RDXI Name mentioned in Give And Take

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  1. Jarvio

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    Snacky mentions in Give And Take that he used to serve a crew member who knew Rimmer, and mentions a name. Who was this and what was their relevance? Did I miss something?
     
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    No relevance, unfortunately.

    I think it was just small talk, or he was interrupted from telling him he once served his colleague with a Mars bar or something.
     
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    Yet...
     
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    I noticed it too, and mentioned it in the Give & Take thread. Some people surmised that it was possibly a set-up for something that was cut, but they forgot to cut the set-up. That's what it feels like. It just went nowhere, all it did was raise questions.
     
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    Wasn't there a competition to "be in Red Dwarf XI" where you had to tweet a link from Dave.

    Could Ronald Littlewood have been this person and this was a namecheck rather than a personal appearance?
     
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    Wow Bedfordfalls, that just could be it, if so I think you should be cast as the new 'Poirot'
    There was also a Rimmer face in the multi Rimmer monster that was not Chris, I wonder if that may also be the extra as it has had me wondering why ?
     
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    Yes, I spotted that one too and did wonder why it was clearly a different person playing the part given all of the split screen trickery that the show otherwise indulged in. I'd be surprised if some random Joe was given (or Ronald) was given such a prominent piece of acting (well...gurning) to do though. I figured that a cafeteria extra in Samsara was probably the better bet for an actual appearance.
     
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    No, Doug said on Twitter where the name came from after someone asked. Here.

     
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    So he just wanted to give a random shout out to his old music teacher? Well given how thoroughly excellent Give and Take was, I think we can forgive Doug for sparking such intrigue although it's downright hilarious that he cares so much about THAT aspect of continuity given everything else that has lapsed over the years! :P

    Now can anyone tell us who the extra Rimmer head was?
     
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    Wow, good find.

    Presumably they were all masks in shooting with Chris controlling the "beast?" or was it done more pantomime horse style? Anyone at the filming care to comment?
     
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    Holy Smokes. I'm so surprised they were masks.

    Great job production team!!
     
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    So we know where he plucked the name from production-wise, but we still don't know what the point was plot-wise.
     
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    They were looking for a medibot. They find Snacky who tells Rimmer he's served one of his colleagues. "Aha!" thinks Rimmer. "Confirmation we've found the right droid."

    I'm sure it was just part of the misunderstanding gag.
     
  15. Chris D

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    This is essentially my feeling too.

    When I heard it, it really just seemed to be incidental small talk with no significance. I wasn't expecting it to be explained.
     

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