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  • Hamish
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    > Different can be bad though and often is, and as Ben and Hamish say, just because it’s been brave enough to try something new, that doesn’t preclude it being wank.

    Actually my argument was more that they are not being that brave, that in many ways they are all just as bad for being stuck in the past, and that it would be hypocritical of them to point fingers over a nostalgic desire to go back to the well once more.

    Hamish
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    Forget to close one tag and suddenly you can’t stop shouting at everyone!

    Hamish
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    At the risk of sounding like an old man at the tender age of 24 though, what I will say is that there once was a time where you could go up to an aspiring young television writer and say “you could make the next Star Trek” without it being taken as read that you were literally meaning that they were going to make the next Star Trek.

    You may all tell me to get off your lawns now.

    Hamish
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    > They like the existing universe and feel new, interesting stories could be told within that framework?

    Sure, which means they like how something was done (thirty) years ago, and want to emulate it. Which is fine in and of itself. But it is the pot calling the kettle black to then turn around and dismiss all criticisms of the new show, whatever its flaws and merits may be, under the blanket statement that people just don’t want to see change.

    Hamish
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    > the argument should never be they should do something just ‘because that’s how they did it (thirty) years ago’.

    Which does beg the question about why they still felt the need to stand on the legacy of a show from thirty years ago rather than starting fresh though. There is still plenty of room for original science fiction television today.

    I am not going to comment specifically on Discovery as I have not seen it, but your argument does seem a bit like having one’s cake and eating it too.

    Hamish
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    I do hope you realize I was being flippant Katydid.

    in reply to: Played any new games recently? #236411
    Hamish
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    > Maybe somewhere like GOG or Origin has them in-stock but I haven’t looked yet.

    GOG.com does have the Mafia games at the very least:
    https://www.gog.com/game/mafia

    in reply to: Played any new games recently? #236410
    Hamish
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    > I think Hamish meant that if your console literally exploded you could end up with bits of it embedded in you.

    Either that or burn your entire house down, you know, small things like that.

    Regarding buying a new console though, I have to say that finding a PS2 for sale in my neck of the woods is actually no small task. You can find original Xboxes or PS1s all the time at thrift stores, but I have yet to see a PS2 at any price. Strange for the best selling console of all time. Especially since I was able to finds VHS tapes of both Smeg Ups and Dark Ages from those same thrift stores, which for the latter at least was just bizarre.

    Since the taboo on talking about old games seems to have been lifted, the two ones I am going through right now incidentally are the original BioShock, which I am playing for the first time now that there is a DRM free release from Humble Store that works well with Wine, and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition that I have been slowly bashing through since the middle of April.

    Playing a classic CRPG worked well back when I was calving and was mostly needing to kill the long hours between brief periods of danger and excitement, but I just stopped having the time for it once the weather improved and the honey harvest starting to come in. I have mostly completed Shadows of Amn though, after going through both the first Baldur’s Gate and Siege of Dragonspear earlier in the year.

    Oh, and if watching LPs does indeed count, I went through an Ultima 1 LP from the same YouTuber before I started watching Ultimate Doom. Which I guess beats even Warbodog’s Amiga emulator there.

    in reply to: Played any new games recently? #236394
    Hamish
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    > so I’m paranoid that it might explode and I’ll lose all my save data

    I like how “losing all [your] save data” is presented as the worst possible outcome here.

    in reply to: Played any new games recently? #236393
    Hamish
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    > Sniper Elite V2 came out in 2012, which is perhaps stretching the definition of “new” a bit.

    Pish on your 2012. I am playing a game from 2007 right now as well as being right in the middle of a game that came out all the way back in 2000 (a more modern Enhanced Edition of same admittedly).

    Saunders has me beat with Doom 2 though. I am also watching an Ultimate Doom LP right now; does that count?

