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(Some Guy)   Red Dwarf is back for a tenth season - older, not wiser, and smeggier than ever   (uktv.co.uk) divider line 106
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2012-09-17 03:19:13 PM  
Well spin my nipple nuts and send me to Alaska!
 
2012-09-17 03:28:34 PM  
Really?

This show was awesome but how long has it been?
I saw their "Coming back" special and it was.....meh

\still excited though.
 
2012-09-17 03:33:39 PM  
After seeing the "enhance" clip, I need to get into this show.
 
2012-09-17 03:37:35 PM  

Nezorf: Really?

This show was awesome but how long has it been?
I saw their "Coming back" special and it was.....meh

\still excited though.


Yeah that was awful. I believe they are going back to studio audience format which is what they should have done in the first place.

Glad to see lister doing something. Hes had a really rough run ever since the show cancelled.
 
2012-09-17 03:38:48 PM  

Shakes999: Glad to see lister doing something. Hes had a really rough run ever since the show cancelled.


Fun fact: I saw him on Robot Wars late at night on PBS long before I ever saw Red Dwarf.
 
2012-09-17 03:39:25 PM  
Yep, those UK-only videos sure do go over well on a primarily American site. And no, I will not use Boxxies.

As one of the few people who genuinely enjoyed Red Dwarf IX (seriously, did you all give up after part 1 or what?), I'm pretty excited for anything new from the smegheads. Just clear up the clusterfarked backstory you ginned up for the VII-to-IX hiatus, eh?
 
2012-09-17 03:40:41 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Shakes999: Glad to see lister doing something. Hes had a really rough run ever since the show cancelled.

Fun fact: I saw him on Robot Wars late at night on PBS long before I ever saw Red Dwarf.


lol! I saw that show. soooooooooo cheesy . but cool concept. It was great to watch if you ignored the fluff or time killing bits.
 
2012-09-17 03:40:42 PM  
tath ot rettib fo ssalg a esiar lliw I
 
2012-09-17 03:41:37 PM  
CSB

I knew a girl in college that everyone called Rimmer. I wondered why she was nicknamed after a male character on Red Dwarf but never had the courage to ask her why.
In retrospect you could say I was a bit sheltered in my upbringing.
 
2012-09-17 03:41:57 PM  
OH and the robot tarantula crawling up rimmers leg is possibly one of the funniest 2 minutes of television ever filmed
 
2012-09-17 03:43:47 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Shakes999: Glad to see lister doing something. Hes had a really rough run ever since the show cancelled.

Fun fact: I saw him on Robot Wars late at night on PBS long before I ever saw Red Dwarf.


WOAH! Wait! Is that where I've seen Lister before? I just finally watched Red Dwarf this year and the entire time I could not for the life of me figure out why Lister looked familiar
 
2012-09-17 03:44:48 PM  

whither_apophis: tath ot rettib fo ssalg a esiar lliw I


I will raise a glass of bitter to htat?
 
2012-09-17 03:44:50 PM  

Shakes999: OH and the robot tarantula crawling up rimmers Lister's leg is possibly one of the funniest 2 minutes of television ever filmed


FTFY.

Piker.
 
2012-09-17 03:45:29 PM  

thecpt: After seeing the "enhance" clip, I need to get into this show.


Just bear in mind that the early seasons had a lower budget in the 80's and 90's than 70's Doctor Who..... come for the comedy, ignore the sets and production values... especially in the first two seasons.....
 
2012-09-17 03:47:42 PM  

Shakes999: Glad to see lister doing something. Hes had a really rough run ever since the show cancelled.


Yeah, except for a 7 year run on Coronation Street with 608 episodes, hardly a thing.
 
2012-09-17 03:49:19 PM  
I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish. I am a fish.

*salutes*

*thud*
 
2012-09-17 03:50:18 PM  

Cardrack Jim: Shakes999: Glad to see lister doing something. Hes had a really rough run ever since the show cancelled.

Yeah, except for a 7 year run on Coronation Street with 608 episodes, hardly a thing.


He did 87 episodes a year? Holy crap, I thought British shows only did six episodes per series. Corrie Street may be a tad different - and largely incomprehensible. I thought I was fluent in Pommy, but they aren't speaking the Queen's English.
 
