It’s too early to determine if Red Dwarf will pull out of the tailspin its been in since the end of series 6, when co-creator Rob Grant left, but this first preview for series 10 at least feels like classic Dwarf. Certainly keeping things on the ship, low budget effects and the live studio audience help quite a bit, so even if it doesn’t match its original heights of hilarity — because it won’t, let’s be honest here — at least it looks like it’ll make us laugh instead of make us sad. That’s probably the best we can hope for. (And yes, FFF is coming up next.)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.