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  • in reply to: The employment of time in a profitless and non-practical way #238227
    Tarka Dal
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    I used to know these two guys. They had this crazy idea about starting a fansite.

    Tarka Dal
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    “Then Kochanski can come out of stasis and have steamy romantic scenes with an almost-twice-her-age Craig Charles.”

    I feel like I’ve never been away.

    in reply to: Who is Responsible for This Laugh? #216133
    Tarka Dal
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    What does tend to bother me is over-abundant applause. Occasions where mundane gags generate a round of applause.

    It’s something I’ve noticed more from Series 8 onwards and so I’ve always put it down to the result of a bunch of rabid Dwarfers feeding off each others enthusiasm at the live recordings.

    in reply to: Who is Responsible for This Laugh? #216132
    Tarka Dal
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    Oh thank fuck. I know I’m responsible for two horrible laughs in Dwarf, one in Only The Good, but thankfully not guilty on this occasion.

    On the whole OTT audience laughter doesn’t bother me, whether it’s a scream, a woop or something similar unusual.

    in reply to: My UK EBay buy #210032
    Tarka Dal
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    Did we ever get Red Dwarf snow globes? And if not…

    *slams fist on desk*

    Why not?

    in reply to: Shades of Brittas #209918
    Tarka Dal
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    > “cameo would be turning in his grave, if he was dead”

    I have just spat beer all over my monitor.

    Tarka Dal
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    I compulsively tried it for any show I could think of over lunch. I’ve not checked to see if episodes are listed in broadcast order, but it’s interesting to see which series see an increase through their run and which ones peak early and fall.

    Doctor Who for example shows a fairly clear differences in terms of pattern for the RTD and Moff eras.
    http://graphtv.kevinformatics.com/tt0436992

    In terms of Dwarf it’s nice to see by end of the last run, it’s back up to some very health numbers comparable to the first six series.

    in reply to: Everyday I'm Shuffling #209845
    Tarka Dal
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    “I’m pretty sure Prince is neither a duo nor a group.”

    …and the Revolution.

    in reply to: Everyday I'm Shuffling #209832
    Tarka Dal
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    “The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1985 for best rhythm and blues performance by a duo or group”

    They lost to Prince.

    in reply to: Video Games #209634
    Tarka Dal
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    I’ve just realised, in part a lot of this has been inspired by watching copious amounts of Portscenter.

    in reply to: Any of these worth watching? #209619
    Tarka Dal
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    ‘US TV’ (It’s not letting me edit for some reason)

    in reply to: Any of these worth watching? #209618
    Tarka Dal
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    It would be interesting to know how The Inbetweeners translates to a global audience. It’s purile, it’s vulgar and yet somehow kinda charming. The US remake looked like it had to replace certain character stereotypes, perhaps on the grounds that they just don’t exist in the US.

    But then that just might be us TV enforcing fictitious stereotypes. You’re all either jocks, nerds, preppies, rednecks or mexicans right?

    Tarka Dal
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    > My favourite thing about the film in general, though, is probably Colm Meaney

    Agree with this bit. I enjoyed it, not as much as some. I found it a bit hit and miss overall and didn’t like some of the direction. I thought Meaney was excellent throughout though and provided some proper acting chops.

    in reply to: Anyone seeing Muppets Most Wanted next Spring? #208981
    Tarka Dal
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    Bad moment scooter.

    in reply to: Doctor number 12 incoming Sunday #208952
    Tarka Dal
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    I really like the guy, if they can sort of the production issues and serve him up some good scripts things should work out nicely. I’ve a number of slight ‘reservations’ though.

    1. Chemistry between Coleman and Capaldi.
    Hopefully they’ve have some because she has bugger all with Smith.

    2. No matter how good he is, I think I’ll always see Peter Capaldi first and The Doctor second.
    I hope I’m wrong, but whatever Matt Smith (or for that matter Tennant) turns up in I see The Doctor first and the actor second. (I didn’t see Casanova until after Series 2 and the 11th Hour is probably my favourite ever Who episode).

