Introducing the G&T Coral Canvass Quickies Posted by Ian Symes on 19th December 2022, 09:04 It will hardly have escaped anyone’s attention that 2023 is Red Dwarf‘s 35th anniversary year. And as tradition dictates, every five years we gather as many fans as possible, from every corner of the internet, to construct the ultimate ranking of each and every episode, and determine once and for all that the winner is Back To Reality again. 2013 was the Silver Survey. 2018 was the Pearl Poll. And now, 2023 is the year of the Coral Canvass. But hold your horses, G&T regulars, because we’re doing things a little differently this time. We’ve previously always asked people for a big list of episodes ordered from best to worst, but we ran into a problem last time round, in that for whatever reason, not everybody included the most recent series in their rankings. This resulted in several submissions that had Twentica to Skipper as the bottom twelve, in broadcast order, which we don’t think affected the overall rankings, but certainly skewed the scores. Also, while putting together and tinkering with a huge list is an ideal way to spend an afternoon for the likes of us, it’s no doubt too daunting a task for many fans. And so, we’re simplifying the process this year – we just want you to give every episode a mark out of ten. If you haven’t seen an episode enough times to make a judgement on it, just leave it blank. We’ll take an average of all the scores submitted for each ep, and then we’ll have our golden figure. Bear in mind that you’re judging these episodes against each other, rather than against other comedies or television in general. So even though Dwarf is your favourite programme, not every episode will be a 10 out of 10 – save that for your all time besties, and don’t be afraid to give your all time worsties a 1 or a 2. We think this is a good solution that will make the poll as inclusive as possible for all Red Dwarf fans, but also give a fairer evaluation for the Dave era. And if we don’t like the way it works out, we’ll switch back for the 40th anniversary. Who celebrates a 35th anniversary anyway? It’s rubbish. So go and vote vote vote! It’s fairly straightforward. Just select your rating for each episode from the dropdown. Any you don’t want to score, leave blank. If for some reason you need a reminder of which episode is which, tap or click on it for a synopsis, a Smega-Drive powered random image and a link to the pertinent Refresh For The Memory forum thread. Your entries will be automatically saved, and you won’t even need to submit – you can tweak your ratings up to the last minute should you wish, and it’ll automatically lock them in when the vote closes. We’ll need an email address to help prevent spam and duplicate submissions; we won’t use your data in any way whatsoever, other than to send you a link that will allow you to transfer your progress to a different device if needed. There are optional demographic type questions to answer too, for use in the big write-up. If there are any technical issues you come across, please let us know in the comments or via email. The Coral Canvass closes at one minute past midnight on Wednesday 1st February 2023, and the results will be out two weeks later on Wednesday 15th February 2023, appropriately enough. VOTE.