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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 …

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  1. Ron Eve
    Heart

    There is a god

    Big Suse and Red Dwarf - together.

    <sigh>

    /contentment

  2. Aldous
    Thumb Up

    good

    the unplugged ep sounded like a filmed rehearsal anyway

  3. Joe K

    Good

    It sounded like a *terrible* idea, like something you'd see at a bad Red Dwarf convention.

  4. Lionel Baden
    Unhappy

    awww

    any reduction is bad !!!!!!

  5. M
    Happy

    Phwoar

    I believe that Sophie Winkleman is rather attractive. Of course, Sophie is not quite as nice as Miss Bee (who is ace!).

  6. Cameron Colley

    Hope she's not Kochanski...

    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.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Don't care

    not going to watch it anyway, it's bound to be crap.

    This is necrophilia - taking something that's been dead for years and screwing it up.

    What will they do next, remake the A-Team or something?

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Alert

    in other words..

    its just a scripted show.

    advertised as one thing changed [intentionally?] at the last minute and delivered as another..

    In the same way internet supermarkets swap your items when the similar items are near sell by..

  9. Jase Wickham
    Coat

    Twitspeed

    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.

  10. Stephen Sherry
    Thumb Up

    Anything Red Dwarf is better than it never ending

    I can't wait till whatever it is they make comes to the US market, will probably have to wait a year after its original broadcast, as usual :P

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Up

    In a ships disco far far from here....

    Beers all round!

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @Twitspeed

    T++ != T+2 (oh wait this is undefined behaviour, so maybe it might be)

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    should have stopped at series 6

    see above title...

    having a ship full of people *TOTALLY* killed all the dynamics of the series...

    i think this sums it up nicely

    Holly: They're dead, Dave.

    Lister: Who is?

    Holly: Everybody, Dave.

    and leave it that way.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Stop

    @Jase Wickham

    > El Reg currently stands at T+2 - or T++ for the code geeks out there.

    Wouldn't that be T+1?

    Surely you mean (T++)++;

  15. bert Plucker
    IT Angle

    Big time Dave

    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...)

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Comments on comments

    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

    Chloe Annett?

    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

    below par.

  17. Andy Bright

    Err good I think?

    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.

  18. zenkaon
    Dead Vulture

    Should have called it a day after series 6

    Red dwarf is great and all, but series 7 was awful and 8 only slightly better. Series 6 finished in such style ..... they should have left it at that.

    I guess that Rimmer needs a pension topup

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    Dave?

    So where will i be able to watch top gear when red dwarf unplugged is on?

  20. Edward Miles
    Stop

    @Jase Wickham

    Surly in most programing languages T++ would only increment it to T+1?

  21. Dan
    Unhappy

    I'm scared..

    It's going to be rubbish, isn't it :(

  22. Andy W
    Linux

    RE: Twitspeed

    T+2 <> T++

    T++ = T+1

  23. Toastan Buttar

    Susan in Narnia ?

    That was Anna Popplewell.

  24. Steve

    Re: Don't care

    "What will they do next, remake the A-Team or something?"

    There's already a film in the works for 2010-ish.

  25. Nic Brough
    Thumb Up

    Sadly

    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)

  26. Chris

    Rimmer - My Arse !!

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  27. Llanfair
    Coat

    I'm sorry Dave

    I'm afraid I can't do that. Sorry, wrong space programme.

    Grabs coat and runs for the exit.

  28. Ross Stewart
    Dead Vulture

    There is hope

    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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