Charmingly error-riddled Red Dwarf article from 1993

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    Warbofrog

    For want of 2018 Red Dwarf news, I’ve been reading some hot-off-the-press magazine articles from 25 years ago. Mostly boring and repetitive, but I liked this one (not my scan):

    https://imgur.com/a/MHkaJep

    Dennis Fischer introduces Americans to the British lunacy of Red Dwarf in Imagi-Movies magazine Vol. 1, No. 1 (Fall 1993). It’s all very nice and enthusiastic, complete with his personal episode picks and ratings.

    But what I particularly enjoyed was the many Companion-style nitpicky errors, like getting people’s names wrong (“Dave Holling” is like a Richard Herring joke name, and Hattie’s completely wrong name made me LOL), wrong details, wrong captions, crediting the wrong director and putting an episode in the wrong series. If this sort of thing amuses you too, you might like it.

    There’s an interesting bit right at the end about unproduced Grant Naylor projects – “a comic Twilight Zone-type series for the BBC” (no more details) and details about ‘Thursday Man.’

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    Unrumble

    Interesting that ‘Back to Reality’ gets 3 1/2 stars, whereas ‘Parallel Universe’ (which I don’t have a problem with, but have seen maligned on here quite often) gets the full 4.

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    Warbofrog

    For an early-90s American, he doesn’t rave about Terrorform. Almost as if making sweeping national generalisations isn’t useful.

    Saying that, it’s good to see more evidence of Waiting for God being less underrated over there.

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    tombow
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    PFMC84

    I loved the addition of Mattie Heybridge in Season 3.

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    Seb Patrick

    I love how, being an American, he even had to change the direct quote “the crew are dead” to “the crew is dead”.

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