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8th Dec '17 11:12:59 AM thatsnumberwang
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** There is also a meta piece of FridgeBrilliance here too. In the real world, [[FemaleFelineMaleMutt we tend to think of cats as being female and dogs as being male.]] There are many reasons for this, but chief among them is the belief that they embody the stereotypical traits of women and men respectively. Even though Dog is still male, he is a nod towards the fact that in a world where those stereotypical traits have now been reversed, dogs are now considered to embody (what we would consider to be) feminine traits and cats embody (again what we would consider to be) masculine traits.
7th Dec '17 4:42:25 PM komodosp
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* Why was there a dog and not a female cat in the Parallel Universe, when there was a female version of each of the others? The creature they would find would be based on *whatever animal Lister tried to sneak onto the ship*. It seems that while Dave Lister preferred cats, Deb Lister was more a dog person.
20th Nov '17 11:42:34 AM BobBrom
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*** This actually makes quite a bit more sense than you might think as The Cats race evolved on a radiation filled ship where there was quite likely quite a lot a dangerous faulty machinery or rooms with dangerous levels of said radiation it would make sense that they would evolve the ability to sense ionisation and electrical fields.
28th Oct '17 5:55:00 AM Origin
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** Given that that punch and its accompanying one-liner is the ''final'' act of the "bar-room tidy" as both the Dwarfers and the show's viewers see it, this could very well be the ''start'' of the fight for the inhabitants of the Reversed Earth and, given that the Dwarfers were standing/sitting together (or easily assumed to be given their "odd" mannerisms), the proprietor ended up being perfectly justified in chewing out Rimmer and Kryten for starting the fight that, for them and ''their'' perception of time, hadn't happened yet.
8th Oct '17 3:43:17 PM thatsnumberwang
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* Another piece of FridgeHorror from this episode concerns the conception itself. Lister's experience must be ''somewhat'' similar to how men get pregnant in this reality otherwise it wouldn't work. At some point during intercourse, something (a reverse sperm?) must have traveled up his penis and nested within his chest to incubate. This leads to two possibilities: the women are the dominant sex in this universe because the men all die in childbirth ''Film/Alien'' style, or the child comes out of the back passage either whole or as some kind of egg. If its the former than maybe that is why the men are only now gaining equal rights: the ready availability of C-sections.

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* Another piece of FridgeHorror from this episode concerns the conception itself. Lister's experience must be ''somewhat'' similar to how men get pregnant in this reality otherwise it wouldn't work. At some point during intercourse, something (a reverse sperm?) must have traveled up his penis and nested within his chest to incubate. This leads to two possibilities: the women are the dominant sex in this universe because the men all die in childbirth ''Film/Alien'' ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' style, or the child comes out of the back passage either whole or as some kind of egg. If its the former than maybe that is why the men are only now gaining equal rights: the ready availability of C-sections.
8th Oct '17 3:41:20 PM thatsnumberwang
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* Another piece of FridgeHorror from this episode concerns the conception itself. Lister's experience must be ''somewhat'' similar to how men get pregnant in this reality otherwise it wouldn't work. At some point during intercourse, something (a reverse sperm?) must have traveled up his penis and nested within his chest to incubate. This leads to two possibilities: the women are the dominant sex in this universe because the men all die in childbirth ''Film/Alien'' style, or the child comes out of the back passage either whole or as some kind of egg. If its the former than maybe that is why the men are only now gaining equal rights: the ready availability of C-sections.
7th Jan '17 8:00:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Rimmer has always blamed his failures on others, [[FreudianExcuse including his parents]]. But then in Episode 1 (Trojan), we meet [[spoiler:Howard Rimmer, one of his brothers]], who eventually turns out to be [[spoiler: almost every bit as pathetic and useless as him]]. [[FreudWasRight Maybe Rimmer's failings are not entirely his own fault after all...]] -Rellevart.

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** Rimmer has always blamed his failures on others, [[FreudianExcuse including his parents]]. But then in Episode 1 (Trojan), we meet [[spoiler:Howard Rimmer, one of his brothers]], who eventually turns out to be [[spoiler: almost every bit as pathetic and useless as him]]. [[FreudWasRight Maybe Rimmer's failings are not entirely his own fault after all...]] all... -Rellevart.
18th Nov '16 4:49:46 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** in the timeframe the ship was launched, faster than light travel is impossible, it's a Jupiter mining ship suggesting the human race hasn't left the solar system, and the intended trip is several years long just for that. The only reason it eventually exceeds light speed is that it has been accelerating for 3 million years. It is essentially a huge bussard ramjet, so fuel mass isn't an issue. Hardly enough to declare the theory of relativity incorrect in universe.

