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Villordsutch reviews Red Dwarf Series XI …
I think we can all agree that when we heard the announcement for the new series of Red Dwarf, a fair few of us felt a wee pang of trepidation. Even a long-term fan such as myself – I have been watching the show since the first transmission of the very first episode – felt the strain on series ten. However, as a fan of the “Boy’s from the Dwarf” I had to give Series XI the benefit of the doubt, and as fans will now know we are all glad we did!
Series XI hugged and held both humour and science-fiction just perfectly. All being delivered by the co-creator of Red Dwarf Doug Naylor, who as with the previous series, decided to take on the role of writer and director for each and every episode.
Twentica started the series and was good but wasn »
Kryten – According to Freud’s ‘Lexicon of Dream Symbols’, flying is meant to be a metaphor for sex.
Rimmer – Absolute poppycock. I dream of flying all the time. It’s certainly nothing to do with sex. It’s always the same dream – I’m in a Boeing 727 that can’t take off, I’m sitting there with a tiny bag of nuts I can’t get open. Then suddenly, after one giant tug, much to my embarrassment, the whole bag explodes over premium economy. Now tell me, because I don’t see it, how is that anything to do with sex?
Red Dwarf XI saw our favourite misfit space crew return with two great episodes. Like last week’s ‘Give And Take‘, ‘Officer Rimmer’ doesn’t quite match them in terms of quality, but is still a very enjoyable half hour of television. »
- Gary Collinson
Pete Dillon-Trenchard Oct 13, 2016
Officer Rimmer is a hoot, an impressive technical feat and features some fantastically funny moments. Spoilers ahead...
Note: This is our spoiler-filled review of episode 3 of Red Dwarf XI, currently available on the UKTV Play app. It will air on Dave at 9pm on Thursday the 13th of October.
11.4 Officer Rimmer
Many people believe that science fiction is at its best when it reflects real world issues. Officer Rimmer, the fourth episode of Red Dwarf’s eleventh series, is a prime example of this, tackling the matter of 3D printing as the Starbug crew encounter a ship with bio-printing technology. It’s another example of writer-director Doug Naylor striving to stay current and tell stories that could only be told in 2016.
Easily the best riff on the 3D printing concept comes very early in the episode, as a ‘paper’ jam causes the captain of the other ship to come out wrong, »
In 1998, BBC decided to pull the plug on Red Dwarf after its eighth series. The final series, aired in 1999, climaxed with an episode titled “Only The Good”, which ended with the words ‘The End’, before being replaced with ‘The Smeg It Is’. And that would be correct, as this was not to be the end of the road for Lister, Rimmer, Cat, Kochanski and Kryten, as co-creator Doug Naylor had big plans for the future of Red Dwarf – he was going to make a movie.
Initially Naylor had planned to do a ninth series of the show, but the BBC rejected his proposal. While it’s not known exactly why the series was turned down, the official Red Dwarf website noted that they now had more than 52 episodes of the show in the can, »
- Luke Owen
Luke Owen looks back at Red smegging Dwarf…
With Red Dwarf back on TV screens once again [read our review of the first episode here], I’ve been revisiting one of my all-time favourite British sitcoms featuring the adventures of the last human alive David Lister, his evolved feline partner The Cat, mechanoid Kryten, holographic smeghead Rimmer (and, later, love interest Kochanski) and super smart A.I. Holly (with an Iq of 6,000, the equivalent of 6,000 P.E. teachers).
Red Dwarf ran from 1988 through to 1999 when it was cancelled after eight series. A proposed movie was in development from 2000 through to around 2004, but it wouldn’t be until Dave brought the show back for a three-part special in 2009 that we’d see the crew once again. Though Back to Earth wasn’t the show fans had hoped it would be, Red Dwarf X, which aired three years later, was much better received. Now the smegheads are back once again for Red Dwarf XI, »
- Luke Owen
Pete Dillon-Trenchard Sep 29, 2016
Samsara simultaneously harks back to classic Red Dwarf while trying something new, resulting in some outstanding comedy moments...
This review contains spoilers.
The television landscape has changed a lot since Red Dwarf made its debut back in 1988. One of the more interesting developments of the 21st century has been that, thanks in no small part to shows like Lost, non-linear storytelling is now as much a part of the language of television as the cliff-hanger or the third-act twist. In a series that has, with rare exceptions, always featured at least one of its regulars in any given scene, Samsara breaks with Red Dwarf convention in a major way.
The Epg description for Samsara will tell you that it’s a story in which the crew find an escape pod which leads them to a crashed space ship (the titular Samsara), and the Cat and »
After a four year hiatus, UK Network's Dave channel is bringing the Red Dwarf TV program back for its 11th series (i.e. season). A six episode series, Red Dwarf XI premieres on Dave, Thursday, September 22 at 9:00pm. Watch the announcement video, below.The Red Dwarf TV series cast includes: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, and Robert Llewellyn. The sci-fi comedy show is written and directed by Red Dwarf co-creator, Doug Naylor, and produced by Richard Naylor and Kerry Waddell for Baby Cow Productions and Grant Naylor Productions.Read More… »
The crew of the Red Dwarf are set to return to Dave this September, and the official Facebook page has given us our first look at Lister, Rimmer, The Cat and Kryten with the release of two promo images from Red Dwarf XI…
And here’s the official synopsis for Red Dwarf XI…
Red Dwarf XI, the eleventh series of the legendary sci-fi comedy, reunites the original cast of Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) along with a host of guest stars for a brand new series recorded in front of a live studio audience at Pinewood Studios. The series is written and directed by Red Dwarf co-creator, Doug Naylor, and produced by Richard Naylor and Kerry Waddell forBaby Cow Productions & Grant Naylor Productions.
The show’s six episode run sees two of the Dwarfers’ dreams come true: Rimmer accidentally saves the life »
- Gary Collinson
At the end of 2015 Red Dwarf XI was filmed to be broadcast on Dave in 2016. Today over on the official Red Dwarf website not only have they released a small taste of what to expect, but also they’ve given us the month in which we can expect to see the latest series to arrive on our television screens, which is September 2016.
Red Dwarf XI, the eleventh series of the legendary sci-fi comedy, reunites the original cast of Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) along with a host of guest stars for a brand new series recorded in front of a live studio audience at Pinewood Studios. The series is written and directed by Red Dwarf co-creator, Doug Naylor, and produced by Richard Naylor and Kerry Waddell for Baby Cow Productions & Grant Naylor Productions.
The show’s six episode run sees two of »
9 items from 2016
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