First off I have loved Red Dwarf for years and my 3 star review has nothing to do with the series as much the product itself. I am glad to see the series finally starting to make it to DVD, and getting more exposure to people who missed it while on the air. This is a great box set that includes the first 8 seasons of the series. The box set doesn't really give you to many extra's over simply buying the each season seperately, which might be cheaper depending if the prices have been reduced or on they are on sale.
Be warned though like the title of this review pointed out, this is not the entire series. There was a 9th season, Back to Earth, which was basically a movie no one really liked that much but there is also a season 10 that this box set does not include. So if your planning buy this box set for a real Red Dwarf fan as a gift, just be aware there are more still out there.