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92 of 104 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars What Is It?!, 5 Sept. 2010
This review is from: Red Dwarf - Back To Earth - Director's Cut [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
'What is it?!'

'It's the equivalent of one of those overly self-referential Christmas specials that aren't actually as funny as the regular series (When 'Carbug' pulled up at the Rovers Return at the end of episode 1, I died a little inside)'

'What is it?!'

'It's a surprisingly heartfelt Lister and Kochanski story, with Craig Charles providing some highly touching moments'

'What is it?!'

'It's a comedy/drama hybrid that tries too hard to be both, ending up being an emotionally confusing experience'

'What is it?!'

'It's a self-deprecating look at the series and its legacy, which can be viewed as a humorous aside to the series itself'

'What is it?!'

'It's a story that uses a number of unfunny 'aliens/time-travellers in an unfamiliar place' cliches. I mean, Kryten talking to a post box because he thinks it's a robot?! Purlease...'

'What is it?!'

'It's a surprisingly un-padded, cleverly structured three episode story with some nice DVD freeze-frame gags that are picked up through repeated viewings'

'What is it?!'

'It's a science fiction story that is heavily weighed down with genre references and head-twisting digressions, making the light-hearted comedy elements seem out of place, and alienating the series from those who just want a good, well-scripted laugh'

'What is it?!'

'An extension of the cinematic aspects that made Series VII both so brave and controversial, and probably as close to 'Red Dwarf: the movie' as we are ever likely to get. As such, its an initially jarring departure from Series 8'

'What is it?!'

'It's an unbalanced feature length comedy that nonetheless features some very funny scenes (along with some that just don't hit the mark)'

'OH! An enjoyable but self-conscious T.V. movie! Well why didn't you say?!'
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Location: Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom

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