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  • Ged42 18 Oct 2012 22:12:04 7,703 posts
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    Red Dwarf's time travel episodes always tend to a be a bit cheesy. Had some good jokes though, the vindaloo one really made me laugh.
  • localnotail 18 Oct 2012 23:09:51 23,093 posts
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    Weakest episode so far, but still made me laugh. Liked the explanation of Rimmer's middle name :D

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  • MrDigital 18 Oct 2012 23:31:23 1,866 posts
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    Goodfella wrote:
    They've all been bad compared to series 1-6.

    Why was Jesus a Geordie?
    He wasn't, did you not see the end? Apparently he was Scottish by the sounds of it :D

    In any case, is this really anything to nitpick about in a show like Red Dwarf. We're talking about a very cheesy, absurd sci-fi comedy, I'd be a lot more surprised if they had a somewhat accurate accent :)

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  • dsmx 19 Oct 2012 00:00:09 7,563 posts
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    Whose to say what an accurate accent was back then, there's no audio records, there's not even a record of what he looked like.

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  • daddygerplex 19 Oct 2012 00:03:31 305 posts
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    Worst of the three so far for me, but not horrible. I just prefer the ones set on the Dwarf more.
  • daddygerplex 19 Oct 2012 00:03:32 305 posts
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    Worst of the three so far for me, but not horrible. I just prefer the ones set on the Dwarf more.
  • MrDigital 19 Oct 2012 00:33:38 1,866 posts
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    I think a large problem with this episode is that the episode brought back memories of Back to Earth, which means people dislike it even though the episode is good on its own merits.

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  • Spong 19 Oct 2012 01:37:58 525 posts
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    I didn't have a problem with the episode this week, it still held its own with the funny stuff. I thought the pay-off to the Cat nicking Lister's pork was pretty good. The one thing I didn't like though was that ridiculous joke about Jesus' age and Rimmer doing his hand-calculator thing. How fucking long did they stretch that out for an answer everyone knew was coming?


    daddygerplex wrote:
    I just prefer the ones set on the Dwarf more.
    Agreed. I originally didn't like RD6 because it was set in the confines of Starbug.

    Edited by Spong at 01:38:33 19-10-2012
  • binky Moderator 19 Oct 2012 09:20:36 9,456 posts
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    When I saw the "Next Week..." trailer for Lemons I had my fears. They were pretty much warranted. Disappointing episode last night and wasn't a patch on something like TimeSlides which it tried to mimic in places. Couldn't quite get over the fact they had to walk from Albion to India. Wah? (and that sort of thing doesn't normally bother me in a programme like RD).

    Hope next week is better.
  • ZuluHero 19 Oct 2012 09:24:01 4,028 posts
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    yeah I think it works better when they don't try to branch out so much. Some of it made me laugh, though it wasn't a patch on the first 2.
  • Whizzo 19 Oct 2012 09:29:19 43,038 posts
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    I wasn't too impressed with the episode either, I know continuity isn't important in RD but Rimmer's parents were 7th Day Hoppists for a start.

    How Kryten couldn't power up the remote was a mystery too.

    Anyhow there were some laughs but it's certainly the weakest of the three so far.

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  • Steve_Perry 19 Oct 2012 09:38:28 3,625 posts
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    I quite liked it. Was probably the weaker of the three, but it still brings a smile to my face watching Red Dwarf that isn't totally shit (S6-7 BTE). At least its not trying to be Blade Runner.

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  • binky Moderator 19 Oct 2012 09:54:34 9,456 posts
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    @Steve_Perry You've got a point. It wasn't as good as the previous 2 eps but still better than anything churned out from S7, S8, S9.
  • Blaizefm 19 Oct 2012 17:49:09 232 posts
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    I thought it was unbridled shite. None of the actors looked like they were enjoying themselves either. I didn't even smile once, never mind laugh. Terribly written, logic gaps ahoy, and just plain not funny. The trailer for the next episode didn't bode well either. I'm starting to worry if they've front loaded the best episodes.
  • mal 19 Oct 2012 19:16:04 22,341 posts
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    Meh, I don't care how it's filmed. BTE was filmed with lots of outdoor shots and in big studios, but that didn't make it any good.

    Don't get me wrong - I miss all the old miniatures shots. But the characters are there, it's still fairly inventive and there is the odd joke to laugh at. The combined might of the late BBC series and BTE ensured they had nothing to lose with this, and so far, yes, I am enjoying it.

    Edit: Sorry, BTE not BTL

    Edited by mal at 13:52:28 21-10-2012

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  • Deleted user 19 October 2012 19:52:51
    Seriously, though. Flatpack furniture jokes? Was half surprised they didn't have a joke about how VCRs are hard to program.
  • Dirtbox 19 Oct 2012 20:08:27 77,480 posts
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    To be fair, flatpack furniture is an enduring evil that we're never going to be rid of.

    Doesn't make it funny though.

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  • MrDigital 19 Oct 2012 20:20:33 1,866 posts
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    Goodfella wrote:
    My point was not that expensive sets or equipment would make it better but that it just looks poor. Like it's filmed on digital camera, something I hate, like those crap straight to DVD films usually are. And the cast are wearing way too much make up. :p

    BTL?
    I'm guessing this.

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  • superdelphinus 19 Oct 2012 20:34:03 8,035 posts
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    I quite liked last night's :)
  • Spong 19 Oct 2012 21:50:59 525 posts
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    I don't get why people are so down on Lemons. It was probably a space-saver episode, written at the mercy of the budget, that's how it felt to me. But it was still funny.
  • superdelphinus 19 Oct 2012 22:08:16 8,035 posts
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    it's the only one so far that i thought wasn't hateful
  • effinjamie 21 Oct 2012 12:02:27 881 posts
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    Blew Tea through my nose at the "meat" in deep freeze on B deck joke!

    Edited by effinjamie at 12:02:45 21-10-2012

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  • Spong 21 Oct 2012 13:10:51 525 posts
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    @effinjamie Yeah, I thought that was a brilliant pay-off to that joke.
  • Lukus 21 Oct 2012 14:01:25 19,002 posts
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    I think everyone's being a bit too kind and forgiving about these new episodes. Aside from the first one, they've been basically very disappointing.

    Rimmer and Lister (or Barrie and Charles more accurately) especially seem to have forgotten how to act as those characters properly and their shared disapproval of each other has more or less gone from the writing.

    None of it feels right. The scripts aren't bad necessarily, they're just not very good either, and the overall execution of them is pretty poor. Everyone just seems tired and disinterested and unsure of themselves.

    It seems that expectations of this series have been so low that they've managed to surpass them, which weirdly has satisfied lots of people. But is that how things should work? No.

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  • Maturin 21 Oct 2012 14:05:31 2,892 posts
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    Just because you don't like it that's no justification to tell everyone else that they are wrong for enjoying the show. This isn't the Prometheus thread . :)
  • thelzdking 21 Oct 2012 14:06:33 4,328 posts
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    It hasn't been 'right' since Rob Grant sacked it off after season 6.
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