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Red Dwarf Xii episode 6 review: Skipper

Mark Harrison Nov 16, 2017

Here's our review of Red Dwarf Xii's funny, fan-pleasing finale, available now to stream on UKTV Play. Spoilers...

This review contains spoilers. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode 6, which is available now on UK TV Play.

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12.6 Skipper

“Gordon Bennett. Nobody's dead, Arnold. Nobody is dead."

The future of Red Dwarf remains open, but unconfirmed. Short of UK TV announcing a Day Of The Doctor style special to go out in the next twelve months, it looks like Skipper is as the closest thing we'll get to a 30th anniversary special from Doug Naylor and the gang. If that's the case, it fills those boots rather spectacularly, while simultaneously playing as fast and loose with continuity as it always has.

As
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Red Dwarf Xii episode 4 review: Mechocracy

Mark Harrison Nov 2, 2017

With Mechocracy, Red Dwarf Xii delivers a contender for the first bonafide classic episode of the Dave era. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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12.4 Mechocracy

“I'm Kryten 2X4B and I approve this message.”

Now, this is more like it. Whatever you thought of the first three episodes of Red Dwarf Xii, you're in for a real treat with the back half of the run. And what better way to start than with Mechocracy, a ship-bound character-driven satire which I think has a strong claim to being the first bonafide classic episode of the Dave era.

We've seen sentient dispensing machines in Series X's Dear Dave, but this makes better use of the automatic population of Red Dwarf, who are mostly voiced by Daniel Barker once again. When Lister accidentally downloads an Sos virus into Red Dwarf's Cpu,
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Red Dwarf cast and co-creator interview: series Xii, the future

Rob Leane Oct 18, 2017

We interview Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules and Doug Naylor about Red Dwarf Xii and more...

It’s a good time to be a Red Dwarf fan. After years off our screens, and talk of a movie that ultimately came to naught, the show made its return with Back To Earth in 2009. UKTV Freeview channel Dave was revealed as the new home of the show, and it’s fair to say that they’ve treated the small rouge one very well in the years since the big comeback.

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Red Dwarf X followed in 2012, and Red Dwarf XI in 2016. Both series gave fans what they wanted to see: character-driven episodes, stuffed with creative insults,
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Red Dwarf Xii episode 2 review: Siliconia

Mark Harrison Oct 19, 2017

Siliconia is a staggeringly ambitious episode that shows exactly what Red Dwarf can do in the Dave era...

This review contains spoilers.

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12.2 Siliconia

“Our heads are sensibly shaped.”

Kryten is inarguably Red Dwarf's most iconic character. The rubbery, angular mask of the mechanoid head is a marvellous design that should probably stifle any actor wearing it, but Robert Llewellyn's performance has only become more impressive over time. In terms of design and personality, he's the character who could scarcely belong to any other show.

Aside from Llewellyn, only a few other actors have donned the mechanoid get-up in previous episodes, but a lot of what we see in Siliconia feels like it's been
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Red Dwarf: top 20 episodes

Juliette Harrisson Oct 3, 2017

As series Xii arrives online this week, we count down twenty of the best Red Dwarf episodes from across the show's long history...

Putting together a list of the Top 20 episodes of Red Dwarf presented an unusual challenge. The truth is, there’s barely a bum note in the first 36 episodes (Series I – VI) and then it’s a case of finding the quality episodes among the less successful half hours in the following 31 (Series VII – XI). The most accurate ‘top 20’ would be composed almost entirely of episodes from those first 36. However, for this list, we’ve resisted the urge to simply list most of the first six series and have deliberately ensured that this selection covers a reasonable span of the show, with every series except IX represented somewhere. This way, we can offer a more balanced overview of the whole history of the show, and
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Red Dwarf Xii gets a trailer and premiere date

The crew of the mining ship Red Dwarf are set to return next month as Dave launches Red Dwarf Xii, and the network has announced that the brand new series is set to premiere on October 12th.

The new series sees Craig Charles (Lister), Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Danny John-Jules (The Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) back for more antics, as well as the return of Norman Lovett as Holly, who is back for the first time since Red Dwarf VIII back in 1999.

Check out a trailer and promo for the new series here…

And here are the episode titles…

Red Dwarf Xii premieres on Dave on October 12th.
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Red Dwarf: 8 ways it got around the ‘no aliens’ rule

Juliette Harrisson Sep 28, 2017

Red Dwarf had to get creative to dodge its self-imposed no-aliens rule and give the last human being alive characters to interact with...

