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Old February 13 2013, 12:41 PM   #16
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Reasonably well.
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Old February 13 2013, 02:19 PM   #17
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^Best not let Mr. Flibble hear you say that lest he fries you with his Hex Vision.
Hey I got no horse in this race. I tried to like it, I swear, and I like all kinds of things that should be reasonably similar. Just not "Red Dwarf".
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Old February 13 2013, 02:36 PM   #18
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After checking out Season 10 last year on Blu, I got myself the first 8 seasons on DVD as a Christmas present. Didn't realise it was the anniversary year, but have been rewatching them gradually this year and so far have got up to Series 3.

It's rare for me to enjoy a comedy twice. The second time around most shows are just cheesy and cause my teeth to grind at the predictability of the gags, and the constructed by committee feel. But watching Red Dwarf again after some ten or more years, I really think it's funnier than when I first watched it.

I liked Series 10, but Series 1 and 2 are still my favourites, mostly because of the claustrophobic sitcom feel to them. Series 3 onwards changed the character balance and opened the premise out, and they are fundamentally just as good, if not better than the first two series, but they are also fundamentally different from the shows I first watched, which is why I like them a little less. But everything up to Series 6 is still comic genius.

I'm not looking forward to watching Series 7 and 8 again though.
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Old February 13 2013, 02:56 PM   #19
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I liked Series 10, but Series 1 and 2 are still my favourites, mostly because of the claustrophobic sitcom feel to them. Series 3 onwards changed the character balance and opened the premise out, and they are fundamentally just as good, if not better than the first two series, but they are also fundamentally different from the shows I first watched, which is why I like them a little less. But everything up to Series 6 is still comic genius.
Admittedly, I probably like the look of sesasons 1 and 2 the best. It feels real, or as real as a miles long mining starship with a crew that consists of a hologram and a man who evolved from cats can be. The set design and costumes have a realistic look to them.

Season 3 onward the sets have a more "sci-fi" look as do the costumes. Or, at the very least, Rimmer's outfits becomes more "spacey" compared to his uniform from S1 and S2.

I'm not looking forward to watching Series 7 and 8 again though.
Season 7 really isn't that bad, overall it's pretty decent. Season 8 has its moments, though, yeah it really doesn't feel like the same show very much at all.
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Old February 13 2013, 06:13 PM   #20
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25 years is quite the milestone.

I'm probably fondest of Season V: every single episode is uproariously funny in its own way, with Quarantine probably being my favourite episode overall.

But really, I enjoy every episode in series 1-6. They're all brilliant. 7 & 8 are both pretty weak, Back to Earth was dreadful and the most recent series was patchy but decent. Hopefully, they'll keep going a bit longer. Still wish Rob Grant would chip in with a few new gags though...
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Old February 13 2013, 06:34 PM   #21
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Yes 25 years is an achievment but a certain other Sci-Fi show which started on the BBC as is still on the BBC hits the 50th anniversary.
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Old March 22 2013, 05:33 PM   #22
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I'm proud that I just forced my son to sit and watch it. He was hooked after just a couple of minutes of The End.
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Old March 22 2013, 10:03 PM   #23
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Yes 25 years is an achievment but a certain other Sci-Fi show which started on the BBC as is still on the BBC hits the 50th anniversary.
Maybe - but Red Dwarf takes the cake for having the same cast through most of those twenty five years. Not sure how many shows have kept the same three (four) core characters together for that long without recasting or replacement?

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Old March 22 2013, 10:09 PM   #24
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Still wish Rob Grant would chip in with a few new gags though...
And bring back Holly! I see that he's not in Series X. What happened? Norman Lovett just turned them down?
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Old March 23 2013, 01:56 AM   #25
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Yes 25 years is an achievment but a certain other Sci-Fi show which started on the BBC as is still on the BBC hits the 50th anniversary.
Maybe - but Red Dwarf takes the cake for having the same cast through most of those twenty five years. Not sure how many shows have kept the same three (four) core characters together for that long without recasting or replacement?

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Consider that it's only 10(ish) seasons/series' with 6-8(?) eps per season spread out over those 25 years.

Can't be terribly hard to keep 4 actors together for that. I'm certainly happy they did.

Any word at all on a Series XI?
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Old March 23 2013, 03:34 AM   #26
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What's with deflating the 25th?

"Hey I lost 25 pounds! I'm thrilled."
"Oh really, Bob Smith across the street lost 50."

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Old March 23 2013, 10:44 AM   #27
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Still wish Rob Grant would chip in with a few new gags though...
And bring back Holly! I see that he's not in Series X. What happened? Norman Lovett just turned them down?
They didn't have the budget.

He didn't take it well.
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Old March 24 2013, 11:27 PM   #28
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Meant to say this a few weeks ago! I went to Brit Sci-fi 3 at the space centre in Leicester on March 9th. Barrie, Llewellyn and Jules were all there and I went to their Q&A. The three have such great chemistry together, just a shame Charles wasn't there too.

Anyhoo, they did seem to be suggesting that there would be another series, it was just a question of finding the time in all their schedules...they seemed to be suggesting it wasn't likely to air before 2015 though...

The queue for their autographs was insane, so there is still a huge fandom for the boys from the Dwarf, and a lot of people obviously there to see them patently weren't born when the show started.

I didn't get their autographs, my main focus there was Paul Darrow and Michael Keating, and I did get their autographs and had my picture taken with them

Apologies for minor Blakes 7 diversion in this thread...
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Old March 25 2013, 12:58 AM   #29
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Still wish Rob Grant would chip in with a few new gags though...
And bring back Holly! I see that he's not in Series X. What happened? Norman Lovett just turned them down?
They didn't have the budget.

He didn't take it well.
damn.
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Old March 25 2013, 02:29 PM   #30
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Anyhoo, they did seem to be suggesting that there would be another series, it was just a question of finding the time in all their schedules...they seemed to be suggesting it wasn't likely to air before 2015 though...
Honestly, when it comes to Red Dwarf, I don't mind waiting, provided there is something to wait for.
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