The special needs to take the place of XIII, as Back to Earth did for IX

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  • #256373

    Veni

    I can guarantee you when it comes time to put the whole of Red Dwarf on streaming services, they’re not going to count the special as separate but as Series XIII. Just as they do with Back to Earth as IX. So hopefully when it comes time to list which is which, the (possible) series after the special needs to be XIV.

    #256374

    bloodteller

    pretty sure Richard Naylor already said on his Twitter that if they did another series after the special, it’d be called Series XIII. a one-off special isn’t a series anyway.

    #256375

    Dave

    Hopefully they call the Special ‘series IX’ just to fuck with everyone.

    #256376

    quinn_drummer

    Hopefully they call it Back to Earth, reshoot all of BTE frame for frame exactly the same and release it without any comment whatsoever just to fuck with everyone. Then call it series XIV on the DVD and have Lister say “There isn’t a series 13” on the DVD menu but then have Holly say “there is” and explain that it’s the AA advert.

    #256377

    Veni

    Richard Naylor also said 3 of the cast would get new designs so we’ve already seen he is a liar.

    #256379

    Dave

    Who’s to say we won’t see new designs over the course of the story?

    #256380

    Lily

    It appears surprisingly difficult to actually watch BTE online.

    UK versions of Netflix and Britbox both have series 1 to 8. UKTVplay have series 3 + 10 to 12.

    Only Amazon video has the full range of series 1 to 12, including BTE as “Season 9” – none of which are actually included in prime video.

    Do Americans have other options?

    #256381

    GlenTokyo

    Nah. Back to Earth isn’t series IX and that’s 3 half hours, so at least it’s the same format for those who find typing BtE overwhelmingly difficult.

    This new special is a feature length job, so its not even half a series, you’re nowhere close to it being series XIII.

    #256382

    bloodteller

    Also the new special, even if it’s feature-length, is still only 1 episode long. You can’t really call anything with just one installment a series, because it literally isn’t a series.

    “Hey, what’s your favorite movie series?”

    “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.”

    #256383

    International Debris

    Also the new special, even if it’s feature-length, is still only 1 episode long. You can’t really call anything with just one installment a series, because it literally isn’t a series.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_A_Touch_of_Frost_episodes#Series_12_(2005)

    #256384

    Veni

    Read the OP again. I’m not saying Back to Earth is series IX or the special should be XIII but that they will be under streaming order. So when the special isn’t called XIII it will still be listed as 13. (Unless the special is considered part of a possible later-date XIII but that’s uncharted territory for Red Dwarf, and as such doubtful).

    I get that you don’t care about that bt, but don’t misconstrue the idea.

    #256385

    GlenTokyo

    What about The Simpsons movie? Canon, but they didn’t skip a series for it, doesn’t go 18, movie, 20; goes 18, movie, 19.

    If it’s a completely different format I don’t see the issue.

    Streaming services are more likely to title it ‘Red Dwarf: Whatever it’s called’, or ‘Red Dwarf The Movie’, or ‘Red Dwarf Special’ in my opinion.

    #256386

    Ridley

    Easter Special 2020 in BritBox’s case.

    #256387

    Veni

    You’re attributing a movie to a television special; I don’t know what I can do for you

    #256388

    Veni

    Actually do you work for The Sun by any chance?

    Did you write this article: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/10159750/red-dwarf-the-movie/

    #256389

    Dave

    You’re attributing a movie to a television special; I don’t know what I can do for you

    Let’s all try and relax, and we can watch 24: Redemption while we calm down.

    #256390

    Veni

    That Google search your ace in the hole, eh. Well Mr. Bond, I retort that nobody watches 24 willingly, thus such issues make themselves moot.

    #256391

    GlenTokyo

    >You’re attributing a movie to a television special; I don’t know what I can do for you

    I’m not, merely pointing out people who don’t really care (like streaming services) will, as you’ve proved with that Sun article.

    #256392

    International Debris

    Specials frequently end up listed as part of the series either side of them, or as titles on their own. I doubt it’ll be listed as XIII unless the next full series is specifically called XIV.

    #256395

    Dave

    That Google search your ace in the hole, eh

    No, sadly no Google search necessary – for my sins I sat through all of 24 on its original broadcast. That year they were buggered by the writer’s strike if I remember rightly, and could only offer a one-off two-hour special.

    #256396

    Dave

    I do love though how quickly people jump to the idea of a piece of information being Google searched, rather than just, you know, knowing things.

    #256397

    Offline

    I didn’t have a smartphone until 2012 and I remember for the life of me not knowing Josie Lawrence’s name. It just went out of my head and if I wanted to remember, I’d have to be at home at the PC but I knew it was the lass from Whose Line. Anyway, nowadays I would not only know her name, date of birth, personal life and career highlights instantly but sadly, what her feet look like in a multitude of photos uploaded by weirdos with foot fetishes.

    Google doesn’t put that kind of information in the top search results, I guess I must’ve accidentally typed in Wikifeet Josie Lawrence.

    No, I’m not alright with that.

    Yes, I can live with it.

    #256401

    Ben Saunders

    Which male Red Dwarf cast member has the cutest feet?

    #256403

    si

    Hopefully they call it Back to Earth, reshoot all of BTE frame for frame exactly the same and release it without any comment whatsoever just to fuck with everyone.

    “Back to Back to Earth”.

    #256409

    International Debris

    Back ‘2’ Earth

    #256412

    Nick R

    2 Back 2 Earth

    #256413

    Offline

    ” Earthin’ “

    #256448

    Dave

    Stellar Rescue is the true Series XIII.

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