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  • in reply to: Christopher Nolan saw Red Dwarf #258841
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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.

    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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.

    performingmonkey
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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!!

    performingmonkey
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    BURN EVERY EPISODE OF SUPERTED EVER MADE

    in reply to: Star Trek Crap #252976
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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    The ape from Entangled could be a leftover element from the lost ‘circus’ episode.

    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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    ‘What do vegetarian maggots eat?’

    Lovely…….xD

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

    in reply to: The Blu-ray Awakens #228583
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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    But is that an ‘I’ or a ‘1’ ??

    in reply to: Thoughts on the Series XII Flipside Cover? #225454
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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    Just keep Norman but have Rachel in another role!

    in reply to: Series XII – preferred order #224000
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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.

    performingmonkey
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    Paper’s just for show.

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

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

    in reply to: Not Another Back in the Red Fanedit #223291
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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    Gotta love the art on that. :)

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

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

    in reply to: Red Dwarf XII on Britbox #222879
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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??

    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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    You’ll float too.

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

    in reply to: Ganymede & Titan Remastered #222260
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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    It’d be better than VII and VIII.

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

    performingmonkey
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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

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

    in reply to: The Orville #220608
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
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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
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    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…

    in reply to: Stock Laughter in Series 8? #219269
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    What have you done to my life?? I’m now convinced I hear it during any show with laughter….

    I don’t understand why they didn’t just copy and paste a laugh from the actual recording sessions instead of stock laughter…

    Thankfully, XI didn’t seem to have much ‘sweetened’ laughter pasted on. I may be wrong and there’s loads…but it doesn’t seem ‘in your face’.

    in reply to: Has Doug bitten off more than he can chew? #218720
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    Getting someone else in to direct, at this stage, would feel akin to having to watch your ex-wife’s new partner take your son to the football.

    in reply to: The real reasons behind Rob and Doug's breakup #218719
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    The Beatles split up. The Smiths split up. Charles and Diana got divorced. This is life. These things happen. It has approx. eff all to do with us; and who even gives two shovels of sugar about it anymore??

    in reply to: The real reasons behind Rob and Doug's breakup #218718
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    One of them came in the room to find the other wanking over the long lost footage of ‘naked Kryten’, then promptly walked back out, never to return.

    in reply to: XI review scores #218664
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    Did any of those people actually watch Can of Worms?

    in reply to: What will be 'XII's color'? #218163
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    > the universally recognised palette of lazy grading.

    How insightful.

    in reply to: Mindblowing thing I've just noticed about Father Ted… #217521
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    ‘But there’s a Bishop in it, they’ll love it!’ could have been a line…. but you wouldn’t get enough of a reaction cause most people watching probably don’t know about the character.

    performingmonkey
    Participant

    All these years…… *breaks down*

    My belief system has been torn asunder.

    > For one exhausting year I used to co-run and co-edit a daily pop culture trivia/ephemera blog called Talk About The Passion with my old friend Ben

    REM-related at all? :)

    in reply to: Viewing Figures #217073
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    Clearly it needs to be axed and replaced with ‘Cooking In Prison’. Or a new scifi-based reality show ‘Blast Off! On Benefits’

    performingmonkey
    Participant

    > Like when I started showing her The Fast Show and she didn’t laugh at all.

    There are only a small handful of sketches/characters that make me laugh, especially now. I don’t think it’s aged particularly well… It was alright when everyone was talking about it at school, though I like darker humour, usually so dark it’s almost black…black….BLACK! Like the caverns where the mome raths hide….the raisins that line your icy tomb!! Mother, shall we dine tonight on Father’s tyres? The rubber rings circle his soul all withered and BLACK!!

    in reply to: SERIES XI PREMIER IN EDINBURGH TOMORROW #214645
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    http://www.fullychargedshow.co.uk/red-dwarf/2016/8/25/red-dwarf-xi-the-first-viewing

    Bobby’s take, there. Plus a new cast shot pic I’ve not seen.

    in reply to: New Logo. Front. Back. #214536
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    > The chalk markings were shit though.

    Hell they grate, don’t they….? Though it was only years later that it hit me how they are there because of the prison connection…XD

    performingmonkey
    Participant

    What an absolute slag.

    in reply to: Series XI – Titles & Descriptions #214378
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    Someone at Dave made a boo-boo?? Though I’m sure this info will be out there soon enough (some of it has already been officially revealed), it is still spoilerific so the details of it shouldn’t be mentioned here, yet….

    Though one thing I have to say…Episode 6 has the worst title of any Dwarf episode in the history of Dwarf episodes. Episode 5’s title, on the other hand, how has it never been used up till now?

    in reply to: Dirty Feed #214357
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    I actually got a little emotional over Brendan’s speech about comedy at the end of the live episode…

    in reply to: Rimmericks #214341
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    They didn’t exactly ‘split up again’ seeing as there was no indication they were gonna rekindle their writing partnership. What is ‘really strange and no-one mentions it’ is the fact that Rob was script editor on the first series of Stressed Eric.

    in reply to: 2017 Calendar Confirmed! #214272
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    I’m reliably informed each month is the characters of R E D D W A R F 2 0 1 7 spelled out.

    in reply to: Is this the official G&T coffee cup? #214167
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    It needs an ‘S’ :p

    in reply to: Doug doing a Reddit AMA? #214166
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    ‘What is your Red Dwarf?’

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