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Character descriptions and casting details for the Red Dwarf BBC sitcom and series of novels by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. Red Dwarf is a British science fiction situation comedy, created and originally written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. For the type of star, see Red dwarf. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... Rob Grants novel, Colony. ... Doug Naylor is a British comedy writer who was born in Manchester, England. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... Rob Grants novel, Colony. ... Doug Naylor is a British comedy writer who was born in Manchester, England. ...

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Major characters

David Lister

Main article: Dave Lister

David Lister is portrayed by Craig Charles in the television series. For the origami historian, see David Lister (Origami Historian). ... Craig Charles as Dave Lister Craig Charles (born July 11, 1964 in Liverpool, England) is an English actor, stand up comedian, author, poet, and radio and television presenter, best known for playing Dave Lister in the British cult-favourite sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf. ...


The most important thing to know about Dave Lister is that he is the last human man in the known universe. The second most important thing to know is that his best clothes have only two curry stains down the front. The third most important thing to know is that he believes he is the world's greatest rock guitarist and possibly Jimi Hendrix reborn. However, listening to his guitar playing is akin to having to undergo three root canal fillings without anaesthetic during one visit to the dentist. He is described as a ten-thumbed, tone-deaf, noise polluter by Kryten; before Kryten learnt how to lie. This article is about the dish. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Root canal procedure: unhealthy tooth, drilling, filing with endofile, rubber filling and crown Root canals are the long passages full of soft tissue deep within the dentin of a tooth, adjoining the pulp chamber. ... X-rays can reveal if a person has cavities Dentistry is the practical application of knowledge of dental science (the science of placement, arrangement, function of teeth) to human beings. ...


Arnold Rimmer

Main article: Arnold Rimmer

Arnold Judas Rimmer BSC, SSC (standing for Bronze Swimming Certificate, Silver Swimming Certificate), who sometimes goes by Arnold Jonathan Rimmer is played by Chris Barrie in the television series. He is instantly recognisable by both the permanent sneer on his lips and the "H" (hologram) symbol on his forehead. He is the second lowest rank on the ship, a Second Technician, immediately over David Lister, Third Technician. The two are charged with the incredibly important job of chicken soup machine repair. He blames himself for the crew dying, since he inefficiently repaired the drive-plate, though, considering his reputation for ineptitude, the blame might more likely be on the captain who gave him that job to do in the first place. Arnold Judas Rimmer BSc, SSc (Bronze Swimming certificate, Silver Swimming certificate), who sometimes goes by Arnold Jonathan Rimmer, is a fictional character in the television series Red Dwarf, played by Chris Barrie. ... Chris Barrie (born March 28, 1960) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Arnold Rimmer in the cult BBC2 comedy Red Dwarf, and as Gordon Brittas in popular BBC1 sitcom The Brittas Empire. ...


The Cat

Main article: Cat (Red Dwarf)

The Cat is played by Danny John-Jules in the television series. The Cat in Series 5 of Red Dwarf The Cat is a character in the British comedy television series Red Dwarf. ... Danny John-Jules as the Cat in Red Dwarf Daniel (Danny) John-Jules (born in London on September 16, 1960) is a British actor and dancer. ...


The character has no name besides, "The Cat". He is the humanoid descendant of a modern house cat called Frankenstein, which had been Dave Lister's pet cat, son of, as the Cat Priest describes it, "the cripple and the idiot". He is believed to be the last remaining member of his species, Felis sapiens. Felis Sapiens (designated Felix Sapiens by Krytens replacement Hudzen-10 in the episode The Last Day) are a fictional, sentient, humanoid species from the Red Dwarf television series. ...


The Cat thinks only of his own well-being ("superficial is my middle name"), would "rather die than wear polyester" and claims that he is so attractive "that I have a 6-month waiting list for flights of birds to suddenly appear, every time I'm near". This is a reference to the song (They Long to Be) Close to You. Despite all of his boasting, he has never had any genuine experience with a female. Close to You track listing Side one Weve Only Just Begun Love is Surrender Maybe Its You Reason to Believe Help! (They Long to Be) Close to You Side two Baby Its You Ill Never Fall in Love Again Crescent Noon Mr. ...


Kryten

Main article: Kryten

Kryten is played by Northampton-born actor Robert Llewellyn in the television series. This article is about the Red Dwarf character. ... Northampton is a large market town and a local government district in the English East Midlands region. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Robert Llewellyn Robert Llewellyn (born 10 March 1956 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England) is a British actor, presenter, and writer. ...


