RDXII EPISODE 3 - TIMEWAVE - DISCUSSION THREAD

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  1. Seb

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    This is the official thread for discussion of the content of the episode TIMEWAVE. Once the episode has appeared on UKTV Play (and NOT before), this thread may be used to discuss any and all elements of the episode. Anyone who has not seen the episode who enters this thread does so at their own risk!

    Until the episode airs on Dave, you may continue to discuss it in other threads (as well as here), but only in relation to officially-released information. Once it has aired on Dave, it can be discussed in any thread in the "Red Dwarf XI/XII" conference, but you may not put plot details in thread titles.

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    My two favorite series of Red Dwarf.
     
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    Am I allowed to ask how everybody feels about this episode from what's been released without having seen it?
     
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    I'm curious how will Blofeld-Rimmer fit into the story.
     
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    I really like the pemise. I feel positive about it.
     
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    Iffy about this (on the synopsis alone)......... but hope to be proven wrong!!
     
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    I'm keen to see how the name 'Timewave' comes into it.
     
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    The Johnny Vegas promo shot's worried me since it was first released. I think the idea's promising if they approach it with a degree of subtlety.
     
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    Well Johnny Vegas in a bright pink Police helmet doesn't scream subtle to be honest.
     
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    I'm calling it now: this will be the worst episode of RDXII. And Skipper will be the best.
     
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    Yeah but I’m just worried that they’re going to go over the top with it... I still think it will be great though, I mean, it Red Dwarf isn’t it! How bad could it be?
     
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    It doesn't, but aside from that picture, we have no idea how the rest of the story is going to be tackled. So, I still have hope that they will prove my doubts wrong.
     
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    It's not just the costume, the set looks awful. Why is the ceiling made of blankets? It's like the set designers made a "den":

    [​IMG]
     
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    Where can we find the episode synopsis?

    As much as I liked him in Ideal, I'm not sure about the casting of Johnny Vegas. I fear that seeing a celebrity in Red Dwarf that I'm very familiar will be jarring and will pull me out of the episode.
     
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    It might actually be the first ever guest star I'd recognise from something else, who wasn't buried under a prosthetic or heavy make-up (à la Jay from Inbetweeners).
     
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    Butler last series was played by Dominic Coleman who has been in so much stuff. One of those actors you'd recognise and you've probably seen him in a few things. Plays a lot of recurring or guest roles. Totally right about prosthetics though because I had no idea it was him until the credits rolled.

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    It's only brief and it hints as to where the name timewave comes from:

    "A ship from the 23rd century is washed up from the past and the Dwarfers run into a crew where criticism is illegal."

    You might be right. Though weirdly I have high expectations about it purely for the reason that episode 3 of XI was its best. A really good episode at the half way point of the series seems like a good idea, but then the little we know about Skipper that certainly seems like the most exciting one.
     
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    From radiotimes.com
     
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    I would have preferred it if the "weird ship" stories had been spaced out, but it looks instead like it's three ship-of-the-week stories in a row and then the stories onboard Red Dwarf. I agree that Skipper will be the best episode, it's the one I'm most looking forward to.
     
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    That's true, and I have a feeling I'm going to prefer the second half of this series. So far, the guest stars have been fantastic and I really enjoy the first two episodes now, but the series has felt very busy and populated, and it appears Timewave is going to continue that theme.

    Definitely feeling a bit apprehensive about this episode based on the pictures released, the descriptions of its premise given in interviews and the slightly less positive set reports. On the other hand, I'm intrigued to find out how pink policemen, baldy-Blofeld Rimmer and David Bowie (as Richard Naylor hinted at the time) are all going to fit together.
     
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    I'm pretty excited abut tonight's UKTVplay episode if not a little unsure, it looks a bit strange in the pics released and Jonny Vagas as a pink policeman type character it could be great or 'Bit Crap'.

    I like Johnny Vegas' unpredictable weirdness but unsure how he will be written in as a RD guest. Still I'm hugely looking forward to this.
     
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