Updated Red Dwarf FAQ file
THE "RED DWARF" FREQUENTLY - ASKED QUESTIONS LIST
Created by: Michael J Montoure and Renee Byrd RD.faq Version 3.9
Maintained by: Pat Berry Revised: 01/24/94
CONTENTS OF THIS LIST
1. What is "Red Dwarf"?
2. Where can I see "Red Dwarf" in the United States?
3. Did "Red Dwarf" start on radio?
4. Is there an Episode Guide for "Red Dwarf"?
5. How do you know the title of the last episode of Series Two?
6. Why is Holly now a woman? How did Kryten change?
7. What are the lyrics to the theme song from the end credits?
8. What are the lyrics to "Tongue Tied"?
9. What are they really saying in "Backwards?"
10. What does "smeg" mean?
11. What does "LEVEL NIVELO" mean?
12. Who is Gordon Bennett?
13. What are some of the foods mentioned on the show?
14. How many times has Rimmer had sex?
15. How many people were in Red Dwarf's crew?
16. How can Rimmer leave the ship?
17. How did the Polymorph touch Rimmer?
18. How many times has Starbug crashed?
19. Is there going to be an American "Red Dwarf"?
20. Is there a "Red Dwarf" ftp site?
21. Are there "Red Dwarf" novels?
22. Are there books about "Red Dwarf"?
23. Are there "Red Dwarf" fan clubs?
24. Where else can I find out more about "Red Dwarf"?
New or changed information is marked with a vertical line in the
1. WHAT IS "RED DWARF"?
"Red Dwarf" is a British science fiction comedy series that has
been on the air for six seasons, each season lasting for six
episodes. It is the brainchild of "Grant Naylor", a creative
team consisting of Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, who write and
produce the show. The show's sixth series has recently finished
its first airing in England.
The premise of the show is best summed up by the opening
narration used in the first series:
"This is an S.O.S. distress call from the mining ship Red Dwarf.
The crew are dead, killed by a radiation leak. The only
survivors are Dave Lister, who was in suspended animation during
the disaster, and his pregnant cat, who was safely sealed in the
hold. Revived three million years later, Lister's only
companions are a life form who evolved from his cat, and Arnold
Rimmer, a hologram simulation of one of the dead crew."
--- Holly, the ship's computer
2. WHERE CAN I SEE "RED DWARF" IN THE UNITED STATES?
"Red Dwarf" is seen on public television stations across the
country. If your local PBS station doesn't show it, write to
them, and convince your friends to write to them, until they do!
The first five series are all available for purchase by PBS
The BBC has also started to release videotapes. Series One
through Four have been released, and these tapes are now
available in the U.S.
3. DID "RED DWARF" START ON RADIO?
Not exactly. There was an episode of the short-lived Radio 4
series "Son of Cliche" that was written by Rob Grant and Doug
Naylor which contained several ideas they later incorporated
into "Red Dwarf". A space cadet named Dave is trapped all alone
on a spaceship with a slightly senile computer called HAB. (The
voice of HAB, by the way, was provided by Chris Barrie, who
later went on to star as Rimmer.) While this was clearly the
forerunner for "Red Dwarf," there isn't any direct connection.
The script for this radio episode is included in the
RED DWARF OMNIBUS (see #22).
4. IS THERE AN EPISODE GUIDE FOR RED DWARF?
Otto Heuer maintains a very good guide, available by
anonymous ftp on toaster.ee.ubc.ca, but here's a quick list
to get you started:
