Red Dwarf: Introduction & Main Menu
Red Dwarf was written as a show with a disparate and frequently dysfunctional group of individuals living together in a restricted setting. With the main characters routinely displaying their cowardice, incompetence and laziness, while exchanging insulting and sarcastic dialogue. This is an anti-hero show with the main characters acting bravely only when there was no alternative. By today's standards the science in the show is exceptional and the writers tried to put a plausible face on some pretty hairy concepts. If yer gonna do nano-bots, why not make them talk? If yer gonna play a virtual reality game, why not date one of the ball girls in the tennis challenge game?
The show rapidly attained a cult following and very soon mainstream sitcom status. In the forth season, Red Dwarf was widly regarded as Britains best sci fi comedy show (eclipsing Hitch Hikers Guide). By season 6, it was the UK's number one rated tv show!
Episode Reviews - A detailed review of each of the shows.
Character Biographies - Biographies of the crew members.
The Culture Reviews section describes each of the races encountered by our brave heroes.
SadBOARD- Red Dwarf forum - Plus other Sci Fi Discussion Groups.
The Famous Red Dwarf SMEGTEST TEST - Well, ok not that famous. Test your Red Dwarf knowledge, ingenuity and silliness.
The Ships & Technology provides brief info on the cool Tech our heroes beg, borrow, steel or live in.
The Red Dwarf articles in this guide are © 1999-2010 Tony Fawl and other named authors.
Not for reproduction without the authors written permission.
The Red Dwarf names, characters and everything else associated with the series are the property of
The British Broadcasting Corporation, Rob Grant & Doug Naylor. All rights reserved.