Zweig describes the series as "an object lesson in knowing when to stop writing",  describing the first book as "very well written space opera that left me wishing for more" but the fourth book in the series as "probably one of the worst novels I've read in the past couple of years". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is an orphan , as no other articles link to it. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. February Simon Lang. Archived from the original on Categories : American science fiction writers births Living people Science fiction writer stubs.
Now Rimmer is alone with Holly Hattie Hayridge for the rest of eternity. My duty as a complete and utter bastard! However Rimmer forgets that the two first met aboard the space-ship, and as Lister never joined the Space Corps, has never encountered him. Sure enough, Lister — now rich, living in a mansion with a supermodel — fails to recognise him, and tells the butler to throw him out.
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Rimmer decides that "two can play that game", realising that in order to return Lister, Cat and Kryten to normal, He must "get there first". To this end, he travels further back in time to when he was at boarding school to give the secret of the "Tension Sheet" to his 8-year old self.
Upon returning to the present, Lister, Cat and Kryten re-appear and Rimmer waits to disappear to fame and riches. However, nothing happens as Holly explains history shows the "Tension Sheet" was invented by one Thickie Holden — Rimmer's bunkmate, who overheard him explaining the plan and beat him to it, meaning that Rimmer has simply returned history to the way it was. But for unexplained reasons, one thing is different; Rimmer is now alive, not a hologram. Delighted, he takes a bite of Hitler's banana and crisps sandwich, rushes out into a corridor, slams his fists down on top of a pair of crates marked "explosives" and accidentally blows himself up.
Due to a continuity error certain lines had to be cut from the skiing holiday picture scene. The scene established that Lister had got somebody's skiing holiday pictures back by mistake. The skiers were scripted to discuss how they received Lister's rather scary birthday snaps in place of theirs. Craig Charles realised that this was a continuity flaw as at that time, the skiers would not have received them yet.
The episode featured music from Craig Charles. Not only did he write "Bad News" and "Cash" but he penned the "Om" song which was sung by the young Lister, who was played by Emile Charles, Craig's brother. Simon Gaffney played the Young Rimmer. Robert Addie played Gilbert, Lister's servant. Chris Barrie also appears in one slide as Rimmer's Brother Frank, it is a picture of Frank Rimmer's wedding which Lister manages to accidentally gatecrash, leading an annoyed Frank to repeatedly punch Lister in the stomach. Chris Barrie's portrayal of Frank Rimmer is similar to Barrie's later portrayal of Ace Rimmer, the more successful, brave and popular version of Rimmer from a parallel dimension.
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This is most evident in Ace's accent as his voice is a more mid-atlantic version of the voice Barrie used to play Frank. Lister comes back from the Timeslide with a suitcase from Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg , who was a key member in the assassination attempt on Hitler. The possibilities of the Timeslides are endless, as Lister says, that they could go back and convince Dustin Hoffman not to make Ishtar. With the timelines changed Lister is now famous and rich as shown in a news reel.
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He bought Buckingham Palace and " Lister's teenage self continually accuses him of being a crypto-fascist. The alternate Lister's mansion and the courtyard with the non-peeing statue is a Grade 1 listed mansion house within Lyme Park. The building can also be seen in the background of the spoof TV show presented by Ruby Wax in the episode.
The mansion dining room scene was filmed in the dining room of Tatton Hall. There have been changes made specific to "Timeslides". The special guest star Adolf Hitler mention has been removed from the opening credits. Lister kicking the bomb into the timeslide has been tightened and a fire element added to explosion. Lister's reference to the Dustin Hoffman movie Ishtar has been removed, as have references to Xanadu and Citizen Kane.
A running water video effect has been added to rich Lister's huge statue. Written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, and directed by Ed Bye, the plot deals with Lister's desire to change his life by going back in time and changing his past. Plot Lister Craig Charles is bored - bored with Scrabble, bored with table golf, bored with Durex volleyball - even bored with Junior Angler. During the conversation, Rimmer reminisces about a former schoolmate, Fred "Thickie" Holden, who despite being one of the stupidest boys in the class went on to earn an immense fortune with an invention called the "tension sheet", which, as Rimmer states, is merely bubble wrap that has been painted red with the words "tension sheet".
Graham Arthur Chapman 8 January — 4 October was an English comedian, writer, actor, author, and one of the six members of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python. He played authority figures such as the Colonel and the lead role in two Python films, Holy Grail and Life of Brian Chapman was born in Leicester and was raised in Melton Mowbray. He enjoyed science, acting, and comedy, and after graduating from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, he turned down a career as a doctor to be a comedian instead.
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Set on the eponymous mining spaceship, the main characters are Dave Lister, initially the last known human alive, and Arnold Rimmer, a hologram of Lister's deceased bunkmate. William Geoffrey Steer born 3 December is a British guitar player, and co-founder of the extreme metal band Carcass.
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As with many of their singles, it was written by songwriters Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley, and like many of the group's recordings, it features novelty elements — in this case a trumpet section and the distinctive sound of a whip cracking in the chorus. The musical accompaniment was directed by John Gregory. This was the first episode to be recorded without a live studio audience. The plot has Rimmer suggesting that the perfect way to help Lister get "healthy" is swapping bodies.
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She was the script editor for the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous — , also appearing in two episodes. Wax studied psychology at the University of California, Berkeley but did not complete her degree and in she gained a master's degree in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy from Kellogg College, Oxford. Early life Wax was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of. This is a list of characters from the TV sitcom Red Dwarf. He is unpopular with his crew ma. Charles first appeared on television as a performance poet, which led to minor presenting roles.
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It announces that Kryten's built-in expiry date is almost up and his in-built shut-down chip will automatically activate in twenty-four hours time. Kryten resigns himself to his fate, telling Lister Craig Charles he's going to get his reward in "Silicon Heaven". Lister tries to tell him there's no such place, to no avail. It was written by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock. The song is performed by Tevye, the main character in the musical, and reflects his dreams of glory. The Official Marvel Index is a series of comic books released by Marvel Comics which featured synopses of several Marvel series.
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