Is it worth getting annoyed about Amazon customer reviews? No. Is it worth getting annoyed about Red Dwarf Xtended, which was released in 1997? No. So, let’s get going then. I’ll ignore the Series 6 jibes and get straight to the really gross part.
- “Rob Grant’s “Backwards” is quite amusing but just recycles old TV episodes.” – clearly, it doesn’t.
- “The first things we notice about Red Dwarf 7 are the new computer generated effects and lack of canned laughter.” – a) Dwarf laughter is not canned – it was recorded in front of a studio audience. b) There’s only no laughter track on the Xtended release, not Series 7.
- “It’s even filmed on cinema film rather than video tape for bright colors and an expensive look.” – NO NO NO FUCKING RESEARCH YOR FACTS YOU IGNORANT FUCK
- “The new effects were mildly shocking at first – a lot of the charm of the old series was that it was obviously filmed in the BBC canteen and the props were painted cycle helmets and old computers they found dumped in skips.” – Oh shit off.
- “Chole Annet (not the original Kochanski either) plays the character far too seriously and politically correctly and it was just no longer funny.” – a) It’s Chloë Annett, and b) What the hell has political correctness got to do with anything? Yet again, someone complains about it rather than having any decent point to make. Nobody who ever moans about political correctness has anything of worth to add to a discussion.
- “On this video the actual episode where Rimmer leaves (“Smoke Me a Clipper”) is missing!! To leave such an important episode off is bizarre to say the least.” – You know, there’s a reason for that. The clue’s in the title of the video. See if you can work it out.
I could go on, but I believe I will postpone. And fair enough, the effects discussion is really more a matter of opinion. But please – if anyone is going to write a review, could you please try and establish a few basic facts before writing it and save everyone the bother of reading your ill-informed rantings?