    3. Whether the new global audience is going to really get an ‘elder’ Doctor.
    Probably fretting over nothing, but Ten and Eleven have established a more youthful template.

    All said and done though, a fantastic actor has been cast in an iconic part. All that can go wrong now is casting, scripts, production, FX, budget, production…

    (Still think Dexter Fletcher was robbed).

    in reply to: Doctor number 12 incoming Sunday #208910
    Tarka Dal
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    Someone who is going to provoke a reaction, but then ultimately be absolutely amazing.

    Srmcd1, have we had a Chiwetel before?

    in reply to: Google search terms #208670
    Tarka Dal
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    Can we have a day where we all have to use search terms as our usernames?

    Bagsy ‘Erotic boxing’.

    in reply to: Holly (not Hilly) interested in Red Dwarf return? #208669
    Tarka Dal
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    Like Marooned, but with just computers.

    in reply to: The Name of The Doctor #208152
    Tarka Dal
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    If that’s going to happen it should bloody well be Paul McGann. *slams fist on desk*

    in reply to: AMERICAN CHOCOLATE IS SHIT #208151
    Tarka Dal
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    The words “British Candy” alone amuse me.

    in reply to: Danny S #208150
    Tarka Dal
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    G&T FIELD TRIP.

    in reply to: The Name of The Doctor #208101
    Tarka Dal
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    Oh right! In that case, definitely Gwyneth Paltrow.

    in reply to: The Name of The Doctor #208098
    Tarka Dal
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    Question for the Who geeks. I tend to be against the idea of a female doctor on the grounds that, you know, The Doctor, isn’t female. However, what’s the factual on this? Has it ever been established one way or another that timelords/timeladies can switch between one sex and t’ other?

    I’d very much welcome a non-white Doctor, objectively because casting an Asian, Black or an actor of another ethnicity would in theory continue to break down walls that still exist in the casting of lead actors.

    Admittedly, that stigma also applies to female leads, but again I’m assuming The Doctor has by now been quantifiably established as male.

    Also, Gwyneth Paltrow.

    in reply to: The Name of The Doctor #207997
    Tarka Dal
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    I’m with Genny.

    A lot of opinion seems to suggest it’s becoming tired, formulaic wank. I can see the argument, but cliche and some clunky execution hasn’t stopped me enjoying every last episode. The ideas have generally been good and the various stops offs have had a good mix of historical and alien settings.

    As an aside, whilst there’s always talk about multi-doctor stories, I think I’d be just as happy with a multi-companion story. The only Doctor I really want to see again is ‘Joe’ McGann. Whereas older, post-travelling versions of companions (such as Ace) I’d find far more intriguing.

    in reply to: The Name of The Doctor #207984
    Tarka Dal
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    It’s possible the anniversary show may allow for some kind of redemption, “time being re-written” in some way that allows Hurt’s Doctor to redeem himself or simply for The Doctor to confront and accept his past.

    > Moffat’s been building to this for some considerable time.

    Hasn’t he just.

    http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Trenzalore

    The one thing we can predict is that for every reveal we get in the 50th another question, or twelve, will open up to hook us into Series 8.

    Silence will fall.

    in reply to: Johnny H #207982
    Tarka Dal
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    You’ll all be round in about 4 hours.

    in reply to: Sebby P #207719
    Tarka Dal
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    And then they did a jigsaw.

    in reply to: He passed out after the first 500 yards #207498
    Tarka Dal
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    > You just can’t resist trying to top me…

    You’re coming too.

    in reply to: Sebby P #207496
    Tarka Dal
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    IS THAT COMIC SANS!??!?!

    in reply to: Sebby P #207396
    Tarka Dal
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    This is fun.

    Can we all call you ‘Sebby’ ?

    in reply to: Phil Silvers Chimp #207340
    Tarka Dal
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    Is there a reason the chap who directed Series VI never comes up in these conversations? Are there any particular stories surrounding his run?

    in reply to: PLOTS FOR SERIES 11 #207311
    Tarka Dal
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    How about an episode where Kryten is human and everyone else blacks up?

    in reply to: Dimension Jump XVII #207289
    Tarka Dal
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    I think we’re all missing the big issue here which is…

    Mabel why didn’t we play Fluxx?

