Red Dwarf Returns!!

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  1. Deceptijohn

    Deceptijohn Metallikato Master

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    Series 10 is FINALLY official! There have been serious rumors for months and a leak or two but damn it's nice to have it official. So rejoice fellow smegheads we're going 3 million years into deep space again!

    Series X "Confirmed" | Ganymede & Titan
     
  2. Ecchokat

    Ecchokat Ponyologiest for Hire!

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    Soooo cool I fricking love that show
     
  3. grayman

    grayman The Alpha and The Omega TFW2005 Supporter

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    Smeg me! Awesome news.
     
  4. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Huh. I knew filming was supposed to start later this year, didn't think it would take until fall of '12 to air, though. Oh well, still looking forward to it.
     
  5. Takara_destron

    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    After to 'Back to Earth', I think I'll save the rejoicing until the series proves to be good.
     
  6. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    It's up to the writing. If we can get some episodes that aren't just Doug Naylor I think we'll be in good shape. And I'll still argue that Back to Earth was more enjoyable than the vast majority of series 8.
     
  7. Takara_destron

    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    I enjoyed season 8 (well, moreso than season 7 anyway).
     
  8. DeathsHead

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    Series 7 & 8 are almost uniformly abysmal. Red Dwarf needs both Grant and Naylor at the controls to work properly. And 'Back to Earth' should have been filmed in front of a studio audience. It's almost painful to watch without it.
     
  9. Deceptijohn

    Deceptijohn Metallikato Master

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    I must admit that, for me, there were things about BTE that weren't really working as well as they did in the olden days. But I'm still rejoicing because we get the opportunity for more Dwarf. Which is another opportunity for Doug to get it right. Maybe he will and maybe he won't, but at least there's a chance now. There were some really interesting possible plots revealed at the recent Dimension Jump that have me pretty excited about where Doug is thinking of taking the show. Now we just wait to see if he can pull it off and make it funny.
     
  10. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Smeggn hell! I have the entire series on DVD but never got a chance to watch Back To Earth. Looking forward to this return, hope it's not a disappointment.
     
  11. toma

    toma eskimo in disguise

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    Studio audience+6 episodes already makes it sound better than back to earth. They need to go back to the old set and not the weird CG backgrounds and stuff too. I'll definitely watch it though.
     
  12. Deceptijohn

    Deceptijohn Metallikato Master

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    Pretty sure BTE is up on youtube...
     
  13. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    On Netflix instant stream as well.
     
  14. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    I'll give it a try. But it'll have to be somewhere very close to the dog's bollocks to win back faith after the actual bollocks Back To Earth was.
     
  15. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Really? Shit, I know what I'll be doing today then. Thanks for the info! Long live Red Dwarf. Been meaning to pick up a toy from that series.
     
  16. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    I long ago learned to love series 7, mostly due to there being a stretch of years where Dwarf wasn't being syndicated on IPTV and all I had were a couple of VHS tapes from earlier seasons and series 7 recorded off of tv. When you don't have Quarantine, Gunmen of the Apocalypse, or Back to Reality around, you start to appreciate episodes like Duct Soup or Blue more. And while I do think series 7 was relatively weak, it still had its great moments (the return of Holly, Kryten sabotaging the trip to Jane Austen world, the Rimmer song - dear god, the Rimmer song).

    Series 8, on the other hand, was severely hampered by both lousy writing and a deeply flawed central premise (the whole crew is alive and our protagonists are in jail). I think Back to Earth was a notable step up from series 8, even if it wasn't great (and carried the Blade Runner thing on for far too long).
     
  17. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    The phrase "studio audience preferred" gives me hope. It seems like they know what went wrong with Back To Earth and want to try correcting it.
     
  18. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    I've got no interest in this at all unless new writers are involved. I said when Back to Earth was first announced that I didn't want to watch Dwarf if it turned into the same thing as those shitty Christmas episodes of Only Fools and Horses, which was exactly what it ended up being.
     
  19. Tigertrack

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    Well, I noticed that the original Red Dwarf series was on Netflix, but I did not see Back on Earth series. :( 
     
  20. Omnius

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    Too early to get excited - BTE killed my enthusiasm for 'new' RD.
     

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