Kryten (full name, "Kryten 2X4B-523P", though he never really liked the "2X4B" part — "2X4B — Why didn't they just call me 'Cecil' and have done with it") is a Series 4000 mechanoid or "slave 'noid" — a robotic servant — and is quite neurotic. He looks very humanoid, with the exception of the flat cubic planes visible on his face and head. Once the personal servant of three attractive female crew members of the Nova 5, he is now reduced to serving the slobbish Dave Lister, the only surviving human crew member on the Red Dwarf. Lister, since then, has been teaching Kryten to "break his programming" in order to develop his own personality and develop human character faults (such as the ability to lie). In his first appearance, the episode in which he is discovered by the crew of the Red Dwarf aboard the Nova 5, Kryten was played by David Ross and had an accent of an English butler, from Season 3 onwards, he gained an Canadian accent (he used Lister's space bike and crashed into an asteroid, the change of appearance, personality and accent were a result of Lister's rebuilding of him). Also, in series VII, he develops a neurotic dislike for Kochanski because he feels she will steal Lister from him. In modern psychology, the term neurosis, also known as psychoneurosis or neurotic disorder, is a general term that refers to any mental imbalance that causes distress, but (unlike a psychosis or personality disorder) does not prevent rational thought or an individuals ability to function in daily life. ... The British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf prominently features many different spaceships. ... David Ross is a British actor who has worked in drama, cinema, and television. ...


Holly

Main article: Holly (Red Dwarf)

Holly (initially played by Norman Lovett) is an intelligent computer. Holly's user interface appears on the ship's screens as a disembodied human head on a black background, and can also be downloaded onto Kryten's chest or into a watch worn by Lister, or roam around on a portable screen that moves on caterpillar tracks. As a male he appeared as around 50 years old with receding brown hair (completely bald on top as of series VIII), and as a female played by Hattie Hayridge, she appears as a woman of ambiguous age but probably 30-ish with long blonde hair. In Series I he was pixelated but this idea was dropped in Series II. He has an IQ of 6000, "the same IQ as 6000 PE teachers" (quote from Series I episode "Future Echoes"), although he's lost most of it over the last three million years by going "computer senile". Holly is the ships computer on the science fiction comedy television show Red Dwarf. ... Norman Lovett (born October 31, 1946) is a British stand-up comedian and actor, best known for the role of Holly in Red Dwarf during the first, second, seventh and eighth series. ... Bold text[[Link title]] “AI” redirects here. ... This article is about the machine. ... The user interface is the part of a system exposed to users. ... For other uses of the word head, see head (disambiguation). ... Hattie Hayridge (born Carol Bayford on December 17, 1959 in Middlesex, England) is a British stand-up comedian and actor, best known for the role of the female version of Holly in Red Dwarf during the third, fourth and fifth series, along with the role of Hilly in Parallel Universe... This is an episode list for the British science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf. ...


Kristine Kochanski

Main article: Kristine Kochanski

Kristine Z Kochanski is Red Dwarf's Navigation Officer, and the ex-girlfriend of and object of lust for Dave Lister before she was killed by a radiation leak. In the first episode (before the accident) she was played by Clare Grogan, who reprised the role in the episode Balance of Power, both in flashback and as a hologram. She also featured in the second series episode, Stasis Leak, due to time travel, and made a brief appearance as a hallucination in the sixth series episode Psirens. Clare Grogan as Kristine Kochanski in Series I Kristine Z. Kochanski is the navigation officer of the title ship of the television show Red Dwarf. ... Radiation as used in physics, is energy in the form of waves or moving subatomic particles. ... Clare Grogan as Kristine Kochanski in Red Dwarf Clare Grogan (born March 17, 1962, Glasgow) is a Scottish actress (often credited as C. P. Grogan) and singer. ... This article is about the photographic technique. ... Stasis Leak was the tenth episode of Red Dwarf and the fourth of Series II. Holly detects a stasis leak on Level 16. ... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ... A hallucination is a sensory perception experienced in the absence of an external stimulus, as distinct from an illusion, which is a misperception of an external stimulus. ... Psirens was the first epsiode to air in the sixth series of Red Dwarf. ...


In the seventh series, an alternate universe version played by Chloë Annett became a permanent member of the crew after Arnold Rimmer left. Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ... Chloë Annett as Kristine Kochanski in the seventh series of Red Dwarf Chloë Victoria Annett is an English actress, born on 25 July 1971. ...


Alter egos

Ace Rimmer

Ace Rimmer

Ace Rimmer is played by Chris Barrie in the television series. He is an alter ego of Arnold Rimmer, and first appears in the episode "Dimension Jump", the 5th episode in Series IV of Red Dwarf. Image File history File links Ace_Rimmer. ... Image File history File links Ace_Rimmer. ... Chris Barrie (born March 28, 1960) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Arnold Rimmer in the cult BBC2 comedy Red Dwarf, and as Gordon Brittas in popular BBC1 sitcom The Brittas Empire. ... Alter Ego has multiple meanings: Alter Ego is a game for the Commodore 64 computer. ...


