milucalex-deactivated20200601:

Was reading the Aramis page on the BBC Musketeers wiki and:

In an attempt to protect the King and Queen’s lives, Aramis covered his entire body over a thrown grenade.

Rimmer actually did that twice, firstly in Emohawk: Polymorph II and again at the end of TPL and he did it without a second’s thought and all to protect Lister, Cat and Kryten.

Lister was right when he said Rimmer was Aramis after all.

Oh hey I was watching “Polymorph” yesterday and there’s this bit!

RIMMER: (Pointing at the screen) That’s me, there.  Those are my brothers: John, Frank, and Howard.  God, we were close.  “The Four Musketeers,“ we used to call ourselves.  Well, “The Three Musketeers,” actually – they always let me be the Queen of Spain.  Marvellous.  I mean, yes, I was the butt of the occasional practical joke, but I mean, er, nothing sinister. Just the usual boyhood pranks, you know:  apple-pied beds, and black-eyed telescope … and, one time, they even hid a small land mine in my sand pit.  They took it from my father’s gun cabinet.  I mean, how were they supposed to know it was going to go off? Marvellous guys.

I’m really digging how that scene has extra resonance now, over thirty years after it was written.