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Brown Dwarf

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Long, long ago there was a magical time when Doctor Who wasn’t on the telly. It was called the Nineties and instead we had Red Dwarf, a science fiction programme that was actually good.

After a hiatus of nine years the original crew returned last night for the start of a new three-parter, Back To Earth. It is remarkable (and quite alarming) how easily they all slipped back into their roles but in the absence of any jokes and in the void caused by the removal of the laugh track it looks like a bunch of old men going through the motions. As Nancy Banks-Smith says “fighting dimension-migrating octopuses is a young man’s game.”

Written by Martin

11 April 2009 at 11:43

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