Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Follow us on   
Search   
Forum Home Register for Free! Log In Moderator Tickets FAQ Users Online

Red Dwarf appreciation thread

 
Logged in as: Guest
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [On Another Note...] >> Small Screen >> Red Dwarf appreciation thread Page: [1] 2 3 4 5   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 31/12/2005 7:34:09 PM   
*Jack of all Trades*


Posts: 5224
Joined: 15/10/2005
I've been watching some episodes recently on DVD, I'm rapidly turing into a fangeek and I've always liked the show anyway and I thought there isn't a thread on it so I'll start one. If you're unfamiliar with it, It's an hilarious programme about a robot called Kryten, a hologram called Rimmer , a cat-turned-human called Cat and an actual human called Lister (and also a female human later on called Konchanski or something) and their adventures in space.

So are there any other fans of the show? Post your comments here.



_____________________________

OMG WTF KTHXBAI
Post #: 1
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 1/1/2006 3:03:54 PM   
nols31


Posts: 64
Joined: 28/11/2005
From: Kent
I loved the show and the commentaries on the DVD are great . But it lost its rawness about the end of season 4 , and probably should've finished .

The main dynamic was the 4 guys in space together , the 3 v Rimmer and I think when then ran out of ideas they started to draft in guest stars . I think the problem started when they tried to be mainstream rather than cult.


_____________________________

Peter: Just don't forget our deal, Lois. I sit through this and later tonight I get anal. You hear me? No matter how neat I want the house you have to clean it.

(in reply to *Jack of all Trades*)
Post #: 2
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 1/1/2006 4:09:28 PM   
Sexual Harassment Panda


Posts: 13303
Joined: 30/9/2005
I believe there is another thread about this show somewhere, but nevermind.

It's a great show, the first few seasons were obviously the best, when the show was just based on Red Dwarf, however even once things started changing it was still a great show, with the only poor season being season 7 which was quite poor when compared to the standards of the 6 seasons before it, however even season 7 had it's moments.


_____________________________

Ole Gunnar Solskj�r - 1996-2007

Member of the MW2 Star 69 Club
Member of the CoD4 Mile High Club

(in reply to nols31)
Post #: 3
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 1/1/2006 4:21:38 PM   
Mr E


Posts: 1667
Joined: 14/10/2005
I thought it took a while to get going with the first couple of seasons IMO, but series 3,4,5 and 6 are masterpieces with all four main characters fully established. The last two series weren't as good although still enjoyable. Can't really pick a favourite character they're all great.

(in reply to Sexual Harassment Panda)
Post #: 4
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 1/1/2006 7:36:03 PM   
TobiasFunke


Posts: 2611
Joined: 1/10/2005
I'm a big fan of the show but not of the first two series, I know a lot of fans love those because of the dynamic between Lister and Rimmer, but I find them a bit slow-paced and prefer the more action-oriented stories of series 3-6. Ditching the ship in series 6 and stranding them on Starbug was a great idea because it enhanced the claustrophobia of their situation. Contrary to most fans, I really enjoyed series 7. It was more like a comedy drama than a sitcom but I think it was a brave and necessary revamp. It highlighted how far Kryten had broken his programming, how lonely Lister really was and because the show wasn't Rimmer centric any more, it gave the other characters a chance to breathe. As for series 8, it was still funny but I think bringing the whole crew back was a big mistake. The whole point of the series is that Lister is the last human being alive; bringing back the crew just took him back to square one, the least important man on the ship! Anyway its a fantastic show and I hope we get another series (rather than a movie) asap!

_____________________________

Bill Maher: Herbert Hoover was a shitty President but even he didn't concede an entire metropolis to rising water and snakes!

(in reply to Mr E)
Post #: 5
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 2/1/2006 2:50:16 PM   
Sexual Harassment Panda


Posts: 13303
Joined: 30/9/2005
But we already knew he wasn't the last human being alive, we'd encountered many of them throughout the shows run, so it didn't really matter. Season 8 was a vast improvement on the dire Season 7, and Season 7 wasn't a brave revamp, it was just poor writing because the creators had fallen out and one left.

