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  • in reply to: New series or Red Dwarf? #203567
    HelloMabel
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    WHEN WILL YOU WISE UP THEYVE NEVER HAD AN AUDIENC

    in reply to: John Lewis Christmas Advert #203563
    HelloMabel
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    For a moment I thought I had cleverly figured out that John Lewis was “Lewis’s,” where Michelle Fischer could have gotten a job working behind the perfume counter. Then I did some research. For the benefit of other non-locals, they are in fact two completely different department stores.

    Lovely commercial, though. :)

    in reply to: G&T 55 Banner Project #203462
    HelloMabel
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    Amazing that I’ve been here a year and a half and never saw that one until today. Do you recall any urls of your other ones?

    in reply to: G&T 55 Banner Project #203460
    HelloMabel
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    Cool, I just got this particular one for the first time!

    http://www.ganymede.tv/images/headers/random/slightlyrare/banner2004-2006.jpg

    in reply to: Help with a book project #203448
    HelloMabel
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    I’d be interested in this too!

    in reply to: IF ROMNEY WINS I AM LEAVING! #203447
    HelloMabel
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    >I’m not American, so I don’t know how successful he is as a president

    Here’s a partial list of what he has accomplished: reforming healthcare, getting us (mostly) out of Iraq, signing the Lilly Ledbetter Act for equal pay for women (as the very first official act after being sworn in!) and ending Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. All of that despite one of the houses of Congress being dead set against him. That makes him one of the great all time presidents in my book.

    in reply to: IF ROMNEY WINS I AM LEAVING! #203431
    HelloMabel
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    Also, California had a chance to abolish the death penalty, and didn’t. :(

    Still, mostly good news. Two more states legalized gay marriage, and one even elected our first gay senator. And in Colorado and Washington state you can now legally smoke weed.

    in reply to: IF ROMNEY WINS I AM LEAVING! #203413
    HelloMabel
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    Right! Or you’re a minority. Or a socialist. (Wait, they think all Europeans are socialists. You’re smegged.)

    Actually, just tell them you’re one of us 47% who back Obama because we’re all on welfare. Then you won’t need the horse; you can just “ride the government’s coat tails.”

    There’s no way Romney can win. No way. I won’t move out, but I will be incredibly embarrassed.

    in reply to: IF ROMNEY WINS I AM LEAVING! #203411
    HelloMabel
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    >There’s a plot for a sitcom in there somewhere.

    They seem like very hospitable folks – I bet Ann would even let you ride her horse.
    (Don’t count on it.)

    in reply to: IF ROMNEY WINS I AM LEAVING! #203409
    HelloMabel
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    Coincidentally, I was studying in Austria in 2004 during the whole Bush/Kerry debacle. I swore that if Bush won a second term, I’d stay put and never go home. *

    This is a thing with us. We say this every four years, you may have noticed. JetBlue even decided to capitalize on it:
    http://investor.jetblue.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=131045&p=irol-newsArticle_Print&ID=1741017&highlight

    * …Changed my mind, obviously.

    in reply to: New Site Discussion #203390
    HelloMabel
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    Rats, I had a feeling it was on my end of things. I’m on a public computer because my laptop was stolen. :(

    in reply to: New Site Discussion #203377
    HelloMabel
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    Sorry to keep bugging you. This is not how the discussion comments normally look.

    [ADMIN EDIT: removed image link because Chrome doesn’t like that image hosting site]

    in reply to: USA fans Crap Treatmant #203369
    HelloMabel
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    Mine never broadcast BtE either, though they broadcast I – VIII. I found out about it on YouTube. *blush* I wonder which PBS stations did broadcast it? I thought that kind of data would be on TOS, but I didn’t find it there.

    in reply to: Trojan model construction photos #203368
    HelloMabel
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    >a couple of pairs of binoculars.

