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Stuart B

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« Reply #120 on: 01-09-2004 08:09 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2004 08:09 »

Sil, this is taken from the official Red Dwarf site:

   
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Originally posted on Reddwarf.co.uk:
The cinematic ambitions of the series became immediately evident when it was decided to remove the studio audience from the equation. The demands of the live performance had done little for the cast's nerves, and the effects that the show demanded were increasing every season to the point where almost half of series VI was pre-recorded.

Though it does seem I was wrong about the actual canned-ness of the laughter. According to the site, the complete recorded episodes were shown to an audience after filming.

Woo! TOTP qoutey dance!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #121 on: 01-09-2004 10:50 »

 
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Originally posted by M0le:
 Sounds funny, I've always liked bodyswaping episodes of TV shows. What happens in it?

Somebody tell me he's being sarcastic.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #122 on: 01-09-2004 14:50 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2004 14:50 »

You need to tell it?


By the way.. one curiosity..

Red Dwarf ship is told by the books to be 5/6 miles long.. 3 miles wide and 4 miles tall. That`s the original Red Dwarf wich phisicall modell can be seen from Season 1-5 (well seasons 3-5 had a new modell but it was the same design). In series VIII a new Red Dwarf appears.. itīs aparently longer and they say that it`s the Red Dwarf rebuilt as it was just before the JMC (company who owns RD) introduced all their fund cut backs. So we can asume than "original desging by JMC" Red Dwarf (the one wich appears as CGI in season 8) was longer than the Red Dwarf wich appeared in seasons 1-5. But then they say that the "CGI" Red Dwarf is also 5 miles long.. so.. the ship was originaly a lot Smaller? The CGI Red Dwarf if its 5 miles long it has to be less than 1 mile tall and same wide.. after the cut backs is 4 miles tall and 3 miles wide.. What kind of funds cut backs make a ship far large than before?
Sil

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« Reply #123 on: 01-09-2004 19:20 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2004 19:20 »

 
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According to the site, the complete recorded episodes were shown to an audience after filming.

That was the case with Bodyswap, which (nod to PCC Fred) was the only ep prior to series 7 which was not filmed with the live audience. You can hear Craig Charles laughing at himself on the track - they were present at the screening.

Also, in the infamous 'Wilma Flintstone' scene, unless I am much mistaken, you can hear Chris Barrie go 'Ha!' very loudly - presumably from out of shot waiting for a cue or something - in response to 'well, I would go with Betty.  But I'd be thinking of Wilma.'

This.. is my timey-wimey detector. Goes 'ding' when there's stuff. Also, it can boil eggs at thirty paces. Whether you want it to or not, actually, so I've learned to steer clear of hens. It's not pretty when they blow.
nagrub

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« Reply #124 on: 01-09-2004 20:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Javier Lopez:
You need to tell it?


By the way.. one curiosity..

Red Dwarf ship is told by the books to be 5/6 miles long.. 3 miles wide and 4 miles tall. That`s the original Red Dwarf wich phisicall modell can be seen from Season 1-5 (well seasons 3-5 had a new modell but it was the same design). In series VIII a new Red Dwarf appears.. itīs aparently longer and they say that it`s the Red Dwarf rebuilt as it was just before the JMC (company who owns RD) introduced all their fund cut backs. So we can asume than "original desging by JMC" Red Dwarf (the one wich appears as CGI in season 8) was longer than the Red Dwarf wich appeared in seasons 1-5. But then they say that the "CGI" Red Dwarf is also 5 miles long.. so.. the ship was originaly a lot Smaller? The CGI Red Dwarf if its 5 miles long it has to be less than 1 mile tall and same wide.. after the cut backs is 4 miles tall and 3 miles wide.. What kind of funds cut backs make a ship far large than before?


I remember an episode where they went on a lift to some level. I thought it was really cool how it took them a few hours. i always liked that, it really showed the scale of the ship. In one episode rimmer goes backpacking in engine room. good stuff.
M0le

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« Reply #125 on: 01-09-2004 22:03 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2004 22:03 »


No, PCC Fred, I wasn't being sarcastic. I was 100% serious.
Sil

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« Reply #126 on: 01-10-2004 08:42 »

In case anyone hasn't seen it and doesn't want to know.

It's one of my favourite, if not my all time favourite episode of RD.

This.. is my timey-wimey detector. Goes 'ding' when there's stuff. Also, it can boil eggs at thirty paces. Whether you want it to or not, actually, so I've learned to steer clear of hens. It's not pretty when they blow.
nagrub

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« Reply #127 on: 01-10-2004 08:58 »

indeed it was great. was that the one where kryten and lister swapped? that was so funny. i can't remember the quote but, 'my nipples don't work'!!
wait a minute, or was that when kryten became human, yeah, that was it..... what does a guy have to do to get a little help here?
Sil

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« Reply #128 on: 01-10-2004 09:45 »

Yeah - that's not Bodyswap, love. I think the one you mean is in series 4...? I'm not sure either.

