The adventures of the last human being alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.
It’s hard to believe that Red Dwarf first blasted it’s way onto our screens 24yrs ago; the fresh faced occupants of the Jupiter Mining Corporation Ship have had many adventures over that time (well its now over 3million and twenty four years you know) and it’s great to see them back on our screens again.
Red Dwarf: Back to Earth was a disappointment sadly and many fans had feared that would be the last we would see of our space bums. However, thanks to Dave, they have kept the boys from the Dwarf alive and kicking the old rouge one!
This first episode certainly had more laughs in its 30 something running time than the Back to Earth had its entire trilogy. Lister (Craig Charles), Rimmer (aka Git) (Chris Barrie), The Cat (Danny John-Jules) and Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) have all returned; and to be honest, it really has felt like they never left our screens.
The jokes were perfect, the timing was great, even Howard Goodall’s theme and incidental music was spot (there was even a teary eyed version of The Munchkin Song played at one point) and the cast have blended as perfectly as one of Lister’s vindaloo special’s washed down with a beer milkshake!
Sadly though, there is one low-ish point. There is no Holly in this episode (and none listed for the series sadly). Though the jokes and story work great, as a fan you can’t help but listen to the dialogue and wait with baited breath for either a scientific explanation or witty pit down by the ships faithful computer.
Still, all in all its great to see the lads back on our screen and we eagerly look forward to the next episode. Oh, and the end song is still as great as ever!
4 our of 5 nerds