    Wait… not the nacelles?? That’s genius!

    in reply to: New Site Discussion #203367
    HelloMabel
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    It’s fixed now. :) It was Tanya’s review, The Noise from the Dwarf review and one of the Lemons articles.

    in reply to: New Site Discussion #203353
    HelloMabel
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    Er… Some of the articles on the front page have swapped pictures.

    in reply to: Question for those who saw an episode (or more) filmed #203352
    HelloMabel
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    What an absolute Cuntery Crock.

    (Disclaimer: I still don’t like the slag line. Doesn’t mean I can’t make pun of it.)

    in reply to: USA fans Crap Treatmant #203344
    HelloMabel
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    >So I do not expect to see it broadcast at all.

    Don’t give up yet, trends emerge and change at the drop of a hat these days.

    BTW, did your station pick up Back to Earth?

    in reply to: USA fans Crap Treatmant #203338
    HelloMabel
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    “Irregular” is a good euphemism and I don’t think you’ll get flamed for that one here. The question is to what extent your best-case scenario will pan out. How many stations will pick it up? The stalwarts, San Jose and Seattle, probably will, eventually. My local station, like yours, has a block of the classic comedies, and we have another independent, non-PBS station that shows more recent stuff like New Tricks and MI-5. But where in the past, these two stations have responded to my e-mails with a pleasant “thank you” and “we will consider your program request along with the million others we receive,” I’ve heard nothing yet from either of them.

    On the other hand, Annie and Blisschick are right that these stations are very slow on the uptake and it would be in character for them to decide to broadcast Series X long after it’s no longer a hot topic in England.

    BTW, what is Downton Abbey’s unique selling point? Pardon my ignorance, but I thought it was the same as Upstairs Downstairs’s unique selling point.

    in reply to: Jerry Springer: The Opera #203306
    HelloMabel
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    Very difficult to fathom that John Boy is currently starring in “An Enemy of the People” on Broadway. I’ve heard of versatile actors but that’s about as far-flung as you can get.

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… [2] #203233
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    http://www.londonscreenwritersfestival.com/whats-on/sessions/red-dwarf-redux

    Wish I could have been there. But £299! It’s no wonder none of us attended.

    From the speakers/bios page:
    “Robert is possibly best known as the worlds most famous hologram ‘Kryten’.”
    Oh dear…

    in reply to: USA fans Crap Treatmant #203218
    HelloMabel
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    PS, glad to see that you all are ok. :)

    in reply to: USA fans Crap Treatmant #203215
    HelloMabel
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    Are the pledge drives coordinated, then? I thought each station scheduled their own, like with public radio. But if you’re right, that’s an uplifting thought. I’m saluting that one.

    Dave, regarding Romney & Friends dismantling PBS, fortunately that’s something of an urban legend. The worst they can do is eliminate federal funding of it – but that’s only about 15% of total PBS funding.

    HelloMabel
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    January 8… So much for my plan to give my friends this dvd for Christmas.

    in reply to: Question for those who saw an episode (or more) filmed #203039
    HelloMabel
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    [Ace Rimmer theme plays]
    “Imperial. Only *my* hair deserves the fanfare.”

    in reply to: Saturday night YouTubing… #202991
    HelloMabel
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    Speaking of legends,

    Izzard and Ferguson

    in reply to: Elementary #202988
    HelloMabel
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    > Jonny Lee Miller is certainly an excellent actor, so no one can really complain about the casting.

    I respect both his and Lu’s acting skills, but in the episodes I saw, I missed any sort of chemistry between them. This comes with two caveats:

    a. I was definitely influenced by reading Ben’s review of the pilot before watching it – in which he also commented on the lack of chemistry – and

    b. I stopped watching after episode 2. Though I’ve learned (on this site, actually) not to judge a show based on the first few episodes because it takes time to get going, I’m usually so exhausted after watching the show that’s on before it that I just leave the TV on long enough to watch the Rube Goldberg machine (I’m a sucker for those) and then go to bed.

    in reply to: New Site Discussion #202715
    HelloMabel
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    What about 2 or 3 shades of grey, as it were, for a text block within a text block? I’m getting kind of mixed up by these replies to replies to replies in the episode discussion threads.

