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    Is red dwarf worth watching?

    I'm into sci fi and have watched quite a lot but this show has flown under my radar for some time. I just noticed there was a blu ray movie released for this recently and it peaked my curiosity. Anyone on the forum a fan of this show?

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    Yes,it is IMHO. Its a very British type of comedy though and rather silly.


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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    The original was funny, the later series were, frankly, dire. the special recently released seems to have recaptured some of the old magic.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    I love my SciFi, but RD never caught my imagination. Maybe I missed S1 but I thought occassional inspired, but mostly silly.

    I bit like Monty Python. Though I'd bet I remember the really great bits and have filed therest of the dross in my mental big round filing cabinet.

    Really great sci-fi? The original radio version of HGTTG .... the TV version of which I thought was rubbish.
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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    The original was funny, the later series were, frankly, dire. the special recently released seems to have recaptured some of the old magic.
    Agree with this. Stop after series 6.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    The early series were very good, and highly quoted in my circles. But they didn't know when to stop.

    If you like reading, the books are awesome. One of the writers also went on to write https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incompetence_(novel) which is brilliant.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    I've just seen that its on netflix so might as well give it a go. I'm a bit of a completionist when it comes to shows etc so will have to watch them all once I start lol.Thank for the input guys

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    Good luck! I loved the first 2 series above all else, my family prefer 3-5.

    I'm a completionist in the same way so have had exactly the same process through the series - do come back and let us know when you're beginning to regret still watching!

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    I hope you don't have any Smeg appliances. You won't look at them in quite the same way afterwards.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    Quote Originally Posted by DK2019 View Post
    I've just seen that its on netflix so might as well give it a go. I'm a bit of a completionist when it comes to shows etc so will have to watch them all once I start lol.Thank for the input guys
    I think the later series are on the Dave catch-up service. My kids had the same completionist urge and there were a couple of later episodes I had to get on DVD.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    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.

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    The problem was IIRC Craig Charles got banged-up for a bit and the show lost its momentum, then Chris Barrie didn't want to rejoin and so they got Chloe Annette for series 7 and the whole thing sucked. Grant & Naylor stopped writing as a pair and well...

    Some of the most recent series has been ok tbh and more like the old stuff but there is some real garbage between series 6 and whatever the more recent series worth watching are (sorry I can't recall as Dave+my EPG doesn't exactly say).

    Watched the recent feature length. It's ok, some funny parody moments, but not altogether worth it IMO. Left me thinking it could have been better done as a mini-series in shorter chunks. But hey, some good lighthearted banter for lockdown. It did however miss Scutters, the talkie toaster and a few other key bits of Dwarf trope that you'd expect to make it in there.

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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.
    Ah, the ship's computer, with an IQ of 6000; the same IQ as 6000 PE teachers.

    I think all the characters get their chance to shine at some point. We could have done without them releasing a single though, that was pretty bad

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Ah, the ship's computer, with an IQ of 6000; the same IQ as 6000 PE teachers.
    That line made me laugh quite a bit

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    Re: Is red dwarf worth watching?

    Love it, from seasons 1-5, 6 I felt was a bit hit and miss as were the seasons that followed but still worth watching.

    Back to Earth I felt was average at best but the 3 seasons that followed I felt captured the original seasons well and the feature length special The Promised Land that was on last week was really good and currently available on UKTV Play but make sure you see the episode Waiting for God before watching it

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