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  • in reply to: Series V has two theme songs in almost every episode #269441
    Jenuall
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    My problem with Discord is that I still try to treat it too much like a traditional forum, so when I come back to it I feel like I should try and “catch up” on everything I’ve missed since I was last on. There’s usually too much stuff and you just end up getting frustrated at all the discussions you missed and are too late to contribute to rather than just jumping in on what is now “live” so to speak

    in reply to: Series V has two theme songs in almost every episode #269392
    Jenuall
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    The tape must have got twisted man!

     

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #269376
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    I WAS WITH YOU ALL THE WAY UP TO ‘SKUTTERS’

    I don’t get this one, if the Dwarfers are dirtying the ship at a constant rate and each individual skutter cleans at a constant rate then I can’t get a formula that works with these numbers!

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #269373
    Jenuall
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    YOU’RE TOO OLD TO RECEIVE WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO TRANSMIT!

    Doug rejects the frosty reception to his new ideas from some old school stalwart Red Dwarf fans

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #269367
    Jenuall
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    MAID MARIAN AND HER PRINCE AMONG MEN

    Hoping to fully exploit a newly identified market Dave creates a hybrid revival of two 90s comedy shows featuring Red Dwarf cast members

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #269349
    Jenuall
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    OUT OF THE FED

    Star Trek crossover episode where the antics of the boys from the Dwarf result in the crew of the Enterprise being kicked out of the federation

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #269347
    Jenuall
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    BACK IN THE GLOOP

    Rob pens a new script where the fan cast from In The Gloop actually didn’t get deleted from existence but re-appeared back on a version of Red Dwarf recreated by the Gloop to its original specifications. Also they’re all playing versions of themselves or something

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #269344
    Jenuall
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    OUT OF THE MED

    Doug abuses a loophole to get around the current legal wrangles surrounding the show by filming his new special in the Mediterranean

    in reply to: Red Dwarf lines that sound like they’re from something else #269305
    Jenuall
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    in reply to: Red Dwarf Tiermaker lists #269291
    Jenuall
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    Tier ranking is a useful way to group things quickly into blocks of “roughly equivalent quality” but at the same time I always find it almost makes the job harder because I then look at things that I’ve put on the same tier and think: “well no I can’t say that episode X is as good as Y because I find X is actually quite a bit better…” and then you end up wanting more tiers and before you know it you’re just doing a top to bottom ranking again!

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Tiermaker lists #269285
    Jenuall
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    Here we go then, although I could probably have sat here for another hour and reworked it over and over!

     

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #269261
    Jenuall
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    I STOPPED FOR QUITE A WHILE BUT I’M CACK ON THEM NOW

    G&T users celebrate when the shitfest that is the ideas for an episode thread returns to life

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #269260
    Jenuall
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    SEPTEMBER SEVENTEENTH, YUJI NAKA’S BIRTHDAY?

    Lister discovers an interesting entry in Rimmer’s diary

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #269256
    Jenuall
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    DID YOU LOOK BEHIND THE FRIDGE?

    Cat suggests a starting point for the crew’s search for the missing Ideas for an episode posts

    Jenuall
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    Star Trek also had a lot of problems to sort out in the dub

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    in reply to: Seeing actors who have been in the show in other things #269198
    Jenuall
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    Haha :)

    Speaking of Back to Reality I don’t think it was the first place I saw Timothy Spall as I think I had been shown Auf Wiedersehen Pet by that point, but it’s so ingrained in my mind that I can’t see him now as anything other than the Brummie Git

    in reply to: Radio Times #269171
    Jenuall
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    To be fair I would have loved someone to spoil Can of Worms for me so I wouldn’t have had to watch it

    in reply to: Radio Times #269154
    Jenuall
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    Don’t the Radio Times usually just make up any old crap to accompany images? I don’t think there’s value in reading too much into those captions!

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    These are great! Even the ones that don’t strictly align with the original premise ;)

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268939
    Jenuall
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    CACK IN THE RED

    Alternate title for Pete Part Two

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268934
    Jenuall
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    LAUGHS IN THE RED

    New version of Series 8, this time with added jokes

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268858
    Jenuall
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    TAKE THAT FIGURE AND MULTIPLY BY SIX

    I’m going to take a random stab at RIMMERWORLD as the winner

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268837
    Jenuall
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    OH YES, I FORGOT TO CARRY THE 200!

