While the scenes deleted from Series I were entertaining purely for the curiosity value, the ones from Series II are actually very funny. Most of them are funny enough to have fitted into the first series, and would have no trouble at all getting into Series VII or VIII…
As per the Series I DVD, no actual new out-takes were used for this compilation. In fact, it is perfectly clear that whoever made the section was working directly from the Smeg Outs tape, as we’ll prove below.
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. […]
Recorded at the Brixton Academy in June 1999, this Comic Relief video featured some of the best British stand-ups of all time. And Lenny Henry. The highlight was obviously Hattie Hayridge, but some other comics deserve a special mention. It’s easy to be biased, but Hattie really is one of the best acts. She only […]
With the recent discussions on alt.tv-red-dwarf and the official webboard, we ask – does the lack of continuity in Red Dwarf really matter? A digital clock above the wall mirrors gives the date as being 22nd March 2077. LISTER: March the twenty-second. That’s what – three weeks before the crew got wiped out. (Stasis Leak) […]
Robert Llewellyn’s marvellous book, The Man in the Rubber Mask (detailing behind the scenes on Red Dwarf III-V, and the US Pilot), is now sadly out of print. But what is less well known is that there were in fact two editions. The first was published in 1994; the second was published in 1996, and had an Epilogue added to the end. For those of you who only have the first edition, we now present this Epilogue in full.
That’s quite enough ‘smeg’s for one article, and that’s only in the title. Over two successive Winters, in 1994 and 1995, GNP and the BBC released a pair of out-take compilation videos. Aside from generating a bit of money on the Christmas gifts market, the videos helped to plug the long, long gap in between […]
This document is a comprehensive guide to all the changes that took place to create the Re-Mastered version of the episode. As it happens, The End has just about the most alterations made to it, and was previewed on BBC TWO on Friday 13th February 1998, two days short of a decade since the original […]
DYSWIDT? That joke was far better than anything Dawn French’s scriptwriters could come up with. On Monday 26th May 2003, Red Dwarf was featured on BBC ONE’s The Sitcom Story, which was a fantastic opportunity to see Del Boy falling through the bar, Basil Fawlty beating his car with a stick and Captain Mainwaring saying […]
The Smeg Ups on the DVDs were rather disappointing for us long-term fans. Not only had we seen them before, on the 1995 Smeg Outs video, the Series I compilation even included out-takes from Series II. This was a darned shame, as the DVDs are near perfect in most other respects. We’ve (or rather, Ian […]