To be honest, some things are annoying me now; Omg they didn't resolve the cliff-hanger!!11 - Yeah, they acknowledged the fact it's 9 years later, the crew and Kochanski had all died on screen. Frankly that's more than what you got in Series III, and a lot better than what they did in Series VII. This is not a new thing to Red Dwarf. I hate people saying this, it's so stupid. It's left open for you to speculate or just ignore. It's not ruined it. OMG HARD LIGHT. Yeah, the crew picked up a Hard Light bee from Leigon. They kept it. They probably reverse engineered it. It's such a petty argument that is easily justifable anyway. OMG TWO HOLOGRAMS .....It's clear to me that it's not been skimmed over as per Rimmer's dialogue and so will be revealed in the coming episodes. Frankly I think she's the squid and not a hologram anyway. Seemed pretty obvious to me. OMG GUEST FEMALE STAR See: Parallel Universe, Camielle, Holoship, Psyrens, etc. etc. for presidence on this. It's not new or unusual for the show to have guest female stars generally smarter than the males, cause, well, the male guest stars are too. OMG LAUGH TRACK .....I dunno, but, it really does not break or make a show. It'd better without it anyway, I watched it thinking, if this had a laugh track it'd have sailed right down the river of "low-brow" for no real justifyable reason other than it had a laugh track. No laughter gave it not only a film look but it makes you think, it's clever comedy. OMG IT JUST ISNT FUNNY I thought most of it was. But if they spent the whole episode wrapping up Series VIII, trying to explain how they got hard light and two holograms to work, explaining the shape of the ship and sets, and then setting up the episode, it'd have been far worse. Summary; - Set change - Guest stars - Change of style - Loose wrapping of cliffhangers All = Red Dwarf staples that have all been done before. Clearly Red Dwarf is the wrong show for many.