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28th Jan '16 3:22:20 PM passivesmoking
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* SpecialEffectsOfAwesome: For a low-budget BBC sci-fi comedy a lot of the model work is really amazing and stands up pretty well even today.
28th Jan '16 3:21:16 PM passivesmoking
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** The Self Loathing Beast from ''Psymoon'' was originally built as a monster for classic DoctorWho that was never used because it failed to live up to expectations. Think about that for a moment. Doctor Who, a show that especially in the eighties was notorious for it's cheap special effects, rejected the monster for being too crappy. In it's Red Dwarf appearance they cut around it as much as possible, only letting us have glimpses of it or of its extremities in the hopes the audience wouldn't notice. It's probably for the best. * SpecialEffectsOfAwesome: For a low-budget BBC sci-fi comedy a lot of the model work is really amazing and stands up pretty well even today.
28th Jan '16 3:08:38 PM passivesmoking
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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPzdN-tH9Jk conversation about wanting to be a squirrel]] was pretty funny at the time. A few decades later after the rise of FurryFandom it's freaking hysterical.
25th Nov '15 7:19:53 AM Pren
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** Kryten's statement that thinking the title of ''Frankenstein'' refers to the monster is "a common misconception held by all truly stupid people," now that the rise of the Internet and stuff like this own site's IAmNotShazam page has made that far less commonly believed.
8th Nov '15 12:53:26 PM caffeinatedkate
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8th Nov '15 12:49:13 PM caffeinatedkate
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* AcceptableProfessionalTargets: Psychiatrists, the patronising and annoying Dr. [=McClaren=] in Back in The Red.
21st Sep '15 11:54:24 AM MGD107
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* InformedWrongness: Rimmer gets a bit of this in "Meltdown" while its impossible to argue he's not qualified to lead the good wax works droids in their war ([[GeneralFailure his battle tactics involve them charging over the land mines]] and the result of his plans [[GeneralRipper lead to the extinction of all the droids]]) and its clear he's mostly doing this to live his fantasy of being a military leader. Still the rest of the crew reacts in horror to him simply forcing the droids to start training and toughening up for war. Which considering they were on the loosing side of a war, with an enemy who would not rest till they were all dead, had already killed most of them and they were down to characters who had little use in actual battle (such as Elvis Presley, Gandhi and Pythagoras), it seems hard to argue this at least was a bad idea.
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* InformedWrongness: Rimmer gets a bit of this in "Meltdown" while its impossible to argue he's not qualified to lead the good wax works droids in their war ([[GeneralFailure his battle tactics involve them charging over the land mines]] and the result of his plans [[GeneralRipper lead to the extinction of all the droids]]) and its clear he's mostly doing this to live his fantasy of being a military leader. Still the rest of the crew Lister reacts in horror to him simply forcing the droids to start training and toughening up for war. Which considering they were on the loosing side of a war, with an enemy who would not rest till they were all dead, had already killed most of them and they were down to characters who had little use in actual battle (such as Elvis Presley, Gandhi and Pythagoras), it seems hard to argue this at least was a bad idea.idea (this itself goes a bit wrong, as he goes to far and several of them melt from exhaustion, but Lister didn't know this at the time).
21st Sep '15 11:47:42 AM MGD107
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* InformedWrongness: Rimmer gets a bit of this in "Meltdown" while its impossible to argue he's not qualified to lead the good wax works droids in their war ([[GeneralFailure his battle tactics involve them charging over the land mines]] and the result of his plans [[GeneralRipper lead to the extinction of all the droids]]) and its clear he's mostly doing this to live his fantasy of being a military leader. Still the rest of the crew reacts in horror to him simply forcing the droids to start training and toughening up for war. Which considering they were on the loosing side of a war, with an enemy who would not rest till they were all dead, had already killed most of them and they were down to characters who had little use in actual battle (such as Elvis Presley, Gandhi and Pythagoras), it seems hard to argue this at least was a bad idea.
5th Sep '15 12:51:17 PM Morgenthaler
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Memetic Sex God has been cut per TRS. All wicks will be deleted.
* MartyStu: A case of TropesAreNotBad occurs with Ace Rimmer. He's a dashing interdimensional hero, AcePilot, field surgeon, pianist, MemeticSexGod who [[EvenTheGuysWantHim even turns the heads of happily married men]] and all around {{Badass}}. This is a perfect contrast with the weasly, cowardly Rimmer. Since Chris Barrie had noted that he [[{{Typecasting}} was always playing gits]], this is an InvokedTrope along with PlayingAgainstType.
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* MartyStu: A case of TropesAreNotBad occurs with Ace Rimmer. He's a dashing interdimensional hero, AcePilot, field surgeon, pianist, MemeticSexGod pianist who [[EvenTheGuysWantHim even turns the heads of happily married men]] and all around {{Badass}}. This is a perfect contrast with the weasly, cowardly Rimmer. Since Chris Barrie had noted that he [[{{Typecasting}} was always playing gits]], this is an InvokedTrope along with PlayingAgainstType.

* MemeticSexGod: Ace Rimmer ** From a discussion in one episode, [[TheFlintstones Wilma Flintstone]]. ** MarilynMonroe gets this treatment in universe as well. Lister keeps a poster of her in his locker is series 2 and she's appeared as a character in three separate episodes as the Cat's fantasy girlfriend, a kit robot for Kryten's sendoff and a wax droid. ** Anybody exposed to the Sexual Magnetism virus (which isn't as good as you think it might be if you've [[PrisonRape just been sentenced to a 2 year stretch]])
1st Aug '15 4:07:46 PM OlfinBedwere
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* TheScrappy: While most of the vending machines from Series X were considered annoying to some degree, Taiwan Tony stood out for being a outdated, offensively racist and just plain unfunny stereotype. Despite only appearing in two scenes and having no more than half a dozen lines, he instantly became the single most loathed and despised character from the show's entire run.

* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The reaction to the Remastered versions of Series I-III was ''bad'' to say the least. Opinion was mixed on the new visual effects, with some fans loving them, some being infuriated at the concept of tampering with the original episodes, and still more liking the concept, but hating the low-budget execution. However, what really turned people off the Remastered versions was the number of jokes that were chopped out to make room for the new special effects, the ending of "Polymorph" being changed to a much less satisfying one, and Holly's dialogue in Series I & II being updated to appear to a broader audience (most infamously a reference to Felicity Kendall was changed to MarilynMonroe (principally because not many people outside Britain (or most British people born after the 1970s, for that matter) would know who Felicity Kendall was)).
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The reaction to the Remastered versions of Series I-III was ''bad'' to say the least. Opinion was mixed on the new visual effects, with some fans loving them, some being infuriated at the concept of tampering with the original episodes, and still more liking the concept, but hating the low-budget execution. However, what really turned people off the Remastered versions was the number of jokes that were chopped out to make room for the new special effects, the ending of "Polymorph" being changed to a much less satisfying one, and Holly's dialogue in Series I & II being updated to appear to a broader audience (most infamously audience. Most infamously, a reference to Felicity Kendall was changed to MarilynMonroe (principally Creator/MarilynMonroe, principally because not many people outside Britain (or most British people born after the 1970s, for that matter) would know who Felicity Kendall was)).was.
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