Ace's full name is Commander Arnold Judas Rimmer. He's an alternate version of the Rimmer character who features more often. The regular Rimmer is a snivelling, gutless anti-hero, Ace is popular, knowledgable and a full-blown daredevil hero, though modest about his many achievements, while Arnold is egocentric and arrogant despite being a failure in life. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      For other...


Ace Rimmer's childhood followed that of the original Rimmer until the age of seven when their realities split. At school one was kept down a year, the other was not. The one kept down a year later became Ace, who claims being a clear foot taller than the rest of his class inspired him to buckle down, fight back and work hard, and this makes him different from the regular Rimmer (who spent the rest of his life making excuses for his many failures).


Rimmer is a snivelling coward. Ace is a bold hero who travels from planet to planet wearing a gold, fur-lined flight suit and saving the lives of beautiful women (with whom he usually has sex as well, not that they complain about it). He was originally a test pilot for the Space Corps in his own universe. In this universe there is an alternative version of Lister as well. Nicknamed 'Spanners' by Ace, this Lister is a flight engineer married to Kochanski and has twin sons called Jim and Bexley (which is the sort of family the regular Lister always aspired to). Ace's other friends included the Space Corps chaplain (played by Danny John-Jules aka the Cat) and a receptionist called Mellie (Hattie Hayridge who was also the female Holly). Admiral Sir James Tranter (it's shown on his desk) is a superior officer whom Ace nicknames Bongo (played by Kryten actor Robert Llewellyn). Happily married Bongo has a gay crush on Ace, who takes this in stride despite being 'strictly butter-side up'. Danny John-Jules as the Cat in Red Dwarf Daniel (Danny) John-Jules (born in London on September 16, 1960) is a British actor and dancer. ... Hattie Hayridge (born Carol Bayford on December 17, 1959 in Middlesex, England) is a British stand-up comedian and actor, best known for the role of the female version of Holly in Red Dwarf during the third, fourth and fifth series, along with the role of Hilly in Parallel Universe... Robert Llewellyn Robert Llewellyn (born 10 March 1956 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England) is a British actor, presenter, and writer. ...


Ace was offered the chance to pilot a brand-new kind of spacecraft, one that can cross dimensions, called The Wildfire. The first dimension he encountered happened to be the one in which Red Dwarf is set. Ace met the Red Dwarf crew including the original Rimmer. They are supposed to be the same person, but quickly learned to loathe each other. Rimmer was bitter that Ace got all the breaks he did not (despite the irony that, in not being kept back a year, he got what by his terms would be 'the break'), while Ace regarded him as a weasley maggot. Ace and Lister became firm friends, prompting a lot of snide remarks on Rimmer's part about their 'relationship'.


Following his visit to Red Dwarf, Ace extended his adventures through the multiverse, adventuring, becoming a hero, and meeting all the many alternate versions of himself. When he finally became unable to carry on (due to having "caught the business end of a neutron tank in Dimension 165", according to a later Ace), he passed his wig and his legacy on to another version of himself, who became the new Ace. Previous Ace Rimmers were sent, when they finally died, to orbit a planet in an unknown location in small yellow 'coffins', and by the time Red Dwarf's Rimmer took on the mantle, the billions of Ace Rimmers who have come before him had formed a ring around the planet.


Ace's catchphrase is, "Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast!" and it is a running joke in the series that everyone who comes into contact with Ace Rimmer exclaims "What a guy!" in tones of complete adoration. The running gag is a popular hallmark of comic and serious forms of entertainment. ...


The original Rimmer has a number of nicknames for himself, none of which have been used by any other character (save for his clone in the episode "Me Squared", a mocking Lister in "Kryten", Series II Episode 1, and Camille the GELF (Genetically Engineered Life Form) in her 'Rimmer's perfect companion' form): these include Ironballs, I.B. (a derivative of the former), Big Man, Duke and Ace. Sadly, his real nickname was Bonehead.


