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  • in reply to: Westworld #217166
    locusceruleus
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    Can’t be arsed coming up with a witty retort so I’ll just say cheers to the nice folk. Was a genuine question, initially. If I asked it in the wrong place, so be it.

    in reply to: A thought regarding Pot Noodles #217165
    locusceruleus
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    You know what the rarely spoken of underdog of the noodle world is? Micro Noodles. Chicken flavour – which seem to be the only variety. They’re easy and clumpy. Sometimes you want something clumpy.

    in reply to: Norman Lovett talks about dog's penises #217153
    locusceruleus
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    Essentially, yes.

    in reply to: Westworld #217152
    locusceruleus
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    Me. And my missus.

    locusceruleus
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    That isn’t remotely sepcial. It’s not even newtworthy.

    in reply to: Norman Lovett talks about dog's penises #217132
    locusceruleus
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    I can empathise, I keep misreading it as ‘Embittered hypocrite who hates everyone involved with Red Dwarf but is happy to take money to schmooze with castmates and trade on the fanbase talks bollocks’.

    in reply to: Should any comedy ever be commissioned ever? #217130
    locusceruleus
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    Down with laughter. And joy, that can go as well.

    Ugh.

    Joy.

    “Look at me, I’m all joyful and full of happiness and merriment”.

    FUCK OFF and DIE.

    in reply to: A thought regarding Pot Noodles #217128
    locusceruleus
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    It is actually weird in a way, Lister’s hatred for the occasionally delicious dried snack. I’d have thought he’d be a big fan. Well in the target demographic. Are you telling me David Lister doesn’t like a Bombay Bad Boy now and then? It’s senseless.

    in reply to: Norman Lovett talks about dog's penises #217127
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Hmm, would I rather watch Norm talk about dog penises or drink a load of ink? Decisions decisions…

    in reply to: Westworld #217126
    locusceruleus
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    Can I ask something of someone who’s seen it?

    Heard there are rapey bits. Don’t like rapey bits. Missus doesn’t like rapey bits. Are they like, prolonged and horrible or just alluded to?

    in reply to: Let’s Talk About Red Dwarf XI: The Game #217125
    locusceruleus
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    It’s quite baffling to think, how are the devs going to come up with minigames for say, Give & Take? A sci-fi/new environment type of episode like Twentica, yes, but some of the ship based sitcommy ones seem like they’d be challenging to adapt to a game. Krysis too.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf XI Blu Ray/DVD #216649
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Not counting Smeg Ups/Outs you pedant! ;)

    in reply to: Let’s Talk About Red Dwarf XI: The Game #216648
    locusceruleus
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    Cheers Darrell! Going to update and give it another go.

    in reply to: Question about the stasis leak episode. #216644
    locusceruleus
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    Anyone who thinks Red Dwarf makes do with crap punchlines for endings should be made to sit through all 8 series of It Ain’t Half Hot Mum.

    in reply to: Let’s Talk About Red Dwarf XI: The Game #216643
    locusceruleus
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    I’m not going to lie, it’s been sat on my phone untouched for a week on the 3rd part of the first Starbug stage. It’s so tedious. Tappy tappy tap. Scan. No. Tappy tappy tap. No. Tappy….

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Live Again! #216642
    locusceruleus
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    Something about firing Smeg guns at the audience that are repurposed Splurge guns from Bugsy Malone.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf XI Blu Ray/DVD #216641
    locusceruleus
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    Rated 15? Probably to change I would think. Or it’ll be the first 15 certificated RD release since the Series 3 Byte something or other VHS.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #216574
    locusceruleus
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    > Kryten fucks a fridge.

    Can the fridge be on top of him in a way that’s completely logically impossible for fucking? That would be good.

    I think they should done one where the Vampire does a smeg and Litser has to eat it.

    locusceruleus
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    > It could be worse when you think of the episode called Phwoaarr that didn’t get made in 8.

    Please be joking.

    in reply to: Let’s Talk About Red Dwarf XI: The Game #216309
    locusceruleus
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    Anyone else having trouble getting it to install on Android? I’ve got nearly 1gb free but it fails every time. Downloads all the way then ‘can’t install’.

    locusceruleus
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    Oh God, the spuds scene. Pure Benny Hill. If you can program the bots to eat the potato skins, program them to get you out of there! “Potato Paradise” gets a huge laugh, Seriously.

