For those who AREN'T, Red Dwarf is a comedy sci-fi show from the BBC that ran eight seasons, came back for a three episode season about a decade later on Dave network, and now has a full six episode series coming this month!
It's sci-fi, and in some ways is better sci-fi than many other TV shows, even though it's a comedy. They use the sci-fi tropes in humorous ways, but also tell some decent sci-fi stories in their own right. The episode about JFK's assassination combines slapstick, dark comedy, and high stakes time travel in a way you just don't see anywhere else. Captain Picard would never try to convoke JFK to do what he did . . . the Doctor would find a way around it . . . but these guys ASK JFK to do something so awful . . . anyway . . .
I'm pretty psyched that the new series is coming soon! I don't know the details of how we'll be able to see it in the States (I had to wait for Red Dwarf: Back to Earth came out on DVD -- I don't torrent, but was SOOOOOoooo tempted to for this), butit looks like a return to form for the show in the sneak peaks I've seen.
Meanwhile, while episode 1 of series 1 was "The End" . . . episode 6 of this series is "The Beginning". I hope we get a proper ending.