The first episode of Red Dwarf XI is an ideal series opener in which everyone gets a moment in the spotlight...
This review contains spoilers.
The history of Red Dwarf is a series of jarring transitions, with the series evolving over the years to fit in with its surroundings (and, of course, its budget). The sprawling sci-fi of Red Dwarf V was different to the claustrophobia of Red Dwarf VI and VII, which underwent a massive transformation into the populated world and broader humour of Red Dwarf VIII, at which point the show went off air until the super low-budget real-world antics of Back to Earth… You get the idea.
The shift from Red Dwarf X to Red Dwarf XI echoes the biggest (and still the most divisive) of these regenerations - that of Red Dwarf II to Red Dwarf III. When Red Dwarf X