Sunday, December 2, 2012

Red Dwarf X

Hugely impressed by the latest series of Red Dwarf - mind you, Back to Earth left me praying the show was dead, so that kind of quality leap shouldn't have been TOO hard to achieve. And so, I reflect my admiration via the medium of early 1980s bubblegum music. A true expression of my creative genius, I'm sure you'll all agree.


5 comments:

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Great video! Never heard the song before.

I loved Red Dwarf X, too. I think they finally hit the right balance between story-telling, jokes, and character building that gave them quite a bit of trouble from Series VII onwards. I was really taken aback by how much I enjoyed it, in fact.

The only episode that seemed a bit off to me was Lemons, I think because the setup was just so weird, but the writing won me over (What with the invention of the hessian bag and Jesus actually being a pretty common name..)

Also very surprised at the writers actually showing a concern for continuity. I never expected the weird fact that Lister is his own father to be brought up again, let alone used well in a storyline.

Youth of Australia said...

Great video! Never heard the song before.
Thanks. it's "The Young and the Old" by Madness.

I loved Red Dwarf X, too. I think they finally hit the right balance between story-telling, jokes, and character building that gave them quite a bit of trouble from Series VII onwards. I was really taken aback by how much I enjoyed it, in fact.
As was I. I was amazed when I finished Trojan and had not cringed with embarrassment through the whole thing.

I never expected the weird fact that Lister is his own father to be brought up again, let alone used well in a storyline.
It just struck me Season 7 would have been more interesting had they gone for that angle - imagine the laughs and conflicts from a broody Kochanski and Lister trying to bang his own mum.

But no. We get Duct Soup instead.

So, yeah, RDX rocks.

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Thanks. it's "The Young and the Old" by Madness.

I thought it sounded like them.

As was I. I was amazed when I finished Trojan and had not cringed with embarrassment through the whole thing.

It was very solid. Even the bits that seemed like weak jokes came back such as the joke about hitting a moose in Sweden.

But no. We get Duct Soup instead.

Yeah. That ep was real bad.

Youth of Australia said...

I think if you can't make "four comedy character stuck in a room annoying each other" work, you're in trouble.

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