The Myth of Red Dwarf 1

Red Dwarf 1 is slower paced and less action packed than subsequent series. This remark goes even for Red Dwarf 2 which, while it often shares the first series’ claustrophobia and colour scheme (even a supposedly tropical beach is verging on the monochrome), involves more off-ship adventures as well as temporary characters. This much we […]

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Series I Deleted Scenes

The deleted scenes from Series I are mostly rubbish. Let’s just sort that out straight away. But that doesn’t stop them from being absolutely fascinating. This document is a complete guide to all the scenes that were cut or trimmed from the first series, with an explanation, transcript and notes. For some scenes, the deleted […]

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Promotion Prospects

All three of the DVDs released so far have been promoted by giving away a free disc through a popular publication. Strangely, both of these free discs have been released after the actual DVD itself, and, not so strangely, both have featured a popular episode and a sneak preview of some of the extra features. […]

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Don’t Leave Us Hanging

Cliffhangers have played an important role in Red Dwarf, from the first series through to the eighth. However, they’ve not always been executed very well. Here, we look back on all the cliffhangers, and their resolutions, over the years. 1. Lister’s exam results. (Balance of Power/Waiting for God) CLIFFHANGER:LISTER: How did I do, Mr. Lister, […]

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