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  • in reply to: Post your Pearl Poll rankings #227741
    Hamish
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    That is the mystery of who put Samsara at #1 solved then.

    in reply to: Post your Pearl Poll rankings #227738
    Hamish
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    > Back to Reality only 28th though… overall, you’re definitely more against the grain than I am.

    I will admit to doing a bit of tactical voting by placing Back to Reality where I did as I knew it did not need any help from me, but I honestly do not love it the way that most people around here seem to. It is good, no question, but so are most of the rest of the list.

    Hamish
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    Biblically?

    Hamish
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    Calfs can be born backwards. It is called a breech birth and it is very bad.

    That is certainly a time you have to stick your hands in.

    Hamish
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    I don’t know, maybe the reason I am less disgusted by all this is that I have been known to stick my hands up a cow’s birth canal.

    Hamish
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    > Imagine putting a spunky used condom on.

    About the same as taking it off really?

    Hamish
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    > Taking the show as canon, that would make Cat’s first sexual experience a backwards one, in the book universe.

    Does being serviced by fictional Valkyrie warriors in Better Than Life count?

    Hamish
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    It was the odd prominence placed on it that confused me, like a reverse blow job would be especially nasty. Remember the Cat does actually enjoy the backwards sex he has later on, if only because he does not know any better.

    in reply to: So what do you think we'll be getting for the 30th? #227509
    Hamish
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    If I was going for a gimmicky Red Dwarf theme night I would still put on Gunmen though.

    in reply to: So what do you think we'll be getting for the 30th? #227506
    Hamish
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    I think you meant Rescue My Pants.

    Hamish
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    Since we have descended into the gutter anyway, can anyone explain to me what Rob Grant found so unappealing about a reverse blow job in the Backwards novel?

    Hamish
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    Well, that serves me for not pressing the reload button…

    Hamish
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    And Petersen sends Lister his guitar in the good bit of Krytie TV.

    in reply to: The Blu-ray Awakens #227408
    Hamish
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    The libdvdcss library is included with the Windows installer of VLC by default. Because the project is based in France they feel immune to any legal repercussions.

    That does not change the fact that the end user is still violating copyright and patent law by using it in their own countries depending on the jurisdiction. Especially for someone like myself living in Canada as the mere act of breaking a digital lock is specific crime here.

    It’s insane, but there you go.

    in reply to: The Blu-ray Awakens #227387
    Hamish
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    > I think VLC will play any region actually so importing might also work.

    Using libdvdcss it will, yes.

    It always amuses me when I see Windows users installing VLC with no idea how illegal using that particular library is, so much so that most Linux distributions refuse to package it and make their users have to fetch it independantly when installing VLC.

    At least we know what we are getting in to.

    Hamish
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    > If you’re going to revert your boobs to the time in your life when they were at their physical best, you might as well do the same to the rest of your body too. Sticking to the breasts shows a paucity of ambition.

    How great is that! I can go back to last Thursday!

    Hamish
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    How did we both know this GlenTokyo?

    Hamish
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    Actually humans have by far the largest cock of all the great Apes.

    Why the fuck do I know this?

    in reply to: The Blu-ray Awakens #227324
    Hamish
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    > They did it the other way around on the American X DVD.

    So I am not going mad…

    in reply to: Series VII Highlights #227197
    Hamish
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    We are actually basically on the same page when it comes to JFK Manbird, it is just while thinking on it I found a way to refute a few of my own niggles.

    in reply to: blog plug #227196
    Hamish
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    “I was underwhelmed when I watched the series twelve opener, but after people pointed out its quite smart plotting and all the little visual details I missed, I’ve decided it’s actually good.”

    My god, what have we done!

    in reply to: Series VII Highlights #227171
    Hamish
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    > Not Dwarf’s fault, of course, but… Well, as a Russian-Jew the goo-goo-eyed encomia of this episode leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

    To be fair one of the points the episode was making was that Kennedy’s image became larger than life because of how he was assassinated, and how left to his own devices he would have left a far less flattering one. That is the whole reason he shot himself.

    It is more of a commentary on martyrdom in that respect than JFK himself.

    in reply to: Series VII Highlights #227148
    Hamish
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    > Well to be fair I don’t think Wolfenstein 3D was particularly accurate either

    Why Wolf3D though?

    in reply to: Series VII Highlights #227144
    Hamish
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    Actually reading Pride and Prejudice for High School English diminished my enjoyment of Jane Austen world somewhat. I get that it is a more of a play on the 1995 mini-series than the actual novel, but it is still very broad parody.

