Stories for specials

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  1. Pembers

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    The Promised Land dealt with an unfinished story from the shows history, namely the remaining members of the cat race. Are there any more unfinished stories you’d like to see used for specials? An obvious one is which Rimmer?/Resolution to series 8 but I prefer the current status where anyone can make up their own story for that.

    I’d like to see a story about Jim and Bexley and the female versions of the crew. Perhaps as a twist they could have picked up a female mech in the mean time which acts as a love interest for Kryten. She could ‘remind him of Camille’ (be played by his wife/same person) and it could be teased she’s a pleasure GELF.
     
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    Jim and Bexley could be fun.

    also some Dimension Jump Kryten ep where he is still played by David Ross
     
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    Absolutely agree, this should be upt to our own fantasy.

    Plot about Kochanski would be nice, but I really don't wath her to return as a regular charater, so this would have to be solved somehow differently.
    I can imagine a story about Ace Rimmer, where he's just old ex-superhero or anything.

    I also like the idea about Jim, Bexley and the female crew. Hattie really should return at some form.
     
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    How about a new story. that doesn't depend on past glories?
     
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    Agree although surely you’d welcome the return of @Birdman and Pete???!!! :lol:
     
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    For sure, just wondered if there were any unanswered questions people wanted to see covered.
     
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    All the episodes that require more exploration:
    Future Echos
    Statis leak
    Out of time
    Pete (part 3)
    Only the Good
     
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    That’s a point, did we ever find out what happened to Pete (or Pete Jr?)
     
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    Or @Birdman :sulk:
     
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    Or captain Hollister. Did he spend 12 months in hole with @Birdman?

    @doug we demand answers.
     
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    Considering how terrible it all was, I think season VIII should be left in the past with the possible exception being the question of what happened to Captain Hollister and the rest of the crew. That could possibly be the basis of a decent special.
     
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    Well Doug did bring up the thought fairly recently about what happened to the nano-crew after series 8. suggesting they could have a whole new civilization on a planet somewhere. but i don't really care about finding out what happened to that crew. i don't need more Dennis the doughnut boy and kill-crazy, and whoever.

    I also think there is only so many times they can find other people in the universe and then Doug try and pass off the last human being angle constantly.
     
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    The Inquisitor: the return
     
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    There is a reason we only see Hollister's head through a window in Skipper. I don't mean to be cruel but it seems his donught boy adventures continued long after show ended on the BBC.

    Sure - the last thing anyone wants to see is a return of Baxter, Kill Crazy etc.. series 8 wasn't well received but revisiting the idea might not be so bad. Whether done as a special or just a few scenes of dialogue, address it and put it to bed.

    The Kochanski arch - be nice to see some closure.

    I would personally love to see them return to Earth after 3 million years and discover what's happened. Not necessarily the end of RD, but could make a good special...
     
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    No, he didn't. It was suggested by the interviewer in this podcast and Doug just reacted to his idea.

    I agree with that. They always find somebody, but next moment Lister is again crying about him being the last human.

    (And I worry the SS Enconium is still out there somewhere...)
     
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    Kryten dies and they can save him only by traveling to the year 2340 and stealing some spare offsets from the DivaDroid factory.
     
  18. Ant E

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    Yeah featuring Professor Mamet
     
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    Doesn't mean Doug wouldn't or couldn't go with the idea.
     
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    I too would like to see an episode where they return to Earth. There are some good storyline possibilities there - maybe they could go down the Garbage World route of the novels. I also think that a return of the Holoship and its crew from season V would be nice.
     
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