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    I’m most pleased with myself, way more than the occasion warrants, over the fact I guessed the ‘Robot’ clip exactly right.

    Kudos to the creator for using at least a few Dave-era clips!

    pfm
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    Not sure when this re-evaluation occurred,

    Maybe when they noticed the world and his wife slating the ever-loving fuck out of the project at any given opportunity…

    Weird City / Tales from Weird City…Thursday Man (Walter Matthau dystopia sitcom vehicle) and Big Crunch (“a science fiction magazine show, which would cover everything, from SF and fantasy to graphic novels and nostalgia”)

    It’s worth asking Doug about at least some (if not all…) of these, at any future Q&A.

    pfm
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    When you draw an alien but then remember that Red Dwarf doesn’t have aliens, you put it in a suit and say it’s a simulant. Smooth.

    Well, if it ain’t broke…

    in reply to: Series X US Re-release #264647
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    Anyone else wish they had made more of a thing of ‘head’ Baltar?

    in reply to: The Sound Design Of Red Dwarf #264610
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    The idea of a huge hunk of rock, from a moon or otherwise, smashing into the belly of the Dwarf (rather than deliberately pulled into a bay) was kind of re-introduced with the new, bastardised version of the re-mastered model, as you can sort of see here…

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #264609
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    It amuses me how people are more bothered about Rimmer being in the green uniform (reason for that being, ‘The Inquisitor’ was supposed to be the first episode of series 5, and the idea was the green uniform denoted ‘normality’) than the dodginess of the opening crew scene; with Lister needlessly blathering on about the Trojans for way too long. Granted, there is the famous Kryten ‘die in bed, you Trojan pig-dog…’ line in that scene, so…whatever.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #264515
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    Couple of Red Dwarf connections with Outland, Bill Pearson worked on it, and the spacesuits from series I were from Outland.

    Video of Bill talking about it

    Heavenly.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #264498
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    I like to think of the JMC as Dwarf’s own answer to ‘the company’, whether this being Weyland-Yutani from Alien (huge influence), or even the real East India Company of old.

    I watched Outland (1981) when Paul Muller recommended it on here, definitely an influence on that background and Jupiter mining generally.

    YES. As far as Peter Hyams’ sci-fi films go, Outland always seems to sneak under the radar, with Capricorn One and 2010 (the 2001 follow-up) being much more well-known. The overall look and feel of Outland owes a great deal to Alien, with some Dark Star thrown in for good measure. To say it wasn’t a huge influence on Red Dwarf, for various reasons (Jupiter mining, Io, no aliens, High Noon/Western themes in space, amongst others) would be a huge understatement.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #264496
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    I always thought of it as JMC owned Red Dwarf and were basically something like BP or Exxon Mobil. But the crew were all Space Corps, who are like the Merchant Navy.

    I like to think of the JMC as Dwarf’s own answer to ‘the company’, whether this being Weyland-Yutani from Alien (huge influence), or even the real East India Company of old.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #264420
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    Lister/Kochanski (or ‘Krave’, if you like)

    Kolchister.

    Gotta love the castle there, and that crazy water tower jobby.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #264419
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    They all seem to know of simulants/ eugenics/ genetically engineered stuff when they encounter it, so maybe GELFs and simulants got shot off into Deep Space before Red Dwarf did.

    Kryten is the one with the most knowledge on these subjects. It can be assumed the rest of the crew learnt from him. Also, Holly gathered much information while traversing the galaxy, back in the day.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #264414
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    If they ever bring Kochanski back, I’d hope they just ditch the whole will they/won’t they thing they had going in VII and VIII. Kochanski having such contempt for Lister just made him look a little pathetic as all indications we’d seen up to that point was that it would work out alright for them. It’s one aspect I like about Last Human, that they settled into Lister and Kochanski being in love without any tedious “urgh, what did I ever see in him?” nonsense.

