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Red Dwarf -- the boys are coming BACK!:

The new series of Red Dwarf has officially been confirmed. Ok, we had Back to Earth, but that was more a sort of special mindscrewy treat — this time it's a series (Series X), it's got six episodes (my goodness), and it's official. Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny Johns-Jules and Robert Llewellyn are in it, of course, and there's also a possibility that Holly might come back (hopefully with Norman Lovett in tow) and even, god help us, the Talkie Toaster.

Full official announcement: http://reddwarf.co.uk/news/2011/04/15/new-series-of-red-dwarf-confirmed/ Did I mention? It's official (yay)!

*puts on the Hat of Squee* OHMYGODTHEY'REREALLYCOMINGBACK eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee *takes off hat* officially! *puts on hat* eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

edited 21st Apr '11 2:59:14 PM by LongLiveHumour

Sanity is quieter, but madness is more interesting.

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 2 Mark Von Lewis, Thu, 21st Apr '11 5:38:46 PM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
Yes... YES YES OH BY FREYA'S SWEET ASS, YES!!!
Run the red, won't stop at night, I don't care for traffic lights.
 3 johnnyfog, Thu, 21st Apr '11 5:43:27 PM from NYC Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
I must say, if it weren't for SF Debris I'd have ignored RD.
What I lacks in brains I make for in…um…I make up for in…in…um…gummy bears. Yeah, that's the ticket.
 4 Mark Von Lewis, Thu, 21st Apr '11 6:57:43 PM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
My whole family loves Red Dwarf; stepdad has the whole series up to 8 on DVD.
Run the red, won't stop at night, I don't care for traffic lights.
Pika is the bombchu!
I admit my only exposure is through SF Debris, but I don't get the appeal, either.
mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really
YES! YES!

Although to be honest, Back To Earth sucked. But I hope this will be better.

edited 22nd Apr '11 11:17:36 AM by Talby

 7 Ralph Crown, Fri, 22nd Apr '11 12:12:36 PM from Next Door to Nowhere
Short Hair
Smoke me a kipper!
Under World. It rocks!
 8 Big Daddy P, Sat, 23rd Apr '11 12:30:05 PM from England Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Prepare your poke balls.
You should all try to read some of the books Rob Grant have written (Fat and Incompetence). If you liked Red Dwarf, you'll love these.

Incompetence is about a detective trying to solve a murder spree in a Dystopian Europe. The problem is everyone is shit at their job apart from the killer and the detective. He's Dangerously Genre Savvy, and the detective must take Genre Savvy Up to Eleven in order to catch him.

Fat is about three people in modern day London, handling the different approaches to obesity. One guy is very fat, one girl is anorexic and another is a PR man. It's very funny, very satirical and just smells of Red Dwarf.
Have you ever played 'nuts on the table'?
 9 Ian Ex Machina, Sat, 23rd Apr '11 1:00:15 PM from Gone with the Chickens
The Paedofinder General
As long as it isn't like the series set after everyone got reconstructed, where they were in the brig. That was awful.
By the powers invested in me by tabloid-reading imbeciles, I pronounce you guilty of paedophilia!
It wasn't that bad... *cringes expectantly*

I mean it wasn't wonderful, but then it was just continuing the previous series' decay towards potty humour. If you ignore that, and can forgive the incredibly cheesy special effects, it was quite a refreshing change. Plus Rimmer came back (yay) and the new partners-in-crime dynamic between him and Lister (and the other dwarfers, though less) worked well.

But yeah, I'd rather they just ignored Series VIII. Or — wait! They never showed us what happened after Only the Good! Oh gods, now I want 2012 to be tomorrow. This is the first time I've ever wished to be older.
Sanity is quieter, but madness is more interesting.

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 11 Earl of Sandvich, Mon, 7th May '12 7:46:08 AM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Hunter. Scholar. Gentlemen.
Now why the smeg is the nearest thread on the show way down there? tongue

Just watched a good bit of Red Dwarf lately. As for hearing about the new series coming up, I do look forward to it, though a bit cautiously given how VII and VIII went (tbh, I recall them being a mixed bag).
Status of possible Fallout RP idea: Thinking of and open to new ideas.

