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TV Shows - Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf is a British science fiction situation comedy franchise, primarily comprising eight series of a television sitcom that ran on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999 and gained a cult following. It was created by, and the first six series were written by, Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.

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1 Exit Rimmer, Enter Kochanski Replaced a funny character with an unfunny one
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2 Never Boned Still rocks.
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3 Losing 'Red Dwarf', series 6 The show became full of recurring catchphrases.
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4 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 I loved this show because: 1. It showed space like it really is, EMPTY! I mean the ship traveled for 30,000 years without meeting another ship, not like Star Trek and the like who bump into aliens every 3 seconds! 2. It showed what humans are really like, decent, scared, and lonely. and 3. It had weird British humor! -- Submitted By: (martymarty) on June 7, 2014, 12:33 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Had to go with Never Boned. Sure, there have been some "low moments". The entire 8th series and the 9th, "Back To Earth" were rather rocky. Shown in 3 parts, "Back To Earth" didn't run smoothly. However, when viewed straight through, unedited, it's much better. I'm certainly looking forward to Series 10 which is to be aired in the fall of 2012. My introduction to "Red Dwarf" was in fact the American pilot. Many fans have nothing but negative things to say about it. For myself, the American pilot was good enough that I sought out the original UK version. For those who may not know it, Jane Leeves who played Daphne on "Frasier" played the part of Red Dwarf's computer, Holly in the American pilot. Believe it or not, even though only her face was seen on a monitor screen, she was still incredibly sexy! An example of the humor in the American pilot: After being in suspended animation for one million years, Lister discovers the head of his android friend, Kryten, sitting on a shelf in a storage room. Kryten has been "conscious" the entire one million years. Lister asks Kryten how he's coped with sitting immobile on the shelf for a million years. Kryten nods toward a sign on the wall. The sign has only one word on it. Kryten answers, "Well sir, I've been reading that Exit sign." Horrifying and Hysterical! -- Submitted By: (Profzed) on July 31, 2012, 10:53 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 I never knew for the longest time that they actually made a pilot of an 'American Version' of Red Dwarf (only the actor who played Kryten reprised his role for this). That would've been something to see. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on September 19, 2011, 12:08 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Seasons 1-5 are classics. Season 6 was OK as well, but would've been better if they were still on Red Dwarf. Luckily I didn't even watch seasons 7 and 8 because I was warned they were really awful. That formula of those 4 guys and the computer stuck in space could have been funny for years, but as soon as they changed that the show fell apart. Really was a good show in its time though. -- Submitted By: (cfc2011) on October 4, 2010, 2:26 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
5 In my opinion there has never been such a clear cut BtF moment at Red Dwarf at the end of series 6. In series 7 and 8, the plots became too far-fetched, too much story was sacrificed for cheap laughs and the cast seemed to lose all their chemistry once Rimmer left. It still had it's moments, and series 8 was a little better than 7, but it was never quite the same. -- Submitted By: (Piemaster) on May 24, 2010, 3:16 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Series 7. Even in the first two episodes with Rimmer the show was becoming overblown, gratuitous and nasty, for example the AR scene where Lister cheats his way into the queen's pants. But when Rimmer left and Kochanski took over they tried to force the same kind of antagonistic dynamic there'd been between Rimmer and Lister, except this time with Kochanski and Kryten. But there was nothing natural or sympathetic about this rivalry. It was forced in a way that made Kryten behave extremely out of character in being jealous and hostile towards Kochanski and neurotically trying to highlight every petty problem he had with her slightest faults or habits, which proved problematic because Kochanski didn't have much of a character to pick realistic fault with. It was just unpleasant and mind-numbingly unrelenting and vindictive and there was no way to relate to it, suddenly the Dwarfers no longer seemed like a group of people you'd want to hang out with. Duct Soup was nothing but a needless, mean spirited parade of misery and from beginning to end it was just the crew being nasty to each other with nothing achieved or understood at the end. The final laughs also started to become extremely cheap. Series 8 was something of a pick up but the solid plotting wasn't really there anymore, and comedy scenes became random and no longer evolved naturally from the story or plot. The final episode bordered on incoherent. Back to Earth was pretty unfunny and unsatisfying. Ideally the show should have ended with either Back to Reality, or the Out of Time cliffhanger (in which case end it with the 'To Be Continued' caption removed so that its clear this is the end) -- Submitted By: (Tanlee) on October 28, 2009, 9:57 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
7 From seris 6 onwards (after losing 'Red Dwarf'), the show became just silly, with recurring catchphrases and monologues week after week. For example; The Cat constantly saying "Dead, dead, dead....Let's face it, we're deader than .........". Then we had increasingly unfunny remarks about the shape of Kryten's head. And who can forget the running gag about "An excelent suggesation sir, with just two minor drawbacks.........". After the excellent series 5 which had very strong storylines and the best ever episode (Back to reality), Series 6 was a huge disapointment and the show didn't show it's face again for another three years! Series 7 may have had it's critics, but at least it moved away from the predictable monotonous drearyness of series 6. -- Submitted By: (Phil.JS) on September 18, 2009, 6:11 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 They should have quit while they were ahead. Kochanski was nowhere near as funny as Rimmer, and they didn't even get the same person to play her. -- Submitted By: (creatrix) on April 12, 2009, 9:35 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote

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