Red Dwarf for 2 more series?

Dr.Jackson

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Craig Charles recently let slip on BBC Radio 2 that Dave has commissioned Red Dwarf for 2 more series, based on the popularity of the mini-serial 'Back To Earth'.

Obviously nothing has been officially confirmed as yet.

Craig Speaks Out | News | Red Dwarf

I wonder how many episodes each new series will consist of, given that the 3 part story 'Back To Earth' is apparently considered to be series 9.
Fingers crossed for a full run for series 10 & 11 though.
 

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Dunno, the last effort was pretty cr*p.

Unless there's a drastic improvement in quality,they'd be as well letting it die.
 

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I think I'll be watching it anyway, good or bad, although I can't help but wonder at the quality of the stories and humour. Looking forward to finding out.
 

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I love Red Dwarf but also agree that the mini-series was pretty poo. :( I think I only laughed once. I love Rimmer, but Chris Barrie really annoys me now.
 

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I share the ambivalence of others here.

The 'special' was pretty poor (although I did like Carbug). I hope the writing improves.

Mind you, I watched New Who when RTD was writing...
 

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I enjoyed the specials for what they were -- specials. I felt the more complex plot (even if the explanation of it being an Elation Squid felt a little flat) suited the three specially made episodes. But I agree if the programme's really making a return, it needs to be better. What with all the advances in effects that have been made since the end of the Red Dwarf, there's always going to be a lot of temptation to use them and the thing that made Red Dwarf so awesome it was a situation comedy that just happened in space -- it wasn't so much about the big, flashy effects of space, but the hilarious interaction between the characters.

I know they left an opening for another series. Am I remembering correctly that it was something about Lister going after Kochanski? Because if so...BLAH. She annoyed me.
 

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ISTR that Claire was the preferred actor for the role amongst the "gentlemen" of my school...
 

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Was much better when Rimmer was a smeghead , Cat was totally selfish and egotistical , and Lister was just trying to get on Rimmer's nerves - all the time. Ie that is the first 5 series. After that , they all got a little too big for themselves , started playing up their roles (Ace Rimmer and Duane Dibbley got WAY overdone) and being 'nice' to each other. I actually thought that the mini-series was a return to form , and much more like the original 1-5 series - certainly a lot better than the last couple.

It seems a shame that the perfect ending for the series would have been Back To Reality - the best ever ep of RD
 

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Which one was Back to Reality?

I think they're all too old now really. Craig Charles and Chris Barrie especially.

Craig Charles lived in my home town in Somerset for a while. Got booted out of one of the local pubs for smoking, I think it was. Mum walked past him once, and her opinion of him was that he was 'dishy.' Her words. I never saw him once unfortunately!
 

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Which one was Back to Reality?

I think they're all too old now really. Craig Charles and Chris Barrie especially.

Craig Charles lived in my home town in Somerset for a while. Got booted out of one of the local pubs for smoking, I think it was. Mum walked past him once, and her opinion of him was that he was 'dishy.' Her words. I never saw him once unfortunately!


The one where they wake up and are informed that they arent geeks , freaks and losers - they're actually far worse off!
 

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Oh no. Nonononono. The only fun thing about the specials was the Bladerunner parody. Here's some words of wisdom: let it be.
 

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