++++++ New season news +++++++
It's seems a new series of Red Dwarf is happening. Grant Naylor Productions has signed on to make new episodes for Dave, though the channel does add that, "There's still a lot of stuff that needs to be sorted before the show can go into production, so nothing is 100% definite at this stage. Having said that - it's certainly looking good for all you smegheads out there."
+++++ Season 10 news +++++
Red Dwarf co-creator Doug Naylor has told the Dimension Jump convention that Dave is planning to air a new six-part series of the show, although we might have to wait until late 2012 to see it. Dave itself is yet to confirm this
++++++++ Season 10 News +++++++++
Broadcast of the new series in the UK should be Autumn 2012
I went through a procrastination obsession with this series during year 12. I am personally excited by the idea of more seasons... and I'm a little embarrassed to admit I actually use 'smeg' in day to day conversations >P<
smeg is a good word to use. Keep it up!
++++++ New Season News +++++++
The episode titles for the new season have finally been revealed:
1 - Trojan
2 - Fathers and Suns
3 - Lemons
4 - Entangled
5 - Dear Dave
6 - The Beginning
The series should start broadcasting on the Dave channel in the UK somtime in October according to the latest details
WOOT! I need to go back and watch all my Red Dwarf DVDs ... "It's cold outside ..."
"...there's no kind of atmosphere"
Ok, Red Dwarf's Facebook page have officially announced that the new series will start broadcasting on Dave on 4th October. No time listed yet
The time has now been given.
The new series of Red Dwarf will premier on channel Dave on 4th October at 9pm BST
First episode of Red Dwarf X was amazing, I loved it. Just exactly like a regular episode of Red Dwarf, not changed, not trying to be something new. Fantastico :) can't wait for more.
SeaX Ep1: Trojan
I agree Min - great start to the new series.
The cast were back on form, almost as if no time had passed.
The moose gag, and Lister on hold to for the Stirmaster were well setup and executed, as was the 'Turning Right' gag.
The new sets look great (just like the old series) and the model effects work is superb. The only nitpick i have is that we have the original shape Dwarf back, but with the season 8's 'improved' Dwarfs drive section. Hmm..
Rimmer: “When we found Kryten he was a burnt out wreck on a junk heap.”
Howard: “And you rebuilt him? Gave him something to live for?”
Rimmer: “No, we just hosed him down and gave him a hat.”
One last thought - did anyone else notice the 'Arnold Rimmer' theme playing in the background as Howard Rimmer was dying?
SeaX Ep2: Fathers and Suns
Another good episode this week, and it feels like the cast are even more comfortable in their roles than last week.
Rimmer deciding on the physical characteristics from Pree was a pure Arnold moment, and the cut-out guitar was classic Dwarf!
Didn't think the running gag in this one (Chinese Whispers) was as funny as the 'Moose' gag from the previous episode.
Loved the whole interaction between Lister as the Father and Lister as the Son, and the direct reference to the season 7 episode "Ouroboros"
Another great episode!
SeaX Ep3: Lemons
This was a good episode, but not as good as the two previous weeks. Some of the jokes fell a little flat, and Shakespear running joke fizzled out without a punchline.
The first meeting of Jesus was good, though the show could've made more of their interaction with him.
“Lemons” has its moments, and the four main stars are on top form again (especially Chris Barrie who could make comedy gold out of Rimmer reading 50 Shades Of Grey out loud) but overall the episode feels a little formulaic and a missed opportunity. But again, it may have felt that way because we’ve been spoilt so far.
SeaX Ep4: Entangled
A much better episode this week. There seemed to be lots of nods to past episodes. For example Kryten using his hot air exhaust port to dry spoons is reminiscent of him using his groinal attachment to stir Listers tea.
Apparently fans have been moaning that the Cat hasn't been that well served this season, but i'd say that's all made up for in this episode. He has some of the best lines throughout, but he’s seriously smoking in the bridge scene when Lister reveals to Rimmer the truth about the card game.
Rimmer: “Lister, I’ve told you a million times, you gamble with low lives, there’s only one loser,”
Cat: “In this case, there’s two.”
Rimmer: “Who’s the other one?”
Cat: “A guy about your height, your colouring, who goes by the name of you.”
Cat: “We’re all acutely sorry, bud. Apart from me and him and him.”
Cat: “I’m not here to help. Read my CV. Does not help. Does not clean. Will have sex with anything.”
