Originally Posted by GuruGuru214
I wish I could say, but aside from Back to Earth, I don't think Red Dwarf has aired here since I was 12.
There's some awesome and very comprehensive DVDs available. Just saying.
My favourite series is series II. As for my favourite epsiodes (I like them all aside from series VIII so this is just my personal highlights)...
- Great use of a Sci-fi plotline.
- Very funny and it also provides an interesting thought in the form of; what would you do if you were stuck with an exact copy of yourself? When you're Rimmer you know the results won't be good!
Thanks for the Memory
- Easily, one of the most clever stories told within Red Dwarf. Plus, the scene with a drunken Rimmer and a fried egg and chilli chutney sandwich is a classic.
- Norman Lovett's episode. The twist at the end is brilliant and hilarious.
- A wonderful character study between Lister and Rimmer. Essentially, one extended bunk room type scene.
- Red Dwarf's unique spin on Alien and its ilk. Also featuring an extremely fake looking snake.
- A great concept which revolves around Rimmer and Lister swapping bodies, only for Rimmer to abuse his host's (already shaky) temple.
- It features a psychotic curry man, made from mutton vindaloo (who can only be defeated with lager; the one thing that will kill a curry). What's not to love?!
- A fantastic episode that's funny, creepy and full of character conflict all at once. The fact that it features Rimmer in a gingham dress certainly helps.
Demons and Angels
- An unnerving look into the demonic sides of the Red Dwarf crew. The fact that it features Rimmer in stockings and suspenders certainly helps.
Back to Reality
- An all time classic. Actually led people at the time to think that this was the end of the show due to its portrayal of the boys from the Dwarf having been in a videogame this whole time.
Gunmen of the Apocalypse
- An award winning show and rightly so. A tremendous mash up of the Science Fiction and Western genres (18 years prior to Cowboys and Aliens no less).
- A planet full of Rimmers?! Better get those worry balls on the go!
Out of Time
- A nailbiting cliffhanger is proceeded by an episode stuffed with more gags than old-Rimmer's belly is stuffed with roast suckling pig.
Tikka to Ride
- Aside from a huge continuity error that sees the time drive able to travel through both time AND space, this episode is very clever and finally answers the question of who shot J.F. Kennedy.
Stoke Me a Clipper
- Ace Rimmer returns and fills the crew and audience in on the characters true origins via a very poignant scene.
- Following Chris Barrie's departure from the series, it was not only nice to have another Rimmer episode but also a wonderful one that expands upon Lister and Rimmer's patchy relationship. Also happens to have Rimmsy and Listey kissing and a wonderful song at the end.
Beyond a Joke
- Kryten at his most prissy, which you either love or hate. I love!
Least Favourite Episodes
Better Than Life
- A fantastic script is sadly let down by a limited budget (where Rhyl beach doubles for paradise).
A vision of Heaven. I think I'd rather go to Hell
- This was amazing back in the day. However, sadly the episode has not aged too well due to the backwards effect being old hat these days.
- I just feel that the jokes fall a bit flat on this one. However, playing a game of Pool using planets is a genius concept.
- Another fantastic script let down by budget problems. A planet far out in deep space looks exactly like a park in London apparently. Still, the jokes are wonderful and the ending is dripping with pathos.
- Not bad, not great. Just is.
All 8 episodes. I won't harp on about the reasons though.
Overall Favorite Episode
- I just think this episode contains all the very best elements of Red Dwarf. Oh, did I also mention it has Rimmer WEARING A FREAKIN' GINGHAM DRESS!
"So, let me get this straight. You want to fly on a magic carpet to see the King of the Potato People and plead with him for your freedom, and you're telling me you are completely sane?!"
Overall Least Favourite Episode
Pete: Part 2
- Red Dwarf at its very worst. The moment where a dinosaur egg sprouts legs and runs away in a sped-up Benny Hill motion belongs in an episode of The Teletubbies, NOT Red Dwarf. Horrendous.
Here's some more information on Series X...
Doug Naylor took to the floor at this years Dimension Jump fan convention and answered some questions...
* Doug's focus is on a characterful series, coming back down to the 'intimate SF/sitcom' stylings of earlier series.
* Talkie Toaster might make a reappearance.
* Doug hopes to return to model effects - rather than CGI spaceships but this is dependant on budget.