    The Morse Code pipe tapping gags remind me of Bottom Live 2. That was broad as anything and still better than this.

    Oh, Holly’s suddenly in it, 16 minutes in.

    Time Wand, a.k.a. Bernard’s Watch, the allegedly adult sitcom years.

    Little Chef waitress gag. Sigh.

    Cat has an Afro. Ha. Ha. “You look like the Turkish entry in the Eurovision song contest.” Yeah, those Turks and their Afros. It’s funny because it’s uh…..true?

    Kryten has a huge head. And spare latex apparently. God this is so bad.

    Harmonica nudity montage. The whole shows nadir.

    “THAT’S IT! TWO MONTHS! IN THE HOLD!!!!” I don’t even know what this show is. It’s not Red Dwarf and it’s bloody awful. Even Mac can’t do it anymore. It’s the Simpsons Animal House parody.

    One of Kochanski’s few lines and it’s about wanting a boob job. No, Doug. No,

    Oh now Cat is having his face scalded with hot soup. That’s funny isn’t it. No one likes Cat. Up yours, Cat. Get your face burned, you feline arsehole. By the way I wrote Danny a fan letter when I was 10 and had measles. He sent me back a cool signed photo.

    Is it just me or is this Birdman in the hold scene ripping off Rik Mayall with Mr. Rat and Mr. Key in the first series of Blackadder?

    Birds are descended from dinosaurs. Yeah, so it makes sense that using a time wand makes a bird turn into one. Totally.

    May as well watch part 2. It can’t get any worse, he said with a voice laden with doom.

    locusceruleus
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    God, they actually get sentenced to play basketball against Ackerman. For fuck’s sake. It’s National Lampoon’s Space Bollocks.

    “Boing, The Virility Enhancement Drug”….Jesus Christ…..

    Ah yes, Kryten’s ‘skin’ suit. I remember that pissing me off when it aired. I mean, what’s the virtue of that, technologically speaking?

    It’s a shame Mac is wasted on such lame material, because he’s consistently great.

    Lister just called Rimmer a gimboid. Is that the last use of gimboid to date?

    God, Craig looks about 25.

    The thing with Lister & Bob the Skutter conspiring to get him vindaloo was kind of cute.

    locusceruleus
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    Watching Pete because I can’t sleep, my fiance’s asleep and I don’t love myself.

    The sentence was apparently 2 years.

    Why are we supposed to find Cat getting punched in the stomach and beaten with a truncheon funny? Why do the studio audience find this funny?

    locusceruleus
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    Good posts here. I loathe 8 and quite like 7 (yeah, didn’t use your poxy roman numerals there and I didn’t even capitalise roman. Didn’t like that did you?) and I think the points raised are pretty much why I feel that way.

    I can’t let any reference to 8 go by without mentioning how UTTERLY SHIT the comedy was though. Nevermind the premise, the fact that the mains no longer have autonomy etc. The jokes are beyond pathetic. It’s quite remarkable that the show has come back from that, especially after such a long absence.

    in reply to: Where's Samsara? #216234
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Stubbleless, would it be spoilery to say whether or not Samsara compares/is on a par with/is less good than Twentica in your opinion?

    in reply to: Where's Samsara? #216225
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Aww, bugger. Thanks for the info at least!

    in reply to: Let’s Talk About Red Dwarf XI: The Game #216189
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Bah, No sign.

    in reply to: Let’s Talk About Red Dwarf XI: The Game #216183
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I’m waiting for it to pop up on the Google Play store. Think releases are generally midnight on there, so fingers crossed for an hour or so.

    in reply to: Taiwan Tony's Revenge #215903
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    That’s no way to talk about Andrew Ellard.

    in reply to: New EMBARGO Launch #215573
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    They drink it while in CARGO. Like the CARGO DECK. From RED DWARF.