    G&T user realises the mistake in his Hollister bunkbed calculations. I forgot to include the weight of the actual beds themselves at level 5 of the pyramid!

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268826
    Jenuall
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    IT’S AVERAGE FOR YOUR HEIGHT!

    600kg, or about half of a pregnant hippo.

    The weight distribution of the solid pyramid means the weak point will be the top bed which can take 600kg extra to bring its total weight to 800kg which hits the limit for 200kg per leg.

    Possibly!

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268784
    Jenuall
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    I BROKE INTO THE TERN BANK

    Kochanski’s ornithology hobby starts to get out of hand

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268781
    Jenuall
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    I BROKE INTO THE PERM BANK

    Kochanski explains her new hairstyle to the rest of the crew

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268767
    Jenuall
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    THAT WAS FIRST DEGREE POSTERCIDE!

    A poster suffers an unfortunate fate when making the unwise choice to look back on previous entries in the Idea for an episode thread

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268748
    Jenuall
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    GET BACK IN THE RED

    Remastered version of the series VIII opener where the remaining members of The Beatles turn up to sing their hit song for Blue Midget to dance to

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268747
    Jenuall
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    BACK TO BACK BACK TO REALITY

    Special anniversary night where everyone’s favourite episode is shown twice in a row

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268730
    Jenuall
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    EVERYBODY’S FED, DAVE

    Holly has to intervene when Lister, drunk on power from passing the chef’s exam, attempts to force feed the crew roast beef

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268725
    Jenuall
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    EVERY POD IS DEAD, DAVE

    Holly explains the unfortunate situation regarding the escape pods to Lister

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #268642
    Jenuall
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    I always went with the “Lister us worried about aliens shitting on him in the cinema” interpretation, even if it is absurd!

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268508
    Jenuall
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    DUCT SOUP II: LOCKED OUT

    When a Polymorph attack leaves the doors in Starbug locked shut and the crew trapped in Lister’s quarters an Australian rock band turns up to rescue them

    in reply to: Sonic Mania #268504
    Jenuall
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    Just remember you can clap your hands together at any time to exit the AR simulation.

    I do remember Titanic Monarch going on a bit to be fair, I’m not surprised to hear about people timing out on that zone

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268491
    Jenuall
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    HI DE HI, I’M THE GENERIC ENTERTAINMENT

    The crew meet a polymorph in an episode that delivers all the fun and laughs of a UK holiday camp: i.e. none.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268487
    Jenuall
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    CRIME: THE ENDEMIC PREDICAMENT

    Doug goes all political in an attempt to capture a new audience

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268459
    Jenuall
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    HI, I’M THE OPTIMISTIC MUTANT

    The crew meet a really upbeat and positive polymorph

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268457
    Jenuall
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    HI, I’M THE GERIATRIC MUTANT

    The crew encounter a polymorph that is too old to pose any real danger

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268451
    Jenuall
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    HI, I’M THE PROPHETIC MUTANT

    The crew meet a polymorph with a skill for predicting the future

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268446
    Jenuall
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    LOOK: STOCKED AT TRAGO MILLS

    Lister finds out the stir-master is in plentiful supply in outlets of an obscure south England/Wales department store

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268440
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    LOOK: PACKED ON THE TILLS

    Lister points out to Rimmer why going shopping in Lidl at peak time is a bad idea as all of the checkouts are rammed

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268427
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    LOOK: PACKED FULL OF TRILLS

    DS9 crossover episode featuring lots of action from everyone’s least favourite alien race that for some reason seemed to get loads of episodes

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268332
    Jenuall
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    C.P. IS TOAST

    Doug decides it’s time to find a new actress for Kochanski

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268326
    Jenuall
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    A PETERSEN ON TOAST

    Everyone’s favourite catering officer returns but for some reason he’s sat on top of a slice of toast the whole time

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #268305
    Jenuall
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    Regardless of what Cat’s wearing I think it’s fine to pass judgement on young Lister’s outfit, it’s a disgrace in any era!

