It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Netflix users who are also fans of BBC shows. Word leaked out a little over a week ago that the contract between Netflix and the BBC to carry popular shows like Doctor Who, Luther, Black Adder, Sherlock, and Red Dwarf was up for renewal on February 1, 2015, but the two sides had not yet reached a deal! If the two sides did not come to terms, then Netflix would no longer carry BBC content after the end of this month. More than one article appeared on web sites warning everyone to “get that last bit of binge watching in now!”
The issue is now settled, with most BBC content, including Doctor Who, remaining on Netflix, according to THR.
This column was set up to present some of the very best shows the lovely people at TV Land have created. This next installment is about a British sci-fi sitcom where almost everyone dies in the first episode. There have been many sci-fi shows, many, many comedy programs and some sci-fi sitcoms. But none are like this. None are set three million years into the future on a space ship where, unsurprisingly, all the crew are dead. All, except a lager-downing, curry-chomping, hopeless guitar-playing, unwashed lout who could possibly be the last human alive. Yes, Red Dwarf is one of The Greatest TV Shows Ever.
Additional: Red Dwarf is back!The Daily Mail announced that the Red Dwarf crew will be back next year. Thanks to impressive viewing figures last time out in “˜”Back To Earth”, a three-part special from 2009, British TV channel Dave will commission a new series. Shooting begins this autumn, lickety-split.
Note, this sale is only for today, Wednesday November 10, until midnight PST while supplies last.
This 18-disc DVD box set contains all 8 seasons of the British science fiction-comedy television series Red Dwarf, which ran from 1988 – 1999. The set also contains 24 hours of bonus features (listed here below).
Math Time: $59.99 divided by 8 Seasons = appx. $7.50 per Season. C’mon, that’s a steal!
I’ve never seen an episode of Red Dwarf. I don’t even really have a clue what it is, aside from that it’s British and kinda weird looking. But I have a friend who loves it very dearly and it’s pretty popular, so I figured it’s worth sharing this news.
Red Dwarf cast member Robert Llewellyn made an announcement at the KTCS9 20th Anniversary shindig that a new one-hour special has been commissioned by the BBC Worldwide.
No word on the storyline, but the script is in its final stages.