Plus it's just four blokes, no women, no aliens or monsters - and a lot of it's about loneliness and your life slipping by. No one would buy that. But that's what we've got back to: that feeling of trying to make something of your life when there's not very much there.
There's a story where Lister has an accidental love triangle with two female dispensing machines. And it's a situation where you think, "Oh my god, that probably would happen in that environment, where even the dispensing machines are lonely!"
Does sound promising. I've always thought series 2 was the best and most creative use of the premise.
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