So, I was just pondering how long a hologram could have expected to be active on the original Red Dwarf. I would have assumed that because Red Dwarf only mined in our solar system, that they had regular ports of call, and the incredible power it took to generate even a soft light, projected hologram would require, that if someone who was vital to the mining operation died, that they would be brought back as a hologram until they reached a moon/planet where they could recruit or hire a replacement. So maybe weeks or months. I've been watching reaction videos from a person who had never seen Red Dwarf before (or maybe a few scenes when he was a child) and he keeps asking why Rimmer never changes or even wants to change. And the thought came to me that a hologram, in the original sense, wouldn't need to change if they were only supposed to be active for a relatively short period of time. It also occurred to me that Rimmer, in TPL had an existential crisis based on something he knew and even voiced when he was first regenerated as a hologram. "I'm not really here. I'm not really me. I'm a computer simulation of me..." Had 25 or so years as the ships hologram made him forget what he was, when he originally knew it right off the bat. Thoughts?