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  • in reply to: The Bodystretcher Collection #88971
    locusceruleus
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    Well, I said ‘vague possibility’, he said ‘Never say never’. I don’t think I missed the mark too much, considering I was going from the memory of reading the article once two weeks ago.

    in reply to: Norm’s post-Dwarf tell-all #88970
    locusceruleus
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    >What does he have to lose by keeping a dignified silence? Stiff upper lip, see how >things progress once the new shows air, rather than throw all his toys out the >pram and say ?never again??

    It seems particularly daft on his part to take things so personally when he’s said himself it was a budget-constraints issue rather than a GNP conscious decision to exclude him. And I wonder how many of the DVDs/tickets sold on his recent tours are thanks to the no-doubt free promotion on RD.com?

    If he’s hoping to divide the fans into ‘Norm supporters’ and ‘GNP supporters’ I think he’s going to come up sadly short.

    in reply to: Norm’s Post-coital Pinball #88969
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    My Plaything Norman Lovett – the interactive DVD.

    in reply to: Norm’s post-Dwarf tell-all #88965
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >You do know I was joking, right?

    Of course! So was I!

    Ok, no I didn’t.

    in reply to: Norm’s post-Dwarf tell-all #88956
    locusceruleus
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    Well, firstly he’s been a whinging git for years, but…

    >His recent months have been spent walking on air at the thought of a reunion with his old friends, a new chance to appear on TV and revive his career, his chance to once again be a part of the role that has defined his career and in many ways his entire life, and it was cruelly snatched away from him by budget restraints at the last second, leaving a gaping hole in his existance which he will now fill with bitterness and misery.

    This is the same role/light at the end of the tunnel that he left once before? The one delegated to him by people who he’s been none-too shy about slagging off recently?

    I know what you’re saying, but I find it difficult to feel sorry for someone so willfully negative about so many things.

    He just seems like an opportunist: Takes the job, leaves after two series, thinks he should somehow have say over who takes over, complains when he doesn’t, returns, show ends, cashes-in on the character and popularity, complains again ad infinitum, expects to be asked back, complains when he isn’t, writes a book about it…

    in reply to: Norm’s Post-coital Pinball #88945
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Hmmm…still falls short of Shaq-Fu for my money.

    in reply to: Norm’s post-Dwarf tell-all #88944
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >Maybe Norman?s deeply depressed.

    I would imagine that goes with the territory of being a whinging git who never seems to see the good in anyone or anything.

    in reply to: how would you resolve the end to ” only the good …” #88920
    locusceruleus
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    >If a new series follows, gelfs and other creatures are welcome (as long as it isn?t a ?monster of the week? scenario. Gives the crew something apart from each other (or alternate versions of themselves) to react to.

    Oh, I agree. I just think the worrying possibility with reunion specials is that we might end up with “Hey look, it’s Ace Rimmer”, “Ooh, a polymorph!” “Ha ha, that hilarious Duane Dibbley and his antics.” and be expected to go home happy, as it were.

    I think Doug has more sense though, thankfully.

    locusceruleus
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    Larry David, Patrick Stewart, Bill Bailey…

    Is there something inherent about a male Holly that makes baldness a necessity?

    in reply to: Norm’s post-Dwarf tell-all #88913
    locusceruleus
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    >I?ve only ever seen his stuff on Smeg Outs and it seemed lazy, observational stuff.

    Same here. If his ‘hilarious’ dog shit story was really chosen as the clip because it was the highlight of his set, I pity anyone who had to sit through the whole show.

    in reply to: The Bodystretcher Collection #88905
    locusceruleus
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    >I wonder if some of the ?new? material in the Dave specials will be from the unfilmed Dwarf Movie script.

    I doubt it – especially since the script was for a big-budget movie and the specials are apparently being made on a shoestring. Plus didn’t Craig say recently that the movie was still a vague possibility?

    in reply to: Norm’s post-Dwarf tell-all #88902
    locusceruleus
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    I wonder how many copies a Norman Lovett DVD has to sell to be considered successful…

    Double figures?

    in reply to: how would you resolve the end to ” only the good …” #88901
    locusceruleus
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    >Wondered this casually myself. All I know is, it must not in any way involve Ace.

