History YMMV / RedDwarf

9th Dec '16 5:53:47 AM Psi001
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* AlternateCharacterEnterpretation: The show totters in and out with how much grasp Kryten has of complex human emotions and tact, leaving some ambiguity how much of his insensitivity is [[InnocentlyInsensitive merely caused by his matter of fact analysing]], or him passive aggressively venting his contempt for the other crew mates. This is lampshaded in "Quarantine" where Rimmer dresses down Kryten over his increased emotional growth and SelectiveEnforcement of the Space Corps Directive, accusing his robotic pragmatism to merely be him ObfuscatingStupidity.

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* AlternateCharacterEnterpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The show totters in and out with how much grasp Kryten has of complex human emotions and tact, leaving some ambiguity how much of his insensitivity is [[InnocentlyInsensitive merely caused by his matter of fact analysing]], or him passive aggressively venting his contempt for the other crew mates. This is lampshaded in "Quarantine" where Rimmer dresses down Kryten over his increased emotional growth and SelectiveEnforcement of the Space Corps Directive, accusing his robotic pragmatism to merely be him ObfuscatingStupidity.
9th Dec '16 5:52:53 AM Psi001
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* AlternateCharacterEnterpretation: The show totters in and out with how much grasp Kryten has of complex human emotions and tact, leaving some ambiguity how much of his insensitivity is [[InnocentlyInsensitive merely caused by his matter of fact analysing]], or him passive aggressively venting his contempt for the other crew mates. This is lampshaded in "Quarantine" where Rimmer dresses down Kryten over his increased emotional growth and SelectiveEnforcement of the Space Corps Directive, accusing his robotic pragmatism to merely be him ObfuscatingStupidity.
6th Dec '16 8:44:21 AM smeg_head
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* TheWoobie: Lister. The number (and nature) of misfortunes and injuries he sustains is ''sadistic''.

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* TheWoobie: Lister. The number (and nature) of misfortunes and injuries he sustains suffers is ''sadistic''.
6th Dec '16 6:48:39 AM smeg_head
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** Lister's ordeal when he's stranded alone on [[spoiler: Garbage World, formerly known as Earth. The planet reacts to his presence by [[GaiasVengeance doing its best to kill him]]... a blizzard, raining ''literal'' acid and oil, an earthquake, lightning, fire...]].

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** Lister's ordeal when he's stranded alone on [[spoiler: Garbage World, formerly known as Earth. The planet reacts to his presence by [[GaiasVengeance doing its best to kill him]]... a blizzard, blizzards, raining ''literal'' acid and oil, an earthquake, earthquakes, lightning, fire...]].



** JerkassWoobie: Rimmer, of course. Sure he's a smeghead, but his flaws are bought home to him in the worst ways possible, [[spoiler: first with his holographic duplicate]] then in [[''Better than Life'' where his own self-loathing systematically and ''brutally'' destroys his perfect fantasy world... and then his crewmates']].

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** JerkassWoobie: Rimmer, of course. Sure he's a smeghead, but his flaws are bought home to him in the worst most ''brutal'' ways possible, [[spoiler: first with his holographic duplicate]] then in [[''Better [[spoiler: ''Better than Life'' where his own self-loathing systematically and ''brutally'' destroys his perfect fantasy world... and then his crewmates']].
6th Dec '16 6:43:47 AM smeg_head
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* NightmareFuel: A bit in the book ''Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers''. One character as he lives his idyllic, rich life, keeps getting pains on his arms. He happens to notice that when he applies salve to only the painful parts, it spells out U R DYING. [[spoiler: The crew are trapped in the full immersion game ''Better than Life'', and are slowly starving / dehydrating.]]

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* NightmareFuel: A bit in the book ''Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers''. One character Lister as he lives his idyllic, rich life, keeps getting pains on his arms. He happens to notice that when he applies salve to only the painful parts, it spells out U R DYING. [[spoiler: The crew are trapped in the full immersion game ''Better than Life'', and Lister and the Cat are slowly starving / dehydrating.]]dehydrating. In ''Better Than Life'' they finally escape the game... and Lister's and the Cat's muscles have wasted away to the point where they're literally too weak to ''stand''. To make the scene more creepy, Holly's offline, the ship's fallen into disrepair and the engines are dead... oh, and there's a planet on a collision course with Red Dwarf.]]
** Lister's ordeal when he's stranded alone on [[spoiler: Garbage World, formerly known as Earth. The planet reacts to his presence by [[GaiasVengeance doing its best to kill him]]... a blizzard, raining ''literal'' acid and oil, an earthquake, lightning, fire...]].



