Hiya, ive been a fan of red dwarf since the 1st episode way back in the good old days. I love the show and its THE best show ever produced. I love it! but... when the old/new series was on dave a few years ago i was so happy, that something was happening in the world of red dwarf. After watching the show(s) i was unfortunately saddened. There was no live audience which took away a LOT of the greatness of the show for me, its like micheal mcintires commedy roadshow/live at the appollo but with no audience, sure his jokes are still funny but its not the same without an audience being there As for budget etc, that doesnt concern me. In red dwarf 1 the sets were made of cardboard and wobbled but it didnt matter, you still felt you were on board an old ship in the middle of nowhere. The most IMPORTANT thing the new series X has to get right is the storylines. The old red dwarf classic episodes were about taking an idea and having a "what if" moment, with backwards, timeslides,tikka to ride so many to mention but they all make you think. One problem for me is red dwarfs humour is very 90s, black ribbed knoblers and curry and farting, its not reeeeallly that funny anymore, to continue with those sorts of jokes will make it feel old and re treading old ground, yet craig charles and the gang are no longer young men in real life, so instead of being young guys on a spaceship, its more like the cast of top gear driving sports cars, they know they arnt real racing drivers and they are old men, so they play on that and its funny. Dont get me wrong, i love red dwarf soo much but do you think that a new series will just be a let down? too many comparisons with old shows and you just know series x wont be as good. Its also a shame it wont be on the bbc. even bbc3 would have been a good channel but even though DAVE is my fave channel, i still dont see it being as popular/mainstream as bbc would have been and of course, adverts! arghrgrh I havent watched the end of series 8 for years but im sure it ended with rimmer kicking death in the nuts and working out how to save the ship as as far as im aware the crew are dead? SURELY series X cant simply continue with everyone sat on a beach having fun and saying yeah life on earth is great! I dont think the older series needed continuation as they never really ended with such a cliff hanger. The posibilities and ideas we all could create are infinite for a new series, so many funny gags and theres no reason why it couldnt be a classic. Technology has come on soo much in the last 20 years from visual effects to studio sets etc. For many years american companies were churing out scifi space serieses every month with great effects like you would expect from star wars. I dont know if its happened before but have any of the cast ever hinted at what they would like to happen in a new series plotlines etc? Fingers crossed im totally wrong and its an amazing new series smoke me a kipper, il be back for breakfast!