    None of the specials should include Ace, Duane Dibbley, Polymorphs, or GELFs. Please, please let it be so.

    Yeah, an opening crawl seems the way to go. Who gives a toss, it’s been almost a decade and it was a crap cliffhanger anyway.

    in reply to: Norm’s post-Dwarf tell-all #88899
    locusceruleus
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    >He could call it: ?Grant Naylor Owes Me A Career?

    That certainly seems to be a succinct summary of his outlook. Sure, we may not know the whole story, but how anyone can take his side over GNP’s is beyond me. He left, they had him back. He’s traded on his Red Dwarf character and reputation for most of his work over the last couple of decades. His website, his standup tours…And yet he seems to have no respect for the people who provided him the opportunity in the first place, shit-talking them at every opportunity. I’ve yet to figure out in what way he’s been so mistreat by GNP over the years.

    Writing a grubby little tell-all book seems wholly in keeping with his attitude, and I’m sure that’s what we’ll get.

    Just saw this comment someone left on his MySpace:

    “ah well im sure you could get into another good show.”

    Oh yes indeed, I’ll bet the offers are flooding in. No wonder he was so pissed off about being asked to set a few days aside. The mind boggles to think of the great offers the much in-demand star of ‘I Lovett’ turned down to accommodate those backstabbing evil-doers at GNP.

    locusceruleus
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    >>Hattie wouldn?t be a NEW Holly now, would she?

    >Unless she wore a blond wig and used a Dutch accent.

    Hattie in a blond wig? No, I simply can’t picture it.

    How about Patrick Stewart?

    in reply to: Good Luck Danny. #86852
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    > And now Doug Naylor doesn?t have to worry about having to kill off the Cat in some unfeasibly convoluted manner.

    I don’t know…stomped to death during another Blue Midget dance could be entertaining.

    in reply to: Blackadder: The Whole Rotten Saga #85967
    locusceruleus
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    Did anyone else find it a bit odd that Mrs Miggins didn’t even get a passing mention?

    in reply to: Blackadder: The Whole Rotten Saga #85831
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    It does make me wonder, I must admit. Yes, Rowan clearly isn’t keen on being interviewed. But he will do it on occasion, and this is surely going to be a complimentary document that reflects well on him at the peak of his talent and success…I guess the idea that, when most of his (also hugely successful) castmates who played much smaller roles, have agreed to pay tribute to the series – ostensibly (from an acting point of view) Rowan’s series – that his refusal to comment is difficult to understand to a mere pleb like me.

    in reply to: Blackadder: The Whole Rotten Saga #85828
    locusceruleus
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    I absolutely agree with Phil’s last post – Rowan no doubt promoted the Bean movies because he stood to profit by it, they were movies with his name headlining, and both from a creative and commercial standpoint, it was in his best interests to promote them and do all he could to ensure their success. But to suggest he refuses to discuss Blackadder because of some (completely understandable) decision to remain mute on his private life makes little sense to me.

    It seems much more likely that the going rate wasn’t acceptable to him, or that he simply didn’t think it was worth his time, which in either case is sad since to a lot of people Blackadder was not only ‘his’ show, but also his finest hour(s).

    > Possibly. Although I doubt that he needs the cash.

    If 100 grand materialised in your bank account tomorrow, you’d still expect your boss to pay you the going rate.

    in reply to: Blackadder: The Whole Rotten Saga #85817
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >Rowan Atkinson is intensely private and tries to avoid giving interviews.

    I’m sure a Blackadder documentary isn’t going to probe into Rowan’s private life. If he has a problem with discussing his work, fair enough, but I read a few interviews with him around the time of the recent Bean movie, and that didn’t seem to be the case.

    in reply to: Blackadder: The Whole Rotten Saga #85803
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Is it just me, or does his non-involvement make Rowan look like a bit of a twat?

    I mean, he revisited Mr Bean enough times for god’s sake.

    in reply to: Cultural Reference #85782
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Screw the context, if the very sounds ‘Moss Bros & Teasy Weasy’ don’t put a smile on your face, you don’t know from funny.

    in reply to: Robert’s New Book #85781
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    > I hate the Mac/PC debate.