    Taking them in that direction, within the realms of episodic sitcom, wouldn’t have been the easiest thing to pull off; not at that time, at least. With specials being the flavour of the moment, a more complex Lister/Kochanski (or ‘Krave’, if you like) would most definitely be possible, probable, inevitable, all of those. This does not necessarily involve making them a couple. However, there’s certain tantalising threads, from Back To Earth, left hanging; and if there’s a top 3 of stories, that people would want to see ‘resolved’, before Dwarf reaches its natural end, Krave certainly makes that list.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #264378
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    but the timeline’s been confirmed by others, like Kryten’s age given in Krysis.

    There are many simple explanations or workarounds could be used. When has a little detail like this ever been any kind of stumbling block in the past?

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #264315
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    A few questions to ponder…

    1. Does Kryten, or any other crew member, know more about Kochanski’s current whereabouts than they have ever let on?

    2. Are Lister and Kochanski truly the last human beings alive?

    3. If both Lister and Kochanski died, or were presumed dead, what would Rimmer, Kryten and the Cat’s purpose be in the universe?

    4. What does an Earth, 3 million years later, actually look like?

    5. Would the rest of the crew listen if Rimmer really had to pull rank, in a life-or-death situation?

    6. If the crew came across technology that enabled them to grow more human beings, yet in a completely unethical way, would Lister be onboard with the idea? Just how far would he be willing to go to have people back?

    7. What if aliens DID suddenly turn up (or appear to…) in the Red Dwarf universe? Is that simply a line that should never be crossed, i.e, would it take things too far in the Doctor Who or Star Trek direction?

    8. Similar to the Lister question, how far would Rimmer go in order to become ‘real’ again? What if his hologrammatic memories and persona could be placed in a physical body? Not a body that resembled Rimmer himself, obviously, but someone or something else…?

    9. What if Holly had ALWAYS been wrong about Red Dwarf being 3 million years into deep space? He says he might have got the calculations wrong, and been out by ‘a couple of million…give or take. It’s hard to be sure about this sort of thing.’ Rimmer – ‘Hard to be sure? You’re supposed to have an IQ of 6,000!’ Holly – ‘You’re supposed to have a pulse, Arnold. It’s like that famous line from Jurassic Park 14, “Life finds a way…of making a complete balls-up of it all.”

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #264313
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    so the idea that men and women have identical interests and aptitudes is untenable.

    You are terrible at Tenable.

    in reply to: What year did “The End” take place in? #264312
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    Series 2 suggests it’s the mid-late 21st century. A calendar seen in Stasis Leak suggests the setting was 2077, Rimmer calls Captain Hollister ‘Mr Fat Bastard 2044.’

    2155 birthdate is from Ouroboros, making The End around 2180. This is based on the novels.
    Series 4 has Lister say 23rd century. This was after the novels, but disregards it.

    You’re assuming Lister knows in what Century he’s living…

    in reply to: A Red Dwarf, Alan Partridge Crossover? #264147
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    Do you think there is ever a possibility that Red Dwarf could crossover with Alan Partridge in a future episode? Maybe a special.

    This Timewave.

    in reply to: people who “react” to RD on Youtube #264146
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    He’s an admin for a Red Dwarf forum and he’s watching the first two series for the first time?

    Tbf, there are probably people who worked on those two series’ who have never seen them…or only saw them in commentary sessions or the like.

    in reply to: Brittas Empire reunion online on Thursday 28th January #264051
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    I’m finding this quite enjoyable, right now. :)

    in reply to: Christopher Nolan saw Red Dwarf #258841
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    > I haven’t seen the Prestige…

    Please do. I’m pretty biased, cause it’s one of my favourite films of all-time, but yeah…asap, if you would.

    in reply to: Christopher Nolan saw Red Dwarf #258822
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    I’ve seen various comments from people who know nothing of RD talking about what happens when they eat/shit etc. and it’s so glorious to point them toward ‘Backwards’ in response. :D

    Obviously none of this is meant to be an actual reference to Dwarf, but we’ll never know if a young Nolan’s viewing of series 3 has had any influence on proceedings.

    in reply to: GNP on Companies House. #258520
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    Fascinating! I never knew Henry Normal’s real name…until now! Or that Wacko Jacko got back on the books of GNP in 2017. Interesting indeed….!

