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  • tombow
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    I have a couple of kindle fire tablets and I really like them, I like playing retro games, reading ebooks and going online in places like coffee shops with them. I have a laptop and phone, I just find the Fire a nice size/good usability for those purposes.

    in reply to: Favourite ChuckleVision Episode? #238545
    tombow
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    I can’t actually remember any single CV episode, though I know I’ve seen many. All I can remember is them having a kind of common plot where they are handymen or removal men and do something wrong, like dropping everything or breaking something.

    I read once that there is a culture of people online that analyse CV and see complex metaphors for Northern life in it.

    tombow
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    HP books 4 and 5 were the best for me, they were the ones that got me hooked into the series and emotionally involved. Before that, they had just been a fun read.

    tombow
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    A couple of days ago I wanted to read Rhys Ifan’s notorious anti comic book fan rant that he gave at comic con, and I ended up reading an old thread on a marvel message board from just before his turn as the Lizard in Amazing Spider Man came out, and these fans were listing ridiculously lurid “classic” things that the Lizard has done in the comic, and saying it won’t be the real lizard unless he eats a bunch of people and spits their bones out, etc.

    in reply to: Favourite Steptoe Episode? #238508
    tombow
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    the one where wilfred bramble was implicated in abuse

    tombow
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    I remember my Dad smugly telling me the Harry Potter film series would never last to the end. “do you really think people are going to sit through 7 of these? no one will know what Harry Potter is in a couple of years.”

    in reply to: Best And Worst Episode Endings #238490
    tombow
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    It’s just dawning on me it’s possible that I’ve only seen Series 1 Remastered.

    in reply to: Where Can I Find PE Bottles #238489
    tombow
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    all droid shopping channel? I’d like to order a PE bottle

    in reply to: Where Can I Find PE Bottles #238483
    tombow
    Participant

    thickie holden we used to call him. He invented the PE bottle.

    in reply to: Who has has a Red Dwarf dream? #238424
    tombow
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    I always have dreams where it’s the wrong genre though. Like I’ll have a Dwarf dream where it’s just a strait discussion of politics between Rimmer and Lister with no jokes, then I’ll dream that Taboo with Tom Hardy is a 70s style sitcom with canned laughter.

    in reply to: Who has has a Red Dwarf dream? #238423
    tombow
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    I actually (no joke) dreamed last night that I was showing my family (who all in real life used to like Dwarf but drifted off) Dave era Dwarf episodes and trying to choose which episodes to show them first. It was that weird kind of dream where everything was going wrong, like it was going to be Trojan but it was a Supermarket Sweep episode, and I picked up the X dvd and it had turned into Jurassic Park.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #238419
    tombow
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    EVERY BUDDY’S ALIVE ARNOLD

    the cheeky protagonist of “dinosaur train” is bought back to life by Rimmer after a mishap with a pet bird and a time wand

    in reply to: on today's episode of "What The Fuck", Thanks For The Memory #238405
    tombow
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    maybe by that point everyone including Holly has decided it’s quite a nice life on the ship with no-one higher qualified than Lister and Rimmer around. Not sure how that would stop Lister trying to activate Kochanski though – maybe Holly refuses because he knows it would screw him up. Especially when she inevitably doesn’t want to love him

    in reply to: Doctor Who – Series 11 #238301
    tombow
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    I’ve never watched any Capaldi episode, so I got his first box set today and just watched his first ep about the robot organ collecter under Victorian London. I really enjoyed it.

    tombow
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    I’ve always been curious about Rimmer’s first awakening – how long was he on before Lister came out of stasis, how did Holly break the news to him, how did he react.

    in reply to: Why doesn't Chris Barrie read Last Human and Backwards #238286
    tombow
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    I know the omnibus of the first 2 was re-released sometime in the last few years. The other 2 are always “in print” in my local charity shops.

    in reply to: Is Backwards considered a funny episode? #238263
    tombow
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    I’ve just rewatched it, and eh, besides the classic driving test and Flintstones conversation, the stuff set on Backward earth just isn’t for me.

    in reply to: Is Backwards considered a funny episode? #238260
    tombow
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    Re watching it now and I’d forgotten about Kryten’s Starbug driving test – I admit this part is classic Dwarf

    in reply to: Silent Running #238127
    tombow
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    He’s always famously disliked Star Wars, and I was interested after seeing SW VII myself what Kermode would think, as I thought it’s more, lighthearted, comedic friendly feel would click with him – I was pleased to see I was right and he did enjoy it.