_____________________________

Ole Gunnar Solskj�r - 1996-2007

Member of the MW2 Star 69 Club
Member of the CoD4 Mile High Club

(in reply to TobiasFunke)
Post #: 6
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 2/1/2006 2:52:26 PM   
Mikey C


Posts: 5436
Joined: 1/10/2005
From: The internet
Red Dwarf's not half as funny as I remember it. Now I'm old enough to get the rude jokes, I've come to realise how lame they are for the most part. Having said that, I still enjoy the sci-fi storylines and character interaction - and it still raises a chuckle. So it's still fun. Except Series' VII and VIII which didn't have any jokes in.

_____________________________

the kind of place where there might be a monster or some kind of weird mirror.
how can they hear us say those words, and still they don't believe us?
my website www.mikeynet.co.uk
My internet ramblings

(in reply to Sexual Harassment Panda)
Post #: 7
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 2/1/2006 3:09:59 PM   
TobiasFunke


Posts: 2611
Joined: 1/10/2005
quote:

But we already knew he wasn't the last human being alive, we'd encountered many of them throughout the shows run, so it didn't really matter


I can't think of one episode until series 8 that invalidated lister being the last human being alive. They met dopplegangers, waxworks, holograms, reanimated corpses, simulants, parallel versions and past/future versions of themselves...but no human beings. Time travel doesnt count. That was probably the shows biggest rule, lister being the last human, apart from the 'no aliens' rule. Also, I stand by 7 being better than 8. 7 had so much character development and interesting storylines (the epideme virus, krytens origin, listers' parenthood, the kennedy assassination, the truth behind red dwarfs theft etc etc). 8 had long, drawn out story arcs (3 episodes to get them back on the ship), the terrible 2-parter with the dinosaur and the humour became crass, even  infantile.

_____________________________

Bill Maher: Herbert Hoover was a shitty President but even he didn't concede an entire metropolis to rising water and snakes!

(in reply to Mikey C)
Post #: 8
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 6/1/2006 8:32:47 PM   
*Jack of all Trades*


Posts: 5224
Joined: 15/10/2005
quote:

ORIGINAL: Mr E

I thought it took a while to get going with the first couple of seasons IMO, but series 3,4,5 and 6 are masterpieces with all four main characters fully established. The last two series weren't as good although still enjoyable. Can't really pick a favourite character they're all great.


Mine's Rimmer



_____________________________

OMG WTF KTHXBAI

(in reply to Mr E)
Post #: 9
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 6/1/2006 9:41:12 PM   
Loxley


Posts: 390
Joined: 15/11/2005
From: The wrong side of the river.....apparently.
'His name was Arnold Arnold Arnold Rimmer, without him life would be much dimmer....'

I used to love watching this, and for some reason this song sticks in my head.  Can't remember the specifics of the episode, but he died or something.  There was a theme ride thing build for him which Lister Kryton and the Cat go on.  Something like little Rimmer robots dancing singing that song.

Or so I remember.....feel free to correct me. 

It's strange the things that stick. 

_____________________________


If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?


(in reply to *Jack of all Trades*)
Post #: 10
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 6/1/2006 9:57:10 PM   
*Jack of all Trades*


Posts: 5224
Joined: 15/10/2005
quote:

ORIGINAL: Loxley

'His name was Arnold Arnold Arnold Rimmer, without him life would be much dimmer....'

I used to love watching this, and for some reason this song sticks in my head.  Can't remember the specifics of the episode, but he died or something.  There was a theme ride thing build for him which Lister Kryton and the Cat go on.  Something like little Rimmer robots dancing singing that song.

Or so I remember.....feel free to correct me. 

It's strange the things that stick. 



Yeh I always found that bit hilarious. Rimmer had to go off and pretend to be Ace Rimmer I think, and Lister started to miss him, so Kryten created this simulator ride thingie which made Lister hate Rimmer again! And it had the funny line of little Rimmers dancing and  singing that stupid song! That was one of the better episodes of the not so good-as-the-other-series series 7 I think.

