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  • in reply to: Sonic Mania #263275
    tombow
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    I thought most of Colours was 2d or at least on a Crash Bandicoot style fixed track. I still haven’t played it though. But I remember it being hailed as a return to form at the time.

    in reply to: Sonic Mania #263231
    tombow
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    what about Sonic Colours on wii? Is that considered crap by 16 bit purists? I never played it, but always heard people with good memories of it.

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #263230
    tombow
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    people don’t like advocaat?

    tombow
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    I used to really like Birds as a kid. The women in it reminded me of my aunties. But I’m not sure I ever found it really good or funny. Just comforting. I think one place you can sometimes find discussion of relatively forgotten sitcoms is in the comments of their youtube uploads. Though I’ve not looked for BOAF there yet.

    in reply to: Your Popular Red Dwarf Opinions #262967
    tombow
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    the jokes about sex were funnier when i was a boy

    in reply to: people who “react” to RD on Youtube #262951
    tombow
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    Jim Briggs is hugely impressed with Trojan after almost giving up on BTE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0f9IDWzh-8

    in reply to: Life Imitating Red Dwarf #262754
    tombow
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    I’m low esteem with a disappointed family like Rimmer
    and probably can be as dirty as Lister and anxious as Kryten at times…maybe as dumb as Cat or grumpy as Holly

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #262732
    tombow
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    someone on imdb, when BTE was airing, said they emailed Norm Lovett to ask if he saw it, and he supposedly replied – “I disliked it on a number of levels and am glad I wasn’t involved”.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #262731
    tombow
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    is true that glass conservatories on the back of houses only became a thing in the UK because of the TV show Dallas? I heard on some nostalgia thing that it was because the Dallas characters ate breakfast in them so people wanted their own.

    also… there is only one person on Earth I know thinks Deep Purple are naff… Ritchie Blackmore…

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #262727
    tombow
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    One thing I’ve been thinking about is that I don’t really get the association with Rimmer liking Hammond Organ music and being uncool, or the genre of players he’s supposed to be into. I associate the Hammond with classic hard rock – Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, The Animals etc.

    in reply to: The Orville #262726
    tombow
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    (for example hearing people complain that the show was an “ego trip” for SM, I thought his character was gonna be like Zap Brannigan or Zaphod. So I’m pleasantly surprised)

    in reply to: Life Imitating Red Dwarf #262722
    tombow
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    bruce Wayne in batman Returns got cold soup wrong too. Only his was Vichyssoise.

    “They are both generally known as cold soups but Vichyssoise is also delicious served hot with croutons and a swirl of cream. Gazpacho can only be served cold or it changes its flavour.”

    in reply to: The Orville #262718
    tombow
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    bumping this thread to say, I’ve been watching through The Orville for the first time starting with episode one, and I really like it.
    It’s not *great*, but it’s sweet and has nice characters and interesting little stories.

    I’m not particular fan of MacFarlane’s cartoons, but I like him in this so far.He reminds me of 90/00s Ricky Gervais in his funny annoyed expressions.

    And I feel like there’s a meta element of, his captain character is out of his depth, and MacFarlane is also out of his usual depth, playing the lead in a half-serious sci fi show. I feel like, behind the comedy, he seems to sincerely want to capture the gravitas of real Trek captains, and even if he doesn’t quite manage it, it seems a respectable attempt.

    Also, I was worried the show was gonna be all “bro”/”douchey” humour ,but I haven’t found it that bad. The only source of that is the captain’s old friend (the bearded guy who sits at the front) but even he seems more restrained and low key than I was expecting.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #262711
    tombow
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    are the rival team who appeared in “universe challenge” on rd night still in the fan community?

