Fave and Least Fave

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  1. Presuming Ken

    Presuming Ken Deck Sergeant

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    As I'm here (and I love a listy type thread and probably done it before) what is your fave and least fave ep and series of Red Dwarf? No honourable mentions :-p

    Fave ep: Better Than Life
    Least fave ep: Only the Good

    Fave series: 2
    Least fave series: 8
     
  2. Bluey

    Bluey Science Officer

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    Favourite episode: An obvious choice I suppose but Back to Reality.
    Least favourite episode: Kryten. Never liked this episode and David Ross just isn't Kryten.

    Favourite season: VI. Gunmen of the Apocalypse and Out of Time are two of my all time favourite episodes and I love most of the rest.
    Least favourite season: VIII (inevitably)
     
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    Favourite episode: Back to reality
    Least favourite episode: Krytie TV

    Favorite series: Series v
    Least Favorite Series: Back to Earth
     
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    Favourite episode: Back to reality
    Least favourite episode: Pete Part 2

    Favorite series: Series V
    Least Favorite Series: Series VIII
     
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    Favourite episode: Out of Time
    Least favourite episode: Cassandra

    Favourite series: Series VI
    Least favourite series: Series VIII
     
  6. Asclepius

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    Favourite episode: Demons & Angels (I know everyone hates it, but it would be cliché to put Back to Reality.)
    Least favourite episode: Only the Good...

    Favourite series: IV
    Least favourite series: suprisingly VIII
     
  7. Ant E

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    FAVE EPISODE: joint Out of time and Tikka to Ride
    LEAST FAVE EPISODE: Pete (both parts)

    I’m adding in an extra category here...

    MOST OVERRATED EPISODE: Polymorph. Yep, I said it.
     
  8. Asclepius

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    Agree.
     
  9. UltraDevotee

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    Fave episode: Back to Reality...the obvious choice but just sensational. Originally when I first watched it on the series 5 byte 1 VHS in 1994 I thought it was overrated and then 9 years later I simply and finally “got it.” Dark and sinister, yet like Depeche Mode really uplifting at the same time.

    Least Fave: Pete Part 2. Okay last time I did a Dwarfathon it wasn’t completely as terrible as I remembered it. There was the odd bit here and there that had a hint of something good. But its appalling, let’s face it. Not proper sci-fi, not really Red Dwarf just the ugly side of 8 - stupid, lazy slapstick comedy. With a dinosaur - a farce in space.

    Fave series: 6 (I wrote about why in the Radio Times poll of series thread)
    Least fave: BtE (At least, half of series 8 is good. All of this while okay and definitely not as weak as Pete, comes across as mediocre in terms of humour. Still, not totally worthless though...it is like I said just “okay” and paved the way for RD’s truly worthwhile late period with its really high ratings)
     
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    Favourite episode: Bacwards, Confidence and pranoia
    Least favourite episode: Krytie TV (more like painful:crying:)

    Favourite series: Series III-IV..... Thinking about XII
    Least favourite series: drumroll..... VIII, big surprise
     
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  11. Bluey

    Bluey Science Officer

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    I was never a Polymorph fan. I'd place it in my all time bottom ten episodes.
     
  12. Ant E

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    Thank you for your good wishes
     
  13. Bluey

    Bluey Science Officer

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    It's actually interesting to find another couple of people that don't think that Polymorph is all that great. I thought I was the only one judging by its popularity in the fandom.
     
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    For my, it’s Polymorph II Emohawk that’s the stinker!
     
  15. Bluey

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    Not the best season VI episode, but there are enough good ideas going on in there (such as the GELFs) to raise it above 'stinker' level.
     
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    I personally think Polymorph 2 maintains the winning streak of my favourite Red Dwarf series - then again I am one of the fans who thinks series 3's first polymorph episode is in the top 5 finest ever - and although Can of Worms is overall very good I prefer this Emohawk one and see it as classic RD with Rob and Doug still at the peak of their powers.
     
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    Fave ep: Marooned
    Least fave: Back in the red 1,2 and 3

    Fave season: III
    Least fave: VIII
     

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