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[[caption-width-right:350:Feel my blade, Loneliness. May your foulness rot in hell!]]


* ShoutOut: The montage of Kryten's interface POV shots during Lister's rescue of him recalls the montage of [[Film/RoboCop1987 RoboCop being built]].

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The montage of Kryten's interface POV shots during Lister's rescue of him recalls the montage of [[Film/RoboCop1987 RoboCop being built]].built]].
** A computer adventure game the crew evidently plays features a character named [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf the Master Wizard]].


* HypocriticalHumor: "There's an old android saying which I believe is peculiarly appropriate here. In binary language it goes something like this: 001100111011000111100, which roughly translated means, 'Don't stand around jabbering when you're in mortal danger!'"

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* HypocriticalHumor: "There's an old android saying which I believe is peculiarly appropriate here. In binary language it goes something like this: 001100111011000111100, this:" (everyone else wisely leaves the lair of the Unspeakable One as Kryten talks obliviously) "001100111011000111100, which roughly translated means, 'Don't stand around jabbering when you're in mortal danger!'"

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* HypocriticalHumor: "There's an old android saying which I believe is peculiarly appropriate here. In binary language it goes something like this: 001100111011000111100, which roughly translated means, 'Don't stand around jabbering when you're in mortal danger!'"


* ShoutOut: The montage of Kryten's interface POV shots during Lister's rescue of him recalls the montage of Film/RoboCop being built.

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* ShoutOut: The montage of Kryten's interface POV shots during Lister's rescue of him recalls the montage of Film/RoboCop [[Film/RoboCop1987 RoboCop being built.built]].


* SexyShirtlessScene: Invoked. Chris Barrie read through the script and his reaction upon finding that he was gonna be shirtless in this episode basically rounds up to "Well, I'm hitting the gym so I can look good."

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* SexyShirtlessScene: ShirtlessScene: Invoked. Chris Barrie read through the script and his reaction upon finding that he was gonna be shirtless in this episode basically rounds up to "Well, I'm hitting the gym so I can look good."

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* SexyShirtlessScene: Invoked. Chris Barrie read through the script and his reaction upon finding that he was gonna be shirtless in this episode basically rounds up to "Well, I'm hitting the gym so I can look good."

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* BreakTheCutie: The crew find several tombstones established to various good traits of Rimmer's, most of which "died" before he was out of his teens. One's even mentioned as having died at the age of nine.
** "Charm" has a tiny grave suggesting a stillbirth, and there was an open grave prepared for "Hope"...


* EldritchLocation: The psi-moon, which uses telepathy to scan the mind of a viable host and then psychokinetically resculpts its entire surface, complete with generating life-forms, as a living metaphor for the psyche of its host organism.

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* EldritchLocation: The psi-moon, which uses telepathy to scan the mind of a viable host and then psychokinetically resculpts its entire surface, complete with generating life-forms, as a living metaphor for the psyche of its host organism. It wouldn't ordinarily be an Eldritch Location, but since the mind it's using is ''Rimmer's''...
* EvilSoundsDeep: The hooded minions of the Unspeakable One.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The self-loathing creature has a very long appendage which could just be a tail but Rimmer apparently thinks otherwise...,

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The self-loathing creature has a very long appendage which could just be a tail but Rimmer apparently thinks otherwise...,


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* SecondVerseCurse: One of the last things Kryten remembers before the Psi-Moon became active was him and Rimmer singing all twenty-three verses of the Space Corps national anthem. And that, after a few verses, the moon coming alive and trying to kill them was something of a relief.


* LongList: Kryten's list of reasons Rimmer has to hate himself.

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* LongList: Kryten's list of reasons Rimmer has to hate himself. He only gets halfway down before Lister says they get the point.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Rimmer chained to a pillar in a loincloth and the two girls in skimpy costumes who cover him in oil.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The self-loathing creature has a very long appendage which could just be a tail but Rimmer apparently thinks otherwise...,
* LongList: Kryten's list of reasons Rimmer has to hate himself.