Series 1 - 1988 Series 2 - 1988
1. The End...................15 Feb. 7. Kryten................... 6 Sept.
2. Future Echoes.............22 Feb. 8. Better Than Life.........13 Sept.
3. Balance of Power..........29 Feb. 9. Thanks for the Memory....20 Sept.
4. Waiting For God........... 7 Mar. 10. Stasis Leak..............27 Sept.
5. Confidence & Paranoia.....14 Mar. 11. Queeg.................... 4 Oct.
6. Me^^2.....................21 Mar. 12. Parallel Universe........11 Oct.
Series 3 - 1989 Series 4 - 1991
13. Backwards................14 Nov. 19. Camille..................14 Feb.
14. Marooned.................21 Nov. 20. D.N.A....................21 Feb.
15. Polymorph................28 Nov. 21. Justice..................28 Feb.
16. Bodyswap................. 5 Dec. 22. White Hole................7 Mar.
17. Timeslides...............12 Dec. 23. Dimension Jump...........14 Mar.
18. The Last Day.............19 Dec. 24. Meltdown.................21 Feb.
Series 5 - 1992 Series 6 - 1993
25. Holoship.................20 Feb. 31. Psirens.................. 7 Oct.
26. The Inquisitor...........27 Feb. 32. Legion...................14 Oct.
27. Terrorform............... 5 Mar. 33. Gunmen of the Apocalypse.21 Oct.
28. Quarantine...............12 Mar. 34. Emohawk: Polymorph II....28 Oct.
29. Demons and Angels........19 Mar. 35. Rimmerworld.............. 4 Nov.
30. Back To Reality..........26 Mar. 36. Out of Time..............11 Nov.
5. HOW DO YOU KNOW THE TITLE OF THE LAST EPISODE OF SERIES TWO?
No title was given in the original broadcast. The episode
opened with a musical number instead of the normal titles. Most
British fans learned that the episode's name was "Parallel
Universe" from its listing in the Radio Times; some American
fans called it "Tongue Tied", after the song in the opening
musical performance. "Parallel Universe" was the most common
title used, and it has now been confirmed as the official title
as printed on the BBC videotape releases.
6. WHY IS HOLLY NOW A WOMAN? HOW DID KRYTEN CHANGE?
The original actor to play Holly, Norman Lovett, decided to
leave the series to further his career. (There is no truth to
the rumor that he died.) Kryten's original actor, David Ross,
wasn't available to commit to a series when they decided to make
Kryten a continuing character, so he was replaced by Robert
Llewellyn. (Ross later returned in "White Hole" as the new
voice of Talkie Toaster.)
Hattie Hayridge, the actress called in to play Holly, had
previously appeared in "Parallel Universe" as Hilly, Holly's
female counterpart. "There were no plans to call me back,"
Hayridge explains. "When Norman said he wasn't doing another
series, I auditioned." The character of Holly kept the same
name and personality despite the recasting.
The reclassification of Red Dwarf from a Paul Jackson Production
to a Grant Naylor Production (making it now officially a
production outside the BBC, although it is still filmed at Noel
Gay Television) brought with it several changes in the show's
look between Series Two and Three, including changes in
costumes, sets, and miniatures, particularly the addition of the
Starbug and its hangar bay.
Most of these changes were more or less explained by the
following words that scrolled rapidly up the screen at the
beginning of "Backwards":
"Three million years in the future, Dave Lister, the last human
being alive, discovers he is pregnant after a liaison with his
female self in a parallel universe. His pregnancy concludes with
the successful delivery of twin boys, Jim and Bexley. However,
because the boys were conceived in another universe, with
different physical laws, they suffer from highly accelerated
growth rates and are both eighteen years old within three days
of being born. In order to save their lives, Lister returns them
to the universe of their origin, where they are reunited with
their father (a woman), and are able to lead comparatively
normal lives. Well, as normal as you can be if you've been born
in a parallel universe and your father's a woman and your
mother's a man and you're eighteen years old three days after
your birth. Shortly afterward, Kryten, the service mechanoid,
who had left the ship after being rescued from his own crashed
vessel, the Nova 5, is found in pieces after his space bike
crashed into an asteroid. Lister rebuilds the 'noid, but is
unable to recapture his former personality. Meanwhile, Holly,
the increasingly erratic computer, performs a head sex change
operation on himself. He bases his new face on Hilly, a female
computer with whom he'd once fallen madly in love."