Just feelin' like a casual chat? My PM box is ALWAYS open!
 12 Purple Dalek, Mon, 7th May '12 9:21:31 AM from a planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Soufflés and a cup of tea
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

[up] I liked series 7, but series 8 was awful.

edited 7th May '12 9:22:07 AM by PurpleDalek

It has to be your place. Mine totally reeks of ocelot piss.
 13 The Bat Pencil, Mon, 7th May '12 12:09:39 PM from Glasgow, Scotland Relationship Status: I'm just a hunk-a, hunk-a burnin' love
[up] For a second there, I thought that I posted that and forgot all about it!

What a fright I got.

edited 7th May '12 12:09:46 PM by TheBatPencil

And let us pray that come it may (As come it will for a' that)
 14 Purple Dalek, Mon, 7th May '12 12:19:24 PM from a planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Soufflés and a cup of tea
[up] We seem to have the same avatars.

How embarrassing.tongue
It has to be your place. Mine totally reeks of ocelot piss.
 15 Earl of Sandvich, Mon, 7th May '12 2:45:51 PM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Hunter. Scholar. Gentlemen.
Yeah. VII definitely has great moments (for instance, I'm rather fond of Stoke Me a Clipper), though it's a different turn from the superior first six series. VIII I remember the least, though it does have its moments too. I remember that there is quite a bit of filler there that may as well just smeg off! A return to straight-up sitcom roots seemed like a good idea, but the problem is it failed to deliver the way the first two series did.

edited 8th May '12 10:56:59 PM by EarlOfSandvich

Status of possible Fallout RP idea: Thinking of and open to new ideas.

Just feelin' like a casual chat? My PM box is ALWAYS open!
 16 Jimmy T Malice, Thu, 10th May '12 8:25:37 AM from Top lane Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
I liked Series VIII, but that might be because it's the first series I watched. It's more consistent in quality than the other seasons, which wildly veered between sitcom-in-Lister's-bedroom (hilarious) and space-things-not-aliens-are-attacking (somewhat less interesting). There were definitely some good sci-fi concepts in episodes like the one where Red Dwarf gets triplicated, but the real comedy came from those scenes where Lister and Rimmer just sat and talked.

Back To Earth Part 1 was good for the same reasons. The other parts were a bit too meta for my liking.

Would I watch a new series? Hell, yeah.
"Steel wins battles. Gold wins wars."
 17 Tam H 70, Thu, 10th May '12 3:50:00 PM from 合計虐殺 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War ALWAYS changes. Man does not.
I tried to watch Back to Earth. I really did. Then I realised it didn't live up to the last episode of Classic Red Dwarf which ended with, "is that the end, the Smeg it is."
 18 Purple Dalek, Fri, 11th May '12 12:09:17 AM from a planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Soufflés and a cup of tea
I liked Back To Earth. I enjoyed the metaness of it.
It has to be your place. Mine totally reeks of ocelot piss.
 19 Colonial1. 1, Fri, 11th May '12 6:09:31 PM from The Marvelous River City
Crazed Lawrencian
Excellent!

...Now how did this thread get buried for a year?
Proud member of the IAA

What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish?
 20 Paireon, Sat, 12th May '12 5:45:04 AM from Wherever I go there I am Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
A bad season of Red Dwarf is still better than 95% of what's on TV right now. Smoke me a kipper, get me some vindaloo and a drink from the distributor because I'm definitely watching this.

It's super effective.
Rewatched Back to Earth. I liked it before, but on a rewatch, it's much better than I remember. Series 8 (7 less so, but it has its moments) has grown on me too. Looking forward to the new series.

 22 Purple Dalek, Sun, 22nd Jul '12 10:03:24 AM from a planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Soufflés and a cup of tea
Trailer!
It has to be your place. Mine totally reeks of ocelot piss.
 23 Inverurie Jones, Tue, 24th Jul '12 12:54:37 AM from Station 78 Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Awwwwwwwwwwwww, yeah.
'Our hope's with you, rider in the blue.'

'...Day and night, they're always firemen.
 24 The Bat Pencil, Sun, 23rd Sep '12 7:02:58 AM from Glasgow, Scotland Relationship Status: I'm just a hunk-a, hunk-a burnin' love
So - anyone else been watching the Red Dwarf marathon on Dave?
And let us pray that come it may (As come it will for a' that)
Wow.....they are so fat and old. Kryten looks terrible.
Dumbo
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