    Hamish
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    But is Series VIII a reboot?

    in reply to: Played any new games recently? #236357
    Hamish
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    New games you say? No, certainly nothing that counts as new…

    in reply to: What if Big Finish did Red Dwarf? #236317
    Hamish
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    Good to know.

    in reply to: Does anybody have the full image of this? #236230
    Hamish
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    Yeah, go back to the drawing board and follow an actual cat around for a few days. Then write the cat race based around that.

    in reply to: Would you consider the Boys from the Dwarf as 'heroes'? #236200
    Hamish
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    > Maybe the replacement process is flawed, so that some people remember the previous versions of their Inquisited friends and family, or they recall glimpses of The Inquisitor’s physical appearances. Or perhaps the removals cause time anomalies sometimes, like the child of a replaced person continuing to exist.

    Remember that in the opening of the episode the new Thomas Allman is around long enough to see his predecessor zapped out of existence and for the The Inquisitor to apologize to him about the disturbance.

    Hamish
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    “The rules about dinosaurs aboard JMC mining ships are very clear. No pets. Am I right? Am I right!?”

    – Captain Hollister, Pete Part Two

    in reply to: Would you consider the Boys from the Dwarf as 'heroes'? #236127
    Hamish
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    > They saved billions of lives by defeating the Inquisitor and erasing all of his work, that’s gotta count for something surely. Although it’s never really brought up in the episode, they are effectively bringing a lot of innocent people back to life by killing him

    And probably a bunch of nasty people too. Would the Inquisitor have found Hitler to have lived a life of worthy of merit I wonder?

    in reply to: What is G&T's rarest banner? #236070
    Hamish
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    I can’t even count the number of times I have seen this thread pop up in the “Recent Replies” and read it as “What is G&T’s racist banner?”

    Shame overload. I.. I… I, sorry.

    in reply to: What if ITV had produced Red Dwarf instead of the BBC? #235878
    Hamish
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    Well, have you?

    in reply to: Chris Barrie has updated his website #235876
    Hamish
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    He was a postman, if I remember correctly.

    in reply to: Chris Barrie has updated his website #235858
    Hamish
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    You know, the thought occurs that if Chris has bugger all going on right now they could get him to record those unabridged audio books of Last Human and Backwards we all really want him to do. Please?

    in reply to: Episode/s with the worst audience? #235857
    Hamish
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    So what you are saying essentially is that some of you are no longer interested in at least some of the audience that Red Dwarf used to attract?

    in reply to: Complain about Series XIII #235759
    Hamish
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    Yeah, they were actually supposed to recreate Don Henderson.

    in reply to: Favourite Special Effect #235669
    Hamish
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    > And what’s it rubbish in comparison to? Because if you think XI and XII has better models I want some of what you’re taking.

    I am pretty sure the point he was trying to make is the exact opposite of this.

    Hamish
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    She could just be a limited newscaster hologram, not the sum of an entire person’s personality and knowledge like Rimmer and company are.

    in reply to: Ranking Kryten's Cosmetic Appearences #235537
    Hamish
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    > I like VI but I just like how III-V has much more complexity even though it was obviously horrendous to wear haha.. the grey cuffs, the round waffle things on his arms and legs and the neckhole with all the chamfers, the crinkly undersuit. It’s great.

    What you call complexity I call a bunch of random items glued to an under suit. It makes more sense for a robot to have one cohesive shell. I have never understood the love for the V suit although the mask is fine. VI is the standard by which all Kryten’s should be judged.

    in reply to: Things about Red Dwarf that make you irrationally angry #235423
    Hamish
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    > The images code is

    …a source of endless frustration.

    in reply to: Things about Red Dwarf that make you irrationally angry #235358
    Hamish
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    So does the Polymorph lack imagination or does Cat just prefer things cross-species?

    in reply to: Which cast member has the biggest dick? #235179
    Hamish
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    I’m pretty sure it’s me.

    in reply to: What if Series 9 had been made immediately after 8? #234977
    Hamish
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    > I only really know folklore and hearsay but I was under the impression the “no longer interested” memo was at least after a good few years of trying to make the movie.

    September 2007:

    BBC rejects Red Dwarf IX

    Hamish
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    Not a 666 word essay?

