Personally I think rd is now utterly dead on its tired arse, and the latest series has utterly proved this. Countless callbacks, trip/encounter of the week, cashing in on old stars, rimmer's umpteenth alter ego, and the fact that the biggest whoops come from older series re-appearances. But am i I simply being to much of an old fan cynic. Can the series actually appeal to a younger non classic rd follower crowd? Does it stand up for itself if we take it as a standalone new comedy from series 9 onwards? Some of the concepts are still excellent, even if what comes along with them is dreck, so is this enough to keep it alive, and should us older fans just accept that its never going to be what it once was. Or should it now be put to sleep for the final time and taken off its breathalyser?