    I AM SO UPSET AND DISAPPOINTED IN YOU.

    in reply to: Who is Responsible for This Laugh? #215571
    locusceruleus
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    It’ll be the last sound you hear before you die.

    ha HA haha.
    ha HA haha.
    ha HA…..
    …..

    ..
    ..
    .
    haha.

    in reply to: Sebby P #207787
    locusceruleus
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    >lol oh i’ll be getting right on that one for yea ;)

    Once you’ve figured out which came first, the imaginary girlfriend or the imaginary sandwich.
    If it helps I find it marginally more credible that you once had a sandwich.

    in reply to: Sebby P #207784
    locusceruleus
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    Get one with her holding a sign saying ‘I made Nancy Hemming a bacon sandwich’ and I’ll be thoroughly convinced.

    in reply to: Sebby P #207782
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    > hah ponder that while i brb and go eat the yummmy bacon sandwich my gf made for me :)

    There are a handful of things of which I’m sure of in this world. One is that a grown man who calls himself Nancy and uses the word ‘yummy’ will never have his girlfriend make him a sandwich.

    in reply to: Futurama! 26 New Episodes! Not Movies! Resurrected! #207008
    locusceruleus
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    Can’t say I’m surprised or too bothered. I loved the initial 5 seasons, didn’t think the straight-to-DVD movies were very good, and thought the season-and-a-half on Comedy Central so far was dreadful. It’s a lazy comparison, but the difference in quality is comparable to that of early vs. later Simpsons. So long as I can get a fix of John DiMaggio greatness from the sublime ‘Adventure Time’, I can’t see me missing Bender & co. too much. Guess I’ll give the last run a shot though.

    in reply to: Norm’s post-Dwarf tell-all #206958
    locusceruleus
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    The thing is I don’t think anyone is as publicly venomous in the way that Norm was in 2009 without hoping for some sort of a reaction. The reaction he got, perhaps not the one he was expecting, was that the majority stood up for the rest of the cast and wrote Norm off as a bitter and mean-spirited person.

    Perhaps Norm might think it’s because he is valued less than his co-stars by the fanbase. I don’t think that’s the case at all, and in fact all that it amounts to is that the fan love for the show and the cast as a whole generally trumps the love for any individual member. If Danny had decided to post bitter comments about Craig hogging the limelight, Norm being past it, complaining that the rest of them weren’t funny without him etc., I’m fairly sure that we’d have all rallied around Norm, Craig and the rest of the cast while tutting at and being disappointed in Danny.

    The nasty ‘Talk about laughs take a holiday’ comment after the BBC Breakfast interview, public Tweets to Bobby berating his car video links for being boring, the MySpace posts….all of these were public. Perhaps they were born out of legitimate professional gripes, but then they should have been handled privately. I hope Norm can see that from our point of view, all we got to witness was one man slinging fairly unpleasant and seemingly unsolicited insults at a group of people we very much like. The rest of the casts lack of public response to this baiting only served to make him look worse. That’s just the way it is – in most cases if you’re the one who loses your temper, you’re the one who people think of as a fool.

    That said, I’m sure if Norman was to publicly say something as simple as ‘I regret a couple of things I said in the heat of the moment, the rest of the cast & crew aren’t wholly irredeemable bastards, Series X was quite good’, I think the laughs and good fun he’s given us over the years would soon take precedent in all our memories again & this whole sorry business will be looked at as nothing more than one more minor blip/controversy in the history of Red Dwarf that everyone’s got past and largely forgotten.

    in reply to: So… a 4th Series of Bottom is on the way… #202506
    locusceruleus
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    Remember years ago, Rik & Ade both said a 3rd series of Bottom had been written but the BBC weren’t interested? I always wondered if that was true. Would certainly be nice to get a script book or something like that if so.

    in reply to: So… a 4th Series of Bottom is on the way… #202499
    locusceruleus
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    Damn, I really was looking forward to it.

    Still, best they realise it’s not working at the writing stage than we do when it’s broadcast.

    in reply to: Rare Vanessa Feltz interview with Bobby and Norm 99 #201772
    locusceruleus
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    I love the way that woman from the audience hurls ‘I’ve never heard of you’ at them in such an accusatory fashion, like ‘I’ve never heard of you, so disintegrate into a pile of dust immediately’. What an arsehole.