It IS possible to read all this, using a VCR with good
freeze-frame capabilities. Try it.
7. WHAT ARE THE LYRICS TO THE THEME SONG FROM THE END CREDITS?
It's cold outside, there's no kind of atmosphere
I'm all alone, more or less
Let me fly far away from here
Fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun, sun
I want to lie shipwrecked and comatose
Drinking fresh mango juice
Goldfish shoals nibbling at my toes *
Fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun, sun
Fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun, sun
* There has been some debate over this line -- it is not sung
very clearly, and many fans think it is simply "Goldfish ARE
nibbling..." However, in the fourth series episode
"Meltdown," the end theme is performed by "Elvis" [Clayton
Mark], and the word "shoals" is more distinct. Also, some
fans who have seen the episode on closed-captioned broadcasts
report that the subtitles do read "shoals." A "shoal" is a
school of fish.
8. WHAT ARE THE LYRICS TO "TONGUE TIED"?
As mentioned in #5, "Parallel Universe" begins with a musical
number that turns out to be a dream had by the self-centered
Cat. The studio audience's laughter makes the lyrics a little
hard to understand, but combining a couple of different posters'
ideas of what they were gave us this:
The Cat: (Chorus -- Lister and Rimmer:)
When I saw you for the first time (first time)
My knees began to quiver (quiver)
And I got a funny feeling (feeling)
In my kidneys and my liver (digestive system baby)
My hands they started shakin' (shakin')
My heart began a-thumpin' (boom boom boom)
My breakfast left my body (huey huey huey)
It all really tells me something
Girl you make me tongue tied (tongue tied)
Tongue tied, whenever you are near me (near me)
Tied tongue (tied tongue)
Tied tongue (tied tongue)
Whenever you're in town
I saw you 'cross the dance floor (dancin')
I thought of birds and bees (reproductive system baby)
And when I tried to speak to ya (talk talk)
My tongue unraveled to my knees (flippety-flippety-flop)
I tried to say I love you (love you)
But it came out kind of wrong, girl (wrong girl)
It sounded like "Nunubididoo" (tongue tied)
Nuh mur nuh murh ni nong nurl
'Cause you make me tongue tied (tongue tied)
Tongue tied, whenever you are near me (near me)
Tongue tied (tongue tied)
Whenever you're around
Oh I'm beggin' on my knees
Sweet, sweet darling, listen please
Understand me when I say
I'm trying to say nungy-nangy (nangy-nungy)
Ningy-nongy, why can't I tell you clearly (clearly)
Whenever you're around (around)
Whenever you're around (around)
In the fall of 1993, "Tongue Tied" was released as a single in
England and rose to #17 in the Gallup UK Top 40. The artist was
listed simply as "The Cat." A music video of "Tongue Tied" was
reportedly shown on the "Top of the Pops" show in England and on
MTV in the States.
9. WHAT ARE THEY REALLY SAYING IN "BACKWARDS"?
Most of the reversed dialogue in the episode "Backwards" is
pretty much either what the subtitles say it is or what you'd
expect from context; some of it actually appears to be random
noise. There are two good exceptions, however.
When Lister and the Cat steal a bicycle, its owner yells after
them, "You scoundrels! Return my bike immediately!" -- at
least, according to the subtitles. What he actually says,
however, is, "Oi! Hey! Oi, you robbing bastards, that's our
Later, when the stage manager comes in to yell at Rimmer and
Kryten, he appears to be blaming them for starting the "fight."
Here's what he's actually saying:
"Frankly, your act's crap. Anyway, anybody could have done it.
I hate the lot of you. Bollocks to you! . . . You are a stupid,
square-headed, bald git, aren't you? I ain't pointing at you,
I'm pointing at you. But I'm not actually addressing you, I'm
addressing the one prat in the country who's bothered to get
hold of this recording, turn it round, and actually work out the
rubbish that I'm saying. What a poor, sad life he's got!"