    Infact, given how sizeable time-travel has been in RD, why isn’t there a Red Dwarf Fluxx?

    Err so in summary, if you don’t know what Fluxx is – Find Out. Or if your name is Seb Patrick, we REALLY need to play Back to the Future Fluxx.

    in reply to: Worlds End #207235
    Tarka Dal
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    > I can’t think of any overly gory action films.

    Starship Troopers?

    in reply to: CITV's 'Old Skool Weekend' #207166
    Tarka Dal
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    I always thought the sets were a bit drab in the first couple of series and the less said about the CG in 7 the better.

    in reply to: CITV's 'Old Skool Weekend' #207158
    Tarka Dal
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bwK5H8Ui-E

    Something like that I’d imagine.

    It’s interesting that one of the team’s invents sidestepping half way through the run. I’ve always wondered if that was down to the kids themselves or whether someone on the production realising it would speed things up a bit.

    in reply to: Dimension Jump XVII #207153
    Tarka Dal
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    Additional: Rolled into work this morning, half asleep and humming Stutter Rap. Oh DJ.

    in reply to: CITV's 'Old Skool Weekend' #207152
    Tarka Dal
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    The first two series were a bit rubbish though…

    in reply to: Dimension Jump XVII #207151
    Tarka Dal
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    For Ridley’s benefit the numbers were 1, 4, 27, 32 and 68.

    in reply to: Dimension Jump XVII #207131
    Tarka Dal
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    Well, that was alright wasn’t it?

    in reply to: Dimension Jump XVII #207092
    Tarka Dal
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    In a change to our scheduled programming (and because for the first time in about 10 years, I’ve actually got a room booked and plan to sleep at some point) I’m sitting up the night before DJ and drinking beer instead.

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… [2] #206981
    Tarka Dal
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    Kermode isn’t his real name. He chose Kermode.

    in reply to: Dimension Jump XVII #206980
    Tarka Dal
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    “Who’s that guy? He’s gorgeous!”

    in reply to: Norm’s post-Dwarf tell-all #206901
    Tarka Dal
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    This is excellent. Although it did amuse me that after reading this “I explained to Norman the difference between G&T’s editorial comment and what the community says on the forum” I scrolled up and the first comment I saw was Ian simply saying “What a tit!”

    in reply to: So, what is it? #206529
    Tarka Dal
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    I thought so. I assumed you’d have it covered, had a look through various threads but nothing jumped out.

    in reply to: New Site Discussion #202589
    Tarka Dal
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    I think I was just jabbing the buttons too hard.

    in reply to: Looper #202588
    Tarka Dal
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    Can someone knock one of these up with Rimmer and change the title to Souper?

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #202587
    Tarka Dal
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    I guess another issue is perspective. Red Dwarf may not have invented the backwards universe concept, but it was pretty fresh to me as a ten year old. Watching it for the first time now I’d probably be less enthusiastic, the backwards idea itself would seem less original. Much like with some classic films or albums you have to think in terms of what else was around at the time.

    I can recall a couch potato feature in SFX years ago where they tore into Backwards and I was fuming. Then I watched it myself and it’s really apparent that an awful lot of the ideas don’t make any sense at all.

    in reply to: New Site Discussion #202429
    Tarka Dal
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    Didn’t work on that one either. Strange. Oh well if it works for everyone else maybe it’s some weird Uni access issue.

    in reply to: New Site Discussion #202397
    Tarka Dal
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    Curious.

    Just tried it in Firefox 16.0.1 and it went to Mr Capps face up there /\ rather than yours down here.

    in reply to: Demastered – A Series X Project #202391
    Tarka Dal
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    Na JSP was running the gaff by 1989.

    in reply to: New Site Discussion #202390
    Tarka Dal
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    Well it’s Speccy > C64 ‘ennit… Ah. I joke of course.