    Also, I just realized I used the wrong “then/than” when bragging about my vocabulary…

    in reply to: Series VII Highlights #227139
    Hamish
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    KRYTEN: Let me think of a cogent paradigm…
    CAT: I’d rather have a good example..?

    If for no other reason then Red Dwarf should build your vocabulary…

    in reply to: Mastermind #227070
    Hamish
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    Question XI: how was the Series VIII cliffhanger resolved?

    in reply to: PLUG: A new podcast about movies about toys #227001
    Hamish
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    I have it on reasonably good authority that all NES cartridges were in fact flutes, since people blew on them.

    in reply to: Mac McTorchwood #227000
    Hamish
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    > If you’re not familiar with them it’s an easy (and fairly minor) mistake to make.

    To be clear, I was not having a go at Lily, more referencing the pedantry going on in another thread.

    in reply to: Mac McTorchwood #226981
    Hamish
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    Big Finish are radio dramas, not audio books.

    Is it just me, or has this forum just become a massive audition of “What’s My Fruit?”.

    in reply to: PLUG: A new podcast about movies about toys #226980
    Hamish
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    > They could have marketed it as a tin of peas and it still would have been a computer.

    Yes, but it was marketed as a toy, and Ben’s project is about films that were made to market toys, so there is a certain symmetry there.

    in reply to: PLUG: A new podcast about movies about toys #226961
    Hamish
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    “More specifically, they did not market their new console, the NES (or Famicom in Japan) as a tech item or a computer. Rather, they marketed it as a toy, the next big plastic doohickey that your kid is going to want this holiday season. ”

    https://www.gamecrate.com/nes-classic-proves-nintendo-still-makes-toys-not-tech/15269

    in reply to: PLUG: A new podcast about movies about toys #226949
    Hamish
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    > but Super Mario Bros: The Movie is based off video games and not toys

    And it ran on an “Entertainment System” rather than a video game console. What’s your point? ;-)

    in reply to: So what do you think we'll be getting for the 30th? #226938
    Hamish
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    That’s never happened before.

    in reply to: Familiar sound effects used in Red Dwarf? #226692
    Hamish
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    I hear the sound of a door opening and closing whenever I open or close a door.

    Amazing that.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Remastered Credits #226435
    Hamish
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    DJ Jules

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Remastered Credits #226431
    Hamish
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    While we are at it, who is this Grant Naylor fellow, and why has he never appeared on any of the DVDs?

    in reply to: Thoughts on the Series XII Flipside Cover? #226348
    Hamish
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    Who likes short shorts?

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #226114
    Hamish
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    BACK TO EDIT:

    The edit button on the forum gets fixed and I and everyone else gets to fix all those posts we did not proofread properly.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #226113
    Hamish
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    WHAT ACCIDENT?

    Rimmer ask Cat a question.

    in reply to: Thoughts on the Series XII Flipside Cover? #226112
    Hamish
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    Come to think of it, I actually went to the trouble of ranking all of the classic Doctors based solely on their chosen serials from The Doctors Revisited set while I was watching as a mental experiment, just to see what order I would come up with:

    1. Tom Baker
    Pyramids of Mars

    2. Jon Pertwee
    Spearhead from Space

    3. Patrick Troughton
    Tomb of the Cyberman

    4. Sylvester Mcoy
    Remembrance of the Daleks

    5. Colin Baker
    Vengence on Varos

    6. William Hartnell
    The Aztecs

    7. Peter Davison
    Earthshock

    That actually sits about right with me, plus or minus a few placements.

    in reply to: Thoughts on the Series XII Flipside Cover? #226111
    Hamish
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    > Hamish has come up trumps though – Norfolk library has a healthy collection of DVDs that I can get sent to my little bit of no-where. They appear to be mainly the Tom Baker years, so I guess I’ll start with him first.

    You’re going to go with one of my plans? Are you nuts? What happens if we all get killed, I’ll never hear the last of it!

    > I actually think Earthshock is fantastic but it’s hard to separate the “I watched it when I was 10” from the “It is genuinely good”. I

    Earthshock was by far my least favourite Classic Who serial from The Doctors Revisited set I watched a few years back. If you want to talk about villains undermining their own threat by being too zany you just have to look at the Cyberman in Earthshock, especially when compared to the cold emotionless beings in The Tomb of the Cybermen, which was the story they chose for Patrick Throughton’s era.

    in reply to: Thoughts on the Series XII Flipside Cover? #226076
    Hamish
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    > That’s right, but Tom had the most amount of colour DW episodes for PBS to repeat. Hence a greater opportunity to work his way into public consciousness, hence the Simpsons cameo. Although I confess I wasn’t really thinking about America.