* TheWoobie: Lister. The number (and nature) of injuries he sustains is ''sadistic''.

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* TheWoobie: Lister. The number (and nature) of misfortunes and injuries he sustains is ''sadistic''.''sadistic''.
** JerkassWoobie: Rimmer, of course. Sure he's a smeghead, but his flaws are bought home to him in the worst ways possible, [[spoiler: first with his holographic duplicate]] then in [[''Better than Life'' where his own self-loathing systematically and ''brutally'' destroys his perfect fantasy world... and then his crewmates']].
28th Nov '16 10:30:48 AM CynicalBastardo
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** In "Parallel Universe", Female!Rimmer asks Rimmer if he's a masculinist. Fast forward to the [=2010s=] and we now have [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meninism Meninism]].
24th Nov '16 2:05:45 AM LondonKdS
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* MisaimedFandom: There are some fans who think that ''Rimmer'' is the real hero of the show, and that Lister is just an idiotic slob. While Grant and Naylor tried to avoid making Rimmer totally unsympathetic, it's pretty fair to say that he's not the guy they intended the audience to identify with.

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* MisaimedFandom: MisaimedFandom:
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There are some fans who think that ''Rimmer'' is the real hero of the show, and that Lister is just an idiotic slob. While Grant and Naylor tried to avoid making Rimmer totally unsympathetic, it's pretty fair to say that he's not the guy they intended the audience to identify with.with.
** Given the notorious hatred of the BBC leadership for SF and fantasy at the time the show was made (it's the '''only''' high-profile SF series the BBC produced between the mid-80s and mid-00s), it probably owed its existence to this, with the executives believing that it was laughing '''at''' the SF genre and its [[BasementDweller pathetic fans]].
18th Nov '16 4:51:32 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* FridgeBrilliance: The reason the two Kochanskis are so different personality wise? Is because they're from ''different realities''.
* FridgeHorror: "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.
** 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.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In "Marooned", Lister burns books to keep warm, but saves the rudest page from {{Lolita}} first. This was funny until Craig Charles found himself on the wrong end of a rape accusation. He was cleared in the end, but still...

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* FridgeBrilliance: The reason the two Kochanskis are so different personality wise? Is because they're from ''different realities''.
* FridgeHorror: "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.
** 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.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In "Marooned", Lister burns books to keep warm, but saves the rudest page from {{Lolita}} first. This was funny until Craig Charles Creator/CraigCharles found himself on the wrong end of a rape accusation. He was cleared in the end, but still...



* HeReallyCanAct: The memorial scene from "Back To Earth" can be considered one for Craig Charles. In a show known for taking the piss out of sci-fi in general, his performance reading to Kochanski's tombstone is genuinely poignant. Robert Llewellyn even notes this on the documentary, stating that Craig got to do some proper acting.

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* HeReallyCanAct: The memorial scene from "Back To Earth" can be considered one for Craig Charles.Creator/CraigCharles. In a show known for taking the piss out of sci-fi in general, his performance reading to Kochanski's tombstone is genuinely poignant. Robert Llewellyn even notes this on the documentary, stating that Craig got to do some proper acting.



* SoundtrackDissonance: For a Sitcom, some of the incidental music in the first two series was pretty foreboding, if not outright scary. Any kid who grew up with Series 3 onwards and first watched the first two during the mid Nineties (near) complete rerun of the first six series were in for a nasty surprise (near because Craig Charles's appearance in Court necessitated some cuts).

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* SoundtrackDissonance: For a Sitcom, some of the incidental music in the first two series was pretty foreboding, if not outright scary. Any kid who grew up with Series 3 onwards and first watched the first two during the mid Nineties (near) complete rerun of the first six series were in for a nasty surprise (near because Craig Charles's Creator/CraigCharles's appearance in Court necessitated some cuts).



** The opening riff from the theme tune is a dead ringer for one used in David Bowie's ''Life On Mars''.

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** The opening riff from the theme tune is a dead ringer for one used in David Bowie's Music/DavidBowie's ''Life On Mars''.



** Thanksfully, due to the use of Models, it has helped the effects in series 1-6 hold up quite well. Series 7 and 8 on the otherhand...

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** Thanksfully, Thankfully, due to the use of Models, it has helped the effects in series 1-6 hold up quite well. Series 7 and 8 on the otherhand...
18th Nov '16 4:51:32 PM CumbersomeTercel
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7th Nov '16 1:48:22 PM Scorntex
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** The [=GELF=]s are human-created monsters who kill anyone who enters their territory and use them for sowing materials. [[Series/{{Firefly}} Sound familiar?]]
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