    None of this is really our business, tbf. There’s nothing wrong in looking at Companies House, but it’s unfair to speculate over what Doug’s resigning might mean. It’s unlikely we’ll hear anything ‘official’ on this for a good while.

    in reply to: Star Trek: Picard #258306
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    I did have my little boomer fan moment of sheer ecstasy seeing Riker turn up commanding a starship, to be honest — before I realised I hated the bridge design, and something about the way it was shot/visual fidelity made it look like a fan film

    Apparently, as some people have pointed out, it was shot on the Discovery bridge (with a few things moved around), while Frakes was directing a season 3 episode, which is why it looks a little odd.

    Tbh I think they really blew the finale. The fact it made me not even care about Picard dying, or, indeed, the Harry/Dumbledore-esque scene between him and Data, when both of those moments should have been huge, just goes to show how poorly executed and thought out it all was.

    Way too many characters, way too many factions and plotlines. No true bad guy or good guy. You even feel what happened offscreen was 10x more interesting than the action they showed. A 2 hour movie with half the number of players may well have worked a LOT better.

    in reply to: CBS Red Dwarf reboot rumour #257475
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    I like how this is being held up online as being the most horrific thing that could happen to Dwarf…xD It’s really not.

    pfm
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    Definite Dwarfian vibe, whether deliberate or not. Armando has rarely let us down, and IMO this is no exception. Looking forward to seeing things develop…

    in reply to: good or near-perfect line readings? #257132
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    ‘The thought occurs…’ all of that is awesome.

    Also, the whole of the ‘well it probably is deja vu’ scene, from Future Echoes, aka one of the best scenes in all of Dwarf.

    in reply to: good or near-perfect line readings? #256989
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    Norman – ‘and then they did a jigsaw’ (Thanks For The Memory)

    Chris – ‘It’s you, isn’t it.’ (Timeslides, maybe my favourite line from all of Dwarf)

    Craig – ‘It’s not about the Stirmaster anymore Kryten!!!!!’ (Trojan, lmao well perhaps not, but whatever)
    – ‘Souper!’

    Danny – ‘I’d prefer chicken!’ (Better Than Life)

    Robert – ‘I have a medium-sized fire axe buried in my spinal column.’ (The Inquisitor)t

    in reply to: SVC Television showreel 94-95 (Inc. Red Dwarf) #256984
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    That ‘in-smeggin…credible’ shot in Timeslides is one of the niftiest things across all of Dwarf. Of course, Craig does an amazing job of selling the effect, and it’s one of those occasions where you’re watching with a big grin on your face cause it’s clever, funny and sci-fi. It’s everything you want to see happen.

    in reply to: Doctor Who – Series 12 #256907
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    Seeing as Lenny Henry’s in it (and brilliant), it’s worth reminding ourselves of one of the best Doctor Who parodies of all time –

    They obviously won’t cast him now, but he WOULD have made a great Doctor.

    pfm
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    It’s a shame Capaldi’s not leading this tbh. Obviously, Hugh is more known to American audiences.

    For a moment it looked like there was a huge disaster, leaving minimal crew, but Armando wouldn’t do that….?? You also just know the ‘notes’ from HBO, telling him to tap into ‘The Good Place’-type vibes, constantly kept dropping. Much like everything had to be like ‘The Office’ for a number of years.

    Still, Rebecca Front and all that!!

    pfm
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    BURN EVERY EPISODE OF SUPERTED EVER MADE

    in reply to: Star Trek Crap #252976
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    Does anyone else think it was a little weird how they made this huge deal of the 7 and Data reveal, keeping the actors away from the panel, initially, and all that, and zero word of Jeri or Brent’s involvement on the show, to then just randomly say ‘oh btw Frakes and Marina are in it too’…?? XD

    Why didn’t they keep the other returnees secret??? In all honestly, I’m miffed about them spoiling them. Who, seriously, wasn’t gonna watch the Picard show? They did not need to spoil all this to get people interested! I would have loved Brent’s involvement to have been a huge surprise.

    in reply to: Almost XIII news #251735
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    > but enough time has passed since XII wrapped to effectively give XIII the pitch status of a ‘revival’ rather than a continuation.

