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5.0 out of 5 stars The very best yet., 22 Feb. 2005
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This review is from: Red Dwarf: Series 6 [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
This was the very first series of Red Dwarf I actually sat down to watch, and at 10 years old, I didn't understand most of it. 11 years later, though, and I could probably recite all the scripts from the series, but that would be a bit pedantic, so I'll just give you an episode guide instead. Though some people regard series six as a rehash of previous shows, I still think it is the best so far.
First of all, 'Psirens', in which Lister wakes up from 200 years of deep sleep, has lost all his memory. He knows he can't play the guitar, and believes Rimmer is his best mate. Going into an asteroid belt, they encounter a gelf species that like to suck brains out through straws. They shouldn't bother the Bug then, as there's barely a snack on board. This is an enjoyable series opener, but it does get a little stupid near the end.
In 'Legion', space weevils have eaten the last of the corn supply, and the water has been recycled so often it's beginning to taste like Dutch lager. Snared by a malfunctioning guidance beam, the crew encounter Legion. For some reason he knows who they all are and is keen to stop them leaving. Is he that desperate for company? Surely not! This episode was a tad slapsticky, and is in no means the best, but still very enjoyable.
In 'Gunmen Of The Apocalypse', Rimmer accuses his of overusing the A/R machine, by only using it to have sex. Apparently, the groinal attachment's supposed to have a lifetime guarantee, but Lister's worn it out in nearly three weeks. After being boarded by a rouge Simulant, the crew are given 2 minutes before they are attacked. How the smeg will the crew get out of this one? The award-winning episode is undoubtedly one of the greatest ever. Better that 'Back To Reality', anyway.
In 'Emohawk: Polymorph II', the crew manage to complete an emergency drill by scrambling in a new record time: 1 hour 17 minutes and 39 seconds. After being attacked by the space filth, they crash land on a gelf moon and have to trade with Kinitawowi for an engine part. I won't say what they have to exchange, but the gelfs are not pleased when Lister changes the plan and legs it. Though people just called this a rehash of Polymorph from series three, it is, but I don't care as it has some of the funniest banter in Red Dwarf, ever.
In 'Rimmerworld' they come across the sim ship they totalled a couple of weeks back. Rimmer is not pleased about boarding for supplies. but ensures that he escapes from a Simulant by leaping into an escape pod with no controls. The only way to get him back, is to form an orderly queue behind the gun sight. After going through a wormhole facing 600 years of isolation, how on earth will he survive? This is one of the more un watchable episodes, but still has its charms, so watch it anyway.
In 'Out Of Time' the crew find a derelict craft, which was fitted with a time drive. After a trip back to the fifteenth century in deep space, Rimmer says he must be thicker than the offspring of a village idiot and TV Weather girl, as he sees no use for the drive at all. Encountering a version of themselves from fifthteen years hence, they are not pleased with how things have turned out, and tell their future selves to get lost. Needless to say this has some rather dire consequences. This is the episode that left people hanging on for the next 4 years for series 7 and was a fantastic cliffhanger to finish the series. My self, though, I thought they should have called it a day at this point, as they would have gone out on a high. Instead they did series 7 and 8, which only went downhill from there.
Extras wise, there are documentaries, deleted scenes, smeg ups, interviews, and a special effects featurette.
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