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #202581
    HelloMabel
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    Plus, remember that they did give good marks to several highly regarded episodes (Future Echoes, Me^2, Stasis Leak). I think that earns them a niblick for Backwards.

    Haha, auto correct thought I meant to type “no-lick” for “niblick.”

    in reply to: Dimension Jump XVII #202490
    HelloMabel
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    Single accommodations are a bit steep; any women want to share a room?

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… [2] #202200
    HelloMabel
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    Odd. In the American edition I’m quite sure they do get paid.

    in reply to: Looper #202181
    HelloMabel
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    I’ve seen it, and apart from a few qualms I think it’s very good. Happy to discuss it once you’ve seen it. :)

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… [2] #202177
    HelloMabel
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    I suspect that he secretly drooled over it but is trying to seem objective. Result: he mistook ‘being an ass’ for ‘writing an impartial review’. How did he get a job with Huff Post, I wonder? Their articles are usually quite good.

    in reply to: Back to Earth isn't Shit #202141
    HelloMabel
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    I’m guessing it was probably not so much breaking the fourth wall as giving it a little nudge?

    This is one of many conversations I missed out on by avoiding the site during Trojan spoiler season.

    > the tomato scene

    I’m with Mani on this one; I just can’t bring myself to enjoy that scene. But there are so many parts of BtE I love: Rimmer and Kryten talking out of the sides of their mouths. Lister grieving over Kochanski, then finding new hope from two kids who know everything about him. Rimmer grooving to awful music while his only friends are in mortal peril.

    Looking at BtE as a thank-you to us fans also made me appreciate it in a whole new way.

    HelloMabel
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    Ian, I can’t believe I forgot to tell you this before: I kept my uncle with stage 4 melanoma up to date on your experience and he said he is very grateful for what you did and proud that you finished (as am I). Incidentally, we got some good news recently that his cancer has not grown bigger in the last month.

    I hope you’ll submit your written account for wider publication because it’s very moving and people can benefit from hearing it.

    *edit: Or reading it. See, I said “hearing” because for some reason I thought of radio journals first.

    HelloMabel
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    >I have to say, as an overseas fan relying almost entirely on, erm, unauthorized means of watching Red Dwarf X, it’s incredibly refreshing not to have the whole bloody thing spoiled either by those who attended the studio recordings or by the production team themselves

    Hear hear.

    >Why the fuck did I look in this thread!!?

    Because you are the kid who held out for 9 minutes and then ate the marshmallow.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf X: Major Happy #201983
    HelloMabel
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    Congrats to smrcd (is that what I should call you?); it’s a beautiful video like your other work. :)

    I’m a huge Rutles fan as well as a fan of pretty much anything Neil Innes has ever done, as you may guess from my handle. His “Works in Progress” album is my musical equivalent of comfort food.

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… [2] #201939
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    in reply to: Dave Wrote This #201926
    HelloMabel
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    Oh my God, Dave. I’m glad you and Sarah and your neighbors are ok. She is so lucky that you were there.

    in reply to: Fat bastard G&T member attempts to walk a marathon for charity #201754
    HelloMabel
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    Good luck tomorrow, Ian. Raising over $1700 for cancer research is the best thing ever done by somebody I know. Well, virtually know.

    I’m in “spoiler avoidance mode” these days, but will keep my eye on this thread this weekend hoping that you or Jo can check in at some point with an update.

    in reply to: Dredd. #200740
    HelloMabel
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    It doesn’t open here until the 21st, but the trailer looks spectacular.

    This is the best summer blockbuster season I can remember, despite Prometheus. Though it’s hard to be objective when I have no recollection of what movies came out in which years.