    I have a request. Is it possible to develop your webs so that clicking on ‘xx new’ on a topic thread takes you to the first of the xx new messages?

    in reply to: Picking at plotholes #202281
    Tarka Dal
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    Immigrating or sutin?

    in reply to: Picking at plotholes #202245
    Tarka Dal
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    Well presumably the derelicts have had 3 million years to accumulate…

    Which links in with a thought I had the other day. What if it hasn’t really been 3 million years, isn’t that a long time even for a radiation leak? What if Holly just made that up based on some unknown motive?

    in reply to: Looper #202239
    Tarka Dal
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    I think this is the thing, it’s smarter than a lot of mainstream stufff, but then a lot of mainstream stuff especially that presented as sci-fi is really little more than action-adventures with laser blasters. It works best when it’s asking uncomfortable questions; is it okay to kill a child for the things he will do in the future and so on.

    Ultimately, I think what stops it joining the roll call of classic sci-fi/time-travel movies is that frankly the characters aren’t like-able enough and the third act doesn’t satisfy.

    On a side note, Holy Motors… not all it’s hyped up to be either.

    in reply to: G&T Public Service Announcement #202117
    Tarka Dal
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    Na. I’m pretty sure Sarah Alexander was putting on that accent.

    Tarka Dal
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    Ask him about his roles in Aliens or Memphis Belle. He loves talking about those.

    in reply to: Rare Vanessa Feltz interview with Bobby and Norm 99 #201911
    Tarka Dal
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    If anyone’s interested, I’ll be in Brighton on Sunday covered in Maple Syrup. Oh and Norm’s doing a stand-up set at Komedia too.

    in reply to: Fat bastard G&T member attempts to walk a marathon for charity #201749
    Tarka Dal
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    I bet Rob Gillies feels very silly now.

    in reply to: Back to Earth isn't Shit #201728
    Tarka Dal
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    Strawberry blonde?

    in reply to: Rare Vanessa Feltz interview with Bobby and Norm 99 #201727
    Tarka Dal
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    Does it involve a countdown?

    in reply to: The TOS Files #201714
    Tarka Dal
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    Tales from the Windy City and D-Tails.

    in reply to: BTL Pan Pals #201711
    Tarka Dal
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    I always said that kid would go far. Approximately 26 miles in fact…

    in reply to: Back to Earth isn't Shit #201707
    Tarka Dal
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    I think I’m experiencing some form of Dimension Squid, but I tend to agree with PP3 more often than not reading this through. Outside to G&T mob (I always think of you as a mob, maybe we should start leaving replica Spare Head Three’s in people’s beds) I only know two others who watched BTE, one enjoyed the Corrie bits, the other whenever I bring up RDX asks “It’s better than that other thing they did then? Because that was awful”.

    BTE will for me always be about that ridiculous Bank Holiday weekend at the House of Dwarf, which I remain very honoured to have been part off. I remember sharing some very knowing looks during certain scenes some ginger goit who used to be part of the G&T team essentially because we were bigger Blade Runner fans than the rest. However, whilst it all looks lovely in terms of Blade Runner recreation the execution in terms of story felt rather leaden. The dramatic bits with Lister and Kochanski I preferred to almost all of the gags.

    I agree with this “Without wanting to sound like a stuck record, this is something Hi-De-Hi! does perfectly.”

    It’s also something Dwarf in earlier episodes does damn well too (and hopefully will again in RDX).

    I think I enjoyed the Lister story within BTE more because I took it in the context of the overall Red Dwarf “arc” rather than within an isolated three episode story. A story that overall I rate below bits of VII. That said I really like some bits of VII.

    Tarka Dal
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    That said Sylvester McCoy in an episode of Dwarf is a ridiculously like-able idea.

