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  • in reply to: Idea for an episode. #223985
    Hamish
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    The Dwarfers briefly travel to 23 AD Britain without any needless trips to India.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #223958
    Hamish
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    “Pete Part Three”

    Guest staring Pete Martin.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #223803
    Hamish
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    “Corbyn”

    The Dwarfers discover a new refrain for Seven Nation Army.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #223715
    Hamish
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    …from On The Buses.

    in reply to: Bad Continuity in Gunmen #223714
    Hamish
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    Yeah, that is why I quite like Rimmerworld. That is until you actually get to Rimmerworld and it becomes Terrorform II.

    The teleporter gags good though.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #223713
    Hamish
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    The One Where Everyone’s Butler.

    in reply to: Series XII – preferred order #223686
    Hamish
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    > I don’t think solo- Doug has ever really nailed static scenes of just comedy dialogue, which have nothing to do with plot. (Compare Marooned to Duct Soup) and this episode kind of brings it to the fore … The opening scene does nothing for me.

    I still think the Mineoply scenes are the best the Rimmer/Lister two hander Doug has given them in the Dave era. Also the best acting he has gotten out of Chris, with the possible exception of his little tantrum upon losing the game, but at least it is still little.

    in reply to: I forgot how utterly terrible the series X Kryten mask was. #223588
    Hamish
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    Best Kryten suit in general is always going to be VI.

    in reply to: Bad Continuity in Gunmen #223537
    Hamish
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    And that, ladies and gentleman, is what happens when you fail to reload a thread.

    Good points lads, well made.

    in reply to: Bad Continuity in Gunmen #223536
    Hamish
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    Pardon me for being thick, but just because Rimmer has hard-light available does that mean he must have it on all of the time?

    It is not like you see him touching anything with the red jacket on?

    in reply to: Which do you prefer, Clare Grogan or Chloë Annett and why? #223490
    Hamish
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    Which do you prefer, editing comments on the forum or on main articles?

    Feel free to discuss this important question.

    in reply to: Feels like… #223418
    Hamish
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    Say what you want about Series XI, unlike The Force Awakens it did not just regurgitate the entire plot of the of the first outing of the show.

    in reply to: Question for those who saw an episode (or more) filmed #223405
    Hamish
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    It appears to be some kind of dimension hopping margarine, looking for somewhere quiet to hydrogenate.

    …I have been sitting on that one for YEARS.

    in reply to: Question for those who saw an episode (or more) filmed #223398
    Hamish
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    Look, I can’t churn with you, okay?

    It’s because I’m butter isn’t it?

    in reply to: Not Another Back in the Red Fanedit #223314
    Hamish
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    > ill-advised changelog snark

    Name of your autobiography, there.

    in reply to: eBay Canada #223024
    Hamish
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    eBay Canada = getting reamed by shipping costs from the US.

    By and and large.

    in reply to: Old People #222530
    Hamish
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    23, and I will get off your lawns.

    in reply to: Theory on Kryten being Additional Zero Zero One #222483
    Hamish
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    > Twentica I had forgotten about. They never fix the timeline do they, so presumably Earth history from their point of view has always had a prohibition on technology in the mid 20th century?

    Which makes them assassinating Kennedy kind of pointless?

    Hamish
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    There does certainly seem to be an element of culture clash here, with your opinion on this largely depending on what you were brought up to expect.

    Hamish
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    > This is a serious discussion.

    I think you have got the wrong forum mate.

    in reply to: Theory on Kryten being Additional Zero Zero One #222388
    Hamish
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    ‘I’ve been begging for a baby Kryten, a little animatronic baby to nurse. That’s never happened,’ Robert suggested.

    Red Dwarf cast can’t believe the show has lasted for 30 years

    in reply to: That debate from the comments of the UKTV Play Agenda article #222292
    Hamish
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    I grew up almost exclusively on VHS tapes and DVDs, and have almost never watched a show on broadcast as it was coming out. Which means that watching all of the episodes at once (or at least having full control of when I do watch them) is the norm for me. I do still have a communal viewing experience though because I almost exclusively watch television with a family member to bounce my thoughts with. I never watch alone.

