History Trivia / RedDwarf

26th Mar '16 2:59:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** As Danny John-Jules loves to complain on DVD commentaries, there are many examples. Don't get him started on how everybody else's career took off except the main cast!
** Cassandra, from the episode of the same name, is played by Geraldine [=McEwan=] (of ''Henry V'' and ''RobinHood: Prince of Thieves'' fame).
** Craig Charles lampshaded this (in a deleted scene) when filming the reunion scene with Selby and Chen in series VIII. He replied to Kryten's question, 'You know these people, sir?', exclaiming, 'Of course I do - they're in ''EastEnders''!'
*** As is Kill Crazy, incidentally.
*** And now, so is Baxter.
** The US pilots had a ''ton'' of these -- Tom from ''ScaryMovie 4'' played Lister, [[Series/{{Frasier}} Daphne Moon]] popped up as Holly, [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Jadzia Dax]] appeared as the second cat (the first was played by Hinton Battle, who isn't a particularly well-known actor but is pretty legendary in the world of dancing), and Kryten was played by... er, Robert Llewelyn, who was Kryten in the BBC series ''Red Dwarf''.
*** Apparently, Hinton Battle is a hero of Danny John-Jules. Battle apparently put a lot of work into his version of The Cat, making John-Jules something of a PromotedFanboy (Robert LLewelyn recounts a story where Battle was extremely depressed during filming of the US pilot. When LLewelyn asked him why, he said he felt disheartened at trying to play The Cat because "the first guy was so good."
** And [[Film/HarryPotter Mr. Weasley]] is Peterson, [[Film/HarryPotter Peter Pettigrew]] is a game custodian in "Back to Reality", and [[Series/AbsolutelyFabulous Bubble]] gets to work on a Holoship.
** [[{{Coupling}} Susan]] is the queen in the medieval virtual reality game.
*** [[Film/X2XMenUnited William]] [[BrianCox Stryker]] is her king.
** Lister's confidence is personified by Creator/{{Craig Ferguson}}. Yep, [[Series/TheLateLateShow same one]]. His paranoia, meanwhile, is played by [[Series/{{Bottom}} Dick Head]].
** Professor Mamet, Kryten's creator, is played by Creator/JennyAgutter.
** The abandoned ship's computer in "DNA" and the Crazed Astro who has his brain sucked out in "Psirens" is portrayed by Richard Ridings - AKA [[VideoGame/DungeonKeeper The Mentor]], [[VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena Sarge]], and [[PeppaPig Daddy Pig]].
** The woman the Polymorph disguises itself as before sucking out the Cat's vanity would go on to play the eyepatch-wearing Madam Kovarian in ''Series/DoctorWho''.
** "Nicey" Ackerman is [[{{Rambo}} Lewis]].
** In "Parallel Universe" Deb Lister (Lister's female equivalent) is [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Brigadier Bambera]]!
** Meanwhile, Arlene Rimmer was the art teacher in the still life class where ''Series/MrBean'' was too shy to look at the naked woman he was supposed to paint.
** Captain Hollister had a part as one of the Joker's henchmen in the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie. He's also the Captain (Commander?) of the colony in ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.
** And in the same film, the newspaper cartoonist who draws the Batman cartoon is the Simulant captain from ''Gunmen of the Apocalypse''.
** [[TwinPeaks Harold Smith]] is the sinister cop in "Back to Reality".
** [[LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels Dean]] is Lister's other self in ''The Inquisitor''.
** Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriot, who would later go on to host the ''Can't Smeg, Won't Smeg'' special, played a GELF.
18th Mar '16 11:52:23 PM Hossmeister
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16th Mar '16 1:54:51 AM morenohijazo
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* UnfinishedEpisode: It had scripts written for "Bodysnatcher", which was to be the second episode of the first series, and "Identity Within", which was to be a [[ADayInTheLimelight Cat episode]] in series 7. They were eventually included as DVD extras with storyboard images narrated by Chris Barrie. Another, "Dad", was supposed to be the first episode of series 3, resolving the series 2 {{cliffhanger}} of [[MisterSeahorse Lister's pregnancy]], but the writers couldn't get it to work without seeming sexist. Its plot summary was included as UnreadablyFastText at the beginning of that series.
18th Feb '16 3:03:44 PM LorienTheYounger
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** That cool instrumental Kryten is playing air guitar to in ''Timeslides''? Craig Charles wrote it. He also wrote 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''? Craig Charles wrote it. He also wrote and sang the song that plays in the same episode as Lister arrives at his mansion.
6th Feb '16 3:07:26 PM jormis29
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** ''Back to Earth'' does it. The crew meet [[spoiler: Craig Charles, who plays Lister]], and Rimmer asks for his own sitcom (Chris Barrie starred in ''TheBrittasEmpire'', which alluded to Brittas having a similar event occur in his past to Rimmer).

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** ''Back to Earth'' does it. The crew meet [[spoiler: Craig Charles, who plays Lister]], and Rimmer asks for his own sitcom (Chris Barrie starred in ''TheBrittasEmpire'', ''Series/TheBrittasEmpire'', which alluded to Brittas having a similar event occur in his past to Rimmer).