Rimmer himself is the only one who refuses to see Ace as a hero, and he makes frequent references to Ace being gay, or Ace and Lister being in love. However, in the episode "Emohawk, Polymorph 2" in Series VI, Rimmer is the victim of an emotion-sucking mutant which turns him into Ace. He seems to enjoy his new look and attitude but is soon returned to his original appearance. Furthermore, in the episode "Stoke Me a Clipper" in Series VII, Rimmer has to overcome both his jealousy of Ace's success and his own fear when Ace confides in him that he is a hard-light hologram, and that he is dying. Ace recruits Rimmer to be the next Ace, (In a deleted scene, The Ace Rimmer encountered in this episode was from a universe where he stole the timedrive during the events of "Out of Time" and left the others for dead and ended up in napoleonic times, where Ace Rimmer found him wearing a dress and working in a flower shop to avoid being conscripted), and with a little encouragement from Lister, Rimmer leaves. Before taking off (or trying to — he hits the ejector seat instead) the new Ace Rimmer's last words are "Stoke me a clipper, I'll be back for Christmas!" ... followed by, as he realises his mistake, "Whatever."


It is unknown how this edition of Ace Rimmer fared as the Rimmer in later seasons was a copy of the original. The new Ace Rimmer makes a cameo appearance in the Series VII episode "Blue" in which he appears in a romantic dream of Lister's.


Duane Dibbley

Danny John-Jules as Duane Dibbley
Danny John-Jules as Duane Dibbley

Duane Dibbley is the dorky alter-ego of The Cat, played by Danny John-Jules with a pudding basin haircut and big overbite. He first appears in the Series V episode "Back To Reality", as part of a hallucinogenic experience, designed to cause despair in the Dwarfers. His second appearance is for real in the Series VI episode "Emohawk: Polymorph II", and was caused by a polymorph absorbing the Cat's cool. In the BBC's Red Dwarf Night he inexplicably appears in the Can't Cook, Won't Cook parody (Can't Smeg Won't Smeg) after The Cat refuses to take part in the show. Image File history File links Dwaine_dibley. ... Image File history File links Dwaine_dibley. ... Danny John-Jules as the Cat in Red Dwarf Daniel (Danny) John-Jules (born in London on September 16, 1960) is a British actor and dancer. ... Look up Dork in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Alter ego (disambiguation). ... Danny John-Jules as the Cat in Red Dwarf Daniel (Danny) John-Jules (born in London on September 16, 1960) is a British actor and dancer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A malocclusion refers to the misalignment of teeth and/or incorrect relation between the teeth of the two dental arches. ... For psychedelics, see psychedelic drug. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...


In Series VIII episode "Back In The Red", The Cat, Lister, Kochanski, and Kryten disguised themselves as "The Dibbley Family" by wearing mop heads on their heads and large false teeth.


The character's brief appearances have proved very popular. John-Jules' explanation for this was "No-one's ever written a black nerd before" (though see Steve Urkel). For other uses, see Nerd (disambiguation). ... Steven Quincy Urkel (born 1976[1]), better known as Steve Urkel (portrayed by Jaleel White) was the breakout character on the 1990s sitcom Family Matters. ...


The Dog

The Dog is a minor character played by Matthew Devitt. He is an alternate version of the Cat from a parallel universe. His origins are presumably similar to the Cat, except that Deb Lister (Dave Lister's duplicate) brought a dog on board the ship, rather than a cat. Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ...


The Dog speaks in a Texan drawl. He is dirty and smelly. He likes to offer his bottom for strangers to smell. He is thrown into a panic by the word "bath" and insists it be spelt so that he cannot understand it. He seems to be the last remaining member of his species (presumably Canis sapiens). He is also hopeless at dancing. The Dog suffers from separation anxiety when the others leave him alone. Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Separation anxiety disorder (or simply separation anxiety) is a psychological condition in which an individual has excessive anxiety regarding separation from home, or from those with whom the individual has a strong attachment. ...


The Cat was thrilled when he thought he would meet a female version of himself, only to be horrified to find a creature that might eat him. They did not get on very well.


Queeg 500

Queeg 500 is a "back-up" computer played by Charles Augins (a choreographer who was also behind the dance sequences in "Parallel Universe" and "Back In The Red 3"). This article is about the machine. ...


On screen, Queeg 500 is a bald black man of middle age, with the tone and mannerisms of a US Marine drill instructor. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In the episode "Queeg" of Series II, a backup computer known as Queeg 500 replaces Holly on Red Dwarf viewscreens when Holly accidentally gives Lister bad advice, resulting in minor injury. Queeg claims to be a backup system, and is keenly aware of Holly's senility. Queeg claims that Holly's IQ is not 6,000 but 6. Holly is very upset and exclaims "6? Do me a lemon! That's a poor IQ for a glass of water". He also claims that Holly gets his information from a children's science book, called the "Junior Encyclopedia of Space", and has been piloting Red Dwarf around in circles. Holly is outraged and claims that it is a "load of Tottenham. A steaming pile of Hotspur." He is demoted to night-watchman and Queeg takes over the ship. “IQ” redirects here. ... Tottenham Hotspur F.C. is a North London association football team, also known by the nickname Spurs. ... Animal manure is often a mixture of animals feces and bedding straw, as in this example from a stable. ...