    *research*

    OK, 1999 was pretty awesome too: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/06/top-10-summers-at-the-movies.html

    in reply to: New Site Discussion #200736
    HelloMabel
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    Thank you for “jump to bottom/top” and “unread comments.” Awesome.

    in reply to: New Site Discussion #200636
    HelloMabel
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    > I’d be interested to hear any feedback you have about the site’s navigation so this can be taken into consideration.

    Something that the old forum had that would be nice here: “Go to bottom of thread.” Even if it’s just as a stopgap measure until you can get the “view unread posts” thing working.

    Also, “Return to top of thread” after the newest post. Someone suggested this for the old site; maybe it can finally happen on this one.

    The site looks good and generally works really well, though. I’m impressed that the down time was so short.

    in reply to: Doctor Who Series 7 #200478
    HelloMabel
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    >If Chibnall takes over the show I won’t watch. It would simply be too painful!

    He did The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood from series 5, which I rather liked because it reminded me of ST TNG.

    Sorry in advance for my ignorance, but how do these things work? Do Chibnall and the other writers have to run their scripts by Moffat to be voted up or down, or can they do what they want? Or does Moffat come up with the story arc and then break it into episodes and assign writers to each one?

    HelloMabel
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    > I’ve got a way for the marathon to be over in just a couple of hours. Become a dog.

    Or a robot cheetah.

    in reply to: New forum topics disabled #126545
    HelloMabel
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    > internet… amazing

    What I meant was all the people who posted how they related to the song because of their own intrafamilial relationships.

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #126544
    HelloMabel
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    In the last episode Heath mentioned seeing something about Kryten in the little research he did. I think that, and the fact that they liked him so much, are the reasons they’re waiting for him to come back. Or if they’re using the box set, they could have seen his picture on the box.

    But I was really happy to hear that they loved this episode, and so much as to not notice that Kryten wasn’t in it. Can’t wait for “Thanks for the Memory.”

    “I’d prefer chicken” – definitely a gag for the ages.

    in reply to: New forum topics disabled #126536
    HelloMabel
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    The think to take note of here is all the comments under the video from people who can relate to the song…

    in reply to: New forum topics disabled #126517
    HelloMabel
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    > “Chloe Annett, who played Kochanski in those dark years, was an able enough actress–even funny in some episodes, but her existence shattered the one truly sweet aspect of Lister’s character–mainly his centuries long crush on her.”

    Oh dear. Don’t worry, I politely cleared her up on this matter in the comments.

    in reply to: Tweets #126481
    HelloMabel
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    Why do I have so much more trouble with copied-and-pasted tweets than actually reading them on Twitter? Maybe because the picture avatars are missing, or maybe I’m just dense, but trying to read stuff like the above gives me a headache.

    in reply to: Tweets #126449
    HelloMabel
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    Call him maybe.

    in reply to: Tweets #126448
    HelloMabel
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    Duplicate post.

    in reply to: Elementary – The pilot’s leaked #126432
    HelloMabel
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    It’s been taken down.

    in reply to: 23AD #126426
    HelloMabel
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    Oh look, it’s the segue to nowhere. ;)

    in reply to: Norm’s post-Dwarf tell-all #126316
    HelloMabel
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    1. Norman Lovett’s favorite hobby is:
    A. Moaning
    B. Moaning about Red Dwarf
    C. Moaning about his ball being taken away

    in reply to: Best and worst episode endings #126312
    HelloMabel
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    Do let us know what it might have been changed to after the episode airs, though.

    in reply to: Norm’s post-Dwarf tell-all #126311
    HelloMabel
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    > I wonder if Norm will be in the new series.

    Yes. That memorable guest appearance everyone’s talking about?

    George Wendt.

    in reply to: G&T 55 Banner Project #126310
    HelloMabel
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    I keep thinking of ones, only to find they’re either already on your list
    http://www.ganymede.tv/forum/2011/05/g-t-55-banner-project#comment-169930

    Or NoFro’s, which is immediately following.