** The US pilots had a ''ton'' of these -- Tom from ''ScaryMovie 4'' played Lister, [[{{Frasier}} Daphne Moon]] popped up as Holly, [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Jadzia Dax]] appeared as the second cat (the first was played by Hinton Battle, who isn't a particularly well-known actor but is pretty legendary in the world of dancing), and Kryten was played by... er, Robert Llewelyn, who was Kryten in the BBC series ''Red Dwarf''.

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** The US pilots had a ''ton'' of these -- Tom from ''ScaryMovie 4'' played Lister, [[{{Frasier}} [[Series/{{Frasier}} Daphne Moon]] popped up as Holly, [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Jadzia Dax]] appeared as the second cat (the first was played by Hinton Battle, who isn't a particularly well-known actor but is pretty legendary in the world of dancing), and Kryten was played by... er, Robert Llewelyn, who was Kryten in the BBC series ''Red Dwarf''.
8th Jan '16 7:16:02 PM nombretomado
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** Rimmer's impressions and parroting while he malfunctions in "Queeg". Chris Barrie is a trained impersonator who had already starred in SpittingImage. Chris Barrie's lip synching and mannerisms when playing the other characters are also far more convincing than the other actors' in "Bodyswap".

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** Rimmer's impressions and parroting while he malfunctions in "Queeg". Chris Barrie is a trained impersonator who had already starred in SpittingImage.''Series/SpittingImage''. Chris Barrie's lip synching and mannerisms when playing the other characters are also far more convincing than the other actors' in "Bodyswap".
6th Jan '16 4:09:45 AM LorienTheYounger
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** A Series VII script titled "Identity Within" would have dealt with Cat's gradual 'domestication' but was, sadly, not filmed. An animated version appears on the DVD release, with Chris Barrie reading the first draft script over storyboard images.

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** A Series VII script titled "Identity Within" would have dealt with Cat's gradual 'domestication' but was, sadly, not filmed. An animated version appears on the DVD release, with Chris Barrie reading the first draft script over storyboard images. It was replaced by the bottle episode "Duct Soup".
** The Series VIII premiere "Back in the Red" was originally intended to be a one-hour special. It was expanded into a three-parter with reshoots.
** The episode "Cassandra" was almost made as a two-parter. Conversely, the two-parter "Pete" began as a single episode titled "Captain's Office".
** An unproduced Series VIII episode entitled "Phwoaarr" would've had the crew encounter powerful pheromones that ultimately cause people to succumb to DeathBySex. The episode was scrapped because it was too lewd, and because the pheromones were too similar to the sexual-magnetism virus; the concept of Rimmer having sex with Kochanski was transferred to the episode "Cassandra". "Krytie TV" was made instead.
6th Jan '16 3:57:16 AM LorienTheYounger
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** Robert Llewellyn, in addition to Kryten, played Jim Reaper, a sales executive for Diva Droid, Bongo, Ace's commanding officer, Able, a zoned-out mechanoid and the Data Doctor, a computer program used to reset Kryten's personality.


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** Robert Llewellyn, in addition to Kryten, played Jim Reaper, a sales executive for Diva Droid, Droid; Bongo, Ace's commanding officer, officer; Able, a zoned-out mechanoid mechanoid; and the Data Doctor, a computer program used to reset Kryten's personality.

personality.
** As an example of You ''Sound'' Familiar, in the episode "White Hole" Talkie Toaster was voiced by David Ross, who was the original actor for Kryten.
** The BEGG chief in the Series X episode "Entangled" is played by the same man who played Lister's GELF bride in the Series VI episode "Emohawk: Polymorph II".

2nd Jan '16 4:00:32 AM Silverblade2
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*** Apparently, Hinton Battle is a hero of Danny John-Jules. Battle apparently put a lot of work into his version of The Cat, making John-Jules something of an AscendedFanboy (Robert LLewelyn recounts a story where Battle was extremely depressed during filming of the US pilot. When LLewelyn asked him why, he said he felt disheartened at trying to play The Cat because "the first guy was so good."

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*** Apparently, Hinton Battle is a hero of Danny John-Jules. Battle apparently put a lot of work into his version of The Cat, making John-Jules something of an AscendedFanboy a PromotedFanboy (Robert LLewelyn recounts a story where Battle was extremely depressed during filming of the US pilot. When LLewelyn asked him why, he said he felt disheartened at trying to play The Cat because "the first guy was so good."
1st Jan '16 8:41:45 AM ienjoypaste
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''Inverted'' with one of their PBS clients. KTEH 54 in California had a deal with BBC that essentially stated that they could air whatever got sent to them... and thanks to a clerical oversight, they got sent all of season 8 ahead of the BBC air date. While they would have been well within their rights to declare the international premier of season 8 on their station, they instead waited until after BBC had aired their episodes - a move that resulted in Craig Charles flying down to do several pledge drives for them. Which, in turn, led to numerous pledges [[JustHereForGodzilla just to hear Craig call them a smeghead on the air.]]
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