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Red Dwarf
Topic by: Cinenaut
Posted: September 23, 2003 - 10:58 AM PDT
Last Reply: May 17, 2005 - 6:49 AM PDT

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author topic: Red Dwarf
Cinenaut
post #1  on September 23, 2003 - 10:58 AM PDT  
I just watched Red Dwarf, series 2. When will series 3 be released on DVD? What's the status of Red Dwarf - The Movie?

Doesn't this thread icon look like Kryton?
dpowers
post #2  on September 23, 2003 - 12:11 PM PDT  
looks like series 3 is due in the UK november 3rd or so, series 4 to follow soon after that.
Cinenaut
post #3  on September 23, 2003 - 5:41 PM PDT  
> On September 23, 2003 - 12:11 PM PDT dpowers wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> looks like series 3 is due in the UK november 3rd or so, series 4 to follow soon after that.
> ---------------------------------

I went here and found this:

Q: When are the other Red Dwarf DVDs coming out?
A: Two DVDs will be coming out every year. Following the release of Series I in November 2002 and Series II in February 2003, all other series will come out in the same Nov-Feb pattern. These UK/Region 2 dates will be approximately the same for Australia/Region 4, but keep an eye on the Red Hot News. America/Region 1 plan to release pairs of series together, always in February.

Q: When will the Red Dwarf Movie be released?
A: It is anticipated that the movie will enter full production in September 2003, with a release date of Fall/Winter 2004. The latest information on the film can be found on the Movie Deck.


dpowers
post #4  on September 23, 2003 - 8:13 PM PDT  
that's a answer, that doesn't count.

it does look like kryton. how were the first two seasons?
dpowers
post #5  on September 23, 2003 - 8:14 PM PDT  
missingpleis! why did the word "real" appear in my head between "a" and "answer" but not appear on the page? something wrong with my keyboard.
Cinenaut
post #6  on September 24, 2003 - 8:40 AM PDT  
I haven't watched Season 1. Well, I might have watched it in the 80s. Season 2 was good, low budget British sci-fi humor fun. Word has it that Season 1 sucks, but I'm going to rent it and find out for myself.
RHorsman
post #7  on September 24, 2003 - 10:39 AM PDT  
> On September 24, 2003 - 8:40 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I haven't watched Season 1. Well, I might have watched it in the 80s. Season 2 was good, low budget British sci-fi humor fun. Word has it that Season 1 sucks, but I'm going to rent it and find out for myself.
> ---------------------------------


Seasons one and two are the finest of the series, IMHO. They have the best balance between science fiction and comedy. However, seasons three and up have Robert Llewellyn as Kryton in their favor so it all evens out.
larbeck
post #8  on September 24, 2003 - 11:53 AM PDT  
> On September 24, 2003 - 10:39 AM PDT RHorsman wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Seasons one and two are the finest of the series, IMHO. They have the best balance between science fiction and comedy. However, seasons three and up have Robert Llewellyn as Kryton in their favor so it all evens out.
> ---------------------------------
Normally, I like to say things like "respectfully I disagree" and being diplomatic and gentle but for some reason "Red Dwarf" makes me want to scream and be rude. But I will restrain myself - you are good people and I don't want to be offensive.

But I just don't understand the attraction. Not in a world with great little scifi shows like "Blake 7" or "Starhunter" and great, great stuff by the terabyte. But then I am the type that can only stand "Mystery Science Ficton Theater 2000" or "Southpark" only for about five minutes and I never was much of a "Dr. Who"
JHeneghan
post #9  on September 24, 2003 - 12:07 PM PDT  
Blake 7 is coming out on DVD Real Soon Now. I am debating whether to get the series myself or asking GC to stock it.
RHorsman
post #10  on September 24, 2003 - 12:11 PM PDT  
> On September 24, 2003 - 11:53 AM PDT larbeck wrote:
> ---------------------------------

> But I just don't understand the attraction. Not in a world with great little scifi shows like "Blake's 7"...>

From Douglas Adams' and John Lloyd's "The Meaning of Liff" (online here):

Clackavoid(n.)- Technical BBC term for a page of dialogue from Blake's Seven.