    Hmm.

    in reply to: RDXDVD? #126272
    HelloMabel
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    That’s absolutely staggering.

    in reply to: G&T 55 Banner Project #126257
    HelloMabel
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    Are we keeping all of the current ones though? Or should I be downloading some of my faves now in case they go into retirement?

    in reply to: Doctor Who Series 7 #126256
    HelloMabel
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    Thanks Jason.

    Embarrassingly, I haven’t seen any new Doctor Who series since early Tennant days. My PBS station stopped picking it up after series 2, I believe, and BBC America is just beyond my budget. And I haven’t been bothered to watch it online (that’s the embarrassing part).

    This microseries was really nice. It managed to make me care about these incarnations of the Doctor and Companion in 5 short minutes, which must be some kind of record.

    HelloMabel
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    Bump.

    Already at 60% with a month still to go! Right on.

    in reply to: Is Series X being streamed? #118284
    HelloMabel
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    I’m not phewing just yet. Not until I actually see pbs.org acknowledge the existence of RDX.

    in reply to: Is Series X being streamed? #118273
    HelloMabel
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    > It irks me how they will show some things right after they air in Britian, but other things months or even years later.

    Or never. To my knowledge neither the (now defunct) LA nor the Orange County station has ever aired Blackadder, for example, but we have had such gems as “No Honestly!” Still, they’re generally the only station that carries any proper world news or educational programming. Sesame Street has always been on PBS.

    A quick “Red Dwarf” search on pbs.org turns up nothing. And my local station never responded to my e-mails asking them to pick it up, as I have griped here numerous times. This is somewhat shocking. To depend on viewer support but ignore viewers’ program requests is a very stupid business choice.

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #118246
    HelloMabel
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    Hi Shane. You know me already. Welcome. :)

    in reply to: Doctor Who Series 7 #118233
    HelloMabel
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    Just watched the first four of them on Youtube. (The last one hasn’t been released yet, right?)

    Cute.

    in reply to: Good Moments, Bad Half Hours #118229
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    >That was the point though wasn’t it?

    *hamster slowly gets going on its wheel in my head…

    Oh yeah. They’d been alone in space so long that he’d used up all his good pranks already.
    I wonder what else I’ve forgotten about BTE. Time for another viewing!

    in reply to: Good Moments, Bad Half Hours #118196
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    > There’s a point when the elaborate winding up of Rimmer becomes actually annoying.

    Are you thinking of the tomato-sneeze gag? Uggh. Lister really scraped the bottom of the barrel for that prank. (Yes, I’m aware that when the writing’s good I credit Doug (or Rob and Doug) and when it’s bad I say, “Why’d Lister do that?”)

    >IMO the show works well when we sympathise with Lister. That was the original setup, that we’re on his side and root for him all the way.

    Agree 100%. That’s why the end of Tikka is so repulsive.

    in reply to: Best and worst episode endings #118192
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    >The gratuitous violence at the end of Tikka is being discussed over on the other thread

    Just realized that locusceruleus already said that when he started this thread. Sorry.

    in reply to: Best and worst episode endings #118190
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    Yes, I know it’a a bandwagon answer, but I love the Thanks for the Memory ending, too.

    The gratuitous violence at the end of Tikka is being discussed over on the other thread and I think it’s my least favorite ending. The Duct Soup one is pretty bad, too.

    in reply to: RDXDVD? #118180
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    > If it ended up being a choice between cast or Doug… Doug.

    This is a tough call. There is already a ‘docco with teeth’ that presumably has lots of info from Doug, so I’ll go with cast commentary. But the main thing is that there must be some kind of commentary. There *must* be.

    …Mustn’t there?

    in reply to: 23AD #118174
    HelloMabel
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    “You are all smegging lunatics!”
    “Yes! We are all smegging lunatics!”

    in reply to: An Odd Recommendation #118070
    HelloMabel
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    Oh. Not from a discussion group devoted to pretty flowering plants, then.

    in reply to: An Odd Recommendation #118067
    HelloMabel
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    Ooh. *shudder*

    Oh go on, then. Under what circumstances did the Bluebell Official Webboard review G&T? I was sure that one was made up.

    in reply to: An Odd Recommendation #118064
    HelloMabel
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    I know a few of these recommendations are real but always assumed that this one was an inspired invention, like most of them.