    Anyhow, thanks for uploading. Vanessa herself, was surprisingly adequate.

    in reply to: Thoughts on Rob Grant #201718
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Naming the whole boxset after it was a little on the eccentric side, though.

    I like to think that’s so fans can gladly display it on their DVD shelves with the spine facing outward. Had it just been titled ‘Red Dwarf Remastered – The DVD Boxset’…

    in reply to: Back to Earth isn't Shit #201717
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    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.

    That’s exactly the way I feel, except you somehow managed to express it coherently. Neat trick!

    in reply to: Red Dwarf X: Major Happy #201716
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    *checks it again so that it becomes unfunny, then checks it a few more times under the misguided notion that it will become funny again and not just irritating*

    Fine good work by the way, srmcd1

    in reply to: Red Dwarf X piece in Sunday Mirror Magazine! #201425
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I’m pretty sure I still have a copy of Radio Times with the series VII cover somewhere.

    in reply to: How "Only the Good…" becomes "Every Dog…" #201423
    locusceruleus
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    To this day, talking about VIII still makes me as sad, pissed off and confused as I was when the POS first aired. So I’ll just say, the tank…the canaries…Death….it was just a load of old bollocks really, wasn’t it?

    in reply to: Back to Earth isn't Shit #201422
    locusceruleus
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    Jimboid said it well, for me. I absolutely loved BTE when it was first broadcast and on the 4 or so occasions I’ve watched it since. I’d agree with Ben, the director’s cut has far better pacing.

    The thing with BTE is that more casual fans have never seemed to like when Dwarf plays up the comedy/drama angle. I’m not surprised that they were disappointed, but when I hear that fans who have followed the show through every series didn’t enjoy it, I’m surprised. The characterisation was dead on, the Kochanski stuff was moving. Scenes like Lister on the bus with the two kids were fucking magic. It was Craig’s show, really.

    in reply to: Thoughts on Rob Grant #201165
    locusceruleus
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    Rob’s never said anything (to my knowledge at least) to imply that he’d take schadenfreude in critical lambasting of new Dwarf, so I think it’s unfair to assume that’s the case. As Rob co-created the property, I’d imagine in an ideal world he’d like to see it do well without him while he pursues other avenues. Professionally or in the realm of TV, Rob’s other work hasn’t been as successful as RD, but does that necessarily mean he feels unfulfilled? As co-creator of a long-running and internationally successful show I imagine he’s financially sound for the foreseeable future and no longer has the stress of production to shoulder. Perhaps he likes doing standup for small crowds? Stranger things have happened, and I certainly doubt he HAS to be doing it.

    As to Rob writing a show in an upcoming series, while I’d be intrigued to see what he’d come up with, I expect Rob’s view of what RD should be has diverged at least partly from what Doug has developed the show into. I get the impression that story-arc wise, Doug has a long-term plan, so slotting in a Rob story would require imposing restrictions – perhaps unfair circumstances for a co-creator to work under?

    Put it this way, given the apparent warmth between Rob and Doug on the Bodysnatcher stuff, I’d be surprised if the door hasn’t been left open at least as far as ‘if you feel like writing one give me a call’. The only conclusion I can come to is that Rob doesn’t want to, doesn’t feel able to, or sees RD as Doug’s thing now. In any case, fair enough.

    in reply to: RDXDVD? #118238
    locusceruleus
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    >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.

    Likewise – I love Doug’s insight but the entertainment value of the cast commentaries is massive. Although logically speaking, I guess if money is the issue it’s going to be far more economical to have a Doug-only commentary.

    in reply to: Tweets #118237
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    If I had the money for a last minute flight, I’d probably be stupid enough to try taking him up on that.

    in reply to: Best and worst episode endings #118234
    locusceruleus
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    >Blimey, that’s a bit extreme. If you don’t like it, just sell it!

    Love the damn thing, but can’t afford to buy another copy. I prefer to think of it as in stasis.

    >The “What a Dibley!” ending to Polymporph 2 is embarrassing.

