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(Some Guy)   New Red Dwarf series to be shot as studio sit-com, possibly necessitating the execution of each audience after the show. Damn you, Twitter   (shadowlocked.com) divider line 60
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2011-01-20 04:55:12 PM  
This would have been awesome news...10 years ago.
 
2011-01-20 04:58:45 PM  
It should be interesting to find out how they imagine the characters 15 years on.
 
2011-01-20 05:27:14 PM  
The show was awesome in its time. It has since painfully run its course several times over. Let it die.
 
2011-01-20 06:43:13 PM  
Smeg.

/H
 
2011-01-20 07:03:41 PM  
I have mixed feelings about this. I loved the show back in the day, but season 8 was painfully unfunny.
 
2011-01-20 08:34:45 PM  
I wonder if this is going to be Series IX or a follow-up to the three-parter a couple years ago.
 
2011-01-20 08:38:29 PM  
I guess I'm in the minority, I loved the full run. I just finished watching the entire series, now I have to wait to see if this is broadcast in Canada.
 
2011-01-20 08:41:54 PM  
Like Linda Hunt


/obscure reference?
 
2011-01-20 08:47:22 PM  

Cagey B: The show was awesome in its time. It has since painfully run its course several times over. Let it die.


THIS
 
2011-01-20 08:47:56 PM  
It's got to be a step up from Hyperdrive.
 
2011-01-20 08:51:42 PM  
" Red Dwarf was filmed in front of a formerly live studio audience...."

Talk about a striking intro....
 
2011-01-20 08:52:29 PM  
Actually, I don't care if it's funny, I just want to hear Craig Charles' dreamy accent. Anyone remember Robot Wars?
 
2011-01-20 08:54:26 PM  
 
2011-01-20 08:56:12 PM  
The special was weird. It totally ignored the last season/series and just went on as if nothing awful happened.

Red Dwarf was awesome, but I wonder if it's possible to get the magic back after so long. I'll give it a whirl and watch it, but if it's as agonizing as parts of the special, I'm going to have to step back again.
 
2011-01-20 08:57:01 PM  
Ummm...yay?

/big fan
//not impressed with series after VI
 
2011-01-20 09:03:57 PM  
I have to concur, VI was the last good year.
 
2011-01-20 09:44:04 PM  
Frankly, it'd all been hit-or-miss, all the way back to the beginning.

/tried to rewatch the first series recently and found it fundamentally painful
 
2011-01-20 09:51:46 PM  
Hey...not being a Brit, I'm not paying for the television stations, so it's not costing me anything. If the guys want to get back in character and give it another run, it doesn't cost me anything to watch. I'm stoked.

Even if the three-parter was painful.
 
2011-01-20 10:03:40 PM  
I'll take this as good news until it's proven otherwise.
 
2011-01-20 10:04:22 PM  
Channel Dave is a bunch of crap...for the most part. Some repeated shows are all right.

Anyway, I was as overjoyed as most people when I heard they were making the Back to Earth episodes, but the end result was just tragic. I felt genuine sympathy for Doug Naylor, because he's been trying to get series 9 up and running for over ten years (wow). The 3 parter was basically Channel Dave giving itself a shout out for 90 minutes. 'Hey, look at us! We're cool. We put Red Dwarf back on the tv. Hey! Are you listening?!'

A ex-workmate of mine had a Red Dwarf night at her local pub for people to watch the first part and discuss it afterwards. They even had a quiz and a raffle I think. I couldn't make it, but felt really sorry for her for putting in all the effort for the garbage that got transmitted.

Doug Naylor was desperate and I think that's why he agreed to do it. A damn shame too, it's my favourite show. I haven't even bought the DVD of the Back to Earth episodes (although I own series 1-8) because although I want to support him financially, I just can't give Channel Dave what basically amounts to the high five it was dangling in the air for the whole damn country!

Doug, just let it go. Hopefully some crazy arse millionaire will come along eventually and give you loads of cash to do with as you please.

That article said the series was 'pretty poor' in its first few series. Huh?? Ok it looked crap, but the shows themselves were brilliant: Marooned, Queeg, Me^2...what's not to like?!
 
2011-01-20 10:10:57 PM  
I am a huge fan of Brit comedy, but IMHO that show wasn't funny.
 
2011-01-20 10:13:23 PM  
Well whatever they do it has to be better than that Back to Earth thing. That sucked roadkill.
 