    For the most part I think Cat’s outfit here works, but the hat is definitely causing some trouble in the cool-ness stakes

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268269
    Jenuall
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    4,691 IRRADIATED PASTIES

    Rimmer checks through the post accident Greggs supplies

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268268
    Jenuall
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    72 TONNES OF RECONSTITUTED SAUSAGE PATE

    Rimmer is surprised to discover the quantity of trash that goes into the average Greggs sausage roll

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268266
    Jenuall
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    RIMMER, CAN’T YOU TELL THAT THIS PASTY IS NOT GREGGSING ME? I’M IN A STATE OF NON-GREGGSEDNESS!

    Lister is disappointed when RImmer brings him an off-brand pasty

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268264
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    THEY’RE CALLED GREGGS, GENETICALLY RETRO-ENGINEERED GARBAGE GOBBLERS, CREATED ON EARTH TO PRODUCE REFUSE

    Lister provides an apt description of a well known high street bakery

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268259
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    GRANT, JACKMAN, HEFNER, LAURIE – SOME OF THE MOST BRILLIANT HUGH’S OF THE 21ST CENTURY

    Kryten lists some of the residents of hughstreet

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268256
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    A BLACK AND CHARED MESS. WORSE THAN ONE OF LISTER’S DRUNKEN FRY UPS

    Rimmer offers more feedback on what he got from his trip to Greggs

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268255
    Jenuall
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    IT’S A STINKING INFESTED PIT OF PUTRIDNESS

    Rimmer has to visit Greggs and is not best pleased

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268225
    Jenuall
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    THE BOSTON TOILS

    Craig Charles and Chris Barrie narrate a documentary on the Boston Red Sox notoriously unsuccessful period during the 1960s

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268192
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    I JUST WANT YOU TO BE MBAPPE

    Legion takes on a new challenge as the manager of a professional football team and demands his players base their game around that of a certain French star

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268190
    Jenuall
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    I JUST WANT TO MAKE MONEY

    Legion goes back in time to share a plan with Thickie Holden

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268189
    Jenuall
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    I JUST WANT YOU TO BE FUNNY

    Legion reacts badly to watching series VII/VIII of the show

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268185
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    I JUST WANT YOU TO BE TANDY

    Legion lets the boys from the Dwarf know that he’d much rather they were a no longer existent electronics store

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268182
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    I JUST WANT YOU TO BE TAPI

    Legion is frustrated when a ship turns up and it isn’t the crew arriving to fit his new carpet

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268181
    Jenuall
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    I JUST WANT YOU TO BE CAPPY

    Legion really wants the crew to be more like Mario’s talking cap from Super Mario Odyssey

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268176
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    I JUST WANT YOU TO BE SNAPPY

    Legion expresses his wish for the Dwarfers to be like his long lost pet crocodile

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #268163
    Jenuall
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    It was Billy who was the granny killer, Sebastian was the fascist “purifier” of democracy.

    He’d do quite well in the current UK government. Probably be held back for being a bit tame if anything

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #268161
    Jenuall
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    “Blue chip stock” always struck me as a piece of American terminology as well so I always assumed the whole bit was US leaning

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #268128
    Jenuall
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    I’d be 99% sure that such fanfic already exists.

    Kryten would be a safer fuck than Hudzen-10, that guys groinal attachment can snap bricks in half!

    It’s not the best joke in the world but it gets a chuckle from me at least. Craig potentially oversells the line a bit

    I think this is it, but then I actually like the “what’s an iguana?” joke, even Craig’s delivery so what do I know.

    The iguana line often gets held up as evidence of Craig’s early crap acting (and it kind of is) but I quite like the innocence with which he belts it out!

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #268121
    Jenuall
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    It’s not the best joke in the world but it gets a chuckle from me at least. Craig potentially oversells the line a bit

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #268118
    Jenuall
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    These episodes are 30 years old at this point, all that’s left to do is over analyse the jokes!

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #268113
    Jenuall
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    Not really a joke I didn’t get, more one that doesn’t really make sense on any deeper inspection: Cat’s “lucky you didn’t order a double cheeseburger!” line in Bodyswap.