    The most noteworthy thing this has produced though is that I next to never watch new television and spend most of my time with older shows. I would much rather go back to watch a well regarded or significant series from the past that has slipped me by than try and follow the latest buzz that is going around on Twitter or whatever.

    in reply to: Do you do the whole introduce yourself thing? #222269
    Hamish
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    > Is Hamish new? I like Hamish.

    I’m your sock puppet.

    in reply to: Do you do the whole introduce yourself thing? #222231
    Hamish
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    Browsing the internet one night, I came across this forum, clearly a Red Dwarf forum, and at once, to my horror and outrage, what I thought I saw was a bunch of intolerant cretins that go around and attack people. I was already reaching for my telephone to call to this girl (Sarah), when something happened to make me laugh. So I left the telephone where it was and went on posting. Within moments I had gotten what the forum was, and I was laughing all of the time. For me what continues to make this forum so appealing is that it is at times so close to a normal fan community and yet so delightfully makes such a mock of itself and the kind of people who post on it. I sometimes wish we could introduce some of that same wild ironic humour to other online fandoms as well.

    in reply to: Please view this thread to read title. #222230
    Hamish
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    I think everybody wins, except me, so just forget I spoke, all right?

    in reply to: The Orville #222226
    Hamish
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    Yeah, well, proper English spelling is one of my bugbears, growing up in a region with increasing Americanization of the language. The few years I went to a regular school were awful with all of the kids saying “Zee” instead of “Zed”.

    This is Canada, damn it! Well, that was Canada. This is the internet. So I guess it does not really matter.

    BUT STILL DAMN IT!

    in reply to: New, mildly spoilery XII synopses copy-and-pasted within #222168
    Hamish
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    My, that is a mouthful.

    in reply to: New, mildly spoilery XII synopses copy-and-pasted within #222167
    Hamish
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    Seb, at present the combining of three separate people’s opinions into one by other posters covers a quarter of the forum, while the amount combined by jawscvmcdia alone consists of small cluster of inane forum threads. I hardly think that we can be entirely absolved of blame on the combining of three separate people’s opinions into one front.

    in reply to: The Orville #222166
    Hamish
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    > What’s Labor Day? Is it when everyone has to deny the Holocaust and make threats on the safety of Laura Kuennsberg?

    You know, if you are going to post an inflammatory UK political comment, you can at least go to the trouble of using the British spelling of Labour with a “u”.

    And apparently Arbour day is a big deal in Calgary, so I guess I am just a little bit too far north for it.

    in reply to: Do you do the whole introduce yourself thing? #222165
    Hamish
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    Well, I did first get an account on here because John Hoare derided something stupid someone wrote on a Wiki I have admin rights on.

    Does that count as being attacked? Because otherwise I feel left out.

    in reply to: New, mildly spoilery XII synopses copy-and-pasted within #222038
    Hamish
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    > The Third just isn’t in the zeitgeist. Even if I couldn’t help casting Hugh Laurie as the stupid prince, and presumably will for life.

    Blackadder II and Blackadder Goes Fourth are definitely the most accessible for people, but Blackadder the Third has really become a favourite of mine on rewatch. It just does not get as much attention due to the Regency era not being as well remembered as the time of Shakespeare or the First World War.

    Having worked as a poll clerk and just being fascinated by the history and workings of parliamentary democracy in general makes “Dish and Dishonesty” a particular highlight for me. I still shout “Sausage!” from “Ink and Incapability” to the point of annoyance every chance I get though.

    Oh wait, you mean this is not a Blackadder thread?

    in reply to: New, mildly spoilery XII synopses copy-and-pasted within #221996
    Hamish
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    My brother did the whole “Archie Duke shot an ostrich ’cause he was hungry” bit from “Goodbyeee” in High School. Still the best scene Ben Elton wrote (well, co-wrote) outside of Inspector Grim’s Ism routine from Thin Blue Line.