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #262671
    tombow
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    what I don’t get about Funkos is people who just have them piled up unopened so their house just looks like a Funko shop. I guess they’re all planning to sell them some day.

    in reply to: Who has has a Red Dwarf dream? #262666
    tombow
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    I had a really intense dream last night about Stoke me a Clipper. Like Rimmer was leaving and kissing everyone, and for some reason me and a lot of my friends and family were part of the Starbug crew and Starbug was like a mix of the S7 set and my 90s home. And Rimmer was asking us to look at the ace light bee planet and remember the Aces. Grace Jones was there ready to go on adventures with Ace too.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #262652
    tombow
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    it seems weird they dont have ones of the actual band. I know there are a couple of Ozzy ones, but the full band in their 70s wizard like stage outfits would be pretty cool. …are there Dwarf funkos? Wow. There are. oh..they’re custom…

    I guess I should hear some blink 182, I’ve always liked US pop punk without really loving it, or without really giving it a chance to sink in. I always enjoy a Green Day, nofx or B182 album for a few minutes then forget to listen to the rest. But most of my friends growing up loved all those bands more than anything.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #262650
    tombow
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    bit of a random event with only the slightest RD connection. The model who posed for the gothic figure on the front of Black Sabbath’s debut album, long thought lost to time, has recently been discovered to be new age healer/musician Louisa Livingstone. On finding her they have now a funko pop of her character from that cover to celebrate the record’s 50th anniversary.

    https://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/EkJB1vPWAAAfuXI.jpg

    The reason it came to my mind here, is that Chris Barrie’s Motoring Wheel nuts video was filmed at Mapledurham Mill, the same place as appears on the record cover, and some shots have it in the exact same place in the background. Which makes me wonder if it was in the director’s mind at the time.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #262336
    tombow
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    what about this?

    That episode, “Terrorform,” which ends with the crew facing the monster of Rimmer’s self-loathing, made me cry so hard as a teenager that I refused to watch it again for nearly 20 years. It remains the purest expression of my psyche available on modern TV.)

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/3da7a9/struggling-to-grow-older-with-my-favorite-childhood-sci-fi-show-red-dwarf

    in reply to: Cassandra is not shit #262335
    tombow
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    I think to me series X-XII is the equivalent of Metallica’s “Death Magnetic” or Black Sabbath’s “13” albums. The classic/generic pieces are all in place – it should make me feel like a kid again – but despite moments of brilliance it all feels a little hollow. VIII is more like Sabbath’s Forbidden or Metallica’s St Anger. BTE is the Reunion live album or Garage Inc. They’re back but with a few unusual moments.

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #262303
    tombow
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    I always imagined Rimmer (in bodyswap) was reacting to the pubic hair. Like it would have small creatures nests in it and tons of insects or something or just bits of string caught in it.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #262073
    tombow
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    I was idly thinking about why we never see Hudzen mechanoids again. I guess they were all crazy and got discontinued. I was also thinking about the “universe” in Krysis sounding like Morgan Freeman but in the BTL audio novel God sounds like Ricky Tomlinson. I know it was in the game…so I guess that’s just how Rimmer imagines God would sound.

    in reply to: people who “react” to RD on Youtube #262023
    tombow
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    Jimb’s reaction to Back in the Red Part 1 complete with an extra 20 mins of him talking to his live chat about RD, and lots of pro-VIII comments under the video –

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #262020
    tombow
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    actually when I heard that joke it never occurred to me till now that the two Hollys are actually the same.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #261997
    tombow
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    such a stupid waste of time. Lego Bill n’ Ted mall or Fraiser Crane Apartment/Studio is where it’s at

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #261996
    tombow
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    I’ve just been wondering whether Norm’s Holly ever interacted with Bob’s Kryten. I guess it would have had to have been in S8 if they did.