10. WHAT DOES "SMEG" MEAN?
The characters in the show use it as an all-purpose profanity.
Apparently derived from "smegma," the term for a particularly
unpleasant bodily secretion, the slang term "smeg" was
reportedly in use in England before the show premiered, although
not commonly. Grant Naylor presumably adopted this little-known
bit of Scouse profanity as a blanket replacement for all other
swearing, to keep them out of trouble with the BBC and to poke
fun at the long-standing convention in science-fiction of
inventing futuristic slang.
11. WHAT DOES "LEVEL NIVELO" MEAN?
It means "level" in English and Esperanto. The Red Dwarf is a
bilingual ship, with English and Esperanto as the two official
languages. All of the characters appear to speak English, but
in "Kryten", Rimmer is shown trying (and failing) to learn
Esperanto from a videotape. In the same episode, Kryten
demonstrates that he can speak and understand the language.
12. WHO IS "GORDON BENNETT"?
"Gordon Bennett" is a name used by the characters, most notably
Holly, as an expletive ("Gordon Bennett! What was that?").
Historically, James Gordon Bennett was the name of an American
newspaper tycoon (1795-1872) who founded the New York Herald in
1835. His son, also named James Gordon Bennett (1841-1918),
established London and Paris editions of the newspaper. The
Bennetts are said to have had a penchant for extravagant and
expensive gestures, and they became widely known enough that the
name is now an expression of disbelief in England, and is
essentially a euphemism for "God".
13. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE FOODS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW?
"Vindaloo," the most frequently mentioned food item on the
show, is a very, very hot Indian curry dish. Most Indian
restaurants have them on the menu. They can contain almost any
variety of meat, thus Lister's references to "mutton vindaloo,"
"chicken vindaloo", etc.
"Poppadoms", another Indian food item, are thin lentil-flour
wafers resembling tortillas, deep-fried until crisp.
A "shami kebab" is an appetizer served in Indian restaraunts.
It consists of finely ground meat and lots of spices, grilled
over a flame, and comes in a variety of shapes -- some flat like
a hamburger, others long and thin like a sausage. The meat is a
mixture of pork and either goat (in more authentic restaurants)
or beef (in less authentic ones). You typically get two shami
kebabs with a salad side dish.
"Chutney" is a fruit piccalilli (pickled relish), often eaten
with cold meat.
"Gazpacho soup" really does exist and really is meant to be
served cold. Several different recipes exist.
A "pot noodle" is an instant noodle product marketed in the U.K.
by Golden Wonder, a snack food company. It's a plastic
container with pre-cooked dried noodles and flavorings inside.
To prepare it, you open the container, pour in boiling water,
wait a few moments, and eat it.
14. HOW MANY TIMES HAS RIMMER HAD SEX?
Only once while he was alive, with Yvonne McGruder, the ship's
female boxing champion. (Stated in "Thanks for the Memory".)
The story he tells Lister in "Marooned", about losing his
virginity in the back seat of his brother's car, appears to be
false. (It's definitely phony in the novel BETTER THAN LIFE.)
In later episodes, Rimmer has had simulated sex in a virtual
reality game ("Better Than Life") and holographic sex with
another hologram ("Holoship").
15. HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE IN RED DWARF'S CREW?
In "The End", Todhunter says "There are 169 people on board this
ship." Yet in "Justice", the Justice Computer charges Rimmer
with 1,167 counts of murder for causing the deaths of the entire
crew. What gives?
"Red Dwarf" abounds with minor inconsistencies like this one.
When Grant Naylor come up with a good idea (such as the "light
bee" -- see #19), they don't worry overmuch about whether it
contradicts something in a previous episode. In this case, they
evidently decided that a larger crew was more appropriate for a
ship five miles long and three miles in diameter.
One possible explanation is that the Justice Computer got its
information from Rimmer's mind, and Rimmer has an inflated
notion of his own importance. In addition to overstating his
own responsibility for the deaths of the crew, he may have
exaggerated the number of people involved.
