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Red Dwarf - Series 8 (DVD)
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Red Dwarf - Series 8 (DVD)
Advantages: Very Funny
Red Dwarf series 8.
This wonderfully funny and fantastically written show ran for eight series and almost had a film made, sadly not to be.
Craig Charles - Dave Lister
Arnold J Rimmer - Chris Barrie
Cat - Danny John-Jules
Kryten - Robert Llewellyn
Holy was played by two people, Norman Lovett and later Hattie Hayridge. Although Norman did return later in the series.
Kristine Kochanski was also played by two people Clare Grogan and then later by ChloŽ Annett.
Kryten was initially played by David Ross but thankfully he did not stay in the role.
It had a simple premise, The Red Dwarf Mining ship has a radiation leak which kills all of the crew except Dave who is in Null space put there as a punishment for bringing a cat aboard the ship and then refusing to surrender it up to the captain.
He is the only survivor, except that is for the cat which was deep in the bowls of the ship and was pregnant at the time it was brought aboard. Over the generation it in breeds and generation after generation of cats lie there until the final and only a single cat is left. CAT.
Cat is the off spring of a cripple and an idiot!
And boy does it show.
The ship, Holly, keeps Dave alive until the radiation disperses, 3 MILLION YEARS!
Holly creates Rimmer as a holograph; Rimmer was Dave's nemesis when alive. They hated each other but Holly knows that Rimmer will keep Dave sane.
Finally in series 2 Kryten is brought into the series. He is a cleaning obsessed robot. They find him tending to the needs of three dead corpses aboard a crashed spaceship
45. Back in the Red: Part I
46. Back in the Red: Part II
49. Krytie TV
50. Pete: Part I
51. Pete: Part II
52. Only the Good
The series, although base on a simple idea soon wraps that premise in all manner of madness and clever time shifts. New and old characters come and go, old loves even Holly changes sex at one point.
A wonderfully inventive series that reinvented itself with super ideas along the way, great actors, excellent plot lines and superb effects and special effects make the entire Red Dwarf series timeless and forever funny.
Summary: Worth your time
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