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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    Quote Originally Posted by DK2019 View Post
    I've seen the first two episodes and did enjoy it. One thing I kinda expected was not getting some of the slang(Im in my early 20s please forgive me lol) but hearing climate change references was kinda surprising. I think my favourite character was the funny ai computer lol.
    Our technician is in her early twenties and a bit of a film buff. It's quite scary when I refer to some iconic film and then realise it came out before she was born. Re-makes and re-boots are the worse, I can be raving about some movie, she tells me it's rubbish, then work out we are talking about different films.

    My golden rule with BBC Sci-Fi is when the scenery stops moving, the series is about to go downhill.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    Quote Originally Posted by matts-uk View Post
    Our technician is in her early twenties and a bit of a film buff. It's quite scary when I refer to some iconic film and then realise it came out before she was born. Re-makes and re-boots are the worse, I can be raving about some movie, she tells me it's rubbish, then work out we are talking about different films.

    My golden rule with BBC Sci-Fi is when the scenery stops moving, the series is about to go downhill.
    It can really depend. I try to make a strong effort to watch originals but sometimes I just prefer the newer versions. An example for me is total recall where I hated the original but loved the remake.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    I think netflix has all 8 or 9 seasons. So I should see them all in the next week or so.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    Quote Originally Posted by DK2019 View Post
    It can really depend. I try to make a strong effort to watch originals but sometimes I just prefer the newer versions. An example for me is total recall where I hated the original but loved the remake.
    There's a remake of Total Recall?

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    Yes was 8 years ago believe it or not. I liked it :

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    I'd say no - but the book is brilliant. "Dead Dave all they're"
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

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    I'd say no - but the book is brilliant. "Dead Dave all they're"
    There's always the book guy telling us we're missing out lol.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    Quote Originally Posted by DK2019 View Post
    There's always the book guy telling us we're missing out lol.
    Doesn't mean they are wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    There's a remake of Total Recall?
    ISTR really enjoying it, yet somehow can't remember what they did with the plot.

    The book for that wasn't bad

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    Quote Originally Posted by DK2019 View Post
    It can really depend. I try to make a strong effort to watch originals but sometimes I just prefer the newer versions. An example for me is total recall where I hated the original but loved the remake.
    Ahh but you will never see the original Total Recall in the context it was made. When you strip away the cheesy lines and dodgy effects, and remember it was a good decade pre The Matrix, the Sci-Fi underneath was pretty original stuff in the day. The new one is all production values and GFX and takes itself way too seriously, IMO.

    On the other hand. The stripped back Dredd (2012) is a much better rendition than Judge Dredd (1995), which got the visuals right and ruined it by plonking the baffoonish Stallone in the middle. (I'm old enough to have bought 2000AD Prog 1 at the local newsagent.)

    If you like old sci-fi and the environment, check out Silent Running (1970) and see just how little progress we have made in 50 years.

    The Red Dwarf book is OK but not great IMO. Grant / Naylor were a great script writing team but not really up to novels. A little extra detail in the back stories but pretty sure they covered it all, and changed some of it, several times, by the end of the TV series.

    YMMV.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    I liked it. It is definitely worth watching and the comedy was good.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    I just watched the episode where the ai computer tricks the people into thinking he's an idiot with an iq of 6. I could not stop laughing at the end.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    Quote Originally Posted by DK2019 View Post
    I just watched the episode where the ai computer tricks the people into thinking he's an idiot with an iq of 6. I could not stop laughing at the end.
    That is my favourite one of all. The reveal at the end is just pure brilliance.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    That is my favourite one of all. The reveal at the end is just pure brilliance.
    I don't think anyone who watched it could have seen it coming lol

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    As I'm watching more and more episodes; it's the theme song that makes the show seem the more dated than anything else.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    Quote Originally Posted by DK2019 View Post
    I don't think anyone who watched it could have seen it coming lol
    True that! I did not see that coming, not even close.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    This show is a classic. The ep 'Back to reality' was on the other day

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