It will hardly have escaped anyone’s attention that 2018 is Red Dwarf‘s 30th anniversary year. Five years on from the Silver Survey, our attempt to canvas the opinions of as many fans as possible to create the ultimate ranking of every episode ever, it’s time to do it all again. How will Series XI and XII compare to their many and varied predecessors? Has opinion on the then-recent Back To Earth and Series X changed in the intervening years? Is the Series 1-VI bubble still a thing, now that those 36 episodes are outnumbered for the first time? Will there ever be a survey in which Back To Reality and Pete (Part Two) aren’t top and bottom?
It works the same way as before – we want as many Red Dwarf fans as possible to order each episode of the show from best to worst, which we’ll then compile into one mega list, with lots of stats and interesting observations. Ideally, we want this to reflect the opinions of the entire fan community, not just our lovely G&T regulars, so please do spread the word as much as you can. Everyone is welcome – all that we ask is that you’ve seen every episode, and that your rankings are honest and considered.
To take part, simply head to the Pearl Poll page and start dragging each episode from the chronological list on the left to your ordered list on the right. It’s easiest to do this on a desktop, but it does also work on mobile – tap the three dots to the right of the episode lozenge to bring up the options for where to put it. If you get bored or sleepy, you can save your progress and come back to it later. Once you’re done, we just need your e-mail address – this is required to help prevent duplicate submissions, and will not be used for any other purpose. There’s also some optional personal information to fill in, for the purposes of statistical analysis. This is by no means compulsory, but it will really help to make our analysis a little more interesting.
If you have any issues, please do get in touch. The Pearl Poll will close at midnight on Thursday 1st February 2018, and the results will be released two weeks later, on 15th February 2018. Make your opinion count, and vote now!