Red Dwarf New Series!!!

Red Dwarf New Series!!!

Postby Trina » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:11 pm

The Red Dwarf crew will come back to Earth when the show returns this Easter, 21 years since the science fiction series first blasted off.

For eight series totalling 52 episodes, Dave Lister wanted to return to his home planet. Now, at last, he has - in Red Dwarf: Back To Earth.

Written and directed by Red Dwarf co-creator Doug Naylor, the new show reunites Chris Barrie as Rimmer, Craig Charles as Lister, Danny John-Jules as Cat and Robert Llewellyn as Kryten.

The two-part series Red Dwarf: Back To Earth, will kick start a Red Dwarf Easter weekend from Good Friday on TV channel Dave.

This will be followed by Red Dwarf: Unplugged, a "no holds barred" episode with no sets, no effects - and no autocue.

The weekend will climax with Red Dwarf: The Making Of Back To Earth, a behind-the-scenes special from the new production.

Dave will reveal news snippets from the production at joindave.co.uk.

Red Dwarf is Dave's biggest commission yet and its first foray into scripted comedy.

The offbeat series, set in space, has enjoyed phenomenal success since it first aired in 1988 on BBC2.

It brought in more than eight million viewers for series eight, sold 7.25 million DVD and videos worldwide, broadcast in some 25 territories worldwide and won International Emmy and British Comedy Awards.

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Re: Red Dwarf New Series!!!

Postby Fordy » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:14 pm

Get in, i love red dwarf

although this could go very bad lol
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Re: Red Dwarf New Series!!!

Postby Good_Eye_Sniper » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:16 pm

Potentially a really bad idea.

Red Dwarf was hilarious when it first aired, but towards the end it went c-r-a-p!

I'd be interested to see what they do with it though :think:
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Re: Red Dwarf New Series!!!

Postby Reverend Gooner » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:42 pm

I fear for this, i hope they are not going to regret it.

These things don't normally work out, the Blackadder comebacks were really good but that is because there was still alot of material our there which they utlilised, i don't really know what red dwarf has to offer. The back to earth thing is new but i fear they will fill it with cliches and things we expect, nothing too original, i hope i am wrong.

I also heard that Craig Charles will be playing 5 different characters in the new shows.
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Re: Red Dwarf New Series!!!

Postby Yorkyblue » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:50 am

I'm a huge RD fan but this scares the shit out of me. What is strange though is that they can get the money, Charles, Barry, John-Jules and Llewellyn together for this but couldn't for the movie.

No Rob Grant still, probably going to be shit and hi-tech.
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Re: Red Dwarf New Series!!!

Postby Good_Eye_Sniper » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:04 pm

Yorkyblue wrote:I'm a huge RD fan but this scares the shit out of me. What is strange though is that they can get the money, Charles, Barry, John-Jules and Llewellyn together for this but couldn't for the movie.

No Rob Grant still, probably going to be shit and hi-tech.

Thing is mate, this is just a 2 part special. A movie would be a wholly different prospect.

One of the key obstacles during Red Dwarf's hay day, to having a movie, was that the humour is particularly "British". When they tried to green light a movie, company execs in the States wanted to do all sorts of ridiculous shit with the format (eg. they wanted Cat to be a woman).

I think it'll be easier to pitch something that's going to be ostensibly for a British audience, than try to keep everyone happy for what would be a global audience.

As I said before though, this has massive potential to go tits up, sadly
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Re: Red Dwarf New Series!!!

Postby Yorkyblue » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:58 pm

Did you ever see the US pilot episode? It was shocking lol.
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Re: Red Dwarf New Series!!!

Postby Good_Eye_Sniper » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:04 pm

Yorkyblue wrote:Did you ever see the US pilot episode? It was shocking lol.

Avoided it like the plague mate!!
Thought it might have been :rofll:
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Re: Red Dwarf New Series!!!

Postby Yorkyblue » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:07 pm

Good_Eye_Sniper wrote:
Yorkyblue wrote:Did you ever see the US pilot episode? It was shocking lol.

Avoided it like the plague mate!!
Thought it might have been :rofll:


It's one of those things you just have to watch though! It does make you cringe at the same time.
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Re: Red Dwarf New Series!!!

Postby Good_Eye_Sniper » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:13 pm

Yorkyblue wrote:
Good_Eye_Sniper wrote:
Yorkyblue wrote:Did you ever see the US pilot episode? It was shocking lol.

Avoided it like the plague mate!!
Thought it might have been :rofll:


It's one of those things you just have to watch though! It does make you cringe at the same time.




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Re: Red Dwarf New Series!!!

Postby Yorkyblue » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:54 pm

They ruined one of my fave red dwarf jokes there. :(
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Re: Red Dwarf New Series!!!

Postby Fordy » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:55 pm

I know this could suck big time but for some reason i can't wait for it

Red dwarf was it when i was at school, its all anyone talked about
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Re: Red Dwarf New Series!!!

Postby Yorkyblue » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:20 am

Tonights the night! I'll have to watch on Dave Ja Vue an hour later cos I'm off strraight to rugby after work.

3 new episodes, all starting at 10pm tonight, Saturday and Sunday. :D

10 f***ing years I've waited for this. :D
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Re: Red Dwarf New Series!!!

Postby djaxster » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:42 am

looking forward to it this weekend mett craig charles once at a charity do and he stayed and had a drink with me and my mates v funny man
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Re: Red Dwarf New Series!!!

Postby TheLittleMozart » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:57 am

Tbh Ive never actually found this series funny.... or any good for that matter :dontknow:
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