"Ban the bomb. Save the world for conventional warfare."
RED DWARF BITS'N'BOBS REVIEWED
By Michael Noyce
Howdy-doddly do! Want some toast? No?! How about reviews of some
Red Dwarf Related stuff then?
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ASCII Logo By William "Wills" Towle
(Edited to fit ST NEWS page viewer width by Michael Noyce)
Sorry about wasting valuable bytes of disk space, but this piece
of ASCII art has been floating around my hard drive for far too
long. Besides, it kinda goes quite well with this article, don't
ya think <grin>?
"Red Dwarf: Primordial Soup" by Grant Naylor
Not much to say about this book really. It's a 58 page paperback
containing 'the least worst scripts' from Red Dwarf. These being
"Polymorph", "Marooned", "Dimension Jump" (one of my favourite
episodes), "Justice", "Back to Reality" (a classic!) and
"Psirens". There's also eight pages of black and white photos in
the middle and a few pages dedicated to said episodes credits
Perhaps only appealing to die-hard Red Dwarf fans such as
myself, others should check it out and decide whether it's worth
getting. Also, if you, or a friend, have access to the Internet
then you can save yourself some pennies because nearly all the
scripts and loads of other related material can be found there
(see below). A Red Dwarf geek's heaven.
"Red Dwarf: Primordial Soup" by Grant Naylor. Published by
Pengiun Books. ISBN 0-14-017886-4. £4.99.
"Red Dwarf: Smeg ups" Video
The production of any TV program is far from a smooth operation
and Red Dwarf is no exception. Over the last six series there
have been many many cock ups, bloopers, gaffs and smeg ups which
have resulted in this video.
Presented by Kryten (Robert Llewellyn, who co-wrote the "Smeg
ups" script with Doug Naylor) the video contains many out-takes
of the cast making complete fools of themselves, models crashing,
more clips of the cast, props not working, and more clips again.
The result is a video of some 51 minutes length packed with
laughs and goofs that'll have you in stitches. Chris Barrie's
impersonations of Kenneth Williams and others had me wetting
The video also features the original, untransmitted, ending to
the last episode in series six and Kryten attempting to answer
the ten most asked questions about Red Dwarf.
Don't miss this!
"Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drives" - Audio Tape
You've read the book, haven't you? Well, now you can listen to
someone else read it to you instead. And who better than Chris
'Rimmer' Barrie himself!!
I was really wondering why on Earth I bought this, but I'm glad
I did! It's really enjoyable to listen to. The narration is
clear, but what really makes it is Chris Barrie's truely
excellent and accurate impersonations of the other members of the
Red Dwarf Crew. Not suprising from a man who used to do voices
for "Spitting Image". It's not until Chris does his Rimmer
impersonation that you release just how different his voice
really is. I remember the time I first heard Robert Llewellyn's
voice when he was still dressed as Kryten, freaky!! Anyway, I'm
starting to rant so I'd better stop.
Useful Red Dwarf Internet Addresses
And finally, here are some Red Dwarf Internet addresses (taken
from the RD FAQ) that you might like to check out:
toaster.ee.ubc.ca (126.96.36.199) /pub/red-dwarf
Red Dwarf Web Sites:
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