Episode 4 - Entangled

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  1. ben996

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    Story-Wise it was the best of the series so far,
    Humour-Wise it was joint with Trojan,

    Overall a decent episode 3/5 or 6/10. Had a good story and the entangled thing wasn't overdone, the Belg's thing felt too much like Polymorph 2 especially when talking to them with Kyrten translating, and the ending with her dying like that and finding another human being in the universe didn't cut the mustard for me, also finding a woman in stasis was too much like Quarantine, can't Doug write anything original?? But it was a solid episode that was okay, nothing great but not as bad as previous two, hopefully will get better with more views but I can't help but be annoyed at how practically everything that's been done in this series has been done before
     
  2. codename_47

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    Well that wasn't my favourite ep so far.

    In fact that ep might not make my all time top ten, I don't know why Series x isn't geat quality but I'm not happy that it continuously isn't funny week after week.

    #seewhatididthere

    Questions: Was Lister Bringing Starbug back at the end? Why would he use the Airlock for that?

    Is Blue Midgets new official designation Starbug 1?
     
  3. CaptainHallam

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    very good episode - hated the scientist bit, but very well written first 15 mins - nostalgic and kept going without silly dialogue. fun episode and totally rewatchable. 7/10
     
  4. Bluey

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    For me, it felt the most 'classic era' of all the series X episodes so far.

    And I just have to mention that ending with the professor falling into the airlock and ejecting herself into space. A wonderful and hilarious moment. And a good last line from Lister too.

    This episode has made me laugh more than any so far.
     
  5. Ianjk78

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    I think what people have said sum's it up, it's more like the classic Red Dwarf.
    This feels like a proper Red Dwarf episode that could fit in the first 6 series.
     
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    I liked it a lot. It obviously borrowed a lot of concepts from previous episodes but it felt quite clever. I love how "retro" this series is. From the music cues to the ship shots and the recycling of past concepts, everything is done to make you feel a little nostalgic. I think this could have easily been part of Series IV. I predict people who liked Lemons won't like this. I am the opposite.
     
  7. DAN_JMC

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    yeah but he was dead anyway, or had been up til that point, and he's "not "dead" dead in that he's still here" ;-)
     
  8. Cloud

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    Same. Cats CV line and the "Sexy light man" lines got huge laughs from me and the mrs. Also Cat has been on fire this series and I really thought this was the most "Rimmer" That Rimmer has been since series 6
     
  9. Bluey

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    It definitely makes my all-time top ten.
     
  10. talkie3000

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    the endin was abit of a cop out, she happens to trip and fall in and press a buttom to shoot herself into space, i know you needed an endin doug but come on lol
     
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    I enjoyed it. Although my one niggle would be that Rimmer technically shouldn't have been able to walk through the door as his light bee is still solid.
     
  12. Bluey

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    Well, it did go along with the whole 'accidents' sub-plot, which made it especially hilarious.
     
  13. Cloud

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    also can someome explain to me how the garbage people died....I didn't get that part.
     
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    Yet another enjoyable episode. I'm absolutely loving the way this series is paced so far. I know many see this differently but I'm very much reminded of my initial enjoyment of series 3. Yet this series also has a feel of it's own, and that feeling is good. :-)

    I found the story entertaining and lots of great lines too. Nice to see Lister offering the Doctor his jacket, I'm glad that aspect of his character is still seen. As has been said it's just a shame so much of this ep was used in the initial trailers, but that still didn't hinder my enjoyment of it.

    Interesting new GELF-esq thingies too - "BEGG" = Biologically Engineered Garbage Gobblers. :-)
     
  15. Bluey

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    That confused me too.
     
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    It looked like he was recovering the health and safety reports that were thrown out of the airlock. Hence why he handed them to Rimmer after she tripped over the box containing them.
     
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    Too many good jokes and clever ideas to dismiss as a bad/mediocre episode. This one nailed it for me.

    So that's two good episodes - Trojan and Entangled - and two dodgy ones so far. Worryingly, the trailer for next week's episode featured lots of those hilarious talking vending machines...
     
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    think cat and kryten said something and it made it happen, coinsidence
     
  19. CaptainHallam

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    was the actor of the BEGS leader also the GELF bride?
     
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    Because he only exists to keep Lister sane.
     

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