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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 »
Pete Dillon-Trenchard Oct 21, 2016
Note: This is our spoiler-filled review of episode 5 of Red Dwarf XI, currently available on the UKTV Play app. It will air on Dave at 9pm on Thursday the 20th of October.
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As is somewhat cruelly pointed out by the bottom half of the internet any time a new series comes around, there’s no hiding the fact that the Red Dwarf crew are all a lot longer in the tooth than they used to be; the original twenty-somethings are now fifty-something, and both Kryten actor Robert Llewellyn »
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
With Red Dwarf XI due to cruise onto Dave on September 22nd, released late yesterday over at Reddwarf.co.uk was the first trailer for the new series, and you can find it below, along with the synopses for each episode.
Twentica (Transmission date – 22nd September, 9.00pm)
The Dwarfers find themselves in an alternative version of America where modern technology is prohibited, making Rimmer and Kryten illegal. The Dwarfers infiltrate the tech savvy underground and try to bring down the authoritarian regime.
Samsara (Transmission date – 29th September, 9.00pm)
When the Dwarfers investigate a crashed ship at the bottom of an ocean moon, Lister and Cat become trapped together and Lister’s nightmare begins. Meantime Rimmer and Kryten discover the ship is controlled by a dark force.
Give And Take (Transmission date – 6th October, 9.00pm)
After an altercation with a deranged droid Lister has his kidneys organ-napped. The only solution is to ask Cat, »
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 »
8 items from 2016
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