    And yes, it was the “‘Do you do it doggy-doggy?’ in Swahili” line that got the biggest laugh.

    in reply to: Re-watching X and XI before XII #221995
    Hamish
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    > ”I’m a snack dispenser” repeated over and over because it gets less funny each time he says it.

    Personally I think Mark Quartley’s performance really saves it from being the tedious bore you feel it to be to actually being quite hilarious.

    “I’m just a snack dispenser, I just dispense snacks” is certainly the line from XI that I find myself quoting the most in regular conversation, which also feeds into one of my lingering doubts about the series – that unlike even with VII and VIII, it just does not have that many quotable lines for me. X was chock full of them, especially the ones about Lemons.

    in reply to: The Orville #221964
    Hamish
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    I perfectly accept that I could just be wildly ignorant though.

    in reply to: The Orville #221963
    Hamish
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    It’s okay, I am a Canadian anyway.

    in reply to: Avenue 5 #221958
    Hamish
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    > I also can’t wait for The Death Of Stalin.

    It’s been over sixty years, I think you are good. :-P

    in reply to: The Orville #221957
    Hamish
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    I guess we must be the audience the Orville wishes to attract.

    in reply to: The Orville #221920
    Hamish
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    While I know I must have been introduced to the concept at some point in my life, just seeing a reference to Arbour Day here did not immediately register it in my head.

    Maybe it would have registered in the context of the show though. I have never seen it.

    in reply to: Camille's Condition #221868
    Hamish
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    I was going to make a joke about how she actually has some real life horrible condition that is only brought up off screen, but then my good taste chip activated, and I thought “fuck that”.

    in reply to: New, mildly spoilery XII synopses copy-and-pasted within #221778
    Hamish
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    Possibly even in my top two after Give & Take and duelling with Samsara. As you can see I am also an indecisive idiot.

    in reply to: New, mildly spoilery XII synopses copy-and-pasted within #221777
    Hamish
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    Both Lemons and Krysis scared me before broadcast, and yet Lemons is my favourite from X and Krysis is in my top three for XI. So I am also a fucking idiot.

    Hamish
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    I still don’t get all of the hate for Beyond a Joke. By VII standards, it’s fine.

    in reply to: Blu Ray #221689
    Hamish
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    When Doug talks of killing things…

    in reply to: How has Red Dwarf changed your outlook on life? #221582
    Hamish
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    Red Dwarf has certainly affected my vocabulary if nothing else.

    in reply to: 'Jump The Shark' – Guardian article #221578
    Hamish
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    > If she was a robot or a computer the idea would be easier to swallow, and her death and the blasé attitude to it wouldn’t be as problematic. Rimmer wanting to shag her might be, though.

    “She didn’t think men were better than machines.” ;-)

    in reply to: 'Jump The Shark' – Guardian article #221554
    Hamish
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    > Eh, in the wider scheme of social issues, and also in context of a TV show in which women haven’t always been portrayed brilliantly, there’s something a bit dodgy about blokes not caring that an unintelligent woman has just fallen out of an airlock

    But Rimmer does care, in so far as it ends his chances of getting laid, which was part of the joke if you will remember. Ha ha, nothing ever goes right for Rimmer. Which is actually the same joke from Timeslides, only here someone else dies because of it.

    “Have you got a pen” is still a good line though.

    in reply to: 'Jump The Shark' – Guardian article #221534
    Hamish
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    > Red Dwarf jumped the shark when they brought Rimmer back to life in Timeslides, only to kill him off again immediately. How can you play with someone’s life like that, for a cheap gag – imagine ending an episode with the death of a character. As a gag.. Like if someone fell out of an airlock. A woman, for example. Possibly named Irene. It’s shocking, really.

    Much like the Guardian article, this is a technically valid comparison that misses or deliberately obscures most of the finer points. Such as that laughing about Rimmer’s death in Timeslides is earned to a degree by his actions earlier in the episode, that his death in TImeslides does not bring with it unpleasant connotations about the treatment of women, and that the joke in Timeslides does fit in with the overarching theme of the episode in a way that Irene’s death really does not in Entangled.

