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  • in reply to: What does everyone think of Back to Earth? #115851
    HelloMabel
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    Well I will just echo what’s been said many times already: it felt good to have the Dwarf crew back after so long. I enjoyed it very much even though my only foggy memory of Bladerunner was being traumatized by the finger-breaking scene, age 6. (Thankfully, Doug refrained from pastiching that particular scene.) I didn’t feel I missed anything by not being familiar with Bladerunner. But I can be a bit slow sometimes and need some jokes explained to me; in BtE this was more often the case than usual with Dwarf. That’s where the Dwarfcasts come in handy. (:

    So… some newer people may just now be enjoying the BtE Dwarfcasts for the first time! What do you all think? Kicking bottom or what?! Did you listen to them on their own or while the show was playing?

    in reply to: What’s people’s problem with Series 8? #115792
    HelloMabel
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    I initially hated it, but bits of the series have grown on me over the years. I love that Kochanski gets to be much more a part of the team rather than a bitter, antagonistic transplant from another dimension a la VII. Then I wondered if Doug and the VII writing team did that on purpose so that her character would have room to grow in subsequent series.

    Another thing that makes me happy in series VIII is the return of Rimmer and the bunkroom scenes, and above all the fact that the rest of the gang take Rimmer with them even though he effectively never had all the experiences they shared over the eight series.

    in reply to: Bodysnatcher Alert #115732
    HelloMabel
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    >I live in Iowa. I prefer to call it the State of Denial, but… yeah.

    I’ve been in the Midwest (have family in Kentucky near the Illinois border). I was astonished by the stark beauty of the prairie – I thought I would be bored by it, having grown up 30 minutes away from both beach and mountains. But just standing there in the middle of “amber waves of grain” was a highlight of the trip. Don’t think I could survive a winter there, though.

    I’m with you on the state of denial. I live near Los Angeles: the capitol, largest city and largest exporter of denial.

    Blisschick, what state are you form?

    in reply to: Pete: 30 Minute Version #115629
    HelloMabel
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    Well while we’re on the topic of srmcd1’s videos, I just want to say that both the above mentioned ones and the Rimmer/Iris music vid got me though a dark time in my life. I discovered those vids accidentally about a year ago when I still hadn’t heard about BTE at all. (Dark times, as I said.) So thank you, Smirked One.

    Wait – I’ve been reading your name wrong? Sorry.

    in reply to: Bodysnatcher Alert #115625
    HelloMabel
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    Bayliss, which state do you live in?

    in reply to: I did a shit #115504
    HelloMabel
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    >Ski bi di bi di do bap do
    Do bam do

    Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
    Baba ba da bo
    Bwi ba ba ba do

    Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
    Baba ba da bo
    Bwi ba ba ba do

    Scat – the perfect addition to a scatological thread. Well done.

    in reply to: URGENT CRAIG CHARLES UPDATE #115443
    HelloMabel
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    >Good. Perhaps they might be able to give you a hand with your punctuation.

    Either she has somehow latched onto this particular gag and thinks it gets funnier each time she references it in her writing style, or else the gag goes completely over her head because she is so woefully incapable of good writing. I’m not sure which is worse.

    in reply to: Dwarf on the go… #115440
    HelloMabel
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    I’d like an account with love(ifthey’devermadethe)film.

    in reply to: URGENT CRAIG CHARLES UPDATE #115360
    HelloMabel
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    Attempting, to read this, is making, my head, really hurt.

    in reply to: I did a blog #115353
    HelloMabel
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    As no one has responded to this yet, I’ll just pipe up to say it looks quite good so far. You might consider telling your readers a little about yourself and your perspective on a bio page, just some kind of personalization to differentiate yours from the other film blogs out there.

    in reply to: It’s better than a box! #115349
    HelloMabel
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    >Your nickname was never ori. Maybe orifice.

    *Applause* (for the reference rather than the sentiment, of course.)

    in reply to: It’s better than a box! #115336
    HelloMabel
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    >But, I use the name in so many places, it might actually be easier to change my real name to ori-STUDFARM than drop it. Everybody should feel free to call me Antony though…or just Ant if you want.

    You’re right, changing to Ant may prove difficult. I haven’t even been on G&T a year yet, but since you post so often, I think of you as ori-STUDFARM, the guy in the stormtrooper costume. (I believe STUDFARM being in all caps is also a contributing factor.)

