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Facebook Aunt
Oct 4, 2008

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Ham Wrangler

It's cold outside. There's no kind of atmosphere. I'm all alone, more or less.


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Facebook Aunt
Oct 4, 2008

a cat




Ham Wrangler

The Protagonist posted:

y deep down he would have been craving kinship with any still-living native species from earth to distract him from the hell of being stuck alone with an inept AI, his projected facade of lister's least favorite person, the narcissistic descendant of his contraband pet, and a defective salvaged android.

Red Dwarf may have been just a vehicle for wacky sci-fi shorts, but it had a pretty dark backdrop if you think about it. Don't tell me if it got really lovely I never saw later episodes

Eventually Kochanski joins the crew. The lady he had a crush on. I don't remember exactly, but I think it might not have been the original Kochanski (she ded). A alternate universe Kochanski or nanite clone Kochanski or something.

Facebook Aunt
Oct 4, 2008

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Ham Wrangler

ZombyDog posted:

I mean how does an android get get fat?

Maybe he had some upgrades installed in his chassis.

Facebook Aunt
Oct 4, 2008

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Ham Wrangler

ZombyDog posted:

Same upgrade that made a hologram get fat as well amirite, is Rimmer still a hard light hologram? I can't remember anymore.

I almost said "it's more puzzling that the hologram got fat". But then I thought about it, and maybe Holly programed the hologram to get old and fat along with Lister for morale reasons. The only reason holo-Rimmer exists is because Holly could only animate one crew member, and he thought Rimmer would be the best one for Lister's morale. Space corps protocol says that the highest ranking dead crew member is supposed to be the one re-animated, so it should have been the captain.

Facebook Aunt
Oct 4, 2008

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Ham Wrangler

Long ago I was a big fan of the show. I even bought books. Books! Can you imagine? This was my favourite:





Back To Earth was utter poo poo, by the way.

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Oct 4, 2008

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Ham Wrangler

Johnny Aztec posted:

And to be 100%, I'm not sure how they could ever find a more perfect rimmer than Chris Barnes.

Yeah, a couple times they tried to do a US pilot and it just didn't work.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mlnntKi2no



Well, that was terrible. Lets try again, but trying making the cat a lady.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfJsViD9SjM

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Oct 4, 2008

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I'm Crap posted:

the first two red dwarf books are better than the tv series

True. The books are great, and have a lot of detail the show never gets into (probably because of the cost of sets).

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Oct 4, 2008

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Ham Wrangler

Quote-Unquote posted:

They went to a gender swapped universe, and Norman Lovett wanted off the show at the same time.

I heard it wasn't that he wanted off the show, he wanted to be paid as much as the other cast members. Since all his bits were shot with him sitting in front of a black curtain he didn't get paid as much as the guys who had more active roles.


In character Holly met gender swapped Holly and decided he/she liked the idea so changed to that one. Which worked fine, since Holly had used a different avatar once before.

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