I remember the first time seeing Red Dwarf with my Uncle and Cousins and not really getting it at the time, it seems so strange to me but I started watching it and enjoyed it becoming a big fan of it. The first episode I think I saw was the JFK one, were they stop Lee Harvey Oswald from shooting JFK thus changing time for the worst and have to go back to solve it. Series 7 may not be the best but I do really enjoy that episode. In terms of favourite episodes, its a toss up between the Inquisitor and Back to Reality. It was hard choosing those two cos I do have a few episodes that are my favourite but these stick in my mind especially the inquisitor episode wait! aww Psirens okay its a toss up between those three, I'll move on because I don't wanna give a top ten. My favourite line (no toss ups this time) is from Series 8's episode Pete Part II where Hollister is says 'do you know what happens when a dinosaur eats cow vindaloo, and then eats two and a half tons of mint-choc ice cream, followed by four hundred crates of orange ice-pops, and swills the whole thing down with two thousand gallons of a popular fizzy drink?' and then you find out that its burped and sent a battalion flying 20 feet across the bay, thrown up drowning and concussing troops from tree-sized carrots and had a fifteen foot high diarrhea attack that hollister nearly drowned under. Always makes me laugh mainly due to the three actors reactions to what they're hearing. Series 10, I enjoyed it, it had some good episodes especially the one with Lister's 'Dad' skills. But I enjoyed the ending for Rimmer becoming the hero, it was nice moment and end to the series.
Post by mylittleponfarr on May 17, 2015 19:28:01 GMT
I'm one of those people that prefer the first two series of Red Dwarf. Don't get me wrong, I loved all the later series, but the first two felt more about character and sci-fi concepts than the later episodes that (dare I say it-) seemed to rely on flash-bang-whizz special effects. I remember being in school the day after the first episode aired and talking with a friend that had also seen it, but as the weeks went on, more & more people were catching this quirky, funny show. My personal favourite episode was Stasis Leak- an episode that used time travel to advance both characterisation and plot along with some great jokes, but Queeg is also a close second favourite. No matter which series you watch, there are some killer one-liners -how can I not mention Lister's dad going where the Goldfish went ("I thought he'd been flushed down the toilet"), the longevity of Dog's milk ("lasts for ages-no bugger'll drink it"), and of course, Holly's Brylcreem gag ("I've seen some stuff that'll make your hair stand on end"). Special mention should also go to the novels. Although at first they closely shared plot lines & jokes from the TV series (but with a bit more backstory and detail), the last book took a marked detour from the show, and delved into some pretty high sci-fi concepts that could never have made it on-screen with Auntie Beeb's budgets.
I didn't start watching Red Dwarf till series 5 was nearly over. My brother thankfully decided to buy the videos that were released around that time series 6 ended (containing a whopping 3 episodes per tape) & the Smeg Ups VHS too. It was a couple of years after that I bought the books which I sadly no longer own & it was interesting to read what parts made it into the series & what didn't (possibly for budget reasons).
Quite frankly every series after 6 I've found to be a bit dull, especially 7. I can't comment too much on 9 & 10 as I have only watched them once & have never bothered buying the dvd's, despite owning 1-8.
There are far too many highlights for me to list so I will limit myself to the amazing escape plan from revenge of the surf boarding killer bikini vampire girls used in Legion or my favourite line from the entire series "Ah, smug mode".
I only have fairly vague memories of Red Dwarf, I would have watched it some time after The Brittas Empire, I can remember finding Rimmer decidedly ordinary (compared to Mr Brittas that is) but I liked it non the less. I can't remember any specific episodes, well apart from the Can't Smeg, won't Smeg cross over with Can't Cook, Won't Cook... Who could possibly forget that! Anwyay I watched an episode (Gunman of the Apocalypse) just to refresh my memory a little. I can't really add much more than that... But it was pretty damn good, wasn't it!
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I have a pretty strong recollection of the time my girlfriend went to a Red a Dwarf convention, and she just KEPT going ON about it...
My earliest memory is from when I was a kid and couldn't sleep, so I went downstairs to inform my parents and they were watching the episode where we were told the history of the Cat's civilisation. My parents had to explain how the guy with pointy teeth actually was a cat, and I found the whole thing fascinating. It wasn't until some years later that I got to see the show again, and actually appreciated the humour too this time!
I've liked all seasons in their own way, but I did get the impression Rob Grant was more the comedy one and Doug Naylor is weighted more to the sci-fi nerd side of things. Favourite episode is probably Back To Reality; when it was on I knew it was the last in the season but had no idea if the show was coming back, so they did have me going for a while thinking they might be ending the series with that revelation!
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