As someone who once suggested that the best way to save Red Dwarf was to end it, you can imagine my ambivalent feelings when I learned that there were going to be new episodes of the show. The last time the characters appeared was in the aggressively unfunny 2008 special, Back to Earth. Co-creator and writer Doug Naylor must have learned his lesson from that debacle as Red Dwarf X recently aired on the UK’s Dave network and was hailed by fans as a return to the character-driven feel of the early seasons. The show has yet to be (officially) broadcast on these shores, but a DVD and Blu-ray release is scheduled for here on January 8th. Until then, you can catch a highlight reel created for British stores above to get a feel for the boys from the Dwarf’s latest adventures.
Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.