3 I'm all alone...more or less...Hyde2612 | 20/05/2007 | See all Hyde2612's reviews (195)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer And so to the final series of 'Red Dwarf' and, alas, the magic has left the building. Though the look of the show still astounds with its fantastic FX and production design the humour, not to mention the sheer inventiveness of previous episodes, is sadly missing. this time around. The eight episodes here (comprising a three parter and a two parter) sadly felt, at times, stale and predictable and often it seemed that more attention had been payed to the FX than anything else. The DVD allows viewers to watch the 3-part 'Back in the Red' and 2-part 'Pete' as long, unedited episodes but still the spark of genius seems to have long been blown out. The cast are still fantastic considering the decline in quality and one should still applaud the fact that the show retained its admiration and cult appeal after eight seasons but the time had finally come to leave the Dwarf behind. A typically packed 3 disc set includes honest extras discussing the shows sad demise and fans will still want to pick the DVD up so as to look great on the shelf with the other seven series but it's likely that this release will be the one you return to the least. So for now, at least, we must bid the Dwarf farewell and just rest easy in the knowledge that, at its peak, it provided viewers with hilarious comedy, science fiction and stories that, with all the newly released DVDs, can be enjoyed over and over again. And thank smeg for that!