    I hate Macs – I can’t fucking stand the interface, but does that mean I feel the need to go around telling all Mac users to throw their hardware in the bin and buy a PC? No it does fucking not. Though I have found this to often be the case with Mac users…

    Anyway, if Robert wants to make himself this popular he should just rant about fat people again.

    in reply to: Dwarfcasts #85765
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Yup, definitely.

    I believe this is the one I used: http://www.skyperec.com/

    Very straightforward and easy to use, and you can select the bitrate and so on.

    in reply to: Dwarfcasts #85753
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    There’s plenty of non-Skype produced software available for recording Skype conversations though. Check Download.com

    I don’t remember offhand the one that I used, but I’ve used Skype for recording interviews in the past.

    in reply to: Dwarfcasts #85667
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >I was just wondering if anyone listens to the Dwarfcasts while actually watching the episode?

    I do.

    >We?re striving to make more DwarfCasts but since THEY ALL LIVE IN LONDON and i don?t. It?s difficult so have a good natter.

    What about Skype or something like that?

    in reply to: Call me what you will #85665
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Poor sod, that really is awful.

    It reminds me of what Barry Cryer said after Humphrey Lyttelton died. I was really sad about Humph passing away, I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times and thought the world of him. But when Barry said on one of the tribute shows that if he had recovered, he almost certainly wouldn’t have been able to play his trumpet anymore, which was his greatest pleasure in life, you kind of think ‘well, maybe it was for the best’. I guess this is the horrible flipside of that.

    in reply to: Can’t Smeg Won’t Smeg #85585
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Some things just don’t bare up to analysis.

    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I’d go for the virgin Mary. I like it when they play hard to get.

    in reply to: Flowery Twats – the Missing Episode #85572
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Meh, fair enough.

    in reply to: Flowery Twats – the Missing Episode #85481
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Because it takes half an hour and would make him a good few grand. You know – same reason he appeared in 3rd Rock From The Sun.

    in reply to: Can’t Smeg Won’t Smeg #85478
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I loved it, honestly. I really did enjoy the hell out of it. I was about 15 when it was first on, and my girlfriend, who was also a nerd came around, and my parents were out of the house.

    15 years old, cute nerdy girlfriend, parents out, liquor cabinet, Red Dwarf night.

    Fuck it, I suppose I can’t be objective. But still, the show worked in its context. Anyone who hates it for being ‘silly’ is missing the point, and the set up is no more ridiculous than the Smeg Ups links. I’d love, love, LOVE them to do something similar when they start airing the new shows on Dave.

    in reply to: Empire’s Top 500 films of All Time. #85477
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    That layout was awful, I gave up after the first four pages. Why the hell can’t they at least have a one page, basic list?

    Someone please tell me Papillon was on there at least?

    in reply to: Do Not Push The Red Button #85476
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I clicked it twice and went for a poo.

    in reply to: Favourite story #85475
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Holoship always left me really cold, I just don’t feel it, and that’s plain sad. I kind of know its good, and can see why I should like it, but it just doesn’t move me on any level.

    Thanks For The Memory on the other hand is a perfect example of how Red Dwarf can be really moving, thought-provoking stuff without shoving its vagina in your face.

    in reply to: Flowery Twats – the Missing Episode #85474
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I wouldn’t be surprised if one day you get a v.o.’d animatic of this so-called lost episode in a DVD box set, a la Bodysnatcher.

    in reply to: Alternate Episode Titles #85473
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I always think, at least series 7 and 8 (fuck roman numerals, its the 21st century) failed in their ways by trying to be different. In other words, the comedy-drama slant of series 7, and the knockabout full-crew trad. sitcom style of series 8. Surely this is better than going back, bucket in hand to the same well that was totally tapped dry in series 6. I really do appreciate that these were brave decisions on Doug’s part, even if they were somewhat less than successful.

    (Just to reiterate, I love series 7, hate series 8. But there ya go.)

    in reply to: Alternate Episode Titles #85404
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >I watched Can?t Smeg, Won?t Smeg the other day for the first time in years. Found it hideously embarassing. I was going to start a thread about it. I?d better not now.

    I didn’t think it was bad at all, for what it was – a daft throwaway thing for Red Dwarf Night.

    in reply to: Favourite story #85394
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    The Inquisitor.

    in reply to: Flowery Twats – the Missing Episode #85393
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I get the impression this is something that old fans of the series concocted to screw with newbies, like the Rocky Horror ‘Riff/Brad buttfuck scene’.

