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Old October 9 2012, 05:10 PM   #316
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Yeah, Yeah... Excuses, excuses.
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Old October 10 2012, 10:50 PM   #317
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I do...
I wasn't referring to you, of course, you made the first reference, everyone else went off on to the wrong episode.
No, everyone else just went onto a different episode...
Exactly. White Hole is one of my 2 or 3 all-time favorites.
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Old October 11 2012, 10:07 PM   #318
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2 in a row, it's making me wonder how Back to Earth was so poor.

Roll on next week.
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Old October 11 2012, 10:15 PM   #319
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Good for the most part with excellent scenes. Properly classic scenes. Really enjoying this series so far. Keep it up.
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Old October 11 2012, 10:18 PM   #320
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And to think they used to complain about Holly (and Queeg. )
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Old October 11 2012, 10:39 PM   #321
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And to think they used to complain about Holly (and Queeg. )
I kept hoping for a Queeg style reveal.

I rewatched that episode a couple of days ago.
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Old October 12 2012, 12:00 AM   #322
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That was fun.

Some neat retreads of classic Dwarf character points/prop nods: Lister being aware of his own lost potential (cf Justice, Inquisitor), Rimmer's incompetence at engineering/command and his inability to see women as human beings, talking vending machines, Holly, JMC, Zero-G Football, old VHS style tapes (didn't they used to be triangular though?), punishment by withdrawing a right to oxygen, Lister's guitar, etc, etc.

"Pree" was great concept for the computer; I really enjoyed her interactions and her demise was in keeping with her core concept too. In fact, I'd have loved it if she joined in with Lister's final logical point mid-sentence, so they complete it together, just before she deletes herself.

It's still not quite perfect RD though. A few things felt off: The Cat's scene with Lister just before Lister goes into the dentist's, the computer dentist/Dr himself (they should have played him less zany), the whole Chinese Whispers subplot (Lister could have worked out how to defeat Pree without it), the 90 hours/minutes gag (would have worked coming from Holly, but not from the more competent Pree).

I'd also have liked a final video from Lister-as-dad telling himself he knew he'd figure out how to win. And then for Lister to ignore him and go back to being a slob. Red Dwarf at its best managed to weave in a moral to an episode, before poking fun at that moral, and Lister acknowledging both his potential and his laziness and showing he's happy with both would have been a nice & amusing epilogue.

A good episode overall, mind. I think it still feels like it's trying a bit too hard at present, like they're all working hard to prove they can still do it. But it's absolutely on the right track and I have a feeling the series X episodes will continue to improve, and if there's an XI, that will be even better. If last week's was equal to the worst of S1-6 and better than most of 7/8, this week's is now into the last third of S1-6 eps. Definitely enjoyable!
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Old October 12 2012, 12:00 AM   #323
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2 in a row, it's making me wonder how Back to Earth was so poor.

Roll on next week.
Back to Earth was never really a proper episode in the sense, thought tonights episode was the funniest episode since Series 6.
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Old October 12 2012, 01:20 AM   #324
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My faith in the universe is restored.
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Old October 12 2012, 02:55 AM   #325
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Is it just me, or was that much better than the first episode? I really only laughed at the moose joke last week, but this had me chuckling straight through!
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Old October 12 2012, 06:55 AM   #326
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Solid episode, I liked the Chinese Whispers gag and the vending machines, the Pre plot and Dave's lineage gags felt like classic RD and some nice FX shots to boot. Plus a poppadom(sp.?) just need a vindaloo reference now...

A couple oddities: were we supposed to see Kryten's sneakers and why wasn't Pre blond (plus her breast size was funny but odd that she's only seen from the neck up)?
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Old October 12 2012, 06:57 AM   #327
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Wow, that was great! Really enjoyed that! Felt like classic Dwarf!

I've forgotten, but what happened to Holly/Hilly previously? Was it ever explained why Holly/Hilly isn't around?

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Old October 12 2012, 07:39 AM   #328
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Solid episode, I liked the Chinese Whispers gag and the vending machines, the Pre plot and Dave's lineage gags felt like classic RD and some nice FX shots to boot. Plus a poppadom(sp.?) just need a vindaloo reference now...

A couple oddities: were we supposed to see Kryten's sneakers and why wasn't Pre blond (plus her breast size was funny but odd that she's only seen from the neck up)?
That was the joke, Rimmer was protesting all along "It doesn't matter" then picking qualities he thought he could perv on. Then when it got to questions on personality and "frame size" he told Kryten to choose because he didn't care and Kryten chose to only see her from the neck up. "Frame size: Close-up"

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Wow, that was great! Really enjoyed that! Felt like classic Dwarf!

I've forgotten, but what happened to Holly/Hilly previously? Was it ever explained why Holly/Hilly isn't around?

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A water tank burst and flooded the computer deck, as mentioned in BTE.
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Old October 12 2012, 08:35 AM   #329
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Again it made us laugh enough to be thumbs up. The writers still need to relax a bit and stop trying so hard. Lister's conversations with his dad were very funny. Pree was brilliant, especially the tiny, fleeting smile. There was a bit at the end when they were all trying to air guitar with Lister - except Rimmer who was doing his Dad dance - and I thought "they're really back".
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Old October 12 2012, 08:44 AM   #330
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I liked last weeks offering better but this week was still a lot of fun and I love the concept of Lister trying to be his own Dad and the Guitar out in space. Brilliant.
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