    Pitch your arse.

    in reply to: Almost XIII news #251728
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    Tbf at one stage they DID think they were very close indeed to having the movie greenlit.

    in reply to: What improvements can be made for XIII? #251727
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    > For modern Dwarf i think the cat needs to go OOWWW everytime he ends a joke… oh he kinda does that already.

    Tbf if he’s not gonna do it at the end of a 30 second advert then what is the point of him, or us, or life?

    in reply to: What improvements can be made for XIII? #251316
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    That’s crazy about the XII music cues. Never knew that. Does anyone have an explanation for what happened?

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #251314
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    I always though ‘You killed the crew, Kryten!’ should have had an in-episode explanation, for those who didn’t read Infinity Welcomes… cause it seems completely insane, out of nowhere, the idea of Kryten ‘killing’ the Nova 5 crew. (he splashes soapy water onto a console, right? So hardly anything deliberate)

    in reply to: Almost XIII news #249828
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    > No offense against Andrew Ellard but perhaps a better script editor too.

    ‘No offense but, yeah, offense.’ xD

    in reply to: Why isn't Kochanski in XI or XII? #249060
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    The ape from Entangled could be a leftover element from the lost ‘circus’ episode.

    pfm
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    Makes no sense why he’d diss Dwarf.

    in reply to: What if Red Dwarf VIII had been produced in widescreen? #237319
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    I love the way the sets were lit, though the overall brightness needed to be upped just a notch, in post. It probably looked great in the editing suite (and yeah the series’ do look their best when you’re watching them in low light), though maybe they didn’t factor in all viewing scenarios.

    Still, it made a nice contrast to the flat lighting of X (which I still love, anyway).

    in reply to: Howard Goodall is a fucking idiot #237318
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    GO OUTSIDE. Breath in some fucking fresh air. Yes, Twitter stops you from having to think about your own life, but DO think about your life for one fucking second. Stressing about celebrities’ political views is one of the biggest wastes of time known to man. Make yourself bigger and better than all of this shit. You don’t enjoy this. It’s just a safe illusion of ‘enjoyment’ because you only have to move a finger and stare at a screen to access it.

    The writer of this thread title, on a Red Dwarf forum, IS a fucking idiot. You don’t do this. Even the impolite don’t do it! (slight reference to my avatar there) You are an impolite, cowardly cunt. When you have created what Howard has created, then maybe you could talk.

    in reply to: Conservative youtuber Citizen X muses on CC/Lister's ethnicty #237317
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    Criminality aside, THE worst thing about the internet is how it allows pub bores to have a voice.

    ‘But surely everyone’s voice deserves to be heard…’ NOPE. Not out loud, at least, and certainly not on youtube.

    These are the people you zone out to/walk away from, otherwise you’re gonna end up telling them to their face what a boring, wasteful cunt they are, and that never ends well. Mind you, you can tell these bores to go fuck themselves as many times as you want, they’ll never stop wasting the life of every single person who comes into contact with them.

    in reply to: Sick Bag #228859
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    ‘What do vegetarian maggots eat?’

    Lovely…….xD

    in reply to: Sick Bag #228858
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    Back when he was still Scouse. :)

    in reply to: The Blu-ray Awakens #228583
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    All this confusion about framerates is the reason it’s fucked up so very often on DVD/Blu-ray releases. One of, if not the first BBC Blu-ray releases was of ‘Planet Earth’ and it played back at 24fps, thus resulting in that 4% slowdown.

    Budget is a major reason for this happening, as they will often produce one master for all markets. If they REALLY wanted to, they could make it all work. The same goes for 5.1 surround mixes as well, but that’s another story…….

    in reply to: Doug WhatCulture interview #227896
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    We can guess Rob and Doug met up to say ‘look what we did thirty years ago’ over a drink, or something? It really would be frickin brilliant if Rob did a new Red Dwarf novel or, indeed, anything connected to Dwarf, in the future.