    in reply to: Silent Running #238122
    tombow
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    I never knew about Silent Running until I heard it was one of Mark Kermode’s favourite films. He’s a bit of a national treasure really. I never understand why people give film critics such a hard time and lose their temper if they don’t agree with them. I love a good interesting review from someone like Kermode or Ebert, even if I don’t agree with it.

    in reply to: Silent Running #238119
    tombow
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    (although let me add – in that scene the men aren’t actually desperate for sex. They’re tricking Colossus – an evil AI keeping them trapped in a facility- into giving them privacy so they can plot against it),

    in reply to: Can I be a special guest at the next Dimension Jump? #238118
    tombow
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    In my position as a casual fan who has never really been part of the community and only just this year got round to seeing X-XII – I declare –

    yes. Yes you can.

    in reply to: Silent Running #238117
    tombow
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    I just bought myself a little used dvd pile of cult sci fi I haven’t seen for ages. I got Dark Star, Silent Running, This Quiet Earth, Colossus – the Forbin project, and Black Hole. Colossus is hilarious. Computer asks “how many times a week does a man require a women” – “several times a week! you have access to archives of art and history – look it up!”

    in reply to: Talking about things being non-PC #238073
    tombow
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    oh really? I’ll have to watch those, I’m way out of date with LoG, Last thing I saw was the film I think. I was just clearing out my old dvds and found the stage show, xmas specials, etc,

    in reply to: Talking about things being non-PC #238068
    tombow
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    I was just thinking, one thing which me and all my friends laughed with at the time, which I way don’t think is ok now, is the trans taxi driver in League of Gentlemen. I can’t think how they thought it was ok even then, I mean I was a teenager and the world wasn’t as social justice aware as now, but they were adults, one of them part of the LGBT community.

    in reply to: Series III Certification #238036
    tombow
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    They say bastard in Simpsons sometimes.

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #238017
    tombow
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    yes sirs they’ve been around – Rimmer and Lister root around in Kochanski and MacGruder’s old room and find their dating diaries in a hidden panel. The episode ends on the punchline of both of them shouting simultaneously “what a slag!”, which prompts pages of discussion on a review’s comments on whether they were justified in using the word.

    tombow
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    thanks. I was just rewatching X and I was thinking, some of these scripts are kind of generic in terms of how much time has passed. Other than the Kochanski references, you could put them in series 3 and not have to change any lines.

    tombow
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    oh thanks, I’d forgotton about those.

    in reply to: Doctor Who – Series 11 #237952
    tombow
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    “I’ll be honest and say that I’m not a fan of the sex change”

    I’m fine with it, but for logic’s sake shouldn’t it be called Nurse Who now?

    in reply to: Doctor Who – Series 11 #237951
    tombow
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    I haven’t seen it yet, but killing off one of the new team sounds like Torchwood

    in reply to: Doctor Who – Series 11 #237946
    tombow
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    I really liked the Eccleston series but I could never get into Tennant and kept drifting in and out of it.
    Reasons –

    -the sentimentalism was too sickly
    -it seemed like there was too much quality variation – a great episode would be followed up by a silly one, and the extreme mix of styles from one episode to the next (horror to sci fi comedy) meant I never really felt excited about sitting down to watch it
    -Tennant’s manic performance didn’t really grab me

    having said that, I did enjoy a lot of episodes, and admired the imagination, I just couldn’t get excited about it.

    Matt Smith’s era always seemed a bit too posh and mainstream for me, with all him and all his friends being tall white and skinny. Not saying there wasn’t good episodes.

    in reply to: What's the best CGI ever? #237916
    tombow
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    …I thought Grevious fighting Obi Wan was pretty awesome too. Just how fluid Grevious moves. And the Superman Returns shuttle-catching scene.

    in reply to: What's the best CGI ever? #237915
    tombow
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    The first film that really shocked me with how visually impressive it was was Spider-Man 2, the first fight between SM and Doc Ock on the side of the bank wall. It seemed so fluid and free. I guess it should have been Jurassic Park or LOTR, but I was just engrossed in the story of those film that I never stopped to think “how impressive, that creature isn’t real”

    in reply to: Talking about things being non-PC #237888
    tombow
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    Primordial Soup volume 3 – Fathers and Suns original script

    The crew approach TAIWAN TONY, a vending machine of Asian food, to ask it’s opinion on the Chinese Whispers question. TAIWAN TONY speaks in cultured tones with a soft, barely perceptible east Asian accent.

    in reply to: Talking about things being non-PC #237871
    tombow
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    “I browse the website Kiwi Farms occasionally”

    I remember falling into the cruel rabbit hole of reading about the antics of Chris Chandler

    in reply to: Favourite Bunkroom? #237785
    tombow
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    3-5 because it looks more 80s sci fi with it’s chunky design.