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… [2] #118063
    HelloMabel
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    > Try “personal canon” instead. ;)

    Person.

    HelloMabel
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    > Also: The same is true of smart shoes, AND back to the future hover boards.

    FTFY :)

    HelloMabel
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    Someone once gave me a tip: if you get tired, walk backwards.

    I tried this and it’s total bullsmeg. If you get tired, take a breather.

    Also: I’m sure you already know this, but just in case, a marathon is definitely NOT the time to break in a brand new pair of sneakers.

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… [2] #118039
    HelloMabel
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    Maybe they’re choosing to pretend the actual Series 8 and BtE never happened. And the X is because…

    because…

    *facepalm

    in reply to: RIP Jerry Nelson #117988
    HelloMabel
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    This is one of my childhood dreams come true: all the Muppet Show, Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock muppets get together and have a party. *wipes tear from cheek

    The whole first part, until Oscar shows up, sounds improvised!

    Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this.

    in reply to: RIP Jerry Nelson #117942
    HelloMabel
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    Yes Phil, lovely. Do let us know when the larger article is published.

    in reply to: 15 Floor Plans Of TV’s Best Home #117941
    HelloMabel
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    I will look again, too. You may be right. I think the best view we get is in the flashback episode when Leonard first moves in and the couch isn’t there yet.

    in reply to: So… a 4th Series of Bottom is on the way… #117933
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    > It reminds me of some of the brilliant Seinfeld sets like the parking garage and tennis court.

    *rifles through Seinfeld images on Google*
    G&T is turning me from a music nerd into a TV nerd. And I like it.

    > VoGONs. VoGONS.

    G&T is no longer interested in the type of speller Red Dwarf used to attract.

    in reply to: 15 Floor Plans Of TV’s Best Home #117931
    HelloMabel
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    > Some of those are excellent! TBBT one is wrong though isn’t it?

    What looks wrong, Leonard/Sheldon’s or Penny’s or both? On a cursory glance the rooms appear to be in the right places to me.

    in reply to: Help, help, my TV schedule is empty. #117223
    HelloMabel
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    Very glad to hear that at least two of you are enjoying POI. Whoever had the stroke of genius to pair up Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson, was robbed of an Emmy. Finch and Reese are the best odd couple since Lister and Rimmer. The chemistry between them is kind of spooky. Sometimes it seems like there is no chemistry at all (this doesn’t last long, of course), but this is one of the few instances where a lack of chemistry between the two leads actually works in the show’s favor.

    I’m also very impressed by the surveillance graphics, which is the kind of thing I never noticed until I started hanging out with you all.

    in reply to: Help, help, my TV schedule is empty. #117480
    HelloMabel
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    > NO NCIS SPOILERS!

    Duly noted. :) I love NCIS, too. That whole team feels not just like a family, but like MY family. Funny, I never got into NCIS LA, despite living here.

    > Did you mean Jorge Garcia (Hurley)?

    Yes, sorry about that. I’m 8 episodes into season 1 and I don’t quite have the actors names down yet. Hurley reminds me a lot of a good friend from high school whom I lost touch with. I hope they didn’t kill him off right away. (Don’t tell me if they did.)

    I just came to a torture scene that I had to skip over because I can’t stomach such things. But other than that, I’m loving everything about the show and am torn between devouring it as quickly as possible, or savoring it slowly. Also, it’s the closest I’ve ever gotten to a trip to Hawai’i. *Sigh.* :)

    in reply to: New Pic! #117478
    HelloMabel
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    ^My new desktop pic, there.

    in reply to: ”Unique custom Red Dwarf model” #117644
    HelloMabel
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    > Also, i’m fairly sure the ‘Red Dwarf’ sign on the far side of the model shouldn’t be sat near the exhaust.

