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  • LeoliansBro 5 Sep 2012 17:22:58 43,672 posts
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    I'd love them to address that: something along the lines of 'We've altered Rimmer to reflect Lister's current age' followed by a scene of Rimmer being pissed off, Cat making snide remarks and Lister laughing at him.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • mal 5 Sep 2012 18:23:57 22,419 posts
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    I saw Back to Earth randomly on Dave the other day (which is about the only way I ever see anything on Dave, but there you go). I thought it was surprisingly good - if not actually funny. Certainly very reminiscent of the last few series in terms of its reused gags, but they had the fundamentals right. If anything it just felt like a TV movie of days gone by - too long with too little material. Personally I reckon the lack of a laughter track didn't help either, but there you go.

    In other news, Dave are repeating all the old BBC series in the buildup to a new series they're doing. For reasons best known to themselves though, they're doing this in reverse order, so they're currently as far as series 8. While it is an anathema to me to look up the listings for Dave, I have done so and discovered that they seem to be showing them from about half ten in the morning every Saturday, so at this rate set your recorders for the 6th of October, when they might be doing series 4.

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  • stephenb 8 Sep 2012 14:45:54 2,737 posts
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    Just seen the advert on Dave.

    New series on the 4th of October.

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  • PhoenixFlames 8 Sep 2012 15:24:09 8,942 posts
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    New series!!!!!?

    PSN - phoenix1flames

  • stephenb 8 Sep 2012 15:33:58 2,737 posts
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    /sees giant picture on previous page

    Oh.......shit......

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  • Spong 8 Sep 2012 21:03:15 525 posts
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    I'll be there for October 4th, it can't be any worse than Back to Earth was (which wasn't completely shit, but it came close)...

    ...can it?

    EDIT
    Also, have I turned over two pages at once? Red Dwarf X? What happened to Red Dwarf IX? Is Back to Earth supposed to represent that? It takes place after Red Dwarf X, doesn't it, because they reference that series in Back to Earth?

    /slightly confused

    Edited by Spong at 21:29:06 08-09-2012
  • ecureuil 8 Sep 2012 21:48:50 76,664 posts
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    It's not a laughter track, it's filmed in front of a studio audience.

    And yes, Back to Earth counts as Red Dwarf IX.
  • Spong 8 Sep 2012 22:35:00 525 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    And yes, Back to Earth counts as Red Dwarf IX.
    Truly bizarre.
    But thanks for the confirmation.
  • bad09 22 Sep 2012 10:05:43 5,763 posts
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    Goodfella wrote:
    I gather there is a laughter track at least so it might save it from being completely shit.

    I really hated how they went with the 'movie' approach of series 7.
    That wasn't a movie approach S7 just wasn't funny :)

    Just heard about the date for series 10 \o/ Can't wait. I know it won't be as good as RD of old but goddammit I need more from the boys from the Dwarf.
  • RobTheBuilder 22 Sep 2012 11:15:33 6,521 posts
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    Clearly series 7 and 8 weren't as good as the preceding series, but I have found in retrospect they aren't actually as bad as I remembered them initially.

    What this retrospective reminder of the past series has shown though, is that at it's best Red Dwarf is one of the most inventive sitcoms ever, and definitely one of the funniest.
  • Wacko_AK 4 Oct 2012 15:33:05 182 posts
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    It's on tonight, hopeful Guardian piece here.

    I'm looking forward to it, caught quite a few of the reruns of the older series on Dave and it's got me in the mood.
  • GiarcYekrub 4 Oct 2012 15:46:19 3,722 posts
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    Me like
  • kinky_mong 4 Oct 2012 15:47:45 10,107 posts
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    Saw the reruns of the older series over the last month, and while it's definitely aged poorly some of it was still funny, particularly the earlier series.

    So because I haven't paid attention, what happened between Red Dwarf and the whole crew being rebuilt by nanobots in the latest ones I watched, and what appears to be just Lister, Rimmer*, Kryten and Kat alive in the latest trailers?

    *Realise he's not actually alive.

    Edited by kinky_mong at 15:48:32 04-10-2012

    I'll never get my Orc looking the same again.

  • Machetazo 4 Oct 2012 15:48:10 6,372 posts
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    I saw all but Back to Earth during the recent re-run weekends, great stuff! :D The trailer for X looks good. S3&4 are probably my favourites.
  • JuanKerr 4 Oct 2012 16:22:19 36,238 posts
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    I'm a tad nervous about the whole thing - really don't want it to be totally shite.
  • bad09 4 Oct 2012 16:35:07 5,763 posts
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    @Wacko_AK

    Smegging hell! Thanks for the reminder I completely forgot it was on this week!
  • DFawkes 4 Oct 2012 16:40:25 22,762 posts
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    kinky_mong wrote:
    So because I haven't paid attention, what happened between Red Dwarf and the whole crew being rebuilt by nanobots in the latest ones I watched, and what appears to be just Lister, Rimmer*, Kryten and Kat alive in the latest trailers?

    *Realise he's not actually alive.
    The ship was being eaten by a engineered virus, so they all abandoned ship. Our 4 stayed behind to try and fix it. The assumption is, in the gap, they did manage to get the antidote from the mirror universe and save the ship (this was the originally intended ending to Series 8, seen here ). Then the now resurrected living Rimmer must've died again, and Kochanski left.

    Not that such things have much meaning in a show where characters can have their appendix taken out repeatedly ;)

    Edited by DFawkes at 16:40:39 04-10-2012

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  • bad09 4 Oct 2012 16:51:02 5,763 posts
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    Kochanksi died didn't she? I remember a grave or something in Back To Earth but try so very hard to forget Back To Earth I can't say for sure.

    Edited by bad09 at 16:55:53 04-10-2012
  • ecureuil 4 Oct 2012 16:53:18 76,664 posts
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    Spoiler tagging one word makes it pretty obvious what that word is..
  • bad09 4 Oct 2012 16:55:32 5,763 posts
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    Fixed for you :)

    That is the case though isn't it?
  • LeoliansBro 4 Oct 2012 16:55:39 43,672 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    I'm a tad nervous about the whole thing - really don't want it to be totally shite.
    From what I've seen it could (could) be as good as it was.

    Open mind tonight, and let's see what they've come up with.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • JuanKerr 4 Oct 2012 16:59:28 36,238 posts
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    Yep, open mind is the key I reckon.
  • Ged42 4 Oct 2012 17:02:07 7,713 posts
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    Cheers for the reminder, i've got my fingers crossed that this series will at least be half decent.

    Caught myself saying smeg, for the first time in years after watching the reruns.
  • bad09 4 Oct 2012 17:03:02 5,763 posts
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    'ere who wants a giggle, AMERICAN Red Dwarf :)



    The pilot exists but it's never been aired.
  • Dr.Haggard 4 Oct 2012 17:15:29 4,159 posts
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    I will watch it with hope in my heart but very low expectations. The thing is the only scenario I can imagine that would explain the poor scenes in the trailers is that there isn't any better material to choose from.

    Series 7 & 8 were utterly dire, and Back to Earth was so bad it's easier to believe that it was deliberately so, or just pretend it never happened. I don't think there's any doubt now that Doug Naylor simply can't write Red Dwarf on his own, it needed both of them for the magic to happen.
  • Deleted user 4 October 2012 17:53:25
    I'm trying to keep an open mind, but deep down I'm 100% convinced that this is going to be terrible.
  • uiruki 4 Oct 2012 17:55:23 3,678 posts
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    Read that Graun article. Might have made myself a bit too hopeful. As long as it isn't completely terrible, right?
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