    By the way, is there a canon reason why Lister and Rimmer share a room? Is it a condition of Rimmer’s hologram that it gets deactivated if he sleeps too far from Lister or something?

    in reply to: What's the most you've laughed at Red Dwarf? #237747
    tombow
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    Right, now Last of the Summer Wine – go

    in reply to: What's the most you've laughed at Red Dwarf? #237729
    tombow
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    having just looked…for some reason Justice/Inquisitor and Terrorform/Meltdown always merge in my mind. Like I remember the Inquisitor taking them to the Justice world and Rimmer’s psyche containing all those historical figures. Shame on me for forgetting Quarantine though.

    in reply to: What's the most you've laughed at Red Dwarf? #237728
    tombow
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    I’ll try and remember 3-6 off the top of my head..bearing in mind I haven’t seen them in order for years (just watched my faves at random)

    3 – backwards, marooned, polymorph, timeslides, body swap, last day

    4 – dimension jump, dna (i think), um…terrorform? white hole? justice?

    5 – holoship, obviously ended on back to reality, Camile, um…darn

    6 – psirens, legion, gunmen, emohawk, rimmer world, out of time

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #237727
    tombow
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    No, but he seems to think he would based on speed. I guess…I was a confused kid when I saw it, so I kind of wondered if men were meant to be fast lovers, as I’d heard people on other sitcoms joking about men being too fast.

    in reply to: Charles Aznavour has died #237722
    tombow
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    Geoffrey from Rainbow just died too. :(

    in reply to: Jokes you don't/didn't get #237709
    tombow
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    I was always confused by Cat boasting about his thrusts being as fast as a drill or jird, because aren’t good lovers stereotypically slow and measured?

    in reply to: What's the most you've laughed at Red Dwarf? #237689
    tombow
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    I can still remember all the episodes. I just struggle getting them in order if I haven’t watched classic RD for a while.

    tombow
    Participant

    it would be mainly middle aged men with sarcastic personalities.

    in reply to: What's the most you've laughed at Red Dwarf? #237676
    tombow
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    I think there was a time in the 90s when I could have recited the episode names of series 3-6 in order.

    in reply to: What's the most you've laughed at Red Dwarf? #237661
    tombow
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    I just re watched Kryten for the first time in years and did a big genuine laugh at Cat being stuck at the mirror. I dunno, I feel now like Cat was more genuine and cute in Series 1-2…because I always think of myself as not really being into Cat, (with the same old fashion jokes and cruel jabs) but I’m really liking him now. Even his voice seems less stereotypically screechy in the early series.

    in reply to: What's the most you've laughed at Red Dwarf? #237657
    tombow
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    I agree that mr Bean looks so well crafted now. That sandwich on the bench one where the hot water bottle stopper pops out of his ear right on cue.

    in reply to: What's the most you've laughed at Red Dwarf? #237656
    tombow
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    Yeah I started at series 3 (although I did see Queeg first) and then read the novels/programme guide as I went through 4-6. I didn’t actually see series I until 1997 or so

    in reply to: Would you watch a series with just Rimmer and Lister? #237618
    tombow
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    my main memory of VIII is shopping with my Dad in Sainsburys and wanting him to rush home because Back in the Red part 1 was going to be on. Then being excited at Lister being put in the bunkroom, and the rat bum scene. After that, there’s so much going on that my memory becomes fuzzy.

    in reply to: What's the most you've laughed at Red Dwarf? #237617
    tombow
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    I always find with much loved old comedy that the pressure of “you have to like this because it’s so loved” kind of ruins the humor for me. Like if Fawlty Towers or Morcambe and Wise comes on, I feel like I’ll be an un-British arsehole if I don’t laugh. And that kind of distracts me. Whereas with new comedy I can just enjoy it for what it is.

    in reply to: has anyone ever eaten a Shami kebab? What are they like? #237535
    tombow
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    I don’t get it either, they’re exactly what Lister would like. It would make more sense if he hated a posh food like cous-cous or organic tofu.

