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Red Dwarf takes off...
on 23 November 2013
While the first two series were very simple in terms of set production, the third series really steps things up, introducing a great improvement in the quality. Also, after the success of Kryten as a guest star in the second series, the writers decided to bring him back as a regular character, which really also helped the series go on to greater things. It's a shame that Norman Lovett left after the second series, but Hattie Hayridge does a decent job as a female version of Holly.
The third series features some of the best episodes of the entire series, including Backwards where the crew find themselves in a dimensions where everything happens in reverse; and Marooned where Lister and Rimmer are left stuck on Star Bug after crashing on a deserted planet while Kryten and Cat attempt to rescue them. Marooned is probably my favourite episode of Red Dwarf as the moments between Lister and Rimmer rank among the funniest of the entire series.