The Good Book Guide

Sci-fi shows are notorious for spanning published spin-offs. These range from reference books, to programme guides, to novelisations and even fan-fiction. However, these are often shoddy, with poor research and lazy writing. This accusation can not be levelled against Red Dwarf, which is usually just as good on the page as it is on the […]

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D.V.Don’t

As I write this, the first three series of Red Dwarf are available on DVD. They have become massive sellers, and been subject to ultimately unanimous praise from fans, the public and journalists alike. For the sake of counter-argument, I aim to address a few issues I’ve had with the first two releases, largely in […]

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Series III DVD Preview

We take a look at what is promised for the Series III DVD… We’re very lucky, you know, to be Dwarf fans. Not only are we getting series-by-series extras-laden releases, when most comedy shows are lucky to get a DVD release that isn’t a sodding best-of, but we even get articles about the production of […]

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Delayed Reaction

So, the September 2003 shooting date has now officially been put back to May 2004. Our reaction was split between “Wah!” and “Hooray!”. “Wah”, because obviously it’s yet more delays. But “Hooray!”, because it shows that things are still happening: that the movie isn’t dead; that plans are still being made; indeed, that pre-production is […]

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Father of Dwarf

Every single Red Dwarf fan ever knows that Red Dwarf was based on the Dave Hollins: Space Cadet sketches from Son of Cliché. But that’s not the full story. Early versions of many famous scenes and concepts, particularly from the early series, can be found in this sketch show, and this document lists the vast […]

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Insult List

Here we go… a complete list of insults used in the 52 episodes of Red Dwarf. Many of these are highly inventive, original and amusing, whereas others are mere variations on the word ‘smeg’. Still, there are some interesting findings. The insults are listed alphabetically, and where there is more than one occurance of the insult being used, these are listed chronologically. Eventually, this document will include Red Dwarf Night, the Smeg Upstapes, deleted scenes, maybe even the cast commentary. Stay tuned.

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Incompetence

Incompetence will be released in December 2003. However, G&T managed to get hold of an uncorrected proof copy, on which this preview is based. Hooray! But, don’t blame us if anything mention on this page changes for the final published version. You have been warned. Well, you’ve got to hand it to the man. After […]

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