Yeah. I'd say season 12 overall is my favourite of the new ones.. (10 onwards) mostly because of these last three episodes. My only worry with that though is I'm not sure how much of that's down to nostalgia and nods to old stuff (
) - if they do make another series, they can't rely on just wheeling out old characters and jokes forever so I hope they can maintain the quality level with new material.
I also hope they bring Holly back full time as assumedly his appearance means they've mended whatever bridges Norman Lovett had seemingly burnt prior and I think he'd add a nice bit of extra variety to the gags that's been missing without him. He's looking a bit old but they could write that off as a software issue after he got flooded or whatever..
Guess they could bring Hattie back otherwise, say the drying out process caused some issues and reverted him back to his female form or something.. I think I always preferred male Holly for his deadpan stupidity, but Hattie seems a much nicer person they get on with.
I went to Em-Con in Nottingham earlier in the year which had the cast barring Lister and Kryten including Norman and Hattie. It kinda felt like they were tolerating Norman being there and he seemed like he was trying to cause arguments with every question he answered. For Kryten discussion he said how he always preferred the original Kryten actor to Robert Llewellyn much to the others disgust and then there were some other little bits that made it a bit awkward to watch. Chris Barrie was amazing though.. if the rumours of a live show are true it should be hilarious, they were really funny on the panel just being themselves. We even got a Gordon Brittas impression at one point.