Red Dwarf: Living or Dead?
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|Desc||Hattie Hayridge signing her poster.|
|Usage||Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0|
BBC science-fiction comedy drama television programme
|Released||15 February 1988|
|Genre||science fiction and comedy-drama|
|Production company||Baby Cow Productions|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Number of episodes||73|
|Number of seasons||12|
About Red Dwarf
Red Dwarf: The Cult Classic That Defied Gravity
In 1988, a British sci-fi sitcom premiered on BBC Two that would go on to become a cult classic. Red Dwarf, created by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, followed the misadventures of the last surviving human, Dave Lister (played by Craig Charles), and his motley crew of a hologram, a humanoid cat, and a mechanoid, as they traveled through space on the titular mining ship.
The show's unique blend of humor, science fiction, and character-driven storytelling quickly won over audiences and critics alike. Its witty writing, memorable characters, and imaginative world-building made it a hit with fans of all ages. The show's popularity led to a loyal fanbase, conventions, merchandise, and even a spin-off book series.
Red Dwarf's success can be attributed to its ability to balance comedy and drama, as well as its willingness to tackle complex themes such as identity, mortality, and the nature of reality. The show's use of practical effects and models also gave it a distinct visual style that set it apart from other sci-fi shows of the time.
Despite its initial success, Red Dwarf faced several setbacks over the years, including a hiatus in the mid-90s and a controversial decision to replace one of its main cast members. However, the show has continued to endure, with new episodes airing as recently as 2020.
Red Dwarf's legacy can be seen in the numerous sci-fi comedies that have followed in its wake, as well as the continued devotion of its fans. It remains a beloved and influential piece of science fiction television that defied gravity and expectations.
- "Red Dwarf: The Making of a Cult Classic" by Paul Alexander
- "Red Dwarf: The Official Website" (https://www.reddwarf.co.uk/)
- "Red Dwarf: The Complete Collection" DVD box set.
Main cast and crew
Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.
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Other cast and crew
Supporting cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.
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Lenny Von Dohlen
English composer and presenter for television and radio
English actor, comedian, screenwriter and presenter
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