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45th Anniversary rewatch - D9 Sand
trevor travis
The episode: Derek Nine – Sand (Carry On Getting Sand In Your Pants)
The date: Tuesday, November 28th, 2023
The time: 7.45pm UK time

A reminder of the Season Derek drinking game, with one special addition for this episode:

Here’s the number of sips/swigs per each of these:
Avon is knocked unconscious 1
A scientist dies/is already dead (per scientist) 5
A member of the main cast wears the same costume as last week (per costume) 2
There’s the sequence (or part of the sequence) of Scorpio landing / taking off at Xenon Base 3
Vila drinks something red (per scene) 10
Tarrant falls in love 5
Soolin shoots someone (per person) 5
Slave says “sorry” (each mention) 1
Each mention of “Sleer” 2
Avon laughs manically and/or smiles inappropriately 5
There’s a downbeat ending in sharp contrast to the jangly end theme 10
The final shot of the episode includes Paul Darrow 3
A member of the main cast is killed or stunned (per cast member) 1 bottle of wine / 1 can of beer
For each grain of sand we see on Virn 1

Back to the episode, and the crew go to the seaside on Virn, only to find that Servie has had exactly the same idea; Dayna is kissed not by a Hugbot, but rather by a bullet; Tarrant's taste in women moves on from a whiny assassin to a psychopath, albeit the most sexy psychopath in the galaxy; and in a twist, the scientist of the week is dead well before the episode has even started.

Episode in a word: Lovers.
Character to cheer: Servie. This episode shows her at her most vulnerable, unless she was manipulating Tarrant throughout, which is a very real possibility.
Character to boo: We asked Dayna Mellanby for her thoughts on this one, and she suggested Del Tarrant.
Is Soolin looking lovely this week: Yes.
Recognisable Faces: Stephen Yardley (Reeve) went on to play Ken Masters in “Howard’s Way”. Meanwhile, Daniel Hill (Chasgo) was one of the lead characters in the 1990s comedy “Waiting For God”, although he’s been in just about everything.
Best exchange: SERVALAN: “Oh, Tarrant. I'm just the girl next door.” TARRANT: “If you were the girl next door, I'd move.” SERVALAN: “Where would you move to, Tarrant?” TARRANT: “Next door.”

Blake's 7 will return in “Carry On Photocopying.”
Vote Og.
 
Brad
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It's worse than we thought, Avon. The Federation
has discovered an entire planet...


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...made of purest green!

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Cockatoo? What Cockatoo? I don't see a Cockatoo!
 
trevor travis
Cheers Brad. Obligatory Blackadder reference taken care of!
Vote Og.
 
Hugbot
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trevor travis
It's been a while since I was sneaky...
Vote Og.
 
littlesue

trevor travis wrote:

It's been a while since I was sneaky...



Indeed, it has been.....Grin
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf

Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
littlesue
Just getting ready. Tea, last of those choccie Pringle shaped things (all though, we do have a stock put by for Xmas!!!) and biccies.
I may even go and get a blanket as it is starting to get cold in this 'ere 'all
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf

Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
Lorna
I have just popped in to say hello. I have a meeting at 8 so I cant join you for the Rewatch
I look behind me, what do I see? A pair of golden wings seem to be attached to me.
 
littlesue

Lorna wrote:

I have just popped in to say hello. I have a meeting at 8 so I cant join you for the Rewatch


Have fun and see you next week!
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf

Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
M1795537OCVirn
Hello and goodbye,Lorna. Hope it's an interesting meeting!
Hi, Sue. How are you?
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Hugbot
Evening all! Frown

Just trying to transform into a bullet and squeeze into Reeve's gun...
 
littlesue

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Hello and goodbye,Lorna. Hope it's an interesting meeting!
Hi, Sue. How are you?


Fine thank you
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf

Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
littlesue

Hugbot wrote:

Evening all! Frown

Just trying to transform into a bullet and squeeze into Reeve's gun...


Steady
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf

Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
OneSparePart
Paid today. Hence biccies with tea
Silflay hraka, u embleer rah!
 
M1795537OCVirn
Looking forward to a well-written episode with fewer plot holes than most, and some great dialogue.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
trevor travis
Phew - made it!
Vote Og.
 
OneSparePart
Whatsziname, Servalan's ex, looks like one of my bosses.
Silflay hraka, u embleer rah!
 
Paula
Hello all. Back from Chicago TARDIS and we were able to get a few people brainwashed into signing up for the various sites we Mod/Admin. Brainwashing is such a unsavory word, but we did it anyway! Had a nice chat with Michael Troughton, Pilot 4-0 from Auron and bumped into Colin Baker in the Dealer's room and he spouted a few Bayban lines at me seeing my 'Babyan the Berserker Fan Club' badge I happened to be wearing at the time. Fun weekend!!
Resist the Host




 
trevor travis
STARTED!

Sooiln is looking lovely this week!
Vote Og.
 
Brad
An episode that starts with Vogon Poetry

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Cockatoo? What Cockatoo? I don't see a Cockatoo!
 
Hugbot

OneSparePart wrote:

Whatsziname, Servalan's ex, looks like one of my bosses.

Your boss just sits in his chair being dead?
 
Brad

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Whatsziname, Servalan's ex, looks like one of my bosses.

Your boss just sits in his chair being dead?


For tax purposes??? (HHGTG reference sorted)

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Cockatoo? What Cockatoo? I don't see a Cockatoo!
 
trevor travis

OneSparePart wrote:

Whatsziname, Servalan's ex, looks like one of my bosses.


