Re: Red Dwarf Series X Discussion Thread
3) I dislike what they did with Rimmers brother. It changed his back story and that annoyed me. His father used to beat them all and toughen them up so that they would eventually be in the space core. He's supposed to be jealous of his successful brothers which made Rimmer the ass he has been throughout his entire life. Now he is on par with one of them, he has no reason be jealous and therefore the ass he has always been.
To be fair, Doug Naylor fully accepts there are loads of character inconsistencies and plot holes. For example, in the early series Lister made references to his mother and grandmother, only for his story to change by series 6 or 7 to him being abandoned in a box in a bar and him turning out to be his own father, and his girlfriend was his mum.
I really enjoyed the new episode. It had a shaky start, but kept improving. I am hopeful for the rest of the series if it maintains that improvement curve.