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Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror Media => Movies/TV/Music Zone => : Balgin Stondraeg October 04, 2012, 09:47:39 PM

: Red Dwarf season ten
: Balgin Stondraeg October 04, 2012, 09:47:39 PM
Well it's off to a good start. Nice to see them harking back to the older days instead of the recent three parter and the last 1 or 2 seasons where it just got ruined.
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: Brandlin October 04, 2012, 09:53:03 PM
Err what now?
When? Where? And how did I miss this?
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: Gangrel October 04, 2012, 09:54:09 PM
On Dave at 9 pm. Not classic Dwarf, but way better than the last couple of series.
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: Steel Penguin October 04, 2012, 10:18:32 PM
watched the 1st 20 mins  seemed good,  the humors a little slower, but seems a little better aimed.  heres to hopeing.
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: DanG October 04, 2012, 11:51:55 PM
Its not as good as it once was.  But as Grant and Naylor will never work together again it can never be...  It is however seemingly a welcome return to its original format (Sans kochanski), and a few of the jokes are both funny and quotable...  I was entertained and that is after all the key thing for me, and as stated, its nowhere near the 3-part special.  I am quite looking forward to see how an SFX budget will add the SF bling to the mix.

Do miss Holly mind.
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: Big Boris October 05, 2012, 07:47:12 AM
Was it a Moose?
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: Gangrel October 05, 2012, 01:18:27 PM
I bet he swerved to avoid a moose.
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: Tasker October 05, 2012, 01:40:07 PM
...and crashed into a tree.

I F***ing loved that.  Not quite back to original form. But close enough. And it's bloody great watching an episode that I don't already know every inch of.
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: DRAGON October 05, 2012, 05:29:40 PM
Made me smile - and they didn't look that much older - wonders of mordern make up !  :lol:
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: No Head Ned October 05, 2012, 08:04:56 PM
They looked old enough. Even Kryten looked older!

It wasn't as good as it used to be... but then again, it wasn't as bad as it used to be, either.
I think it all looked rather promising. A little laboured in places, but hopefully once the series starts to hit its stride it'll pick up. I'm looking forward to the next one.
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: Sir Chiddlington-Smythe October 05, 2012, 08:56:34 PM
I enjoyed it a lot - not quite classic but didn't make me want to claw my eyes out which is an improvement on season 8.
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: leadhead October 07, 2012, 04:25:14 AM
 :jawdrop:   :boing:  Frackin loved that show!!  Pumped for this.
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: trueName October 07, 2012, 05:43:07 PM
I quite enjoyed episode 1 - especially since back to earth, er, wasn't very good.  I quite like how they haven't tried to explain anything and it's all just plonked back into the classic RD setup.

\aR/
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: Gangrel October 07, 2012, 05:50:01 PM
I quite enjoyed episode 1 - especially since back to earth, er, wasn't very good.

And the award for Understatement of the Year, goes to...
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: DRAGON October 07, 2012, 08:41:46 PM
 :lmao
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: trueName October 09, 2012, 05:33:16 PM
I quite enjoyed episode 1 - especially since back to earth, er, wasn't very good.

And the award for Understatement of the Year, goes to...

Point taken...

\aR/
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: Bewildered Badger October 09, 2012, 06:34:31 PM
Not the best Red Dwarf ever, but it felt like Red Dwarf in a way the later series didn't. It also made me laugh out loud in places, very rare.
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: DanG October 10, 2012, 07:31:30 PM
It also made me laugh out loud in places, very rare.