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** in In the timeframe the ship was launched, faster than light travel is impossible, it's a Jupiter mining ship suggesting the human race hasn't left the solar system, and the intended trip is several years long just for that. The only reason it eventually exceeds light speed is that it has been accelerating for 3 million years. It is essentially a huge bussard ramjet, so fuel mass isn't an issue. Hardly enough to declare the theory of relativity incorrect in universe.



* In "Stoke Me A Clipper", Rimmer geninuley believes he isn't up to the role of becoming Ace Rimmer, until he sees the mass graveyard of all of Ace's previous incarnations. Only then does he become Ace. However, back in "Emohawk - Polymorph II" when the polymorph drains Rimmer of all his bitterness and negativity, it turns him into Ace. He always had the potential to be Ace; he just couldn't see past all the bad parts of himself. There's an earlier hint of this in "Out Of Time", where Rimmer elects to fight the crew's evil future selves in spite of it being a no-win situation and it's carried over to "The Beginning" where he comes up with a plan to defeat the Simulants and "Give And Take" where he takes a bazookoid to a rogue medical droid.

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* In "Stoke Me A Clipper", Rimmer geninuley genuinely believes he isn't up to the role of becoming Ace Rimmer, until he sees the mass graveyard of all of Ace's previous incarnations. Only then does he become Ace. However, back in "Emohawk - Polymorph II" when the polymorph drains Rimmer of all his bitterness and negativity, it turns him into Ace. He always had the potential to be Ace; he just couldn't see past all the bad parts of himself. There's an earlier hint of this in "Out Of Time", where Rimmer elects to fight the crew's evil future selves in spite of it being a no-win situation and it's carried over to "The Beginning" where he comes up with a plan to defeat the Simulants and "Give And Take" where he takes a bazookoid to a rogue medical droid.





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\n* The reason the two Kochanskis are so different personality wise? Is because they're from ''different realities''.



** Maybe photo was created during day and Rimmer waited for night.

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** Maybe the photo was created during day and Rimmer waited for night.



** The scientists who were the original components of Legion stayed on the station until they all died of old age. The show doesn't specifically say so but if you think about how he treats the Dwarfers when they come by and resurrect him, the reason the scientists never left is probably because as smart and refined as he was, Legion maniacally held them hostage to maintain his own existence and unlike with the Dwarfers, was successful.



** It's a pretty "laddish" thing to do though, at an age of 25 (in the show) and not wanting to get tied down, It may be Lister's assumption that "the pill" is taken before bouts of sexual congress (on both "Lister's"" counts. Also bareback feels better.......

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** It's a pretty "laddish" thing to do though, at an age of 25 (in the show) and not wanting to get tied down, It may be Lister's assumption that "the pill" is taken before bouts of sexual congress (on both "Lister's"" counts. Also bareback feels better.......)





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\n* "Yo, matey, have your tooth back" in Backwards. We see Lister punch the man in the face, with the backwards time effect indeed restoring his tooth and the man the sitting down with his newspaper as the fight starts/ends. Play the events forward and the man was sitting in the bar with his paper, minding his own business, when he got up and Lister punched him the face, knocking his tooth out ''for absolutely no reason at all''. What a bastard.
** The less said about Cat's bathroom break in the same episode, the better.


29th Oct '16 7:36:01 AM RoseUnity
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\n* In the 'Meltdown' episode, "Leftenant" Elvis Presley served as Rimmer's Adjutant alongside Kryten. It didn't occur to me the first time viewing it, but after having subsequently learned more about the real Presley's life, a second viewing made it all the more obvious why this was: Elvis Presley served in the army. Some remnant of that in the Wax-Droid's programming likely put him a cut above the rest of his fellow "soldiers". Likewise, that may have also explained how he survived to the point where the Dwarfers arrived. He was too well known as a musician with no regard for his military service, in essence letting him fly under the radar of the Villain Army.

25th Oct '16 7:40:44 AM ClydeCoupe
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\n*Holly has an IQ of 6000, so it's illogical for him to think that Rimmer is the best choice to keep Lister sane. So why did he choose Rimmer? Because it serves as punishment for failing to fix the driveplate and killing possibly thousands of people. Lister is the person that Rimmer hates out of anyone, and he would be stuck for the forseeable future with him. Plus an extremely vain cat with no regard for anything but fashion creates a perfect Hell. Holly could have secretly created more and more things designed just to torture him. The despair squid shows just how far Holly could go to make Rimmer want to kill himself. It is possible that every single alien was designed purely for Rimmer's emotional suffering.

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