Not to start some geeked-up Brit sci-fi flamewar/pissing contest...
Cinenaut
post #11  on September 24, 2003 - 4:05 PM PDT  
Is Blake's 7 a comedy? Red Dwarf is all about the yucks.
larbeck
post #12  on September 24, 2003 - 8:26 PM PDT  
> On September 24, 2003 - 4:05 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Is Blake's 7 a comedy? Red Dwarf is all about the yucks.
> ---------------------------------
Oh, Red Dwarf is funny? Really??????

Well, you know, we have our opinion. No, "Blake 7" was never intended to be a comedy and neither is "Starhunter". But they are entertaining and interesting.

Now, "The Hitchhiker's Galaxy to the Galaxy", THAT'S funny. Or "Galaxy Quest".

But no. Not "Red Dwarf".
hamano
post #13  on September 24, 2003 - 10:21 PM PDT  
> On September 24, 2003 - 8:26 PM PDT larbeck wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Oh, Red Dwarf is funny? Really??????
> But no. Not "Red Dwarf".
> ---------------------------------

Red Dwarf is the most consistently and thoroughly funny show on PBS since they stopped showing Mr. Bean!
msilenus
post #14  on September 25, 2003 - 9:08 AM PDT  
larbeck why did you come onto this thread which has RED DWARF in big letters just to comment on how much you DONT like Red Dwarf...jeesh
Cinenaut
post #15  on September 25, 2003 - 9:28 AM PDT  
I can't defend Red Dwarf's humor. A lot of it is pretty goofy. The deadpan delivery of Holly, the ship's computer amuses me.
larbeck
post #16  on September 25, 2003 - 10:41 AM PDT  
> On September 25, 2003 - 9:08 AM PDT msilenus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> larbeck why did you come onto this thread which has RED DWARF in big letters just to comment on how much you DONT like Red Dwarf...jeesh
> ---------------------------------

Oh, I don't know....it didn't say "For the Love of Red Dwarf only". I have an opinion and a strong one and I thought I would express it. I'm done now. I did indulge in a bit of playful teasing about my opinion and truthfully, I like you guys and I am sorry if I offended anyone. Don't mind me. I would have not posted this, if I was not addressed directly.

Enjoy "Red Dwarf" all you want. What do I know? The original ending of Neon Genesis Evangelion is still my favorite and NO ONE else seems to agree with me there. Life goes on.
larbeck
post #17  on September 25, 2003 - 1:03 PM PDT  
BTW, I am just darn glad that I am in the topic or I would have NEVER find this link to the "The Meaning of Liff". Thank you, RHorsman!

But
>
>
> Not to start some geeked-up Brit sci-fi flamewar/pissing contest...
> ---------------------------------

[Skuld voice on]
You never let me have *ANY* fun!
JHeneghan
post #18  on September 26, 2003 - 10:36 AM PDT  
> On September 24, 2003 - 10:21 PM PDT hamano wrote:
>
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Red Dwarf is the most consistently and thoroughly funny show on PBS since they stopped showing Mr. Bean!
> ---------------------------------

Mr. Bean was Funny? Red Dwarf is Funny.
Cinenaut
post #19  on February 2, 2004 - 1:59 PM PST  
Scheduled for release Feb. 3:

Red Dwarf - Series 3
Red Dwarf - Series 4
MBooth
post #20  on June 16, 2004 - 6:35 AM PDT  
> On September 24, 2003 - 10:39 AM PDT RHorsman wrote:
> ---------------------------------
It did start to get lame around season 6-7, but really picked up again in season 8.

> > On September 24, 2003 - 8:40 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > I haven't watched Season 1. Well, I might have watched it in the 80s. Season 2 was good, low budget British sci-fi humor fun. Word has it that Season 1 sucks, but I'm going to rent it and find out for myself.
> > ---------------------------------
>
>
> Seasons one and two are the finest of the series, IMHO. They have the best balance between science fiction and comedy. However, seasons three and up have Robert Llewellyn as Kryton in their favor so it all evens out.
> ---------------------------------

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