    My auntie had a teddy of Alf but I never really knew what he was. I’m guessing the show was E.T. influenced.

    in reply to: people who “react” to RD on Youtube #261926
    tombow
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    that’s a good point actually. I guess you could say the same about reactions to star wars movies. Like you have to consider the context of how long the fans had waited at the time.

    in reply to: The “Programme Guide” books #261924
    tombow
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    Two hour-long video presentations aren’t really easter eggs.

    have you seen the dvd for Dean Learner (the Alan Partridge style fake chat show with Richard Ayoade?) It has something like a 3 hour low budget sci fi movie tucked away in the extras!

    in reply to: people who “react” to RD on Youtube #261923
    tombow
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    I like Jimb’s recaps, it’s interesting to see what a modern cool/young person makes of classic RD.

    in reply to: The “Programme Guide” books #261875
    tombow
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    I’m assuming both ups and outs ?

    in reply to: The “Programme Guide” books #261873
    tombow
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    (after searching round this site it seems most dvd series outakes were taken from smeg ups but smeg ups still has stuff unique to it)

    in reply to: The “Programme Guide” books #261871
    tombow
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    I think they contain all sorts of footage of the actors messing around on set, from what I’ve read. I’m not sure how much stuff is repeated either.

    in reply to: The “Programme Guide” books #261839
    tombow
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    I’ve never actually seen smeg ups/outs. For some reason I just kept forgetting to. I guess it’s a piece of RD history I have to get round to.

    tombow
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    I loved the film but…I found the “future” Bill n Ted’s being so horrible a bit depressing. I don’t mind “out of time” so much because I always saw the Dwarfers as almost-horrible people anyway. But Bill n Ted are meant to be the most positive people.

    I loved Dennis the robot…I’ve been rewatching youtube clips of his scenes so I can laugh at them again…

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #261475
    tombow
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    I just assumed Rimmer got angry with Lister using so much paper once and lectured him on the correct way to wipe with 3 pieces.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf VIII is flawed #261474
    tombow
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    I watched some guy on youtube last night “reacting” to Back in the Red and I quite enjoyed it, especially most of Kryten’s scenes. I was 14/15 when it came on and I didn’t think it was total crap or anything then. Just too manic and fast moving and with too many silly scenes not balanced out by serious parts.

    in reply to: Who has has a Red Dwarf dream? #261292
    tombow
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    I’m not sure I’ve ever had a Dwarf dream. I used to have re-curring dreams of musicians like ACDC, Kiss, Ozzy and Tony Iommi, and Slash, coming into school to teach us music, and they’d always be wearing their stereotypical on-stage outfits. In fact I’m not sure I’ve dreamed about a sitcom at all. Maybe had a few dreams I went to Byker Grove or something. I used to dream about Fraggle Rock a lot as a kid.

    in reply to: What would you like to see in a new novel? #261183
    tombow
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    it would be interesting to see it become a franchise of novels like Star Trek and Wars have. Maybe hire the current handful of sci fi comedy authors that exist like Toby Frost and Gareth Powell (I haven’t actually read either of those authors, but their books look funny and slightly Dwarf ish)

    in reply to: What would you like to see in a new novel? #261180
    tombow
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    Personally I’d like to see a new epic novel just set in the Dave era doing some story that’s too ambitious for tv, concludes Kochanski’s storyline or something else epic. I wouldn’t want it to get bogged down in explaining whether it’s set after Last Human or Backwards or both. Just treat BTE/SX as a fresh start and go from there.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #261138
    tombow
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    THE LAST GAY

    Ian McKellen as Bent Bob in the episode that won a Stonewall award

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #261131
    tombow
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    A MERE TAD AN EPISODE

    Doug lays down some rules about how much the cast and crew can drink while taping.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #261107
    tombow
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    I FEAR FOR AN EPISODE

    Doug tweets that hes working on a script for Timewave 2 that should “trigger the PC snowflakes pretty hard”

    in reply to: Worst episodes of series 3-5? #261104
    tombow
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    It’s only just occured to me that in Me2 it’s kind of strange that Rimmer gets tired exercising, or even needs/wants to exercise…I guess it’s a mental battle of discipline between the Rimmers, but why get tired? Does it just overload their bee charge or something?

