10.6 The Beginning Most fans like this more than I do. I think it's all right, but episodes 2 to 5 of this season appeal much more to me. It's a bit of an unusual episode (the Rimmer school stuff, a social visit by a rogue droid, long scenes without the main cast, etc), which I find disconcerting - like the feeling I get when I watch Back to Earth. There's plenty of good stuff here though. There's a decent plot, and the external shots are easily the best they've ever been. There's one or two moments when the CGI looks a bit dodgy, but at least it's a billion times better than the series 8 CGI (also, I can't watch Blue Midget flying into the asteroid without thinking of when I used to do the same in X2: The Threat). The guest cast is good: young Rimmer, Mr Rimmer, the simulants, Hoguey - it's nice to see Richard O'Callaghan back. I mentioned in my Entangled review that the Cat/Kryten combination was unusual and now here we get a Cat/Rimmer scene. Apart from a couple in series 1, I can't recall any other lengthy moments featuring these two. Prior to series 10, Cat only ever seemed to share these two-handers with Lister. Overall, series 10 holds up well to repeat viewings. All ten series of Red Dwarf have their own unique look and feel, and 10's is a bit more unique than most. What bothers me is that the characterisation, which has never been quite right since Grant left, is still noticeably poor. And so that concludes my Dwarfathon. It's been a great experience, and I'll probably be doing it again sometime after series 12 has aired. See you all again in this thread sometime around 2018.