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Series 6 - It's Better Than Life!!!!!!,
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This review is from: Red Dwarf: Series 6 [DVD]  (DVD)
After losing all my tapes of the Dwarf in a house move I am waiting with baited breath for the release of all the DVDs and I think I'd forgotten just how fantastic 6 is!!!!! The sets are smarter, the characters more developed than ever and the acting's so slick it's easy to believe they're not even trying anymore!
Not only does it contain what most fans concede to be the best episode ever (Gunmen of the Apocalypse) but it backs it up with such classics as Legion and Emohawk - some might say these hark back to previous episodes but... if it ain't broke don't fix it would be my response to this and besides anything that reintroduces Ace Rimmer and Duane Dibley must be worth a watch!!!! Psirens is a slow introduction to the series but still contains some classic one liners and other gags which will go on to provide the meat for the rest of this and subsequent series' - Cat's deader than quips, Rimmer's space corps directives and the Kryten's head jokes. I once read that Rimmerworld was only wriiten by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor as a sweetener to keep Chris Barrie with the show (obviously it ultimately didn't work) and the episode itself is the weekest of the series for me but side by side with such classics who really cares?? The final episode will have you on the edge of seat even today minus the "will there be another series" cafuffal that surrounded it when it first aired!! A stunning end to a stunning series really that saw the show develope into a more coherent series of events rather than the stand alone adventures that had gone before.
As for all the extras there's more smeg ups and deleted scenes than on series' 1-5 and after all most dedicated Dwarfers would buy the DVD for these alone so that's got to be a good thing! Plus the commentary is better than before (Craig is back after missing the recording day for the series 5 commentary due to illness) and almost as funny as watching the show itself!! Makes me sorry I never made it to a convention!
Overall my final word (or words) on the 6th series of Red Dwarf has to be SMEGGING FANTASTIC!!!!!