just watched the blu-ray of back to earth, and loved it. a great combination of comedy and drama(yes, i know, serious acting in red dwarf, bravo mr. charles). there are even a few surprises i won't go into. however, what i want to talk about is the rumor of a new series being commissioned. the specials were apparently a big hit, so they are thinking about making more.
i am torn on this issue. although the specials were great, and i waited 10 years for a movie/special, i don't know if i want more. the 8 series explored everything it needed to explore. the specials even touched on a few more things. where can they go from here? everyone is still in top notch form, but can they really go where they haven't gone before? and how big will the budget be?(the specials had a tiny budget, but did so much with it.)
i love red dwarf, but am worried that if it keeps going, it will be like the last couple "old" star trek films, where nothing new was being explored, and the acting was just being phoned in.