Favorite ep from each series ?

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  1. poutashi

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    Hi everyone. This is my first ever forum post.

    I would say that my favourite episodes are:

    S1: Me2
    S2: Queeg
    S3: Marooned
    S4: White Hole
    S5: Quarantine
    S6: Rimmerworld
    S7: Beyond a Joke
    S8: Cassandra

    Thank you.
     
  2. thecogre

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    1) future echos - happens to be my fav of the whole show
    2) better than life - "now where are those little thumbies"
    3) time slides - "its my duty, my duty as a complete and utter bastard"
    4) justice - "objection"
    5) back to reality - 4%
    6) out of time - the reality minefield
    7) tikka to ride - the whole kennedy thing
    8. pete - "see you in 10 min."
     
  3. mrpezzer

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    S1 - Balance Of Power
    S2 - Thanks For The Memory
    S3 - Marooned
    S4 - Justice
    S5 - Demons & Angels
    S6 - Legion
    S7 - Nanarchy
    S8 - Cassandra
     
  4. J_Steeder

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    S1: Future Echos
    S2: Better than Life
    S3: Backwards
    S4: DNA
    S5: Back to Reality
    S6: Gunmen of the Apocalypse
    S7: Stoke me a Clipper
    S8: Nanarchy
     
  5. gem5ie

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    S1 Future Echoes
    S2 Thanks For The Memory (also Stasis Leak, Parallel Universe and Queeg- I *love* series 2)
    S3 The Last Day
    S4 DNA
    S5 Holoship
    S6 Legion
    S7 Stoke Me A Clipper (also liked Tikka and Ouroboros)
    S8 Cassandra (by default)
     
  6. Paul Taylor

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    Yay for someone else choosing "The Last Day" as their fave of S3!:-D So many strong and classic episodes in that series, but I seem to be one of the few who loves the depths of that episode.
     
  7. petetranter

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    It's up against some really stiff competition though Paul, I don't think III contained any weak episodes and a case could be argued for several of them to be in the all time Dwarf top 10, doesn't mean we don't love and appreciate "Last Day".
     
  8. Paul Taylor

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    True enough! When I did my list, I think S3 is the only series in which I had to choose between more than two episodes. "Marooned", "Polymorph" and "Bodyswap" could all easily have been chosen as my favourite. And, perhaps the only reason I dislike "Timeslides" is probably because it's nestled in such good company.
     
  9. Nicko1

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    I agree with that 100%.

    My choices...

    I - Future Echoes
    II - Queeg
    III - Timeslides
    IV - Dimension Jump
    V - Back to Reality
    VI - Gunmen of the Apocalypse
    VII - Blue (though I don't like any episode in all honesty)
    VIII - Cassandra (I would say that this is the opposite situation to Series III in that there aren't any other contenders)
     
  10. gem5ie

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    I'm like this about Season 2. Thanks for the Memory is a standout for me, but Stasis Leak, Parallel Universe and Queeg are also in my top 10. I could pretty much have the whole series as a favourite episode!

    Funnily enough, I'm not so sold on season 3 and don't see the fuss about Marooned and Polymorph particularly. Good solid episodes, nice consistent series of course, but they don't get me really excited about the idea of seeing them *hides*

    Is now a good time to mention I feel like that about Back to Reality too? *properly runs*
     
  11. petetranter

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  12. Paul Taylor

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    Come back here, you silly sod! We don't attack people just because of their opinions on an episode!:-D

    [whisper]Now, everybody hide, and when she gets back, jump her!:twisted:[/whisper]
     
  13. Bluey

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    I can understand why some people wouldn't like Marooned. It's slow and, unlike so many Red Dwarf episodes, it lacks a strong sci-fi concept. What it does have instead is some really good two-hander scenes with Rimmer and Lister. It's an episode for fans of the series 1 and 2 bunkroom conversations.
     
  14. Rachel_Morgan

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    1-Me2
    2-Stasis Leak
    3-Polymorph
    4-Dimension Jump
    5-Demons and Angels
    6-Legion
    7-Duct Soup
    8-Only the Good...
     
  15. Bluey

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    Nice to see that Duct Soup (My second favourite episode of series 7) is proving more popular than I previously thought. I was once under the impression that it was almost universally hated, but discussions in recent years seem to indicate otherwise.
     
  16. gem5ie

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    I watched Duct Soup last night, and actually enjoyed it a lot more than I remember doing when it was first aired.

    I think the same can be said for much of season 7, in fact.
     
  17. Paul Taylor

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    I've only recently taken to series 7. And, my word, it's needed a lot of viewings! I wonder why some things are like that.
     
  18. gem5ie

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    I discovered Red Dwarf in about 1994, so series 7 was the first Dwarf I was able to watch on its original broadcast. I can only speak for myself (then aged about 14) but I had such ridiculously high expectations that I was almost bound to be disappointed. This was then compounded by the Rimmerlessness and other "later series" issues that have been discussed ad nauseum. I took to Kochanski fairly well, but neurotic Kryten became nearly unwatchable. I confess this is the one thing that hasn't changed on repeated viewings!

    There were parts of series 7 I absolutely loved. OK, what I actually mean by that is that I loved Stoke Me A Clipper. I thought Ouroboros was good too, although as the first episode post Rimmer's departure I was expecting it to be absolutely awful so perhaps it was just less awful than I had expected. However, re-watching series 7 it in context now, with much lower expectations it makes a lot more sense. I think last night was the first time I watched Duct Soup since it was first broadcast and I can now see it in a much more positive way.
     
  19. Mardroid

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    For a while Duct Soup was probably my least favourite episode of Series VII.

    There really are some great dialogue moments that very funny though. The "What's that sound?" stuff between Cat and Lister for example. And then there's Kochanski's scheme to take Lister's mind off of his claustrophobia. And of course Kryten and Kochanski asn d the creaky gate... (well I found that funny. Particularly Kryten's "well that's one to file under..." response.)

    The extra footage in the extended episode exposing The Cat's world view was amusing too, although I felt the creaking bed story fell a little flat and may have been better off on the cutting room floor. As a curious story to tell your mates it wasn't so bad I just didn't find it particularly funny.
     
  20. AJ Smegface

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    I - Future Echoes
    II - Better Than Life
    III - Polymorph (tough choice, I love all of them)
    IV - White Hole (see above)
    V - Back to Reality (see above:-D)
    VI - Legion (ses above, again! :roll: )
    VII - Tikka to Ride
    VIII - Cassandra
     

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