Over the past eight years there have been two comedies that i have grown up with and generally i cannot find any other shows as brilliant as Bottom and Red Dwarf. Whilst both have distinct differences the British cultural references make them so unique that they can never be topped. Red Dwarf had everything a comedy could ask for, great storylines, memorable characters, fantastic gags and of course without it you wouldn't be hearing the word 'smeg' from so many people. Of course Series One wasn't exactly what the writers had intended the show to be like, and when you look at the grey sets here compared to the more colourful areas on season three, you can tell what they didn't want. For the fan or newcomer however, this is an essential purchase, showing all six original episodes (no remastered versions)along with a booklet giving a behind the scene insight to each individual episode. Then you have the main cast commentating which is a brilliant feature for the big fan. The bonus disc has over an hour and a half worth of bonus features such as the outtakes (Smeg Ups) deleted scenes, a drunk featurette, trailers and a 25 minute documentary on 'Launching Red Dwarf'. Once you have purchased this dvd, go out and buy the dvds in order and just see how much they evolve throughout. Red Dwarf has always been a classic and now is the time to relive those moments :-) Ya Smeghead!