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Old February 11 2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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Red Dwarf 25th Anniversary Thread

Hadn't noticed a thread but this week marks Red Dwarf's 25th Anniversary (15th Feb to be exact). It's had it's ups and downs over those years, but has managed some 10 series (61 episodes). And hopefully we'll get a Red Dwarf XI announcment on the actual anniversary.

Dave it would seem is doing a Red Dwarf weekend.

So which episodes have we enjoyed or not?
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Old February 12 2013, 12:02 AM   #2
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Re: Red Dwarf 25th Anniversary Thread

I'm one of those who can enjoy any episode, just to varying degrees.

My favorites are in the S3-S6 range.

Hell, I've kept this AV longer than any others I've had.
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Old February 12 2013, 01:29 AM   #3
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Red Dwarf V has to be one of the best the weakest episode of that season was "Demons and Angels."
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Old February 12 2013, 03:16 AM   #4
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Quarantine is certainly among and might very well be the best. Mr. Flibble rocks!

Also, hounourable mention goes to Stoke Me a Clipper just for that scene of Ace Rimmer riding the alligator as a surf board through the sky.

Finally, the oepning scene of The End really is great, with Lister complaining that the ship's repair drones should be doing repairs and Rimmer telling him their union won't allow it.
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Old February 12 2013, 06:44 AM   #5
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It's been ages since I've done a run of the show. It's too bad I don't have the DVDs with me though. I'm quite fond of 3-6, but I'd be okay with watching whatever episode really.
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Old February 12 2013, 08:49 AM   #6
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Holy crap, 25?
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Old February 12 2013, 12:36 PM   #7
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Queeg is good for a few laughs as well.
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Old February 12 2013, 05:00 PM   #8
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Legion was the first episode of Red Dwarf I ever saw. PBS was doing a run through of the whole series before airing the new series seven.

I laughed all the way through and was immediately hooked.
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Old February 12 2013, 05:04 PM   #9
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I have to confess that although it should be the kind of thing I'd enjoy, I've never seen a single episode of Red Dwarf I liked. I didn't find it funny, it just didn't appeal to me on any level.
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Old February 13 2013, 12:44 AM   #10
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^Best not let Mr. Flibble hear you say that lest he fries you with his Hex Vision.

Red Dwarf like any show has it's good episodes and bad episodes, some episodes will have aged better over the 25 years it has been on (and off) the air.

Though like many shows, I suspect the creators didn't think it would still be going after 25 years, (True there is no announcement that a Red Dwarf XI has been commisioned but if reports are true Dave was happy with the ratings.)
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Old February 13 2013, 01:25 AM   #11
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I have never seen any of the new season's episodes. Are they any good? Better than Back to Earth?
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Old February 13 2013, 01:32 AM   #12
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
I have never seen any of the new season's episodes. Are they any good? Better than Back to Earth?
If you go into them with an open mind then they're quite good, yes.

Some people seem determined to be negative about them before they'd even aired but the general consensus is they're the best Dwarf since series 6.
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Old February 13 2013, 02:00 AM   #13
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
I have never seen any of the new season's episodes. Are they any good? Better than Back to Earth?
Season X's pretty damn good. Particularly the finale, that's Red Dwarf at its finest.

And yeah, the season as a whole is much better than Back to Earth.
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Old February 13 2013, 02:01 AM   #14
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Red Dwarf X has it moments, and it's definatly better than BtE but then it would really have to try hard to be worse than BtE. Though is not quite as good as when RD was at it's hieght of quality.
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Old February 13 2013, 02:25 AM   #15
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Have the cast members aged well?
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