I hope he looks less dead.
Vote Og.
 
Hugbot

Brad wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Whatsziname, Servalan's ex, looks like one of my bosses.

Your boss just sits in his chair being dead?


For tax purposes??? (HHGTG reference sorted)

GrinGrin
 
OneSparePart

Paula wrote:

Hello all. Back from Chicago TARDIS and we were able to get a few people brainwashed into signing up for the various sites we Mod/Admin. Brainwashing is such a unsavory word, but we did it anyway! Had a nice chat with Michael Troughton, Pilot 4-0 from Auron and bumped into Colin Baker in the Dealer's room and he spouted a few Bayban lines at me seeing my 'Babyan the Berserker Fan Club' badge I happened to be wearing at the time. Fun weekend!!

Sounds like you had a great time
Silflay hraka, u embleer rah!
 
OneSparePart

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Whatsziname, Servalan's ex, looks like one of my bosses.

Your boss just sits in his chair being dead?

Might as well be dead...
Silflay hraka, u embleer rah!
 
Brad
The sand gets into everything

The sand, which is there, gets in their sandwiches there....

Benny Hill reference sorted

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Cockatoo? What Cockatoo? I don't see a Cockatoo!
 
OneSparePart

Brad wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Whatsziname, Servalan's ex, looks like one of my bosses.

Your boss just sits in his chair being dead?


For tax purposes??? (HHGTG reference sorted)

If faking death at the desk is a tax dodge, then yes.....Wink
Silflay hraka, u embleer rah!
 
AnneArthur
Hello everyone. This is one of my favourites - hoping it will make up for a rather wasted day.
 
trevor travis
Reeve would have made an interesting character alongside Servie for a few episodes.
Vote Og.
 
AnneArthur

Paula wrote:

Hello all. Back from Chicago TARDIS and we were able to get a few people brainwashed into signing up for the various sites we Mod/Admin. Brainwashing is such a unsavory word, but we did it anyway! Had a nice chat with Michael Troughton, Pilot 4-0 from Auron and bumped into Colin Baker in the Dealer's room and he spouted a few Bayban lines at me seeing my 'Babyan the Berserker Fan Club' badge I happened to be wearing at the time. Fun weekend!!


That sounds like fun!
 
Brad

AnneArthur wrote:

Hello everyone. This is one of my favourites - hoping it will make up for a rather wasted day.


Tanith Lee is a master yarn spinner. Two minutes in and we have all the clues, we just don't know how they fit together.

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Cockatoo? What Cockatoo? I don't see a Cockatoo!
 
Paula

OneSparePart wrote:

Paula wrote:

Hello all. Back from Chicago TARDIS and we were able to get a few people brainwashed into signing up for the various sites we Mod/Admin. Brainwashing is such a unsavory word, but we did it anyway! Had a nice chat with Michael Troughton, Pilot 4-0 from Auron and bumped into Colin Baker in the Dealer's room and he spouted a few Bayban lines at me seeing my 'Babyan the Berserker Fan Club' badge I happened to be wearing at the time. Fun weekend!!

Sounds like you had a great time


That doesn't even start to explain our weekend. How about watching the Doctor Who 60th episode with 1,000 people and the Director who directed it? And cheering while the Director held up her mobile phone with RTD on the other end in London at 2 am? A 2 minute standing ovation ensued. Singing the theme from the Adventures of Robin Hood with Richard Greene with Michael Troughton and a lot of other amazing things we did last weekend.
Resist the Host




 
M1795537OCVirn

trevor travis wrote:

Reeve would have made an interesting character alongside Servie for a few episodes.


Ha ha ha she'd have him for breakfast!
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
trevor travis
Double rewatch for me today, will catch up with the first episode of the Prisoner after this.
Vote Og.
 
Brad
The too oft repeated S4 trope of Let's follow Servalan to see what she's up to).

The irony is, if they hadn't interfered, Servalan would be dead.

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Cockatoo? What Cockatoo? I don't see a Cockatoo!
 
AnneArthur

trevor travis wrote:

Reeve would have made an interesting character alongside Servie for a few episodes.


Too slimy!
 
trevor travis

Paula wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Paula wrote:

Hello all. Back from Chicago TARDIS and we were able to get a few people brainwashed into signing up for the various sites we Mod/Admin. Brainwashing is such a unsavory word, but we did it anyway! Had a nice chat with Michael Troughton, Pilot 4-0 from Auron and bumped into Colin Baker in the Dealer's room and he spouted a few Bayban lines at me seeing my 'Babyan the Berserker Fan Club' badge I happened to be wearing at the time. Fun weekend!!

Sounds like you had a great time


That doesn't even start to explain our weekend. How about watching the Doctor Who 60th episode with 1,000 people and the Director who directed it? And cheering while the Director held up her mobile phone with RTD on the other end in London at 2 am? A 2 minute standing ovation ensued. Singing the theme from the Adventures of Robin Hood with Richard Greene with Michael Troughton and a lot of other amazing things we did last weekend.


Sounds like a good weekend!
Vote Og.
 
OneSparePart

trevor travis wrote:

Double rewatch for me today, will catch up with the first episode of the Prisoner after this.

Are you no 1?
Silflay hraka, u embleer rah!
 
Brad

AnneArthur wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

Reeve would have made an interesting character alongside Servie for a few episodes.


Too slimy!


He's already annoyed Servie enough to have a fatal accident, accidentally cutting his head off while shaving. He'd be toast already if there weren't so many witnesses.

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Cockatoo? What Cockatoo? I don't see a Cockatoo!
 
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