_____________________________

OMG WTF KTHXBAI

(in reply to Loxley)
Post #: 11
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 6/1/2006 11:50:36 PM   
mumblin sumpthin


Posts: 6842
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Dreaming of electric sheep
I was never a big fan of Red Dwarf, although I thought the odd episode was quite funny and some of the writing was very clever and witty. There were two episodes that I remember being especially funny though, one was where Lister was trying to get Kryton to override his programming and call Rimmer a smeg head and the other was the one with the brilliant light bulb line....
 
Rimmer: Step up to red alert!
Kryten: Sir, are you absolutely sure? It does mean changing the bulb.

_____________________________

"Oh fine! Let's just haul out our swords and start banging away at each other! That will solve everything!"

"Please don't interrupt me when I'm asking rhetorical questions."

"Death is...whimsical today"

(in reply to *Jack of all Trades*)
Post #: 12
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 7/1/2006 11:47:17 AM   
*Jack of all Trades*


Posts: 5224
Joined: 15/10/2005
quote:

ORIGINAL: mumblin sumpthin

I was never a big fan of Red Dwarf, although I thought the odd episode was quite funny and some of the writing was very clever and witty. There were two episodes that I remember being especially funny though, one was where Lister was trying to get Kryton to override his programming and call Rimmer a smeg head and the other was the one with the brilliant light bulb line....
 
Rimmer: Step up to red alert!
Kryten: Sir, are you absolutely sure? It does mean changing the bulb.



Kryten: SMEEEEEEEE-HEEEEEEEEEEEE!

_____________________________

OMG WTF KTHXBAI

(in reply to mumblin sumpthin)
Post #: 13
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 7/1/2006 4:14:31 PM   
TobiasFunke


Posts: 2611
Joined: 1/10/2005
My favourite line is from 'Holoship', when Rimmer disappears after touching a weird ball of light:

Kryten: They've taken Mr. Rimmer, sirs!
Cat: Quick! Let's get out of here before they bring him back!

_____________________________

Bill Maher: Herbert Hoover was a shitty President but even he didn't concede an entire metropolis to rising water and snakes!

(in reply to *Jack of all Trades*)
Post #: 14
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 7/1/2006 6:06:42 PM   
Sexual Harassment Panda


Posts: 13303
Joined: 30/9/2005
quote:

ORIGINAL: TobiasFunke

quote:

But we already knew he wasn't the last human being alive, we'd encountered many of them throughout the shows run, so it didn't really matter


I can't think of one episode until series 8 that invalidated lister being the last human being alive. They met dopplegangers, waxworks, holograms, reanimated corpses, simulants, parallel versions and past/future versions of themselves...but no human beings. Time travel doesnt count. That was probably the shows biggest rule, lister being the last human, apart from the 'no aliens' rule. Also, I stand by 7 being better than 8. 7 had so much character development and interesting storylines (the epideme virus, krytens origin, listers' parenthood, the kennedy assassination, the truth behind red dwarfs theft etc etc). 8 had long, drawn out story arcs (3 episodes to get them back on the ship), the terrible 2-parter with the dinosaur and the humour became crass, even  infantile.


What about the people from Nodnol? They were human, they just did everything backwards.


_____________________________

Ole Gunnar Solskj�r - 1996-2007

Member of the MW2 Star 69 Club
Member of the CoD4 Mile High Club

(in reply to TobiasFunke)
Post #: 15
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 7/1/2006 6:09:49 PM   
Mikey C


Posts: 5436
Joined: 1/10/2005
From: The internet
quote:

ORIGINAL: Sexual Harassment Panda

quote:

ORIGINAL: TobiasFunke

quote:

But we already knew he wasn't the last human being alive, we'd encountered many of them throughout the shows run, so it didn't really matter


I can't think of one episode until series 8 that invalidated lister being the last human being alive. They met dopplegangers, waxworks, holograms, reanimated corpses, simulants, parallel versions and past/future versions of themselves...but no human beings. Time travel doesnt count. That was probably the shows biggest rule, lister being the last human, apart from the 'no aliens' rule. Also, I stand by 7 being better than 8. 7 had so much character development and interesting storylines (the epideme virus, krytens origin, listers' parenthood, the kennedy assassination, the truth behind red dwarfs theft etc etc). 8 had long, drawn out story arcs (3 episodes to get them back on the ship), the terrible 2-parter with the dinosaur and the humour became crass, even  infantile.