    But ‘ori’ instead of ‘original’ – I could see that becoming a trendy new abbreve.

    in reply to: Lunar City Seven #115329
    HelloMabel
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    Thanks, although I don’t quite agree as yours was obviously completely musically competent too! Also we had different goals in mind, I wanted to make a full length song out of it.

    Still hoping we get to jam some time.

    in reply to: Lunar City Seven #115299
    HelloMabel
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    Well, here goes nothin’. Enjoy. (:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n0FVqm-wmQ

    in reply to: Red Dwarf’s New Youtube Channel #115221
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >How deeply do you believe them at the end when they say they’ve been working really hard? “The toughest show on television” is back.

    I believe them deeply and indubitably. If you don’t believe it, just read Bobbyllew’s blog from Jan 28.

    http://llewblog.squarespace.com/red-dwarf/

    in reply to: Red Dwarf’s New Youtube Channel #115206
    HelloMabel
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    >You know when you’re watching four people who work so well together? Yeah, that.

    Yeah, that. (:

    I actually shed a tear. I haven’t done that since… the model photo. No, wait – the model video.

    in reply to: Silver Dwarf? #115182
    HelloMabel
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    >How about something new – be it script, show, 5-10 minute sketch, book, whatever – with input from Rob Grant? How likely do we think he would be involved with any anniversary celebrations? I started rereading Backwards last night, and that is a damned fine book. Difficult to believe that until the Bodysnatcher collection, that was his last Dwarf work.

    I do think they were a brilliant team and it might be nice to see them collaborate again – but on something other than a show. I feel strongly that the show is Doug’s thing now. Going by the rdx set reports, he’s apparently written the best stuff yet since going solo. Bringing Rob back to cowrite a show would drudge up all the old complaining about great RD “used to be.”

    PS: will belatedly add my voice to the chorus of “Great thread, Si.” (:

    in reply to: Silver Dwarf? #115166
    HelloMabel
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    If I could just get a Zone 1 DVD of Bodysnatcher I’d be so grateful.

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #115144
    HelloMabel
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    Hmm. Well I’d be willing to give it a try. Write out some parts. Meet up by skype or videochat beforehand so we can play for each other and revise parts. (Obviously too much delay time to actually rehearse that way, but at least we can get to know each other’s playing and have a rapport.) Arrive a day or two early, meet up and rehearse.

    My attitude is, it ain’t the Proms. If it falls apart, at least we had a good time. :)

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #115128
    HelloMabel
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    Piano and keyboard. Currently learning guitar.
    I play violin, piano and do a bit of singing. Is there usually a piano at the hotel where DJ is held? Between you, me and Alex (and others? are there other musicians on here too?) we could get a nice group together if only I had the funds to get over there for a DJ. But maybe now I’ve got a better job…

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #115126
    HelloMabel
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    >Remind me to play ‘Chilly Down’ at the Next DJ. I ALWAYS sodding forget about it.

    What instrument do you play?

    in reply to: Downtime #115125
    HelloMabel
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    It’s a close call but this is my fave:
    http://www.ganymede.tv/images/headers/random/52.jpeg
    I just wonder what this part of the ship is for.

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #115075
    HelloMabel
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    >…because Americans don’t have accents, apparently.

    So I read this right? And I BUSted out LAAAAfing! Cuzzit first I was all, oemgee what is she even frickin’ ON! Okay whatevs, some of us do have accentsenstuff – wull not me! – but…

    …I’ll stop there since I value my life.

    This is fun:
    http://www.languagetrainersgroup.com/accent-game.php

    Includes people from regions of various English-speaking countries as well as some people speaking English as a second language.

    [ps: new full time job (hooray!), new celebratory avatar.]

    in reply to: RD 1-8 box set 66% of at Amazon US #115014
    HelloMabel
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    > I was very VERY pleased with the Sheldon thing. Millions of people the world over had ‘Red Dwarf’ held up in front of them! And you know how crazy people get over boxsets…

    I will admit to screaming like a 9-year-old girl at a Hannah Montana concert when Sheldon said the words Red Dwarf. My dad was watching with me and I made him jump in his chair, poor guy.

    >God, that Red Dwarf reference didn’t even get a slight reaction from the studio audience. Usually a reference will have them laughing or reacting in some way, but Red Dwarf got complete silence. Sad really.

    It could be that they laughed on the first take but not the second take. They could have even added the Fiddle-Faddle line for that reason. (I learned about this strategy from reading certain set reports…)

    However, you’re right. It is sad but not at all surprising if no one in the audience knew about Red Dwarf. Most PBS programs are educational – your average American does not watch it enough to catch Red Dwarf on the rare occasion it gets broadcast.

