Reviews Roundup

Critics and viewers have their say on the second half of Red Dwarf XII.

24 November, 2017

We previously rounded up the positive word-of-mouth and reviews that the first four episodes of Red Dwarf XII had had so far - so now that the series has finished, we thought we'd check in on what people thought of the remaining two episodes. And we have to say... wow.

We already knew that M-Corp and Skipper would be a pretty strong way to finish off this block of twelve episodes - but we're delighted that the world at large seems to have almost entirely agreed with us, with a huge slate of positive reviews and social media reactions. Here's just a selection of what people had to say:

M-CORP

"The satire is clever, punchy and spot on... it's also
very funny" Radio Times

"Brilliantly mad" Daily Mirror

"This Red Dwarf spin on big business gone bad is thoroughly entertaining" Den of Geek

"The script is superb, there are some great gags
throughout" Flickering Myth

"Another brilliant 30 minutes of TV" The Palace of Wisdom

"A slap-up meal of vintage Red Dwarf goodness" Cult Fix

"A superb episode of Red Dwarf... brimming with ideas" Gazpacho Soup

"My favourite Dave-era episode" Ganymede & Titan

"Seamlessly combines humour with emotion and nostalgia" The Gay UK

"Another top-quality series XII stunner" Cr@bpendium

"A masterpiece! Absolute classic" @BourbonFrog, Twitter

"Up there with the best RD" @TordoffPhil, Twitter

"Easily the best episode to have come out of the
last two seasons" @OldFred909, Twitter

"A heck of a sophisticated bit of TV. Bravo!" @MrChrisWrites, Twitter

SKIPPER

"Arguably the best episode since the show's '90s heyday" Daily Mail

"A brilliant final episode" Beyond the Joke

"Feels fully re-born... almost the high water-mark of
the series" Screen Mayhem

"A funny and fan-pleasing series finale" Den of Geek

"Works exceptionally well as a finale to the twelfth
series... the funniest of the six episodes" Ganymede & Titan

"A perfect celebration of thirty years of Red Dwarf" Gazpacho Soup

"Quite possibly one of the best Red Dwarf episodes
to date" Flickering Myth

"A loving gift to long-term fans" MyM Buzz

"A wild rollercoaster that provides the heartiest, most consistent laughs of Series XII" Cult Fix

"A brilliant premise, an even better script, a cast on top form and some brilliant cameos... the best episode of the series and easily one of the best episodes of the show as a whole" The Palace of Wisdom

"Perfect" @totoffle, Twitter

"My all time favourite by far" @djch1s89, Twitter

"Brilliant end to a smegsational series" @Lukeofthelucas, Twitter

"Made me feel young again!" @melginge, Twitter

"One of my favourite episodes ever!" @dopeyf1fanatic, Twitter

"Up there with the greatest episodes of all time" @SarahO_Connell, Twitter

Phew. So it's safe to say the series has gone down pretty well, all things told - and unsurprisingly, there's been plenty of clamour from fans wanting to know what happens next. Well, we can't possibly comment just yet on the reports that co-creator Doug Naylor might be working on scripts for a thirteenth series, or that a live show of some kind might be in the offing - but suffice to say, there's plenty of discussion going on behind the scenes, and as soon as there's concrete news of any new project, we'll be the first to bring it to you.

In the meantime, don't forget that you can catch up on Red Dwarf XII on UKTV Play, on digital download, and on DVD and Blu-ray!


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