    Hamish
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    “Virgin Media is no longer interested in the audience Red Dwarf attracts.”

    in reply to: Technology #234917
    Hamish
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    Norwegian ski boots.

    Hamish
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    In a very clever way that was promptly forgotten.

    in reply to: Technology #234908
    Hamish
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    Robot goldfish.

    in reply to: Craig hosts Super Mario promo video #234861
    Hamish
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    Well, it probably is deja vu. It sounds like it.

    in reply to: Technology #234846
    Hamish
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    Levi jeans!

    Hamish
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    Lister: Dave and Gold, I just want to talk to you about that thing you’re not on. I mean, I know you’re not, you know you’re not, we both know you are not.

    Dave and Gold: Because I’m not.

    Lister: Exactly. But if you were, which you’re not, it would mean you were a loser, it would mean you weren’t cool.

    Dave and Gold: But I’m not.

    Lister: Exactly.

    Dave and Gold: So no need to have this talk.

    Lister: Exactly.

    Dave and Gold: So go away.

    Lister: I’m gone!

    in reply to: The Important Questions… #234552
    Hamish
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    The exact same reason they have dog’s milk.

    in reply to: Would you watch a Red Dwarf porn film? #234547
    Hamish
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    > homicidal shopping centre hell-bent on destroying the entire universe.

    Taken from Rob Grant’s attempted rewrite of Trojan…

    in reply to: What will happen if one of the cast dies? #234542
    Hamish
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    They were no match; time killed them, and destroyed everyone else around the same age, including the fanbase, which meant there was no fanbase to offend in the future, by retconning the past, so Dave commissioned a new series of Red Dwarf with a different cast, in order that Grant Naylor could generate more money in the present.

    in reply to: What will happen if one of the cast dies? #234540
    Hamish
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    They’d be dead, sir! But there may be…

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #234441
    Hamish
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    Meltdown borrows the premise, but is not a direct parody.

    “Clues” is not a parody of “Thanks for the Memory”.

    in reply to: Why was my topic removed? #234437
    Hamish
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    Oh dear.

    in reply to: The Radiation Leak #234434
    Hamish
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    You don’t say.

    in reply to: Would you watch a Red Dwarf porn film? #234398
    Hamish
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    …good?

    in reply to: Would you watch a Red Dwarf "reboot"? #234375
    Hamish
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    Wait. Are you trying to tell me everybody’s dead?

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #234330
    Hamish
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    And I am not even particularly fond of Blade Runner.

    in reply to: Would you watch a Red Dwarf porn film? #234251
    Hamish
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    Would you watch a Red Dwarf porn musical?

    Hamish
    Participant

    “Epilogue to Timewave” comic coming soon to reddwarf.co.uk

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #234219
    Hamish
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    Yes.

    in reply to: We say good things about the Dave-era #234181
    Hamish
    Participant

    Oh dear.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #234180
    Hamish
    Participant

    No

    in reply to: Lines That Don't Really Make Sense #234056
    Hamish
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    Every country has its own instant noodle brands, basically. Mr. Noodle being the most common one here in Canada.

    in reply to: Matt Damon #234051
    Hamish
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    Matt Damon was in Series VIII?

    in reply to: Lines That Don't Really Make Sense #234050
    Hamish
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    The biggest mistake people make is just eating instant noodles on their own. Like with any soup what you add to it is key.

    in reply to: Lines That Don't Really Make Sense #233973
    Hamish
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    > They wouldn’t even be in that position if Kryten hadn’t recklessly chucked all those fresh strawberries in the bin in The Last Day.

    Yeah, that scene always makes me cringe.

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #233943
    Hamish
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    Makes more sense than Twentica.

    in reply to: We say good things about the Dave-era #233905
    Hamish
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    To be fair, I can see why an enclosed room on a mining ship might be lit in a way similar to an enclosed room in a television studio. It is less inexplicable than it would be in say a sitcom that was set in a terrestrial house instead.

    in reply to: I like uniformity! #233784
    Hamish
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    What bothers me about the line really is that it is the Cat that says it. Just like his airplane diatribe in Samsara, I just don’t understand why a creature that evolved on a spaceship from a domestic feline would take any interest the same subjects that so engage modern stand up comedians today.

    in reply to: We say good things about the Dave-era #233771
    Hamish
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    Rimmer takes up gardening?

    in reply to: Well that's Pete Part Two ruined #233642
    Hamish
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    Well, I suppose a dinosaur could still give a man a massage with his tongue, if he removed it first.

