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  • in reply to: Life Imitating Red Dwarf #262849
    Spaceworm Jim
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    I’m having a midlife crisis, just like the Universe in that one scene.

    in reply to: Interchangeable Episode Titles #261541
    Spaceworm Jim
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    Only the Good MirroR RorriM
    The End The Smeg It Is

    in reply to: Chris Barrie has updated his website #261540
    Spaceworm Jim
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    I’m going to be honest. I typed out “at least he didn’t say content” and then worried it came off as curt and typed out the rest of that post without really thinking about it much.

    in reply to: Chris Barrie has updated his website #261532
    Spaceworm Jim
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    I really hate the way he always describes new Dwarf as “product”.

    Came across to me like he didn’t want to use the words ‘special’ or ‘series’ because maybe he doesn’t know which it’ll be. Maybe a novelty condom? Then again, who would buy a condom called ‘the small rogue one’? At least he didn’t say content, eh! But yes, a positive sign!

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #261454
    Spaceworm Jim
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    As long as they aren’t returning Glenn Miller.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #261368
    Spaceworm Jim
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    I’ve complained about that toilet paper line so many times to so many people because of how it opens up those questions. No one has seems to have really gotten just how fucked up it is, or maybe they didn’t know I was talking about Red Dwarf, so I’m glad to finally hear this occurred to someone else. Thanks, Dave.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf VIII is flawed #261033
    Spaceworm Jim
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    I just don’t like the weird tone of Series 8, with this feeling that the characters could be beaten up for saying the wrong thing (and are). I don’t see how the Krytie TV scene which ends with Rimmer having the crap punched out of him could be seen as funny, or the scene where Ackerman beats up Cat for saying he seems like a nice guy, or the scene where Baxter breaks Cat’s fingers for accidentally spilling his food. At least Knot dies, but it doesn’t make him crushing Rimmer’s testicles in front of his posse and the other prisoners any funnier for me.

    I know it’s a very boring series, but these kind of scenes are what actually ruin it for me.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf VIII is flawed #261032
    Spaceworm Jim
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    But there’s also the end scene of Back in the Red, and all the hilarity that implies.

    in reply to: the social significance of nerds like Duane Dibbley? #261030
    Spaceworm Jim
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    The Promised Land got something like 2 million viewers. On Dave. Now they can’t all be Duane Dibbleys, can they?

    in reply to: Red Dwarf VIII is flawed #260156
    Spaceworm Jim
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    Looks like this discussion is building to a climax.

    The smeg it is.

    in reply to: Craig’s Appearance in Series III #259944
    Spaceworm Jim
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    I always think of Fearless Lister from Polymorph when I think of series 3, even though it’s only a few scenes in one episode, so you may be onto something. Series 4 I associate with Lister’s philosophical ramblings in DNA and Justice and the first two series I associate him purely on his interactions with Rimmer (probably an obvious thing to say). I’m not sure what I’m trying to say, but I agree that there’s something different about Lister in the third series. I still love series three though, which I’ve noted a fair lot of people don’t lately.

    Also, I think Rimmer is the closest to being a lovely person in some scenes in series 3, like when he’s cheerful and engaging at the beginning of Timeslides (even his digs at Lister seem lighthearted, that’s probably the performance) and in The Last Day he seems to really care about Kryten. Even at the confrontation with Hudzen it’s not like he doesn’t care, it’s just his cowardice outweighs everything else. Then there’s Bodyswap, which completely ruins the idea that he is a decent human being in that series.

    in reply to: Aspect Ratios #259943
    Spaceworm Jim
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    That last bit wasn’t aimed at you, Dave, I should’ve made that clearer.

    in reply to: Aspect Ratios #259942
    Spaceworm Jim
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    Logged in to basically post what Dave said, so I guess I just want to say I agree entirely with the previous poster. I don’t think Davies’ Who looks awful though, it just looks “of its time” and I don’t think it’s fair to use that against it.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #259854
    Spaceworm Jim
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    I think my unpopular opinion is that Red Dwarf needs jokes and a studio audience (just not shit jokes or the laughter from the audience too loud in the mix). There, I said it. Phew! This bravery thing is hard work.

    in reply to: Philip K Dick #259853
    Spaceworm Jim
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    I really enjoyed Ubik, and Valis sort of bent my younger mind out of shape for a bit. I think there’s a paranoia in common with Dwarf, that everything that can will go wrong. Better Than Life is very Dickish (no).

    in reply to: Christopher Nolan saw Red Dwarf #258842
    Spaceworm Jim
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    I will do so immediately. Sir.

    in reply to: Christopher Nolan saw Red Dwarf #258838
    Spaceworm Jim
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    Just wanted to add that I’m fully aware that my liking his films is just as personal as you not enjoying them, Ben, and also wanted to say I didn’t mean to sound like I was having a go at you or anything for how C Nolan’s films make you feel.

    in reply to: Christopher Nolan saw Red Dwarf #258837
    Spaceworm Jim
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    I disagree with pretty much every point you’ve made, Ben, but I’m not going to argue because they all seem personal and as such it would most likely devolve into “I feel this way about this aspect”, “well I don’t” and so on. But you did make me feel a little defensive about liking the Nolan films I’ve seen, must admit. I think they do value intelligence but it’s always tied to emotions. At the climax of Interstellar (spoiler warning), yes there’s stuff going on about string theory or something, but the point isn’t the science, the point is this man has missed his daughter grow up and is desperate to get back to get back to her. Nealy all of his films that I’ve seen (not all of them, mind, I haven’t seen the Prestige, Dunkirk, and I think there’s another one…) are about grief and people refusing to grieve in a healthy way. Would a criticism be that this theme of grief may be cynical and used specifically to ground the stories of his films? I don’t know really, I don’t know the man, but I do like his films. If Tenet shows that Nolan has moved on from the grief theme, I’ll eat my hat. Or backwards shit in some bushes.

    in reply to: Tony Slattery #258836
    Spaceworm Jim
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    It was a great, moving, sometimes very uncomfortable program but hope it helps anyone going through similar or even disimilar mental health problems feel less alone and encourgages them to look into getting help, be it psychiatry or even just feeling confident enough to talk to a trusted friend about it. Tony’s partner, Mark, wow, what a lovely man.