2012-09-17 03:50:20 PM  
"THE VIDEO YOU ARE TRYING TO WATCH CANNOT BE VIEWED FROM YOUR CURRENT COUNTRY OR LOCATION"

That is what I get. WTF???
 
2012-09-17 03:50:47 PM  

Cardrack Jim: Shakes999: Glad to see lister doing something. Hes had a really rough run ever since the show cancelled.

Yeah, except for a 7 year run on Coronation Street with 608 episodes, hardly a thing.


Huh, well that still doesn't account for his issues outside of work. I just remember reading he was having trouble getting work cause of the whole alleged rape charge and drug addiction.
 
2012-09-17 03:52:02 PM  

bazzanoid: thecpt: After seeing the "enhance" clip, I need to get into this show.

Just bear in mind that the early seasons had a lower budget in the 80's and 90's than 70's Doctor Who..... come for the comedy, ignore the sets and production values... especially in the first two seasons.....


The first two seasons were the best in my opinion.
 
2012-09-17 03:52:46 PM  

rev. dave: "THE VIDEO YOU ARE TRYING TO WATCH CANNOT BE VIEWED FROM YOUR CURRENT COUNTRY OR LOCATION"

That is what I get. WTF???


Yeah, I had to VPN into a server in the UK to watch the video.

Here it is on YouTube
 
2012-09-17 03:53:25 PM  
I told my wife this and her only concern was that Coronation Street not lose a character.

It may be time for a divorce.

Its cold outside, there's no kind of atmosphere,
I'm all alone, more or less.
Let me fly, far away from here,
Fun, fun, fun, In the sun, sun, sun.

I want to lie, shipwrecked and comotoase,
Drinking fresh, mango juice,
Goldfish shoals, nibbling at my toes,
Fun, fun, fun, In the sun, sun, sun,
 
2012-09-17 03:53:59 PM  

Bondith: Cardrack Jim: Shakes999: Glad to see lister doing something. Hes had a really rough run ever since the show cancelled.

Yeah, except for a 7 year run on Coronation Street with 608 episodes, hardly a thing.

He did 87 episodes a year? Holy crap, I thought British shows only did six episodes per series. Corrie Street may be a tad different - and largely incomprehensible. I thought I was fluent in Pommy, but they aren't speaking the Queen's English.


Coronation Street is a soap opera, so 5 half hour episodes a week, every week, except Christmas when the whole schedule goes out the window. But most normal, non soap series generally run 6 episodes a series
 
2012-09-17 03:56:36 PM  
Hope this season is better than the last series Back to Earth which was tepid, at best.
 
2012-09-17 03:56:45 PM  

Bondith: He did 87 episodes a year? Holy crap, I thought British shows only did six episodes per series


Corrie airs in the UK about 3 episodes a week for 28 weeks each year.
 
2012-09-17 03:56:56 PM  
The first time I saw it was on PBS when I got home late night from work it was on after Black Adder. I watch it as much as I can but Ive missed a lot I need to catch up a LOT
 
2012-09-17 03:57:40 PM  

browneye: Hope this season is better than the last series Back to Earth which was tepid, at best.


You'd think they'd have learned the lessons taught to us by Galactica 1980.
 
2012-09-17 03:57:53 PM  
Looks like ol' Novelty Condom-Head will have to change out that damned red bulb after all...
 
2012-09-17 03:59:26 PM  

sloughtown4ever: Bondith: Cardrack Jim: Shakes999: Glad to see lister doing something. Hes had a really rough run ever since the show cancelled.

Yeah, except for a 7 year run on Coronation Street with 608 episodes, hardly a thing.

He did 87 episodes a year? Holy crap, I thought British shows only did six episodes per series. Corrie Street may be a tad different - and largely incomprehensible. I thought I was fluent in Pommy, but they aren't speaking the Queen's English.

Coronation Street is a soap opera, so 5 half hour episodes a week, every week, except Christmas when the whole schedule goes out the window. But most normal, non soap series generally run 6 episodes a series


How do they find enough plot to fill all that time?

Or do they?
 
2012-09-17 04:00:12 PM  

groppet: Black Adder


Blackadder. Unless you're talking about Season 1...but nobody talks about Season 1.
 
2012-09-17 04:02:34 PM  

Bondith: sloughtown4ever: Bondith: Cardrack Jim: Shakes999: Glad to see lister doing something. Hes had a really rough run ever since the show cancelled.

