Back in the Red Part I, this afternoon. After the seventh series that was more drama-like in tone at times, Doug returned the show in series 8 back to its sitcom foundations but with a twist. Gone is the filmised picture, the Starbug of the previous 2 series dramatically explodes away and the experimental part is (other) nanobots resurrecting the RD crew too in addition to Kryten's restoring the Dwarfers' mothership. I know it contradicts the premise of the show in that Lister is the last human, but when series 8 is in one of its better moments it is fun to have them back too and I like the way you briefly see Chen and Selby return also. Meanwhile, the old Lister-Rimmer bunkroom is recreated too for one scene for the first time until over 18 years later and as RD was then into its eighth run that is welcome nostalgia as well - the "Well the nice one's are" joke is one of the most hilarious moments IMHO. Although Norman Lovett I agree is mostly a joke cracking tool in series 8, I still really enjoy his contributions and the rat gag was one of the funniest parts to me due to Holly's pun. But that is the main thing as Doug has returned RD to pure comedy at this point this is the first episode that I continually laughed out loud at since - apart from maybe Epideme to a fair extent - Stoke Me a Clipper. Admittedly it is mostly puerile and basic humour but it is successful and I feel the psychiatric counsellor scene has got to be one of my favourites in RD history due to its ridiculously farcical nature. IMHO, while there is definitely some really poor material in 8 that drags the rest down and alienated some Dwarfers, Back in the Red Part I is one of the stronger half of episodes and classic Dwarf. 9/10. The upscale is exceptionally good (sharp, colourful and detailed) obviously as this is the latest series in the boxset and with fresh eyedrops my vision has improved finally to fully appreciate it.