"Kryten" introduces us to the eponymous house robot (here played by David Ross), although after this first episode he was not to reappear until Series 3, when Robert Llewellyn made the role his own. Then in "Better Than Life" the show produced one of its all-time classic episodes, as the boys from the Dwarf take part in a virtual reality game that's ruined by Rimmer's tortured psyche. Other highlights include "Queeg", in which Holly is replaced by a domineering computer personality, the baffling time travel paradox of "Stasis Leak", the puzzling conundrum of "Thanks for the Memory", and the astonishingly feminine "Parallel Universe".
On the DVD: Red Dwarf, Series 2 has another chaotic and undisciplined group commentary from the cast, all clearly enjoying the opportunity to reminisce. The second disc has a host of fun extras, including an "A-Z of Red Dwarf", outtakes, deleted scenes, a Doug Naylor interview, model shots, and the full, unexpurgated "Tongue Tied" music video. As with the first set, the animated menus are great fun and the "Play All" facility is the most useful little flashing button ever created. --Mark Walker
Whilst there was no drastic changes in the way it looks, unlike Series Three, Series Two has a much stronger and funnier script than the previous. It is also noticeable that Craig, Chris, Danny and Norman are all fitting into their roles better than before. I think the fact this was where they began to venture off the ship was just the icing on the cake.
Featuring the classic Kryten episode (played by David Ross), this is special considering it introduces a character that would become a firm favourite and permanent member afterwards. I also find Norman was great as the senile computer Holly, and his performance in Queeg was very funny. The interactions between Rimmer and Lister were greater and every episode they get funnier and funnier.
Once again, Series Two is packed with bonus features like A-Z of Red Dwarf from the 10th anniversary special, the usual smeg-ups and deleted scenes, a Doug Naylor interview on the series and the full uncut video to the biggest song from Red Dwarf (next to the main title song) Tongue Tied (Also Danny John-Jules' best performance).
I can't say anymore about this... just buy it now! :-)
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