16. HOW CAN RIMMER LEAVE THE SHIP?
Because Rimmer is a computer-generated hologram, some viewers
are confused when he leaves Red Dwarf and visits planets, space
stations, other ships, and so forth. In early episodes, Rimmer
was generated by the Red Dwarf's onboard holographic equipment,
which allowed him to move freely about the ship. He was also
able to travel on the Red Dwarf's auxilary vessels (Blue Midget
and White Giant), which presumably carry their own hologram
generators. He could only visit the surface of a planet within
a Hologram Projection Cage, as seen in "Thanks for the Memory".
This limitation proved to be inconvenient, so Grant Naylor came
up with another explanation, the "light bee". This device is a
tapered cylinder about one inch in diameter and three inches
long that "buzzes around inside him and projects his image" (as
described by Holly in "Meltdown"). The light bee can go
anywhere, allowing Rimmer to leave the ship without needing a
Some fans have theorized that the light bee was invented
sometime during Series 2 (by Holly) or Series 3 (by either Holly
or Kryten). However, this doesn't explain how Rimmer was able
to leave the Blue Midget and enter the wreck of the Nova 5 in
"Kryten", two episodes *before* he was shown in a projection
17. HOW DID THE POLYMORPH TOUCH RIMMER?
In the episode "Polymorph", a shape-changing creature that feeds
on emotions invades the Red Dwarf. This creature uses its
shapeshifting ability to provoke an emotional response, then
attaches a sucker to the victim's forehead and sucks out the
emotion. Lister, the Cat, Kryten, and Rimmer all succumb to
the creature's attack.
Some fans have asked how the Polymorph could possibly attach its
sucker to Rimmer (who is, after all, a hologram). Two possible
explanations have been suggested: either the sucker actually
made contact with Rimmer's light bee (see #16), or the Polymorph
can change into a hologram.
In the novel BETTER THAN LIFE (see #21), the Polymorph changes
to a beam of light, suggesting that becoming a hologram is
within its capabilities. On the other hand, the Polymorph
doesn't use that method in the novel; it goes to the hologram
simulation suite, changes into electronic data, and invades
Rimmer's personality disk.
18. HOW MANY TIMES HAS STARBUG CRASHED?
There are at least two vehicles called "Starbug" on board the
Red Dwarf, and they seem to crash-land or collide with things an
awful lot. Crash landings occur in the following episodes:
| "Gunmen of the Apocalypse"
The crashed Starbug was abandoned on more than one occasion,
from which we can deduce that either there are more than two of
them, or facilities exist on board Red Dwarf to manufacture
19. IS THERE GOING TO BE AN AMERICAN "RED DWARF"?
Probably not. A pilot was produced for NBC, involving Grant
Naylor as technical consultants, Craig Bierko as Lister, Chris
Eigelman as Rimmer, Jane Leeves as Holly, Tony award winner
Hinton Battle as Cat, and Robert Llewellyn reprising his role as
Kryten from the British cast.
Historically, many English shows have been redone for an
American audience ("Max Headroom" being an example), but many
fans were apprehensive about the uniquely British humor not
translating too well.
Some fans who had a chance to see the filming report that some
surprising and odd changes were made: for example, the
transformation of Lister to a clean-cut and well-dressed
Causcasian, and the replacement of the "H" on Rimmer's forehead
with a glowing red dot.
The pilot reportedly was a retelling of "The End", with some
elements of "Future Echoes" thrown in for good measure.
After rejecting this version, NBC commissioned a *second* pilot,
which fixed some problems (such as restoring Rimmer's "H"), but
which had some further odd changes, such as casting a woman as
the Cat. (Interestingly, the Cat was to be played by Terry
Farrell, who is now better known in the U.S. for her role as Dax
on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.")
Both pilots are finished, but it doesn't seem at this point that
either of them will ever air. It's very unlikely that the
option to make the series will be picked up. Sounds like we
won't be missing much, however.