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* ShoutOut: The montage of Kryten's interface POV shots during Lister's rescue of him recalls the montage of Film/RoboCop being built.

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* ThePowerOfFriendship: Manifested by the Psi-Moon. Since the landscape is determined by Rimmer's mind, if the others make him feel good about himself his inner darkness weakens and they're able to fend off the seemingly unstoppable beast representing his self-hatred. In the end it makes his positive personality traits come back to life as swordsmen who slaughter his entire army of negative traits.


-->(Lister [[TapOnTheHead lays Kryten out cold with a solid hammer-blow to the face]].)
* NothingIsScarier: We never see the Unspeakable One on screen, only its limbs and shadow. Which, given the puppet was a monster rejected by ''Doctor Who'' for being ''too bad to use'', is probably for the best.
* OrganAutonomy: Due to his damaged state, Kryten is forced to cobble together a drone to alert Lister and the Cat based on his own severed hand outfitted with a gouged-out eyeball.

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-->(Lister [[TapOnTheHead -->([[TapOnTheHead Lister lays Kryten out cold with a solid hammer-blow to the face]].)
* NothingIsScarier: We never see the Unspeakable One on screen, only its limbs and shadow. shadow, plus a brief glimpse of its face when it first appears. Which, given the puppet was a monster rejected by ''Doctor Who'' ''Series/DoctorWho'', notorious for their tendency to SpecialEffectFailure, for being ''too ''[[UpToEleven too bad to use'', use]]'', is probably for the best.
* OrganAutonomy: Due to his damaged state, Kryten is forced to cobble together a drone to alert Lister and the Cat based on his own severed hand outfitted with a gouged-out eyeball. The "taranshula" drone is actually surprisingly effective.


After a routine landing on a small moon leaves Kryten heavily damaged and Rimmer missing, the remaining boys must band together to rescue their missing team-mates. Something that won't be easy, as the moon turns out to be a psychically-malleable artificial planetoid called a "psi-moon", which has tailored its entire nature based on Rimmer's psyche.

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The episode begins with Kryten badly damaged, amidst the wreck of a shuttle. He can't recall what's happened, because the nearby engines are warping his short-term memory. Also, his short-term memory is damaged, due to the engines, which combined with his [[RuleOfThree lack of short-term memory]], has him a little disorientated. With only fifty-seven minutes before the remains go "boom", Kryten cuts off his hand and has it go back to ''Red Dwarf'' for help. After a routine landing on little mishap involving Lister and the Cat mistaking the hand for a small moon leaves very big tarantula, Kryten heavily damaged is found and (mostly) repaired.

With his memory fixed, Kryten can recall what happened: He
and Rimmer missing, had found a moon on a scouting expedition, and Rimmer had claimed it for the remaining boys must band together Space Corps. As they were celebrating via singing the Space Core anthem, the planet sprang to rescue their missing team-mates. Something that won't be easy, as life, attacked them, and abducted Rimmer. Y'see, the moon turns out to be is in fact a psychically-malleable artificial planetoid called a "psi-moon", "Psi-Moon", which has tailored its entire nature reshapes itself based on the minds of those who land there. So naturally Rimmer's psyche.
neurotic toilet bowl of a mind has turned it into utter hell. All directed at Arnold, who is vulnerable to all this thanks to the moon rendering him solid.

As for Old Ironbutt, he's been dragged off by shadowy, hooded sorts to a temple, where he is to sacrificed to the Unspeakable One. This sacrifice, by the by, involves Rimmer being rendered shirtless and covered in oil by two beautiful, scantily-clad women. The Unspeakable One likes his victims oiled. So much better for conducting electricity, after all.

