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Digital channel Dave appears to have canned a planned part of its Easter Red Dwarf celebration, if a message posted on Twitter by cast member Robert Llewellyn is anything to go by. To recap, Dave recently announced that it would on Friday 10 April broadcast the first installment of Red Dwarf: Back to Earth, followed by the …

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Heart

There is a god

Big Suse and Red Dwarf - together.

<sigh>

/contentment

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good

the unplugged ep sounded like a filmed rehearsal anyway

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Good

It sounded like a *terrible* idea, like something you'd see at a bad Red Dwarf convention.

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Unhappy

awww

any reduction is bad !!!!!!

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Phwoar

I believe that Sophie Winkleman is rather attractive. Of course, Sophie is not quite as nice as Miss Bee (who is ace!).

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Hope she's not Kochanski...

Don' get me wrong, from what I've seen she's a good actress, and I like Big Suze, but there's only one Kochanski and that's Ms Grogan.

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Don't care

not going to watch it anyway, it's bound to be crap.

This is necrophilia - taking something that's been dead for years and screwing it up.

What will they do next, remake the A-Team or something?

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in other words..

its just a scripted show.

advertised as one thing changed [intentionally?] at the last minute and delivered as another..

In the same way internet supermarkets swap your items when the similar items are near sell by..

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Twitspeed

Hmm - so this pops up on El Reg 2 days after the event? I hereby declare a new standard measure, Twitspeed (T), defined as the relative difference in time between something appearing on Twitter and it being picked up by 'traditional' media (sorry, not meant to be a slur on good old El Reg).

El Reg currently stands at T+2 - or T++ for the code geeks out there.

Mine's the one with the tenuous connection dangling out the pocket.

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Anything Red Dwarf is better than it never ending

I can't wait till whatever it is they make comes to the US market, will probably have to wait a year after its original broadcast, as usual :P

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In a ships disco far far from here....

Beers all round!

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@Twitspeed

T++ != T+2 (oh wait this is undefined behaviour, so maybe it might be)

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Unhappy

should have stopped at series 6

see above title...

having a ship full of people *TOTALLY* killed all the dynamics of the series...

i think this sums it up nicely

Holly: They're dead, Dave.

Lister: Who is?

Holly: Everybody, Dave.

and leave it that way.

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@Jase Wickham

> El Reg currently stands at T+2 - or T++ for the code geeks out there.

Wouldn't that be T+1?

Surely you mean (T++)++;

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IT Angle

Big time Dave

All credit to them for trying to make something new rather that take credit for all the repeats they show.

After watching a few old ones I find that its actually a bit crap...but will obviously appeal to all the IT weirdos who have no taste. (You know the ones that think Doctor Who is good...)

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Jase Wickham wrote:

> El Reg currently stands at T+2 - or T++ for the code geeks out there.

> Mine's the one with the tenuous connection dangling out the pocket.

And it says "off by one" on the back.

Cameron Colley wrote:

> Don' get me wrong, from what I've seen she's a good actress, and I

> like Big Suze, but there's only one Kochanski and that's Ms Grogan.

While agreeing with the sentiment, strictly there were two; remember

Chloe Annett?

Stephen Sherry wrote:

> Anything Red Dwarf is better than it never ending

Reluctantly I beg to differ. I loved Red Dwarf, but like many

successful shows, it ran for one series too many. The last series was

below par.

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Err good I think?

Nothing good could have come of this anyway. I have no faith whatsoever in this bunch coming up with anything remotely funny on the spur of the moment. At best it would probably feature some crude attempt at slapstick and a bunch of shit jokes about body parts or smells.

Seems all TV is on the cheap these days, and if they can't even be bothered to get some decent script writers and involve a bit of technology then don't waste the airtime. Although I suppose when you compare it to most of the drivel the networks shove out, even an unscripted and unplugged version of Red Dwarf would look good.

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Dead Vulture

Should have called it a day after series 6

Red dwarf is great and all, but series 7 was awful and 8 only slightly better. Series 6 finished in such style ..... they should have left it at that.

I guess that Rimmer needs a pension topup

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Dave?

So where will i be able to watch top gear when red dwarf unplugged is on?

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@Jase Wickham

Surly in most programing languages T++ would only increment it to T+1?

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I'm scared..

It's going to be rubbish, isn't it :(

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RE: Twitspeed

T+2 <> T++

T++ = T+1

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Susan in Narnia ?

That was Anna Popplewell.

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Re: Don't care

"What will they do next, remake the A-Team or something?"

There's already a film in the works for 2010-ish.

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Sadly

Red Dwarf has never been like dogs milk. You can tell when it's gone off.

For me, the first two series were near flawless, every episode was excellent. The next four were patchy, but turned out some really superb episodes, along with a few "meh" ones, especially where Rimmer faded out. The last two were weak, could have been done better, and threw away too much of the premise of the original.

Still, I'll hope for the best for the new episodes.

And yes, Grogan is Kochanski. (Sorry Chloe, not your fault, you landed a duff one there, it's like trying to play Dracula after Christopher Lee - you can try, but you'll never quite get it)

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Rimmer - My Arse !!

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Coat

I'm sorry Dave

I'm afraid I can't do that. Sorry, wrong space programme.

Grabs coat and runs for the exit.

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Dead Vulture

There is hope

There's no reason to write the red dwarf series off yet. They're trying to do the right thing - for example, there no canned laughter in these specials - and to be fair, they're all writing original scripts for it (no copies of the dreadful "finishing" series books with the GELFs and all).

Hopefully they'll realise that this is their swansong and that if they get it wrong they genuinely will kill their own legacy.

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