Series 8 synopsis

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Series 8 synopsis

Postby smeeeg_heeeeed » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:11 pm

Hey don't know if you still require synopsis for series 8 but here's one for back in the red 1 2 & 3 feel free to edit down if this will be one scuttercast for all 3 parts.

Part 1
We begin with Lister and Rimmer (who is now alive) in their new sleeping quarters on Red Dwarf. Lister tries in vain to get Rimmer to talk to him and we then flash back to three days earlier:
From where we finished the previous season, Cat pilots Starbug into the Dwarf's landing bay which is now huge. As they fly through an air vent the ship begins to shrink back to it's proper size. When they finally land (or crash) Starbug we learn that the nanobots have resurrected the crew along with the ship. Lister thinks this is a godsend but Captain Hollister promptly arrests him and the others for stealing and then destroying a Starbug.
While confined to his old quarters Lister is met by Rimmer and, after being disgusted that Rimmer has returned to his original smeghead self, pleads with him to help him and the others escape before they are sentenced. The Captain and the other officers are trying to figure out why they are now in deep space and how the ship has changed shape to its original design.
Lister offers to help Rimmer get promoted by giving him the crews confidential files which are aboard Starbug. Rimmer gets the files and also finds the Luck Virus and Sexual Magnetism Virus (from Quarantine s5/ep3). Rimmer tries the sexual magnetism and women suddenly begin noticing him.
As he saunters down the corridors amidst several women giving him the eye, he declares: "The World Loves a b@stard!"
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Re: Series 8 synopsis

Postby smeeeg_heeeeed » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:12 pm

Part 2
Part 2 begins with Rimmer putting his plan into action. Get Rimmer Officerhood, Power and Eminence (GROPE for short) is in full swing as he sucks up to Captain Hollister using the confidential files Lister gave him. However Rimmer will not help Lister and the others escape until he is promoted. Lister secretly takes some of the Luck Virus and escapes from the holding cell and heads to find his compadres.
Kryten is classified as a woman as he has no apparent genitalia and is put in with Kochanski. This won't last long as the engineers are planning to restore him to his factory settings. One thing he cannot do is say no to a superior officer and this event ultimately happens.
Lister finds Kochanski and the Cat (who is being held in the medical bay while they try to figure out exactly what he is) and the three find the no-personality Kryten. To avoid detection they dress up as the Dibbley family using mop heads as wigs and big, ugly false teeth. Upon seeing the three in their ridiculous get-up, Kryten's files are corrupted almost instantly and he reverts to his usual self.
While all this is going on, Rimmer is invited to dinner with the captain and some of the officers. He makes the mistake of taking some of the Sexual Magnetism virus beforehand and is led off with the female officers to have wild animal sex. Obviously Rimmer is worn out from all this and takes some anesthetic to cool down his nether regions. During dinner Hollister mentions that the Dwarfers' Trial is already happening as they are in a VR suite and their escape is part of the trial.
While Lister, Kochanski, Cat and Kryten begin their escape (in their heads of course), Rimmer runs to the VR suite to stop them mentioning anything about him.
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Re: Series 8 synopsis

Postby smeeeg_heeeeed » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:15 pm

Part 3

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Rimmer and Lister attempt to adjust to life in prison in the worst area. Upon discovering that they are actually in a broken VR simulation, they attempt to escape.

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Rimmer and Lister are trying to adjust to life in prison given that they are in the worst area you could possibly get. They go on about trying to survive the next two years there as we fade into....

From where we left off, Lister, Kochanski, Cat and Kryten are dressed up as the Dibbley family and making their escape. What they don't know is that they are hooked up to a VR suite and all of this is a simulation.

They climb aboard a Blue Midget, which is very different to what we have seen before. It is now a large vehicle which stands upright on two massive legs. After a fabulous display from the Cat where he tap dances with the Midget, they make their escape.

Rimmer gets to the VR suite and types a command to erase any references to the deal he and Lister made. Suddenly the scene aboard the Blue Midget cuts to erase several words and it looks like a bad editing job.

After several moments of jumping around they realise they are in VR and Rimmer is the one responsible for what is happening (although they can't say it because it just gets erased). Amazingly, Cat locates the kill switch for the VR program and they disappear but are then entered into the screensaver and appear as clay animations. Kryten tells them to look around for a power source to shut off the VR and again, Cat amazingly finds it on a bottle of Ketchup that he claims is a 'Power Sauce'.

They escape the VR and confront Rimmer. After much arguing they decide to take Rimmer with them and they all go down (again) to the landing bay and ecsape. Holly realises that they are all still in VR because his alter-ego on the Dwarf has been rebooted. Cut to Hollister and the other Holly who are talking about what they have just witnessed.

Despite being innocent of the charges, Hollister still finds them guilty of stealing confidential files and they all get their two years in jail.

At their orientation in prison, Lister creeps up behind Rimmer and pours the rest of the Sexual Magnetism virus on his shoulders. Unaware, Rimmer slowly begins to notice the inmates around him casting glances in his direction, then moving closer with disturbing smiles on their faces. As pairs of grimy hands begin to fasten around his body parts, Rimmer succumbs to panic and the scene mercifully disappears from sight......
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Re: Series 8 synopsis

Postby ori-STUDFARM » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:52 pm

Fantastic stuff. We've not had one for a while. Cheers :)
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Re: Series 8 synopsis

Postby smeeeg_heeeeed » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:57 pm

No probs as I say if it's going to be one podcast for all eps just edit that down or people may end up asleep before the synopsis is over lol
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Re: Series 8 synopsis

Postby ori-STUDFARM » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:11 pm

No, the plan is to review them as their original broadcast episodes. So thats the next 3 recordings sorted. Cheers fella :)
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Re: Series 8 synopsis

Postby D5120 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:10 pm

Dan...you are a hero ! Thank you :)
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Re: Series 8 synopsis

Postby smeeeg_heeeeed » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:35 pm

Hmmm a hero you say ?
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Re: Series 8 synopsis

Postby D5120 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:39 pm

smeeeg_heeeeed wrote:Hmmm a hero you say ?
Yup, I've been using the synopsis from the main site, it's good to have some user generated content back :)
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Re: Series 8 synopsis

Postby smeeeg_heeeeed » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:42 pm

Well anymore needed give me a shout
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