Well, after yesterday's "official" premiere of Red Dwarf XI, it got me thinking about what Red Dwarf episode best kicked off a new series. With me, Twentica was all right but I didn't feel it was a really strong series opener (that said, it's not dampened my spirits for the rest of the series by any means!). Personally, I much preferred Trojan to Twentica (maybe because it followed BTE, but I thought Trojan was hilarious; it got me excited for the rest of RDX and I thought Howard Rimmer was brilliant). That said, Trojan isn't my favourite series opener. For me, it has to be Backwards. I thought the episode was a great start to a whole new series: an exciting new intro, "new" characters in Kryten and Hattie's Holly, new costumes... it was just a lot more ambitious all-round. I do love series III a lot though, but Backwards was a great sign of things to come. So, that's me out of the way. What's your favourite opening episode to a series?