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Classic British sci-fi comedy "Red Dwarf" will not die, in fact the acclaimed sitcom is set to make a come back for two more full seasons.
UK freeview channel Dave has announced plans for an eleventh and twelfth season of the show. The news came with a brief video teasing the new episodes which will air in 2016 and 2017 respectively. The two seasons will be shot back-to-back towards the end of this year.
Co-creator Doug Naylor says: "[We were] originally asked for more shows back in 2012. but frustratingly it's taken until now to get our ducks in a row and all the boys available at the same time. Now they are, we're all absolutely delighted."
Source: Empire »
- Garth Franklin
The boys from the Dwarf are posse-ing again. Three years on from Red Dwarf X, Lister, Rimmer, Kryten and the Cat will return to UK freeview channel Dave for series XI and Xii, to be broadcast over the next two years. The news was announced accompanied with a familiar theme in the video below over the weekend.The sci-fi sit-com's original run was on the BBC for eight series between 1988 and 1999. It was then picked up by Dave in 2009 for an odd three-episode mash-up taking in Coronation Street and Blade Runner, before its full six-episode run three years ago (check out Empire's special podcast here).Despite the long hiatus its new episodes were still able to pull in audiences not far shy of (and occasionally over) two million. Since it first aired on the BBC it's been shown in 25 territories worldwide."[We were] originally asked for more shows back in 2012," says Red Dwarf's co-creator Doug Naylor, »
Both series of the boys from the dwarf’s new adventures will shoot back to back later this year. They will air in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Before then, Dave have added a bespoke collection of Dwarf episodes to their online streaming service UKTV Play, to tide you over in the meantime.
It’s no surprise, really, considering that Red Dwarf: Back To Earth (the first new episodes of the show to be shown on Dave) earned the status of biggest non-terrestrial commission, »
Cult sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf has been recommissioned by digital broadcaster Dave for two more series. The news was announced at the Dwarf-based Dimension Jump convention yesterday.
Created by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor and originally produced by the BBC between the late Eighties and late Nineties, the show’s central concept follows a mismatched team of (now quite old) space travellers killing time on a vast ship whose crew were wiped out by a nuclear explosion. Cast members have come and gone, but the core group of Craig Charles (Lister), Chris Barrie (Rimmer) and Danny John-Jules (Cat) have remained constant over four decades. Robert Llewellyn joined the group as mechanoid Kryten in Series 3 and has been a fixture ever since.
Following an attempt to finance a big screen version, the show was revived in 2009 for the awful miniseries Back To Earth, before its new home took the plunge and »
- Steve Palace
“Red Dwarf has superb talent attached: writing, directing and acting plus an expert team who absolutely know what they are doing when it comes to delivering a stand-out piece of television,” said Dave commissioning editor Simon Lupton. “It has a universal appeal that manages to touch long-standing fans and recruit new ones. It is fantastic to be collaborating with them again on the next phase of the Red Dwarf adventure.”
“Frustratingly it’s taken until now to get our ducks in a row and all the boys available at the same time. Now they are, we’re all absolutely delighted,” adds co-creator Doug Naylor, who will write and direct the two news series. »
- Gary Collinson
Red Dwarf is set to soar back onto our screens with two new series.
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"Steve originally asked for more shows back in 2012 but frustratingly it's taken until now to get our ducks in a row and all the boys available at the same time. Now they are, we're all absolutely delighted."
Undercover stars Rigby as Chris, a neurotic undercover cop who ends up hopelessly out of his depth when he infiltrates an Armenian crime mob.
Alexander will play Zoe, his ambitious and driven police handler, while Keith Allen, Plebs actor Ryan Sampson, Sherlock's Yasmine Akram and Friday Night Dinner's Mark Heap will also appear in the series.
The channel also revived sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf, drawing record-breaking ratings for the channel.
David Hasselhoff on new Dave sitcom: 'Kumars meets Curb Your Enthusiasm' »
The original film centered on the cast of a canceled "Star Trek"-like space opera TV show who are accidentally sent to a real spaceship and must save an alien nation. Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell and Enrico Colantoni starred.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
The show, described as a mashup of Red Dwarf, Mystery Science Theater 3000 and The Office, centers on a crew of 22nd century space explorers who were placed on a ship as babies and wake up as confused and clueless adults. When they discover an alternate universe, the overmatched rookies must band together to explore it and attempt to find their way back home.