    As for the stage show… it seems like the cast keep angling for it, so I say let it happen. I can imagine it being a new story but with some ‘greatest hits’ elements thrown in.

    in reply to: Original Series IX Pitch #225943
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    The other reason was to push it into the Autumn slot. Though I guess the main reason for splitting series 7 was to stop there being a full series, plus the 50th special, plus a Christmas special, all produced in one year (this is what people presumed when Moffat said something like ‘there’s gonna be more Doctor Who than ever before’).

    Though I don’t think they did the show any favours with this decision. It doesn’t help there were some godawful episodes being made during this time (series 7 is generally a mess, with one or two good ones surrounded by shite, and a total nonsensical storyline with Clara, just imo ofc)

    in reply to: Original Series IX Pitch #225878
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    If there was any pitch at all it would likely just have been ‘the four guys, audience, back to the old Dwarf style’ etc. similar to X, which is what Doug wanted to do, initially, instead of what BtE became.

    It’s interesting how the Beeb are now very much willing to bring back and push their old properties, League of Gentlemen, Partridge etc. (as they bloody should). You’ve got to wonder whether they would have been willing to bring back Dwarf in this current climate. Granted, there would be budget concerns… like with the new League specials, that seem to have been done on a crazy tight schedule and budget.

    in reply to: Skipper skips. #225599
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    > Is that all you’ve got to say?

    He came.

    Btw I love that Revenge of the Sith clip. It’s brilliant how you can see they freeze-frame Anakin’s eye separately to everything else and then do a single-frame cut, so it looks like natural eye movement. I wonder how many hours they spent on that shot alone?? o.o

    in reply to: Thoughts on the Series XII Flipside Cover? #225469
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    > Oh, and the VHS releases of the original unremastered series are labelled ‘Red Dwarf I’ etc., although not ‘Red Dwarf Series I’.

    But is that an ‘I’ or a ‘1’ ?? grrr

    in reply to: Thoughts on the Series XII Flipside Cover? #225468
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    But is that an ‘I’ or a ‘1’ ??

    in reply to: Thoughts on the Series XII Flipside Cover? #225454
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    I remember Doug or one of the cast mentioning ‘series nine’ so that’s good enough for me. :p

    Also it IS ‘1’ and ‘2’ because they never had an official title, as opposed to the proceeding series’ which were actually known as ‘Red Dwarf III’ etc. technically all of them are ‘3’ ‘4’ etc. but people use the numerals for III onwards cause it was the actual title. Video releases MAY retcon that but whatever it’s still….a bone of contention (i.e. WRONG :p).

    New Doctor Who is officially classed as a different show to the classic series (granted, this is probably solely due to boring stuff like rights renegotiations etc.), so it is and always will be wrong to call it ‘season 27’ and on, despite the fact people continue to do so.

    fuck anyone in the face three times who disagrees bellend pricks suck

    in reply to: Doug Naylor Interview – Red Dwarf XII, XIII & Stage Show! #225054
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    The Holly scene works in Skipper because it’s very much a back-to-basics Holly/Rimmer. Once you have him in a scene with the full cast you’re stuck with the same situation from III-V, struggling for lines to give the character.

    in reply to: Casting a new Holly #224367
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    Just keep Norman but have Rachel in another role!

    in reply to: Series XII – preferred order #224000
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    Cured was fine to open the series. I just wish it was a little better. A twist of the professor being the real Hitler would have done it for me.

    1. Cured
    2. M-Corp
    3. Siliconia
    4. Mechocracy
    5. Timewave
    6. Skipper

    M-Corp was placed weirdly at episode 5, though we have had some great episode 5’s over the years! That being said, it should definitely have either opened the series or been episode 2. Definitely not in the back 3.

    As for Timewave… a little editing and it wouldn’t be THAT bad. The main scene with Johnny Vegas is pretty funny until the Cat lines at the end. In fact, if it was just ‘Lieutenant Asshole’ I don’t think anyone would have cared. Cut out the two shittiest lines from the episode and it’s immediately more acceptable. Of course, you can’t cut the costumes… Though this and Siliconia are definitely the ones with most wasted opportunity. Siliconia is weird because you’re expecting for it to be a decent episode and….it’s just not.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #223991
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    The actual twat is happening??????

