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Discussion in 'RED DWARF XI / XII' started by Seb, Sep 29, 2016.
Robert's mask has looked pretty much back to normal to me after the weird look of season 10.
Maybe it's my TV! Seemed strangely wide to me....A bit bloated.
Like many of us, Robert isn't quite as trim as he was 25 years ago
Asclepius - *bolts in opposite direction and quakes* :shock:
Haha, this is true! I've certainly spread outwards in the last few years. Have just watched samsara again to compare and it does seem the same in that....not sure why I thought it looked different in give and take to start with.
Ah well, back to the fourth watch of the series so far
Has anyone noticed the passing comment by Snacky to Rimmer in this episode yet?
He says something about serving an old crew member (Underwood or something) but it isn't referenced again?!?!
Unless I missed something?
That was the strangest part of the episode, I mean I dunno if Doug has anything planned with that....or if he added it in to mess with our heads because he knows we'll overanalyse everything!
Hmmm I wonder if it's a reference to series 12.
Unless the joke was that he had the honour of serving him a snack. Possible misdirection?
Seemed a bit specific though don't you think? What a mystery!
Yes definitely specific and that's why it seems out of place and without any context.
I don't see the need to set up a line for a future series XII event here. If Snacky is going to be featured in XII then just show a clip of him in XII before revisiting the former crewmen revelation.
On the other hand if it's a joke then it would probably only fit in if we weren't shown the word SNACKY on his back so early in the episode.
This is too much thinking for the morning!
Maybe it's an inside joke that none of us get...
Oh actually, I think I once heard something about a name-list that was going to be worked into the show. Not sure if this is a myth or something in an old session. Can anyone remember hearing something similar?
I think he can be around for passing comments in the form of plot conveniences but I suspect as a character he's so unique that it'll be odd to bring him back later.
I also liked him a lot which is surprising because most of the RDX talking objects didn't work well for me at all from the jokes, plots and their voices.
This episode was clearly the best so far since the boys figured it out themselves instead of Kryten 'best guessing' it for them
My thoughts were it was just a joke that 'Snacky' had served a snack to someone Rimmer knew. I didn't think there was any deeper story that was cut out or for a following ep. :shock:
I'm willing to bet that the Ronald Littlewood line was a leadup to a gag.
E.G After they find out Snacky is a snack machine, Rimmer says something like "But I thought you said you served Ronald Littlewood" and then Snacky would respond with "Yes I served him a Diet Coke and a packet of cheese and bacon crisps". Seems like something of that caliber would have occured in a deleted scene. Guess we'll find out when the DVD comes out.
I was mulling this one over in my head, and I would have thrown in a play on words. E.g., maybe have Snacky say, "I had the honour of treating one of your former crew-mates."
Later, when Snacky's true identity is revealed, Rimmer could say, "But you said you treated Ronald Littlewood?!" - and Snacky could reply, "I did. To a Curly Wurly."
Re-watched this today, I liked the little in-joke at Craig Charles expense when Lister said 'I'm allowed to move me lips when I read'
Wasn't that in Samsara?
Doh, yes of course it was. Re-watched both ya see.