    I will grant that it is still a bit naff though.

    in reply to: Do you know who the Series 8 Rimmer is? #221493
    Hamish
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    Thinking on it though, I will grant that by the end of Series VII a momentum is built up where, in spite of all of the dodgy bits that came before it, I at least do start to feel that the show is finding its feet again, and you want to see it carried on from there. This is a feeling I take with me into Back in the Red right through to the end of Cassandra, before dying a terrible death once I hit Krytie TV.

    So there is a problem that you need to manage your expectations with VIII, no doubt.

    in reply to: Do you know who the Series 8 Rimmer is? #221489
    Hamish
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    Yeah, because the (awful) lines “some things were never meant to make sense” and “may the farce by with you” imply such high drama. I am sorry, but I am still not seeing it. Maybe it is just almost twenty years of hindsight getting in the way.

    I would also say in VIII’s defence that Back in the Red and Cassandra do fulfill most of the dramatic potential shown in that trailer, with the only dodgy bit being the implication about Miss Kochanski that does not really pan out. You also do see a real CGI dinosaur.

    It does not leave me feeling deceived.

    in reply to: Do you know who the Series 8 Rimmer is? #221470
    Hamish
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    You know, I just watched that trailer, having been not all that familiar with it before, and I have to say it actually captures Series VIII rather well. I also do not find it to be all that funny.

    in reply to: Oswald Blenkinsop #221251
    Hamish
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    What International Debris said.

    in reply to: Oswald Blenkinsop #221246
    Hamish
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    Or the diving bell thereof.

    in reply to: Oswald Blenkinsop #221245
    Hamish
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    The Canary drop ship, rather.

    in reply to: Oswald Blenkinsop #221244
    Hamish
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    Because he hit his head before leaving the ship.

    Hamish
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    > This is excellent, Mr Dog.

    A roverostomy, they called it.

    …sorry, I will go sit quietly in the corner now.

    in reply to: The avoidable problem with Red Dwarf #221140
    Hamish
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    I still think IWCD is the best thing Grant Naylor ever produced, although I will agree that none of the later novels reached the same heights.

    in reply to: The avoidable problem with Red Dwarf #221126
    Hamish
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    But what if you actually could trade all of the television episodes for ten Red Dwarf novels?

    I must admit, it is kind of tempting.

    Hamish
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    Ever notice how cast members often like the ones with a lot of THEM in it though?

    in reply to: The Mirror Universe Generator #220965
    Hamish
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    Somebody punch him out.

    in reply to: It is not too late for the cast? #220906
    Hamish
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    This thread definitely reads a bit differently ten years on doesn’t it?

    Especially with today’s announcement.

    Hamish
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    >Which may also be why I am still willing to defend the Blue Midget dance to this day.
    “It was a dream sequence!”

    Actually if you really want to know:
    1. It is about the only thing they did to justify the use of CGI.
    2. It is about the only thing they gave the Cat to do in the entire season.
    3. The whole “Reality sucks!” bit is actually hilarious when you are eight.

    I still also rather like the Cat’s pulse and heartbeat gag, for the record. See #2.

    in reply to: The Mirror Universe Generator #220864
    Hamish
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    An impressive use of berating synonyms.

    Hamish
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    > the greatest change to VIII remastered will be a really crap CGI prisoner

    Which was actually filmed on a bluescreen and composited in of course.

    Hamish
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    I had both IV and VI on VHS tape – but VI was definitely my favourite as a kid. Every time I saw Gunmen I would put on my cowboy boots.

    The rest of the show I saw from scattered television recordings and library VHS tapes, including one from when Showcase was showing VII and VIII in Canada that only went up to Cassandra much like the one Ben Saunders had, which does definitely improve your view of the series as a whole.

    Which may also be why I am still willing to defend the Blue Midget dance to this day.

    Hamish
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    I have to say that my own enthusiasm for XI dipped after seeing Twentica, only to be lifted again somewhat when Samsara aired the following week.

