I know fan series that have been spin-offs of teh actual sci fi series they pastiche and pay tribute to have often been quite quite terrible e.g. there's a few star trek ones I can think of, and that Firefly fan-series Browncoats is terrible... Plus there are web series made by amateurs that have been much much more promising e.g. the steampunk webseries Riese, and the judge dredd webseries...I forget what its called. So why hasnt there been a Red Dwarf fan series on the interwebs? That has been well directed, with good actors, good comedy and decent writers etc??????