnol? Where’s Nodnol?
    KRYTEN: It’s London, 178 miles. It’s backwards.

    CAT: What’s the selim?
    LISTER: Well, that’s obviously Bulgarian for kilometres, isn’t it?

    I do find it odd that Canada seems to have embraced kilometres more than the UK when we have the US for a neighbour.

    in reply to: 92 Degrees? #263535
    Hamish
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    Meanwhile Canada is firmly metric with Celsius and Kilometres when it comes to weather reporting and road usage, but we might very well use Fahrenheit when talking about a fever, use pounds for measuring weight, or feet/inches for height.

    Having the freezing point of water be at 32 F° rather than 0 C° will just not do this far north.

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #263263
    Hamish
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    I think we all might just have to come to the conclusion that the Cinzano Bianco joke might just be a bit crap.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #263077
    Hamish
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    Speaking of shades and red and stuff, the Dave era ship is the wrong shade of red, and Starbug is the wrong shade of Green and too glossy and reflective now, both of which make the show uglier than it needs to be. Starbug also looks tiny these days, and some of the model work is shall we say less than stellar.

    Wrong opinion thread there, Ben.

    Hamish
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    Dorien? Who gave you permission to turn into an Alsatian?

    in reply to: Your Popular Red Dwarf Opinions #263019
    Hamish
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    Everyone who posts here is really cool.

    Except me, so just forget I spoke, all right?

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #262990
    Hamish
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    Yes, I’ve always felt this. In the context of the whole run it’s really odd for her to pop up again so late, after such a big gap, and in such a short cameo, only for KK to return in such a different and more prominent way so soon after.

    Canonically, yes, but of course from a production standpoint the distance from Clare to Chloë was not much shorter than the distance from Clare’s last appearance in Stasis Leak to Psirens.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #262979
    Hamish
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    Again, that is kind of how I feel about Cured. In terms of competent structure it excels no matter what you think of the actual ideas or jokes. At least for the messy production of the Dave era.

    in reply to: Your Popular Red Dwarf Opinions #262978
    Hamish
    Participant

    That Chris Barrie guy should stick around.

    in reply to: Life Imitating Red Dwarf #262753
    Hamish
    Participant

    We’ve lost our keys. And had a picture fall of the wall. Not to mention all the times we’ve used up a whole bog roll in a day.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #262715
    Hamish
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    One of the best things in BTE Part 1 is a face Rimmer pulls when Cat’s telling him about being attacked by the squid, and that shot isn’t in the director’s cut.

    I am still annoyed by a lot of the cuts made to Part One in the Director’s Cut compared to broadcast and never watch it because of that.

    Call me a masochist if you like.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #262459
    Hamish
    Participant

    Honestly I think the TNG films are worse offenders when it comes to not coming to terms with the age of the cast. Or their plot lines in subsequent shows.

    As some have pointed out before, it is rather disrespectful to the new tactical officer on the Enterprise-E that Worf can come and take his old station back whenever he pleases.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #262457
    Hamish
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    ike the OT Star trek movies. After wrath of Khan they stopped mentioning how the characters were getting older. And i think thats because it starts to get sad after a while. Especially if you want to keep making more.

    “Is it possible, that we two, you and I, have grown so old, and so inflexible, that we have outlived our usefulness?”
    – Spock to Kirk, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    in reply to: people who “react” to RD on Youtube #262242
    Hamish
    Participant

    Six is not impressed

    in reply to: The “Programme Guide” books #261884
    Hamish
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    The Smegmeister was decades ago. We’re still far more concerned about the quite silly thing Cappsy said in his Mechocracy review three years ago.

    in reply to: Bootleg Merch #261842
    Hamish
    Participant

    I am getting Google promoting the DaisyBryar sticker with its adverts now. Thanks guys.

    in reply to: Interchangeable Episode Titles #261564
    Hamish
    Participant

    Thread being derailed Ganymede & Titan

    in reply to: Interchangeable Episode Titles #261523
    Hamish
    Participant

    Grant Naylor

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #261459
    Hamish
    Participant

    Thankfully the CC didn’t come for Red Dwarf but this joke did stir them up a bit.

    I think you will find Craig Charles has been involved since at least 1987.

    That is obviously what he meant right?

    in reply to: Red Dwarf VIII is flawed #261046
    Hamish
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    I will still defend the Blue Midget Dance on the grounds it was the only real thing they gave Danny to do the whole series.

    in reply to: Misheard lines #260973
    Hamish
    Participant

    You mean they were not all bread?

    in reply to: Misheard lines #260916
    Hamish
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    “Hey, I don’t do the Big Bang! That’s Beryl.”

    Rob just needed to watch an episode filmed close to twenty years later for context.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf VIII is flawed #260206
    Hamish
    Participant

    Ian deserves a place in the Hall of Heroes.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf VIII is flawed #260201
    Hamish
    Participant

    I guess we are all starting to get tiled of this.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf VIII is flawed #260198
    Hamish
    Participant

    You do seem a bit pee-ved.