What about the people from Nodnol? They were human, they just did everything backwards.



Time Travel. Doesn't count.


_____________________________

the kind of place where there might be a monster or some kind of weird mirror.
how can they hear us say those words, and still they don't believe us?
my website www.mikeynet.co.uk
My internet ramblings

(in reply to Sexual Harassment Panda)
Post #: 16
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 7/1/2006 6:23:32 PM   
*Jack of all Trades*


Posts: 5224
Joined: 15/10/2005
There was also an episode where Kryten was made human, and Rimmer was as well in another, so Lister wasn't the only human then either.

_____________________________

OMG WTF KTHXBAI

(in reply to *Jack of all Trades*)
Post #: 17
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 8/1/2006 1:25:54 PM   
servedchilled


Posts: 195
Joined: 8/1/2006
Use to watch it every evening on BBC2 after I came home from Cubs!!! It was on a Tuesday at about 9pm if I remember rightly. Watch it whenever I can now on UKGold and just absolute cracking stuff.

Best Episode: The Arnold Rimmer Song on the ride that everyone was talking bout is fantastic comedy, downloaded it the other day!!!

Best Character: Kryten by far, a multi-dimensional head doesnt fail to add to the comic wit and timing

Note to self.....Must buy DVDs.....


_____________________________

"i-rony!!"

Last 5:
- Flightplan ****
- X-Men: The Last Stand ****
- The Island ****
- The Da Vinci Code *****
- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang ***

(in reply to *Jack of all Trades*)
Post #: 18
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 9/1/2006 9:21:47 AM   
ted theodore logan


Posts: 324
Joined: 12/12/2005
From: Wales
i LOVE red dwarf - top show...

well at least series 1 to 6 are amazing - 7 wasn't so good and in all honesty i gave up on series 8 part way thru..!!

got the first 6 series on dvd tho - awesome...

best episode in my opinion would hav to be back to reality... 'dwayne dibbley??'



_____________________________

'strange things are afoot at the circle k'

(in reply to servedchilled)
Post #: 19
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 9/1/2006 11:10:56 AM   
TobiasFunke


Posts: 2611
Joined: 1/10/2005
quote:

There was also an episode where Kryten was made human, and Rimmer was as well in another, so Lister wasn't the only human then either
quote:



Rimmer was made human because of mixing around with time travel, and was blown to bits seconds later, and Kryten was made human by a DNA altering device and changed back in the same episode. So technically Lister IS the last human being alive, as the others briefly became human through tampering with time and machinery, just as the crew in series 8 were duplicates created by the nanos.

_____________________________

Bill Maher: Herbert Hoover was a shitty President but even he didn't concede an entire metropolis to rising water and snakes!

(in reply to ted theodore logan)
Post #: 20
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 9/1/2006 5:18:40 PM   
*Jack of all Trades*


Posts: 5224
Joined: 15/10/2005
Yes but I thought I'd point those two things out in true geek debate fashion.

_____________________________

OMG WTF KTHXBAI

(in reply to *Jack of all Trades*)
Post #: 21
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 10/1/2006 11:32:53 AM   
Skiba


Posts: 4402
Joined: 24/11/2005
From: London
One of my favourite shows of all time!  Series 1-2 are very far removed from the rest of the series as you don;t know the characters at all but from 3-6 is where it really becomes the comedy gold it is

Series 7 was necessary to clear a few things up and re-introduce Kochanski and seires 8 still had it's moments despite the majority of it not being great...The Krytie TV episode in particular was genius!

_____________________________

Have a good time, all the time.

(in reply to *Jack of all Trades*)
Post #: 22
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 10/1/2006 3:26:02 PM   
Mozza

 

Posts: 8089
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: The CIC
Have you heard the news about Ms. Kochanski and her ex-boyfriend Tim?


The best improvised scene in British comedy history.

(in reply to Skiba)
Post #: 23
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 10/1/2006 3:34:58 PM   
Sleazy


Posts: 1836
Joined: 16/10/2005
been watching them on the way to work on my PSP.

