The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Somebody Else's Problem » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:24 am

Tafdolphin wrote:Not only that, Chris Barrie had grown so sick of Craig Charles he quit.


That's not entirely accurate. He quit because he was busy with The Brittas Empire. By that point he actually got on with Craig Charles, whom he despised in the earlier years.

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by Wedgie » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:27 am

Kryten made an appearance in earlier series then disappeared after insulting Rimmer.

Then he's a full fledge member of the crew and yet can't insult Rimmer properly like he did before. Is there an explaination for this? :lol:

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by superfurryfox » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:27 am

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superfurryfox wrote:Series 8 was ruined even more by bringing the crew back but I have to admit Kill-Crazy and Captain Hollister were brilliant and just for that I would say its better than series 7.


And the return of Holly!

Lister: Holly, we need your advice, mate. We've been cornered by a T-Rex that was formerly a sparrow, and the only thing that can turn it back into Woody Woodpecker is in its stomach. What's your take on the situation?
Holly: What do you want? The long or the short version?
Lister: Long.
Holly: You're finished.
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The Cat: What's the short version?
Holly: Bye.


Oh God yes, how did I forget Holly? Can still remember the joy that came over me when he first popped up with "Whats happening dudes?" at the end of series 7 :wub:

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Tafdolphin » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:28 am

Ok cool, didn't know that.

I spent one summer a while back watching through all 8 series with the commentaries. They're absolutely fantastic and mainly consist of the cast catching up with each other and claiming they can't remember anything about filming the series. It is obvious though that Charles and Barrie still don't get on. The best series of commentaries is the one where Craig is absent; Barrie is allowed to shine (as opposed to being borderling bullied by Charles in the others) and even fills in for his absent castmate with a Lister impression.

Wedgie wrote:Kryten made an appearance in earlier series then disappeared after insulting Rimmer.

Then he's a full fledge member of the crew and yet can't insult Rimmer properly like he did before. Is there an explaination for this? :lol:


It's explained in a fast-forward Star Wars text crawl at the start of series 3 I think. Fake EDIT: Wikipedia to the rescue:

A very fast scrolling text at the beginning of the third series (a parody of the Star Wars opening crawl[8]) explains that Kryten smashed the space-bike into an asteroid. Lister found Kryten's remains and had to rebuild him from scratch, and so was unable to recreate him exactly.

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by DML » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:42 am

I think the hate for Series 7 and 8 is too strong at times. 'Duct Soup' and 'Ouroboros' from Series 7 are two of my favourite ever episodes. I would say 'Krytie TV' is the worst ever though. Close between that and 'Bodyswap'.

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by Rubix » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:46 am

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Carlos » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:58 am

DML wrote:I think the hate for Series 7 and 8 is too strong at times. 'Duct Soup' and 'Ouroboros' from Series 7 are two of my favourite ever episodes. I would say 'Krytie TV' is the worst ever though. Close between that and 'Bodyswap'.


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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by TheTurnipKing » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:30 am

Wedgie wrote:Kryten made an appearance in earlier series then disappeared after insulting Rimmer.

Then he's a full fledge member of the crew and yet can't insult Rimmer properly like he did before. Is there an explaination for this? :lol:

IIRC, one of the books suggests that Kryten took off on Lister's bike and got flattened by an Asteroid. He's retrieved though and Lister puts him back together (badly).

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Rubix » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:23 pm

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Wedgie wrote:Kryten made an appearance in earlier series then disappeared after insulting Rimmer.

Then he's a full fledge member of the crew and yet can't insult Rimmer properly like he did before. Is there an explaination for this? :lol:

IIRC, one of the books suggests that Kryten took off on Lister's bike and got flattened by an Asteroid. He's retrieved though and Lister puts him back together (badly).


Wasn't that the better then life book?

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by superfurryfox » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:30 pm

TheTurnipKing wrote:
Wedgie wrote:Kryten made an appearance in earlier series then disappeared after insulting Rimmer.

Then he's a full fledge member of the crew and yet can't insult Rimmer properly like he did before. Is there an explaination for this? :lol:

IIRC, one of the books suggests that Kryten took off on Lister's bike and got flattened by an Asteroid. He's retrieved though and Lister puts him back together (badly).


Yet bizzarely resembled Krytens brother "Able" in every way other than colour :lol:

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by TheTurnipKing » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:14 pm

superfurryfox wrote:
TheTurnipKing wrote:
Wedgie wrote:Kryten made an appearance in earlier series then disappeared after insulting Rimmer.

Then he's a full fledge member of the crew and yet can't insult Rimmer properly like he did before. Is there an explaination for this? :lol:

IIRC, one of the books suggests that Kryten took off on Lister's bike and got flattened by an Asteroid. He's retrieved though and Lister puts him back together (badly).


Yet bizzarely resembled Krytens brother "Able" in every way other than colour :lol:

The physical look was easy, it was the internals he really messed up, crosswiring Krytens guilt chip with one of his CPU accelerator boards.

(The original Kryten "look" can be considered a side effect of the complete lack of budget the show had :lol: )

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by TheTurnipKing » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:17 pm

Rubix78 wrote:
TheTurnipKing wrote:
Wedgie wrote:Kryten made an appearance in earlier series then disappeared after insulting Rimmer.

Then he's a full fledge member of the crew and yet can't insult Rimmer properly like he did before. Is there an explaination for this? :lol:

IIRC, one of the books suggests that Kryten took off on Lister's bike and got flattened by an Asteroid. He's retrieved though and Lister puts him back together (badly).


Wasn't that the better then life book?

I honestly can't remember, though a few posts back Taf suggests that it's actually from the scrolling text from the start of that season.

Honestly, I've read so many of the books and seen so many of the episodes (and smegups) that the whole thing is just a kind of generic Red Dwarf mish-mash in my head :)

If you're a fan of Red Dwarf and you've not read the books, you've been remiss in your duties :lol: They'll often take scenes that were parts of episodes and elongate them, or let you see what certain characters are actually thinking.

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Wedgie » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:22 pm

Sdrawkcab seog gnihtyreve erehw koob taht daer ylno ev'I.

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by TheTurnipKing » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:24 pm

Wedgie wrote:Sdrawkcab seog gnihtyreve erehw koob taht daer ylno ev'I.

Sdrawkcab eb dluow tahT.

Memorable for the scene in which Kryten "inconspicuously" runs backwards at 30mph while wearing a yellow cagoule IIRC. :lol:

That's the kind of thing I mean about the books. I've never "seen" that scene, but I can picture it (and hear the character voices) perfectly.

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Wedgie » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:28 pm

Cat goes for a gooseberry fool. In a world that goes backwards.

Epic Lol.

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Wedgie » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:32 pm

Also I like the episode "Gunmen of the Apocalypse".

It won an international Emmy award if I remembered correctly. :wub:

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by TheTurnipKing » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:32 pm

Wedgie wrote:Cat goes for a gooseberry fool. In a world that goes backwards.

Epic Lol.

That is a scene that has to be read to be truly appreciated.

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Carlos » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:27 pm

TheTurnipKing wrote:
Wedgie wrote:Cat goes for a ****. In a world that goes backwards.

Epic Lol.

That is a scene that has to be read to be truly appreciated.

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In the book they expand it because they spend several years there. He ends up having sex with a mountain girl.

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by RogueLeader » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:12 pm

Never understood the hate for 7 and 8 myself. I'd put them on par with the first few. The middle years are the best ones.

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Rubix » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:47 pm

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First audience recording starts for Red Dwarf Series X tonight. Anyone as excited as we are?! Here’s a sneak peak behind the scenes.

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