History Trivia / RedDwarf

25th Sep '17 3:11:28 AM cwickham
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** Blue Midget becomes the regular mode of transport, rather than Starbug, in Series X despite the fact the Midget had been phased out after Series II. The series didn't have the time or budget to make a Starbug set they felt was good enough - it was so iconic they felt they should do it properly, or not at all.
25th Sep '17 3:06:29 AM cwickham
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* RecycledSet: For series X, the same set was modified to create the marketplace, the Trojan's bridge and the Simulants' council room.

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* RecycledSet: For series X, the same set was modified to create the marketplace, the Trojan's bridge and the Simulants' council room. The Blue Midget set seen in "Entangled" and "The Beginning" is a redressed version of the Red Dwarf driveroom set.
** Several episodes in XI and XII have the regular "Science Room" set redressed; the Lady Be Good club in "Twentica" is one such example, although it's such a total overhaul you probably wouldn't know unless told.
25th Sep '17 3:04:36 AM cwickham
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: In the first episode of Series VI, "Psirens", Lister admits essentially losing Red Dwarf due to not being able to remember which planetoid he has parked it in orbit of. As a result, the 4 of them are confined to the by far smaller scouting vessel Starbug. The real life truth is that much or all of the Red Dwarf set was lost inbetween the making of series 5 and 6.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: In the first episode of Series VI, "Psirens", Lister admits essentially losing Red Dwarf due to not being able to remember which planetoid he has parked it in orbit of. As a result, the 4 of them are confined to the by far smaller scouting vessel Starbug. The real life truth is that much or all of This was partly down to Grant Naylor wanted to write out Holly as the Red Dwarf set was lost inbetween the making of series 5 and 6.character had become redundant.
12th Aug '17 4:32:51 AM Aurelian
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** Craig Charles got on board because producer Paul Jackson asked him to read the script, as they were worried the Cat might be seen as a racist character. Charles liked the character of Lister enough to audition. Grant and Naylor were initially not keen on casting him as Lister, because he had no acting experience and was very different to how they originally perceived the character. However, his audition won them over.

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** Craig Charles got on board because producer Paul Jackson asked him to read the script, as they were worried the Cat might be seen as a racist character. Charles liked the character of Lister enough to audition. Grant and Naylor were initially not keen on casting him as Lister, because he had no acting experience and was very different to how they originally perceived the character. [[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Being Mancunians, they were also unsure about having a Scouser playing the last human being in the universe.]] However, his audition won them over.
11th Aug '17 3:44:04 PM Aurelian
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* DyeingFforYourArt: Chloe Annett had her long light brown hair cut short and dyed dark brown so that she'd look more like her predecessor Clare Grogan when she took the role in Series VII. In Series VIII, she had her own natural hair (despite the fact that the series premiere took place a matter of minutes after the previous series' finale - the change in appearance was never commented on).

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* DyeingFforYourArt: DyeingForYourArt: Chloe Annett had her long light brown hair cut short and dyed dark brown so that she'd look more like her predecessor Clare Grogan when she took the role in Series VII. In Series VIII, she had her own natural hair (despite the fact that the series premiere took place a matter of minutes after the previous series' finale - the change in appearance was never commented on).
11th Aug '17 3:38:28 PM Aurelian
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*** Similarly, Norman Lovett originally auditioned for Rimmer. Craig Charles got on board because Grant Naylor asked him if he thought the Cat was a potentially racist character, and Charles liked the character of Lister enough to audition.

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*** ** Similarly, Norman Lovett originally auditioned for Rimmer. Rimmer.
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Craig Charles got on board because Grant Naylor producer Paul Jackson asked him if he thought to read the script, as they were worried the Cat was might be seen as a potentially racist character, and character. Charles liked the character of Lister enough to audition.audition. Grant and Naylor were initially not keen on casting him as Lister, because he had no acting experience and was very different to how they originally perceived the character. However, his audition won them over.
26th Jul '17 3:29:59 AM ClintEastwood
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** That cool instrumental Kryten is playing air guitar to in ''Timeslides''? Craig Charles wrote it. He also wrote and sang the song that plays in the same episode as Lister arrives at his mansion.

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** That cool instrumental Kryten is playing air guitar to in ''Timeslides''? "Timeslides"? Craig Charles wrote it. He also wrote and sang the song that plays in the same episode as Lister arrives at his mansion.