If you're in trouble, he will save the day
He's brave and he's fearless, come what may
Without him, the mission would go astray
He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer
Without him, life would be much grimmer
He's handsome, trim, and no one's slimmer
He will never need a Zimmer
He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer
More reliable than a garden Strimmer
He's never been mistaken for Yul Brynner
He's not bald and his head doesn't glimmer
Master of the wit and the repartee
His command of space directives is uncanny
How come he's such a genius? Don't ask me
Ask Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer
He's also a fantastic swimmer
And if you play your cards right, then he just might come round for dinner
He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer
No rhymes left now apart from quimmer
He'd better fade us out before we get to schlimmer
Fade out you stupid plimmer

_____________________________

Gamertag: Sleazycome

PSN ID: Sleazytoon

(in reply to Mozza)
Post #: 24
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 10/1/2006 6:51:41 PM   
*Jack of all Trades*


Posts: 5224
Joined: 15/10/2005
Ah so those are the lyrics!

_____________________________

OMG WTF KTHXBAI

(in reply to *Jack of all Trades*)
Post #: 25
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 10/1/2006 7:39:06 PM   
The Mighty Quinn


Posts: 317
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Belfast, NI
SeriesI-VI are just pure comedy gold. Series VII didn't work as well without Rimmer and Series VIII was a real low. The concept didn't work and they forgot to put any jokes in.
Favourite Character? Rimmer without a doubt. "Mr Flibble is very cross..."
Favourite Episode? I've always liked Marooned in Series III. Mainly, Rimmer and Lister stuck in Starbug together. A very talky episode compared to the more action orientated ones which come later, with one of the best scripts of any episode.


_____________________________

"The only monster here is the gambling monster that has enslaved your mother, and I call him Gamblor! We must save your mother from his neon claws!"

(in reply to *Jack of all Trades*)
Post #: 26
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 10/1/2006 9:33:42 PM   
*Jack of all Trades*


Posts: 5224
Joined: 15/10/2005
Its way too hard to pick a fave episode. There are so many funny ones. Oh yeah and  I hope that 'Hyperdrive' programme is rubbish - nothing can beat Red Dwarf!

_____________________________

OMG WTF KTHXBAI

(in reply to *Jack of all Trades*)
Post #: 27
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 10/1/2006 11:15:22 PM   
Seductress of Bums

 

Posts: 4
Joined: 5/10/2005
I saw BBC2's special preview thing for Hyperdrive the other day and I didn't laugh at any of the so-called jokes. The sets and cgi look better than Red Dwarf, but that's only to be expected, Red Dwarf would look much better if it was being made now.

(in reply to *Jack of all Trades*)
Post #: 28
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 11/1/2006 7:56:10 AM   
i007_Bond_007i


Posts: 8026
Joined: 5/10/2005
Best comedy ever. Can't wait until series 8 comes out on DVD  (which is soon I believe)! Half-way through series 7 at the mo, although I watched them all when I was younger.

_____________________________

'An actor is at most a poet, and at least an entertainer.'

Jack Bauer refused the Godfather's offer.

'Stoke me a clipper, I'll be back for Christmas - whatever.'

(in reply to Seductress of Bums)
Post #: 29
RE: Red Dwarf appreciation thread - 11/1/2006 4:51:53 PM   
*Jack of all Trades*


Posts: 5224
Joined: 15/10/2005
I'm wondering whether to get series 7 - it's not as good as the others but I think its the best out of the remaining ones left I could get - 1, 2, 7 or 8. I'm so addicted to Red Dwarf now! I'll probably get it tomorrow what the hell.

_____________________________

OMG WTF KTHXBAI

(in reply to *Jack of all Trades*)
Post #: 30
Page:   [1] 2 3 4 5   next >   >>
All Forums >> [On Another Note...] >> Small Screen >> Red Dwarf appreciation thread Page: [1] 2 3 4 5   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Movie News|Empire Blog|Movie Reviews|Future Films|Features|Video Interviews|Image Gallery|Competitions|Forum|Magazine|Resources
Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.156