February 16th.
Stuart B

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« Reply #129 on: 01-10-2004 10:41 »

That'll be DNA, where Lister has the ultimate in bad curries...
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #130 on: 01-10-2004 15:12 »

 
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Originally posted by nagrub:
 
I remember an episode where they went on a lift to some level. I thought it was really cool how it took them a few hours. i always liked that, it really showed the scale of the ship.

Yeap.. there was thr "Express lift" which had even one "in-flight" movie because it has to cross over 2.000 levels.
In another episode when the ship get its engines dead Kryten and Rimmer have to go down to the cargo decks to get food and they say that they needed 5 days to got down and back and Kryten remarks that 2.000 levels without lifters in 5 days is a pretty good time.

Sil

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« Reply #131 on: 01-11-2004 16:33 »

The lift one is Stasis Leak. Another early split screen nightmare.
nagrub

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« Reply #132 on: 01-14-2004 11:24 »

'i say we go out there and TWAT IT!'
i could'nt stop laughing, best... thing... ever.
SamuelXDiamond

Rectum Favourist
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« Reply #133 on: 01-14-2004 11:53 »
« Last Edit on: 01-14-2004 11:53 »

KRYTEN:
Let's face it - you humies believe any old crud.

RIMMER:
Whereas there is, of course Silicon Heaven where all dead androids go.

KRYTEN:
Sir, I know it's tough for you to take that while you have all the advantages in this life, mechanicals have them in the next. But that's the way it is.

RIMMER:
But I could show you the page in your manual where it explains you've been fitted with a Silicon Heaven belief chip to give you succour in adversity.

KRYTEN:
A page planted by non-believers to test our faith.

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Absolute brilliance. This scene was in Ian Symes of Ganymede & Titan's original script for The Inquisitor. A real pity it never made it into the actual episode.
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #134 on: 02-17-2004 12:01 »

Red Dwarf S3 DVD Replacements[/b]
If you're having problems with the second DVD's bonus features menu, check there since they are now offering replacements with plain text menus.

Thank God they had the plain text menus on the S4 DVDs, since those animated menus are screwed too.
Melllvar

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #135 on: 02-17-2004 12:45 »

My S3 disc is fine, I can access the eggs on it, so I'm cool.

I haven't got S4 yet, any good?
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #136 on: 02-17-2004 13:54 »

Yea, watched all the eps, one commentary some of the bonuses and the main bonus feature thingy, that was quite interesting.
rule brittannia

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« Reply #137 on: 02-18-2004 15:21 »
« Last Edit on: 02-18-2004 15:21 »

red dwarf is the best british sitcom ever (even though the lousy public voted it #18) even though it got a bit jerky at season 7 it picked up again at season 8 it was red dwarf that made me like futurama

p.s please can you tell me were s2 + s3 easter eggs are?
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #138 on: 02-18-2004 15:34 »

I wouldn't count the "Britain's Best Sitcom" as an accurate representation of the quality of the shows or anything.
Stuart B

Starship Captain
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« Reply #139 on: 02-20-2004 08:54 »

Woo, I'm sure you've all seen the llovely thin plastic case on many a supermarket DVD shelf, but to make absolutely clear:

Red Dwarf season IV is now out on DVD and in a shop near you...
Grim

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« Reply #140 on: 02-20-2004 21:27 »

The Australian release has been delayed until march 10! this is quite odd as we have always been within a week of the british release, and it seems that the US are getting the discs at the same time as the rest of the world, the used to be 6months behind.

damn I hate waiting
nerdlingus

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« Reply #141 on: 02-25-2004 06:06 »

Any scene with the cat in cracks me up everytime!

"I look so good, i should be illegal!"

Have been watching the 1st season on DVD this week, gotta buy the rest.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #142 on: 03-09-2004 16:55 »

 I got myself the Series IV set this morning. Another great series, I think I prefer it to III in some respects. But is "Meltdown" really as disliked by the fans as they said it was on the commentary? I personally thought it was good.  confused
Coilette

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« Reply #143 on: 03-09-2004 17:12 »

My Favourite episode is Back To Reality.

I also have a question, what's the name of the episode where Rimmer catches the hologram virus and goes mad. He looks nice in a wig + dress.  smile
Bushmeister

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« Reply #144 on: 03-09-2004 17:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Coilette:
My Favourite episode is Back To Reality.

I also have a question, what's the name of the episode where Rimmer catches the hologram virus and goes mad. He looks nice in a wig + dress.   smile

I think the name is 'Quarantine'.
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #145 on: 03-09-2004 18:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
 I got myself the Series IV set this morning. Another great series, I think I prefer it to III in some respects. But is "Meltdown" really as disliked by the fans as they said it was on the commentary? I personally thought it was good.   confused

I found "Meltdown" quite funny too, dunno why they didn't think we liked it. Maybe the "hardcore" fans don't?