20. IS THERE A "RED DWARF" FTP SITE?
Yes. Dave Gagne (firstname.lastname@example.org) has been kind enough to put
an anonymous ftp site on toaster.ee.ubc.ca (126.96.36.199).
There's a lot of good stuff there in the /pub/red-dwarf
directory, including scripts, sound files, episode guides, quote
files, and GIF and JPEG pictures. For details, get the README
21. ARE THERE "RED DWARF" NOVELS?
Yes -- two so far, RED DWARF: INFINITY WELCOMES CAREFUL DRIVERS
and RED DWARF: BETTER THAN LIFE. The books greatly expand on,
and are greatly different from, the television show: although
they do contain many ideas from the show, these ideas are put
together in new and interesting ways.
The two books are published by Penguin Books. The ISBN of
"IWCD" is 0-14-012437-3. "BTL"'s ISBN is 0-14-012438-1. These
books are available in the United States and you should be able
to order them from your local Waldenbooks.
A third novel (reportedly called THE LAST HUMAN) is in the
works, although Grant Naylor's schedule hasn't allowed them to
confirm when it will be finished. In the meantime, however, the
first two books have been combined into one large re-release
called the RED DWARF OMNIBUS, which also contains the script for
"Dave Hollins, Space Cadet" (the "Son Of Cliche" sketch that
started it all -- see #3), a reproduction of the beer mat on
which the idea for Red Dwarf was allegedly first sketched out,
and the original script for "The End".
A volume called simply RED DWARF, comprising the first two
novels only, is available in the U.S. from the Science Fiction
| INFINITY WELCOMES CAREFUL DRIVERS is also available on audiocassette,
| read by Chris Barrie (Rimmer). It comes in two forms:
| Abridged (double cassette box, 180 minutes) 5.95 UK pounds
| Unabridged (6 cassette box, 8 hours) 19.99 UK pounds
| Prices include UK tax, postage, and packing. The publisher is:
| Laughing Stock Productions Ltd
| PO Box 408
| Battersea, London SW11 6JJ
| Telephone 44-71-498-0102
| Laughing Stock accepts mail orders with sterling cheques drawn
| against a UK bank. They don't accept credit card orders.
| However, they have a distributor (Book Point, telephone
| 44-235-835001) that does take credit card orders over the phone
| and will ship overseas. Shipping costs are not known.
22. ARE THERE BOOKS ABOUT "RED DWARF"?
Yes. Available in England (although you can get it at a few
conventions in the States) is the OFFICIAL RED DWARF COMPANION,
a thin little book that has a lot of wasted space, but some
interesting quotes and information and some wonderful color
photos throughout. If you're looking for in-depth, solid
information about the show, this isn't where you'll find it; but
if you want a nice, light read, a collector's item, and an
attractive coffee-table book, this is it. Here's the info:
THE OFFICIAL RED DWARF COMPANION
by Bruce Dessau
95 pages, 6.99 pounds
Titan Books Ltd, 19 Valentine Place, London, SE1 8QH
The RED DWARF PROGRAMME GUIDE ("everything you never wanted to
know about the smash smega-series") is an in-depth collection of
information about series 1-5. It includes sections on History,
The Characters, The Programmes, The Index, The Creators (cast
and production crew), and The Spin-offs. The index is by far
the largest section of the book and is an alphabetical list of
almost everything mentioned to during the series, from "A to Z
of Red Dwarf, The" to "Zoom function".
RED DWARF PROGRAMME GUIDE
by Chris Howarth and Steve Lyons
You can also pick up RED DWARF -- PRIMORDIAL SOUP: THE LEAST
WORST SCRIPTS, by Grant Naylor. The book contains the complete
scripts for "Polymorph," "Marooned," "Dimension Jump,"
"Justice", and "Psirens."
23. ARE THERE "RED DWARF" FAN CLUBS?
Yes. The Official Red Dwarf Fan Club is based in the U.K. and
has addresses in Eire, the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand.
