Which do you prefer ? I'm not gonna knock VIII because it's still alot better than most sitcoms, but my biggest gripe with it is the fact that it just doesn't feel like RD. With VII they're still alone in space, it's kinda bleak and depressing, which I like. Bringing back the crew was a big no-no for me. Oh, and Kochanski looked cooler in her red outfit, and the plots were more sci-fi.