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Hello and Welcome to Scuttercast 28, this week I'm joined by.........Quarantine
The crew answer a distress call from the hologrammatic Dr Lanstrom. Rimmer is dispatched back to Red Dwarf, much to his disgust, so that the crew can bring Dr Lanstrom back: however, they discover that she has contracted a holovirus and is barking mad. The crew escape, taking with them the viruses Dr Lanstrom had discovered, including a luck virus. Meanwhile, back on Red Dwarf, Rimmer has been boning up on Space Corps Directives and slaps the others into quarantine for three months. After five days, they’ve nearly killed each other, but when they ask to be released as per directives, they find Rimmer has contracted the holovirus: he sentences them to two hours W.O.O. (without oxygen). They use the luck virus to escape and to defeat Rimmer and his co-conspirator Mr Flibble. - again by Smeeeeg Heeeed
According to Wikipedia, this is the first episode we have come across that was directed exclusively by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. Juliet May was the Director brought in for this series, but found it difficult to work with sci-fi. I've read that she left of her own accord...on Wiki. I've also read that Rob and Doug let her go on the DVD inlay card. One site even suggested that she was brought in to deliberately struggle so Rob and Doug could take over the directing. But that seems a bit severe!!
Snowy type moon base, with Starbug coming into land
It doesn't land though. If you look closely, it hovers a few inches above the ground!!
also looks like its hanging over the edge at the back, but i did think the jets blowing down when it lands look pretty good
Kryten suggests "launch scouter", Rimmer says he's in charge of security and surveillance aboard the vessel.....since when ?
Everybody just ignores him
Scouter finds a research facility with a survivor, Dr Hilderguard Lanstrom
The Scouter looks like an Empire Strikes Back Imperial probe
but she's a hologram, so they need to switch off Rimmer
Back to being only able to sustain 1 hollogram on the "Crimson Short one"
They'll make thier minds up about this one day!! When they refer to Rimmers "remote projection unit", do they mean his light bee?
so they want to turn off rimmer to allow them to bring on a doctor because the doctor will be use full, but surely there was doctors on red dwaft they could have booted up if they wanted ??
Big speach about the space core directives, and Rimmer gets a holographic version of the book
On the base looking for the doctor
Find a sign saying "Viral Research Dept., Most gross danger, Bio suits must be worn at all times"
This psy-scan is a lot different to the Backwards version. The commentary suggests it was made from a sandwich toaster. Don't know how true this actually is!
Also, I notice that we are shooting at Sudbury pumping station again. You know how Who fans go on shoot location tours, how easy would a Red Dwarf shoot location be?!!
All throw this episode it seem the camera was hand held, they was a lot of wobbling about
Kryten finds some bottle of something, and bags them
He finds the case they are in and remarks how "extraordinary" it is...before he's even oopened or looked inside the box. How did he know this was a good find before he'd opened the box?
Lister triggers a pod, and out pops Lanstrom
As she sits up, I noticed that Lister is in his long leather trench coat again!!
She a hologram with flashing red eyes (why would she be in a stasis pod ?)
I thought that she is a hologram and can live for as long as there is power on the ship
She fires "lasers" out of her eyes, and they leg it
As she says the line "Life without pain has no meaning", Kryten replies with a line. But the audio has been cut so all we get is about a second or two of Kryten's mouth silently moving!!
Rimmer complaining to Holly about Kryten....how he's changed
Love Hattie's acting on screen here. Hard to believe that she is sat elsewhere looking into a camera and not actually responding to Rimmer in front of her!
Lister and Kryten radio in, telling Rimmer about Lanstrom, and he plays a very similar part to Back to Earth
She shoots the walky talky out of their hand, and talks to Rimmer
She even manages to say Hello without moving her lips.
The console then "fizzes"
The pod they send Rimmer back in, seems to be the same pod as last week ? Did they just send back the light bee ?
Didn't they call it an escape pod? Are escape pod's and Ore sample pods the same thing? Or maybe similar in design!!
the 3 are looking around for Lanstrom, and discussing the Hex vision
Kryten, explains that Lanstrom was in the stasis pod because she was preserving whatever life she had left, as the hex vision drains the life force......but she's a hologram....
She finds them, goes to zap them, but disapears....
Is Lanstrom a hard light hologram, because at one point, she appears to be holding onto the fence!
Kryten explains about the positive viruses
inspiration, charisma, sexual magnetism & (Felicitus Populi) luck
Just after he gets injected, the hyperdermic gun vanishes...also, Listers hat is in his hand. This also vanishes!!
wonder what would have happen if they had injected them all at once
Lister picks out all the aces
Has to be the dodgiest shuffle EVER!!! Penn and Teller wouldn't have got far in thier career if they had been as bad as that!
