4 The Red Dwarf is slowly fading...Hyde2612 | 20/05/2007 | See all Hyde2612's reviews (195)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Bad news first - after series six 'Red Dwarf' never achieved the outstanding greatness present in the first six series. What had consistently been a show of fantastic comic writing and superb science fiction invention seemed to lack a certain something with this, its seventh series. Still, it's not all bad, I mean how many comedy series do you know that even made it this far? And, in retrospect, there is still a great deal to admire from these eight episodes, indeed they still represent a far greater level of entertainment than the BBCs current crop of lame comedies. So, what about the good points, then? Well, top of the list would have to be the re-introduction as Kochanski as a regular character (this time round played by the positively lovely Chloe Annett) Added a female member to the previously male environment added a touch of freshness to proceedings and Kochanski quickly became a fan favourite. And though the episodes varied in quality this time around several - the suprisingly poignant JFK conspiracy themed 'Tikka to Ride' and the time-twisted goings on of Kochanski's first appearance in the fantastic 'Ouroboros' The DVD, despite the drop in quality of the show, is still fantastic however with 3 (count them!) DVDs full of all the usual style, wit and sophistication of previous releases plus extended episodes of three episodes, some interesting Red Dwarf fan films (the result of an online competition) and a 'lost' unfilmed script read with inimitable style (and fantastic impressions) by Chris Barrie all accompanied by pretty pictures. So with Series 7 showing a slight loss of touch the DVD still represents fantastic value for money and is an essential buy for all Dwarfers young and old..