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What the s**g? New Red Dwarf!?

 
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Would you want to see a new series (series 10) of Red Dwarf?
Yes, why'd you even have to ask?
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Maybe ... um, what is it?
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Nah. Been there, done that.
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Jeff Georgeson
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:02 am    Post subject: What the s**g? New Red Dwarf!? Reply with quote

I was just reading that the gang from Red Dwarf have done a new miniseries--finally! I've waited and waited and waited for such a thing, and had honestly given up.

Anyone seen it? I gather it was on Dave in April, and then released to DVD in the UK in June (but won't be in the US until October Sad ). I don't want to know the plot, just whether it's worth picking up.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waaah, don't kill me Jeff but I've actually never heard of Red Dwarf before. Embarassed

Care to introduce me with some links, etc?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what never?! *head explodes* I was practically raised on red-dwarf, i've got all the old video tapes around here somewhere but they're all worn-out through being watched thousands of times Very Happy

The new red-dwarf mini-series back to earth isn't as good as the real thing but it's definately worth a look, personally It's the lack of a studio laughter track and no crappy model-on-a-string special effects(in favour of CGI) that feels odd to me.. It definately picks up a bit towards the end though.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, of course there's the Wikipedia entry--a bit dry, gives you no idea of the comedy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dwarf

You can also see bits and pieces of it on YouTube, I'm sure.

Very cool random quotes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/reddwarf/factbox/index.shtml

My favorite episodes include "The End" (episode 1, the setup!), "Better Than Life" (they discover an extremely immersive videogame), "Back to Reality" (they discover the whole series has been an immersive videogame), and "Tikka to Ride" (a strange addition to conspiracy theories of the Kennedy assassination). And many others, as well. The cast really played off one another very well. (Another fav old series of mine is Blackadder, and I suppose some of the humor is similar, so I imagine that says something about me Smile .)

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have finally watched Red Dwarf: Back to Earth ...

I liked it, generally. Of course, I went into it afraid that the team involved would have lost the plot, so to speak, and it just wouldn't be funny at all. But I did laugh, and quite a bit. The Blade Runner references/homage were hilarious at first (although not quite as funny as time went on), and I got a kick out of seeing the Red Dwarf cast on the set of Coronation Street.

I wish there had been more Kochanski/Chloe Annett, both for the usual schoolboy-type reasons and because I like the character and actress, but, hey, after all this time I'm amazed they got everyone back at all.

And of course anyone who'd watched the series probably figured out the general plot about 15 minutes in ...

In the extras they kept talking about doing a new series ... well, I'd vote for that!! (And I have, since I just made up a poll for that very thing Smile And yes, it would be series 10, and not 9, as the producer points out in the DVD extras for Back to Earth.)

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