Yeah, except for a 7 year run on Coronation Street with 608 episodes, hardly a thing.

He did 87 episodes a year? Holy crap, I thought British shows only did six episodes per series. Corrie Street may be a tad different - and largely incomprehensible. I thought I was fluent in Pommy, but they aren't speaking the Queen's English.

Coronation Street is a soap opera, so 5 half hour episodes a week, every week, except Christmas when the whole schedule goes out the window. But most normal, non soap series generally run 6 episodes a series

How do they find enough plot to fill all that time?

Or do they?


As much as I'm ashamed to admit I know this, it's one of the best-plotted daytime dramas I think anyone's ever produced. The nicest part is not everyone looks like they just walked out of a salon. There are fatties, old hags, codgers and even trailer trash types...and they're all outstanding actors, which helps a lot.
 
2012-09-17 04:03:25 PM  

jchic: bazzanoid: thecpt: After seeing the "enhance" clip, I need to get into this show.

Just bear in mind that the early seasons had a lower budget in the 80's and 90's than 70's Doctor Who..... come for the comedy, ignore the sets and production values... especially in the first two seasons.....

The first two seasons were the best in my opinion.


I think the constrained budget actually helped them more than anything. They couldn't do a bunch of flashy stuff and ended up with pretty solid writing.

I thought Back to Earth was...alright. It took a while to get going, but it did have its moments.
 
2012-09-17 04:08:00 PM  
Red Dwarf used to be one of my favorite shows, but I'm not really looking forward to it anymore. It kind of got old after a few seasons. I will watch still watch it, but I don't expect much from it.
 
2012-09-17 04:09:16 PM  

Ceiling Moran: whither_apophis: tath ot rettib fo ssalg a esiar lliw I

I will raise a glass of bitter to htat?


smeggin hell
 
2012-09-17 04:10:42 PM  

jchic: The first two seasons were the best in my opinion.


This.

I liked the sense of desolation and foreboding. It was more about the interactions between the characters and less about effects or drawn-out plots. When they tried to add a love interest and twist time around to make it work, it lost a lot of that flavor. 

And original Holly was always my favorite.
 
2012-09-17 04:12:16 PM  
Red Dwarf ended after five seasons. Six if you count the short-lived "Starbug" spin-off series.
 
2012-09-17 04:12:54 PM  

Happy Hours: Red Dwarf used to be one of my favorite shows, but I'm not really looking forward to it anymore. It kind of got old after a few seasons. I will watch still watch it, but I don't expect much from it.


One half of the writing pair bailed before Season 7. It shows. That's when they brought mirror-Kochanski on board.
 
2012-09-17 04:13:20 PM  

Bondith: Cardrack Jim: Shakes999: Glad to see lister doing something. Hes had a really rough run ever since the show cancelled.

Yeah, except for a 7 year run on Coronation Street with 608 episodes, hardly a thing.

He did 87 episodes a year? Holy crap, I thought British shows only did six episodes per series. Corrie Street may be a tad different - and largely incomprehensible. I thought I was fluent in Pommy, but they aren't speaking the Queen's English.


Yeah, looks like three to five eps a week currently running throughout the year. Wiki tells me the show has had a 51 year run.
 
2012-09-17 04:14:55 PM  

Ed Finnerty: And original Holly was always my favorite.


Original Holly was perfect. Kochanski number one was also much better than her replacement.
 
2012-09-17 04:15:03 PM  
I don't get the love for "Red Dwarf". I've watched a few, even Googled around for "Top 10 Red Dwarf Episodes" lists and watched some of those.

It's just not funny. It's like the writers are the same kids from high-school that played D&D, and quoted "Monty Python" skits to each other. Farking tedious.
 
2012-09-17 04:16:27 PM  

Bondith: Happy Hours: Red Dwarf used to be one of my favorite shows, but I'm not really looking forward to it anymore. It kind of got old after a few seasons. I will watch still watch it, but I don't expect much from it.

One half of the writing pair bailed before Season 7. It shows. That's when they brought mirror-Kochanski on board.


I wasn't aware of that. Now that I know that, it all makes sense. I first saw the series a couple years ago and burned through it pretty quick. I definitely notice a quality drop around that time. The show was still good, but it didn't really seem as sharp as the earlier writing.
 