Other Space, the third series produced for Yahoo Screen, stars Karan Soni (Betas), Milana Vayntrub (Silicon Valley), Conor Leslie (Klondike), Eugene Cordero (House of Lies), Neil Casey (Broad City), Bess Rous (Murder in the First) and Mystery Science Theater 3000 alums Trace Beaulieu and Joel Hodgson.
The first of eight half-hour episodes of Other Space »
- A.R. Wilson
Pre-YouTube, fandom was a hard-earned thing. It took research, dedication and enough patience to hover over the family video player’s ‘record’ button for an entire episode of TV-am in anticipation of six minutes with Sylvester McCoy. Six minutes in which the Seventh Doctor would be polled if he was a cat or dog person and then asked to taste a lemon roulade.
Scarcity bred desire in those days, so we took what we could get from our heroes of yore, even if that meant watching Hammer Horror legend Ingrid Pitt make a chocolate mousse, or the aforementioned McCoy attempt to answer fan questions above the hubbub of a Nottingham swimming pool complex. The collision of geek icons and UK daytime magazine shows was sometimes illuminating, sometimes excruciating, »
In the long and celebrated history of British sit-coms, Red Dwarf has to be the most unique. On the one hand it follows the tried and tested formula of laddish antics, which made shows like Porridge and Men Behaving Badly so popular, but it stood out from the crowd thanks to its particular situation of lads in space.
This far out setting enabled the show to go where no other sitcom had gone before, and throughout its ten series the show has produced some of the most original science fiction ideas ever broadcast. New concepts such as the justice zone, psi-moons and white holes are an integral part of its charm, but they also featured alongside classic sci-fi staples; everything from parallel universes to shape shifting monsters were lampooned, and given a fresh spin through the comedy lens.
Temporal phenomena were undoubtedly the most prolific of these standards though, »
- Ian Coomber
Another teaser trailer has been released for Adam Spinks' Survivors. The clip shows several characters trying to survive a catastrophe, at a medical facility. The film stars Joanne Gale ("Red Dwarf X"), Simon Burbage (Extinction), David Anderson (How To Live Yours) and Adrian Annis. A preview of the film is hosted here. For more on the story, several medical experiments take place at a biotech' company. The experiments go fatally wrong. Now, three survivors are trying to escape a destroyed facility. The latest teaser shows the primary characters. In distress, the characters are assaulted by bloodied characters and mysterious personnel. Fans of indie horror are encouraged to take a look below, with a longer trailer coming this March 15th, 2015. Release Date: 2015. Director: Adam Spinks. Writers: Adam Spinks and Laurence Timms. Cast: David Anderson, Adrian Annis and Simon Burbage. The latest teaser trailer for Survivors is here: *a longer trailer is coming in. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Doctor Who fans are a talented bunch, eh?
For some Whovians, just sitting back and watching the BBC sci-fi series is not enough - they want to take part, to create - and many have taken to YouTube to present their own unique take on Who, using animation, CGI effects and whizzy editing.
The latest effort from one John Smith on YouTube, this spectacular animation provides a new twist on the familiar concept of the Tardis dematerialising and reappearing somewhere new - it's a breathtaking bit of work, as the Doctor's craft tears dramatically through the time-space vortex.
"Since the Tardis' dematerialisation effect has remained largely unchanged for the past fifty years, I thought it might be interesting to try out a new approach," reads the video description. »
The Cloud will star Adam Buxton as part of a hapless data hub crew who are floating around Earth. Their ship is designed to protect information on the internet, even if it is only just selfies, porn and funny cat photos.
The non-broadcast pilot will film in the spring. Channel 4 will announce whether it has received a full commission later this year.
Linehan recently revealed that a potential musical version of his classic show Father Ted could be a success.
The writer's current series Count Arthur Strong - which he »
My hopes were high for this fictionalised version of the Assange story, starring Ben Miller. But I was too busy asking questions to laugh
There are some new sitcoms you approach with a dread sense of antici-pointment, already silently convinced they won’t work and you won’t laugh.
