Holly- Oh yes. 1st choice would be for Hattie to return. 2nd choice would be for a new face for Holly altogether...but only if Hattie has been offered and is unable to do it. My 3rd choice would be....no Holly at all. After hearing Doug's Commentary on BtE, I think Norman should be left out of it all from now on. I loved his early performances and am happy to leave it at that....Oh,aAnd his later appearances too. As long as it is left at that. Kochanski- No. I think BtE sets up a perfect situation for the boys, especially Lister! Not since the early days has he had a goal or purpose in life. Back then it was to rekindle his love with an ex who had been dead for 3 million years and for them to buy a farm in Fiji and settle down. I think later Dwarf missed this purpose for Lister's character and BtE has brought a purpose back.....a purpose other than just annoying the hell out of Rimmer. If Kochanski does return, I think it should be for the big series finale. Like the end of series VI when they eventually found Red Dwarf. Ace Rimmer- No. I am not adverse to seeing a return of the character. But not just for the sake of shoe horning him into the series....even if it was a one off. If it ties in with the story and isn't written for just for the sake of it, I'd be happy. But I'm not that fussed on seeing him again. At least, not for a while. Polymorphs- No. Been done twice. Once was a glorious story concept that is, and always will be, one of the fans favourites. The second occasion wasn't as good. It was a nice little homage that was used as a story device to enable us to see the return of a couple of loved persona's. All nice as a one off. But shouldn't be repeated Duane Dibbley- No. For the same reasons as the Polymorph. Been done twice....Second time was a nice homage, but not as good as first time round. Only we did already get a third appearance kind of in series VIII. And I use this as evidence of why 3 times is too much... A story arc- No. Story arcs are all well and good provided they are done correctly. Buffy is probably a prime example of how a story arc should work. Individual stand alone episodes which also have an on going series thread. But with Dwarf running at 30 minute episodes, I don't think this will work. The only way to make it work in 30 minute episodes is to have a episodes that are stand alone and other seperate episodes that are following the ongoing story arc. Kind of like X Files was... For a short 6 part series made up of 30 minute episodes....I don't like the thought of it. Unless it is the simple story arc of tracking Kochanski like Series VI where they have the ongoing chase of Red Dwarf. More regulars- Not as a part of the crew on their current journey. Maybe as memories or flashbacks. But I do feel that they need to bring back the feeling of loneliness and loss from the first series More trips back to earth- I really don't see why it is always earth that has to be revisited. Backwards was fun. BtE worked. Tikka To Ride worked also. But, unless there is a good reason it has to be Earth, why not have adventures on planets that have been colonised/terraformed by humans over the last 3 million years. Kind of like Waxworld Talkie Toaster. Yes. I love every scene we have seen Talkie Toaster in...and the banter set up between Talkie and Holly in the novels is classic!! If there is some way to get that chemistry back on our screens, then I'm all for that!! SKutters. I corrected the spelling as I have been the victim to some very serious verbals in the past. One of them being our choice of spelling skutter!! Skutters need to be there in the same way as we need signs that read "Sleeping Quarters" or "Captains Office". They are a part of the Red Dwarf furniture. Furniture that also offers some amusing background humour. I must say, however, that I would prefer them to not look as liquid or shiney or reflective or new as the BtE sKutters. That was one of the things I didn't like in BtE.