Red Dwarf - Series 7 details
|Starring:||Robert Llewellyn, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chris Barrie|
|Genres:||Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Television|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
Red Dwarf - Series 7 - Disc 1
|TBC Disc 1|
Red Dwarf - Series 7 - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
Red Dwarf - Series 7 - Disc 3
|TBC Disc 3|
|Run time:||4 hours|
|Rental release:||07 Nov 2005|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Great, but not as good as the rest...By MattSain from Derby , 18 Oct 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Any hardcore Red Dwarf fan will tell you that the first 6 series are their favourites. Series 7 is still good stuff, but for a number of reasons the magic is tainted somewhat.
Co-creator and writer, Rob Grant, left the show, which had a big impact on the show which can be seen in the quality of the scripts and lack of great funny moments.
The series is spread over 8 instead of 6 episodes, which in my opinion stretched an already thin writing talent too far.
Next up is the departure of Arnold Rimmer, thanks to Chris Barry deciding to move on as well. Kochanski is re-introduced to fill his boots, but she's had a head swap since we last saw her, and I find Chloe Annet's take on the character a tad annoying.
The BBC gave the creators a larger budget as the model shots of Starbug have been replaced with modern CGI sequences...
...great! But you do get the feeling that they try to make up for the not so good script with flashy sets and space shots.
It still has laughs, but it just doesn't have that same low budget, not too serious feel, which is a shame.
-- Tikka To Ride
-- Stoke Me A Clipper
-- Duct Soup
-- Beyond a Joke
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A Few Steps Back But Still GreatBy a customer from Aberdeenshire , 07 Nov 2009Fans seem split on this series: some consider it terrible, others say it's just as good.
I'll go a bit further: this is a great series. Even without Rimmer, there are still brilliant episodes.
The best episode, Tikka To Ride, (which does have Rimmer) is absolutely brilliant apart from a few plot holes which one can easily ignore.
The other episodes send the show a few steps back, but you can still laugh at them (quite a few times).
Overall, a great series, but don't make it your first Red Dwarf series.
'Red Dwarf - Series 7'By dwansys (2 reviews) from Enfield , 13 Feb 2008i love the red dwarf show and would recomend it to all that want a good larf
excellentBy a customer from ireland , 20 Aug 2007it dosnt matter how many times u watch red dwarf it just stays funny u would think that it would be played out by now but guess again they are still great to watch. lmao
Trying too hard with too little.By CJH (159 reviews) from Dundee , 11 Jul 2007I remember when this series first aired on BBC, I was so excited as, I admit, I am someone who knows the script series 1 to 6. But these 'new' Red Dwarf episodes, 10 years later, aren't nearly half as good as the first. You could say I was so excited it could never live up to the hype, which is why I rented them again to give them another chance.
It nearly worked; episodes 1 to 3 are okay.. if you accept the massively 'aimed at American audiences' first episode with JFK.
But 4 through 8, it's just repetitive and by the end you really find it's the same stuff over and over. Kryten 'crying' and moaning about Kochanski which gets annoying, fast. Kochanski crying and moaning about being stuck on a ship with idiots, the Cat just.. not shutting up. He used to have quippy one liners now he just steamrollers everyone and everything with one joke that lasts so long it ceases to be funny.
As for Lister, he retains his characteristics, but without Rimmer there for him to conflict with, you just think something missing.
Red Dwarf used to be intelligent and well thought out, be it in gags and punchlines, or science and technology. Series 7 leaves me with memories of tired/overused pants jokes, overly cartoon lighting, bad CGI and an English girl who's meant to be Glaswegian.
Watch if you want to switch off your brain, but if you want good quality comedy watch series 1 through 6.
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A let down for Red DwarfBy a customer from Farnborough , 20 Mar 2007While I still liked this series, the laughs per episode were a lot down on the other series. The introduction of another character and the removal of Rimmer early on in the DVD upset the balance of the comedy.