The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:59 pm

Jenuall wrote:There's hope yet then! I know I've still got the episode where Holly returns so hopefully that will be a good one.

5 is a great episode, 6 is genuinely up there in probably tier 3 of the entire collection.

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Jenuall » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:55 pm

Episode 4 down - a definite improvement in the first 3 episodes, not a classic but it had some solid laughs.

One thing I've noticed is that the studio audience do have a tendancy to over do it though which can be off putting - they went way OTT when talkie toaster showed up - it was almost exactly the same jokes as his sequences from S5, just not as well written or delivered, yet you'd think it was comedy genius from the way the audience were reacting!

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by Superfurryfox64 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:08 am

Jenuall wrote:Episode 4 down - a definite improvement in the first 3 episodes, not a classic but it had some solid laughs.

One thing I've noticed is that the studio audience do have a tendancy to over do it though which can be off putting - they went way OTT when talkie toaster showed up - it was almost exactly the same jokes as his sequences from S5, just not as well written or delivered, yet you'd think it was comedy genius from the way the audience were reacting!



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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Jenuall » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:36 am

Superfurryfox64 wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Episode 4 down - a definite improvement in the first 3 episodes, not a classic but it had some solid laughs.

One thing I've noticed is that the studio audience do have a tendancy to over do it though which can be off putting - they went way OTT when talkie toaster showed up - it was almost exactly the same jokes as his sequences from S5, just not as well written or delivered, yet you'd think it was comedy genius from the way the audience were reacting!



So what is it?


Someone punch him out!

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Superfurryfox64 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:42 am

Jenuall wrote:
Superfurryfox64 wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Episode 4 down - a definite improvement in the first 3 episodes, not a classic but it had some solid laughs.

One thing I've noticed is that the studio audience do have a tendancy to over do it though which can be off putting - they went way OTT when talkie toaster showed up - it was almost exactly the same jokes as his sequences from S5, just not as well written or delivered, yet you'd think it was comedy genius from the way the audience were reacting!



So what is it?


Someone punch him out!


Only joking!

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PostRe: The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread
by Jenuall » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:11 pm

Right, episodes 5 and 6 done!

The second half of this series is considerably better than the first half - nothing in there that is going to trouble anyone's list of classic 'Dwarf episodes I don't think but certainly some of the best we've seen since the show came back (and better than most of what we had in S7 or 8)

There are still odd things about it that frustrate though, like them reading through the captains appraisals of the crew, Rimmer already did that way back in S1! Obviously the show has always had its fair share of retconning (like when the original crew count suddenly jumped from 169 to 1169...), and most creations reach a point where the audience know/remember more about it than the creator - but this was a simple scenario just repeated!

Either way episode 4-6 are far better than 1-3 and managed to redeem this series which was on course for being the worst of the Dave era stuff (ignoring Back to Earth for obvious reasons!)

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