2012-09-17 04:21:04 PM  
Llewellyn Looks like ol' Novelty Condom-Head will have to change out that damned red bulb after all...

Can we get a Polaroid or two of that?

/read your post in Kryten's voice. It works well.
 
2012-09-17 04:29:09 PM  

groppet: The first time I saw it was on PBS when I got home late night from work it was on after Black Adder. I watch it as much as I can but Ive missed a lot I need to catch up a LOT

When I was about 14 I would record both shows on VHS every Friday night on PBS...They were on at 10:00 and 10:30, I think, at least on my local station. I would really look forward to starting my weekend with those shows, which rocked my world. Clearly I was a party animal.
 
2012-09-17 04:33:46 PM  

realmolo: I don't get the love for "Red Dwarf". I've watched a few, even Googled around for "Top 10 Red Dwarf Episodes" lists and watched some of those.

It's just not funny. It's like the writers are the same kids from high-school that played D&D, and quoted "Monty Python" skits to each other. Farking tedious.


It's tedious only if your favorite show is Ass.
 
2012-09-17 04:34:09 PM  

Highroller48: groppet: Black Adder

Blackadder. Unless you're talking about Season 1...but nobody talks about Season 1.


Stuff it. The Black Adder had BRIAN BLESSED.

/I really am one of the very few who likes all four series pretty equally
//Can't bear to watch the last series. It's good comedy, just that knowing how it ends casts a pall over the whole thing.

As for this...meh. I was OK on series 7 and 8, Back to Earth made me feel all meh. This...I'll give it a watch if it's available On Demand.

/thought Season 5 was pretty inventive, actually; one of my favorites
//"reunion" type shows (where everyone gets back together after a long absence) are never good. See also: Blackadder: Back and Forth

///Mostly off-topic bonus: Saw Hugh Laurie in concert this past weekend. Puts on a hell of a show.
 
2012-09-17 04:34:53 PM  

Highroller48: groppet: Black Adder

Blackadder. Unless you're talking about Season 1...but nobody talks about Season 1.


Can we talk about the Witchsmeller Pursuivant?
 
2012-09-17 04:35:50 PM  

Six_By_Nine: Highroller48: groppet: Black Adder

Blackadder. Unless you're talking about Season 1...but nobody talks about Season 1.

Stuff it. The Black Adder had BRIAN BLESSED.


And this

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-17 04:37:10 PM  
So, many, *many* years ago around Season 6 iirc, the local PBS station in SF brought Craig Charles and Robert Llewellyn over to be a part of a pledge drive during a Red Dwarf marathon. One of the viewers had sent in a question for Robert.

'Who would win in a fight between Kryten and Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation?'

Robert's response on air?

"Oh, Data would. Kryten would just say 'I'm sorry, Mr. Data, sir. I don't know why you're trying to pulverize me, but here's a piece of metal pipe so you can more efficiently dismantle me.'"

By a strange coincidence, Brent Spiner was at a Trek convention in San Francisco a few months later. I almost got to ask him for his response, but the time for his appearance ended before I got up to the microphone and ask.

/did get to hear Brent talk about his time as an orderly in a hospital before he became an actor.
//want to hear a great story a a con, ask him about taking patient's temperature with a glass thermometer.
 
2012-09-17 04:39:07 PM  

Highroller48: As much as I'm ashamed to admit I know this, it's one of the best-plotted daytime dramas I think anyone's ever produced. The nicest part is not everyone looks like they just walked out of a salon. There are fatties, old hags, codgers and even trailer trash types...and they're all outstanding actors, which helps a lot.


I never watched Coronation Street, but I used to be an Eastenders fan. Fatties, hags, old codgers and thugs seemed to be typical for that show. Then I moved to a city with 2 PBS stations, but no Eastenders and I've only caught it a couple of times since then. The shiat I used to watch 15 years ago, eh?
 
2012-09-17 04:52:37 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Six_By_Nine: Highroller48: groppet: Black Adder

Blackadder. Unless you're talking about Season 1...but nobody talks about Season 1.

Stuff it. The Black Adder had BRIAN BLESSED.


And this

[img.photobucket.com image 300x233]


Fair enough, in fact I don't hate any of them, but the other 3 series had Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
 
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