Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'RED DWARF UNIVERSE' started by Seb, Sep 13, 2016.
I'm game. We'll see who rusts first.
It's so so soooo boring!
Can everyone shut up about it now?
As a Scouser who lives in Liverpool, I'm stamping my authority on the fact that he very definitely still sounds Scouse.
I think you're right, story wise, and mostly in execution as well, it could have slotted in as a 5/6 episode. The most obvious parallel is Gunmen I think, and I think that whilst Gunmen is better, it could have stood along side it in those series. The only thing lacking IMO is a clear plot with a solid ending.
The Dwarfers mission should have been to get Starbug working and back to their own time, but they just seem to stumble through this alt-1950s America and accidentally achieve it. It's not explicitly mentioned, as far as I noticed, that they were too worried about getting back, but more about defeating the Simulants. Even that isn't explicit. They witness a criminal get shot and then take his gizmo and follow his instructions.
In contrast, Gunmen has a very definitive, we need to do this to achieve this and then a beginning, middle, and end. I don't think Twentica lacks in quality too much because of this, but it would have just been a little sharper had it not been, "quick, lets leave ... tagged on scene with Lister and Kryten, roll credits"
Oh, this is another of those episodes where Cat is a bit of a spare wheel after they arrive in the past. He suggests they need new clothes and then occasionally chimes in with a sarcastic comment. But I'm sure we'll get to see him do more in later episodes.
I might be misremembering, but I thought the line he struggled over was the one about "that gizmo the Resistance Bunnies have been cooking up" or whatever it was? Did he have a different speechy bit that got cut? Genuinely can't recall!
That would make sense (though I may also be mis-remembering). "Screwy contraption machine the resistance bunnies..." is a bit of a tongue twister, but it also marks Kevin Eldon's entrance and I recall he was riotous every time that line went for another take.
Someone who loves you.
Not even slightly.
Well, it's about 5 posts so far ... so I guess that's 1/4 of a page.
I think that's quite a big fail, personally. Many of my favourite Dwarf episodes are the ones that leave you wondering how they managed to fit so much into twenty-five minutes. There was none of that here. It didn't feel as dense to me as many episodes. And I think that's partly because it rambled along a bit, without enough clear beats to engage me in what the characters' goals were at any given time.
No. Read something else.
Watched it a couple of times now and I thought that was a great episode. Funny and entertaining. I'm really looking forward to the rest of this series and the next.
I know this is going to sound odd, but the show looked almost too good. I know sfx are cheaper and easier now, but I still remember the old fx fondly. Rose coloured glasses and wot.
There goes that theory - i.e., you hear the accent less because you're used to it.
I had a Scottish friend who complained that, when he went home, everyone said he'd "lost his accent." He sounded like Rab C Nesbitt to me.
That's just mass divided by volume, right?
I walked right into that!
Post something interesting and I might
It's not my job to entertain you. I'll post whatever I care to discuss.
Thank god for that! I'd have fired you four comments ago.
One thing I found is that Twentica's visuals (maybe because both are now Baby Cow productions) reminded me a great deal of Mighty Boosh...particularly it terms of lighting and colour, I dunno how many staff carried over to the productions of both shows.
That actually made me grin, so points to you for that one 8)