Red Dwarf: Return to Earth

Red Dwarf has been resurrected by digital channel Dave for a two-part Easter weekend special, which sees the Crew finally return to Earth. Written by Red Dwarf creator Doug Nylor, Red Dwarf:Return to Earth reunited the four main characters.

Red Dwarf is a BBC2 sci fi comedy show, widely broadcast in America on PBS. In it’s eight searies from 1988 to 1999 there were a lot of changes in the always bizarre plot and characters of Red Dwarf. Holly the computer was a man’s floating head, then a woman’s floating head, them missing completely for long periods.

The four mainstays of the show are the Last Human, Lister, a useless Hologram names Rimmer, a humanoid cat named Cat, and hapless robot named Kryten. There was a brief possibility that a U.S. network would make their own version of Red Dwarf, but the only result was Kryten getting a must better costume than the one provided by the BBC.

Among the brilliant and silly stories on Red Dwarf were John Kennedy traveling back in time to kill himself, fights with alien monsters, lots of alternate dimisons, and an endless array of people to enteract with 3 million years in the future. The show was funny.

Red Dwarf brought in more than eight million viewers for series eight, sold 7.25 million DVDs and videos worldwide, broadcast in some 25 territories worldwide and won International Emmy and British Comedy Awards.

One of the fun bits of Red Dwarf is it’s theme song, which makes very little sense but has a nice beat.

It’s cold outside, there’s no kind of atmosphere,
I’m all along, 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.

I’ll pack my bags, and head into hyperspace,
Velocity at time-warp speed.
Spend my days in ultraviolet rays,
Fun, fun, fun, in the sun, sun, sun.

We’ll lock on course, straight through the universe,
You and me, and the galaxy.
Reach the stage, hyperdrive’s engaged,
Fun, fun, fun, in the sun, sun, sun,
Fun, fun, fun, in the sun, sun, sun.

Jon Herrera

Jon Herrera

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