    Oh, no doubt his long tenure helps a great deal, I am just throwing his prominence on this side of the pond out there as another supporting reason for his fame.

    > So Lily, I guess your best option is cherry-picking a few classic DVDs which you can get cheap on e-bay. As for which ones, I’d say personal taste varies widely…

    My knowledge of Classic Who comes mostly from sporadic VHS and DVD recordings I have gotten out of public libraries. We have a system here in Alberta that links all of the small community libraries together outside of Edmonton and Calgary, and you can order all kinds of things online and have them delivered to your local branch.

    It was the same thing with Red Dwarf for me before I got my own DVDs, alongside a few old PBS recordings my mother made back when she lived in Coquitlam and Calgary closer to the 49th (along with some old Doctor Who) and a couple of Byte tapes of Series IV and VI my dad bought while working in British Columbia.

    The upside of which is that Series II ended up being the last classic Dwarf series I ended up watching because my mother’s PBS recording of it got damaged, and I have somehow ended up watching a whole lot more Syvester McCoy than any other doctor outside of maybe Patrick Troughton.

    in reply to: Thoughts on the Series XII Flipside Cover? #226069
    Hamish
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    The Simpsons would never have had a John Pertwee or Peter Davison cameo, for example:

    in reply to: Thoughts on the Series XII Flipside Cover? #226068
    Hamish
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    > Tom Baker is generally considered the best, yes. But in part this is simply because he did more years than the other Doctors, so he worked his way into the public consciousness.

    Tom Baker also had the benefit of being the best known Doctor in America as he was the most played on PBS back in the day.

    in reply to: Original Series IX Pitch #226058
    Hamish
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    Do you do the whole introduce yourself thing?

    in reply to: Only The Good Is Alright #225964
    Hamish
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    > Yeah iconic sanitary towel adverts. The blue stuff has only just stopped being used, and it was a big deal when they switched to a red liquid because that’s the state of society.

    Thing is, there is a reason why the change is important; I have a friend who honestly was shocked and confused when her first period was nothing like she had been led to believe by things like the adverts. Granted she came from a super religious and frankly abusive household, but hiding women from the truth of their bodies to appease squeamish men is something to be championed against.

    Not that just having a red liquid is going to make all that much more sense of it, but still.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #225926
    Hamish
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    Nippon Take

    The Dwarfers go back to Japan in the year 2009 to meet the actors that play them in the Japanese dub of the show. Then Richard O’Callaghan shows up and shoots them all, and they start recreating scenes from the 80’s science fiction visual blockbuster Akira for no good reason at all.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #225892
    Hamish
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    Steal Me From Rubber

    UKTV G2 uses a time machine to go ten years into the future to steal the idea of a Wizard of Oz Red Dwarf parody from a forum poster most known for posting episode ideas featuring lurid descriptions sexual debauchery.

    Meanwhile, stuff on Red Dwarf happens.

    in reply to: Original Series IX Pitch #225891
    Hamish
    Participant

    Would being on the BBC really offer Doug all that much more than Dave at this point?

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #225883
    Hamish
    Participant

    > Ouroboroz … etc… etc… etc…

    UKTV G2’s 110% Dwarf Weekend

    in reply to: (off-topic) political computer games? #225818
    Hamish
    Participant

    Pourquoi?

    in reply to: (off-topic) political computer games? #225795
    Hamish
    Participant

    I have never played it, or even know that much about it, but there is Democracy 3:
    http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy3/

    in reply to: Thoughts on the Series XII Flipside Cover? #225721
    Hamish
    Participant

    What would you call it if you combined nine separate Dereks into one though?

    in reply to: Thoughts on the Series XII Flipside Cover? #225673
    Hamish
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    If you are appealing to apathy now though, why not just let people call it Series IX?

    in reply to: Only The Good Is Alright #225662
    Hamish
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    > Ok, enough replies to this thread. We don’t need the words ‘Only The Good Is Alright’ on the front page any more.

