Missed alert colour?

Discussion in 'RED DWARF UNIVERSE' started by condition_marigold, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. condition_marigold

    condition_marigold Skutter

    Sep 18, 2016
    Hi everybody

    I found this wonderful forum while I was researching the following:-

    In Series 5 Episode 3 – Terrorform, Kryton’s system is reporting Damage
    Assessment and ‘condition’

    In every synopsis and/or ‘script’ I have found on the Internet, the last
    screen before the line “Sir, a couple of brief points. Firstly, you are
    not ………...” is reported as CONDITION HELIOTROPE

    Is it only me who has noticed that after HELIOTROPE the screen breaks
    down into vertical stripes with CONDITION KHAKI for a couple of
    seconds? It is not easy to see but it is definitely there. Maybe an
    inside joke by the editor?

    Any thoughts?
  2. jmc2000

    jmc2000 Deck Sergeant

    Mar 22, 2009
    Well, it's a minor visual gag with obscure colours, and the colours change throughout. Others are mauve, magenta, taupe, marigold and tangerine.

    It would be obvious what was going on if it said "condition: amber" - then changed abruptly to "red". I guess it just reflects the fact his condition isn't stable, heightening the sense of peril.

    Perhaps "khaki" was meant to be on screen longer, and there wasn't much of it left after the edit?

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