    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >What, knobbed a kebab?

    Well, think of his alternatives. Which would you choose: sticking your dick in an out-of-date unappetising disgusting, dried-up piece of wrinkly meat of indeterminate origin, or a kebab?

    locusceruleus
    Participant

    You can’t imagine Prince Charles really going for it can you.

    ….Can you?

    in reply to: Dwarfcasts #85298
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I’ve already set up an iTunes feed for a podcast. It’s not that hard at all, especially if you’ve got stable hosting for the mp3s.

    in reply to: Alternate Episode Titles #85297
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Pete Part 2: Jurassic Shite.

    in reply to: Empire’s Top 500 films of All Time. #85183
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Depends whether contempt for your readers is good for sales I suppose…not that they aren’t fully deserving of it.

    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I hope for your sake that doesn’t mean you can picture Chris from Eggheads.

    in reply to: Empire’s Top 500 films of All Time. #85175
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is better than Rebel Without a Cause

    I think I just died a little.

    in reply to: Missed Tricks #85136
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Because you were supposed to like Able.

    in reply to: Let’s all love each other long time. #85129
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    You’re my best mate, you are.

    in reply to: Is it Wrong to Still Find This Funny? #85070
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    So Mr Chips has a wank, so what? Look at that top hat action – I bet you lot don’t have that much style and joie de vivre when you’re bashing one out.

    in reply to: Things we WOULD like to see in the New Dwarf Specials. #85069
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >An episode where Iain Lee eats a variety of animal faeces with a difference.

    Can the difference be that the faeces is covered in hydrochloric acid?

    in reply to: Damn…the new DVD boxset looks really cool too. #85068
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Its the bloody logo, what’s the big deal?

    in reply to: Things we WOULD like to see in the New Dwarf Specials. #84923
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I must admit, I’m curious what sort of budget the new shows will have compared to the old.

    in reply to: Things the new Red Dwarf should avoid #84906
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    > If someone seriously has so many fucking issues with Dwarf, whether it?s post-VI, > post-V or whatever, why don?t you go and, I don?t know, take interest in
    > something else?

    Ah, you mean in the same way that if you don’t like a particular song by your favourite band, you should never listen to them, go see them or discuss them again.

    Flawless logic AND sharing a favourite website? Monsieur, you are really spoiling us.

    in reply to: Things we WOULD like to see in the New Dwarf Specials. #84904
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >Lister as a slobby guy with a good soul and dreams of being something greater?rather than a curry-obsessed idiot.

    Oh yes.

    in reply to: Things the new Red Dwarf should avoid #84833
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    It’s only natural that after ten years of anticipating the return of their favourite show in one format or another, people will be worried that it might disappoint them, especially since the last 2 series did indeed disappoint a lot of fans.

    >It does strike me as odd that the two series seem to get lumped together when people voice their gripes about Red Dwarf, as they?re so different in style and content.

    I couldn’t agree more. I’ve always liked Series 7 – it was experimental, and ambitious if not always successfully executed.

    I wonder what sort of budget the show will have, being on Dave? It should be interesting to see what kind of direction these 2 episodes will take – comedy drama, something a bit epic, dialogue heavy, character based stuff…maybe something completely different.

    Either way, its nice to have something to talk about.

    in reply to: Things the new Red Dwarf should avoid #84798
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >1. Avoid the hamming it up of KillCrazy et al from series 8?.

    I’d say avoid the inclusion of the lot of ’em. It’s the core crew everyone will be eager to see again.

    in reply to: It’s 5.00PM… #84754
    locusceruleus
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    >So I have to deal with drinking Nescafe from a fucking machine.