Left hand, not looking, bullseye.....dart
Hollys says they can't access the landing bay, Rimmer has put in an override ?......Doesn't holly run the Dwarf, and wouldn't he have to request that she did it....being a hologram ?
Bay 47.... Quarantine...space core 595...
It is also mentioned on the DVD inlay, that Bay 47 is the same car parking bay that Listers alter-ego, Sebastian Doyle uses, in Back To Reality!!
room 152...for 3 months
What did you think of Krytens designer triangle handbag thing!!?
All in a single room, as Lister is the only registered member, however last episode Kryten was addition 001 ? Doesn't that make him a member ?
Why would a non-crew member have a security door access code like Kryten last episode? What about Cat too? Surely he is also an additional crew member?
The inlay says that this is the bunkroom set redressed, which it fairly obviously is. Logically, all of Red Dwarf bunk rooms, including Quarantine would look similar anyway! The panel that reads Quarantine suite 152 is there to hide the top bunk from view for this single bed bunkroom!
Every meal will be sprouts
sprouts crumble lol
Lister says he's not going to let Rimmer get to him....boys from the Dwarf...
Lister has a black eye...
Cat has a bust nose and his arm in a sling
True to Cat form, the sling matches his shirt!
2 hours for Kryten to panel beat his head back to shape
Why does he panel beat his head nto shape in the shower? Does it have a panel beaters workshop in there?
assume it's only 5 days
When Cat and Kryten are falling out, they touch foreheads when facing off against each other. This leaves a big dark make up smudge on Krytens head which then vanishes a couple of shots later.
Even if they are all trapped together in the same room, surely Kryten wouldn't really turn Tetchy the way he does? Seems uncharacteristic. Also, what is the Multi Purpose white Graph board actually for?
If they can prove or disprove thier infection with a simple screening, why didn't they?
Rimmer appears at the window... wearing a red and white checked gingham dress and army boots
According to TV.com, there was a 3 minute segment of this scene that took 57 minutes to film and was cause for concern for Rob and Doug who had only booked the studio for 2 and 1/2 hours!! Which is weird, because the commentary says of the "Tetchy" conversation, that they had managed to do all of that section in one take!!!
If you watch carefully, barely a camera shot changes without the crew moving out of position from the previous shot. This shows how many retakes had to be taken and why Rob and Doug hated filming it so much!!
Rimmer has lost it....
He can't let them out because the king of the potato people won't let him
So, let me get this straight. You want to fly on a magic carpet to see the King of the Potato People and plead with him for your freedom, and you're telling me you are completely sane?! I think that warrants 2 hours of W.O.O. (without oxygen)
So were is holly in all this? does she not control all of them systems ?
7 mins of air....
so they use the luck virus and crack the code
Looks like Lister was just randomly hitting the buttons. cr@p code anyway 1 2 3 4 5 etc...
They plan on heading for the heading for the hologram projection room
Rimmer finds them, and has Mr Flibble on his hand (marketing genius !)
According to the commentary, the Flibble puppet was actually a temparory prop made for the rehearsals. But all other puppets were rejected and Mr Flibble won out for the main puppet part!!
Why does Mr fibble sounds a little northern but later he as a total different accent
Rimmer tries to fry them with his hex vision... so they leg it
Kryten suggest that he would have the capable of telepathy and possibly even telekinesis like Lanstrom ?.....did she have these or did I miss it ?
Was that when she open the satsic pod when lister got close ?
Rimmer moves an axe into the back of Kryten....and then he loses it a little....
He then cuts down a door with his hex vision and again they leg it
Kryten suggests that they use the luck virus
They need a remote link to the hologram disk projection system
Then a exangonal power transfer adapter capable of holding spikes of up to 5 million volts
Then a B47/7RF resistor
How long is this luck virus lasting, as the other one lastest about a minute ?
He had a extra big dose
Kryten uses the device and purges the virus
Rimmer wakes up in quarantine, and they are all wearing gingham dress
7/10 Good Story, good idea, a few flaws, many memorable moments...the hex vision, mr flibble, gingham dress and the whole "king of the potato people"
9/10 Love Rimmer in this episode. Not rehashing old idea's that we've seen before. Chris Barrie playing Rimmer as more mental than normal!!
8/10 very good episode, i think they all played a good part in this, this is one of the episode that u all ways remember especially the hand puppet.
Danny John Jules has taken part in the Iron-Butts charity motorbike ride which is 6500 miles approx circumnavigating the Mediteranean sea in 15 days. This is in aid of Sport Relief. There is a blog telling of his adventures at Ironbutts Blog
The official site has announced that Jon Glover will be joining Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn at this years Dimension Jump. He appeared as the customer in the Back To Earth CostCutter scene. He's talking to the salesman in the TV department as the Dwarfers arrive to this reality! I knew he'd been in Harry Enfield but his IMDB is full of lots of interesting roles. He seems to have specialised in comedy roles and childrens TV. Should make for an interesting guest with some good stories!!
