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Old 19-10-2012, 13:41   #221
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I didn't get why they went to India? Is it a secret rule of comedy that you don't take liberties with the history of lemons?

I'd find it a lot more believable that they found lemons in the middle east in 23AD than them finding (more than one) Jesus in India.

All in all I found it disappointing, though there were a few great lines every now and then.

Edit - also loved Rimmer's calculator.

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Old 19-10-2012, 17:15   #222
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The weakest so far, but I still thought a couple of the gags were good and I did enjoy the episode overall. I still rather rewatch it over any of season 7.
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Old 19-10-2012, 17:21   #223
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I didn't get why they went to India?
It would've been better if they just started off in India instead of winding up in England for twelve seconds and having to walk to India for six months.
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Old 19-10-2012, 17:38   #224
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As someone who doesn't remember much of the last 2 seasons and have (thankfully) blanked out the god-awful 3 episode special - can someone tell me where Kochanski is? Dave's mentioned her a couple of times now but I have no idea if they're trying to find her or is she's on Red Dwarf.
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Old 19-10-2012, 17:49   #225
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She run off in Blue Midget

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Old 19-10-2012, 19:33   #226
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I think the issue may be that Lister hasn't got the comic timing anymore, the funny dialogue he doesn't seem to deliver that well in the latest series. Comparing it directly with the "Greeks bearing gifts" bit from the Inquisitor episode. He just seems a lot more forced
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Old 19-10-2012, 20:54   #227
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Maybe its either, they are getting old and people change over time so how they are on screen has changed, or maybe its because the writers are getting older and people change over time and there scripts have reflected more on how they think what we want to see again, its not the old RD its a newer RD in there minds. Or maybe its because were all older and our humor has changed and we expect something different or comparing it to our younger selves and younger selves of the actors and script writers.... basically were all older, things change.
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Old 19-10-2012, 23:23   #228
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When I watched the first episode of the new series I didn't really enjoy it because I was noticing the difference in the way the laughter track was used and so on but I've come to really like that first episode now. In comparison the second episode was very forced and (I'm sorry but) it was just not funny. In the third episode I thought they all seemed more relaxed and if the concept had been better used I think it could have been a good episode. I agree that Lister doesn't have the timing and delivery he once did, Rimmer on the other hand has been really good.
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Old 20-10-2012, 09:09   #229
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I blame Coronation Street
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Old 20-10-2012, 11:02   #230
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I certainly enjoyed what I've seen so far its not been brilliant but not as terrible as I was expecting and I wasn't a fan of any of the series after series 6, Just Wish Holly or Hilly were in it tho that would bump it up a notch or two, Also Kryten's make up seems a bit off this time, It looks more like the Non-Robert Llewellyn Kryten from series 2
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Old 20-10-2012, 12:02   #231
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As someone who doesn't remember much of the last 2 seasons and have (thankfully) blanked out the god-awful 3 episode special - can someone tell me where Kochanski is? Dave's mentioned her a couple of times now but I have no idea if they're trying to find her or is she's on Red Dwarf.
I'm glad they haven't found Kochanski. The actress who played her, Chloe Annett, nice girl, but she was mis-cast & just wasn't funny & the harder she tried the less funny she got. Series ten is OK, but not as funny or sharp as the early stuff.

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Maybe its either, they are getting old and people change over time so how they are on screen has changed, or maybe its because the writers are getting older and people change over time and there scripts have reflected more on how they think what we want to see again, its not the old RD its a newer RD in there minds. Or maybe its because were all older and our humor has changed and we expect something different or comparing it to our younger selves and younger selves of the actors and script writers.... basically were all older, things change.
Or maybe it's because rob grant stopped writing with Doug Baylor after series 6 ? And it needs both of them not just one ?
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Old 21-10-2012, 07:29   #233
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I think the issue may be that Lister hasn't got the comic timing anymore, the funny dialogue he doesn't seem to deliver that well in the latest series. Comparing it directly with the "Greeks bearing gifts" bit from the Inquisitor episode. He just seems a lot more forced
craig charles also actually sounds different since he got his teeth capped or crowned, whatever it's called.
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Old 21-10-2012, 07:36   #234
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craig charles also actually sounds different since he got his teeth capped or crowned, whatever it's called.
He does, he's lost his accent.
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Old 25-10-2012, 20:01   #235
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Old 25-10-2012, 20:44   #236
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Much better than last week, more gags and was pretty good in places. For me it was trying too hard to be like it used to be by borrowing from episodes of old series, justice, emohawk, backwards and a few others. Space cor directives were not bad but been done before and better. Its like Red Dwarf but without the edge, think its the age thing again. All in all I enjoyed it but spent more time looking for problems than being engrossed in it.
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Old 25-10-2012, 21:10   #237
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That felt like a classic Dwarf episode.
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Old 25-10-2012, 21:55   #238
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Thought it was probably the best episode of the series. Yes, a bit of a mix of the old stuff and the Belgs (was that it?) were pretty much the Gelfs, but it was good fun nonetheless and had plenty of good jokes in it.
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Old 25-10-2012, 22:14   #239
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Yeah that was a good one!
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Good episode tonight, really felt back in the grove.

And whilst I still think RD-X is Red Dwarf by numbers, borrowing bits from previous episodes a bit much, it is hitting the parts that RD 7/8/BTE failed to reach. I think that's done on purpose, playing a bit safe, because if it missed the mark this time I think it was the definite end of Red Dwarf.

I really hope we get a RD-XI, the return to some form this series must give confidence the series is back on track and Naylor can take a few more risks with the script. Then maybe we'll get the new classic like Queeg, Polymorph or 4 horseman rather than the very good episodes we have now
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