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Re: Red Dwarf season ten
« Reply #25 on: 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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Re: Red Dwarf season ten
« Reply #26 on: 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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Re: Red Dwarf season ten
« Reply #27 on: 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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Re: Red Dwarf season ten
« Reply #28 on: 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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Re: Red Dwarf season ten
« Reply #29 on: 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.