Grim

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« Reply #146 on: 03-10-2004 01:47 »

got IV this morning, they finally released it here 2day woo!
fryfanSpyOrama

Urban Legend
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« Reply #147 on: 03-10-2004 20:49 »

I just started reading the series.  I finished the book and now I'm starting to read "Better Than Life."  I was wondering if anybody can give me the list of the whole series in the order in which they were written.

Can you list them in their subtitle

1 Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers
2 Better Than Life
3
4

Also it is my understanding that not all the novels were written by Grant Naylor, so can you let me know the names of the other writers on who wrote each book?
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #148 on: 03-10-2004 21:14 »

3 Last Human (Doug Naylor)
4 Backwards (Rob Grant)

Also, these two books split the Red Dwarf Universe. They both start off from the end of Better Than Life (sort of), but otherwise have nothing to do with each other.
Umm... you did know that Grant Naylor was actually two people right?
fryfanSpyOrama

Urban Legend
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« Reply #149 on: 03-11-2004 02:02 »

Thank you SLackJawedMoron, but what about Red Dwarf Omnibus is that the fifth?  I heard that the series has gone up to eight.  Is that true?
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #150 on: 03-11-2004 21:22 »
« Last Edit on: 03-11-2004 21:22 »

Never seen it,but it sounds good(according to all of your posts.)
rule brittannia

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« Reply #151 on: 03-16-2004 13:32 »

good news eveyone!

i got the series 4 dvd today, one thing if you havnt bought it then BUY IT NOW it is the best yet, trust me  smile

the below statement is false
the above statement is true
Sil

Professor
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« Reply #152 on: 03-17-2004 18:26 »

I'll second that!

If you watch the ep-by-ep comments, Craig Charles' argument for why us fans don't like Meltdown as much is due to the fact that the set looks like a park in London. Because it is one. A fair enough comment, but I don't think it's the most hated - just not hugely popular. The scene with Winnie the Pooh has got to be a classic, no matter your view of the rest of the ep.

Lister: They seem to be lining up in some sort of firing squad. Hang on they're bringing someone out (A beat). It's Winnie the Pooh! They're tying him to the stake. He's refusing the blindfold (gunshots). That is something no-one should ever have to see.

Also the Caligula scene. Hooray for Tony Hawks.
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #153 on: 03-17-2004 18:44 »

I'm waiting for my replacement S3 DVDs, ones with working bonus features menus.
Dr. Morberg

Professor
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« Reply #154 on: 03-17-2004 18:47 »

I want to thank all of you in this thread for introducing me to Red Dwarf. I've only seen three episodes so far, (on PBS) but I like what I see.
Sil

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« Reply #155 on: 03-17-2004 19:38 »

Watch Red Dwarf. You will join the devout!

aslate: the S4 DVDs let you choose between the animated extras menu and a plain text one. Did someone say that already? Well, who cares?
SamuelXDiamond

Rectum Favourist
Urban Legend
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« Reply #156 on: 03-17-2004 19:48 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
Thank you SLackJawedMoron, but what about Red Dwarf Omnibus is that the fifth?  I heard that the series has gone up to eight.  Is that true?

No. There are four Red Dwarf novels:

1. Infinity welcomes careful drivers (Rob Grant/Doug Naylor)
2. Better Than Life (Rob Grant/Doug Naylor)
3. Last Human (Doug Naylor)
4. Backwards (Rob Grant)

The Omnibus was simply 'Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers' (also known simply as 'Red Dwarf [The Novel]') and 'Better Than Life' complied together with a bunch of bonus material. There have been no further Red Dwarf novels, and the order of Backwards vs. Last Human is based purely upon release date, given how each occurs in a seperate "universe/timeline/dimension/whatever".

The television series has gone up to 8 'seasons' (as it would be termed in America), but the continuity of the novels is completely different to the TV series (despite a number of similarites).
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #157 on: 03-18-2004 11:33 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
I wouldn't count the "Britain's Best Sitcom" as an accurate representation of the quality of the shows or anything.

Exacally, the vicor of Dibley was in the top 10 out ranking red dwarf and the young ones - so it is nothing to go by on how good something is.  big grin

I'm A firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class.

Especially since I rule.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #158 on: 03-18-2004 11:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Sil:
If you watch the ep-by-ep comments, Craig Charles' argument for why us fans don't like Meltdown as much is due to the fact that the set looks like a park in London. Because it is one. A fair enough comment, but I don't think it's the most hated - just not hugely popular. The scene with Winnie the Pooh has got to be a classic, no matter your view of the rest of the ep.

WHAT!?  You saying not many people like that episode? Man, what about Elvis? with a tommy gun?  laff

"Thank you very much"

I love this ep, its one of my favorites, you rarely get to see Ghandi in combat these days... wink
Sil

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« Reply #159 on: 03-18-2004 18:40 »

Yeah, it apparently is not highly rated. I gotta say, it's not one of my favourites, but there are a couple that are worse. I didn't enjoy Confidence and Paranoia or Parallel Universe as much as I did Meltdown (prepares to be shot twice through the lungs).
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