But my hopes were high for Asylum (BBC4), starring Ben Miller as Dan Hern, a Julian Assange-style whistleblower, holed up in a fictional London embassy and fighting extradition to the Us. It sounded like a fertile breeding ground for laughs: a frustrated idealist with a God complex, trapped in a claustrophobic setting, surrounded by characters with whom he otherwise wouldn’t choose to spend time. That setup, a tight space with a trapped protagonist, worked for Porridge, Steptoe and Son, Red Dwarf (in its early days, anyway) and countless others.
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- Julia Raeside
The EastEnders actress will play the historical figure in reconstructions of her intimate life.
The documentary, currently known as Armada, will air on BBC Two this spring.
Historian Dan Snow will front the three-part programme with a selection of experts, while CGI will also play a role.
She also took part in Strictly Come Dancing in 2009.
Dobson said: "Elizabeth I is a gift of a role, and one I've always hoped I'd get the opportunity to play.
"It's been a real honour to work with the BBC History team to recreate these pivotal moments in history, and playing a queen was one of the most enjoyable times I've had!" »
It's a good thing that Netflix is always adding more things to streaming, because come February, the service will be removing some movies and TV shows. Luckily, we know exactly what will be expiring, so you can check out the list and plan your viewing schedule accordingly! Movies A View to a Kill Airheads Apocalypse Now Apocalypse Now Redux Babes in Toyland Batman & Robin Batman Forever Batman Returns Cocoon: The Return Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Down Periscope For Your Eyes Only From Russia With Love Goldfinger Jane Eyre Live and Let Die Mad Max M*A*S*H Nacho Libre Never Say Never Again Revenge School Daze Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie The Juror Wishmaster Zodiac Arbitrage (Feb. 5) Dredd (Feb. 23) Ali (Feb. 28) Monkey Trouble (Feb. 28) Panic Room (Feb. 28) TV Series Blackadder Fawlty Towers Hotel Babylon Mi-5 Red Dwarf Jem and the Holograms My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic »
Netflix has just released their lists of what films and TV shows we will see added in February…and what films and TV shows will vanish.
First, the good news: quite a few classic and popular TV shows are making the grade on the streaming service, including the first five seasons of Mash, Hawaii 5-0, and the new season of House of Cards. New additions to the film list include RoboCop, The Brothers Bloom, and Gimme Shelter. While there’s not a lot of quality stuff on offer, there are at least a few new films and TV shows that we can enjoy on the Netflix streaming service.
Now for the bad news: quite a number of favorites are going to vanish from Netflix come February 1. Among these are several James Bond films, Zodiac, Jane Eyre, and Dredd. The TV shows fare even worse, with tons of BBC shows expiring, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Good news for Anglophiles: More than a dozen British shows have been saved from streaming oblivion, as Netflix has renewed its contract with the BBC. Dr. Who, Luther, and Top Gear were among the lucky shows to earn renewal, and in the end, only four shows will expire from Netflix at the end of the month: Black Adder, Fawlty Towers, Mi-5, and Red Dwarf. All credit to the new deal must go to the plucky British prime minister, who, at a conference in London shortly before Christmas, stood up to the American president with a brave speech extolling the virtues of Shakespeare, Churchill, the Beatles, Sean Connery, Harry Potter, and David Beckham's right foot. »
- Nate Jones
Rumours that the BBC may have been parting ways with popular TV and film subscription service Netflix have been firmly silenced after an announcement confirming the renewal of deals for Doctor Who, Luther and a host of other BBC favourites.
Fans of British TV can officially put their worries to bed now that a Netflix Spokeswoman has confirmed new deals for the original The Office, Top Gear seasons 17-20, Torchwood, Robin Hood, Keeping up Appearances, House of Cards and Monach of the Glen alongside Doctor Who and Luther.
See Also: BBC announces start of production on Doctor Who series 9, guest stars revealed
After reports from Variety it seems that classic BBC sitcom Faulty Towers as well as Red Dwarf and Blackadder will sadly not be available after February 1st.
The post Netflix renews BBC series including Doctor Who, Luther and more appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Alfie Nobes
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