Series VI DVD Review

It’s big! It’s thorough! It’s stupidly late! It’s G&T’s Series VI DVD review! Hurrah! Put simply, a stunning release. I can never decide which is my favourite series out of II, V and VI, but I think VI has a stronger claim to it that the others. Superb action sequences, a frantic mood and pace, […]

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Turning Japanese – Series VI

The Japanese DVDs of Red Dwarf – of which all eight series have already been released – represent perhaps the most drastically-altered versions of the series out there. The Japanese episodes have large amounts of dialogues and scenes cut out, and should an unwary soul download episodes off the internet, they may find themselves unfortunately […]

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Out of Time: or, Alternate Personalities

Alternate personalities constitute a wide-ranging subgenre of SF – there can be many variations on this theme, including electronic creation of alternate personalities (The Terminal Experiment (1995), Robert J. Sawyer), to drug-induced split personality (A Scanner Darkly (1977), Philip K. Dick). In fact, “alternate personalities” is such a wide-ranging term that it could be used […]

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Better Dead Than Smeg

RIMMER: Then I say fight! KRYTEN: Mr. Rimmer? RIMMER: Better dead than smeg. LISTER: Yes! Cat? CAT: Better dead than sofa-sized butt! LISTER: Kryten? KRYTEN: Better anything than that toupee. LISTER: Shields up, arming lasers. CAT: Bringing her round. KRYTEN: Target acquired. LISTER: Locked on… firing! KRYTEN: Direct hit – starboard thrusters. Nice shooting, sir. […]

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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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