    in reply to: The Best Bits of VIII #261080
    tombow
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    even though it’s a silly idea, I like Bobby Llew’s acting when he reveals he’s been classed as a woman…I loved Holly appearing and hearing the cheer, and Cassandra is still pretty good. I like the brig idea and Kill Crazy is the ultimate cult RD character…I actually liked the blue midgets dancing and the claymation part…oh yeah, and I thought Rimmer being “old Rimmer” again was fun.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #261078
    tombow
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    STRICTLY BUTTER SIDE UP

    The Dwarf cast take part in a new Saturday evening game show where celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver judge their toast making skills. It is eventually revealed that the show was commissioned by a homophobic bbc director who felt the previous dancing show was too camp for family evening viewing.

    in reply to: Misheard lines #261075
    tombow
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    Owning the first programme guide book as a kid helped me catch a lot of the more obscure jokes…

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #261063
    tombow
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    CRAIG’S JARLS

    During the events of Back to Earth the real Craig Charles finds a way onto Red Dwarf and uses the ship and time drive to fulfil his ambition to rule Viking era Scandinavia.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #261061
    tombow
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    DANNY GONE POOLS

    A Red Dwarf actor cannot be found as he is doing some sports gambling.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #261057
    tombow
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    DANNY JOHN FOOLS

    After deciding his joints are feeling a bit stiff for that evening’s “Strictly” taping, DJJ asks GNP’s effects department to build some kind of animatronic mechanoid lookalike to take his place.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #261048
    tombow
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    ESCAPE FROM THE ZIGGY PIGGY

    Having already found the perfect curry and shami kebab across space and time, Lister is in need of an ice cream desert to wash them down. From other cosmic time travellers they hear tales of a place in San Dimas, California, on 1980s Earth. However..they discover too late it is run by a pink-uniformed figure they have encountered before…

    in reply to: Red Dwarf VIII is flawed #261047
    tombow
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    I think for me it was Rimmer hitting his groin…or the T-Rex poop…or maybe even the rat-arse because it was a first hint that this series wasn’t exactly was I was expecting.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf VIII is flawed #261011
    tombow
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    I’m trying to decide what my actual worst single moment of S8 is, but having trouble choosing.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #261010
    tombow
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    CRIT COP’S BRIT POP

    CC and his wife relax to a radio stream of mid 90s indie bands

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #260994
    tombow
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    KILL CRAZY’S STILL LAZY

    KC continues to avoid his brig chores.

    in reply to: the social significance of nerds like Duane Dibbley? #260992
    tombow
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    this seems relevant – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anorak_(slang)

    I never got why it’s bad for him to have a thermos. Hot drinks are nerdy? I guess it’s because trainspotters had them on a cold platform.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #260976
    tombow
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    LEGION’S VEGAN

    The boys discover a space station run by a mysterious figure who eats a plant based diet.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #260955
    tombow
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    POLYMORPH’S JOLLY WORF

    a Polymorph sneaking round the ship is distracted by soft toy of a Star Trek character with a friendly face.

    trek

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #260954
    tombow
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    KILL CRAZY’S HAZY

    Kill Crazy is put on medicinal cannabis to calm him down, but the overly strong dose effects his memory and ability to carry out tasks.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #260937
    tombow
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    LISTER’S BLITZERS

    Lister has to guide Starbug through an asteroid field where German-speaking simulants have put lethal speed cameras

    in reply to: Red Dwarf VIII is flawed #260922
    tombow
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    maybe Lister ordered the suit of armor from sort kind of online 3d printer thing. Why not? Starbug is big now, and he was ordering the coffee maker thing in Trojan.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #260841
    tombow
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    LUNAR CITY DEVON

    The boys are overjoyed to find a reproduction of England’s famed “Jurassic Coast” on a pleasure moon, complete with fossil beaches, dinosaur museums, seafront amusements and farming theme park “The Big Sheep”.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #260830
    tombow
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    AREN’T YOU A PANTHER WRIST?