    in reply to: has anyone ever eaten a Shami kebab? What are they like? #237511
    tombow
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    i forgot I’m a vegetarian. Linda McCartney heirs or Quorn get on this

    in reply to: What's the most you've laughed at Red Dwarf? #237500
    tombow
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    Sparky – i meant Snacky, I was mixed up with the Babylon 5 AI which is called Sparky

    in reply to: What's the most you've laughed at Red Dwarf? #237499
    tombow
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    as for the show, I think Kryten/RL’s performance is the one thing that has me actually laughing loud. I mean, I softly chuckle if Lister and Rimmer are fighting or something wacky happens, but Kryten is the one character/actor who can make me crack up just by his performance/mannerisms. I did LOL at Sparky being made in MK, because I live in MK.

    in reply to: What's the most you've laughed at Red Dwarf? #237498
    tombow
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    I think the most laugh was when I was listening to the audio book of the 2 novels and God was revealed to have a northern Ricky Tomlinson type voice. I knew God was coming (as I’d read it before) and I was curious as to how CB would portray him, expecting a stereotypical booming Shakespearean voice.

    tombow
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    maybe that’s why Ace was never mentioned in Skipper? IX-XII Rimmer is VIII Rimmer, and he never knew about Ace (and the others think it would be cruel to tell him, especially as this Rimmer has been the prat version for so long it’s too late for him to Ace)

    tombow
    Participant

    my interpretation was that every version of Ace is secretly our Rimmer underneath, and turns back to normal when no ones looking and he can relax and take the wig off.

    And I’ve always thought there may even have been truth to what he hears in Back to Reality about him being a hypnotised spy or something. After all, Lister re-starting the universe was mentioned as a real-world thing in the novels. Maybe the despair squid dug those things from their subconscious.

    in reply to: Conservative youtuber Citizen X muses on CC/Lister's ethnicty #237392
    tombow
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    I think you got it right

    tombow
    Participant

    I think you could do something interesting with Duane. Explore how he’s a manifestation of Cat’s insecure side or something. He’s who Cat is when you strip away the fashion.

    in reply to: Conservative youtuber Citizen X muses on CC/Lister's ethnicty #237386
    tombow
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    I’m sorry everyone. I watched a random video on youtube last year about how people with a high IQ have a harder life than people with a low one, and ever since then, I’ve been getting video recommendations about Dr J Petersen, various right wingers, and that Citizen X guy.

    His first few videos that I saw were just generic rebellious stuff about how he doesn’t trust the police and hates surveillance, and I enjoyed them. After his videos became more iffy, I stopped listening to them months ago.

    I was curious about that 007 as I remembered liking him and I wanted to know if he would come out with racist stuff or if he was ready for a black Bond…I think he actually does support a black Bond (although its hard to tell with the video being so rambling). He boasted in his next video about how “half his followers un-subscribed” after hearing he’s ready to see a black Bond. After hearing him bring in Lister an an example I just impulsively posted it.

    Again sorry every one

    in reply to: Red any funny books lately? #237385
    tombow
    Participant

    The funniest book series I’ve read (outside of obvious ones like Dwarf and Discworld) are these 2 different “choose your own adventure” series on kindle – one is Choose o Matic, which is just a bunch of silly adventures in zombie futures, superhero cities, dinosaur zoos and spaceships, and the other is “Whatley Tupper” about a college janitor who gets pulled into adventures with the physics prof, who uses him as a guinea pig, putting him in wormholes and time machines and stuff – VERY Dwarf ish humor in that series. I’ve never seen either of them in print books, but they were quite cheap on kindle.

    I read that “Scoundrels” last year too which was a bit of a hoot (bit gross and slightly homophobic at times though).

    in reply to: Charmingly error-riddled Red Dwarf article from 1993 #237298
    tombow
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    in reply to: Episode/s with the worst audience? #237094
    tombow
    Participant

    Sorry

    in reply to: Cassandra #237021
    tombow
    Participant

    I remember liking the new version of Rimmer’s fling with McGruder in the Last Human novel, but I can’t remember how it went now. Obviously my bought-new-on-release-day hardback copy went to a charity shop years ago (not dissing it, I just didn’t think I’d read it again)

    in reply to: Episode/s with the worst audience? #237018
    tombow
    Participant

    I actually did feel emotional when I saw it in BITR…I was about to cheer, “yes classic Dwarf is back!”…so I was comparing the emotions of the 2 reveals…

    in reply to: Cassandra #237016
    tombow
    Participant

    He was probably hanging around McGruder waiting for a spell of memory loss to kick in again.