From the BBC
"We have some exciting news about a Red Dwarf Youtube competition taking place to mark the launch of the new Red Dwarf 'Back to Earth' room on iTunes, on Monday 22nd March.
Not only will price promotions be running in the Red Dwarf room on the iTunes store for a limited time, but you could win free Red Dwarf content, all through accessing the Red Dwarf channel takeover on Youtube.
As if that wasn't enough, the top prize is a pair of free passes to this year's Dimension Jump conference, courtesy of the good people at The Official Red Dwarf Fan Club. These include entry to the conference and two nights' hotel stay for you and one other - all for free. Other prizes include Red Dwarf goodies and DVDs.
To participate in this competition, we'd like to see your impersonations of characters, classic moments and one-liners from Red Dwarf. It can be anything you like, just shoot it and upload it to the BBC Comedy Greats channel on Youtube, which will have a Red Dwarf makeover for the duration of the competition.
So get your costumes out, brush up on your acting skills or get thinking about how yours will be the best impression. The Youtube room will launch on Monday 22nd April at www.youtube.com/bbccomedygreats - subscribe to the channel for information as it comes through, or simply stay posted."
New forum member MrsRimmer...59 posts in a week...gratz
Started my 2nd workout, the EA sports More Workouts.....ouch !
I've been acessorising my iPod. I already have various devices to both charge and transmit my ipod to my machines FM stereo using the cigarette lighter. I've just ordered another from eBay that should hopefully last longer than the others. I've also bought an AV cable so I can connect it to the TV. I've downloaded a lot of shows that I've missed over recent months. I can now catch up everywhere...even on big tele!!
Training course last week, massive fire in London in the building next to me.....I slept through the lot, explosions everything !
Podcast of the week
The Moth Podcast.
The Moth,is a not-for-profit story-telling organization, that was founded in New York in 1997 by poet and novelist George Dawes Green. It started by inviting people for story-telling in his New York apartment and has now spread to larger venues that have now been attended by over 100 000 people. There has never been any advertising and it is all by word of mouth. Show tickets are typically snapped up within 48 hours of release. Many of these stories are true stories and anecdotes performed by writers, members of the press, and other interesting people and academics. They are always entertaining...most are absolutely hilarious!! Ideal podcast if you are looking for something a bit diggerent.
They last between 5 and 20 minutes and come out weekly. Can be found at http://www.themoth.org/podcast or by searching iTunes.
Back in 2 weeks with Demons and Angels
Intro music followed by "voice over guy" (AKA Tony AKA CyntaxError from Fictionshed). This
weeks episode, Number 28, Quarantine Original air date 12th of March 1992.
Introduction of hosts-
Darren AKA BassJunkie
Andy AKA AntiRealism
Antony AKA oriSTUDFARM
Trailer played for Suckcast
This can be found at http://suckcast.com/ Be warned though....this is an explicit podcast!!
The link to the official RD site’s story for the Sports Relief Iron Butts bike ride is http://www.reddwarf.co.uk/news/2010/03/ ... n%2Dbutt// and the official blogspot can be found at Ironbutts Blog
The link to the official site’s story about Jon Glover attending DJXVI can be found at http://www.reddwarf.co.uk/news/2010/03/ ... on%2Djump/
This video shows Jon Glover doing some improv acting on the Back To Earth Red Dwarf special
The Red Dwarf-Back To Earth release on iTunes competition has now actually started....it was MARCH 22nd!! It looks as though the public has the ability to actually upload to the BBC Worldwide You Tube channel which can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/BBCComedyGreats. Subscribe to this channel for updates. The channel also has links to purchase the Red Dwarf episodes via iTunes
Big HELLO to Mrs Rimmer who is hurtling towards the Parrots bar limit of 300 posts!!
Darren follows up his Wii EA Sports Active review by telling us about Wii EA Sport Active More Workouts
Antony tells us about his iPod accessories, in particular, FM Transmitters and AV cables. The one I recommend the most was less than a fiver from eBay FM transmitter. The ones I have had in the past have never lasted long, but the cheapest one seems to be the best designed...and is so tiny!!
It also comes with a car cigarette lightersocket plug that connect to the side of the transmitter...but is the same size as a small mobile plug...not the flat iPod plug in, so should be easy to replace if you have problems.
The AV cable is awesome for watching stuff I have downloaded to my iPod on ”Big Tele”
This picture is slightly misleading....the image isn’t that clear!!
Darren tells us about the fire outside his hotel on his London training course. The thread can be found at this link
There are more links in the thread...but to give you an idea....
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