    The crew discover Red Dwarf’s secret ultimate purpose is to be the wrist section of a gigantic space version of the Panther Shurikenzord from Power Rangers. While exploring the rest of the huge mechanical beast, they find it has planet-destroying fire breath capabilities, but choose to deactivate them. “We’re not a frying panther wrist” explains Lister.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #260188
    tombow
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    so Lister had Frankenstein in a cupboard but she never made noise when Rimmer was there?

    in reply to: Worst episodes of series 3-5? #260090
    tombow
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    Polymorph is what I’ve always said my favourite episode is. It was one of the first ep I saw properly as a kid (for some reason the first one I watched all the way through was Queeg, then I didn’t see another repeat till Marooned and Polymorph.) I loved the combination of the tight Alien type horror story with the silliness of how much they all change, especially Rimmer and Lister. Not sure I’d rate it as the show’s best now, but I do still think it’s a good capsule of what makes RD great. I also found it really exciting to see the lower boiler room type area they hunt the Polymorph in. As I’d only seen the series 1/2 sets by then.

    in reply to: Jupiter Moon: Crap TV Show #260089
    tombow
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    for some reason the one Pugwall scene that always stays with me is when Pugwall’s mum worries about how crazy the band could get in future, and she imagines them sitting around dressed like a glam-metal band, looking stoned, eating pizza and burping. I didn’t really understand as a kid they were meant to be drunk/stoned, I just thought all rock stars were unhealthy cause they ate bad pizza.

    in reply to: Worst episodes of series 3-5? #260068
    tombow
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    Personally I think BTE feels more Dwarf than VIII. BTE feels to me like the ambition of the novels. VIII is …I dunno

    in reply to: Worst episodes of series 3-5? #260024
    tombow
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    Not to get political, but wasn’t Ghandi a bit of a prick? Mother Theresa, as well. She was still alive when Meltdown went out. Died in ’97. And Ghandi only died three years after Hitler.

    maybe it’s a realism thing. If a Dwarfer mentions Gandhi or Hitler, you can imagine they share the world with the real figure, but when there’s a actor there who looks and acts nothing like the real one…

    in reply to: Aspect Ratios #260023
    tombow
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    We need to just accept that “TV show” as a term is now broad enough to include programming that is not necesarily carried on a television signal or watched on a television set, just as films don’t need to be shot on film, video doesn’t need to be on a videotape, and comics aren’t necessarily funny.

    are novels still novel?

    in reply to: Worst episodes of series 3-5? #260015
    tombow
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    I guess as well watching it now I find Gandhi being in it a bit dodgy/uncomfortable, I mean whatever you think of him, he was a real person that didn’t live that long ago like Napoleon or someone.

    in reply to: Worst episodes of series 3-5? #260013
    tombow
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    I think as a kid I really didn’t like Backwards or Better Than Life because I just didn’t like seeing the Dwarfers in modern day normal Earth, it just felt wrong and dull to me. I like them on planets which are like, swamps or dark forests, or grim futures like Back to Reality. I even think Back to Earth does it better with the meta-twist making it a bit more unusual.

    Terraform to me always felt like a bit of a dull lull in rewatches, not that there’s anything wrong with it, it’s just a bit low key compared to the epic episodes around it.

    I think I way over-rate Series 3 because I had it all on video when I was about 11/12, so it was pretty much my introduction to, not just RD but a lot of the concepts of the episodes, like… time travel changing the past, android life, religion, how losing anger/pride could change a person so much, etc. It was pretty much the first philosophical sci-fi I experienced in any format, and I re-watched it a lot just trying to get my head around some of the ideas, so it’s hard for me to be dismissive about its flaws. (outside of Backwards)..