    ANAL-MEAD & HYMEN

    Lister and the crew become trapped in a VR simulation of a deranged message board from the early 21st Century, brought to life, where the posters’ every whim (and, indeed, quim) are met, not unlike a certain total-immersion videogame from a previous encounter. However, this time, instead of his own warped psyche putting the Dwarfers in danger, Rimmer finds himself at the mercy of the deeply depraved Doom-mongers while Lister wonders why everyone suddenly needs a slash…meanwhile, the Cat rolls around in his own doings to avoid passing the smell test and Kryten manages to break out of the board only to find himself in a place where the horrors multiply tenfold…mumsnet. :o

    in reply to: Bad Continuity in Gunmen #223543
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    This whole debate clearly influenced Father Ted. ‘you were wearing your blue jumper’

    in reply to: Bad Continuity in Gunmen #223542
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    > So was it a cock up quickly covered up with last minute dialogue, or not a cock up at all?

    Well, when your arse is on the line…best to get it sorted.

    pfm
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    Paper’s just for show.

    pfm
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    We all know what the toilet brush is really for.

    in reply to: Last Human signed by Rob Grant #223296
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    Brilliant!! :D

    in reply to: Not Another Back in the Red Fanedit #223291
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    This VIII material is a lot better than what we’ve had to put up with the past 3 weeks……:o I especially lik the edited opening sequence there. :D

    in reply to: Not Another Back in the Red Fanedit #223290
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    There are some fucking great episodes of Torchwood! Most of them not written by Chris Chibnall!!! :D For the millionth time *yay* (not) for him taking over!!!! *YAY*….*sighathon*

    in reply to: New Rob Grant SF Comedy… #223087
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    To me this is sounding a little like if Philip Reeve (author of the Mortal Engines series, amongst other children’s fiction) wrote a sci-fi sitcom, which is definitely a good thing. Can’t wait for it!

    in reply to: Radio Times interview #223085
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    > Danny just said “you won’t be saying that when it’s your stuff getting pilfered!”.

    Which was only the truth!! What are you saying now??

    > Oh no, hang on… the dust jackets are mixed up.

    That’s what they all say.

    in reply to: Last Human signed by Rob Grant #223084
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    Seriously though……the actual heck with the book?? Maybe various things were being signed and Rob goes ‘fuck it, I’ll sign that for you as well’? Doug needs to see this cause it’s bloody hilarious. :D also it should be owned by someone called Daniel, or Danny or of that ilk I mean for fuck’s sake.

    in reply to: Last Human signed by Rob Grant #223083
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    Gotta love the art on that. :)

    in reply to: Last Human signed by Rob Grant #223067
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    Mwahahaha :p

    in reply to: Good first episodes? #222974
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    Backwards is a great place to start.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf XII on Britbox #222879
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    The first classic episodes I ever watched were Tomb of the Cybermen (Troughton) and The Green Death (Pertwee) and I’d totally recommend those as a starting point. The Mind Robber is another classic Troughton story which everyone should check out if they haven’t.

    As for Tom Baker, I would recommend watching his entire run from start to finish (yeah it gets a little ropey toward the end of his 7-year tenure, but still…).

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #222791
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    They all masturbate into each other’s mouths the end.

    in reply to: How well does Series 10 hold up now? #222778
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    > With Carnival of Monsters, Frontier in Space and The Green Death, Doctor Who gives Red Dwarf a run for its money.

    Bleh Pertwee……..

    I’m JOKING, of course. (even though Pertwee IS pretty low on my Doctor list……)

    in reply to: The murderous Red Dwarf crew #222733
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    > Accidental death but attributed to Kryten in dialogue in series vii…

    Yeah I always found ‘you killed the crew, Kryten!’ an interesting little jump from what we actually saw onscreen in series 2…:p

    in reply to: How well does Series 10 hold up now? #222729
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    It holds up better than that 10th series of most shows.

    in reply to: What is it with Kryten's 'hands on chest' pose? #222609
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    It’s probably to get the crazy large hands into shot at any given moment. They are pretty funny. :D

    in reply to: Old People #222525
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    > I wonder if today’s nine-year-olds are developing lifelong obsessions with Red Dwarf

    You expect them to look up from Farm Heroes Saga long enough??

