As I was watching Out of Time last night, something occurred to me I've never seen discussed anywhere. The "future crew" is reportedly 15 years older than the S6 crew. We have an absurdly fat & grey Rimmer, an extremely elderly looking Cat, a Kryten who is more or less the same plus toupee. It occurred to me that the RD episodes being produced now are actually probably about 15 years in the future in the RD universe from the events of Out of Time. Obviously the crew didn't follow the same path/timeline that the "evil future crew" did, but still, you'd think their physical appearance would more or less be the same regardless. If you figure that S8 takes place roughly one year post-Out of Time in-universe (not counting the time spent in stasis backtracking to the Esperanto to recover Holly), BTE clearly identifies itself as a further nine years after that (so we're at ten years post-Out of Time by this point), Series X probably spans another year or two after BTE, and without having seen any of the new episodes, it's probably safe to say XI and XII are another two years worth of stories after X. Even at the most conservative estimates, this would put the "present day" Dwarfers within a year or two age-wise of their "future selves" from Out of Time. Interesting to note, then, that the Dwarfers have actually aged incredibly well. I haven't seen any shots of Cat from XI or XII, but Cat in X barely looked like he'd aged at ALL, and was certainly a far cry from the bald, elderly idiot depicted in Out of Time. Likewise Rimmer, who definitely looks older, still looks quite a bit younger than depicted in Out of Time. Obviously the different path they took had a different effect on their personalities, so we can't really expect those to be similar, but by all accounts the way a human ages is predetermined by genetics so you'd at least expect them to be physically similar. It'd seem more realistic in-universe to ret-con the "future crew" from Out of Time to be from 30 years out rather than 15, but when has Dwarf really ever been concerned with continuity? I just thought it was interesting. I'm sorry if this has been discussed before.