    *bump*

    in reply to: Only The Good Is Alright #225629
    Hamish
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    Personally, I thought it started well but fell apart. All that stuff from back when the script was still entitled “No Strings Attached” — that was great. Then it all went cringe worthy and sexist and I fell into a dull torpor.

    But sir, that was the cartoon that had taken over the main programme!

    in reply to: Thoughts on the Series XII Flipside Cover? #225602
    Hamish
    Participant

    Red Dwarf Deep Space IX

    in reply to: Not Another Back in the Red Fanedit #225601
    Hamish
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    > I just can’t see an advantage to spending so much time and energy on scrutinising such an unrewarding episode.

    Might as well stick that in the Recommendations box, because that describes half of what goes on at Ganymede & Titan there.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #225522
    Hamish
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    Good & Taste

    Snacky modifies one of the stasis booths so the Dwarfers can go back and time and make sure this thread never happens.

    in reply to: Only The Good Is Alright #225230
    Hamish
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    > Do all the Red Dwarf crew members have really strange cocks? Cat’s would be barbed, right?

    Someone has obviously not read Backwards…

    in reply to: Only The Good Is Alright #225224
    Hamish
    Participant

    Giant death worm.

    Hamish
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    I heard that some bus driver and a couple of annoying kids actually saw Lister, Rimmer, Kryten, and Cat get a bus back in ’09. I think it may even have been filmed?

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #225085
    Hamish
    Participant

    Officer Rimmer Part Two

    *BLAM*

    *BLAM*

    *SPLAT*

    *THUD*

    Credits.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf poised to return for another series on Dave #225084
    Hamish
    Participant

    Umm… wasn’t Robert cast because of his role in a stage play?

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #225061
    Hamish
    Participant

    Two parters are always a bad idea.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #225060
    Hamish
    Participant

    I think we now need a fan edit to cut down this thread to a reasonable 10 minutes read.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf is Back on Netflix Streaming, but… #225017
    Hamish
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    >Epideme would be brilliant if it wasn’t for that fucking talking virus. Holy shit I hate whoever did the voice for that with a passion, and whoever heard that voice and thought “yes that’s good that’s the voice we’re looking for”.

    Hey, I actually LIKE Gary Martin in Epideme.

    I guess it is just my mission in life to piss you off, right Ben?

    in reply to: Red Dwarf is Back on Netflix Streaming, but… #225010
    Hamish
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    > And pretty much the exact opposite of what Hamish said.

    I still stand by it. Blue, Beyond a Joke, Epideme and Nanarchy all benefit by and large by being consistent and having decent production. Tikka, Stoke, and Ouroboros are all over the place.

    And Duct Soup is Duct Soup.

    in reply to: Doug Naylor Interview – Red Dwarf XII, XIII & Stage Show! #224981
    Hamish
    Participant

    She also interviewed Danny as well:

    in reply to: In Memoriam #224980
    Hamish
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    To be fair we have all had the good manners to take off our hats before.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf is Back on Netflix Streaming, but… #224979
    Hamish
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    I still don’t get all of the hate for Beyond a Joke myself. The last half of VII is far better than the first four episodes, even with Rimmer gone for most of them.

    in reply to: Which episodes act somewhat as 'prequels' to XI? #224978
    Hamish
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    Somehow I doubt Rob gives a shit.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf is Back on Netflix Streaming, but… #224903
    Hamish
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    Another winner from Edmonton Public Library:

    “The Emmy-winning comedy returns for more hilarious intergalactic adventures, with the original cast on board. Viewers see the gang stranded in a scientific research center, contending with out of control, and Rimmer decides to leave Red Dwarf in search of a dimension where he isn’t such a giant loser.”

    https://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2017535005

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #224866
    Hamish
    Participant

    Twencotland. Damn it.

    It is just not worth it, is it?

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #224865
    Hamish
    Participant

    Twenoctland

    The Dwarfers find a community of deep fried Mars Bars LIVING in Scotland.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf poised to return for another series on Dave #224861
    Hamish
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    It is my all-time second-worst fear, guy.

    in reply to: Should I shut up? #224860
    Hamish
    Participant

    SHUT UP! STOP YOUR FOUL WHINING, YA FILTHY PIECE OF DISTENDED RECTUM!!!

    in reply to: The BBC Are CUNTS….. #224830
    Hamish
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    > BBC ‘eyeing bid for Dave owner UKTV *link*

    If they are going to say that Red Dwarf is a Dave series, they should at least use a publicity shot from the Dave era please.

    in reply to: The Last Day Trivia #224795
    Hamish
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    > Robert was a model so they shot him

    Did he post his portfolio?

