As part of their 30th Anniversary celebrations, Starburst magazine has published their list of 30 defining moments in sci-fi. And in a non-surprising entry at no. 21 is…
… well, Red Dwarf, of course. It seems obvious that Dwarf would have an entry and the moment chosen is fairly unsurprising:
Red Dwarf VI – Legion
A crisis aboard Starbug…
Rimmer: Step up to red alert!
Kryten: Sir, are you absolutely sure? It does mean changing the bulb.
One of the best gags ever, in one of the best sci-fi comedies ever made.
It’s probably the most quoted piece of Dwarf and has basically become short hand for anyone wanting to give an example of how FUNNY they find the show. Having said that, it is a pretty defining moment by that very definition, so its choice does make sense, even if it is a tad too obvious.