That little guide booklet that SFX gave away free to celebrate the transmission of Series XI was lovely. The A-Z therein was fairly unremarkable; however, it did list Kill Krazy’s real name as “Oswald Blenkinsop”. Something I had never heard, or read, anywhere else before. And also, Captain Vorhese as “Captain Hauptmann Meinhard Vorhese”.
So, where did these little nuggets come from? Doug? I may have missed something.
I don’t know if it’d hold up now, but I found Kill Crazy’s bits really funny in ‘Cassandra’ at the time. All that psychotic, Vyvyan-channeling energy, then he goes and knocks himself out straight away. If that had been his only appearance, I’d think of him fondly. If.
Something I only clocked recently – Kill Crazy (and other bits of the Tank stuff) is basically the SAS/Andy McNabb material from the Space Corps Survival Manual making its way into the actual show, isn’t it?
Yeah, left in Cassandra as a one off guest part he’d be fine. I kind of appreciate the idea of using him and Baxter throughout the series to give it a sense of continuity, but frankly I think it’d have been much better to just use him in that one episode.
jesus, just noticed one particular interview has this line: “The London Jets manager? He had those sparky-white teeth forcibly removed one-by-one from a young Mexican boy and then inserted into his own mouth. Apparently he’s still troubled by nightmares and wakes up with the flavour of tacos in his mouth.”
it’s a bit of a weird thing to see on an official red dwarf site, isn’t it? stuff like “Captain Hollister had checked in to deal with his eating disorder – he had been unable to complete the twelve course meal he’d ordered the night before.” and other stuff such as “Bing Baxter, the game show host, is addicted to hamsters. Not sexually, I mean to eat. Can’t get enough of them.” feels less like actual red dwarf stuff, and more like that jokey G&T article about Pete Part 2 where Lister is addicted to horse meat or something