Queeg soon makes the crew's lives hell. Rimmer is pleased at first by his efficiency but changes his opinion when Queeg takes over his body and makes him sprint several miles a day (As the company pays for his hologramatic survival and out there in space Queeg IS the company). The Cat is horrified that he has to do the 'W' word (work) and although they do get down to scrubbing the floors he and Lister get almost nothing to eat(At dinner, he gets A pea on toast). The crew feel awful for not sticking up for Holly.


Then Holly challenges Queeg to a game of his choice and agrees that the loser gets deleted. Unfortunately it is chess. Holly is hopeless at this and gets it confused with poker, and refers to the knights as "horsies", bishops as "Bishs" and pawns as "prawns". Holly loses the game, wishes everyone good luck with their lives and, singing the Carpenters hit Goodbye To Love, fades from view. Queeg takes his place on the viewscreen but soon changes into Holly, who grins smugly and announces that he was Queeg all the time. The whole thing was a practical joke to teach the crew to appreciate Holly even though he has gone a bit "computer senile". For other uses, see Chess (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Carpenter (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Holly describes his prank as "the jape of the decade", "wheeze of the week" and an "April, May, June, July and August fool". To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The name Queeg comes from the similarly "by-the-book" Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny. The Caine Mutiny, a 1954 movie directed by Edward Dmytryk, and based on Herman Wouks Pulitzer Prize-winning (1951), best-selling novel and subsequent stage hit (The Caine Mutiny Court Martial), provided Humphrey Bogart with the next-to-last great role of his acting career and a spectacular comeback...


Shipboard robots

The Skutters

The Skutters in Duane Dibbley disguises

The skutters are motorised service and maintenance robots that stand at around two to three feet tall. They have been compared to the K9 robot from Doctor Who, but are different to this in that they have a single limb which ends in a three-clawed hand with an electronic eye. Their claws are usually closed in such a way that they appear to have a beak. Image File history File links Red_Dwarf_Skutters. ... Image File history File links Red_Dwarf_Skutters. ... This article is about a term used in economics. ... Maintenance, Repair and Operations or Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), is fixing any sort of mechanical or electrical device should it get out of order or broken (repair) as well as performing the routine actions which keep the device in working order (maintenance) or prevent trouble from arising (preventive maintenance). ... For other uses, see robot (disambiguation). ... A foot (plural: feet; symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... K-9, or K9, is the name of several robotic dogs in the long-running British science fiction television series, Doctor Who. ... For other uses, see Doctor Who (disambiguation). ... The beak, bill or rostrum is an external anatomical structure of birds which, in addition to eating, is used for grooming, manipulating objects, killing prey, probing for food, courtship, and feeding their young. ...


The duties of the skutters are to perform menial tasks around the ship, such as sweeping the cinema floors after a movie, or painting the corridors different shades of grey. Lister claims they have better working conditions than himself and Rimmer, due to having a better union. A trade union or labor union is an organization of workers. ...


The skutters are unable to speak (except with bleeping noises), but can usually make their feelings clear. Their hands are particularly well designed for giving 'up yours' with one or two digits, most often to Rimmer who they strongly dislike. The Middle Finger gesture - using the abstraction of a penis to insult someone. ...


It was originally implied there were only two skutters, but later episodes suggest these were simply the skutters assigned to Rimmer (or the show only had the budget for two skutters). One skutter in the original series has the designation '4457', implying there are thousands of skutters. There are many more, as befits a ship the size of a city. In the first Red Dwarf novel, Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers, the two Rimmers accidentally crushed dozens of skutters, then blew up all the ship's skutters by overworking them during the repairing of another spaceship. This article is about the literary concept. ... Red Dwarf (1989) (often referred to as Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers to differentiate from the television series), is a book written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, and is based on the first two series of the sci-fi comedy television show Red Dwarf. ...


The tiny, motorised, three-clawed service droids were actual working models. They were made up of parts including old shoe boxes and the engines of radio controlled cars. Interference originating from the radios of a nearby taxi company, which was particularly busy during filming of the episode Future Echoes, caused havoc with the skutter models on set. One reportedly poked Craig Charles in the eye, and another launched an unsuspecting attack on Chris Barrie's groin. Ironically the skutters were in the script very inept towards their maintenance work and mischievous towards humans. Kyosho Inferno 1/8-scale buggy A radio controlled car is a powered model car driven from a distance by a hand-held radio transmitter which sends its control information to the cars onboard radio receiver. ... Electromagnetic interference (also called EMI, Radio Frequency Interference, and RFI) is electromagnetic radiation which is emitted by electrical circuits carrying rapidly changing signals, as a by-product of their normal operation, and which causes unwanted signals (interference or noise) to be induced in other circuits. ... For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ... Future Echoes was the second episode to air in the original series of Red Dwarf, and the fourth produced. ...


