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Old October 24 2012, 05:30 PM   #376
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6 episodes. The next 3 being Entangled, Dear Dave and The Beginning.
That seems to be a relatively short run. I know it started out doing six episodes, but didn't Series 7 and 8 have about 8 episode runs?

I bet it's due to the fact that Red Dwarf has been off the air (not counting BTE) for a good decade.
The fact that Dave has a smaller budget will play in to that too.
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Old October 24 2012, 11:20 PM   #377
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I guess it's a sign of the times when Dave has a smaller budget than what the BBC had back in the day, yet this series looks utterly fantastic compared to all the previous series.

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Old October 25 2012, 09:49 PM   #378
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Well that was great!

Entangled is easily my favourite episode of this new series. Nice, easy banter between Rimmer & Lister, lots of story packed into the time, some good gags throughout and a fun ending. Plus, Professor Irene was cute, which never hurts.

Sure, if I was to quibble, I'd say there was a little too much homaging to past Red Dwarf glories i.e. Emohawk (the BEGS/GELF scene), Quarantine (Luck Virus vs Synchronicity Crystals) and DNA (the evolution beam, right down to the between legs camera angle IIRC; surely must have been a deliberate nod). I'd also question how Rimmer managed to walk right through the door in soft light mode; why didn't his light bee catch on the door? (but let's just say he used some other kind of holographic projection technology).

And it was missing one or two really big belly-laughs instead of just good chuckles. But overall, very good indeed and while Pree came close, I'd say this was the first ep of the series to fully feel totally like a "lost" episode of the original run of Red Dwarf. Not one of the all-time great eps, but certainly in the middle of the pack. Well done, lads. Now keep it up for the rest of the season.
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Old October 25 2012, 09:49 PM   #379
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That was good fun again, though the second episode is still my favourite of this run. (So far I'd rank them, best to worst, as 2, 1, 4, 3)
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Old October 25 2012, 10:12 PM   #380
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That was arguably the best one so far and a vast improvement on last week.
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Old October 25 2012, 10:12 PM   #381
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That was good fun again, though the second episode is still my favourite of this run. (So far I'd rank them, best to worst, as 2, 1, 4, 3)
Same order from me. Seemed tonight's had some great lines but overall the laughs fell flat. Some how the whole was less than the sum of the parts.
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Old October 26 2012, 12:05 AM   #382
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And they're going to leave all those thousands of stasis pods full the last members of humanity to go bad from freezer burn?
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Old October 26 2012, 05:05 AM   #383
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Nicely done. Though I feel bad for poor Irene though.
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Old October 26 2012, 05:11 AM   #384
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Nicely done. Though I feel bad for poor Irene though.
She got Lexx'd. Though given her condition she probably wasn't long for survival on the Dwarf.
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Old October 26 2012, 11:20 AM   #385
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And they're going to leave all those thousands of stasis pods full the last members of humanity to go bad from freezer burn?
I thought they said hers was the only one still active - presumably the others only have frozen corpses inside
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Old October 26 2012, 01:53 PM   #386
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I thought that the first half of the episode was good, the second half got a bit messy and jumped all over the place, but it remained humorous enough.

I've just caught up with the series and I agree with the consensus; Lemons was a misstep, but the other three episodes have been pretty good. Not as good as the best of Red Dwarf, but good enough that nostalgia smooths out the rough edges.
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Old October 26 2012, 02:57 PM   #387
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I really enjoyed this one! Perhaps my favorite so far. I can't get over that we're watching new Red Dwarf that might as well be from Red Dwarf's Golden Age.

Lots of easy banter and comfortable familiar characters with cool new stuff thrown in. What's not to like? I enjoyed the references to previous Red Dwarf plots.

I can't believe there are only 2 more left. I'm so hoping there are additional seasons. How have the ratings been?

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Old October 26 2012, 02:57 PM   #388
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And they're going to leave all those thousands of stasis pods full the last members of humanity to go bad from freezer burn?
I thought they said hers was the only one still active - presumably the others only have frozen corpses inside
Rimmer said there was one with the light on. So, presumably the others are empty or have corpses.

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Old October 26 2012, 04:49 PM   #389
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I really enjoyed this one! Perhaps my favorite so far. I can't get over that we're watching new Red Dwarf that might as well be from Red Dwarf's Golden Age.

Lots of easy banter and comfortable familiar characters with cool new stuff thrown in. What's not to like? I enjoyed the references to previous Red Dwarf plots.

I can't believe there are only 2 more left. I'm so hoping there are additional seasons. How have the ratings been?

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Red Dwarf X's third episode 'Lemons', in which the gang found themselves marooned in 23 AD, pulled in 1.16m (5.2%) in the 9pm hour - putting itself ahead of Channel 5.
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Fun episode. Squeezed in a lot of things which I kinda liked. You don't usually see such busy episodes until the final episode of the series. Like that they keep things moving.

Also I think Cat is the star of this series. Gives me the biggest laughs.
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