    Pronoun trouble.

    in reply to: We say good things about the Dave-era #233639
    Hamish
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    American gets in trouble for forgetting to drop the letter “u” in lingual shocker.

    in reply to: I like uniformity! #233638
    Hamish
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    Did you look behind the fridge? If you lose something it’s nearly always there.

    …and I just realized how that is such an uncharacteristically weak joke for Series II.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #233544
    Hamish
    Participant

    Officer Rimmer.

    in reply to: We say good things about the Dave-era #233530
    Hamish
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    > I’m not sure if you’ve deliberately missed my point or if I’m bad at explaining.

    No, no, I am just being a idiot for the sake of a weak joke. Like always.

    in reply to: We say good things about the Dave-era #233505
    Hamish
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    > there’s something more satisfying about the show when it feels like more of the things they’ve done were done for a reason.

    We all know that Dear Dave and the ending of Entangled “were done for a reason”.

    Sorry, sorry, we are supposed to be nice. I like Cured.

    Hamish
    Participant

    Kryten just really wanted to see India, okay?

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #233452
    Hamish
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    > I got the Impression that the psi-moon was a natural phenomena when I was young, but I don’t know if there’s a line in the episode to contradict that.

    KRYTEN: My guess: this is a Psi-moon.
    CAT: Psi-moon?
    KRYTEN: An artificial planetoid. It tunes into an individual psyche and adapts its terrain to mimic his mental state

    Which is about all the explanation for the Psi-moon’s existence that we get. While some of the theories for its existence in this thread are plausible, the episode itself clearly does not give two fucks about this, as all it wants is indeed an admittedly interesting way to explore Rimmer’s personality.

    I still think it is a bit wank though. Just to put this thread back on topic.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #233365
    Hamish
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    The things is, despite all of the problems mentioned, there is actually a motive behind the creation of the criticism extractor. I am still more baffled with why anyone would ever go to the trouble of creating a psi moon to be honest. What purpose does it serve other than as an admittedly interesting way to explore Rimmer’s personality?

    in reply to: Who had more control in the early years? #233164
    Hamish
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    CAT: Buds, I’ve got a question for you. What’s the best kind of Red Dwarf villain?

    KRYTEN: A serious villain, sir. Silly, but serious.

    CAT: Huh! Silly but serious. That’s what I thought! I knew that!

    in reply to: What if ITV had produced Red Dwarf instead of the BBC? #233161
    Hamish
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    > But Girls On Top – I’m very fond of that.

    More than we needed to know.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #233160
    Hamish
    Participant

    > Krytens Costume in X and XII is also Shit. not very flattering on Robert and looks cheap

    The one in XI however must be excellent.

    in reply to: Who had more control in the early years? #233016
    Hamish
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    The fact that Asclepius may or may not be a villain is part of what makes him the best villain of the Dave era.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #232989
    Hamish
    Participant

    Which was already a fairly shit line anyway, if only because it is not really funny if you do not know who Olivia Newton John is.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #232978
    Hamish
    Participant

    > all the elements established at the beginning tie up in a funny and interesting way … they all come together at the end of the episode and i really liked that.

    Strangely enough that is the exact reason why Cured is my favourite episode from XII, even though Krytie TV itself was placed as my second worst episode in the Pearl Poll.

    in reply to: We say good things about the Dave-era #232977
    Hamish
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    > but it’s not until Give & Take that he’s convincingly fucked.

    Were we watching the same show?

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #232962
    Hamish
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    I am okay with the Blue Midget dance.

    Gary Martin is not annoying as Epideme.

    Series VII gets better towards the end after Rimmer leaves, in spite of the fact I still do not like Kochanski as a main character.