Kryten referred to a skutter as "Bob" in the episode The Last Day. Series VIII also featured a skutter named Bob, presumably the same one, along with his wife Madge. One of the skutters has also been referred to as Stabbim — Rimmer inventing this name very hastily to cover his not very covert actions when he was trying to stab Lister's Paranoia (the result of a hallucination when Lister contracted highly evolved pneumonia that made his hallucinations real) with a hypodermic syringe in the episode Confidence and Paranoia. Rimmer has occasionally given the skutters not entirely flattering nicknames, including "Pinky and smegging Perky" after the pig marionettes in the 1960s British television programme Pinky and Perky in the episode Better Than Life, and "El Skutto" for the skutter who played draughts against him in Queeg. This article is about the Red Dwarf character. ... The Last Day was the sixth epsiode to air in the third series of Red Dwarf. ... This article is about human pneumonia. ... Confidence and Paranoia was the fifth Red Dwarf episode to air. ... For other uses, see Pig (disambiguation). ... A marionette is a type of puppet with strings controlled by a puppeteer from above. ... Pinky and Perky was a childrens television series first seen on the BBC in 1957. ... Better Than Life was the eighth Red Dwarf episode to air, the second of the Series II. A post pod that has been chasing Red Dwarf for three million years has finally caught up to deliver the letters, and Rimmer receives a letter from his mother informing him that his... “Checkers” redirects here. ... Character descriptions and casting details for the Red Dwarf BBC sitcom and series of novels by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. ...


Rimmer's skutters, if not all of them, are fans of John Wayne, having their broom cupboard filled with props and pin-ups, and having a letter from the John Wayne Fan Club. For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ...


Skutters were not programmed to believe in Silicon Heaven, to keep the cost down. They find the concept ridiculous. In the episode Parallel Universe, it appears that skutters are capable of reproduction, but the precise mechanics of this are not elaborated upon. Silicon heaven is an afterlife concept from the British science fiction comedy series Red Dwarf. ... Parallel Universe was the twelveth Red Dwarf episode to air, the sixth of the second series. ... For other uses, see Reproduction (disambiguation) Reproduction is the biological process by which new individual organisms are produced. ...


2 skutters appeared in the ill fated USA Pilot playing poker with one of them giving Rimmer what looks like "The Finger". These Skutters were given a revamp in design. The Skutter has a wider, rounded body with a complexed looking neck and a narrow head with concealed eyes that pop up, it isn't sure why it has its eyes hidden if it's able to work without them up (When Rimmer saw the 2 Skutters playing cards, the eyes were hidden inside the head and turn to Rimmer). Even though not seen in full action, they appear to be more reliable and workable than the original UK versions. Lister basically describes them as "Animated shoeboxes."


In Robot Wars, hosted by Craig Charles, one team produced robots called "Scutter's Revenge" and "Spawn of Scutter", possibly in reference to the skutters. Charles played on this by saying "I wonder what a scutter is?" after the former robot won its bout during a tournament. Robot Wars is a British game show broadcast on BBC Two from 1997 until 2002, with a final series broadcast on Five in 2003. ...


Talkie Toaster

The first incarnation of "Talkie Toaster" in the original series, which resembled a 1970s toaster.
"Talkie Toaster" in the fourth series, after having been demolished by Lister in a fit of frustration and then reconstructed by Kryten.

Talkie Toaster is a minor character, a monomaniacal toaster that tries to steer every conversation to the subject of toast. Image File history File links Talkie_Toaster1. ... Image File history File links Talkie_Toaster1. ... For the English town, see Towcester. ... Image File history File links Talkie_Toaster2. ... Image File history File links Talkie_Toaster2. ...


Owned by Dave Lister, Talkie Toaster is a toaster with Artificial Intelligence who is completely obsessed with making toast and annoys everyone on board. In Series I (and a deleted scene in Series II), he appears as a standard 1970s Toaster made from stainless steel but with a circular light on the side which flashes as he speaks, it is voiced by John Lenahan. In Series IV, he appears as a red toaster made of plastic, with his name "Talkie Toaster" emblazoned on the side, and rather more flashing red and green lights (originally from Box, the computer in Star Cops) - although they have nothing to do with when he speaks, which is indicated by the press-down handle that would usually be used to start bread toasting - and is voiced by David Ross (who originally played Kryten in Series II). The book's description matches his appearance in Series IV. For the English town, see Towcester. ... Bold text[[Link title]] “AI” redirects here. ... John Lenahan (born c. ... Star Cops was a science fiction television series shown on BBC2 in 1987. ... David Ross is a British actor who has worked in drama, cinema, and television. ...


