Hey guys, im new to the forum. Being a longtime fan i felt it was time to throw in my 2 cents and get your opinions. First of all im really looking forward to the specials, weve all waited far to long!! Anyways, from what ive seen and read, Back to Earth is shaping up nicely but is there anyone else that hopes that these 3 episodes will set a solid conclusion to the series? Although part of me likes the idea, i would rather not see a ninth series. Anyone else feel the same? By the time series 8 finished, the show for me wasnt as funny or as interesting, i really enjoyed the cinematic direction of series 7 and was sorely dissapointed when it never returned 8. The final series was good but it ditched the sci fi for daft humor (Have a nice period remains to be the poorest joke in the shows history). What im saying is, why not let the show go out in style? I hated the way series 8 concluded and although i strongly belive the specials will be of better quality, theres no way it can match the shows hayday..... i dont think doug has it in him.