RDXII EPISODE 5 - M-CORP - DISCUSSION THREAD

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  1. talkie3000

    talkie3000 Deck Sergeant

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    Its not about the logic its about the message.
     
  2. Smelkus

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    Another one was Kryten communicating with Lister on a differant frequency which was how Holly was able to communicate with Kryten in Back to reality
     
  3. KrytensPenis

    KrytensPenis Third Technician

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    Red Dwarf as its finest again. Funny and freshly relevant, suggesting about the dangers of a possible dystopian future with our huge leaps in technology which could one day be misused by evil greedy corporations to control the masses.

    Yup, although it's spelled as Corps. Macca came up with the name apparently. But I'm more inclined to think that it's more a poke at Apple Inc rather than Apple Corps.
     
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    What is?
     
  5. The Cat

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    I thought it was a holo-shower, I don’t recall a moment of him holo-brushing his teeth.
     
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    He had a Holo-Shave from Holly when he was telling Lister how ridiculous he appears to other people.
     
  7. Underdunn

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    There was an advert on tv years ago with someone using an invisible toothbrush though.
     
  8. DivineVarod

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    No, he brushed his teeth and had a shave too, I think ...
     
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    Actually yes I think you're right, I remember him saying 'Clean my teeth please Holly'
     
  10. Deep_Space_in_the_15th_Century

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    The holo-brushing scene is Confidence & Paranoia.

    Also, the thought of dying causing death recalls Cassandra.
     
  11. The Cat

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    In only some episodes of XI and XII (including M-Corp), Lister is wearing a jacket with him and Rimmer on it. I’m wondering why he would have it...
     
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    He made it himself. It's established that he likes designing his own clothes with different drawings and patches. I imagine if we looked closely we'd see something negative about Rimmer.
     
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  13. bedfordfalls

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    Regarding the pronunciation bit. It's perfectly possible for language to mutate and evolve over years because of misuse.

    Notice the vast number of Americans who think that there is such a phrase as "I could care less", for example.

    If enough people repeat a mistake it can eventually become an accepted form.

    I'm much more interested in what the 'M' stands for.
     
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    You wouldn't have to look very closely at all. There is an arrow pointing to him with 'SMEG HEAD' written on it.
     
  15. The Cat

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    Yeah I suppose but I don’t think he would have the skills... unless Cat helped him? He has said and shown that he makes all his suits, but I doubt he would help him make something that he didn’t think looked good enough to him, and I cant see him approving of it!

    There does seem to be some kind of speech bubble next to Rimmer, I wonder if that says something funny?

    Also the M is rather mysterious.
     
  16. The Cat

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    As for the M thing, my first thought is Mega-Corp as mentioned in Samasara, but they don’t seem to have any connection.
     
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    You can get a glimpse of it from behind when Lister is making beans on toast. Kryten also appears on the back and, one presumes, Cat.

    A lot of people seem to have notcied the shirt for the first time in this epsiode but it's actually been in the show for a couple of series now.
     
  18. The Cat

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    I haven’t noticed it X but I have in XI and XII but only a few times. I haven’t looked at the back so that’s cool!
     
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    I’ve just looked and you can only see Kryten; Cat must be on the other side.
     
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    It's implied that M-Corp 'bought the whole of planet Earth' several million years ago, so presuming the Samsara ship was after that, then it's reasonable enough to assume its the same company.
     

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