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Old 12-04-2011, 17:05   #1
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Red Dwarf series 10 - CONFIRMED

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/...-10-production



Bring back the studio audience!
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Old 12-04-2011, 17:11   #2
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Great news! Had very low expectations for Back to Earth so actually quite enjoyed it. Hope this will be better though.
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Old 12-04-2011, 17:15   #3
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Back to Earth was dreadful, and this is coming from someone who enjoyed series 7 and 8. No more please.
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It needs to be GRANT/NAYLOR or it is just not going to work. This is what happens when you have a 'good ideas' man and a 'good jokes' man working together. When they spilt up...you end up with what RD eventually turned into.

The final insult? Sorry but Back To Earth really was dreadful. To turn them almost into parodies of thier own charcters was just an insult and a clear indication that the ideas reserve had finally hit empty. Didn't anyone even look at a script before signing any cheques?

I don't believe that anyone should have to set their expectations 'low' for an established entitiy as RD or TREK or BATMAN or 007. You know what they are, you know how they were...if the new one does not match, then it is a lesser product.

A bit like the attempted spin-offs for BAYLON 5, most of which were pretty weewee-poor...and I TOTALLY LOVE B5.

It was nice to see the guys 'in the saddle' one last time though, but that one really needs to be the last.

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Old 12-04-2011, 18:10   #5
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Haven't we already got a thread for this (and had the same tired discussion) and wasn't a new series confirmed ages ago?

I think I'm more tired of hearing people say it shouldn't come back than it actually coming back..

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Old 12-04-2011, 19:26   #6
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There is nothing more damming in Back to Earth than the inclusion of Coronation Street. That was what the Red Dwarf demographic was calling out for all those years.

They need to go back to basics if they are going to do another series. A few guys going crazy stuck out in a deep space. No more handy time travelling/dimension jumping devices that let them do what they hell they want. It's cheap and boring.

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Old 12-04-2011, 20:00   #7
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A new series of Red Dwarf could be great. The cast getting older isn't necessarily a barrier. Just make it a comedy about middle aged people stranded in deep space rather than pretending that they are still in their twenties. And make it a sitcom rather than the space adventure show it seemed to be trying to be more and more as the years went on.

As said, could be great but Mr Naylor really could do with bringing on some good quality comedy writers to make this work. Conceptually he's generally good and will be a good producer and creative 'overlord' but he doesn't work well alone and my feeling is Red Dwarf is better off dead than being feeble.

Back to Earth had it's moments and, for me, also showed that Red Dwarf 'could' work again. Particularly as Craig Charles is a much more rounded actor now. But it was hampered by some headline-grabbing ideas and a script that relied on trotting out tired catchphrases and funny voices. Shame really as the general idea of the story wasn't bad...
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Old 12-04-2011, 20:48   #8
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Maybe budget constraints will help it somewhat and it'll be about a couple of guys who hate each other stuck sharing a room! Loved the early series!

Not saying it'll be great, but it is great to have my fave series back on TV, if only so they'll be a few repeats on Dave
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Old 12-04-2011, 22:35   #9
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Much as I loved the first 6 series, and even bits of the 8th, maybe it should be 10 and out. Wrap it up once and for all.

That or back to wobbly sets and the boys from the Dwarf. Kill off Kochanski, preferably in a freak pole dancing accident.
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Old 13-04-2011, 10:57   #10
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I suppose if its a ratings hit for the station it may keep going, and no offence to the RD team, they hardly seem inundated with work.

Always thought the series could do with finishing off, in the early series there was some desire to get back to earth, in later ones they seemed happy just tootling around and fighting aliens. It worked for Star Trek Voyager!

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I suppose they could actually explain what the hell happened between series 8 and Back to Earth. Continuity-wise, it made no sense at all...
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I can see this ending up as Last of The Summer Wine in Space
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Anyone lucky enough to get tickets to be in the audience? Went within 30 mins upon release on Friday?

Filming starts in December

http://www.lostintv.com/tv_show.cfm?...1C96E4E647A1BF

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I'm afraid I wasn't lucky enough to get tickets to be in the audience.
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Back to live audience filiming? That sounds a bit promising.
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In the age of twitter and internet, how will they keep a lid on the plots etc?
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Back to Earth was gash, couldn't even bring myself to watch the 3rd episode. Love RD, cautiously optimistic that it's back in a studio at last.
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Like that would make much of a difference. I'm afraid the series hasn't been as good since the writing partnership dissolved and that was in 1993.
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Old 18-11-2011, 17:32   #19
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Realised I had an unopened copy of Red Dwarf VIII today. Haven't seen it since the original TV airing but I'm enjoyingly it alot (apart from Kochanski). Return to form after VII, hopefully X will be a good one.

Not seen Back to Earth yet.
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Back to live audience filiming? That sounds a bit promising.
All 8 series and back to earth were all filmed in front of a live studio audience.

It's just nobody was laughing since that rimmer song in series 7
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