https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2020-04-16/red-dwarf-future-promised-land-sequel/ I'll be honest, I'm left worried by the possible direction hinted at here as well as annoyed by the seemingly dismissive tone towards Lister getting his happy ending. First the part from Doug that left me a trifle worried: “They could be on a planet somewhere and a whole new civilisation could have grown up, you just don’t know…” he said. “This is where you go, ‘Actually, we’re looking for a new antagonist’ and you go, ‘Oh, OK, what happened to the crew?’.” I do understand that the idea of what happened to the restored crew has come up but do we really need to revisit possibly the worst series in the show's history and remind people of how it destroyed the central premise and then hand-waived it all away just when we've finally gotten back to the premise that serves the show best? I had assumed that the scene in 'The Beginning' pretty much confirmed that Doug was also of that mind, but now I'm not so sure. I was happy enough that all the talk of Lister being the last human being, since the Dave era began, just hinted that somehow the boys were of the understanding that the crew all flew into a sun or something. I know that Doug loves Hollister and always wants to find ways to use him but I wouldn't be keen on revisiting anything that reminded me of series 8 outside of the type of cameo seen in Skipper. Now the bit that left me vaguely annoyed: “We’ve always said that we don’t want to do the ‘final show’ – where Lister’s back on Fuchal, he’s got his white horses and somehow he’s got Kochanski and they ride off into the distance and everyone goes ‘What a lame s**t show that was’ – it would be just horrific.” First of all, this hasn't "always been said". Doug is on record as literally having wanted to end the show after series 8, in a far less satisfying manner, by having Red Dwarf crash land on the Earth, destroying civilisation and causing tsunamis in the process. This would, in my opinion, have been an awful end to a series that had totally lost direction at this point and I'm glad it never happened. Secondly, who among the fan base who have folllowed the show for 30+ years is going to say 'what a lame s**t show that was'? to a good-natured, possibly cathartic ending where the crew get to find happiness? When the Trotters finally won their millions in Only Fools.. did people call it a 'lame s**tshow' or was it celebrated as one of the most cathartic scenes in all of sit-com? Lister's "dream" isn't as unrealistic as that one was, given the circumstances. What was the point of all the foreshadowing, the wedding in stasis leak, the talk of Lister's dream, bringing back Kochanski as an actual character, the hugely emotional "yeah, I will" optimism of Lister's choice in Back to Earth? Why exactly is a happy ending for the crew such a dreadful proposition for the Naylors? I think we've all read Last Human, we know that Doug is capable of writing a powerfully emotive and satisfying 'ending' to the show (I put that in inverted commas since, despite working as one, Doug apparently feels it isn't one). The reluctance to do so, I get but the cast aren't getting any younger and, personally, I think it would be nice for Lister to get some sort of resolution after all these years, even if it's not everything he ever imagined. I do understand that while a show is working you never want or need it to end. The reality is, however, that the show cannot go on forever. You can do the Futurama ending each season or special, that's fine to but I'm left disappointed that the tone now seems not so much to be "we won't do a cathartic ending because we don't want the show to end" but instead "we won't do a cathartic ending because its 'lame'.