Favourite Minor Character(s)

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  1. stephypops

    stephypops Catering Officer

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    I had it stuck in my head that he was around in the early days and then it was someone else, oh well, my bad on that one. Apologies. Well then that certainly does explain the crudeness and I personally like most crude humour, toilet or otherwise. ;-)
     
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    I wasn't overly keen on the Blue Midget dancing either but I thought the crew in the plastercine models with the ketchup and the igloo was quite good, made me laugh anyway! :-D
     
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    Scuters :-) I love them
     
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    I personaly like series 8, to me it was like a breath of fresh air, I felt like it was going back to the roots of Red dwarf, and I didn't find the acting bad at all. I think it had some good story lines and concepts.
     
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    Ditto.

    Blue Midget dance was the only bit that disagreed with me, and only partly. Danny's dancing was amazing, just the idea of legged spaceships doing a dance was a bit too daft, even for Dwarf!
     
  6. stephypops

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    That was a well rounded argument there jmc :-D
     
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    Seriously you managed to capture both sides of the argument that is 'Series VIII' and whether it constituted proper RD writing without getting totally down on the series. Well balanced argument all round I say. :-)
    Its nice to see on here too because some comments can be very one sided and don't give a balance of positive/negative.
     
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    I agree with the last sentence. I think the fact it was an illusion made that ok. I actually thought it was well choreographed too. It was cheese, but I didn't find it as bad as many make out. As for the B movies stuff, it was different humour to what Red Dwarf usually employs but I found it very funny. "ATTACK OF THE GIANT INVISIBLE ALIENS!" "EEK! THERE'S ONE!" It certainly wasn't out of place. The whole point was the film was supposed to be rubbish!
     
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    I agree. He/she picked all the good stuff I like about series 8. In some ways I found it the weakest series overall*, but there was a lot to like. I certainly didn't have the downer on it that many seem to.

    *Although 1 is close there. For different reasons. The writing was overall better than 8 but there were a couple of episodes I wasn't too sure of. That, and I preferred it when they started leaving the ship more often, although for series 1, it does make sense that they don't.
     
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    I love series 8 but thought pete dragged on a bit and could've been cut down into one episode.
     
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    nicky_j Deck Sergeant

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    And going back to the original question, I love the scutters :-D
     
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    You are a Jane Horrocks fan then? Or do you just like her in holo-form ;-)
     
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    I too. It was good to see one included, albeit in slightly unconvincing CGI form, in Back To Earth.
     
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    No Ab Fab? Little Voice?...Chicken Run?!
     
  15. stephypops

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    I dont think i have heard her real voice before. Only seen her in ab fab and little voice.
     
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    She has a very strong Lancashire accent. In fact I think her voice on Chicken Run wasn't too far from her own... (I didn't know she was one of the voices, but in hindsight I can visualise it. She has a very distinctive voice.)

    She appeared on Paul O' Grady just yesterday actually, talking about the play she's currently involved in, amongst other things.

    She appears in loads of stuff on youtube, although some of it is character stuff obviously, but there is interview stuff too.
     
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    Even though it wasn't really her - Professor Mamet.
    Great to see Jenny Agutter in Dwarf.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Craig Charles' brother (Emile?) as a younger Lister in Timeslides. Shady!
     
  19. stephypops

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    Yeah he was pretty good actually, crypto fascist bourgeois crap lol
     
  20. Bluey

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    "I hate money. I loathe possessions. It's just so...crypto-fascist."

    The pub scene is probably my favourite part of Timeslides; it contains some great dialogue, including a good Cat insult:

    CAT: Oh, give up! The guy's an idiot!
    LISTER: He's me!
    CAT: Exactly!

    I also love that the younger Lister thinks that Rimmer's "a nice guy".
     

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