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    Red Dwarf Series 1-8 for £16.97 delivered @ Tesco Entertainment

    Just the shows on DVD - no extras included. £16.97 delivered:

    Tesco Entertainment

    Use the voucher code: FTSL15-1 to get this price, as it takes 15% off the advertised price of £19.97!

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    Bargain!

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    Surprised it had so many series, I just didn't find it funny!

    When I was at school our GCSE R.E. assignment was based on 1 of the episodes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSNM-Carl View Post
    Surprised it had so many series, I just didn't find it funny!
    i thought I was the only one who thought that!

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    Certainly an acquired taste. I'm a huge fan, and will definitely say it's well worth that money Would buy it myself if I didn't have all the DVD's separately

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSNM-Carl View Post
    I just didn't find it funny!
    BLASPHEMER!!!! Wheres the Spanish inquisition when you need it?

    P.S. I know nobody expected the Spanish inquisition

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    I found Red Dwarf very funny but Black Adder was about as humorous as a nosebleed.

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    The first series of Red Dwarf was a little "meh", the show hit it's stride once all the characters were on board and melded, the "monster of the week" formula worked well, towards the end it trailed off, once the whole crew was brought back it kinda died for me.

    And the recent(ish) specials on Dave were appallingly bad, I cringed throughout most of it.

    I really REALLY loved the books though

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    The books rock. Like many people, I was hoping the movie (which ended up as said Dave specials) would be a re-telling of the story nearer to the books. Ok there's repetition but there's so much in the books not in the series which really is comedy gold.

    * imagines a line of lovers, strawberry sheathed, patiently queuing outside his wife's bedroom door *

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    +1 for the books being so good!

    Im a bit of a die hard tho, even the later episodes were good, just not as good as

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSNM-Carl View Post
    Surprised it had so many series, I just didn't find it funny!

    When I was at school our GCSE R.E. assignment was based on 1 of the episodes.

    Personally I think series 1 & 2 were superb situation comedy that happened to be set in space from 3 onwards it became a Sci-Fi comedy and went downhill, there was still some great episodes but the scripts didn't live upto the quality of series 1 & 2.

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    Makes you wonder - Series 1 and 2 were very cultish, yet bore inspiration to many sci-fi and comedy programs/films for years afterwards. Several episodes from later series, especially Legion and Gunmen of the Apocalypse bagged some serious awardage and for very good reason. Were series 1 and 2 slightly less of a cult thing at the time (christ, thats 22 years ago now - I feel old, I remember watching them on their first runs!) perhaps many of those scripts might have been forwarded for similar awards for scriptwriting.
    Funny really - even in the later series some of the scenes were also comedy gold and very strangely for the time, original. I think half the reason the Dave commissioned specials were not as well regarded as the others is the age in which they were shown. Comedy is not original now. It's all been done, and we have talentless gits like Ricky Gervais lapping up the credit for the laugh-dregs at the bottom of barrels scraped long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Comedy is not original now. It's all been done, and we have talentless gits like Ricky Gervais lapping up the credit for the laugh-dregs at the bottom of barrels scraped long ago.
    Couldn't agree more. Most is copied from other series'. And I hate Ricky Gervais with a passion. He's just so irritating!!

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    Look at the quality of comedy from that era - Red Dwarf, Black Adder, Filthy Rich & Catflap/Young Ones/Bottom, Python... I could go on... then look at the main names behind them - Ben Elton, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Mayall and Edmondson, Richard Curtis all worked together in many forms. Doug Naylor & Rob Grant did Red Dwarf but also did Jasper Carrot and Spitting image, where almost all of these Writers and actors all wrote and performed at some time. Spitting Image - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    They all had a relationship and all worked together at some point and I think its because of that we had that comedy era

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    I hate Mr. Gervais - he smiles like someone who has just realised they have a bit of poo stuck between their buttocks. He isn't funny at all - just really really irritating!

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