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I always loved:

 

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Please rush me my portable walrus polishing kit. Four super brushes to tackle even the trickiest of sea-bound mammals.

 

And this :lol::

 

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You goit! No you goit! You're all goits! I'm surrounded by goits! Holly you're a goit!

 

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"Jake Bullet, Cybernautic Detective. I like that! That sounds like the kind of hard-living flat foot who gets the job done by cutting corners and bucking authority. And if those pen-pushers up at City Hall don't like it, well, they can park their over-payed, fat ass's on this mid-digit and swivel -- swivel till they squeal like pigs on a honeymoon."

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Holly : Nothing wrong with dog's milk. Full of goodness, full of vitamins, full of marrowbone jelly. Lasts longer than any other milk, dog's milk.

 

Lister : Why?

 

Holly : No bugger'll drink it. Plus of course the advantage of dog's milk is that when it goes off, it tastes exactly the same as when it's fresh.

 

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"One of the first songs I ever wrote. It's called "Om"."

 

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"Wasn't it Descartes who said, "I am what I am?""

 

"No, it was Popeye the Sailor Man."

 

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"Jean Paul Sartre said hell was being locked forever in a room with your friends."

 

"Holly, all his mates were French."

 

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"So, Kryten, you've heard of this "Inquisitor?""


"Only as a myth; a dark fable; a horror tale, told across the flickering embers of a midnight fire, wherever hardened space dogs gather to drink fermented vegetable products and compete in tales of blood-chilling TERROR..."

 

"A simple "yes" would have sufficed."

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"There's gotta be a way out. There hasn't been a prison built that could hold Derek Custer. Why don't we scrape away this mortar here, slide one of these bricks out, then using rope weaved from strands of this hessian, rig up a kind of pulley system, so that when a guard comes in over the tripwire, he gets laid out, and we put Rimmer in the guard's uniform, he leads us out, we steal some swords and fight our way back to the Bug!"

 

"Or we could use the teleporter."

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16 hours ago, wev said:

"Stop your whining you filthy piece of distended rectum"

I am really sorry to do this but it is one of my fave quotes in Red Dwarf

 

Stop your foul whining you filthy piece of distended rectum

 

 

The rhythm of the line NEEDS the "foul" to scan and be as funny as it is :D

 

Sorry again

 

 

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For all the criticisms of the later series there are still some quotes that get me every time

 



And we're going to...live!

 

 

And as overused as it is I still like



Step up to Red Alert!


Sir, are you absolutely sure? It does mean changing the bulb.

 

Nowhere near the quality and pathos of the first couple of series but Red Dwarf really does have many facets and periods of differing humour within its life.

 

The first and second series are incredibly silly and fun but they still have the human factor and pathos (as hammy/amateur as it was in S1). S3-4 etc it becomes bigger and brasher and the humour is sharper/brighter in so many ways. Beyond that it then you move to it being purely that big brash bright humour and no real pathos. Due to a big break it then becomes a very odd beast indeed but still with its moments - introspective without the big brash but still with the obvious humour hooks  but trying so hard to be more "serious". It then shifts gears into almost a parody of s3-6 with dancing blue midgets and bad cg. We then get the weirdness of the Corrie crossover etc which is the hardest to love.... and finally we get the Dave incarnation which is really a sort of tribute act to the original - a handful of moments that remind you of the glory days but mostly going through the motions.

 

and alot of the above is retrospective of course - at the time of its broadcast everyone I knew hated series 1 saying it was amateurish hammy rubbish. 

 

I wouldn't be adverse to a reboot with the novels as source mainly because it would just be a different facet of Red Dwarf once again - this time more serious scifi edged. I'm not convinced you'd be able to argue it was better than Red dwarf as there have been so many versions of it - all find their audience :D

 

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36 minutes ago, Clipper said:

I am really sorry to do this but it is one of my fave quotes in Red Dwarf

 

Stop your foul whining you filthy piece of distended rectum

 

 

The rhythm of the line NEEDS the "foul" to scan and be as funny as it is :D

 

Sorry again

 

 

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I knew I'd missed something, must have been in the "i" of Rimmer

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My favourite scene, and cleverest bit of writing I think the show has ever done, is in the second episode, Future Echoes. Lister talks to future Rimmer and they have the same conversation twice, except the second time it's Lister reacting to Rimmer saying the same things, and thus prompting him to say those things again.

 

I can't begin to imagine how hard that was to write, but it's utter perfection.

"Well it probably is deja vue, it sounds like it!"

 

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I don't really expect Red Dwarf to hit those heights again, but honestly I do just enjoy watching these characters interact and I'll happily sit through another season of lighthearted sci-fi and camaraderie. (Or a feature episode and some documentaries, in this case.) Bring it on!

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