    Please, don’t hit me.

    in reply to: "biological biz" Please help #220702
    Hamish
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    You mean I’m not alone?

    in reply to: "biological biz" Please help #220665
    Hamish
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    For me as a kid it was a joke from Hitchhiker’s Guide that threw me, the one where Ford says that going through Hyperspace is “unpleasantly like being drunk”, and when Arthur questions this, Ford says “Ask a glass of water.”

    I thought it had something to do with a glass of water not being alcoholic, and perhaps having a rivalry with drinks that are, rather than twigging the wordplay. In fairness I was about six when I first heard it.

    in reply to: The Orville #220595
    Hamish
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    > given the prevalence and vehemence of the spite against it online, full of projection, hyperbole and nihilism

    Nihilists! Fuck me. I mean, say what you want about the tenets of Family Guy, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.

    in reply to: Test #220551
    Hamish
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    RDXII be damned, Observation Dome is back.

    in reply to: Test #220501
    Hamish
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    And isn’t there something odd about the nose on the new Rimmer mask?

    in reply to: Test #220456
    Hamish
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    More than happy to be the butter of a joke.

    in reply to: Test #220449
    Hamish
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    Now, if only I could tell width from height…

    in reply to: Test #220448
    Hamish
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    Gunmen of the Apocalypse

    in reply to: Paul Giachetti, aka Karnie, RIP #220421
    Hamish
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    If only death really was not the handicap it used to be in the olden days.

    RIP Paul.

    in reply to: Rick Dwarf #220309
    Hamish
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    Oh, is that a thing now? I vaguely remember something about Szechuan Sauce.

    in reply to: Parallel Whoniverse #220068
    Hamish
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    > Probably the second best doctor ending in aker

    Yeah, Colin Baker is awesome.

    in reply to: RD References List #220052
    Hamish
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    Just hit the Random button and this came up:

    PIP PIP Hooray

    “The author, Annette, doesn’t want the actual document altering in any way”

    in reply to: What if Red Dwarf had started in 1937 and not 1987? #219958
    Hamish
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    Did the KKK ever reach the UK? I think they only made it to Canada.

    Of course Rimmer is from Io, so I guess it does not really matter.

    in reply to: What if Red Dwarf had started in 1937 and not 1987? #219934
    Hamish
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    I have no idea why I am encouraging this…

    LISTER: 1929? Isn’t that when all the banks went belly up and money became useless?
    RIMMER: I read about that in history.

    LISTER: Well, come with us back to Buffalo September 1901, be a second gunman.
    MCKINLEY: You mean, assassinate myself?
    LISTER: Yeah! It’ll drive the conspiracy nuts crazy, but they’ll never figure it out.

    in reply to: What if Red Dwarf had started in 1937 and not 1987? #219933
    Hamish
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    RIMMER: That’s Nuremberg! That’s Adolf Hitler!
    KRYTEN: I cut the photograph out of one of your magazines.
    RIMMER: Which magazine was that?
    KRYTEN: This month’s Time magazine. He’s Man of the Year.

    in reply to: Set photos #219659
    Hamish
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    “I saw the final episode of the final series being filmed live – how amazing is that?!”

    She know something we don’t?

    in reply to: I found this REAL toaster with a Red Dwarf word on it! #219608
    Hamish
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    April Fools was almost a week ago. We’re far more concerned at the moment about the quite hideous thing that’s happened to Lister.

    in reply to: Where are all the miners #219433
    Hamish
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    Minors not miners!

    Sorry, someone had to reference it.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf fan-edits #219424
    Hamish
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    You really do not need to create a new ending – just cut it at “Riiiiight! Nice re-build! Those nano-dudes have done a real neat job.”

    Back on Red Dwarf, problem solved.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf fan-edits #219369
    Hamish
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    I think Kryten may be a guy in a mask.

    in reply to: Strong: Sl*g B*st*rd tw*ts @ *fc*m #219111
    Hamish
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    Certainly “Bastard” is a swear word, but in most of the English speaking world it has become so far removed from its original meaning to have become mostly harmless.

