Well I watched it today and it isn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. In fact I think it was better than all of Series 8. Then again, I didn't care for that one cause I didn't like the fact that the crew was back on Red Dwarf, nor did I care for the fact that Rimmer was made human, even though they went a long way to make him Rimmer, he wasn't "our" Rimmer (If that made sense).
I'm also glad they came up with a clever explanation for why they were on Earth with Red Dwarf as a tv show, for a while there I thought they were simply going to go with the explanation that the Dwarfers really were fictional, though I guess I should have known better than that.
Was there any reason Chloe Annet had such a small part in the show? Was she off filming something else? Or perhaps they really did want to set up a potential story arc for Lister in a future series at the time they wrote it.