    >Do you think the bubble wrap is a direct reference to the Red Dwarf tension sheets? Seems a weird coincidence if not.

    This could go either way. I lean toward it being just one of many jokes they could have used to point out how awful it is to spend time with Sheldon. Even if he’s watching Red Dwarf.

    in reply to: Lunar City Seven #115013
    HelloMabel
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    >I think the melody Craig sings is My Darling Clementine anyway isn’t it?

    > Urban myth I believe. Put it this way, if he was trying to sing it to that tune he did an awful job.

    He sings both Clementine and Lunar City 7. He sings LC7 twice: as the very first lines of “The End,” then in Future Echoes as he is shaving. He sings Clementine at the beginning of Future Echoes as he’s riding the motorbike.

    There’s a later episode, forgot which one, where Rimmer complains about how Lister is constantly humming, then he does an impression of it. I only recently noticed that the tune Rimmer hums in that impression is also Lunar City 7.

    in reply to: Lunar City Seven #114940
    HelloMabel
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    I love it! Makes me want to hear your other songs actually. And it’s always nice to be able to connect a voice with typed words and an avatar.

    Also enjoyed that both of us stayed true to what’s given (Rob and Doug’s lyrics and Lister’s hummed melody) yet came up with a completely different result. With the chords you used, I hear the song in a new way now. (Mine is very bluesy.)

    in reply to: Lunar City Seven #114913
    HelloMabel
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    Aaaaaaaaaahh you beat me! I’m almost done with mine! Haven’t listen to yours yet as I’m just on my way out the door to go to work, but looking forward to listening later. :)

    It’s writing the additional lyrics that’s holding me up. I’m miserable with lyrics; resorted to using some RD ep titles – to good effect, I think.

    in reply to: New banner #114897
    HelloMabel
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    Love the ones from the new model pic! (: I saw on Twittier that Richard Naylor gave permission to use some of his tweet pics in banners, but I haven’t come across those banners yet, are they up?

    in reply to: Craig Bierko’s thoughts on Red Dwarf USA #114806
    HelloMabel
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    >I’m still waiting for the Big Bang Theory cast to dress up as the Dwarfers. It MUST happen one day…

    Well, at least it got a mention in tonights ep. (Sheldon held up the complete dvd box set and invited Leonard to watch it with him. )

    in reply to: Craig Bierko’s thoughts on Red Dwarf USA #114805
    HelloMabel
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    >I’m still waiting for the Big Bang Theory cast to dress up as the Dwarfers. It MUST happen one day…

    Well, at least it got a mention in tonights ep. (Sheldon held up the complete dvd set box and invited Leonard to watch it with him. )

    in reply to: Hello from a lurker twat! #114677
    HelloMabel
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    Got it in one, despite my late night typo. (:

    in reply to: Hello from a lurker twat! #114664
    HelloMabel
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    >Welcome, UUN!
    Welcome, 119!! (That’s a tenuous reference at best; wonder if anyone will bother to work it out.)

    >I once watched ‘Thanks for the Memory’ when horrifically drunk. I didn’t realise that Rimmer was similarly intoxicated – he was making far too much sense…

    Me too! – It made enough sense to me that I made and ate the sandwich, which is delicious, particularly as a hangover cure.

    in reply to: Channel 4 did a countdown containing Red Dwarf… #114663
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Cool, thanks for this! (:

    in reply to: Not seen this before – Girly eye’s? #114633
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Ha! You got me again!

    in reply to: Not seen this before – Girly eye’s? #114628
    HelloMabel
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    I like it. Not as disturbing around the eyes as I had feared when looking at the half-unglued version. The nose looks great, imo.

    in reply to: How long do you (realisticaly) want RD to run for? #114565
    HelloMabel
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    >I don’t find the cast ageing to be a problem, I’d rather have an old cast than a new cast. If you completely re-cast, or even replaced the cast one by one, you’d inevitably have a change in the dynamic and it would be a different show.

    Yeah, I have to agree. RD TNG would be a completely different show and I would prefer the original to last as long as possible.

    in reply to: How long do you (realisticaly) want RD to run for? #114500
    HelloMabel
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    >Please. Help yourself.
    Ha! Point taken. (: I just meant that around middle age, people tend to disappear, if you go by what you see on American tv. Unless they are also a racial minority, in which case they are (statistically) likely never seen in the first place. What a huge insult to our diversity.
    /soapbox

    in reply to: How long do you (realisticaly) want RD to run for? #114497
    HelloMabel
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    >I’ve never understood why age has mattered so much in TV. As long as it’s believable that these characters would be in this situation, and their age isn’t completely glossed over, there’s no reason why it couldn’t carry on. ‘Back to Earth’ did a great job of pointing out the fact that Lister had gotten quite a bit older.

