SFX Hot Topic: What do you think of Red Dwarf XI?

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After a four-year absence from our screens, the crew of Red Dwarf are back (Thursday nights at 9.00 on Dave, and also on UKTV Play). Have you been watching series XI? If, so we’d love to know what you think of it so far.

This is a show that’s now a staggering 28 years old – quite an achievement for a sitcom with basically the same central cast! Is it starting to look a bit long in the tooth or is it still as good as it ever was? Are there dramatic ideas here that are as strong as anything in “serious” sci-fi shows? Does it feel like the character dynamics between Rimmer, Lister, The Cat, and Kryten have changed over the years – and if so, is that a good thing or not? What’s been your favourite gag? 

How do the production values of this series compare to those of the old days? Does it still feel a little bit weird that it’s no longer airing on the BBC? Is this really just a show for thirty- and forty-somethings who’ve followed the series throughout its history, or are there kids who are watching it and loving it too?And are you such a huge Red Dwarf fan that you hunted down all four of our collectable covers? If so, send us a photo! (Er, preferably with you in it as well...)

Email your thoughts to sfx@futurenet.com, using the subject line HOT TOPIC: Red Dwarf XI. Alternatively you can post a comment below, tweet us at @SFXmagazine (using the hashtag #SFXhottopic), or join us on Facebook. We’ll pick the wisest, wittiest, most original comments to appear in the letters page of SFX 281, on sale 9 November. 

We’re not just interested in your opinions on Red Dwarf XI, of course. Whatever you’d like to get off your chest, we can provide a platform for a rant that’ll be read by thousands nationwide! 

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