    …looking at the episodes now I don’t think there’s a single one across 4 and 5 that didn’t blow me away, other than Terrorform and Meltdown…I loved all of 6 too. In fact I liked Gunmen the least of 6 because I wasn’t really enthused about the idea of the Dwarfers in a western. I haven’t even rewatched Gunmen since the 90s so I can’t rate it fairly.

    in reply to: Worst episodes of series 3-5? #260011
    tombow
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    I think Last Day seems sadder now. At the time, Kryten to me was just a bit of a creepy new character who had possibly killed/neglected his previous crew, had a scary vacuum attachment and a slightly sinister voice/face/manner.

    in reply to: Aspect Ratios #260010
    tombow
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    Everyone I know who has streaming services like Netflix or Disney Plus watches them through a tv, laptop maybe if they’re a student or something. It’s home viewing anyway I guess, even if it’s not called TV. Maybe I should wonder if it’s the widest ever content made for the home viewer rather than the theater/cinema viewer.

    Anyway …I can’t imagine they’ll ever be a standard one ratio for films, not with rebellious arty directors wanting to use the different varied cameras/film of the past. I can see it maybe being like, the norm, but with exceptions, like Tarantino demanding to use film when most films use digital, etc.

    in reply to: Aspect Ratios #260001
    tombow
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    wow. I had no idea the Mandolorian episodes were cinemascope-wide. Is it the first ever tv show made for home viewing to be that super-wide?

    in reply to: Worst episodes of series 3-5? #260000
    tombow
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    I loved Bodyswap and Timeslides when I first had the video. The cheekiness of them fighting over who gets to be the Tension Sheet creator, and the grossness of Rimmer over-indulging in Lister’s body really tickled me at the time.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #259963
    tombow
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    MEN BEHAVING KRYTE-LY

    Gary and Tony fall into a time wormhole on the way back from the pub and end up on Mimas where they are picked up as vagrants and held on Dwarf’s prison deck, later being nano-reborn. Krytie TV is exactly the same only their shouts of “phwoar!” “Nice one” are now loudly heard above the crowd.

    in reply to: Break a Red Dwarf Episode #259962
    tombow
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    BLUE

    Without Rimmer Lister goes insane, and spends the rest of the series under sedation in a therapeutic room on Starbug.

    in reply to: Craig’s Appearance in Series III #259956
    tombow
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    RE Rimmer in S3, yeah I like a softer Rimmer who isn’t really a bad person, just chirpy and annoying.

    in reply to: Aspect Ratios #259938
    tombow
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    I never really thought enough about how much Dr Who’s ’05 series was aimed toward easing “regular people” (ie non sci fi fans) into getting into a sci-fi show.

    in reply to: Misheard lines #259931
    tombow
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    I didn’t really get the jokes in the novel about which side Rimmer “dresses on”. I still don’t really. Maybe I only wear loose clothes or something. I mean I know now what it means, I guess it just came from an era of tighter trousers.

    in reply to: Aspect Ratios #259930
    tombow
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    which is similar to the 4.3 square shape of pre 2000s tv.
    Not to be that guy, but only because I’m a girl so I’m being that girl in exactly the way one might be that guy, but 4:3 TVs were still relatively common into the early 2010s and some long-running shows like The Simpsons didn’t switch over to high definition 16:9 until as late as 2009.

    I didn’t actually buy my own widescreen tv untill 2017 or so. Before then I had my 90s crt tv. I’m a bit behind on tv. I don’t actually have a licence. I just watch dvds and streaming. If I want to watch something like Red Dwarf on dave/uk I go to my parent’s.
    And for some reason I like a soft image. Like if I’m streaming something I often put it down to 360p or 240p even if I’m on fast internet. I find super-HD images too sharp and bright to focus on somehow.

    in reply to: Aspect Ratios #259913
    tombow
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    Sorry to bump an old thread. But you may like to know the Japanese art film director Ozu hated cinemascope widescreen and refused to film in it, saying it looked like toilet paper. His 50s/60s films are stubbornly in a 1.33.1 which is similar to the 4.3 square shape of pre 2000s tv.

    in reply to: The Curse of Mr. Bean (thoughts) #259905
    tombow
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    I was watching Go-Gos music videos …

    in reply to: The Curse of Mr. Bean (thoughts) #259903
    tombow
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    wow, this is the Joan of Arc/Kochanski crossover I never thought I’d see – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPrmOvr3jhI