    …can we go back to talking about floors now?

    in reply to: Red Dwarf VIII is flawed #260149
    Hamish
    Participant

    Now we are all just wing-ing it.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf VIII is flawed #260114
    Hamish
    Participant

    Neither is Ben apparently.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf VIII is flawed #260112
    Hamish
    Participant

    I don’t think Doug was playing with a full deck when he wrote VIII.

    in reply to: Worst episodes of series 3-5? #260022
    Hamish
    Participant

    Because tombow didn’t have the videos as a kid.

    I think this governs a great deal of fan opinion actually. Which Dwarf you were first introduced to I mean, not tombow’s personal viewing habits.

    Series V and II were the last of the Grant/Naylor era I got to see in full, and while Series II is now one of my favourites, I have always found Series V to be overrated, and it seems to have been the gateway drug for a lot of people around these parts.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #259816
    Hamish
    Participant

    Aslong as you don’t remember Trojan where Howard is a hard light hologram and has a light bee.

    Not really a problem since he was posted to a Quantum Twister class vessel as part of the Space Corps Super Infinity Fleet.

    “Those Space Corps boys had everything. The buttons, the blasters, the snug elasticated jumpsuits. They had it all!”

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #259812
    Hamish
    Participant

    It’s just another thing that became forgotten once the whole light bee idea came along. If the light bee is projecting him and can be recharged on Starbug, why would it need a massive ship to power it earlier one?

    I have always been of the opinion that the light bee as we know it was not native to Red Dwarf and was something that Kryten salvaged from a derelict sometime around Series IV.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #259746
    Hamish
    Participant

    (ex: being instantly vaporized by a neutron tank in Dimension 165, which makes zero sense if there are infinite dimensions, like why even bother numbering them?)

    Numbered from the amount of hops from the dimension the Wildfire originated from. Keeps growing infinitely. Simple.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #259690
    Hamish
    Participant

    Nestene JFK was the actual shooter Lister put behind the grassy knoll.

    in reply to: Break a Red Dwarf Episode #259623
    Hamish
    Participant

    DIMENSION JUMP

    The alternate Space Corps. realize sending their best pilot and experimental ship on a one-way trip to never return is inefficient and stupid and decide to keep Ace on the payroll because why the fuck would you banish your best pilot?

    To be fair, Rob Grant does address this point in Backwards by having it be an act of defiance by Ace, Spanners, and Bongo.

    And then he has Ace get killed in a horribly graphic way, because he’s Rob Grant.

    in reply to: Break a Red Dwarf Episode #259576
    Hamish
    Participant

    OUROBOROS

    When Lister encounters a Kochanski from an alternate universe, she has no idea who he is as they barely exchanged any conversation on the pre-accident Red Dwarf and worked completely separately from one another.

    That said, Lister is able to rekindle his relationship with the parallel version of his rubber plant.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #259562
    Hamish
    Participant

    I am sure there is a joke in there somewhere.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #259558
    Hamish
    Participant

    From Rimmer’s Death Video:
    HOLLISTER: Look, it was your job to fix it, Rimmer! You can’t do sloppy work on the drive plate!

    It sounds like they knew it could be a big deal.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #259447
    Hamish
    Participant

    And the moral of the story is: Appreciate what you’ve got, because basically, Strawberries are fantastic.

    in reply to: Loose Ends #258895
    Hamish
    Participant

    Kill two birds with one stone. Show that Kochanski eloped with Snacky.

    in reply to: Anyone want some 27 year old bread? #258794
    Hamish
    Participant

    But not for THE piping hot steak and kidney pie he eats in ‘The End’ though.

    in reply to: Anyone want some 27 year old bread? #258785
    Hamish
    Participant

    “Condition: Used”

    in reply to: Does anybody have the full image of this? #258624
    Hamish
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    > Maybe that’s why Cat hallucinates himself as Duane, that is the sort of cat persona he was rebelling against as a kitten before they all buggered off and left him

    And now we know they left him because he was like Duane to begin with.

    in reply to: Does anybody have the full image of this? #258623
    Hamish
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    > It would make for a proper decent Cat episode (that I guess we thought we’d get with Can of Worms). He might decide he wants to stay with his people, then realise that he has absolutely nothing in common with them or their society, and comes back to Lister et al.

    RODON: Well, how do you feel now brother? You want to return to our people? Huh? You want to come home?

    *Cat looks back at Kryten, Rimmer, and Lister*

    CAT: I am home. This is my home right here!

    Give Doug some credit, he managed to get quinn_drummer’s entire idea for an episode across in just a little over ten seconds of screen time.

    in reply to: Kryten Costume on eBay #258547
    Hamish
    Participant

    I was just going to say, I was getting Halloween masks.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #258405
    Hamish
    Participant

    X has the best Smeg Ups. Not sure that is unpopular.

    in reply to: Radio times: Best Series Poll #258364
    Hamish
    Participant

    I was unsure which to pick but I settled on VI just to tweak the nose of V. So there.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #258360
    Hamish
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    > Presumably Red Dwarf just completely disappearing would make it a fairly big deal that *everyone* would be talking about.

    I guess it depends on just how mundane Red Dwarf as a ship was, and how common accidents such as these were. We have no idea how many ships the JMC had in their fleet, or with how much significance the vessel was viewed.