    Tarka Dal
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    Hasn’t it been said somewhere that Moffat doesn’t think much of Red Dwarf? Which makes it all the more amusing when he consistently supplies us with Doctor Dwarf moments.

    in reply to: BTL Pan Pals #201698
    Tarka Dal
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    Not BTL related, but I recently found a load of letters from a Pen Pals ad I put in SFX as a desperate teenager. Keeping it Dwarfy I think I it read “Holly seeks ZX81” or some such. I’ve been toying with sending short replies to each of the letters some 15 years on and blaming the delay on 2nd class postage.#

    In other news, I wonder what happened to that Ian the Smegmeister and his dream of a Birmingham fan club meet-up?

    in reply to: Thoughts on Rob Grant #201692
    Tarka Dal
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    Wait a minute I thought Rob left because he sha…

    in reply to: The Iron Lady #126445
    Tarka Dal
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    Then she killed the dog.

    in reply to: Doctor Who Series 7 #126444
    Tarka Dal
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    > Me and my mates enjoyed it.

    Nigel’s looking a bit pale. Are you feeding him properly?

    in reply to: Tweets #126443
    Tarka Dal
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    I didn’t understand a word of Mick’s post, but I found it kinda sexy. Just me?

    in reply to: Font-astic #117772
    Tarka Dal
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    I found and used MicrogrammaDBolExt. The office is slowly turning Dwarfy.

    in reply to: WHAT THE FUCKING HELL IS HAPPENING TO THIS FUCKING FORUM #117775
    Tarka Dal
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    Eat big at breakfast
    Drink lots
    Walk a lot more often
    Learn to love stir-fry
    Don’t eat pure carbs after 4pm

    Lost three stone in 18 months

    in reply to: Font-astic #117026
    Tarka Dal
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    Ah! Thank you Si, or rather Tom. That was the one I was thinking off. Slight hitch as I didn’t have the admin rights required to install said font, but found a tasty workaround. Job done. Thanks to all (apart from Si).

    in reply to: Font-astic #116759
    Tarka Dal
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    That’s the HACIENDA MINING CORP, obvs.

    in reply to: Question for those who saw an episode (or more) filmed #116527
    Tarka Dal
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    Wake up in the morning wanting some breakfast. What Margerine do I spread on my bread?? Ohhhhh Ohhhhhhhhh… KRYTONITE.

    in reply to: PEACE IN OUR TIME #116664
    Tarka Dal
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    > Now do one with Gannon.

    Sir! You’re sick.

    in reply to: Did Firesign Theater ever get over the pond? #116072
    Tarka Dal
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    No.

    in reply to: Did Firesign Theater ever get over the pond? #115381
    Tarka Dal
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    You what?

    in reply to: Dr Who Series 6 #115403
    Tarka Dal
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    > A new one for Doctor Dwarf; Mark Williams was seen filming for series 7 this morning.

    They wanna be together.

    in reply to: Dr Who Series 6 #115402
    Tarka Dal
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    > A new one for Doctor Dwarf; Mark Williams was seen filming for series 7 this morning.

    They wanna be together.

    in reply to: Back to Earth Ratings #115401
    Tarka Dal
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    Yes, but the hamster is trained in telepathy. Sorry, telly-pathy.

    in reply to: Usain Bolt Virgin Advert, Yeah, No #115819
    Tarka Dal
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    Maybe Doug could get Kylie to hum it all for him?

    in reply to: What does everyone think of Back to Earth? #115818
    Tarka Dal
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    My opinion has changed a lot since those initial Dwarfcasts. The experience of watching brand new Dwarf with long term friends and Dwarf fans was exhilarating and left me with a positive memory of BTE.

    I recently watched it back in it’s one hour format with Si and found it pretty cringe worthy. I enjoy some of the ideas, the Kochanski plot in particular. However the performances, the gags and a lot of the story-telling feels very stilted.

    I guess a lot of that can be put down to the limited time available both to script and shoot, along with the budget limitations, but for every plus it feels like there’s two or three negatives.

    Sophie Winkleman’s performance is one of only a few things that still stands up for me.

    in reply to: Norman L.O.Lovett #115786
    Tarka Dal
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    > Any mention of Dwarf?

    Sci-Fi fans. They’re good at remembering.

