I do sometimes wonder if Jawscvmcdia is actually Rob Grant who is here to gauge what the fandom thinks of him at this point and also posts some extraneous articles so as not to make everything he posts about himself.
Grant writing another Red Dwarf novel is something I feel could happen (legally) purely from things I’ve heard online, for example somebody online once said he might just do so. It would be very interesting to read, at the least.
I agree Ben, but can’t we just point them to “the strangerers,” the opening few episodes of which I like, and that millenium dark ages thing that I’ve barely rewatched, and then in the last 17 years a few novels. And conclude that had Rob written some solo dwarf since 96 some of it would have been interesting or funny, some of it patchy and crap, and there would still have been long periods of nothing happening with the show on hiatus cus he didnt write anything for a while.
I think in the long run you can look at their solo novels and make your mind up which one IS better but overall id say most people would say the best novel is one that they co-wrote together.
Id never say Rob was the funny one and Doug wasn’t because they wrote the show together so take one away and the writing was always gonna miss something.
And Going by what was said in the series 8 script book you get the impression Doug only continued the show because someone told him if they got to a certain amount of episodes they could raise the funds to make a movie.