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Old October 12 2012, 09:17 AM   #331
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Pree reminded me very much of the updated 'evil' guide in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I forget its name now, it took the form of a black bird and had the same predictive capabilities as Pree did, plus the reverse engineering and time-travel powers so it could put things in place before they are actually asked for.

This series is shaping very nicely.
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Old October 12 2012, 10:45 AM   #332
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That was great - two for two so far!
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Old October 12 2012, 11:17 AM   #333
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Another solid episode
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Old October 12 2012, 01:31 PM   #334
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I agree, a little better than Trojan. Still in the good-very good range in the grand Red Dwarf scheme of things.

Craig's voice is definitely lower than it used to be, I'm noticing that. And his accent (as Lister) isn't as strong as it used to be either.
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Old October 12 2012, 02:28 PM   #335
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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".
Hmm, I caught personality and accent but missed the frame size bit.
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Old October 12 2012, 09:29 PM   #336
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A bit of a mish mash episode. The computer stuff was Queeg done seriously mixed with Rimmer's bonkers rule obeying in Quarantine. Harmless enough, but a bit dull. The best- and most subtle gag- was the aforementioned framing one.

The Lister plot was unexpectedly good though as him being his own Dad was one of the more rubbish ideas the show did during its original run. Lots of very silly gags that raised a smile.

The Chinese whispers running gag was like something out of the Chuckle Brothers. And whilst Chinese Whispers themselves may not be racist, the full on "Ah so!" voice of the Taiwanese vending machine was verging on it.
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Old October 12 2012, 10:40 PM   #337
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Amazing that computer technology allowed Pree to be seen with a beautiful sloping neck instead of a disembodied head as Holly, Queeg, etc. were all seen.

Another good episode. It felt a little dependent on over-thought action scenes, which were the bane of the seventh seasons. Red Dwarf in ONLY good in front of a studio audience. Without it, the pacing it way off - it felt they they were waiting for an audience to laugh at jokes that weren't as justifyably funny. The dialogue-less sight gags in Dwarf aren't the show's strongest point, "Backwards" nonwithstanding.

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Old October 12 2012, 11:16 PM   #338
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The Chinese whispers running gag was like something out of the Chuckle Brothers. And whilst Chinese Whispers themselves may not be racist, the full on "Ah so!" voice of the Taiwanese vending machine was verging on it.
I thought maybe that was part of the joke. They want to know if Chinese Whispers is racist when they have that vending machine, Lister suggesting Taiwan is "Chinesey" so ask it about "Fu Manchu" whiskers and Rimmer's not-so-exhaustive list of Chinese accomplishments.
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Old October 13 2012, 05:31 PM   #339
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Did anyone else expect Lister to return with his guitar?
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Old October 13 2012, 06:06 PM   #340
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Did anyone else expect Lister to return with his guitar?
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Old October 13 2012, 06:16 PM   #341
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Oh man that would have been amazing
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Old October 13 2012, 06:42 PM   #342
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That'd have been awesome, missed opportunity that.
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Old October 14 2012, 03:59 PM   #343
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Really loved this episode. It's almost like we found a misssing series that should have aired before series 7. I'm just enjoying it so much!

It's all turned into a full-on nostalgia fest for me anyway as I've rewatched series 1-3 on DVD.
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Old October 14 2012, 06:03 PM   #344
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Really loved this episode. It's almost like we found a misssing series that should have aired before series 7. I'm just enjoying it so much!

It's all turned into a full-on nostalgia fest for me anyway as I've rewatched series 1-3 on DVD.
That's exactly how I feel watching them! We may not have recovered the tip-top classic episodes (at least not yet) of a "missing series." But, these are really very good and I can't believe that I'm watching classic Red Dwarf again.

I hope they can continue beyond just one series!

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Old October 14 2012, 11:03 PM   #345
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I hope they can continue beyond just one series!
Definitely hope so too!
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