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    It was nowhere near as good as the originals.

    No laughter track, this just left dead air after the jokes. I swear in the 1st episode it looked like Craig Charles was going to crack up when the other characters were reading their lines.

    The plot was non existent. The crews immediate acceptance that they are in a TV show in the 21st century, would you be as quick to believe you were actually from a play in the 17th Century? A complete rip off of Bladerunner. Only in the 3rd episode was there any hint of genius and that was due to rehashing the despair squid storyline.

    D- must do better!

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    Cost there was meant to be 4 ep which was a live episode but money stopped that and same reason not filiming in front of audience.
    It's crazy really. How big/popular to you have to be to get proper funding? Red Dwarf was and still is one of the most popular comedies around even after 10 years.

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    I thought it wasn't great but the third episode, with the squidy twist, saved it somewhat.

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    So What is it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    It was nowhere near as good as the originals.

    The crews immediate acceptance that they are in a TV show in the 21st century, would you be as quick to believe you were actually from a play in the 17th Century? A complete rip off of Bladerunner.
    Funny, i thought i was watching a science FICTION comedy. And as the 'rip off of Bladerunner' - that was part of the joke.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Funny, i thought i was watching a science FICTION comedy. And as the 'rip off of Bladerunner' - that was part of the joke.........
    Even comedy involves realism... :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Funny, i thought i was watching a science FICTION comedy. And as the 'rip off of Bladerunner' - that was part of the joke.........
    It should at least have some internal logic, they have encountered a despair squid before so they should have guessed that before the 3rd episode.

    The whole thing was obviously thought up to get them back on earth, promote the channel dave showing repeats and boost DVD sales. The rest of the plot was an afterthought.

    The blade runner pastiche was not funny, it only highlights how lazy the writers are that they could not be bothered to fill their time with anything new or original. If they had gone for a parody of some other Sci-Fi (terminator?) as well throughout the show then maybe it would have come off better.

    What made red dwarf great was it's inventive writing yes low budget but with quality comedy and ideas but this was just low budget rubbish.

    PS If anyone has not seen Bladerunner yet, go and watch it!

    A new life awaits you in the Off-world colonies! A chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaR5wVL9x2I"]YouTube - Blade Runner - Opening Scene[/ame]
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    The blade runner pastiche was not funny, it only highlights how lazy the writers are that they could not be bothered to fill their time with anything new or original. If they had gone for a parody of some other Sci-Fi (terminator?) as well throughout the show then maybe it would have come off better.
    Let me know when you knock up something better eh ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Let me know when you knock up something better eh ?
    Ahem...

    Criticism in terms of expectations means democratic judgment over the suitability of a subject for the intended purposes, as opposed to the authoritarian command, which is meant as an absolute realization of the authority's will, thus not open for debate. However all interpretations are subjective projections and have no inherent meaning.

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    Maybe they should have included this in it.....
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    It's a shame that I kinda saw the despair squid thing comming from the first episode, purely on the basis of its the only other squid they've encountered and was a classic episode......

    Didn't know where they would go with it though.

    Chris

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