    Ugh…God, yes, I’d forgotten that one too. See, that seems like a forced attempt to generate some sort of playground/t-shirt slogan whereas the series I list Seb mentioned are just all genuinely great, memorable quotes and terrific endings.

    Amazing that they seemed to have it worked out to a fine art all the way back then.

    in reply to: Good Moments, Bad Half Hours #118202
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >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?”)

    A poor gag, for me, saved by Chris’ delivery of the ‘ironing your sneezes’ line. That was the ‘Hey, it’s really Rimmer!’ moment for me.

    in reply to: Best and worst episode endings #118200
    locusceruleus
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    >Just realized that locusceruleus already said that when he started this thread. Sorry.

    No reason to apologize.

    I’m glad so many have brought up Thanks For The Memory. That really is excellent, but then for a series so early in it’s run, the whole structure of that episode is a brave and bold step forward.

    Gunmen’s also works for me in a big way, but I’m a sucker for a western too. The closing model shot is a great piece of work. Back To Reality has kind of a lower-key variant of that same kind of ending – one Star Trek is particularly fond of, and what I’d less than succinctly dub a ‘so that’s the end of that chapter – boldly onwards to the next one’ type of ending. It works equally well for Dwarf.

    in reply to: Best and worst episode endings #118179
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >The revised ending to Kryten has to stand as one of the worst things Re-mastered ever did.

    My copy of Bodysnatcher is in storage in another country and I haven’t seen the remastered Kryten in years – can someone refresh my memory?

    in reply to: Good Moments, Bad Half Hours #118171
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >Probably would have drawn the line at jumping on his head and battering him with a truncheon though.

    Bingo. In an episode all about actions and consequences, it’s ludicrous to end with the Dwarfer’s light-heartedly enacting what would realistically cause life threatening damage with all the consequences of a Looney Tunes cartoon (except not as good).

    >A far cry from Classic Lister, that, which I think is probably why it stands out to folks as being a big letdown from the rest of the episode.

    That too. It completely clashes with the tone of his one-on-one conversation with JFK just moments earlier.

    in reply to: RDXDVD? #118170
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >If the ‘powers that be’ say anything other then “yes, do them, obviously” they the biggest fucking idiots.

    Having just started re-listening to the commentaries from III-onwards, I couldn’t agree more. What a letdown it would be to skip them now.

    in reply to: What is the best thing… #118150
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    da dinosaur dun a poo loooooooooooooool

    da robots nob is on da loos loooooooooool

    in reply to: Good Moments, Bad Half Hours #118149
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    For me, the only half hours of Dwarf I’d unreservedly describe as bad occur in VIII. I’m not keen on Emohawk or Duct Soup, but they both have a lot to redeem them.

    With the exception of Duct Soup and whiny Kryten, I enjoy most of VII.

    I genuinely like Tikka To Ride, with the exception of the stupid beating of Lister at the end (why bother setting up a comedy/drama angle for 28 minutes and then go for a no-consequences slapstick cartoon ending?)

    >Even Krytie TV has the synchronised leg crossing.

    That was funnier when it was done in Men Behaving Badly and probably a dozen other shows years earlier.

    Cassandra is OK. If it was just the core crew and didn’t have the bloody revived crew/canaries in it, it would have made a fair to good episode in IV or V.

    I quite liked the use of the Luck virus in Back In The Red. Nice to have a subtle callback to a previous episode rather than trotting out Dibbley and Ace for recognition laughs.

    Fair point about the slapstick stomach punch/uppercut. Mac Macdonald does the best with what he’s given, I do enjoy his performances as he brings a completely different energy to the show. The rest of VIII I can live without.

    in reply to: So… a 4th Series of Bottom is on the way… #118128
    locusceruleus
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    The first half of Weapons Grade Y-Fronts was great. The second half, a total letdown. I even got a pic with Rik after, in between him trying to get off with my and everyone else’s girlfriend.

    Must admit, I wish they were doing the ‘old men in a nursing home beating the shit out of each other with colostomy bags’ idea rather than more Hooligan’s Island, but as long as they bring something fresh to it, I’m all for it. TV needs Rik & Ade.

    in reply to: Unreleased Red Dwarf VHS Covers #117684
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Quick question – what does it say after Polymorph 2? Looks like Emo or Emmo, but certainly not Emohawk.

    in reply to: Unreleased Red Dwarf VHS Covers #117483
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Thanks for the pics – interesting indeed!