    Thats bollocks. They could at least have a cup dispenser instead of making you suck it out of the nozzle like a ho.

    in reply to: No Heroics #84753
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Ooh la la.

    in reply to: Production Mistakes Video! #84693
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    That last mouthing-along by Craig is hilarious.

    in reply to: No Heroics #84692
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    It was ok. Heavy on sex jokes and saying ‘fuck’ to the point of being almost embarrassingly adolescent, but still, it came off as quite likeable.

    in reply to: Six Degrees Of Separation #84513
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    *Simon Pegg was in Guest House Paradiso with Rik Mayall & Ade Edmondson
    *Rik & Ade were in the Young Ones which was produced by Paul Jackson
    *Paul Jackson also produced Red Dwarf, which starred Craig Charles (no, really)

    in reply to: Production Mistakes Video! #84512
    locusceruleus
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    >Someone has too much time on their hands.

    Is it me?

    locusceruleus
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    This is an awfully tacky idea. Douglas Adams’ narrative voice was so distinctive and gave the Hitchhiker books so much of their flavour that it won’t possibly work without that style. And as for someone else self-consciously writing in Adams’ style, well…isn’t that just taking the piss?

    in reply to: I am a complete and utter fucking twat #84494
    locusceruleus
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    Someone sure knows how to impress the ladies. ;)

    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Money has a lot of shit entries in great franchises to answer for.

    in reply to: New Red Dwarf Episode Announced August 24th 2008 #84386
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >>I?d give my eye teeth to see a Dwarf shooting.

    >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8qRi-bDftg

    For one terrible moment, I thought that may be a link to Verne Troyer’s latest release.

    in reply to: The Prisoner remake #84385
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >> Even the shittiest episodes of the Prisoner blow the medicore, repetitive crap that constitutes drama on TV these days away.

    >Even Boy A? The West Wing? Bodies? The Second Coming?

    Let me revise that to ‘the majority of British drama on TV these days’.

    locusceruleus
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    Ah, get off yourself. It’s a great trilogy. Cheesy, hokey, but great entertainment. Some stuff just doesn’t lend itself to analysis, and BTTF is one of ’em.

    in reply to: New Red Dwarf Episode Announced August 24th 2008 #84371
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I’d give my eye teeth to see a Dwarf shooting.

    If there is to be an audience shooting for whatever new RD material may be on the way, it would be a very sweet gesture to the show’s fans if there were some sort of draw through the official website, or some such.

    in reply to: Do you like Harry Hill? – Fuckers! #84370
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Christ, I feel sorry for the poor bastards who had to sort out the licensing arrangements for this.

    That said, I’ll be really looking forward to picking it up.

    in reply to: The Prisoner remake #84210
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    The Prisoner established its own identity as a series, in so many terms. Not all positive, to be sure, but characteristic and all part of the fabric of a show that became iconic and influential. Even the shittiest episodes of the Prisoner blow the medicore, repetitive crap that constitutes drama on TV these days away.

    When a show’s entire appeal rests on the originality of it’s concept, a remake is a blatantly redundant idea.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Animated Series #84288
    locusceruleus
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    Every episode of Family Guy I’ve ever seen is visually flat, lifeless, texture-free and looks only marginally better than your average Newgrounds flash animation. I’m with John Kricfalusi:

    “If you’re a kid wanting to be a cartoonist today, and you’re looking at Family Guy, you do not have to aim very high. You can draw Family Guy when you’re ten years old. You do not have to get any better than that to become a professional cartoonist. The standards are extremely low.”

    Hey, its only an opinion – and quite a popular one if you look around. Sure, maybe that style works for Family Guy’s storylines but it would be a crime to apply it to an animated version of a sci-fi comedy like Red Dwarf, particularly when Futurama’s combination of 2D and 3D rendering has set such a high bar.

    in reply to: Your ideal script writers (is a fucking just bug me cunt) #84283
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    It amazes me that anyone can like anything in the Red Dwarf canon less than Pete Part 2, which remains one of the most embarrassing half hours of scripted TV I’ve ever seen.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Animated Series #84282
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >>Western animation just isn?t of the quality you?d need

    >Really? I wouldn?t need anything that looked better than Futurama (or to prove that perfectly good animation is done elsewhere by other studios, Family Guy or American Dad).

    Futurama is animated in Korea, and the standard of animation in Family Guy and American Dad is arse-clenchingly awful. Not a million miles away from the mobisodes.

    in reply to: New Red Dwarf Episode Announced August 24th 2008 #84281
    locusceruleus
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    > It genuinely is just better to wait and see?

    …or to know whats going on and laud it over people. :P

    Oh, and hi everyone.

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