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  • Lukus 21 Oct 2012 14:09:26 19,642 posts
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    Maturin wrote:
    Just because you don't like it that's no justification to tell everyone else that they are wrong for enjoying the show. This isn't the Prometheus thread . :)
    I don't think I said that.
  • Lukus 21 Oct 2012 14:10:04 19,642 posts
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    thelzdking wrote:
    It hasn't been 'right' since Rob Grant sacked it off after season 6.
    True.
  • effinjamie 21 Oct 2012 15:07:32 920 posts
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    But after everything they've been through, wouldn't their attitudes towards each other have changed?
    If it was still the same, people would complain that the characters hadn't moved on.
  • GiarcYekrub 25 Oct 2012 21:37:53 4,592 posts
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    I enjoyed that
  • ecu 25 Oct 2012 21:43:48 77,757 posts
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    Goodfella wrote:
    Lukus wrote:

    Rimmer and Lister (or Barrie and Charles more accurately) especially seem to have forgotten how to act as those characters properly and their shared disapproval of each other has more or less gone from the writing.

    None of it feels right. The scripts aren't bad necessarily, they're just not very good either, and the overall execution of them is pretty poor. Everyone just seems tired and disinterested and unsure of themselves.
    This. Spot on imo.

    They're just caricatures of what they used to be.
    Flanderization.

    I don't think they look disinterested, I actually think they're all really up for it but the scripts aren't that funny and a lot of the jokes don't work.
  • localnotail 26 Oct 2012 01:21:17 23,084 posts
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    I thought tonight's episode was really funny. Lots of everyone being themselves.
  • Dirtbox 26 Oct 2012 05:49:26 80,930 posts
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    I wouldn't say it's a return to form, but it's well up there with the later seasons before it completely went to shit.

    I've found them all enjoyable for the most part.
  • ZuluHero 26 Oct 2012 09:34:25 4,554 posts
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    Yeah, last night's was good again, enjoyed that. Hope that time-travel one was a one off! \o/
  • elhozzo 1 Nov 2012 22:24:51 380 posts
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    episode 5 ... bah, my least favourite so far, for some reason ... still glad its back at a reasonable quality, but it seemed a bit tired and repetitive tonight.
    at least its not pandering to 'fans' with Ace Rimmer, Duane Dibbly etc

    and nobody would ever try to pick up a vending machine off the floor by lying on top of it ...

    Edited by elhozzo at 09:04:10 02-11-2012
  • RichieTenenbaum 1 Nov 2012 22:37:59 2,240 posts
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    I like how Lister and Rimmer's relationship has grown into an actual friendship. They get on each other's tits but have been through a lot together
  • mal 2 Nov 2012 01:33:33 23,723 posts
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    Main problem I had with it was that nothing happened. It's pretty obvious that Grant was the engine behind the characters and Naylor did the plots... and this one had no plot, and no Grant. It's nice that they tried to do something that was entirely character-based, but it didn't quite do enough to hold my interest this week. Still watchable though, but yeah, probably the weakest episode so far.
  • MrSensible 2 Nov 2012 20:38:51 25,653 posts
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    I liked it :(

    I actually really enjoy the ones where nothing really happens. I mean, surely 90% of their time would be filled with the boring and mundane! They make it fun though,
  • jellyhead 2 Nov 2012 21:01:03 24,350 posts
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    I've enjoyed them all so far. I still prefer the older series episodes more but these new ones have been fun.
  • PhoenixFlames 2 Nov 2012 22:29:41 9,262 posts
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    Perhaps being 3 million years into the future has messed with their maturity.
  • Scurrminator 2 Nov 2012 23:24:49 8,555 posts
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    I think the issue is more that we're older. I was a kid when this started.
    I think it's been ok.
  • Deleted user 3 November 2012 00:20:07
    Yup, that's the appeal - it's just fun.
  • El_MUERkO 3 Nov 2012 00:40:42 17,219 posts
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    red dwarf as always been brilliantly juvenile, some of the best jokes in the best episodes have involved dirty underwear, farts, curry and such
  • Deleted user 3 November 2012 00:45:39
    TBF, the current EG seem to watch stuff like how I met your mum and that thing with the geeks - who are actually scientists so are probably used to those sex jokes. It's just a different thing.

    Saying that, the finger wetting joke was genius.
  • lucky_jim 3 Nov 2012 06:29:27 5,408 posts
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    I'm happy it's back, I've been enjoying this series. Yes, it's dated, but. it's still a very cosy nostalgia blanket.
  • nickthegun 3 Nov 2012 07:12:58 63,447 posts
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    It's not bad but it really does suffer from having repeats shown after it. The Legion one was on the other night and there were at least half a dozen genuine lols in there.
  • Dr.Haggard 3 Nov 2012 08:24:39 4,328 posts
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    Aside from the poor scripts, which are often marginally better than most of series 7 & 8 but sometimes utterly awful, my biggest problem is the overacting.

    They shout their lines, over-exaggerate every movement and expression and visibly relish every punch line. It's Red Dwarf panto, and it's really embarrassing to watch.
  • Dirtbox 3 Nov 2012 08:33:13 80,930 posts
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    I stopped watching during the vending machine humping. I couldn't wipe the image of Compo dry humping a dead Nora Batty with a bemused Clegg and Foggy looking on.
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