    I find it odd that Red Dwarf III has a PG rating on this set, as opposed to the original Bytes I and II (one of which was a 12/15 – I don’t remember which, but I’m sure someone else will).

    >>I’ve got the double VHS’s for both series of the Young Ones and for Hitchhikers Guide. I seem to remember them being of a better value at the time.

    About 17 quid for the 2 VHS sets as opposed to 10-12 each I think.

    in reply to: Unreleased Red Dwarf VHS Covers #117683
    locusceruleus
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    in reply to: Celebrity Big Brother #117022
    locusceruleus
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    Norm on being fisted: “I’d sooner drink a load of ink”.

    in reply to: RDXDVD? #117021
    locusceruleus
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    >Depends how good the series is.

    Christmas budget box-set idea – Red Dwarf: Just The Ones Worth Bothering With.

    in reply to: I want to talk to you about my penis… #117551
    locusceruleus
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    When I was about 7 or 8, at break time some of the dimmer and more socially awkward boys in my class used to call girls over to where they were standing, pull forward their waistbands and wiggle their pre-pubescent todgers at them in some sort of uncomfortable, awkward, desperate plea for attention.

    Maturity, it seems, is a wonderful thing. As we become adults, bewildered 8 year old girls are replaced by attractive, gamely indulgent, yet equally bewildered women and flesh todgers are replaced by their more socially acceptable, yet crudely fashioned paper counterparts.

    Thank you for giving me hope for the autumn of our years, long in the future, when perhaps we may project gyrating, 3D holographic representations of our now shrivelled and dishevelled dongers to senile old crones in the vain hope of enticing one into performing that most pleasurable of nudey geriatric activities, the toothless blowjob.

    in reply to: NORMATHON #117346
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I wonder if the manuscript for his tell-all was lost in the blaze? That would be a terrible shame, wouldn’t it?

    Well, wouldn’t it?

    in reply to: Roboot #115704
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    So I was the only one opening this thread hoping for news of a revival of the 90’s CGI animation ‘ReBoot’?

    in reply to: If you like Red Dwarf… #115703
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    That credits font looks awfully familiar…

    in reply to: Red Dwarf/My Little Pony Crossover… #115606
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I’ve watched some of it with my gf. Does have some genuinely funny moments, completely disregarding it’s meme-worthiness.

    in reply to: Bodysnatcher Alert #115605
    locusceruleus
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    >I saw recently that one of the Forbidden Planets is selling it for fifty pounds. Fifty! That’s obscene!

    They’ve always been terribly overpriced for DVDs in there. I remember seeing the one-disc version of Paprika going for about 21.99

    in reply to: Pete: 30 Minute Version #115603
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >Beyond A Joke is arguably my favourite episode of Series VII.

    Not my favourite of the series but I’ve also never really understood why it’s so maligned. Pete on the other hand is the teenage fanfic from hell.

    in reply to: Nom nom nom. #115602
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Congratulations Kris!

    in reply to: Pete: 30 Minute Version #115567
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >http://jeezycreezy.sitehacks.com/movies/VIIreviews.html

    Hadn’t seen that before. A good read, thanks.

    in reply to: URGENT CRAIG CHARLES UPDATE #115459
    locusceruleus
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    I need to get back to the Priory.

    in reply to: Silver Dwarf? #115161
    locusceruleus
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    >If they release old ones for the anniversary, it’ll probably work best as a compilation of the most interesting ones, rather than publishing the lot.

    May as well just reprint Primordial Soup and Son Of Soup in that case.

    in reply to: Silver Dwarf? #115153
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >And if Dave are going to give us a bit of something special and/or new, might we see the ‘Unplugged’ thing happening?

    I really hope so, it sounded like a great idea. Perhaps as the centre-piece of a new Red Dwarf Night?

    in reply to: Ackerman’s eye #115146
    locusceruleus
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    >Me too. I’m not entirely sure whey. Maybe it’s just the shape, which is also unusual for an eye patch, although probably intentional to hid it behind the glasses.

