2 questions about BTE (may contain spoilers)

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  1. Reddwarfftw

    Reddwarfftw Third Technician

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    1. The part where Lister meets Kochanksi and they look at those 4 little silver foil things, what is that supposed to signify? Is it them having children?
    2. When Rimmer says in the science fiction shop that snake skin was from polymorph does that mean that series 9 would of had another encounter with a polymorph?
     
  2. Daniel

    Daniel Console Officer

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    Not necessarily. The Polymorph did turn into a snake in the sleeping quarters and it is possible that when the nanobots reconstituted the Dwarf and such forth they remade any pieces of skin it left behind. Of course, it may have done far more than that - we don't see what the Polymorph did or what it became during its time in the cargo decks.

    Or of course Rimmer may just have been clutching at straws and remembered the Polymorph becoming a snake in order to lunge at Lister.

    Plus of course the idea of it was a nod toward Blade Runner where the snakes were not real snakes in the place with the first Replicant
     
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    Yeah but in the run up to that line, Noddy says thats his bath from series 9 so why would the snake scale be in the bath? :s
     
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    It's a family, yeah - a mum, dad and two kids. Lister's dream is to settle down with Kochanski and have a family.

    Not at all. What he says is that it's an artificial snake scale from the fake snake the polymorph pretended to be. Which you saw in the series three episode 'Polymorph'. (You see the scene in question on the monitor in the shop a few shots later.)

    Remember inside the hallucination the show 'Red Dwarf' is fictional. So there's no need for the snake to have been near the bathtub within the show, just within the production. Which isn't unlikely, since props all go back to a single prop storage area - but if that doesn't work for ya, assume the scale fell off while Lister was battling the snake and was later transferred to the bathroom, days later, on the sole of his foot or something.
     
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    I think the inference is that Lister was having/running a bath when Kryten told him that Kochanski had died. He subsequently left the bath running for nine years eventually flooding the ship and water logging Holly. So Lister took a bath in "series 9" but the bath was always in the officer's quarters.
     
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    Right thanks for clearing that up guys :-)
     
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    The fact that Lister was taking a bath in the first place should have had them questioning what reality they were in years ago :-)
     
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    Daniel Console Officer

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    Now now Lister does bathe... about once a year according to Timeslides. I guess he just fell a bit behind for the 8 years that followed....
     
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    Perhaps he was running a bath for Kochanski. She can't stand showers, ask anyone and you know what they'd say?
     
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    She hates showers?
     
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    See? Even you know, and you hardly know her:!:
     
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    The snake skin was also a reference to BladeRunner, artificial, man made, but a clue to the facts.
     

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