Was it a Moose?
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: Tasker October 11, 2012, 11:28:11 PM
I don't care what anyone else thinks but tonights episode was fecking brilliant.   :woohoo:
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: Balgin Stondraeg October 12, 2012, 12:59:24 AM
I don't care what anyone else thinks but tonights episode was fecking brilliant.   :woohoo:

 :metoo:
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: Bergil October 12, 2012, 11:07:03 AM
I'm waiting til they're all out on DVD before seeing them. Fancy an enjoyable veg out day at some point with all new red dwarf :)

Gald to hear it's sounding more or less like the classic setup!
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: Gangrel October 12, 2012, 01:08:05 PM
I don't care what anyone else thinks but tonights episode was fecking brilliant.   :woohoo:

Hmm, I thought it was OK (but I know you don't care about that  :D ). Certainly it's streets ahead of the last lot; just not up there with the classic stuff.
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: Big Boris October 12, 2012, 01:16:27 PM
What I think they've definitely got right is the Cat. Attempts to make him a bit more useful over the last few series made the character less characterful. In the current series he's almost as vain and self-absorbed as he was back in series 1, which is much to the benefit of all, I reckon.

If you were watching carefully, in the scene where Cat, Rimmer and Kryten are frantically typing at keyboards to deal with Pree the computer, Chris Barrie is trying very, very hard not to laugh at Danny John Jules' frantic facial expression. And failing quite a lot.
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: Big Boris October 12, 2012, 01:20:19 PM
Certainly it's streets ahead of the last lot; just not up there with the classic stuff.

Series 1 and 2 were the best for me. Downhill gradually from there with each successive series although I kept watching out of loyalty. Current series has had me at least smiling all the way through each episode and a few big laughs, so far, so that's a big improvement over at least the last 4 series and the cringeworthy Back To Earth special, from my POV, at least.
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: Gangrel October 12, 2012, 01:37:49 PM
Certainly it's streets ahead of the last lot; just not up there with the classic stuff.

Series 1 and 2 were the best for me. Downhill gradually from there with each successive series although I kept watching out of loyalty. Current series has had me at least smiling all the way through each episode and a few big laughs, so far, so that's a big improvement over at least the last 4 series and the cringeworthy Back To Earth special, from my POV, at least.

Can't argue with anything there. Series 1 and 2 are by far the best.
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: DanG October 13, 2012, 05:43:38 PM
Certainly it's streets ahead of the last lot; just not up there with the classic stuff.

Series 1 and 2 were the best for me. Downhill gradually from there with each successive series although I kept watching out of loyalty. Current series has had me at least smiling all the way through each episode and a few big laughs, so far, so that's a big improvement over at least the last 4 series and the cringeworthy Back To Earth special, from my POV, at least.

Can't argue with anything there. Series 1 and 2 are by far the best.

Not a major surprise thats the point where it stopped being co-written by Grant and Naylor>  They had a falling out and will never work together again.  Doug Naylor continued solo.  Perhaps their mutual loathing seemed to carry over into the comedy gold of the original Lister/Rimmer dynamic.
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: Balgin Stondraeg November 08, 2012, 06:15:53 PM
I don't know about you guys but for me, the cat doing charades last week with the other three desparately shouting geusses was prcieless :).
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: Balgin Stondraeg November 11, 2012, 05:57:35 PM
The only thing missing from this final episode was an Ace Rimmer transformation. Because they ahd Rimmer turn into Ace Rimmer without turning into Ace Rimmer. That was very disappointing.
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: DanG November 11, 2012, 06:47:17 PM
definately better than i had feared.  Looks like Dave was paying attention to the fan critisisms  from "back to earth".  I liked that it felt very much like the early Red Dwarf most of the time.
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: Bewildered Badger November 12, 2012, 04:58:00 PM
I always saw 'Back To Earth' as Dave's experiment to see a) if they could actually make Red Dwarf, and b) if there as a potential audience for a new series. Actually making a good show came a distant third on the priority list...

My general opinion of RDX? It felt like Red Dwarf, which is good. Even the clunker 'Lemons', and the rather pointless 'Dear Dave' (allegedly a low budget replacement for a more expensive script) had their moments. The others, whilst maybe not amongst the series best, were funny and entertaining throughout. I particularly enjoyed the non-explanation for season eight's cliffhanger.

Overall I'm glad it's back, and I hope Dave produce more. Doug Naylor has apparently tweeted that a new series is dependent on DVD/Blu-ray sales, but whether this is true or a cunning marketing stratagem I don't know.