Red Dwarf is not the only space opera to have a self-imposed rule against intelligent alien life appearing on the show. Other shows have also chosen to avoid little green men, rubber-faced aliens or Henson workshop puppets to portray a universe inhabited entirely by humans, their inventions and the occasional bit of Earth wildlife, and others will again (all this has happened before, all this will happen again).

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However, Red Dwarf has one big disadvantage that other shows which decline to explore intelligent alien life do not. The set-up of the show
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When good TV goes bad: how Red Dwarf’s star faded

With the departure of co-creator Rob Grant after series six, the show lurched into comedy-drama, navel-gazing and, eventually, utter smegging ineptitude

Thirty years ago, science fiction was terminally unfashionable on British television. Few would have given a sci-fi sitcom a hope, yet Red Dwarf’s creators Rob Grant and Doug Naylor revelled in their underdog status.

The premise was ingenious: defiantly slobbish Dave Lister (Craig Charles) wakes up on a mining vessel 3m years after the radiation leak that wiped out the crew. The last human in the universe, his only companions are magnificently irritating hologram Arnold Rimmer (Chris Barrie), idiotic yet omnipotent ship’s computer Holly (Norman Lovett and, later, Hattie Hayridge) and a humanoid evolved from cats (Danny John-Jules), bearing the perceptible DNA of both Prince and James Brown.

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Red Dwarf Xii: new clip from episode 1, Cured

Kirsten Howard Rob Leane Oct 4, 2017

The first scene from the Red Dwarf series 12 premiere has been released online. See it here...

This week, the first episode of Red Dwarf Xii will be available to stream online ahead of its Dave airing on Thursday the 12th of October. To whet our collective appetite, UK TV has released a sneak preview clip.

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Here's the very first scene from Cured, an adventure in which the crew comes across a space station full of clones of history’s worst figures, who have been cured of evil...

And here's a teaser trailer for series 12...

There are also a four brand new images to examine...

More as we have it, of course.

Red Dwarf
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DVD Review – Red Dwarf XI

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
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Red Dwarf XI Episode 4 Review – ‘Officer Rimmer’

Eric Bay-Andersen reviews Red Dwarf XI Episode 4 – ‘Officer Rimmer’…

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.
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Red Dwarf XI episode 4 review: Officer Rimmer

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,
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How Red Dwarf: The Movie failed to become a reality

Luke Owen looks back at Red Dwarf: The Movie, and how it never got made…

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,
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Top 11 Smegging Episodes of Red Dwarf

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,
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Red Dwarf XI episode 2 review: Samsara

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.

11.2 Samsara

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
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Red Dwarf XI: Season 11 of UK Series Teased

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…
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First look images and synopsis for Red Dwarf XI

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
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Red Dwarf XI synopsis released, premiere set for September

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
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28 videogame movie adaptations currently in development

Rob Leane Sep 20, 2016

From Assassin’s Creed to The Witcher, via Mass Effect, Minecraft and maybe more Warcraft...

Latest update: Uncharted delayed.

In the years since Den Of Geek first sprung into existence, we’ve consistently kept an eye on the videogames that have been touted for the big screen treatment. We’ve tried to list them all in a big article a few times before, and it feels like the time has come to pull a new version together.

If we haven’t heard anything about a certain videogame movie in two years or more, it seems safe to assume that it’s quietly been binned. That’s why you won’t find the likes of BioShock, Devil May Cry, Far Cry, Gears Of War, Halo, Heavy Rain and Rollercoaster Tycoon on this list. If we get proven wrong on any of those, we’ll update this article as more information comes to light.
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Red Dwarf box set: ‘The jokes zing by like meteorites’

In space, everyone can hear you squabble: scouse astronaut Lister wakes up 3 million years hence with a neurotic, underpants-ironing hologram for company ...

A scouser wakes up on Titan in the 23rd century, hungover and nude except for a set of fishing waders. He hatches a plan: join the Space Corps, but do a runner as soon as his ship docks on Earth. To make the voyage more pleasant he smuggles a cat on board, but ends up spending the journey in suspended animation. Then, thanks to a radiation leak, he is kept in that state for 3 million years, waking up in deep, deep space with just a hologram and the evolved cat (Felis sapiens) for company.

There have been Earth-set sitcoms with wilder premises than Red Dwarf, which first aired on BBC2 in 1988, but few as imaginative or downright funny. From the moment our scouse hero Lister (Craig Charles) wakes up,
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