    That’s as close as he went. I had hoped for a few words and to buy the DVD, but he scarpered pretty sharpish to grab the 10.17 back to London Bridge.

    in reply to: Norman L.O.Lovett #115778
    Tarka Dal
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    Oh, and Norm’s kids are now 19 and 21. Feel Old.

    in reply to: Norman L.O.Lovett #115777
    Tarka Dal
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    Bootiful.

    in reply to: Norman L.O.Lovett #115767
    Tarka Dal
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    So then, Norman. I’ll have to dash this off quite quickly as I’m at work. I’d definitely say I enjoyed it. He did around 70 minutes, almost all new material.

    The mention of Elvis, his pug, had me thinking we were going to stray back to old ground, but instead we were told a tale of moving dog poo.

    As ever, he had with him his usual bag of props. Shower caps, carrier bag, random photographs (this time including various newsreaders, Sofia Coppola and Rosamund Pike).

    The overall all feel was quite loose and improvised, even though it probably wasn’t. For the most part it was a mixture of grumpy dismissals of celebrities (Rowan Atkinson, Andrew Castle) and talk about pop music (Shakira, Gaga, Ellie Goulding).

    The surprise moment was Norm mentioning Pulled Apart by Horses
    The best line was “Sci-Fi fans. They’re good at remembering”.

    What else?
    Norm is writing a book, he’s half way through.
    Norm has a DVD, it’s not in the shops.
    Norm now lives in Wapping.
    Norm is coming back to Brighton in April.

    in reply to: Ackerman’s eye #115356
    Tarka Dal
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    > Did they think we wouldn’t notice due to the godawful studio lighting in VIII?

    PP3 I take back anything bad I’ve ever said about you.

    > And he doesn’t say “Return my detailed model of half of my face”. He says “return my glass eye”. That’s it. He had a glass eye, it’s missing, but because the actor wasn’t also missing an eye

    It’s got less meat on it than a chicken __nugget.

    in reply to: Ackerman’s eye #115100
    Tarka Dal
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    You’re all being very kind. Couldn’t it just be a very lazy, but rushed attempt to hide his real eye? I mean this is the series of BITR Part 3 and Pete Part 2

    in reply to: Ackerman’s eye #115099
    Tarka Dal
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    It’s Only the Good isn’t it?
    Or maybe I just imagined being present and seeing VT of this scene.

    Did I evermention I went to see Only The Good filmed? Last episode of Red Dwarf ever broadcast in front of a liv-

    Oh.

    in reply to: RD 1-8 box set 66% of at Amazon US #115094
    Tarka Dal
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    > That’s not all. In the early days of American sitcoms when they needed the audience to gasp, Desi Arnaz would stand just to the side of the cameras and beat an orphaned child to death with his bare hands.

    I was that child.

    in reply to: Mikhail Novakovich #115093
    Tarka Dal
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    I thought I spotted him in Warhorse, but apparently not.

    in reply to: The Bourne Legacy #115092
    Tarka Dal
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    Thanks to this thread I have Pearl Harbor sucked in my head.

    I watched The Bourne Ultimatum last night for the first time, it’s quite good. I preferred Taken in terms of pure action kicks.

    in reply to: Getting over-excited about random tweets. #115037
    Tarka Dal
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    > Does Ian always get like this between series’ of Big Brother?

    Get like?

    in reply to: Channel 4 did a countdown containing Red Dwarf… #114985
    Tarka Dal
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    I own a Strangerers T-Shirt. Or at least I did, I lost it. It turned up years later. I lost it again.

    Sarah Alexander appears in it doesn’t she? Running around in a tight, shiney, purple bodysuit.

    in reply to: Getting Old – potential for a good story? #114984
    Tarka Dal
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    Kryten could fall victim to permanent droid rot and spend an entire season behaving like Spare Head 3.

    in reply to: Movies #114976
    Tarka Dal
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    Labyrinth
    The Prince Charles Cinema
    Sunday, February 19th

    #justsaying

    in reply to: Yeah No Yeah No… #114975
    Tarka Dal
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    > having been the Watson to his Holmes for nearly three years.

    Would love to know if Julian considers you his Watson or his Mrs Hudson.

    in reply to: Movies #114953
    Tarka Dal
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    Didn’t get on with Eternal Sunshine at all. Had heard such great things, but came away disappointed.

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