    Crew numbers also affect this. 169 people lost is different kind of tragedy from 1,169 people lost, just in terms of scale if nothing else.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #258336
    Hamish
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    > Kryten’s home era is at least several hundred years after the Red Dwarf fled the solar system. There would be records as to how human history viewed the loss of the ship.

    Sure, but are you aware of every maritime tragedy of the last 200 years?

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #258335
    Hamish
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    > it’s one thing to have two different pronunciations of the word but two different spellings?

    in reply to: Star Trek: Picard #258308
    Hamish
    Participant

    I have not seen any of this, but Picard being resurrected in a robot body sounds awfully Shatnerverse. It sure does not help this seem like any less of a vanity project.

    in reply to: Bobby & Doug Q&A #258200
    Hamish
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    I would rather have Rob novels and Doug specials to be honest.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Cinematic Trilogy #258106
    Hamish
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    > I definitely think that specials are the way to go forward from now on.

    Were the last few seasons needed to get there or could Doug have just gone with specials since 2009 do you think though?

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #258043
    Hamish
    Participant

    Where do babies even come from?

    in reply to: How much of Red Dwarf consciously targets Americans? #257978
    Hamish
    Participant

    Mexicans would still call Katydid and RealBigOleDummy Estadounidense rather than American though, while Brazilians would use Americano/a. French Canadians might use Etats-Uniens rather than American as well. So it is more about language than politics.

    in reply to: How much of Red Dwarf consciously targets Americans? #257977
    Hamish
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    In the case of Canada and Mexico we are just happy for any excuse not get lumped in with you lot.

    in reply to: How much of Red Dwarf consciously targets Americans? #257976
    Hamish
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    > It’s not like any of the other countries on this continent are fighting for the title.

    North America no. Central and South America yes. Latin Americans consider themselves exactly that. Americans.

    Though we could just as easily have ended up referring to everyone in the United States as Columbians so there you go. History is weird.

    in reply to: Doctor Who – Series 12 #257827
    Hamish
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    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #257799
    Hamish
    Participant

    I assume Holly gave him an orientation before hand.

    in reply to: real world cultural references in the series #257742
    Hamish
    Participant

    All I can say is that here in Canada we have Coffee Crisps and you lot are missing out.

    in reply to: Doctor Who – Series 12 #257721
    Hamish
    Participant

    This *is* fun! Are you mad?

    in reply to: M-Corp on Wikipedia #257619
    Hamish
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    > What the hell is that asshole’s problem, I bust my ass making these and some cunt just gallops in and slaps a tag demeaning it. Honestly.

    Yep, that is what editing Wikipedia is like alright.

    in reply to: CBS Red Dwarf reboot rumour #257457
    Hamish
    Participant

    >Random unsourced anonymous 4chan post

    Jawscvmcdia?

    in reply to: Stereo Shenanagins #257416
    Hamish
    Participant

    > Well, we’ve found John’s replacement already.

    He wishes.

    Hamish
    Participant

    About not being interested in Red Dwarf?

    in reply to: Star Trek Crap #257131
    Hamish
    Participant

    It is the direction that lets Nemesis down. The plot by and large is serviceable.

    I remember as a kid listening to an audio book of the novelization of Nemesis, and it really is unreal how much better some of the line readings were in that when compared to the film. A massive missed opportunity.

    in reply to: good or near-perfect line readings? #257104
    Hamish
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    Good or near-perfect cast naming.

    in reply to: good or near-perfect line readings? #256998
    Hamish
    Participant

    Not a joke, but I always like how Craig says “stacked to the gills” in Rimmerworld.

    in reply to: Star Trek Crap #256597
    Hamish
    Participant

    Babylon 5 curse suddenly comes for DS9.

    in reply to: Would You Rather #256465
    Hamish
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    So that would still be a yes from you then?

    in reply to: New Sonic Trailer #256179
    Hamish
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    > News on the Red Dwarf Special can’t come quick enough.

    And then a cast member gets sick. I guess this thread is contagious.

    in reply to: New Sonic Trailer #256066
    Hamish
    Participant

    Darrell – 2019

    in reply to: New Sonic Trailer #255953
    Hamish
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    > It works, though, because sentient cartoon hedgehogs have been an established part of the Dwarf universe for several years now.

    in reply to: New Sonic Trailer #255906
    Hamish
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    > As does comparing a TV show and novels, written to tell a story, to a videogame tie in, made only to sell videogames to children.

    Which were themselves only created to sell the Mega Drive/Genesis hardware to children.

    in reply to: Cliche #255635
    Hamish
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    Rimmer does get Holly to transcribe his report on the alien pod in Waiting for God though. So maybe I am just talking out of my arse.

    in reply to: Cliche #255634
    Hamish
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    Probably more of a case that, while it seems quite predictable in hindsight, digital dictation would not have been top of mind for Rob and Doug in 1988.

    Kind of like how Asimov thought digital voice would be a greater hurdle for robots than reliable locomotion. Alexa, pick up the ball.

    in reply to: New Ed Bye Interview on Talking Bottom #255552
    Hamish
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    One Glorious Hole?

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