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #259898
    tombow
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    Well, “it does mean changing the bulb” is one of my all time RD moments. I always chuckle just thinking about it.

    in reply to: Philip K Dick #259857
    tombow
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    One thing I forgot to say was they remind me of the films RoboCop and Running Man in how they parody adverts etc (I know they aren’t pkd adaptions but they feel similar). Still waiting to see the scanner darkly film

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #259758
    tombow
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    I always thought the stuff Timothy Spall says in Back to Reality may have had a grain of truth to it, and been pulled from their subconscious. I mean, we know Lister really will find Kochanski, and Talkie Toaster says in the novels that Lister will do the universe-creating thing he mentions, so why not Rimmer have that secret stuff in the swimming certificate.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #259749
    tombow
    Participant

    maybe it’s trying to make a point that we need our dark side somewhat to protect ourselves. Like the aforementioned Star Trek episode where Kirk needed his out-of-control, aggressive side to function.

    in reply to: The Curse of Mr. Bean (thoughts) #259720
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    Participant

    In my defense…Alex Winter was in the Chilli Pepper’s video for “Knock Me Down” in ’89…

    Also there is one other un-discovered Californian funk-hard-rock album I’ve been getting into lately…LAPD’s self titled album..featuring 3 members who would go on to join a lesser band called Korn…

    I dunno I still feel like they would have been more on the cutting edge based on how cool they look and that they live near Los Angeles and stuff…

    in reply to: The Curse of Mr. Bean (thoughts) #259718
    tombow
    Participant

    I guess Rufus did say “eventually” their music would contact other planets and stuff. It actually fits better for me to imagine they got big for a while, faded away, then had a triumphant comeback in 2020 which created their future.

    in reply to: The Curse of Mr. Bean (thoughts) #259716
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    Participant

    when I rewatched them the other day one thing that did occur to me was that maybe the 2 writers didn’t really know enough about current music to know what kids like Bill n’ Ted would be into. Like with how they’re dressed they look like they would have been into like Jane’s Addiction and Chilli Peppers, not just older stuff like Van Halen and Iron Maiden. That is one way the 2nd film is superior in that it has Faith No More and Primus in it, so more research was taken to imagine up to date stuff they would have been into.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #259714
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    probably said this on the thread before, but I never really liked Backwards. I just find it a bit boring and I usually skip it if I rewatch S3. I love the concept in the novels though.

    As for the Morgan Freeman universe voice, I thought he should sound northern, like God did in the Better Than Life audiobook.

    in reply to: Your Unpopular Red Dwarf Opinions #259709
    tombow
    Participant

    BTE needed audience laughter

    in reply to: The Curse of Mr. Bean (thoughts) #259707
    tombow
    Participant

    I bought the Graphic novels/tpbs of Bn’T’s Triumphant Return and Bn’T Save the Universe a few weeks ago. Return is only ho-hum (it’s about Bill n Ted trying to help Denomolos as a kid, only to have him go back to their San Dimas and steal their success, to make a dark future where he rules and Rufus is a rebel leader)…it’s pretty short and padded with some other one off funny stories, like the good robots getting a virus and Bn’T having to track down an IT expert woman in the future to help them.

    Save The Universe was really good/epic and could have been a movie IMO. It’s mostly set in space and quite Dwarf-ish in places, I won’t give too many spoilers except their moms are in it. Missy and Deacon have big heroic roles in it too. Although to be honest neither storyline really feels like something canon that you could imagine happening in the films. They’re way more wacky.

    also..the end of Bogus Journey was actually a late addition to the script. In the first draft they win the battle by defeating the bad guys but still play their crude out of tune chords as the credits roll. Promising Rufus they will get good later. http://www.billandted.org/moviesbjearlydraft07.htm

    in reply to: Break a Red Dwarf Episode #259699
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    krytie Tv

    As a mechanoid controlled by his programing, and way beyond the technology of anything the nano-reborn Dwarf crew have seen, Kryten is not put on the prison deck but handed over to the top minds on the ship to be examined and questioned, and therefore can not film the women.

