Red Dwarf seasons 1-8 finally set to be released on Blu-ray

Red Dwarf seasons 1-8 finally set to be released on Blu-ray

0 comments 📅03 August 2018, 19:02

Alright chaps, what’s happening in groove town then?

Finally, the best sci-fi comedy that’s ever been written (let’s be honest, there haven’t been many) has been upgraded to high definition.

The official Red Dwarf website announced today that seasons 1-8 will be available on Blu-ray in a special, 13th anniversary set from Monday 1st October 2018.

If you haven’t heard of Red Dwarf, then you’re either truly dead inside or still just an embryo.

“White hole, spewing time, engines dead, advice please.”

Three million years ago, a radiation leak killed the crew of the mining ship, Red Dwarf. The only survivor was Dave Lister, the chicken soup machine repairman. He spends his time on the ship with a holographic projection of Arnold Rimmer (his dead bunkmate), Cat (a life-form that evolved from Dave’s cat), Holly (the ship’s senile computer), and Kryten (a service mechanoid).

“All in all, a 100 percent successful trip.”
“But sir, we’ve lost Mr Rimmer.”
“All in all, a 100 percent successful trip.”

Starring Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat), Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) and Chris Barrie (Rimmer), the show got off to a slow start way back in 1988, but with each passing season, the ante was upped along with the budget and the bombardment of side-splitting, asthma-attack-inducing humour. By the time season 3 had arrived, it had a massive fanbase and provided an entire generation with epic, quotable lines.

“Assuming of course we’re not dealing with five-dimensional objects in a basic Euclidean geometric universe and given the essential premise that all geo-mathematics is based on the hideously limiting notion that one plus one equals two, and not as Astemeyer correctly postulates that one and two are in fact the same thing observed from different precepts, [loudly exhales through nose] the theoretical shape described by Siddus must therefore be a poly-dri-doc-deca-wee-hedron, a hexa-sexa-hedro-adicon-a-di-bi-dolly-he-deca-dodron. [loudly exhales through nose again] Everything else is poppycock. Isn’t that so?”

Sadly, the series took a bit of a nose dive in seasons 7, 8 and 9…but thankfully returned to form with 10. This new high-definition conversion comes as a welcome relief to the eyesight of many fans, who have, up until now now, been forced to endure watching repeats of the best of Dwarf in 480p on a TV made for 1080 resolution.

There’s no word yet on pricing or what extras will be included.

Scott Snowden is MyM’s US Editor. Follow him on Twitter.

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