    It’s a great line and definitely worthy of the laugh it gets, but it doesn’t really work within the logic of the situation. The joke interpretation is along the lines of ‘a double cheeseburger is a bigger order than a milkshake and crunchy bar therefore would result in an even worse outcome for them!’ except the reality is that nothing about the rewiring implies it would have caused a bigger problem. Either ordering anything from the vending machine would have triggered the self destruct or each order would have been wired up to something entirely random so a cheeseburger would have caused something entirely different and most likely not as bad!

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #268112
    Jenuall
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    I wasn’t intending to engage smug mode there so apologies if it came across like that!

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #268109
    Jenuall
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    Just reading back over the history of this topic now to find that one.

    Wow. Some people actually thought the joke was that Cinzano Bianco would stain the table?! :D

    I got a good laugh off that, so thanks crazy interpretation people!

    in reply to: Sonic Mania #268106
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    Largely I’m just glad that Mania exists at all, I never would have dreamed of SEGA actually going for something like it so for us to finally get a great classic Sonic title after ~25 years of thinking “nah, those days are gone” was great.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268103
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    SHITE HOLE

    The crew encounter a new phenomenon in space which is spewing out Lee Hurst’s twitter history

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268076
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    I BROKE INTO THE SPERM BANK, BACON RED DWARF

    The Psirens give away their illusion when Kochanski is unable to explain how she had Lister’s sons without mentioning pork products

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268068
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    SIX OF THE BLESSED

    Sequel to Lemons where the actual Jesus returns with 50% of his crew

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #268028
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    THE 10%ERS

    With one tap running at a 10 minute fill rate and one at 8 the combined fill rate of the two would be 4.5 minutes meaning that yes it will overflow as the input rate exceeds the output rate by 10%. Operating at only 10% of its filling capability it would take 45 minutes to overflow.

    Probably, I don’t really know I’m making this up really!

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #267997
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    ONE SPRITE? IT’S NOT ENOUGH. I WANT MORE!

    Low on funds for Series XIII Doug accepts a product placement deal with a popular soft drink

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #267980
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    GESUNDHEIT! IT’S NOT ENOUGH. I SNOT MORE

    The Armageddon virus has left Kryten with a nasty cold and sadly his existing hanky is not enough to contain the copious amounts of mucus he is producing

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #267979
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    ONE FIGHT, IT’S NOT ENOUGH. I WANT MORE

    After engaging in the Siliconia mop battle with Lister for some reason, Kryten has developed a thirst for combat and demands a further bout

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #267976
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    ONE KITE, IT’S NOT ENOUGH. I WANT MORE

    A day out to the beach results in Kryten developing a desire for some multiple kite action

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #267974
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    ONE PINT, IT’S NOT ENOUGH. I WANT MORE

    After being allowed to indulge himself during the events of The Last Day Kryten has developed an alcohol dependence issue

    in reply to: Sonic Mania #267967
    Jenuall
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    Well played :D

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    Various CRT filters have been created and some are better than others but yeah it’s still hard to get a result that really replicates some of the features that 90s pixel art achieved by exploiting the peculiar aspects of CRT displays.

    Things like the waterfalls in Sonic which achieve a transparent effect by using how CRTs blend adjacent pixels just look weird on “pixel perfect” LCD screens

    in reply to: Do you dabble in VR? #267957
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    That does all sound very positive, thanks for the info!

    More than anything I just want to play Half Life Alyx and to have as good an experience as possible without selling a kidney!

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    Some people must miss the individual VHS tics that were part of their personal Red Dwarf experience growing up, like listening to an album without the familiar vinyl crackles.

    My taped-off-the-TV version of Bodyswap had a glitch where it stopped recording for a short while, so cuts straight from Cat and Lister chatting next to the vending machine (before they order) to Rimmer’s “I said touch nothing”, ruining one of the best joke setups/payoffs in the show’s history when their order arrives later.

    For you all know he could have actually ordered a double cheeseburger

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    Well my point was that I did find it more noticeable, even before the reveal that it was a vocal track!