2011-01-20 10:28:39 PM  
I liked the whole run, except the Back to Earth. That was painful. I kept watching it expecting it to get better. When the end credits rolled, I was stunned. Something Red Dwarf actually, and totally and completely sucked. It was a sad day.
 
2011-01-20 10:36:43 PM  
You had me at 'new Red Dwarf series,' subby.

I enjoyed the three-parter, but that was in part due to the show falling of my radar for awhile. I didn't even know they shot 'Back to Earth' until it showed up in my instant Netflix recommends.

It was like opening the microwave to find the popcorn you'd popped and a new Doctor Who. Bonus!
 
2011-01-20 10:38:37 PM  
I love Red Dwarf but they really should have ended it after series 6.
 
2011-01-20 11:03:15 PM  
To those of you saying that the show should have ended after series 6, I post this as a retort, from series 7.
 
2011-01-20 11:14:06 PM  
I'll take a look at it for free, though I had the same thought about "Back to Earth" and kind of regret bothering with it.
 
2011-01-20 11:28:50 PM  

susansto-helit: To those of you saying that the show should have ended after series 6, I post this as a retort, from series 7.



That was, by far, the funniest part of 7. Nothing else came close.
 
2011-01-20 11:31:18 PM  

susansto-helit: To those of you saying that the show should have ended after series 6, I post this as a retort, from series 7.


Well, there is that.
 
2011-01-21 12:08:33 AM  

Lou Cypher: I'll take a look at it for free, though I had the same thought about "Back to Earth" and kind of regret bothering with it.


Back to Earth wasn't that bad. At least if you look at it like I did as a homage to Red Dwarf rather than expecting it to be on par with Red Dwarf.

I figure give Naylor the benefit of the doubt...he's been trying for a farking decade to get this script made, so give him a shot.
 
2011-01-21 12:16:23 AM  

Abstruse: Lou Cypher: I'll take a look at it for free, though I had the same thought about "Back to Earth" and kind of regret bothering with it.

Back to Earth wasn't that bad. At least if you look at it like I did as a homage to Red Dwarf rather than expecting it to be on par with Red Dwarf.

I figure give Naylor the benefit of the doubt...he's been trying for a farking decade to get this script made, so give him a shot.


I'm not saying "Back to Earth" was terrible or embarrassing, just something about the tone of it was off and it just felt weird to me. Reminded me of "Blackadder: Back and Forth" in that respect.
 
2011-01-21 12:27:00 AM  
It sucked when they lost the ship.

It sucked more when they lost Rimmer.

It sucked the most when Kochanski came back.

This series has jumped so many sharks it's bordering on criminal. Let it go, already.
 
2011-01-21 12:50:55 AM  
No, just no. They're old and sad now. The last episodes were painful.
 
2011-01-21 01:23:54 AM  
There is a time and a place for everything. Honestly, any attempt to bring it back now should result in wrapping everything up. It's a good show and it'll always have a place in our hearts, but it's pretty much over now. One more series, wrap it up, and go on.
 
2011-01-21 01:37:46 AM  

Ishkur:
It sucked the most when Kochanski came back.


Main problem? This is not Kochanski: www.massiveevents.co.uk

This is Kochanski:
img.freebase.com
 
2011-01-21 01:45:34 AM  

Ishkur: It sucked when they lost the ship.

It sucked more when they lost Rimmer.

It sucked the most when Kochanski came back.


I could (and did) forgive the season on Starbug. VI still managed to be funny.

Rimmer leaving made me like literally sad. How the hell do you have a show without Rimmer?

Kochanski is where the tomfoolery crossed into painful territory, though. The character was horribly, horribly unfunny, lacked any of the personality of the rest of the crew, and it's pretty obvious that Naylor doesn't know how to write dialogue that's not between two guys.

/neckbeard mode OFF
 
2011-01-21 02:32:29 AM  
I first watched this when I was in my teens.

Times have moved on, and Red Dwarf should too.


/When it first started, I thought that guy from Cheers, Frasier Crane, was Kryton.
 
2011-01-21 05:01:21 AM  
Terrible news unless Rob Grant is comong back to write it again. The Doug Naylor only episodes are dreadful (same with the spin off books).

Grant >>>>>>>>>> Naylor
 
2011-01-21 05:20:17 AM  
Always like the show, from the beginning, but I probably missed the last season or two. I liked the dry wit of the male Holly.
 
