Futurama Echoes

While the American sci-fi cartoon Futurama is thoroughly, undeniably different from Red Dwarf, there are still some tantalizing similarities flowing through it that really make one wonder if perhaps one of the writing staff is not a Dwarfer at heart. In this article I’ve decided to record everything that I’ve noticed so far, which is […]

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Lonely Among Us

“The early series of RD, which Craig Charles said was Steptoe and Son in Space, were the best because of the claustrophobia, the hatred, etc.” – Peter Thomas, uk.media.tv.misc “…the isolation and loneliness was 90% of what made early Red Dwarf what it was, and I just didn’t want to watch anymore.” – anonymous, Jump […]

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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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