    I distinctly remember thinking “why have they added/accentuated this ‘WAAAH WAAAH’ sound in the intro?” when Series X came out, it definitely sounded different to how I always used to hear it back in the day (even on the DVD’s I don’t recall noticing it as much)

    I still had no clue that it was actually Goodall singing though, I just thought it was a distorted guitar sound or something similar!

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    Bit of a bump of an old topic here so apologies for that but I wasn’t around at the time this revelation first came out so fuck it I’m going to have my say even if it is 5 years late!

    I was definitely one of the many people in the “holy shit how did I not notice this before” camp when this was discovered, when you think how many times we must have all listened to the theme it’s crazy to think it stayed a secret.

    That said one of the things that I found interesting about all of this is that I distinctly remember that when I started watching Dwarf on more “modern” platforms/equipment I found that the “RED DWAAAARF” noise did stand out to me far more than it used to in the past, even if I didn’t recognise the words in it at that point. I actually wondered when Series X came along whether they had done a remix/remastering of the intro music because that noise definitely stood out far more to me than it ever had in the past. I wonder whether it was something to do with the quality of the audio being presented now – I spent a hell of a long time watching series I – VI on VHS and I wouldn’t be surprised if the quality of the audio on those tapes, combined with the shitty VHS player and portable TV speakers I would have heard it through made it much harder to detect the vocoded audio back in the day?

    Or maybe we really are all just that stupid!

    in reply to: Do you dabble in VR? #267946
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    Yeah there has been significant progress, the Quest 2 has been the closest I have got to pulling the trigger on a VR setup. But it still feels just that little bit too much, and I keep coming back to the view that “if I’m sticking down multiple 100’s of cash on this thing I want it to last/be a ‘premium’ experience” and of course that isn’t necessarily the case with the Quest, good though it is.

    Like you say with regards to the software a lot of the difficulty is that it still hasn’t managed to break into the mainstream and so the cost is likely to remain high due to good old economies of scale.

    in reply to: Do you dabble in VR? #267944
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    I just wish it was a little bit more affordable. There are lots of things I would like to try out in VR (from a playing perspective but also in terms of development/experimentation) but I simply can’t justify the cost

    in reply to: Sonic Mania #267942
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    Sonic Mania 2 is probably the biggest open goal in gaming and yet SEGA still can’t seem to score

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #267939
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    BILLIE GRANNY KILLER PIPER

    Rose from Doctor Who shoots an old lady through her crocheted bobble hat

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #267923
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    I always figured the chains would get in the way of anyone trying to lean over the table to take a shot.

    The 23rd century equivalent of getting stuck trying to play a shot where the table is too close to a wall

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #267848
    Jenuall
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    I always assumed it was something along the lines of air hockey as well, even if the thought of hitting some kind of floating balls around a table suspended from chains sounds like a terrible way to spend time!

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #267830
    Jenuall
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    Yeah the Laser Quest comparison is spot on.

    I much prefer series III’s “the future hasn’t really changed much” vibe. The inclination when doing anything Sci-Fi is to portray the future as being a complete change from what we have today – flying cars! holograms everywhere!! cyborg people!!! NEON!!!!!

    But the reality is that these never pan out – yes technology develops and styles change, but never in the ridiculous way that most sci-fi tends to suggest. Back to the Future’s 2015 looks ridiculous now, Blade Runner’s 2019 likewise. Most projections of the future from sci-fi are inherently stupid and rarely reflect on the realities of how a society actually progresses.

    That’s why Timeslides “just a normal pub” always felt great to me, even if the fact it looked that way was almost certainly down to budget/time reasons rather than any particular desire to show the future as “basically the same as now”

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #267821
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    CANNED OLAF-TER

    A catering mix up results in Petersen being sealed inside a giant food container

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #267808
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    I always assumed there were other types of technician or engineering crew who were officer class and it was just the lower level maintenance type techies like Rimmer who don’t make the cut

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #267800
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    It’s all adding up now!

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #267798
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    NO STAR KNOT, SKIPPER WON OLD BEAN

    Doug explains to a colleague that after an internal poll the series XII final episode title has been officially changed

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