G&TV: Red Dwarf Quarantine Quickies Posted by Ian Symes on 2nd April 2020, 10:33 A little over a week ago, Rob Grant decided he wanted to do something to cheer up all the Red Dwarf fans who had suddenly found themselves confined to their own personal Bay 47. The idea was to recapture the magic that formed the conclusion to the most recent Dimension Jump, whereby he was joined by Paul Jackson and Ed Bye to do a live commentary on The End. It made sense, therefore, that the reunited trio would do Future Echoes next, and so they took to Zoom last Sunday afternoon, and broadcast their thoughts to around a hundred webinar viewers. As well as sharing their tips for lockdown survival, we were treated to in-depth details about how the complicated show was put together with analogue technology, the story of how Tracey Ullman was partly responsible for the word “smeg” being used in the show, and even surprise cameo appearances from two former Red Dwarf guest stars. And now the whole thing is available on YouTube for everyone to enjoy. Plans are afoot to make this a regular feature for the foreseeable future, with weekly commentaries running through the episodes sequentially until the lockdown is lifted or they get to ones which none of them were involved in, whichever comes first. There’ll also be more people invited to watch live after this successful test, and you can sign up to the mailing list via TOS.