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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.

14th Oct '16 10:51:21 AM CynicalBastardo
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* 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.


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* 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. \n\n 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.

30th Aug '16 12:52:17 AM KaminoNeko
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** Given that it's Lister...it's probably both.
3rd Aug '16 4:46:47 PM Avenuewriter
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* The idea that the Cat's race evolved from a single litter of kittens. That's 3 million years worth of inbreeding, folks.
30th Jul '16 4:50:09 PM DoctorRedgrave91
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\n* 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.

29th Jul '16 7:26:23 AM Anddrix
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** [[spoiler: In that reality, Series 9 aried and was the best series yet. We don't have Series 9; the closest thing to it is ''Back To Earth'' itself, and it's a BaseBreaker. But that doesn't lessen the FridgeHorror; according to Kryten's logic, ''every dream everyone has ever had'' is an alternate universe. There are universes populated by people who wear underwear in embarrassing places, and universes based on ''nightmares''. Have fun sleeping tonight.]]

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** [[spoiler: In that reality, Series 9 aried and was the best series yet. We don't have Series 9; the closest thing to it is ''Back To Earth'' itself, and it's a BaseBreaker.divisive. But that doesn't lessen the FridgeHorror; according to Kryten's logic, ''every dream everyone has ever had'' is an alternate universe. There are universes populated by people who wear underwear in embarrassing places, and universes based on ''nightmares''. Have fun sleeping tonight.]]
20th Jul '16 1:49:42 PM Foxtrot
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**It's also possible that people are confused, and Lister really doesn't care what anyone calls him. In practice, a pantheist might be indistinguishable from an atheist - a God that exists everywhere and in everything (even in opposing forces) doesn't really need special prayers or rites - just simple respect for the creatures you meet and the objects you use. Which Lister does, for the most part (except maybe his socks.)
10th Jul '16 2:30:11 PM Diem
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** Could be a service dog.
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