Pete Part I This is the point in series 8 in which it rapidly deteriorates IMHO after the first 5 episodes which ranged from good to great. The whole episode - and even more so in the next one - feels less like a story and more like a sketch show which basically means it is no longer the same tight plotted RD. Meanwhile, these incidences of comedy include things like the notoriously cringeworthy basketball game and inane aeroplane toilet humour in a bunkroom scene. I suppose there is meant to be a very basic plot of Lister/Rimmer's actions increasingly annoying Captain Hollister and there is a bit of sci-fi in the discovery of the time wand. But although the time wand adds a - albeit miniscule - bit of cleverness in the delayed timestreams which are slightly funny, ultimately the "mime artists" bit looks too silly and when the entire crew is meant to be frozen you can see a bit of inadvertent movement from a couple of them. The Timewand being also able to change something back to an earlier form produces T-Rex Pete and he is so absolutely ridiculous looking that you wonder why any of the bigger series 8 budget was used on him. Also the insanely irritating Birdman must be Red Dwarf's worst character ever IMHO - what was Doug thinking? Still, there is the odd moment at times in which a bit of the old Red Dwarf comedy seeps through and I particularly liked Holly's jokes about QPR and the Eurovision Song Contest. But overall although I have sort of got used to this episode's lack of quality since 2015, this is the point at which I really start to miss witnessing RD in its golden age when I watched series 2-6 a few weeks ago and a very poor effort compared to that era. 6/10. The Blu-ray upscale is largely fine again, apart from a few bits which are slightly grainy.