    in reply to: The John Belushi Conundrum #259698
    tombow
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    I think Brad Garrett (the brother in Everybody Loves Raymond) would have made a good Lister. He has that same “slob with hidden depths” feel. What about Martin Kove for Rimmer? He had the same “petty failed military man” feel in the Karate Kid films. And since this is a fantasy how about Prince for Cat and Bryan Cranston (in his nervous Malcolm in the Middle Dad mode) as Kryten.

    in reply to: The Curse of Mr. Bean (thoughts) #259697
    tombow
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    I thought I’d bump this as I wanted to make a thread about Bill n’ Ted 3 and this had a lot of Wyld Stallyns discussion on it. Of course…the Red Dwarf novel omnibus had a subtle dig at Bn’T where it’s listed as one of Rob and Doug’s early Dwarf ideas before being rejected as “too dr who”.

    As for the debate between the two films, everyone I know seems to prefer the second, but I don’t get it at all. Excellent Adventure was one of my favourite films as a kid – I was already fascinated with epic rock bands like Queen and Iron Maiden when I saw it, so the idea that a band like that could be usher of a new age just completely grabbed my imagination as a kid. I loved all the characters too, I found the dudes and the historical figures really lovable.

    Wheras Bogus Journey…every 5 years or so I rewatch it a couple of times to try and love it, but it’s just not my thing. It just feels like a bunch of madcap cartoony ideas crammed together…robots, aliens…the 2 actors seem way over the top, like really shouty with exaggerated mannerisms, (even the good versions) whereas in the first film they’re more relaxed and natural. Like stoned versions of their real selves. I love the Reaper and the parts they’re playing games with him,..I like most of it, the end is nice, I just don’t think I’ll ever love it.

    Plus the first one just feels like a serious film in places, like the Wild West, Ancient Greece, it feels real. Everything in BG looks cartoony. EA just left me with a really powerful feeling as a kid, like I’d seen this important spiritual film.

    I am really excited about Face the Music ..I’m expecting to love it…I don’t really know what the status of UK cinemas is now. I just really need to see the trilogy finished.

    As for Bean, I remember my Dad having strong feelings that Bean was going downhill and he was becoming too cruel. I can’t remember the cut off point for him though.

    in reply to: Jupiter Moon: Crap TV Show #259692
    tombow
    Participant

    Australian shows were rockin’ in the early 90s – Girl From Tomorrow/Tomorrow’s End, Pugwall, Round the Twist…

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #259565
    tombow
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    maybe only organic/alive beings are affected by timeslides changing the past. Maybe as the place where the timeslides were kept on, the ship and it’s parts (including Rimmer and Holly) were left unchanged. Although there’s no reason to *keep* him on – “so it’s just you and me?” “well without Lister here there’s no reason to keep you around” *blip*

    as for drive plate, maybe there was an atmosphere of negligence. Maybe Jupiter was just a really badly run company…maybe the Captain really was a donut chef who had gotten friendly with the right people, just scraped through the exams into being captain and didn’t really understand how important the drive plates were, or everyone just thought someone else was in charge of them and didn’t think about Rimmer not being able to handle them. Maybe Rimmer pushed himself into taking charge of them to feel important.

    in reply to: Unanswered Questions #259554
    tombow
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    I still wonder why Holly had Rimmer activated in the “Lister gets rich with the tension sheet” timeline of Timeslides.

    And…I know nothing about spaceship (or any ship) mechanics, but if Dwarf needed multiple technicians and a navigation crew to fly safely before the accident, why is that not an issue in the show? Who fixes the drive plates now?

    And the valid question from Justice, why were they responsible for the drive plates? What were they, lowly soup machine maintainers or people with the whole crew’s life in their hands?

    in reply to: Christopher Nolan saw Red Dwarf #258820
    tombow
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    he was an 18 year old sci fi fan living in the UK when RD started, so he must have at least known about it

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