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Red Dwarf Might Get An Eleventh Series, Maybe

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Red_Dwarf_cast__We_want_Doctor_Who_crossoverWhen word began to circulate a few years ago that a new season of Red Dwarf was in the works, it was welcome news, despite being taken with a grain of salt. After all, the last proper series came out in 1999, and in the decade plus the only thing we’d had to sate our appetites was Back to Earth, which was, how to put this delicately, not good. So we approached this new season with cautious optimism, and when Red Dwarf X hit last year, weren’t we all pumped to find that it was awesome. The six-episode run looks, feels, sounds, and tastes like the Red Dwarf we all know and love. Sure, the cast may be a little more run down, but the show still features the same cheesy effects, the same slovenly comic timing, and the same spot on chemistry that makes the show so fantastic. And scarcely a year later—trust me, that’s like lightning when it comes to Red Dwarf—we have news that an eleventh series may be on the way.

This, too, should be taken for what it, nothing more than rumor at this point. As of the last update, writer and overall man in charge Doug Naylor insists that nothing has been officially approved. But hell, I’ll take the possibility of more Red Dwarf over no chance any old day of the week. And I would so much rather speculate on this matter than another fucking Star Wars casting rumor.

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Cross The Streams: Hulu Goes British With Doctor Who, Red Dwarf And Life On Mars

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(Affects best possible British accent ever) “‘Ello, luvs. Just popped by to let you streamers know that Hulu got pissed on Old Fashioneds the other night and dropped a bunch of U.K. sci-fi round for everyone to get a gander at. While some episodes listed below are available on Hulu, most need the Hulu Plus subscription, but they’re the only place doing the job this week, so how’s about a pat on the bum for them?” That all fell apart before it got started. Get out your spare time for TV marathons, because you’re going to need it this week.

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Doctor Who: Various Episodes, Seasons 1 – 26 (1963-1989)
There’s not too much that I can explain about the great Time Lord that 75 episodes won’t. What’s available is a seemingly random assortment of storylines. You’ll find that Colin Baker’s two seasons are absent, though most of Tom Baker’s seven seasons are here. If anything, I’m assuming this is a good crash course for people who never kept up with the classic era of Doctor Who. (Like me.) Take note that most of these are probably the same ones that Netflix has.

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Plan Fictional Vacations Accordingly With Sci-Fi Currency Converter

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creditsIt’s summertime, people. The sun is out — or suns, depending on what planet you call home — and the lack of snow and winter rains makes it the perfect time for traveling. Everybody needs a vacation, but something no one needs is arriving at the desired destination, light years away (or in a different futuristic dimension), and not having the right kind of money or any idea of how much money you’re supposed to have for proper conversion. The almighty dollar is only an illusion.

Luckily, Money in Advance has made things a little easier for everyone by creating the Intergalactic Exchange Bureau, which assists uninformed travelers in figuring out how currencies of different nations add up when converted to those of science fiction’s most notable properties.

The dollar, the British pound, and the Euro are up for conversion, and you’ll be able to tell how they match up with Galactic Credits from Star Wars, Federation Credits from Star Trek, Dollarpounds from Red Dwarf, regular old Creds from Judge Dredd, and a bunch of other sci-fi and fantasy properties. The different monies of A Song of Ice and Fire and Harry Potter, the Ankh-Morpork Dollar from Discworld, and even the Fallout‘s bottle caps, Simoleons from The Sims 3, and Septims from Skyrim are also featured. Do your own conversions below, and don’t forget to tip your Cantina bartenders.

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Red Dwarf X: Behind-The-Scenes Photos

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Red Dwarf XRed Dwarf X may have come and gone last fall on Dave TV, and it may have already hit the US home video market, but that doesn’t mean we’re totally done with the long-awaited new season of the popular British sci-fi sitcom. This past weekend producer Richard Naylor took to Twitter to unveil some cool photos he took on the set of the tenth chapter of the beloved show.

The most interesting are the images of the models used to film the space scenes and exterior shots of Red Dwarf, the titular mining ship, and Blue Midget, one of the crew’s mostly trusty transport vehicles. They show the actual size and scale of the miniatures, jokingly referred to as “bigatures” by the cast and crew. Naylor points out that the term was first coined on the set of The Lord of the Rings.

Until 2012, Red Dwarf hadn’t had a proper season since 1999. There was a three-episode miniseries, entitled Back to Earth in 2009, but it was crappy, little more than a tease, and left a sour taste in many fans’ mouths. It also bred some skepticism when we heard about Red Dwarf X. Though it was exciting news, many of us assumed that the team had lost the original magic and feared that we were in for another bad time.

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The Cast Of Red Dwarf Wants To Crossover With Doctor Who

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There are many questions that science fiction fans have to ask themselves. For example, what’s better than Red Dwarf? Or perhaps, what’s better than Doctor Who? The answer to both of these questions is “not much.” But (you sensed the but coming, didn’t you?) what if these two sci-fi superpowers were to join forces in some unholy genre mega-crossover? If the cast of Red Dwarf has their druthers, they’d certainly like something like that to happen.

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The Gang’s All Here In Red Dwarf X Cast Photos

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A couple of weeks ago we got the excellent news that the new, long-awaited season of Red Dwarf will be airing here in the States on Thursday, October 4th, the same day the new episodes will premiere across the pond in the UK. After the lackluster Back to Earth in 2009, Dwarf fans are eager to see the show return to form, with the Dwarf crew spending less time unraveling twisty metafictions and more time getting into trouble — and on each other’s nerves – in deep space. A new batch of promotional pictures may not reveal any plot hints, but it is pretty great to see the guys together again, cheesy sets and all.

 

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