Now, as much as they may dislike Rimmer, the others aren't going to let him die in horrible, horrible agony, so they trek through the horrific miasma that is Rimmer's psyche, passing through a swamp filled with leeches that look like Rimmer's mom, and a graveyard devoted to all of Rimmer's long deceased positive traits, until they find the temple, and save Rimmer from a poker in unspeakable places. By the time they get back to Starbug, however, Rimmer's self-loathing has returned, which bogs the ship down, giving the Unspeakable One a chance to send his hooded legions after the guys. Kryten quickly determines the only possible chance of escape: Since the moon's awfulness is generated by Rimmer's feelings, they have to make him feel better about himself.

Despite the herculean task this involves, the others put on a brave face and tell Rimmer that actually, they think he's okay. A real great guy. This momentary boost to Rimmer's confidence allows his positive traits to momentarily rise from their graves and fight off the hooded hordes, and Starbug manages to get free. Sussing things out, Rimmer asks if they really do think he's a good guy to get along with.

Their answer: "'''No.'''"



* NothingIsScarier: We never see the Unspeakable One on screen, only its limbs and shadow. Which, given the puppet was a monster rejected by ''Doctor Who'' for being ''too bad to use'', is probably for the best.



* VitriolicBestBuds: Lister, Cat and Kryten may all think rather poorly of Rimmer, and get it innumerable zings against him throughout the episode, but deep down, they do care, as seen by the fact that they choose to charge into battle against the Unspeakable One with bazookoids blazing to rescue him. It's Rimmer's surge of hope at hearing them confirm that of ''course'' they'll save him, as they consider him one of the crew, that gives them their first real victory against the personification of his self-loathing.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Lister, Cat and Kryten may all think rather poorly of Rimmer, and get it innumerable zings against him throughout the episode, but deep down, they do care, as seen by the fact that they choose to charge into battle against the Unspeakable One with bazookoids blazing to rescue him. It's Rimmer's surge of hope at hearing them confirm that of ''course'' they'll save him, as they consider him one of the crew, that gives them their first real victory against the personification of his self-loathing.self-loathing.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Lister has a fear of tarantulas. The mere thought of one being around makes him very nervous. And as for one being on top of him...
-->'''Holly:''' You're not big on tarantulas, are you?
-->'''Lister:''' Tarantulas? W-what do you mean?
-->'''Holly:''' I mean, you've never been overly fond of them, as a species. And the thought of one clambering over your clammy, naked, defenceless body has always filled you with a sort of... cold dread.
-->'''Lister:''' ''(now ''very'' nervous)'' What are you trying to ''say'', Hol?
-->'''Holly:''' I'm saying... it might not be your night.

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After a routine landing on a small moon leaves Kryten heavily damaged and Rimmer missing, the remaining boys must band together to rescue their missing team-mates. Something that won't be easy, as the moon turns out to be a psychically-malleable artificial planetoid called a "psi-moon", which has tailored its entire nature based on Rimmer's psyche.

!!This episode contains examples of:
* EldritchLocation: The psi-moon, which uses telepathy to scan the mind of a viable host and then psychokinetically resculpts its entire surface, complete with generating life-forms, as a living metaphor for the psyche of its host organism.
* MeatGrinderSurgery: Lister's plan for rescuing Kryten from under the stanchion pinning him down is to ''saw him in half'' and then put him back together. Kryten is not overly enthused with this plan.
-->'''Kryten:''' Sir, a couple of brief points. Firstly, you are not a qualified service engineer and consequently sawing me in two will invalidate my guarantee. Secondly, I wouldn't trust you to open a can of sardines that was already open!
-->(Lister [[TapOnTheHead lays Kryten out cold with a solid hammer-blow to the face]].)
* OrganAutonomy: Due to his damaged state, Kryten is forced to cobble together a drone to alert Lister and the Cat based on his own severed hand outfitted with a gouged-out eyeball.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Lister, Cat and Kryten may all think rather poorly of Rimmer, and get it innumerable zings against him throughout the episode, but deep down, they do care, as seen by the fact that they choose to charge into battle against the Unspeakable One with bazookoids blazing to rescue him. It's Rimmer's surge of hope at hearing them confirm that of ''course'' they'll save him, as they consider him one of the crew, that gives them their first real victory against the personification of his self-loathing.

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