    The top left corner of it doesn’t crease with his frown. Definitely looks like an overlay to me.

    in reply to: Ackerman’s eye #115123
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >Did the audience laugh? If they didn’t, how we supposed to know if it is a gag or not? There should be a little symbol in the corner to let us know which bits are funny!

    I’d like that. I’d also like extended applause to let me know when I’ve just seen a lazy reference to a past episode or a chronically out of place dance routine.

    in reply to: Craig Bierko’s thoughts on Red Dwarf USA #114808
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I’d go with Colin Mochrie as Holly, definitely. Jon Lovitz I’d see more as a Captain Hollister perhaps.

    in reply to: Norm’s post-Dwarf tell-all #114778
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Norm’s lack of self awareness is astounding.

    The man who took to Myspace to publicly berate his former co-stars because he didn’t find their Breakfast TV appearance funny enough – a man who replies to Tweets of videos that were neither about him or sent directly to him with the comment that he’d ‘rather drink a load of ink’ than watch them – is going to tell you which comedians he finds ‘arrogant and rude’…?

    Also – G&T Interview, 2003, on the possibility of an autobiography:

    “I think if I was offered the chance I would love to”

    MySpace, 2009:

    “I have been asked to write an autobiography on many occasions”

    in reply to: The future of Red Dwarf merch #114712
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >Krytie TV Starter Kit. Includes an eyeball camera, an Ethics Bypass Processor, and fake beard

    And a box of antiemetics to allow one to utter shit like ‘You’ve been Krytered’ without vomiting.

    in reply to: How long do you (realisticaly) want RD to run for? #114614
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    If Back To Earth had been as bad as Series 8 I’d have been done with it, but personally (and I know this is a minority opinion to say the least) I thought BTE was the most interesting, ambitious and moving piece of comedy/drama I’d seen in many a year.

    The thing with Dwarf is, it changes and goes through phases that divide the fanbase. While that’s frustrating in a lot of ways, it’s also what has stopped it becoming stagnant and formulaic like most sitcoms thus far (okay, the multiyear gaps between productions may have something to do with it).

    Personally I’m quite tentative about RDX. Of course I don’t begrudge the audience who have had the pleasure of seeing the cast live their fun, but personally I loved much of Series 7 and reverting to the audience/stage format for Series 8 felt like a step back from the show’s natural evolution to me, and a concession to popular opinion. I don’t think for one second that if Doug hadn’t stuck to his guns with the more dramatic/cinematic aspects of 7 for series 8, that it wouldn’t have turned out better and more satisfying than it did. This discussion of juvenile/toilet humour and offensive aspects in the set reports also has me worried that we’re heading back to the dark days of Archie, ‘Boing’ and on-screen pube trimming. Of course this is all supposition on my part – I’m more than happy to be proven wrong and will be eagerly tuning in. I had little hope for BTE being anything special and was blown away. I’d just rather approach with caution I guess. I certainly don’t think every series should fit my personal tastes.

    My one hope for RDX is that, in whatever small or large way, it somehow advances the overall story arc of Lister and his main goal that has been established since the very beginning. Other than that, I’ll take it as it comes.

    When should Red Dwarf end? When it loses the power to surprise and investigate new territory.

    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Smegephemera.

    Because it makes sense.

    in reply to: Social Network Experiment in kiddy fiddling or something… #114408
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    What amazed me was how many people apparently believed Glitter was due ‘a second chance’ (something incidentally, that his victims will always be denied).

    Arrested for possession of child porn and sex with a minor in England, then kicked out of the country for suspicion of child molesting in Cambodia, then convicted on two counts in Vietnam. A *second* chance?

    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I’d hate the idea of any kind of reboot at this point. I do agree though that Infinity (or parts of it) would be a good basis for a film.

    in reply to: Norman L.O.Lovett #114404
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >The thing is, us reading that know that this is written in a jokey way, but i >imagine Norman will take it as Bobby replying in anger.