* CreatorBacklash: In http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2016/10/blast-from-the-past-chris-barrie-attacks-red-dwarf-in-newly-re-emerged-1993-interview/this]] 1993 interview with ''Starbust Magazine'', Chris Barrie was highly critical of Series VI.
* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode:
** Chris Barrie's favorite episode was "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIVDimensionJump Dimension Jump]]", followed by "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIIMarooned Marooned]]".
** Creator/CraigCharles also named "Marooned" as one of his favourites, noting that it would work as a stage play.
** Robert Llewellyn's favourite episode was "Krytie TV".
** Norman Lovett's favourite episode was "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIQueeg Queeg]]", one of the few Holly-centric episodes.



** Even series 3, with its vastly improved sets and costumes, didn't have a budget that was much bigger than the earlier seasons, but it was spent more wisely, especially with set designer Mel Bibby's ingenious ways of making impressive improvised sets.

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** Even series 3, Series III, with its vastly improved sets and costumes, didn't have a budget that was much bigger than the earlier seasons, but it was spent more wisely, especially with set designer Mel Bibby's ingenious ways of making impressive improvised sets.



** "Dimension Jump" and "Meltdown" were originally intended to air at the beginning of season four. Because of TheGulfWar still raging at the time, they were pushed back, due to their military overtones (Ace Rimmer being a jet pilot was a minor one, but still considered too militaristic). This results in a PlotHole during "Meltdown", where Kryten is unable to resist carrying out the deranged Rimmer's orders, despite having disobeyed him in "Camille" (which aired as the first episode of the season).

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** "Dimension Jump" and "Meltdown" were originally intended to air at the beginning of season four. Because of TheGulfWar UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar still raging at the time, they were pushed back, due to their military overtones (Ace Rimmer being a jet pilot was a minor one, but still considered too militaristic). This results in a PlotHole during "Meltdown", where Kryten is unable to resist carrying out the deranged Rimmer's orders, despite having disobeyed him in "Camille" (which aired as the first episode of the season).



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: In the first episode of series 6, "Psirens", Lister admits essentially losing Red Dwarf due to not being able to remember which planetoid he has parked it in orbit of. As a result, the 4 of them are confined to the by far smaller scouting vessel Starbug. The real life truth is that much or all of the Red Dwarf set was lost inbetween the making of series 5 and 6.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: In the first episode of series 6, Series VI, "Psirens", Lister admits essentially losing Red Dwarf due to not being able to remember which planetoid he has parked it in orbit of. As a result, the 4 of them are confined to the by far smaller scouting vessel Starbug. The real life truth is that much or all of the Red Dwarf set was lost inbetween the making of series 5 and 6.
23rd Jul '17 5:08:46 PM ClintEastwood
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* DVDCommentary:
** Every single episode (except for Series X) gets a DVD commentary track from the entire cast for that whole series. The exception is Series V, which Creator/CraigCharles couldn't show up to the commentary recording for due to being ill so instead the other actors all imitate him and mercilessly make fun of him while he's not there. Series V and VI also include a fan commentary on the most popular episode of each series. The one for "Back to Reality" had someone from the studio sitting in to make sure the fans didn't just quote the entire episode as it happened.
** Series VII also features Chris Barrie commenting on episodes he doesn't appear in (his character left in episode 2 but appeared in flashbacks in two more episodes after that) and for one episode he basically complains how boring it is, and the rest of the cast agree.
Older than DVD! A VHS boxset containing one episode from each of the first six series was released, that came with an audio CD containing creator commentaries on each of the episodes.
* DyeingFforYourArt: Chloe Annett had her long light brown hair cut short and dyed dark brown so that she'd look more like her predecessor Clare Grogan when she took the role in Series VII. In Series VIII, she had her own natural hair (despite the fact that the series premiere took place a matter of minutes after the previous series' finale - the change in appearance was never commented on).
20th Jul '17 9:20:41 AM ClintEastwood
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* ChannelHop: Originally broadcast on the BBC, it fell by the wayside after series VIII. After repeats on Dave became hugely popular, the "Back To Earth" special was created and on the back of that series X came to be.
* CultClassic: The show has a pretty strong following, as evidenced by its ChannelHop after a successful run of repeats on Dave many years after the end of Series VIII. Robert Llewellyn stated that he disagrees that it qualifies for cult classic status, as it's probably ''too'' popular.

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* ChannelHop: Originally broadcast on the BBC, Creator/TheBBC, it fell by the wayside after series VIII. After repeats on Dave became hugely popular, the "Back To Earth" special was created and on the back of that series X came to be.
* CultClassic: The show has a pretty strong following, as evidenced by its ChannelHop after a successful run of repeats on Dave many years after the end of Series VIII. Robert Llewellyn stated that he disagrees that it qualifies for cult classic status, as it's probably ''too'' popular.
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