It’s also a great episode for Rimmer quoting rules, Lister being a slob and Kryten delivering extraordinary infodumps. On one level you could accuse it of relying on safe Red Dwarf comedy tropes, but this show proves there still a rich comedy seam to mine.
This season is certainly proving that the Boys from the Dwarf have still got it
SeaX Ep5: Dear Dave
This felt like an average episode. Granted, some of the jokes were good: Rimmer’s letters to JMC praising himself (“They say, due to the number of these letters of recommendation, they have absolutely no option but to request you stop writing them”) and Krytens motivational speech, and it’s also a nostalgic return to really, really old-style Dwarf. Many, SFX included, have noted how Red Dwarf X has felt like a return to classic Dwarf, but the comparisons have usually been with series three, four and five. “Dear Dave”, however, feels like a throwback to the very, very early days. No complicated plots, no guest stars (unless you count the voiceover artists), very long scenes, and comedy that grows from the loneliness of being the last remnants of humanity in space.
However, the neither of the two main storylines about the jealous vending machine and the "who's the daddy" plot seemed strong enough to showcase this episode at its best.
It seems that every other show is great, with the ones in between having great elements, but not using them to the best advantage.
SeaX Ep6: The Beginning
A good finale to the series! The Dwarfers were back on form, and finding out more about Rimmers past was great, and the episode contained some great lines, such as:
Lister: “So, let me get this right. We’re being attacked by something but we don’t know what, and there’s no way of finding out what’s out there?”
Kryten: “I have a suggestion, sirs.”
Kryten: “How about we look out of the window?”
The first ever episode of the show was called 'The End'. Lets hope this isn't the last episode ever made.
Wondering why the following conversation so sounded naggingly familiar? And why it was cut off so suddenly?
Lister: “You’re right. We’ve been in these situations before. We always find a way out.”
Kryten: “Like that time that highly corrosive micro-organism almost destroyed Red Dwarf.”
Lister: “The highly corrosive micro-organism, exactly. We got out of that one.”
Rimmer: “Yeah, thanks to me.”
Kryten: “Oh, sir! You cannot claim the credit for that.”
Cat: “It was a total fluke.”
Rimmer: “Fluke? You think that was an accident, the way I…?”
Cat: “Sssshhh! What’s that?”
That’s because they were about to tell how the Dwarfers survived the cliffhanger ending to “Only The Good…” (series eight, episode eight), which has never been explained. Oh, Naylor, you tease. Then you play the same trick on us again in the post-credits bonus scene!
I loved the whole series, though it was far too short. I was really worried that they would change it or try modernise the humour, but thankfully they didn't. It was just the same old Red Dwarf, as though nothing had changed :)
Indeed. It was good to see Classic Red Dwarf again. No news yet if they'll be any more, but as soon as I find out i'll post here. There is talk of Series XI, but nothing official yet
Again, nothing official, but apparently Doug Naylor has started writing episodes for season XI
It's happening again!
From the What Culture website:
Great news for fans of comedy science-fiction series Red Dwarf as an eleventh series is a reality. It has been a year and a half since the end of Red Dwarf X and news of a follow-up has been few and far between, with the last piece of news coming in January when John-Jules said that a series was being written.
A big update came during the Sci-Fi Scarborough convention on Saturday a Red Dwarf panel comprised of Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn confirmed the news. John-Jules said that shooting is scheduled to get under-way in October 2014 with a view to being aired on Dave in Autumn 2015.
The panel were also asked about their favourite episodes with Llewellyn and John-Jules voicing their jealousy of not being part of ‘Marooned’ causing Barrie to joke that their absence is what made it such a strong episode. Llewellyn personally enjoyed shooting ‘Lemons’ because of the variety of smells, citing that cinnamon was much better than the usual smell of wet paint.
Questioned about the fan favourite opening to ‘Tongue Tied’ John-Jules said that he had tremendous fun and that the looks of jealousy from Charles and Barrie were legitimate, as was him being oblivious to them because he was having too much fun doing his routine but said that they all worked perfectly for the characters personalities. Barrie laughed at the thought of being able to re-enact it saying that he couldn’t even remember his routine on the day.
Speaking about the wardrobe and make-up, Llewellyn being thankful that the application of the silicon Kryten mask has reduced over time from the original 8 hours to a much shorter 2 hour process, while Barrie enjoyed only needing to put a H on his forehead. John-Jules also revealed that he didn’t get to keep any of The Cat’s outfits, a fact he was thankful for asking “Could you imagine wearing one of those in the streets?”
Yesssss! More Red Dwarf! Can't wait!
I thought you'd be pleased ;)