2011-01-21 05:30:34 AM  

Brigandaca: Terrible news unless Rob Grant is comong back to write it again. The Doug Naylor only episodes are dreadful (same with the spin off books).

Grant >>>>>>>>>> Naylor


I do wish I knew what really happened between the two. It makes me dreadfully sad when a great partnership must end.
 
2011-01-21 05:48:50 AM  
The Queeg episode is comedy gold.
The British gas federation joke from Me2 is fried comedy gold.
 
2011-01-21 05:59:40 AM  

Ishkur: It sucked when they lost the ship.

It sucked more when they lost Rimmer.

It sucked the most when Kochanski came back.

This series has jumped so many sharks it's bordering on criminal. Let it go, already.


I amy be wrong as I was pretty young at the time but I thought the seasons on starbug were when it really hit it's stride. Although it was sad to loose Norman Lovett. For me it really started going wrong when they got back to the ship and the original crew were back alive. It will always be one of my favourite's of all time though.
 
2011-01-21 09:27:09 AM  

Cagey B: Kochanski is where the tomfoolery crossed into painful territory, though. The character was horribly, horribly unfunny, lacked any of the personality of the rest of the crew, and it's pretty obvious that Naylor doesn't know how to write dialogue that's not between two guys.


But she was HOT!
 
2011-01-21 11:14:04 AM  

Kliffoth: susansto-helit: To those of you saying that the show should have ended after series 6, I post this as a retort, from series 7.


That was, by far, the funniest part of 7. Nothing else came close.


That was one of the best parts of the whole series...

I sing that song sometimes

/dressed as Rimmer last Halloween
 
2011-01-21 11:28:05 AM  
I just don't know what to think when Farkers are bashing Red Dwarf in one thread and sucking each other's dicks over Final Fantasy in another.
 
2011-01-21 11:51:38 AM  

mikemoto: I have mixed feelings about this. I loved the show back in the day, but season 8 was painfully unfunny.


This - I would include 7 as well
 
2011-01-21 02:17:58 PM  
1 & 2 get a lot of knocks, but I actually think they contain some of the strongest material for the show in terms of character development. Probably because Rimmer & Lister are my favourite characters, and they were forced into constant conflict in the first two seasons because there was no one else except Cat, who wasn't really his own character yet at that point. Also, there are some really poignant moments in 1 & 2.

I'm glad they mixed things up in 3 so that they didn't run out of Rimmer/Lister material, and almost all of my favourite episodes are in 3-6, but I do love 1 & 2 as well, and don't understand why people bash them.

7 had some funny gags, but lost a lot when "Kochanski" joined. 8 was painful to watch. I actually liked 9 more than 8, to be honest. No dancing, awful CG dinosaurs. Then again, I went into 9 expecting it to be ass.
 
2011-01-21 02:38:31 PM  

MENSTRUATION: 1 & 2 get a lot of knocks, but I actually think they contain some of the strongest material for the show in terms of character development. Probably because Rimmer & Lister are my favourite characters, and they were forced into constant conflict in the first two seasons because there was no one else except Cat, who wasn't really his own character yet at that point. Also, there are some really poignant moments in 1 & 2.

I'm glad they mixed things up in 3 so that they didn't run out of Rimmer/Lister material, and almost all of my favourite episodes are in 3-6, but I do love 1 & 2 as well, and don't understand why people bash them.

7 had some funny gags, but lost a lot when "Kochanski" joined. 8 was painful to watch. I actually liked 9 more than 8, to be honest. No dancing, awful CG dinosaurs. Then again, I went into 9 expecting it to be ass.


What fool bashes the first two seasons? Anyway, the old Holly was better.
 
2011-01-21 02:43:53 PM  

MENSTRUATION: 1 & 2 get a lot of knocks, but I actually think they contain some of the strongest material for the show in terms of character development.


Series 1 & 2 are also by-the-numbers sitcoms which makes them painfully predictable. The gross-out humor was the only thing that set the show apart at the beginning.

Later series actually contain some good writing.
 
2011-01-21 03:06:24 PM  

Brigandaca: Terrible news unless Rob Grant is comong back to write it again. The Doug Naylor only episodes are dreadful (same with the spin off books).

Grant >>>>>>>>>> Naylor


Did you read Grant's book? Naylor alone is kinda crappy and Grant alone is too damn dry and has no emotion. They only work well as a pair.
 
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