    Series V is the weakest of the first six series.

    Kryten’s costume in V is shit.

    X is better than XI and XII.

    in reply to: Who had more control in the early years? #232947
    Hamish
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    > The idea that Rob was the bloodthirsty one seems exaggerated (unless his other novels are all full of that too, I can’t remember them very well).

    I can only speak for Backwards and Colony, but both of those are quite nasty in places.

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #232712
    Hamish
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    Either that or there was just one Emohawk that assumed the form of Duane and created the illusion of another polymorph in order to covertly freeze the rest of the crew when they let their guard down. After all, we have no idea if creating a detached extension of itself is beyond an Emohawk’s abilities.

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #232711
    Hamish
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    There were two Emohawks, one of which was more intelligent than the first and impersonated Duane Dibbley for rest of the episode in order to avoid detection. After defeating its rival and freezing Lister, Rimmer, and Kryten, the actual Cat somehow manages to come back to defeat the Duane polymorph and save the day off screen.

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #232583
    Hamish
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    Knew I would get something wrong:

    Rob Grant Bolt Cutters

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #232582
    Hamish
    Participant

    Rob Grant Bolt Cutters

    in reply to: Chris Barrie banging on about tanks for ten minutes #232443
    Hamish
    Participant

    Give & Tanks

    in reply to: The Important Questions… #232382
    Hamish
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    How did this become the “Did Lister ever find out what an iguana is?” thread?

    in reply to: The Important Questions… #232357
    Hamish
    Participant

    Reality what?

    in reply to: The Important Questions… #232346
    Hamish
    Participant

    Whose eating this chicken?

    in reply to: The Important Questions… #232327
    Hamish
    Participant

    Did Cat ever find his singing tie-pin?

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #232302
    Hamish
    Participant

    You know, Grant Naylor predicted the rise of Otakus arguing about who is the “best girl” with the Wilma Flinestone gag.

    Wilma is Lister’s Waifu.

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #232268
    Hamish
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    What if they cut away from a brief clip of the fictional animated show?

    in reply to: Overseas Edits #232188
    Hamish
    Participant

    Interestingly enough my brother actually did find a VHS of the Smeg Ups tape just sitting on the shelf at a Value Village in Edmonton about a month ago.

    Strangest thing though was finding a copy of Dark Ages on VHS from the Wabamun Seniors Thrift Store. Rural thrifts stores are awesome, at least in Alberta.

    in reply to: Garbage World into an episode? #232122
    Hamish
    Participant

    Somehow I hope the word “holopoon” doesn’t have legs.

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #232094
    Hamish
    Participant

    I think Bongo would be cool with that.

    in reply to: Garbage World into an episode? #232093
    Hamish
    Participant

    Regarding the fridge, how strong is a hard light hologram anyway? In theory they could lift absolutely anything.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Characters Crash XCOM2 #232091
    Hamish
    Participant

    It is actually amazing how well everything gels considering how disparate the series he is grabbing the voice clips from are.

    in reply to: Which character do you resonate with the most? #231877
    Hamish
    Participant

    Gilbert is my main, main, main, main man!

    in reply to: Me² cinema scene bothers the hell out of me #231772
    Hamish
    Participant

    Or I suppose the Chicken McNugget:

    Chicken (Mc)Nugget

    in reply to: Me² cinema scene bothers the hell out of me #231771
    Hamish
    Participant

    Not to mention the Copacabana scene from Terrorform:

    James at Last!

    in reply to: Me² cinema scene bothers the hell out of me #231770
    Hamish
    Participant

    When the DVDs came out a big deal was made of the fact that the episodes were “as broadcast” in order to differentiate them from the Remastered versions. Such a change was really not in the cards at the time.

    Of course then there was Marooned were they were forced to include an extra model shot at the end of the episode so it could be recertified, but that is a whole other story…

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #231768
    Hamish
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    > It’s also one of those jokes that’s utterly terrible and utterly brilliant at the same time.

    That is basically the entire comedic potential of the Cat as a character in one sentence.

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