ZAPPED, 1.1 – “Mr. Weaver” (TV Review)

Zapped. Image shows from L to R: Steg (Ken Collard), Barbara (Sharon Rooney), Brian Weaver (James Buckley), Howell (Paul Kaye), Herman (Louis Emerick). Copyright: Black Dog Television / Baby Cow Productions.

Dave – 13th October 2016 – 9.40pm

Written and created by: Dan Gaster, Will Ing, Paul Powell

Directed by: Dave Lambert


FANTARAMA

“I can categorically state that nothing of note will happen today…”

If delivery boy Philip J. Fry was transported to Middle Earth instead of the year 3000, Matt Groening’s Futurama could easily have been an animated prelude to Zapped, a new Dave-commissioned fish out of water sitcom which – like the digital channel’s other genre-quashing weekly chucklethon Red Dwarf XI – is available to stream on UKTV Play a week ahead of broadcast.

… Keep Scuttling!

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RED DWARF XI.3 “Give and Take” (TV Review)

Dave – 6th October 2016 – 9pm
Created by: Rob Grant and Doug Naylor
Written and directed by: Doug Naylor


 

LIFE IS BUT A SCREAM

Lister (Craig Charles) will claim it’s curry, while based on this week’s evidence, Cat (Danny John-Jules) will argue strongly in favour of sea salt, but ultimately it seems like variety is the spice of life aboard the Dwarf this series. We are now three episodes in to XI – half way – and we’ve already been treated to a romp to an alternative Earth in the style of series VI (“Twentica”) and a more sombre investigative mystery which harkened back to III’s classic two-hander, “Marooned” (“Samsara”).

… Keep Scuttling!