In the TV show, the Toaster would keep interjecting in conversations in surprisingly and annoyingly smart ways, and whenever possible would try eventually to steer the conversation towards toast. He likes to greet people with the phrase, "Howdy-doodly-do, how's it going?" Eventually this became too much for Lister who smashed the Toaster into 3000 separate pieces with a 14lb lump hammer (which the Toaster later describes as "First degree toaster-cide"), his change in appearance may mean that Kryten had to fit a different casing.


Kryten eventually repaired the Toaster in order to use him as a guinea-pig for "intelligence compression" — restoring his former intelligence (his AI chips were very badly damaged) at the cost of reducing his operational lifespan. After it worked with him Kryten tried it on Holly, but a miscalculation made her twice as smart as she used to be and left her with only three-and-a-half minutes to live. Later on by blocking up a "white hole" (opposite of a black hole, and which spews out time) time was reset to before the Toaster was repaired so he did not end up repaired after all. The Toaster's repaired personality was somewhat different from his original one: it now had a different voice and no longer tried to hide its obsession with toast. Where before, the Toaster would cut into a conversation, insult someone, and then make some reference to toast, the new Toaster was barely able to go more than two sentences without asking if someone would like a cooked bread product. For the Red Dwarf episode, see White Hole (Red Dwarf episode). ... For other uses, see Black hole (disambiguation). ...


In the book, the Toaster helped Holly double his original IQ but shortened his life to three and a half minutes. He won 793 consecutive chess games against Holly. During this time, the Toaster also saved the crew from death: while Holly was a genius, he explained to the Toaster how to escape from a black hole, information which later came in useful when the crew encountered one. The Toaster did not, however, merely volunteer this information: it forced the crew to eat ridiculous amounts of toast before talking (The Cat later explains that the toast was burnt, cold and soggy). When the crew is attacked by a polymorph, and the crew loses a certain emotion (Rimmer loses his anger, Lister loses his fear, The Cat loses his vanity and Kryten loses his guilt), the Toaster is destroyed by Kryten. It was subsequently repaired, but its personality circuits were damaged to the point where it believed it was a moose, and was reduced to making loud bellowing noises and threatening to charge the crew with its antlers. IQ redirects here; for other uses of that term, see IQ (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Chess (disambiguation). ...


The Toaster was apparently manufactured by a Taiwanese company named "Crapola Inc." This article is about the history, geography, and people of the island known as Taiwan. ...


The Toaster's interviews with various Red Dwarf characters (complete with offers of toast) can be found on Red Dwarf's official website.


The Chocolate Dispenser

The Chocolate Dispenser has a minor role to play in series VIII, in which it is being stolen from by Rimmer and then complaining about this.


In its first appearance, having been stolen from by Rimmer, it sets off an alarm to alert the Captain of chocolate being stolen. It later goes on to inform Rimmer concerning his becoming its 'nemesis'. His last appearance involved it telling Rimmer that the formula which he got from the parallel universe which would stop the virus that was destroying the ship had, in fact, become the formula for the virus again, then firing a drinks can at Rimmer's head.


Other Red Dwarf crew

Captain Frank Hollister

Captain Frank Hollister is played by American actor Mac McDonald in the television series. Maurice Mac McDonald (died 1971) started the first McDonalds restaurant together with his brother. ...


Hollister is the overweight captain of the interplanetary mining vessel Red Dwarf. He is seen in the first episode, in which he sentences Dave Lister to eighteen months in stasis for bringing a cat on board. When Lister is released Hollister, along with the rest of the crew, has been radioactive dust for three million years. Obesity is a condition in which the natural energy reserve, stored in the fatty tissue of humans and other mammals, is increased to a point where it is associated with certain health conditions or increased mortality. ... This article describes the British science fiction comedy television series. ... Character descriptions and casting details for the Red Dwarf BBC sitcom and series of novels by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. ... Stasis (IPA: ), or hypersleep, is a science fiction concept akin to suspended animation. ...


In the first episode, Hollister is introduced giving a speech at the funeral of a crew member. Later in the episode he confronts Lister about the existence of Lister's pet cat, Frankenstein, giving him a choice between either giving the cat up for extermination or going into stasis. He is also briefly seen in the final episode of the series in Arnold Rimmer's video of his own death. He has just enough time to blame Rimmer for the accident which is about to wipe out the crew before the initial explosion hits. The credits for this series only list him as "The Captain". Character descriptions and casting details for the Red Dwarf BBC sitcom and series of novels by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. ...