Membership includes three issues of their magazine BETTER THAN
LIFE, a badge, and a membership card. Write to:
| U.K.: 40 ptford Road
| RG5 4QF
| Eire: Caroline Griffin
| 52 Granville Road
| Co Dublin
U.S.: Mark Kennedy
P.O. Box 50552
Palo Alto, CA 94303
| Australia: Tom Marwede
| PO Box 1044
| Bundoora 3083
| Membership rates, per year
| UK/BFPO - 8.50 Sterling
| Europe - 9.50 Sterling equivalent
| Eire - IR#10 (8.50 Sterling)
| USA - US$17.00 (10.00 Sterling)
| Australia - A$23.00 (11.00 Sterling)
| New Zealand - NZ$32.00 (11.00 Sterling)
| Cash or cheques in local currencies are accepted, but take weeks
| rather than days to clear. If you prefer to send an
| International Money Order, the equivalent rates are shown above.
The U.S. also has an officially-sanctioned fan club. Membership
is $25 for the first year and includes a T-shirt, membership
card, cast picture, and the club newsletter (published
approximately every other month). Renewals are available for
$12 per year. The club does not have meetings, but does sponsor
occasional special events, such as a complete showing of Series
Six in the fall of 1993 (when it had not yet been broadcast in
Mike Gardiner (email@example.com) has agreed to serve as an unofficial
Internet contact for this club. For official contact, write to:
Red Dwarf Fan Club
1409 W. 14 Mile Rd
Heights, MI 48071
In New Zealand, a club called Zed Shift produces a quarterly
magazine, operates a mail order service for New Zealand members,
and holds the occasional meeting. Members receive four issues
of GARBAGE POD (the magazine), a guide to Red Dwarf, a
membership card, and a hologram H.
The cost of membership in NZ dollars is:
New Zealand - $15
Australia - $20
| North America - $24
Rest of world - $25
For a registration form, send an SAE or IRC to:
PO Box 10104
| In Germany, the Better than Life fan club publishes a newsletter
| (mostly in German) called TALKIE TOASTER (TM). Write to:
| Sylvia Pranga
| Isolde-Kurz-Str. 145 (36)
| W-4400 Munster-Nienberge
24. WHERE ELSE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT "RED DWARF"?
| RED DWARF MAGAZINE, the official magazine for the series, has
| recently ceased publication. A campaign is currently under way
| to revive the "Smegazine", as it was also called. For details,
| send a self-addressed envelope to:
| SAVE OUR SMEG!
| Park End
| BR1 3PZ
| Some back issues are still available from the publisher:
Fleetway Editions Limited
Greater London House
For those of you who are interested in fanzines (unofficial,
fan-written publications), there is one being put out by Space
Rat Press, entitled "Stasis Leak," including several interviews
and episode guides. The first issue of the 'zine costs $10.00
plus $2.00 for postage and handling. (Make checks payable to
Space Rat Press.) They seem to have obtained permission from
Grant Naylor to do this, which is rare for a fanzine to do.
They don't know whether there will be a second issue or not, but
the first issue is out and it looks good.
Space Rat Press
P.O. Box 422
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
This F.A.Q. may be reproduced, electronically or in print, so long as the
authors' names remain intact. It may not be used for profit without the
express written permission of the maintainer. Bribes cheerfully accepted.
Comments, questions? Send e-mail to pat@berry.Cary.NC.US. (Compliments are
always nice, too.)
THANKS AND A DOUBLE-RIMMER SALUTE TO: Paul S. Winalski, D. J. Clark,
Neil Postlethwaite, Kimble Ketolainen, Jim Lyon, Geoff Lane, Dave Gagne,
Ross Smith, Otto Heuer, Simon Jerram, FRUITBAT, Dan Crow, Grame
Griffiths, Dale Clayton, Mik Stevens, David K Fraser, J. Reynolds, Mike
Gardiner, Cyrill Nuernberg, and especially Michael J Montoure and Renee
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