    And after all, Norm’s only known Bobby for what, 15 years?

    in reply to: Norman L.O.Lovett #114265
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >It takes a special kind of talent for someone who moans about Red Dwarf to be unpopular with the Red Dwarf fandom.

    Most fans moan while still recognising the sincerity of the effort. Norm moans while (seemingly) hating and resenting everyone involved.

    in reply to: Norman L.O.Lovett #114259
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Fair enough, I mostly thought this was noteworthy because of it being a public conversation between two stars of the show. Had it been some of Norm’s de rigeur slagging off of the show or life in general I’d have let it pass.

    in reply to: Norman L.O.Lovett #114250
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Hey, there’s a Norman Lovett growing out of the corner of that massive chip!

    Old ball-less scrotum face strikes again – check out this exchange with Bobby:

    Bobby: Rather off the topic of Faulkland veterans and Bottom, some interesting electric racing car footage. http://bit.ly/A8d5W2!

    Norm: @bobbyllew I would sooner drink a load of ink than watch that video again

    Bobby: @normanlovett1 For goodness sake don’t follow the most recent link I posted then. Get the bottle of ink out and have a sip :-)

    Norm: @bobbyllew bye bye

    https://twitter.com/#!/normanlovett1/status/158569632666632192

    Notice he reuses the ‘hilarious’ “rather drink a load of ink” line from his Facebook page.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf X – Speculation and Theories #114244
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >>> I’m also looking forward to Norman Lovett’s rumoured bukkake scene in Episode 5.

    >He won’t like the E numbers.

    I’m looking forward to the DVD commentary where he complains that the jizz is flying at him from an unflattering angle.

    in reply to: Twin Peaks #106619
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Love Twin Peaks…paid a fortune for the Gold Box Set (just a couple of years after wasting 80 quid on the earlier set), but the extras were worth it – particularly a short film/interview with Lynch, McLachlan and Madchen Amick.

    And yes, anyone who watches the last episode or Fire Walk With Me first has ruined it for themselves entirely. It is a mystery series, after all.

    in reply to: Norman Lovett and Boris Johnson WTF? #102201
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    “This is an S.O.S. distress call from the comedy actor Norman Lovett. My career is dead, killed by my innate twatiness. Message ends.”

    in reply to: So… the DVD. #96279
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    > – Smeg Outs
    > – Smeg Ups

    Don’t forget the Smeg Ins and the Smeg It All Abouts.

    in reply to: So what’s next? #96277
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I wonder if Doug has anything in mind for a follow-up. Possibly ‘the search for Kochanski’ as others have said.

    To be honest, I’d be happy if BTE was the last TV Dwarf. It’s such a fitting end, especially after a decade of lamenting ‘Only The Good’.

    in reply to: Brittas Reunion – On a cruise ship… #96071
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    To be honest I’d say Brittas has been largely forgotten. It’s a shame because it did have its moments.

    in reply to: BTE Pt 2 ratings imminent #96061
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >How many of them will be overseas though?

    Quite a lot I would imagine.

    >Was a simultaneous release on itunes and other VOD services not considered for international audience?

    Would have been nice, but might have jeapordised deals to get it aired on the local stations in the US.

    in reply to: BTE Pt 2 ratings imminent #96057
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    There are currently 19,000 people seeding it on a certain torrent site.

    in reply to: She didn’t see that coming did she? I did. #96050
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >Hint, surely. Easy explanation is that he read the scene list on the DVD. Also neatly explains why Rimmer is so confident; he knew what to do in advance.

    I think you could be right. Kryten certainly is a little suspicious in these episodes.

    in reply to: BtE merchandising #95963
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >Actually, Hattie and I once briefly discussed Holly merchandise. We eventually settled on ?Holly Lollies?.

    Sounds good, I’d me more than willing to have a lick.

    in reply to: Just over 4 days to go!! #95717
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >?Pete? part 2 had a scene that stopped half way through, I have switched to the feature length version and it is working fine.

    Clearly you can’t recognize a blessing when you see one.

    in reply to: 21st Anniversary Tribute #95716
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    No.

    in reply to: Things Norm is right about #95711
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >I think there are special underpants to help you with that problem.

    My underpants are special by default.

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