Any theories on why the bunk room changed?

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  1. MichaelJRimmer

    MichaelJRimmer Second Technician

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    From Series I/II to Series III-V, My favorite theory (which I made, or at least thought of last night) is it says Officer's Quarters in the room. Technicians aren't officers. So maybe they moved in a new room after series II?
     
  2. Daniel

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    I think that is the generally accepted theory for the in universe explanation (of course the real reason is the change in set designer from Paul Montague to Mel Bibby). Typically it's thought the radiation level finally dropped in the Officer's Quarters so the boys moved up in the world (it was still contaminated in Series I, as per Confidence and Paranoia). Some like to think that's where they found the Light Bee too, thus the end of the hologram projection cage seen in Thanks for the Memory and Better than Life.
     
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    from the writers point of view it was better quality set, from the red dwarf crew point of view im sure they would move into a better class of bunkroom, i mean wouldnt you?
     
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    Sammy Psycho Deck Sergeant

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    +1 Thats the reason I always thought was correct.
     
  5. SixthDwarfer

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    Judging by the corridor outside the bunkroom, Lister and Rimmer may have moved a fair few times.

    In Series I, the corridor immediately outside their room was plain grey and contained no real detail.
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    By Series II, it had become black paneled and now had large, colourful pipes running along it.
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    The Series III corridor was on the corner of two corridors and was made up of metal grating and white plastic grating walls.
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    By the time 'Camille' comes around in Series IV, the corridor now consists of white plastic frames identical to the doorway into the bunkroom, leading to the left and right of the room.
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    However, by 'D.N.A.' the middle white panel immediately in front of the entrance to the sleeping quarters has been removed, revealing another corridor. It stays like this until it's final appearance in 'Holoship'.
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    Good eye! Somebody doesn't miss a trick. :P
     
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    You know what? I don't think this ship actually really exists at all. I reckon they must just build a small part of it just for the TV show! I wouldn't be surprised if the drive room and the crews quarters aren't even connected together with coridoors!!
     
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    Two words: Unicycle polo.
     
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    I don't get what you're saying here. How would that work? How could they fly through space with only a few disconnected bits of spacecraft?
     
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    That's just nonsense. Of course it's real!! How else do you think they get all those beautiful shots of it flying through space?! :P
     
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    Yeah! How the hell would they make it fly. And with starbug? I just assume you think thats a bit of disconnected sets too?
     
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    codename_47 First Technician

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    What I find most disconcerting is none of the Officers Quarters have a door on them.
    So Officers are expected to sleep two to a room and with people walking by at all hours of the day!

    Should've moved into the Captain's Quarters tbh.
    If its anything like the precedent set on star trek the captain is probably allowed at least one mile for the five mile long spaceship
    for his own quarters (and, wait for it everyone, here it comes: Looking at Hollister, he'd probably need it! He's standing behind me isn't he? )
     
  13. Daniel

    Daniel Console Officer

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    There probably is a door but the boys just never use it and leave it open at all times, I mean with only the four of them it's not like they've got too much to worry about from unwanted visitors or anything.
     
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    The Enlisted Crew Quarters from I & II had the ability to close, but was always left open. I presume the same for the Officers Quarters.
     
  15. jaybo1973

    jaybo1973 Catering Officer

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    That has always been my theory. I liked the quarters that the rimmers moved to in me2.
     

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