    Yeah, that was a major design flaw. If they’d thought of that, Lister wouldn’t have to be constantly touching up the paint job.

    in reply to: Help, help, my TV schedule is empty. #117647
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    > I tried getting into Lost after it had been running for a while, but it was lost on me.

    Update: Wow, that joke is really tired. I now think I must have been really stupid or lazy back in 2006. A few days ago I decided to give “LOST” another try and was instantly hooked – years after the show ended. Go figure. Trying to get into the show in the middle back then was a fool’s errand.

    “Continuum” – this looks very enticing, especially since I love Vancouver! But where can I watch it? It’s not on Hulu and though it looks like I should be able to watch it on the official website (http://continuumtheseries.com/), the videos won’t play. Youtube and iTunes are also no help.

    “Alcatraz” – I watched the first few episodes. Though I wasn’t instantly gripped like I was with “POI” and “LOST” (on the second attempt), I did have the more usual experience of watching and deciding that it has potential and I will stick with it. Except in this case I won’t, since it was cancelled – shame. Nice to see that Jorge Castelo got more work. Watching Alcatraz was also a turning point where I felt that I could have guessed it was a JJ Abrams project by the feel of it. This is probably old news for most of you, but it was new to me. I like the feel of his shows and am really looking forward to “Revolution.”

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Giving makes me feel a bit less helpless. My uncle has melanoma.

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… [2] #117488
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    “The classic BBC space opera and cult series”

    …space opera?

    in reply to: Unreleased Red Dwarf VHS Covers #117499
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >They’re awful in design!!

    They were obviously reaching out to the Charles in Charge demographic.

    in reply to: Tony Scott’s Death has Broken my Heart #117497
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > Money =/= happiness. People who argue that the rich, the famous and the successful aren’t allowed to be depressed pissed me off on a very deep level.

    Very true. What turned me off more about what genericnerdyusername described was the fact that they were using the occasion of Scott’s death as an excuse to be extremely crappy to each other.

    in reply to: Tony Scott’s Death has Broken my Heart #117238
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Fuck. I was barely starting to recover from David Rakoff, now this. I can’t believe this. Fucking cancer.

    >The website I read about this on, people were arguing in the comments section about whether he was truly happy with all his money. Real, proper, eat-each-other’s-throats arguing. Made me feel sick, to be honest.

    Ugh. It makes me sick, too, and also makes me wonder how those people would like to be remembered after they’re gone.

    in reply to: I want to talk to you about my penis… #116620
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Because it’s a funny parody of the real Clippy, which must die.

    in reply to: I want to talk to you about my penis… #116718
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    At last, a version of Clippy that *doesn’t* make me want to throw my computer off a tall building.

    in reply to: The Man In The Rubber Mask AudioBook #117771
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > Is it just me, or does Robert not actually sound like Kryten when he does the voice outside of the TV show? He sounds like someone doing a reasonable impression.

    It’s not just you, I can kind of hear it – like it’s the same voice, just not a full out performance. Perhaps the pitch is a bit lower. But it’s to be expected because in the show there is the excitement of the audience, and he gets to play off the other actors – all the things that make recording a show different from an audiobook. Plus the audiobook is so long that if he gave a full out performance, I expect he’d soon have no voice left.

    in reply to: Celebrity Big Brother #117854
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >I found myself warming to him last night, but that was mainly because he was so endearingly baffled by everything.

    That is definitely his m.o.:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEziipWYPh4

    in reply to: WHAT THE FUCKING HELL IS HAPPENING TO THIS FUCKING FORUM #117605
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >If any thread needs bumping at the moment, it’s this one.

    Thread bumping… that’s a Dragonriders of Pern thing, iirc.

    in reply to: What is the best thing… #117575
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    My favorite part is “All scenes are presented essentially ‘as shit.'”

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