    Tony voiced an android in Kryten, too.

    in reply to: Christopher Nolan saw Red Dwarf #258824
    Spaceworm Jim
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    I like the look of the fight in the auditorium (or whatever it’s called) with the audience asleep, or dear. So it does the job of intriguing me without giving away anything of the plot. That’s pretty good for a modern day trailer. I hope any trailers coming keep it up.

    in reply to: A prediction about The Promised Land #258587
    Spaceworm Jim
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    Thanks for the suggestion, although I did see these when they went out on TV. I have the first one on DVD, but this is a good time to get 2-4. Cheers!

    I made a tiny fool of myself at the merch table when he was signing DVDs and I gave him mine without realising they were still wrapped in plastic. I should’ve made a bigger fool of myself, really, as it would make a vastly more interesting story.

    in reply to: A prediction about The Promised Land #258585
    Spaceworm Jim
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    Ohhhhh Stewart Lee! Saw him in Nottingham a few months ago, saying the unsayable. He’s great, I really should look into more of his stuff.

    in reply to: A prediction about The Promised Land #258583
    Spaceworm Jim
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    Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. I also had one prediction for the episode, to do with the reason Holly was in it, and it turned out I was wrong.

    I’m having fun trying to decipher Ridley’s comment. Is the umbrella thing about it raining CATS and dogs? Ridley should write some lyrics for They Might Be Giants. WHO has an umbrella? WHO. Doctor WHO. Ridley thought the Doctor would turn up? Some sort of intergalactic vet? Did Ridley write the fanfic? I’m deep into this now. Time to pull out and go to sleep. It’s tomorrow now.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #258461
    Spaceworm Jim
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    That Napoleon isn’t even real.

    in reply to: The Promised Land UKTV Play release time. #258454
    Spaceworm Jim
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    Thanks for the tip, although your username makes it hard to not be suspicious.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #258438
    Spaceworm Jim
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    The ending isn’t even that good.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #258385
    Spaceworm Jim
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    Is being a transvestite very bad? How come Hoguey has the…gun thing at the end of The Beginning when Lister took it from him earlier? To be honest, the second question I just pulled out of my Quagaars, I hope people will concentrate on the first question.

    in reply to: new Doctor Who scene ahead of Day of the Doctor rewatch #258239
    Spaceworm Jim
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    >Prequel

    “From my point of view the Time Lords are evil!”

    Enjoyed the Strax video a great deal.

    in reply to: Who has has a Red Dwarf dream? #258215
    Spaceworm Jim
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    They said that Oregon is bad and you should stop it if you can.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Cinematic Trilogy #258158
    Spaceworm Jim
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    Really like that Doug tweeted at Comic Con telling them he’s the co-creator and not “the creator.” I don’t have twitter anymore so just saw it now, under one of those linked ones.

    in reply to: Episode/s with the worst audience? #258078
    Spaceworm Jim
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    I think the whole idea of there being a two-tier group of fans is nonsense. It just comes across as trying to blame jealousy on other people. I don’t mean to be rude, and I’m sorry if this is coming across as twatty. Red Dwarf is vastly better with a studio audience. As Pete says, it’s a studio-based sitcom.

    I really love the guy who laughs too loudly in Polymorph. There was a similar person in the audience of at least one Hancock’s Half Hour episode, I think it was Hancock in the Police. When I heard it as a little worm I thought it was an audible signal to the audience to laugh. The cheer at the end of The Beginning is lovely, if a bit demented.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #258077
    Spaceworm Jim
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    Is the special actually focusing on Cat? The press release made it sound like it was more of a Lister story. Waiting for God isn’t an episode focused on Cat even though the story of his species is the only thing resembling a moving plot in it, as Rimmer’s garbage pod story is entirely static. Even Can of Worms isn’t really revealing anything new about the Cat, or interesting about any of the characters.

    Cat doesn’t mock Holly during the battle with Queeg, he offers him (admittedly not very helpful) advice. Other than that, I broadly agree with you, Veni, except I think the difference between Cat’s arseholeness in the earlier series and these latest ones is that he was funnier in the old days. “Let’s get out of here before they bring him back!” is far funnier than that one from Entangled, “except for me, him and him”, which I think is an abysmal line and makes me cringe just as much as the Blue Midget dance from Back in the Red. Is that an unpopular opinion? I don’t know, I’m pretty mainstream and bland when it comes to opinions. I think Kryten is funnier than Rimmer in Series 6?

    The guy who hosts the Empire podcast said Red Dwarf 1 and 2 were crap and it only took off when Kryten joined, which left me almost annoyed! This is a bit apropos of nothing, but I have nowhere else to vent about that.

    Whatever, though, you can feel how you want to. That’s probably how feelings work.

    in reply to: Doctor Who – Series 12 #257705
    Spaceworm Jim
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    Listen might have done “harm” (although, personally, I think that’s nonsense) but the acting, writing and direction are better than anything produced for 2019.

    Name of the Doctor is fine. It’s FINE. John Hurt!

    in reply to: Dirty Feed #256540
    Spaceworm Jim
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    This is well-written, fascinating stuff. Thank you, Mr Hoare.

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