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Posted by: nacho
« on: April 13, 2020, 05:39:33 PM »

Red Dwarf: The Promised Land (the unofficial season 13) is both amazing and terrible...for the same reasons!

We finally learn about what happened to the cats. This has been something fans have speculated jokingly about for 32 years and, in the movie, we get a snoot-full with a much larger than usual budget. It's well done, there are lots of laughs, and it's again wonderful to see the old crew together.

My problem: The show has ignored the fate of the cats for 32 years. Suddenly reviving deep track season one stuff for the movie feels a little bit like, oh, okay. Now you're finally running out of ideas. Even though we don't care about that! We just want to see everyone fuck up and take a bazokoid to a metamorph!

Anyway, not the worst Red Dwarf, not the best, but I remain loyal and am glad I got it. Keep it coming! 
Posted by: nacho
« on: October 13, 2017, 03:57:20 PM »

First episode of season 12 is great. Man, this show. It's probably the only show I'd recommend watching backwards.
Posted by: nacho
« on: October 07, 2017, 12:05:59 PM »

A lousy copy of the first episode of season 12 has leaked. Premieres next Thursday, so I'm going to wait. I loved last season, though.

The big news? Holly's back!
Posted by: nacho
« on: November 05, 2016, 06:29:34 PM »

Oh, god. The finale was great. Classic polymorph humor.

So we get six more episodes next spring, then two more seasons in 2017 and 2018, and then they're officially done. This revival has really been excellent, though. Just Keep It Simple, Stupid. A lesson for all the other reboots and reimaginings out there.
Posted by: nacho
« on: October 25, 2016, 03:26:43 PM »

Posted by: nacho
« on: October 07, 2016, 11:43:53 AM »

Oh my god... Officer Rimmer was like an episode from the second or third season. Amazing and wonderful!
Posted by: nacho
« on: September 30, 2016, 11:13:07 AM »

Loving this season of Red Dwarf. This show's revival is, weirdly, going backwards somehow. Season nine was bad, like the last seasons in the original run. Season 10 inched back to the sort-of in-between era. Season 11 feels like the best of season's three and four.

At this rate, season 12 will bring us full circle to repairing chicken soup dispensers. 
Posted by: nacho
« on: September 23, 2016, 04:59:40 PM »

Red Dwarf is the show that never grows up. Though, at this point, I'm wondering if that's good or bad. The first episode of Season 11 was fast and required intimate knowledge of a long ago episode. Which is great for the fans! But pretty much the opposite of a gateway episode.

It really feels like they're all just randomly making a few episodes every few years and consider it a sort of hobby.
Posted by: nacho
« on: August 30, 2016, 11:54:12 AM »

Red Dwarf 11!

Here are the episode synopses:

TWENTICA (Transmission date – 22nd September, 9.00pm)

The Dwarfers find themselves in an alternative version of America where modern technology is prohibited, making Rimmer and Kryten illegal. The Dwarfers infiltrate the tech savvy underground and try to bring down the authoritarian regime.

SAMSARA (Transmission date – 29th September, 9.00pm)

When the Dwarfers investigate a crashed ship at the bottom of an ocean moon, Lister and Cat become trapped together and Lister’s nightmare begins. Meantime Rimmer and Kryten discover the ship is controlled by a dark force.

GIVE AND TAKE (Transmission date – 6th October, 9.00pm)

After an altercation with a deranged droid Lister has his kidneys organ-napped. The only solution is to ask Cat, the most selfish creature in the universe, to give him one of his.

OFFICER RIMMER (Transmission date – 13th October, 9.00pm)

After a scandalous piece of good fortune Rimmer saves the life of a bio-printed Captain and is promoted, fulfilling his life-long dream of becoming an Officer. He immediately opens an Officer’s club, which is out of bounds to the lower orders, and uses the bio-printer to fill it with versions of himself.

KRYSIS (Transmission date – 20th October, 9.00pm)

Kryten has a mid-life crisis and changes his body cover from Mech grey to Ferrari red. The posse try and show him how much he’s achieved in life by taking him to visit a mechanoid from his old fleet.

CAN OF WORMS  (Transmission date – 27th October, 9.00pm)

Cat takes time off from being in love with himself to fall head over heels in love with a lady Cat with a big secret.
Posted by: nacho
« on: June 01, 2016, 10:36:16 PM »

So...I went crazy and got the whole series (except Back to Earth -- THAT NEVER HAPPENED!!!!  :colbert:) and I've started to marathon it from the start. And... I'm ready for it. The rough edges of the first...uh...5 seasons...uh...and the last 3 seasons...are okay when you look at it as almost a historical art installation.

It's almost pure nostalgia now, but it's a good, warm sort of nostalgia.
Posted by: nacho
« on: May 05, 2015, 11:44:57 AM »

Good news, everyone! Because if you miss the cosmic shenanigans of our four unlucky space explorers Lister, Rimmer, Kryten and Cat, they will be returning for two more seasons of the cult sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf -- starting next year.

Dave (a UKTV cable channel) has announced that Red Dwarf XI and Red Dwarf XII will begin production in the fall. The new episodes are set to air in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

The last time we saw Chris Barrie as Rimmer, Craig Charles as Lister, Danny John-Jules as Cat and Robert Llewellyn as Kryten was three years ago in the 2012 six-part series Red Dwarf X; which was a followup to 2009’s successful Red Dwarf: Back to Earth.

Co-Produced by Grant Naylor Productions and Baby Cow Productions, Red Dwarf XI and XII will be penned and directed by series co-creator Doug Naylor, who said:

"Everyone at UKTV have been so supportive of Red Dwarf from the start of their involvement with the show... [they] originally asked for more shows back in 2012 but frustratingly it’s taken until now to get our ducks in a row and all the boys available at the same time. Now they are, we’re all absolutely delighted."

UKTV’s commissioning editor Simon Lupton added that:

"Red Dwarf has superb talent attached; writing, directing and acting plus an expert team who absolutely know what they are doing when it comes to delivering a stand-out piece of television. It has a universal appeal that manages to touch long-standing fans and recruit new ones. It is fantastic to be collaborating with them again on the next phase of the Red Dwarf adventure."
Posted by: nacho
« on: October 23, 2013, 11:44:34 AM »

Very happy with season ten. I hope we get an 11... They've said no, but the ratings may sway them.


We are officially making another series.

It will be sometime in 2014 but I can't be any more accurate than that because we simply don't know yet.

As far as the main cast are concerned, Chris, Danny, Craig and myself are all very committed to making another series, Doug Naylor is working on it like a man posessed but beyond that it's in the lap of the GELFS.
Posted by: nacho
« on: November 09, 2012, 12:24:20 AM »

Oh man...the final episode is vintage RD. It's awesome. It makes me want to throw in the old discs and have at it. Especially once they're in the Blue Midget. It's pure Starbug-era Red Dwarf. It's amazing. They're channeling a show that's ten years gone.

The last episode also answers all the how they're still alive after season eight. Well, sort of. They make the usual joke out of not explaining it.

Very happy with season ten. I hope we get an 11... They've said no, but the ratings may sway them.

Posted by: nacho
« on: October 15, 2012, 08:56:28 PM »

More of the same in episode two...which is fine. I'm so happy this doesn't suck. It's vintage Red Dwarf.

And, this episode, we mention Holly (though don't explain his absence and...I spent most of the episode wondering what happened to the Skutters).
Posted by: nacho
« on: October 10, 2012, 09:37:39 PM »

Any chance of this appearing for download?

Yep! Tomorrow, probably.