Red Dwarf is soooooo funny! Thank goodness for public television! My friend Wade introduced me to Red Dwarf at work. When we worked in K-Mart in the electronics department, he would put Red Dwarf on the 20 or 30 TVs they had there. After watching a couple of episodes, I was hooked. I especially enjoy the earlier episodes. Many people don’t like them because they are really low budget and almost solely character driven. That’s why I like them so much. Past season three the comedy and character development is toned back to make more room for sci-fi themes. I like the episodes less and less as proceed through to the end of the sixth season. I hope the show gets better. My favorite episode is Marooned. It has the perfect blend of sci-fi and character interaction.
Red Dwarf 1 1. The End 2. Future Echoes 5. Confidence and Paranoia 3. Balance of Power 6. Me2
This is where it all began. This low budget space comedy unknowingly would become super-popular. The cheesy sets, the sometimes horrid sound recording (which continues on through season 5), the ultra sloppy Lister. I love it! This and the 2nd and 3rd seasons are my favorites!
Red Dwarf 2 7. Kryten 10. Stasis Leak 8. Better Than Life 11. Queeg 9. Thanks for the Memory 12. Parallel Universe
This season has so many funny parts! “Androids. Everybody needs good androids.” He he he! Better than life was hilarious. “Arrrrnooooold where are the nappy sacks?” Thanks for the memory had a strange ending. Stasis Leak showed the first real “goof up” as far as Lister’s quest to get home was concerned. In this episode he could have stayed in the past and got off the ship for good, but then, we wouldn’t have a show anymore. 🙂 Queeg was wonderful. It seem that Grant Naylor tried to have an episode centered around each character in this season. Holly pulling one of the best jokes EVER. I would have died if I had to live for the rest of my life under Queeg! That was good. Parallel Universe was of course the first appearance of the female Holly and the alternate Red Dwarf crew. As you have noticed, these first two seasons have had little Sci-Fi in them. they are mostly about the people on Red Dwarf. That changes in season 3 on…….
Red Dwarf 3 13. Backwards 16. Body Swap 14. Marooned 17. Timeslides 15. Polymorph 18. The Last Day
It is hard to say which is my favorite season, but if I had to give an answer it would be season 3. “Wait a minute. I never used to be a man!” He he he! Backwards was the very first Red Dwarf episode I had ever seen. The Last Day was a riot. “Its Marlyin Monroe!” “Its a robot kit.” “She’s a robot?! You’re kidding!”
Red Dwarf 4 19. Camille 22. White Hole 20. DNA 23. Dimension Jump 21. Justice 24. Meltdown
Red Dwarf 5 25. Holoship 28. Quarantine 26. Inquisitor 29. Demons and Angels 27. Terrorform 30. Back to Reality
Red Dwarf 6 31. Psirens 34. Emohawk 32. Legion 35. Rimmerworld 33. Gunmen of the Apocalypse 36. Out of Time
Red Dwarf 7 34. Tikka to Ride 38. Heartache 35. Stoke me a Clipper 39. Beyond a Joke 36. Ouroboros 40. Epideme 37. Duct Soup 41. Nanarchy
I must tell you , I was expecting the worse here. I have heard a lot of bad stuff about season 7. I have been pleasantly surprised. Its not that bad! Better still, it pretty good. Maybe its that cinematic look of the new type of camera they use, or the computer generated special effects. Or maybe its because there is more original material than last season. Sheesh! Season 6 was nothing but old material redone again. Of course its not as good as seasons 1,2,&3 but its pretty fun to watch. I think that the focus of the show has changed as well. Its no longer ‘try to get back to earth’, its bum around the universe and have a laugh. I guess.
Red Dwarf 8
WOW! This series REALLY caught me off guard! Its GREAT!!!!!!!!