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Red Dwarf - Rimmer Can't Count
When Rimmer and Lister are arguing over whether Lister should go into stasis, Rimmer complains that Lister wants to "leave [him] alone for three million years". Very shortly afterwards, Rimmer exclaims "Mind? Mind? Why should I mind? Three hundred thousand millennia alone, while you're in suspended animation?"
Three hundred thousand millennia would be 3 x 100 x 1000 x 1000: three *hundred* million. The DVD subtitles give the correct version, "3000 millennia", but Chris Barrie definitely says "three hundred thousand"!
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Episode "Future Echoes" (I spotted it on DVD version)
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Rissa on 07-27-2004
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MIdAS writes:
Rimmer cannot count, that's why he failed the exam. As for the rising exam fail number, Rimmer obviously failed the exam again between shows.
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Rissa writes:
Mind you, he's variously quoted his number of exam failures as 10, 11 and 13. It's possible he just cannot count.
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Weave writes:
Or it could be Rimmer was just taking the situation way out of proportion. Making it seem like he'll be left alone for hundreds of millions of years while Lister is in statis.
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jellyspider writes:
I forget the exact numbers, so forgive the paraphrasing here, but Rimmer said once he'd failed 11 times, 12 if you count the one where he had his spasm. It's possible, given his gittiness, that he occasionally leaves out some of his other failures due to other pointless reasons.
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Camo writes:
It has been stated that the indesceprencies in the number of failed examinations is due to him sometimes not including ones where he had 'spasms' or fainted during the exam.
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