    Hamish
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    > what happens in skipper?

    Well…

    *dodges warning shot from Ian Syme’s with admin hat on*

    One more day damn it! Just one more day!

    in reply to: TiMEWAVE reviews including one from 'the gay uk' #224624
    Hamish
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    > What I wanted to get across was: this isn’t a case of “The Gay UK’s TV critic thought Timewave was good”, it’s a case of “The Gay UK happens to have a Red Dwarf fan as a regular writer” … But generally one expects TV reviews to be a little less biased than that.

    Wait, doesn’t Ganymede & Titan also have long time Red Dwarf fans reviewing episodes? SHOCK! HORROR!

    I demand to see the results of full and thorough inquest into the matter immediately.

    > Are we all being reasonable and coming to an agreement, then? That’s weird. Where’s Better Dead Than Smeg when you need him?

    Will that do?

    in reply to: TiMEWAVE reviews including one from 'the gay uk' #224569
    Hamish
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    “Remarkably, Timewave actually gained viewers, for a series-high so far of 723,000. This is the first time a mid-series episode of Red Dwarf has ever recorded higher figures than its series premiere”

    *bangs head against the wall*

    in reply to: Hour Long Dwarf? #224567
    Hamish
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    I know it has become something of a cliche to say this, but placing constraints on someone can sometimes help improve the quality of their creative output. Doug is already both writing and directing his own shows now. How much more can he be unbridled?

    in reply to: XII on disc (UK) #224545
    Hamish
    Participant

    > This is exactly the kind of reason I adore the idea … It’d be gratuitously controversial in certain people’s eyes.

    Like having a camp man in a pink dress. They should have put Ziggy on the spine.

    in reply to: In Defense of Timewave #224457
    Hamish
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    The thing about things like the Blue Midget Dance, Reality Sucks, or even the Dibbley Skutters is that with them the show was at least trying to be fun.

    Timewave is just no fun at all.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #224456
    Hamish
    Participant

    SNIPER:

    Rimmer goes up to the Observation Dome and commits mass murder.

    in reply to: I forgot how utterly terrible the series X Kryten mask was. #224299
    Hamish
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    So in short you are all heartless bastards.

    in reply to: In Defense of Timewave #224204
    Hamish
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    > If you didn’t want to eat either apple or oranges ever again.

    Not if they are pink, no.

    Hamish
    Participant

    When?

    Hamish
    Participant

    What?

    Hamish
    Participant

    Why?

    in reply to: Red Dwarf theme tune covers #224142
    Hamish
    Participant

    > They’ll be using it on the actual show next.

    Timewave Remastered perhaps?

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #224105
    Hamish
    Participant

    Well that typo is unfortunate.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #224104
    Hamish
    Participant

    GUNMEN OF THE ALPACALYPSE:

    Exactly the same episode as Gunmen, but with Alpacas.

    Wait, that’s stupid. They would have to be rising Llamas instead.

    in reply to: Revisiting Series I with fresh eyes #224096
    Hamish
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    > I hate to admit it, but the “Everybody’s dead” scene frustrates me. It could’ve been executed so much better … Especially “are you trying to tell me everybody’s dead?” which I would have preferred Craig Charles to deliver shell-shocked rather than like he’s thick and he’s only just worked out what Holly means

    Is he being thick, or is he is being incredulous? Lister had only just come out of stasis, meaning that as far as he was concerned he had been speaking to Todhunter only moments before. You can only be shell shocked after the scale of the problem has sunk in. Temporally disoriented as he was I don’t think he had the time for that.

    in reply to: Revisiting Series I with fresh eyes #224074
    Hamish
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    Not to mention that Holly’s “they’re dead Dave” speech is probably one of the most cultural iconic parts of the show. It crops up everywhere.

    in reply to: In Defense of Timewave #224060
    Hamish
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    > Because he’s not a snob who digests things with a critical eye

    Wait, are you criticizing us?

    DRAIN HIM! DRAIN THEM ALL!

    in reply to: Series XII – preferred order #224026
    Hamish
    Participant

    Wrong, wrong, absolutely brimming over with wrong-ability.

    in reply to: Series XII – preferred order #224015
    Hamish
    Participant

    I still think Lieutenant Asshole is a terrible line myself.

    in reply to: Who would win in a fight? #224014
    Hamish
    Participant

    Jawscvmcdia is Helios?

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