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Old April 28 2012, 09:06 AM   #76
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Re: Red Dwarf series 9 (or is it 10?) in 2012 confirmed by Craig Charl

So is 'Back to Earth' any good? It's the only Red Dwarf I haven't seen, and I was just curious if it was worth the 20 bucks Amazon is asking for it.
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Old April 28 2012, 09:32 AM   #77
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It's available on Netflix, too, isn't it? (If you have that streaming service).

I've only seen the first part, which was amusing, but I never bothered to finish it. With this new season/series, I might take another look at it.
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Old April 28 2012, 11:05 AM   #78
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I'm going to go ahead and ask the question: where are they supposed to be in that photo. Thatr looks like some sort of cockpit, but it's too small to be the Dwarf's. Redesigned Stabug cockpit, perhaps? Or even a new shuttle/scout?
Going by this they're in Red Dwarf's Drive Room.

Here's an obscured picture of the set from an article posted on the offical Red Dwarf site last December.

If you look closely in between the three guys standing together you can just make out the console that Rimmer and Kryten are sitting at in the promotional picture. It looks they're going for a series two-ish style Drive Room with a foreground console.
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Old April 28 2012, 11:14 AM   #79
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So is 'Back to Earth' any good? It's the only Red Dwarf I haven't seen, and I was just curious if it was worth the 20 bucks Amazon is asking for it.
No it really wasn't.

And hell no it's not worth $20.
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Old April 28 2012, 12:20 PM   #80
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So is 'Back to Earth' any good? It's the only Red Dwarf I haven't seen, and I was just curious if it was worth the 20 bucks Amazon is asking for it.
Not in the slightest.

It's a ripoff/remake of season 5's Back To Reality, with actors who've forgotten how they used to play their characters, and a really embarrassing meta subplot crowbarred in, in which the characters interact with actors and fans of Red Dwarf...

Urgh.
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Old April 28 2012, 01:05 PM   #81
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I never could get past part one of BTE. There was no humor in what I saw and the whole tone of the thing was so somber and sad. It was just easier not to watch and remember RD for what it used to be.
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Old April 28 2012, 01:22 PM   #82
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"Back to Earth" was really, really, really, really bad.
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Old April 28 2012, 01:32 PM   #83
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BTW wasn't that great, it did have a few moments, but it certainlty isn't worth what Amazon want to charge you, perhaps at most half of that.
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Old April 28 2012, 01:43 PM   #84
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I didn't think Back to Earth was as bad as everyone else does, but it definately isn't Red Dwarf at its best.

I did get a good laugh at Kryten's explanation for why they watch movies on VHS on board the Dwarf.
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Old April 28 2012, 06:19 PM   #85
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I say watch it if you're a completest, but if you don't mind skipping something that's not that good and doesn't contribute to the overall storyline of the show, then just skip it.

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I did get a good laugh at Kryten's explanation for why they watch movies on VHS on baord the Dwarf.
Yeah, I loved that too.
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Old April 28 2012, 06:29 PM   #86
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There were some good bits in BTE, the whole wasn't good though. The scene with them zooming in to a photo was brilliant. The scene with Lister meeting Craig Charles was also good. But for the most part it just didn't work.
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Old April 28 2012, 06:54 PM   #87
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So is 'Back to Earth' any good? It's the only Red Dwarf I haven't seen, and I was just curious if it was worth the 20 bucks Amazon is asking for it.
On a scale of one to five, where one is the godawful Nick Frost sitcom Hyperdrive and five is Red Dwarf at its best, Back To Earth probably manages a two. Not terrible as such, just something of a misfire and a substantial disappointment.
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Old April 28 2012, 07:00 PM   #88
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^^ At least you never felt a let down from the days when Hyperdrive was good.
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Old April 28 2012, 07:05 PM   #89
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^

Actually, as pitched it seemed like a good idea; a substitute for Red Dwarf itself, maybe. In our imagination it promised to recapture some of what made Red Dwarf good. In actuality, not the slightest sniff of it.
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Old April 28 2012, 07:07 PM   #90
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I saw ten minutes of Hyperdrive once. Now, I'm one of the people that thinks that the eight series run of Red Dwarf is pretty good from beginning to end (and series VII is my favorite), but those are ten minutes of my life that I'll never have back. How could Nick Frost and sf comedy go so horribly wrong?
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