The Mike Tucker Interview

Mike Tucker is one cog in the genius machine that is (was) the BBC VisFX department, and has worked on Red Dwarf since the first series. Apart from seeing his name on screen in form of a nice in-joke (the manufacturer of Kryten’s Psi-Scan is ‘Tucker Enterprises’) Mike has also appeared in an episode of Red Dwarf and Kryten’s love-blob, Camille; but his acting was limited to wheeling around on an office chair, wearing a blob suit.

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Without Him Life Would Be Much Grimmer

My favourite character is Lister, without a doubt, because I think there’s something very reassuring in the concept that the very last surviving human will be this scuzzy space bum who, you know, who’s powered by beer and curry, and Lister looks like something the cat wouldn’t drag in… (Garry Bushell, The Red Dwarf A-Z) […]

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Filthy, Rich & Catflap

“When I say my pussy, I really mean my…” Ah, Filthy Rich & Catflap. Destined forever to be seen as “that one between The Young Ones and Bottom that wasn’t nearly as good as either”. Even the blurb on the back of the DVD box can’t resist bookending with the comparisons; it starts with Concieved […]

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Dimension Jump XI

Is it me, or is that cockroach shuffling too loudly? For three days in the summer of 2004, 200-odd Red Dwarf fans descended on the sleepy town of Bedford. We didn’t know much, but one thing we did know is how to throw a good time… Friday It all started on Friday 11th June. The […]

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Dimension Jump XI

Dimension Jump is the (almost) annual convention organised by The Official Red Dwarf Fan Club and staged at a glamorous and bustling English city. This year: Bedford. Well, it had a bank and a traffic cone, what more could you ask for? The hotel itself was nice, if not a little expensive alright, VERY expensive. […]

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Timeslides: or, Time Travel

Time travel is still used in science fiction, but not as much as when SF was in its infancy and early adolescence – much like Faster-Than-Light travel, it is generally considered unscientific. Stephen Hawking, one of the most famous physicists of all time, said that “…the best evidence we have that time travel is not […]

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