SHOW: Red Dwarf!

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Lucifers Angel
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May 7th, 2007 at 02:07pm
I dont know if this is a duplicate or not but here i am anyway,

i dont knwo if many of you have seen this series but it was once the funniest thing on tele, it was about a four man crew aboard the mining vessel Red Dwarf, well when i say four men i actually mean, one cat, one android and 2 men. Oh and not to forget the ships computer Holly!! Who once had an IQ of two million but now she has an IQ or a talkie toaster.

here is a bit about the shoe and they characters,

Craig Charles plays Dave Lister.
Chris Barrie plays Arnold Rimmer.
Danny John-Jules plays The Cat.
Norman Lovett plays Holly in Series I, II, VII and VIII. Hattie Hayridge plays him/her in Series III to V. The character makes no appearance in Series VI.
Robert Llewellyn plays Kryten from Series III onwards. In his original one-off appearance in Series II, Kryten was played by David Ross.
Chloë Annett plays Kristine Kochanski in Series VII and VIII. Kochanski was originally, in Series I, II and VI, a supporting character played by Altered Images vocalist Clare Grogan (credited as CP Grogan).


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The mining ship Red Dwarf is a spaceship 6 miles (10 km) long, 5 miles (8 km) tall, and 4 miles (6 km) wide belonging to the Jupiter Mining Corporation. In the first episode, an on-board radiation leak of Cadmium II kills everyone except for low-ranking technician Dave Lister (a genial Liverpudlian slob, albeit a more intelligent one than is initially apparent), who is in suspended animation at the time, and his pregnant cat, Frankenstein, who is safely sealed in the cargo hold. Lister had smuggled Frankenstein aboard the ship following shore-leave on Titan, but had been caught in possession of the illegal life form and chose to be sentenced to eighteen months in stasis imprisonment rather than surrender his pet to be dissected. Following the accident, the ship's computer Holly has to keep Lister in stasis until the background radiation dies down ” a process that takes three million years. Lister therefore emerges as the last human being in the universe ” but not the only life form on-board the ship. His former bunkmate and immediate superior Arnold Rimmer (a fussy, bureaucratic bully obsessed with rank and rules, who is at heart a neurotic coward), is resurrected by Holly as a Hologram after the accident to keep Lister sane, while a creature known only as The Cat is the last known surviving member of Felis Sapiens, a race of humanoids that evolved in the ship's hold from Frankenstein and her kittens during the millions of years that Lister was in stasis.

The main dramatic thrust of the series is Lister's attempt to get back to Earth (indeed, in the novels, this was introduced as a desire of his, even before the accident that left him stranded three million light-years away). Along the way, however, are frequent distractions that usually see the not-so-intrepid Dwarf crew encountering strange races and lifeforms that have developed in the intervening millions of years (although a core tenet of the series is that there are no aliens anywhere in the universe ” every element of the large and bizarre mix of intelligent life within the Red Dwarf universe is in one way or another derived from Earth, a result of developments in robotics and/or genetic engineering).

Furthermore, the crew roster changes as the years go by. During the second series, the "Dwarfers" encounter the sanitation mechanoid Kryten, rescuing him from a long-since crashed vessel. Initially, Kryten only appears in one episode of Series II (as Rob and Doug didn't want a robot as a main character), but by the beginning of Series III he has become a full time character in the series. At the end of Series V, however, disaster strikes when Lister loses Red Dwarf, having forgotten which planetoid he parked it around (he offers this as an excuse initially, but Kryten almost immediately informs the crew that Red Dwarf was stolen). This forces the crew to travel in the smaller Starbug craft for two series, with the added side-effect that they lose contact with Holly. And in Series VII, Rimmer departs the crew to take up the role of his alter-ego from a parallel universe, Ace Rimmer, whose name has become a long-standing legend and a legacy passed down from dimension to dimension. Shortly afterwards, the crew find a replacement for Rimmer when they encounter another parallel version of themselves. In this universe, it was Kristine Kochanski ” Lister's long-time crush and (because of merged realities) ex-girlfriend ” who went into stasis, while Lister died and was brought back as a hologram. A complicated series of events leaves Kochanski stranded in 'our' universe, and she is forced to join the crew.

Finally, in the eighth (and so far final) series, Red Dwarf itself is reconstructed by Kryten's nanobots that had stolen it and broken it down into its constituent atoms. In the process, the entire crew of the ship ” including Rimmer ” are resurrected, but the Starbug crew all find themselves sentenced to two years in the ship's brig on a set of convoluted charges. The series ends, however, with Red Dwarf being eaten away by a virus and all on board evacuated, save for Rimmer who is left to face Death, for the second time. Unhappy with his predicament, he knees Death in the groin and runs away ” although the cliffhanger ending leaves this open to interpretation.

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May 7th, 2007 at 03:21pm
Omg I love Red Dwarf Cheese

Best comedy ever ;]
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May 13th, 2007 at 09:13pm
I used to watch this all the time!
When I was little, my mom, brother and I would watch this all the time on BBCAmerica, but then it stopped coming on. It made us sad.
Then we just started watching The Young Ones, so it was all good.
I miss this show though. I can never find it on DVD. D:
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May 14th, 2007 at 03:49pm
Heather?:
I used to watch this all the time!
When I was little, my mom, brother and I would watch this all the time on BBCAmerica, but then it stopped coming on. It made us sad.
Then we just started watching The Young Ones, so it was all good.
I miss this show though. I can never find it on DVD. D:


the americans tried to make a "red dwarf" copy and it was so bad that it didnt get aired.
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May 14th, 2007 at 04:00pm
Everytime I see this thread I get the theme in my head.

That in itself was a little rhyme. =]
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May 27th, 2007 at 05:10pm
Peardrops:
Everytime I see this thread I get the theme in my head.

That in itself was a little rhyme. =]

*sings*
Its cold outside, no kind of atmosphere
im all alone, more or less, let me fly
far away from here.... blah blah blah..
i know the whole theme off by heart i just can b bothered to type it..
damn i love that show so much. Mr. Green
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June 1st, 2007 at 04:32pm
Lucifers Angel:
Heather?:
I used to watch this all the time!
When I was little, my mom, brother and I would watch this all the time on BBCAmerica, but then it stopped coming on. It made us sad.
Then we just started watching The Young Ones, so it was all good.
I miss this show though. I can never find it on DVD. D:


the americans tried to make a "red dwarf" copy and it was so bad that it didnt get aired.

I never saw that one. I always watched the original.
I'm sure it was probably terrible, though.
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