    I agree. I fully intend to be in my eighties watching Lister, Rimmer, Cat and Kryten in their nineties, driving each other crazy on Season whatever-it-is of Red Dwarf. Written by Doug in his triple-digit glory years.

    I’m sure this comes as no surprise, but US tv has *much* more ageism than UK tv, we have nothing like Last of the Summer Wine, Waiting for God or even As Time Goes By. We had Golden Girls back in the 80s, but that’s about it.

    in reply to: Robert’s Books #114485
    HelloMabel
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    >Does anyone remember that online thing? Was it called Blue Helmet or such?
    Yes. I vaguely recall reading it back when Robert was releasing it chapter by chapter on his site. The fact that I remember smeg all about the plot doesn’t necessarily speak ill of it – I was a college freshman and didn’t retain anything I read back then. /:
    I did look forward to each new chapter, though.
    Thanks for starting this thread Phil, I forgot about all Robert’s novels. I haven’t read any of his fiction other than Blue Helmet, but am thoroughly enjoying Man In the Rubber Mask Audio. Helpful to get some reviews from you good folks. Maybe I’ll give MoP5 a try.

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    This here topic induced a major flashback of my first Red Dwarf newsgroup – may have been alt.tv or even a Yahoo group – and voting on whether we fans should call ourselves smeggies, smeggers or smegheads. And then there was a small contingent who would have nothing to do with any smeg moniker; they insisted on “dwarfers.” Can’t find it in any archives – too long ago, I guess. Anyone else recall this?

    Sorry, back to your question. Um. I guess Smegopedia does look better to me. I googled ipedia and opedia; the first page of ipedia results were all Wikipedia articles, whereas the opedia entries were Webopedia, Investopedia, Stitch-opedia, Smart-opedia and various other opedias. Looks like people generally go with the o in times like these.

    in reply to: Norman L.O.Lovett #114256
    HelloMabel
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    I wonder what he’d rather drink than watch Ed Moore’s camera vid.

    in reply to: Ticket competition #114242
    HelloMabel
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    Why on here? We have no special relationship with Live on TV and not everyone on the waiting list checks G&T. I think they’re doing their best for the people on the waiting list.

    in reply to: Ticket competition #114237
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    To Seb’s point, over at the TOS forum, Jay at Lost In TV was apologetic and says he sent the e-mail out in a timely manner. It really seems that they are doing their best.

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Tanya – love your review of the Bonzo reunion show in Noise to Signal! Did you get to see Stinkfoot?

    (If you meant “leave me” alone” literally, pretend you didn’t read this. :) )

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Thank you; you’re far too easily impressed! :) I just chose that user name to match the current e-mail address, which I got the year the Bonzos did their reunion tour thing. I couldn’t go see Stinkfoot the Musical although I really wanted to.

    I actually haven’t listened to the Bonzos lately. Last week after rewatching BtE I listened to far too much of this:
    http://mp3lemon.org/song/98987/Ray%20Conniff%20-%2006%20-%20Getting%20To%20Know%20You%20-%20I%20Whistle%20A%20Happy%20Tune

    -until the neighbors started cussing me out; am currently listening to this. Possibly the most beautiful melody ever penned:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWXVZlrLa6E

    Enjoy,

    M

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >Hello Mabel. Any chance that’s a reference to the Bonzo Dog band song as well as your name?

    Hiya fella. (If you are indeed a fella.)

    Cue tapdancing.

    :)

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Thanks Alex, can’t wait to hear your version and I’ll post my version when it’s ready too.

    I’ve only found the 1st verse and refrain on lyrics sites, so coming up with a couple more verses and a bridge/middle 8 will be the tricky part for me. Actually, the first part (up to “toddlin’ town”) sounds more like an intro than a verse. What a fun project!

    I always thought it had a lounge lizardy, cruise shippy feel to it, which goes nicely with Lister’s 5-year Fiji plan.

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Thanks for the welcome!

    VS- In The End he sings the first line and later hums it in the same key, but when he switches to cheeking and clicking, it changes key. ;)

    The melody of the first line starts and ends on F#. I always interpolated the harmony as beginning with an F#7 chord, changing to E7 on “sir” and back to F#7 on “-round.”

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