There is a god
Big Suse and Red Dwarf - together.
Digital channel Dave appears to have canned a planned part of its Easter Red Dwarf celebration, if a message posted on Twitter by cast member Robert Llewellyn is anything to go by. To recap, Dave recently announced that it would on Friday 10 April broadcast the first installment of Red Dwarf: Back to Earth, followed by the …
Hmm - so this pops up on El Reg 2 days after the event? I hereby declare a new standard measure, Twitspeed (T), defined as the relative difference in time between something appearing on Twitter and it being picked up by 'traditional' media (sorry, not meant to be a slur on good old El Reg).
El Reg currently stands at T+2 - or T++ for the code geeks out there.
Mine's the one with the tenuous connection dangling out the pocket.
All credit to them for trying to make something new rather that take credit for all the repeats they show.
After watching a few old ones I find that its actually a bit crap...but will obviously appeal to all the IT weirdos who have no taste. (You know the ones that think Doctor Who is good...)
Jase Wickham wrote:
> El Reg currently stands at T+2 - or T++ for the code geeks out there.
> Mine's the one with the tenuous connection dangling out the pocket.
And it says "off by one" on the back.
Cameron Colley wrote:
> Don' get me wrong, from what I've seen she's a good actress, and I
> like Big Suze, but there's only one Kochanski and that's Ms Grogan.
While agreeing with the sentiment, strictly there were two; remember
Stephen Sherry wrote:
> Anything Red Dwarf is better than it never ending
Reluctantly I beg to differ. I loved Red Dwarf, but like many
successful shows, it ran for one series too many. The last series was
Nothing good could have come of this anyway. I have no faith whatsoever in this bunch coming up with anything remotely funny on the spur of the moment. At best it would probably feature some crude attempt at slapstick and a bunch of shit jokes about body parts or smells.
Seems all TV is on the cheap these days, and if they can't even be bothered to get some decent script writers and involve a bit of technology then don't waste the airtime. Although I suppose when you compare it to most of the drivel the networks shove out, even an unscripted and unplugged version of Red Dwarf would look good.
Red Dwarf has never been like dogs milk. You can tell when it's gone off.
For me, the first two series were near flawless, every episode was excellent. The next four were patchy, but turned out some really superb episodes, along with a few "meh" ones, especially where Rimmer faded out. The last two were weak, could have been done better, and threw away too much of the premise of the original.
Still, I'll hope for the best for the new episodes.
And yes, Grogan is Kochanski. (Sorry Chloe, not your fault, you landed a duff one there, it's like trying to play Dracula after Christopher Lee - you can try, but you'll never quite get it)
There's no reason to write the red dwarf series off yet. They're trying to do the right thing - for example, there no canned laughter in these specials - and to be fair, they're all writing original scripts for it (no copies of the dreadful "finishing" series books with the GELFs and all).
Hopefully they'll realise that this is their swansong and that if they get it wrong they genuinely will kill their own legacy.
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