RDXII EPISODE 5 - M-CORP - DISCUSSION THREAD

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  1. Deep_Space_in_the_15th_Century

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    He's been with the JMC for 8 months in Waiting For God:
    LISTER: Yeah. You've been with the company for 15 years--
    RIMMER: No it's not.
    LISTER: --And I've been with them for eight months.
     
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    It's clearly not in this episode, Cat's actually holding a rag but not touching Lister's shoes, and he's wearing a different suit! You can see in the breakdown of the titles!
     
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    18 months in the book I think?
     
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    Rimmer did impressions of Kryten and Lister before in series 1 to 8 ...
     
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    Yes, maybe the crew don't know how it is pronounced properly but the M-Corp software representative I would think knows how to say the company name they are part of, so I would say that is how it would be said and she said it often enough.
     
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    Good point, I'd forgotten about her saying it too.

    Maybe it's like shops with incorrect spelling or punctuation on their signs. Just because they own a shop doesn't mean they know or care about these things. I knew a guy who was super into computers but couldn't care less about language and spelling. Knew how to code a website but not how to use your/you're. So some computer guys start a company called M-Corp and they think it's a singular of Corps because they're not interested in language and they've heard of the Space Corps, so they pronounce it M-Core, and that's what it's called because you can't criticise M-Corp. Lots of people know it's wrong but don't dare say anything, even their employees. Also, that woman probably isn't sentient.
     
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    I think I'm right in saying the guest character (who is the company's virtual ambassador) also pronounces it without the "p".

    It's like when the Moët tour guide says "Mowitt" instead of "Moway". You've got it straight from the horse's mouth.
     
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    Oh, ha ha. Should have read to the end of the thread!
     
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    Let's just assume that in the future, Corp and Corps have become confused. Language sometimes evolves by mistakes. M-Corp are like the guy with the shop who doesn't care that "Ye" is wrong.
     
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    Omg that’s rather disturbing...

    I’ve always loved the idea of Cat being Lister’s pet! And I suppose that M-Corp wouldn’t allow that as you can probably purchase pets.

    I’m sure Rimmer has done impressions of Lister many times before...
     
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    The woman guest star was pronouncing it as core too though
     
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    Loving the 'Corp' versus 'Core' discussion!!! There's no continuity to be fixed there though, it's just that everyone involved in the making of Red Dwarf is clearly as thick and uneducated as (almost all of) us! I know I'd have been cheerfully running around pronouncing it core too!
     
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    Yep, perfectly plausible.
     
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    Great! Now you can watch the episode and give your run-down.
     
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    And in Queeg of course. Including Holly.
     
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    Whatever episode it is, it’s already been on. I’m struggling to remember which.
     
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    True - wasn't sure it that one counted, as it wasn't voluntary :-)
     
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    Fair point :-)
     
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    (cat cleaning lister's shoes)

    I have been watching out for that bit but haven't seen it in any episode yet ? have I missed it on my many watches ?
     
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    No this must be a deleted scene.
     

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