    in reply to: Cassandra #237009
    tombow
    Participant

    one thing that always gets me is, the gang back on a reborn S1 ship is a cool idea, and the gang spending a series on a tough prison ship is a cool idea, but why mash those 2 ideas together?

    in reply to: Your Red Dwarf juvenilia #237008
    tombow
    Participant

    oh man on Korn it’s that song with the nursery Rhymes when it gets heavy

    in reply to: Cassandra #237005
    tombow
    Participant

    even as a kid seeing Rimmer using the sex virus so much in VIII felt wrong..

    in reply to: Cassandra #236998
    tombow
    Participant

    Oh yeah, I forgot how similar to Future Echoes it is. Man I missed Rob co-writing then

    in reply to: Episode/s with the worst audience? #236997
    tombow
    Participant

    I dunno, I mean it’s only a room. We’ve still had the same 2 men, the same style of banter, all through the years. If we all love the grey room so much why not just always use it? And why not cheer instead of murmer.

    in reply to: Cassandra #236970
    tombow
    Participant

    maybe Kill Crazy is one of those Savants with one genius skill and special needs.

    in reply to: Cassandra #236969
    tombow
    Participant

    Re-watching it now and although “that” scene is creepy, I did laugh at loud at Rimmer’s going through all the extra time he would have needed, to “2 would have done” *shamed face*

    in reply to: Cassandra #236966
    tombow
    Participant

    So do people generally not think Beyond a Joke is a good ep? Because I remember enjoying that one most from S7 too, for some reason. I haven’t seen it for years either (except the blog recap).

    in reply to: Cassandra #236964
    tombow
    Participant

    Oh is it the one where he persuades Kochanski into bed? Oh No.

    in reply to: Your Red Dwarf juvenilia #236963
    tombow
    Participant

    well, he did follow it up with “beat it uptight”, explaining how his idea of consensual but slightly edgy encounters may work.

    in reply to: Ranking Kryten's Cosmetic Appearences #236959
    tombow
    Participant

    personally I like the milder ones that have less angles and show his normal face off the most, because I like his expressions.

    in reply to: Your Red Dwarf juvenilia #236958
    tombow
    Participant

    “my reverential just-discovered-nu-metal ones are funnier”

    did you review Korn’s debut? I still remember how much that blew me away

    in reply to: Idea for an episode. #236956
    tombow
    Participant

    HAN OF WORMS – the Dwarfers go through a wormhole, and end up making friends with the crew of the Millennium Falcon circa Empire Strikes Back. Han confides to Lister over lagers – Correlians have to have sex or they die, and he’s nervous about how things are hotting up with Leia…

    in reply to: Would you ever watch Steptoe and Son if it was set in space? #236954
    tombow
    Participant

    “you dirty old nerf herder”

    in reply to: Best And Worst Episode Endings #236953
    tombow
    Participant

    I think the first ending that popped out to me as being memorable was Holly saying “I’m fantastic” in Queeg.

    Bad? I was always bothered by those ones that end with some big throwaway disaster which is never mentioned again (like Rimmer dying again in Timeslides), but I guess that’s the nature of sitcoms.

    I think my least fave is really BTE part 1, because it just felt unsatisfying and like nothing had happened yet, and I was just getting into it (after being excited)

    in reply to: Episode/s with the worst audience? #236951
    tombow
    Participant

    I thought it was a bit awkward in Skipper when they walk into the S1 bunkroom and the audience kind of give this loving murmur.

    tombow
    Participant

    thanks friends

    in reply to: Would you watch a Red Dwarf "reboot" with an all female cast? #236925
    tombow
    Participant

    Sacred Jedi Texts. That should be good for a
    couple of hours.

    Three days without food, and the walls of civilisation come
    tumbling down!

    What d’you mean?

    Been on the island for a few years, and you’ve turned into a barbarian.

    I’m just burning a book!

    It’s not just a book. It’s the only copy of probably the
    greatest work in Jedi literature. Probably the only copy left in
    the entire universe, and you’re quite happy to toss it on the fire to
    keep your little mitts warm for fifteen minutes?

    There’s nothing else to burn.

    That’s it, then, is it? Goodbye Darth Bane? Farewell Revan?
    Toodle-pip Nomi Sunrider?

    Have you ever read any of it?

    I’ve played Knights of the Old Republic. That’s based on one of them.