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    I’m REALLY glad Dwarf won’t be ‘binge’-released. Each episode deserves it’s own individual attention, and several viewings without the others getting in the way.

    In fact, I don’t like the idea full stop. Whether it’s Netflix shows or otherwise. You simply don’t appreciate a show enough, or the ‘experience’ surrounding the show, if you binge the whole thing over a day or two.

    in reply to: Do you do the whole introduce yourself thing? #222382
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    You’ll float too.

    in reply to: The real reasons behind Rob and Doug's breakup #222381
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    What a cunny wee fella.

    in reply to: Ganymede & Titan Remastered #222260
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    > Performingmonkey is going to be called back in to retype all his old posts, despite the fact that he looks 20 years older.

    Then I’m gonna turn into a guy who looks like Slugworth from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to replace a perfectly good original actor in a scene about chess

    in reply to: Do you do the whole introduce yourself thing? #222259
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    See what happens when someone gets their tits out? Pandemonium.

    in reply to: Do you do the whole introduce yourself thing? #222164
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    I am still here, that’s all that matters…

    Half of the above posts are living proof of what I’ve never mastered, which is that one should never post when a) in a bad mood, b) simply on a windup, c) other. It leads to naught but bollocks.

    That being said… just because you’re a girl doesn’t occlude you from being a bit of a dick. (should stress it’s the OP I am referring to…). Also, calling someone out for being outright offensive isn’t having a whine, it’s just…not being a dick. I have heard not being a dick is actually quite a fulfilling pastime, one which I may take up as a post-retirement hobby.

    in reply to: New, mildly spoilery XII synopses copy-and-pasted within #221810
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    Oh wow it seems Cured could turn out pretty controversial as well as ‘Timewave’……..

    As for Mechocracy, it sounds straight-up fun and we’re all up for that, surely? :) Skipper is the kind of thing you would be sure the show had done before, seeing as it’s such a Dwarf-y idea, but nope they’ve never quite been there (the appearance of Ace is the closest, I guess), so I’m picking this, Siliconia and Mechocracy as the ones to look forward to. The others…..we’ll have to see! :o

    in reply to: 'Jump The Shark' – Guardian article #221608
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    Yeah the constant slating of BtE pisses me off no end.

    – Sophie Winkleman, fucking brilliant
    – Some of the best effects the show has ever seen (especially the epic cargo bay)
    – Craig’s finest hour?
    – Carbug
    – the Corrie stuff, which IS good IMO
    – Noddy and that whole shop scene
    – Chloe’s appearance
    – Richard O’Callaghan as the Creator, again it’s nothing but great stuff
    – The scene with the kids on the bus, is genius
    – The last scene with Craig and Chloe makes me wanna cry, every single time…
    – The chase and glass stunt!! I mean, come on.

    There’s shitloads to like about BtE and I genuinely would have loved the show to have carried on in this vein. It WAS the right decision to switch it up for X; but still….

    in reply to: 'Jump The Shark' – Guardian article #221562
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    It would only have taken a couple of extra lines to remove the irksome feeling surrounding Irene’s death. If she was causing some kind of danger to the crew, no-one would care that she gets flushed out into space.

    Like with Pree, it doesn’t feel wrong that she’s been shut down because she’s been…somewhat threatening to Lister and the others and also the fact she’s a computer and has a computer-like personality. She’s sold to us as a villain. If she had basically been a new female Holly, likeable and done nothing but mildly annoy Lister and he then told her to shut herself down, or he accidentally fires her mainframe off into space… then you’ve got a similar issue.

    in reply to: 'Jump The Shark' – Guardian article #221550
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    Or, for those who prefer their shows without that awful canned laughter…

    in reply to: 'Jump The Shark' – Guardian article #221513
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    The way the guy uses ‘imperial phase’ at the end of the article makes me want to sever my own head and mail it to him, complete with the exact expression I made upon reading said phrase. Tit.