    And apparently “Fanny” does not mean the same thing here as it does in the UK.

    in reply to: Strong: Sl*g B*st*rd tw*ts @ *fc*m #219109
    Hamish
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    Maybe it is because I am Canadian, but I really do not understand how “bastard” and “fanny” can be seen as Strong Language.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf is Back on Netflix Streaming, but… #218882
    Hamish
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    Just like with Hitler in Fascist Dictator Monthly?

    in reply to: Red Dwarf is Back on Netflix Streaming, but… #218781
    Hamish
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    Just spotted this beauty from Edmonton Public Library:
    “An unambitious slob has been awakened from a 3 million year sleep to find out he may be the last human alive. Hopelessly lost in space, this crew of mutant bachelors kill time and share adventures aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf.”
    https://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1865690005_red_dwarf_xi

    …Mutant Bachelors?

    in reply to: Font help? #218638
    Hamish
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    DeviantArt should work fine for these, based on my experience.

    And I am glad that you are indeed working with lossless formats, especially when doing iterative modifications. The amount of people that unwittingly suffer from generation loss is more than I can count, but I apologize for doubting you in this case.

    in reply to: Font help? #218617
    Hamish
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    Am I the only one concerned that you are distributing these as JPEGs? It would be a hell of thing to put in all of this work and then have quality lost due to lossy compression.

    in reply to: GOG.com is selling Simon the Sorcerer on the cheap #218583
    Hamish
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    Well, there is a difference between not being a gamer and slagging off an entire medium as a waste of time that people should avoid, but I do need to see the original quote first. For all I know the entire thing could be dog shite.

    in reply to: Who is/was John Hoare? #218414
    Hamish
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    Blackhoareder
    Blackhoareder II
    Blackhoareder The Hoare
    Blackhoareder Goes Hoare

    Blackhoareder: Back and Hoare

    in reply to: …but is there proof? #218273
    Hamish
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    Also consider that in Fathers & Suns they seem to be resigned to the idea of replacing Holly with Pree while in BTE they still have some hope of “drying him out”.

    I really wish they did not have the “after Series X” line in BTE when all of the other references are to the fictional Series IX.

    in reply to: LEGO Red Dwarf – Yorkshire Brick Show #218260
    Hamish
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    The start of Series XII model filming there.

    in reply to: Rank Series XI #218080
    Hamish
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    So it looks like things are settling to:
    1. Give & Take
    2. Samsara
    3. Krysis
    4. Can of Worms
    5. Officer Rimmer
    6. Twentica

    As for my megamix in running order:
    1. Trojan
    2. Give & Take
    3. Lemons
    4. Samsara
    5. Krysis
    6. The Beginning

    Not sure on it all yet though.

    in reply to: The two abandoned X episodes #217011
    Hamish
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    > I assume that they would have paid off the ‘Lister bettering himself’ plot arc that disappears after Fathers & Suns.

    It ended with Lemons technically. Even if reading about Shakespeare seemed an odd way to go about taking a robotics course.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf: The Movie #216852
    Hamish
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    > If it makes you feel any better I assumed you were a woman!

    Ah, but is she really the pilot of Unit 2?

    in reply to: Amazon US is Terrible at Red Dwarf ]]> #216788
    Hamish
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    > I’ve seen pages, Wikipedia included, that always make sure to spell it out as “Red Dwarf X” in full every time despite numbering other series as just “Series Roman Numeral” as you would expect.

    I am sure the fact that Dave went out of their way to promote the series as “Red Dwarf X” in full rather than just Series X has nothing to do with this convention…

    Just as the logo you upload says Red Dwarf XI now.

    Hamish
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    > Apparently the skeleton orgy in Samsara was actually a joke lifted from the script of Phwoaarr….or so I have been told … I should say I can’t confirm the validity of that!

    If you are referring to the note on the Tongue Tied Wiki, I just said that the skeleton sex orgy was reminiscent of Phwoaarr, not lifted from it.

    Strangest sentence I have ever written.

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