    Yeah, but have you actually read any?

    Not all the way through, no. I can quote some, though.

    Go on, then.

    “There is no emotion; there is peace. ” (Long pause.) That’s all I can
    remember.

    Where’s that from, then?

    Master Vandar Tokare, you moron. The speech that he does at the
    beginning. (Declaims) “No emotion…” something something something. It’s
    brilliant writing. It really is. Unforgettable.

    OK, I’ll save it till last. (Holds up another.) Marvel’s Leia Pin-Ups. Is it
    OK if I burn Marvel’s Leia Pin-Ups.?

    Save page sixty-one.

    in reply to: Would you watch a Red Dwarf "reboot" with an all female cast? #236896
    tombow
    Participant

    sorry bad joke

    in reply to: Would you watch a Red Dwarf "reboot" with an all female cast? #236887
    tombow
    Participant

    No, I not watch a Red Dwarf reboot with a female cast. I would of course, simply out of curiosity, check out ANY version or remake of Dwarf – even if they made one cast completely of American youtube alt-right commentators, I would check it out simply for the sake of being informed on Dwarf history. But women in the posse would upset me too much. It’s BOYS from the Dwarf people.

    in reply to: What's the Story Behind This? #236823
    tombow
    Participant

    I always used to hope, back in the 90s, they would do some amazing, fun 2D Dwarf game for the SNES and Mega Drive, like running round the ship solving puzzles and blasting polymorphs, with humor from the show. Like a cross between Earthworm Jim, Metroid, Prince of Persia, and some point and click thing.

    tombow
    Participant

    “The X-Files (just one keeper)”

    I know, the lizard man ep was great, wasn’t it.

    tombow
    Participant

    I thought it would be interesting if Cat just didn’t feel human. Like we know watching the show DJJ is a handsome man, but if you were in the RD universe, he just wouldn’t register as a person, it would feel like standing next to a zoo lion or something.

    tombow
    Participant

    Or maybe “identity within” had canonically happened by the time he met Kochanski and he just wasn’t in a sexual “season” anymore?

    tombow
    Participant

    Yeah that’s another thing. Cat should at least be fascinated with Kochanski in her being the first woman he’s ever had the chance to get to know and see up close for longer than a day.

    tombow
    Participant

    Loathe to say this because I like TLJ and the Leia flying scene, but I’m not sure Lucas had decided on Leia being Luke’s sister or a force user by ESB? You could simply interpret that scene as Luke being able to project his thoughts. Although if it’s canon you want, Leia was a full blown saber wielding Jedi in EU canon for 20+ years.

    in reply to: Architectural firms in dubai #236722
    tombow
    Participant

    do the people of Dubai have their pillows side-by-side, or two-tier?

    in reply to: Bottom Podcast #236721
    tombow
    Participant

    staying on the Rik theme, I’m watching my way through a box set of New Statesman right now, and I’m not sure what I think of it. The writing and ideas are great in terms of the different ways of political corruption he gets involved with, but the timing often seems slow and off in ways that dampen the humor.

    in reply to: Architectural firms in dubai #236719
    tombow
    Participant

    It’s not Dubchal, it’s Dubai! We’re gonna have a hot dog stand in Dubai!

    in reply to: Should Series XIII focus more on drama or comedy? #236718
    tombow
    Participant

    It always annoys me when there is some fight about a sci fi/fantasy film/show and someone discounts all calls for realism, like “you want realism in a film about wizards?” There are different levels of realism and different ways to be realistic – for example, Buffy has more serious performances and themes than the 70s Hammer vampire films, the Nolan Batman films have more serious crime themes than the Burton films (despite a lot of the sci fi in the Nolan films being a bit silly), Spider-Man being played by a stunt man swinging on real ropes feels different to a CGI Spider-Man, etc.

    in reply to: Remember when Dark Star for 5.98 was a big deal? #236714
    tombow
    Participant

    def a big influence on RD with a radiation leak, emotional scenes in a round observation deck, etc. I haven’t seen it for years, it’s on youtube but the version on there has crap sound.

    tombow
    Participant

    if you take the whole series as canon, her father Anakin was born of the force so it’s not surprising she would have some subconscious force protection. I did not mind that scene, it was a bit magical and the fantasy side of SW to me.

    tombow
    Participant

    I didnt like Last Jedi so much at the cinema because I just found it a bit depressing, but I’m starting to appreciate it re-watching it on DVD. I kind of like Luke being non violent, the more I think about it.

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