    in reply to: The avoidable problem with Red Dwarf #221162
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    > or if Lister should have called someone a slag.

    or if the last line of series XI should have been “‘Pipe’ me”

    in reply to: What if Channel 5 produced Red Dwarf? #221041
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    That is seriously one of the most interesting articles, and I’m not sure why I didn’t read it originally. I’ve often wondered what it must be like in the offices of any channel when ‘Normal service will resume shortly’ or equivalent title card has to be displayed, and also have the image of someone screaming ‘put the fucking tape in! The other one!’ and various obscenities and hair-pulling…

    in reply to: What if Channel 5 produced Red Dwarf? #221017
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    It’d be better than VII and VIII.

    in reply to: I Complained To The BBC Tonight #221002
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    Len Goodman’s Partners In Rhyme.

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    > Clare Grogan in a dressing gown seems to appeal to me more now.

    She used to be darn cute in Altered Images. :D

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    There’s seriously never been a Marooned one? :o

    in reply to: The Orville #220608
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    > Surprisingly, this is probably the only place I’ve seen negative reactions to The Orville.

    Yeah, it’s been 99% positive I’d say. I think part of that is the general dismay over what we’ve seen, thus far, from ST:Discovery and how refreshing the Orville seems in comparison.

    The slating the McFarlane ‘brand’ comes mostly from pseudo-snobbery or jealousy. Though IMO the very best comedies/comedians are the ones who aren’t ‘got’ by everyone. You know they are taking enough risks to take the step up to the next level, in the process becoming fucking awesome at what they do and not caring for the opinions of the beige set.

    in reply to: Should they have continued Red Dwarf after Series VI? #220231
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    Don’t know if there are any Oasis fans here, but, to me, VII & VIII are essentially what Be Here Now was for Oasis – the overblown ‘bloated’ 3rd album that came off the back of the huge popularity they had acquired by that stage.

    Things were starting to go this way in VI… but VII is also where the following mantra was fully embraced – ‘ohhh we’re just a silly sitcom, so let’s be a silly sitcom!’ I believe the main reason VII doesn’t work is due to how this attitude totally flies in the face of the more ‘filmic’ look and feel. It’s such a clash!

    Kryten’s character change epitomises the whole thing. Suddenly he’s being written and played like he’s ‘that silly mechanoid from that sitcom who whines, moans and cleans’, instead of simply BEING Kryten and letting the audience come to that conclusion naturally. VII is the series where they all should have been at their LEAST ‘sitcom’y’ stereotypical selves… It’s fine for them to be like that in a series like VIII (which has its own failings, for sure…..) but in VII it’s plain weird.

    AH WELL…

    in reply to: Should they have continued Red Dwarf after Series VI? #220130
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    Okay it’s split 6 ways, but seeing as I can’t edit I’m gonna chew on a tulip instead.

    N.B. there’s some mad fuckers in the Dwarf community, right?

    in reply to: Should they have continued Red Dwarf after Series VI? #220129
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    I see Dwarf as split 5 ways, and in theory you could like only one of these, and/or treat each of them as separate canon.

    1 & 2 – it’s own thing

    III to VI & X to XII – the heyday and ‘proper’ Red Dwarf

    The novels – totally their own thing

    VII – a neat comedy adventure series with slightly dodgy execution

    VIII – the ‘I took Prozac for a laugh’ year

    BtE – okay

    in reply to: Set photos #219735
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    Interesting that she says it’s ‘based’ on the original set… quite possibly spoilery that, unless it’s simply a case of them being influenced by series 1? Still, this is a nice article! Presumably, Holly was required to wait till now before sharing the pics and info.

    in reply to: New Chris interview #219382
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    So it seems they really have been trying to get Brittas going. I thought it was just wishful thinking from people?? Interesting what Chris says about the original writer (he doesn’t specify which one! :p) having to ‘come to term with where the BBC want to take it’ or whatever. My guess is they’d want it more like W1A or something, except with Brittas and crew…

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