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  • in reply to: Androids Cancelled #273359
    Hamish
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    in reply to: Mundane observation dome #273270
    Hamish
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    I always assumed the Simulants were Borg inspired as well, they first appear relatively soon after the Borg show up in TNG

    In practice though they are more like Terminators.

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #273205
    Hamish
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    I do find it slightly odd that, on a ship the size of Red Dwarf, the closest thing they could come to a ball is a blown-up condom rather than, say, a ball.

    Especially since there is a basketball court shown in Pete. Unless that was like the Karaoke Bar on C Deck?

    Hamish
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    That Queeg one is indeed chilling. Though perhaps not as much as what I managed with Yes, Prime Minister! here:

    I got the clip as YouTube advertisement would you believe?

    in reply to: Mundane observation dome #273136
    Hamish
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    Reading my post back, I meant vain and not venal, although the Cat arguably is that. Almost done lambing and calving, then I can sleep.

    in reply to: Mundane observation dome #273130
    Hamish
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    By Series VI I doubt that either Rob or Doug gave it a second thought. The character of Duane Dibbley is also not really informed by Cat being descended from cats, just from him being incredibly venal.

    in reply to: Mundane observation dome #273119
    Hamish
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    In Out of Time, I get that they are playing on the Cat’s vanity, but felines do not go bald as they age do they?

    in reply to: Mundane observation dome #273105
    Hamish
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    I am pretty sure he is not counting Nano Rimmer in VIII. But then we get back to the question of who Dave era Rimmer really is anyway…

    in reply to: Mundane observation dome #270737
    Hamish
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    At least in North America edgy variations on the Barney theme were a schoolyard staple well into the 2000s. To the point that I just realized that I do not even remember what the proper lyrics were in place of “a big fat punch and a shotgun to the head”.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #270517
    Hamish
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    Unanswered question: if Lister supposedly likes movies like Revenge of the Surfboarding Killer Bikini Vampire Girls, why do we only ever see him watch sad chick flicks?

    in reply to: Fan Theory Corner #270496
    Hamish
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    Given the expansion of Starbug in Series VII you could also make the argument that it was a far more suitable ship for a crew of four people than Red Dwarf was by that point.

    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
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    That Chris Barrie guy should stick around.

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

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