The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread

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by HailToTheKingBaby! » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:16 pm

Felt more like an older series episode to me than a lot of the other newer ones, nice standalone silly ep - not up there with the very best but still decent and a good start to the series I thought.

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by Jenuall » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:50 pm

Thought that first episode of XII was pretty shite in all honesty, we're talking "Krytie TV" levels of atrocity.

The characters seems to have completely lost all but the most surface elements of what made them who they were back in the original (88-93) run. Your telling me that Arnold Rimmer, a character who has frequently expressed his admiration and even adoration of the likes of Hitler and Napoleon in the past, would utter not a word to these characters on meeting some of these types?

I'd put things like Lister (a man who, lets remember, cannot play guitar) "jamming" with Hitler down as some of the worst things the show has produced in its near 30 year history - up there with The Cat dancing with blue midgets and that dinosaur shite in S8.

The humour has become so base and lowest common denominator it's really quite depressing to watch. It's a shame because of the last couple series there have been some good moments and episodes, but this certainly isn't one of them.

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by HailToTheKingBaby! » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:00 pm

Listers jamming was a bit of an issue for me as lime you said, in the past he's previously only thought he could play guitar but actually been terrible at it. But at the same time, that scene did make me laugh so it's hard to be too bothered by it, continuity errors or not.

I don't think this series or any other is likely to ever match the best of the early ones but it's nice to see some new ones regardless.

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by All Gold, Frankenstein and Grrr » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:02 pm

I thought it was pretty good. I tend to watch the show in a vacuum now rather than comparing it to past glories. A lot more enjoyable that way.

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by Rubix » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:47 pm

Dangerblade wrote:I thought it was pretty good. I tend to watch the show in a vacuum now rather than comparing it to past glories. A lot more enjoyable that way.


Same with me, focusing on past episodes makes me sad. I rather enjoy the Dave series for what they are. I for one enjoyed it, never took itself seriously and got a few laughs

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:50 pm

There is something inherently wrong about Lister being able to actually play guitar well.

It could have been a funny scene if Hitler had been great but Lister was crap, with Hitler being overly complimentary due to being cured of evil.

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by Rubix » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:58 pm

Dunno, I liked the duo. The song wouldn’t have been right if he had been rubbish. Maybe if it was a dream sequence

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by floydfreak » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:21 pm

crap episode did not laugh once

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Squinty » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:41 pm

I've been watching through this on Netflix and I kinda feel like it hasn't aged very well so far. Maybe a sacrilegious statement.

Although, I would say that Season 3 has improved somewhat.

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by All Gold, Frankenstein and Grrr » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:24 pm

I thought episode 2 was great. And I recognised Jay from the Inbetweeners straight away :lol:

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Rubix » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:49 am

Yeah jay was obvious. Lister can’t play the guitar again.

Was okay but preferred the first episode

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:31 pm

The latest one is the one I saw recorded. :mrgreen:

Some good lines ("...rarer than an un-groped bottom at the BBC...") but let's face it, another underwhelming storyline. We are 3 million years away from the likes of Back To Reality, Backwards, Better Than Life etc and I don't really know what the excuse is that is leaving us with these paper thin plots.

Having said that, I have definitely enjoyed the series so far, especially the 2nd and 3rd episodes. They would have to sink to unfathomably poor depths of quality for me to turn against the programme! Irrational fanboy and proud of it :toot:.

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by Rubix » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:02 pm

Cats response to Johnny Vegas :lol:

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by All Gold, Frankenstein and Grrr » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:43 pm

Rubix wrote:Cats response to Johnny Vegas :lol:

I nearly spat my drink out, that was some M-rated dialog :lol:

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by HailToTheKingBaby! » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:36 am

Watched episode 4 lastnight, I think it's my fave of the series so far. Felt like an early series episode, one of those that doesn't rely on fancy costumes/aliens/sets just an interesting premise on the ship with some funny jokes.

Thought the episode was the most consistently funny of the series so far and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves again and be properly back in character.

Without spoiling who, there's even a brilliant cameo from an old character. Looking forward to the last two episodes now, just hope they're as good as or better than this one.

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Squinty » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:43 am

Good lord Season 7 of the show is hard to get through. I think I might bail out, I don't remember 8 being much better.

The lack of Rimmer really hurts it. He's the best part of this show.

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by HailToTheKingBaby! » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:52 am

Squinty wrote:Good lord Season 7 of the show is hard to get through. I think I might bail out, I don't remember 8 being much better.

The lack of Rimmer really hurts it. He's the best part of this show.


Yeah 7 has a few funny moments but they were few and far between. Series 8 was marginally better but still far from great.

The show then hit it's biggest low point with the Dave 3 parter "Back To Earth" saved only by the novelty of seeing the characters back in action.

Thankfully series 10 onwards marked a big jump in quality and got better still with series 11 and 12.. it's still a bit hit and miss but I'd say at worst the new episodes are ok at their best they're brilliant again, maybe not quite upto the absolute best earlier episodes but getting close.

I think.losong one of the writers combined with trying to use a bigger budget hurt series 7 and 8, Rimmer going in Series 7 too just made the issues worse.

Back to earth is think.was just a victim of big ideas mixed with low budget, I think the while premise was just a money saving exercise but it could have been done so much better. Other old earth based episodes like "backwards" were probably lower budget still but worked amazingly.

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Squinty » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:10 am

I have to say, the best bit so far was this. Laughed my leg off.


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by Rubix » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:09 pm

HailToTheKingBaby! wrote:Watched episode 4 lastnight, I think it's my fave of the series so far. Felt like an early series episode, one of those that doesn't rely on fancy costumes/aliens/sets just an interesting premise on the ship with some funny jokes.

Thought the episode was the most consistently funny of the series so far and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves again and be properly back in character.

Without spoiling who, there's even a brilliant cameo from an old character. Looking forward to the last two episodes now, just hope they're as good as or better than this one.


Was my favourite of the series so far

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by DML » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:24 pm

For me Trojan from Series X is one of the best Red Dwarf episodes full stop. Its one of the most laugh out loud episodes there is.

I really enjoyed the 'feel' of Series XI, and there were some really good bits in it, but probably no episodes as good as X. This series is kinda feeling similar for me.

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