RDXI Officer Rimmer - Why Does He Even Bother??

Discussion in 'RED DWARF XI / XII' started by adamclark83, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. adamclark83

    adamclark83 Third Technician

    Apr 12, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    After watching Series XI, why does Rimmer even bother wanting copies of himself? It never ends well:

    1. Me2: Argues with himself which leads to one being deleted.
    2. Rimmerworld: Gets imprisoned by them.
    3. Officer Rimmer: Gets hunted to be devoured.
  2. Pembers in a Pear Tree

    Pembers in a Pear Tree Console Officer

    Jan 4, 2013
    Krtyen asked him the same, he thought it would be fine if he was their superior, he was wrong.

    I guess it can be compared to 'I'm never drinking again' when we have a bad hangover.
  3. jmc2000

    jmc2000 Deck Sergeant

    Mar 22, 2009
    Exactly, and I think this is psychologically very plausible.

    Previous "multi-Rimmer" episodes explored his self-loathing. I think it's typical that, when he became an officer, his first instinct was to get the bio-printer and finally be the boss of his own self.

    It was quite civil at the start. But, if the Rimmer monster hadn't appeared, they could've taken the story in a different direction, and written a mashup of Meltdown and MeĀ².

    In that case, original Rimmer - intoxicated with power - would become a brutal tyrant to his clones. Then we would see his self-loathing from the other perspective, with "our" Rimmer as self-tormentor, rather than self-tormentee.
  4. BigOleDummy

    BigOleDummy Guest

    Because he's Rimmer.

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