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?  OCTOBER 19, 2012  After two very decent episodes aboard deep-space mining vessel Red Dwarf, it felt it was time for series X to be a bit more adventurous. And thankfully,  Lemons  does just that. It’s classic Dwarf, with a ridiculous plot and some great gags. But perhaps the greatest quality of the episode is the chemistry of the four main characters. The first episode of series X was fairly Rimmer-heavy, while the second focussed almost exclusively on Lister. Lemons is a true four-hander, and allows the interplay between the show’s distinctive characters to really shine. Continuing from last week's unique spin on the grandfather paradox, Lemons tackles another classic Sci-Fi sub-genre: alternate history. The boys are installing a rejuvenation shower – it’s made by a Swedish company and comes in flat-pack form, so things don’t exactly go to plan. The boys are beamed back in time to Albion (England), 23 AD. They’re stranded. Why? Because a wormhole has closed? Nope: in typically mundane Dwarf fashion, it’s because the batteries in the time travel device have run out. Read More... //

epic failure

I didn't like the new ones at all. I love the others, but back to earth just didn't work at all, it didn't have the amazing story line combined with brilliant low budget sets. It just didn't work.

Red Dwarf: Back to Earth

When the Dwarf crew get a chance to return to Earth, it's not quite what they expect... Set nine years after the previous series (and for the characters after a mythical ninth series that saw Kochanski apparently die), Red Dwarf is back in this 21st Anniversary special commissioned by UKTV channel Dave. And the good news is that not only is the show back, but it's funny again. Losing the studio audience might have altered the way the series feels, but in fact it makes this three-part story work better. There are some genuine laugh out loud moments, as well as some nicely written scenes that provide a journey for each character. Making a virtue of the limited budget by setting half the story on contemporary Earth, the new series takes on a post-modern slant before settling into a homage to Blade Runner (repeated viewings will no doubt show even more intricate set details) combined with elements of the Patrick Troughton Doctor Who story The Mind Robber. Even Blade Runner's tacked-on ending, using footage shot for Kubrick's The Shining, gets the RD treatment. The pace of the first episode is necessarily slower than you might otherwise expect, given what's happened to the characters, but Back to Earth is well worth sticking with – and deserved to beat Skellig in the ratings! It's also put all the pieces in place for a tenth season, and if it can keep up the quality shown in this special, Red Dwarf deserves to be back on our screens. VERDICT: 8/10 Source


Red Dwarf is absolutely hilarious! Never fails to make me laugh. Shame about the dodgy time slot it had when it was on. "Quarantine" is my fave episode. It has you laughing the whole way through.

"...The mouse never wins. Not unless you believe those lying cartoons."

Red Dwarf is brilliant, particularly the episode "Gunmen of the Apocalypse." It's consistently silly, good natured, and irreverent, with a liberal helping of nonsequator weirdness.

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Red Dwarf is really funny at times but sometimes a bit BORING!!! fred-fred :(