posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 04:05 PM
Ah what can I say I've been a dwarfer since I was lucky enough to see the very first episode quite by chance when it was first aired.
I mean it was totally different to anything else at the time.The relationshi between Lister and Rimmer who detested each other and everything the
other stood for made for some raw,cutting dialogue that made it so funny.
Then with the vain,cool Cat,bumbling yet knowing Holly and the situation which added a degree of science fiction bordering on the metaphysical that
was often quite pointed there was nothing quite like Red Dwarf at the time.
The first to fifth series were in my view the classic Dwarf,with the 1st,3rd and 5th being the best.
The sixth wasnt bad but it seemed to lose those witty scripts,sharp dialogue and clever little plot twists each episode that had been the hallmark of
its success relying more on familiar gags you could see coming.
So I have to admit it was with a touch of excitement but a healthy dose of recent experience that I greeted the start of Red Dwarf X,a new series
going out of my birthday of all days.
I have to admit at a small degree of surprise at the first two episodes.Ok it wasnt breaking new ground or a return to the glory days but they'd made
the effort which goes a long way but the 3rd episode shown a few days ago had me in stitches with the business about Jesus,great stuff and it bodes
well that the series is getting into its stride now.
Up the Ziggernaut,lickety split