He has a more substantial role in the Series II episode, "Stasis Leak", in which the regulars travel back in time. He is seen once more upbraiding Lister, this time for slipping hallucinogenic mushrooms (also known as "freaky fungus") into Rimmer's breakfast, and later in a chicken outfit for a costume party, being attacked by Rimmer who believes him to be a hallucination. Rimmer paints him with a bucket of paint which the Captain has assigned him to paint the ship with, stating "I'm sorry, but I don't take orders from poultry!" Psychedelic mushrooms redirects here. ...


In Series VIII, with the crew resurrected by nanobots, Hollister becomes a main character. While his main purpose still seemed to be railing at Lister and Rimmer, we learn more about him, that his wife's name is Martha; that his weight problem is at least partially due to his love of orange popsicles, mint-choc ice cream, Coca-Cola, and Martha's muffins; and that he gained his position through blackmail and is really "Dennis the Doughnut Boy". He now suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after an incident with a baby T Rex. According to Rimmer, Hollister won the "Mr. Fat Bastard 2044" award. A nanobot is a nanotechnological robot nanomachine, also called a nanite, which is a mechanical or electromechanical device whose dimensions are measured in nanometres (millionths of a millimetre, or units of 10-9 metrer). ... Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is a term for the psychological consequences of exposure to or confrontation with stressful experiences, which involve actual or threatened death, serious physical injury or a threat to physical integrity and which the person found highly traumatic. ...


In the Red Dwarf novel, "Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers", The captain of the ship was not Hollister, but a woman whose last name is coincidentally "Kirk" and is American and overweight. She too met the same fate as Captain Hollister in the TV series.


Olaf Petersen

Olaf Petersen

Olaf Petersen is played by Mark Williams in the television series. He is a Danish catering officer on the Red Dwarf mining vessel. Image File history File links Olaf-Petersen. ... Image File history File links Olaf-Petersen. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


First appearing in the pilot episode, Petersen is the best friend of Dave Lister. He, Lister, Selby and Chen spend most of their free time getting drunk. Rimmer considers him to be "a Danish moron". When Petersen goes to have a mind scan for his hologrammatic programme, he is so drunk the machine crashes three times claiming a non human life form was aboard the ship.


Like the rest of the crew, Petersen is killed in the radiation leak. His remains are found in the Drive Room as a white powder that Lister tasted. However, he subsequently appears in two other episodes: in a first series flashback to before the accident in Balance of Power and when Lister and The Cat travel back in time to before the accident in the Series II episode Stasis Leak. Also in Balance of Power, an error with the ship's hologram generation unit results in Rimmer being given his arm. Balance of Power was the third episode to air of Series I of Red Dwarf. ... Stasis Leak was the tenth episode of Red Dwarf and the fourth of Series II. Holly detects a stasis leak on Level 16. ... This article is about the photographic technique. ...


Petersen is resurrected along with the rest of the crew in Series VIII, but is not seen, although often referred to.


The novel Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers reveals that Petersen was aboard Red Dwarf in order to make his way to the dome colony on Triton, where he had bought an extravagant house for only two thousand dollarpounds — the cheapness being because the colony's oxygen atmosphere had not been installed yet. It also explains that he was not chosen to keep Lister company as a hologram despite being his best friend, because according to Holly, "The only thing you had in common was consuming ridiculous amounts of alcohol, and he couldn't keep himself sane, let alone others." Triton (trye-tÉ™n, IPA: , Greek Τρίτων), or Neptune I, is the planet Neptunes largest moon. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the novel Backwards a Petersen from an alternate reality where the radiation leak never happened makes an appearance — he explains that he is still aboard Red Dwarf and not living in his house on Triton because alcohol was prohibited. (This may contradict the first book, which says that, on a previous visit to an alcohol-free moon, Petersen was so impressed by sobriety he became a teetotaller overnight. However, this can easily be explained as another difference between the two universes.) Backwards is the fourth Red Dwarf novel. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Selby and Chen

Selby and Chen are played by David Gillespie and Paul Bradley, respectively. Chen works in the ship's kitchens and is always drunk. Selby is always drunk, too. They both have a crush on Kochanski. David Gillespie (born in Sydney, Australia) was a rugby league player for the Canterbury Bulldogs, Western Suburbs Magpies, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, New South Wales and for the Australian national side. ... Paul during his time in EastEnders. ...


First appearing in the pilot episode, they spend most of their free time with Lister and Petersen getting drunk. Their motto is "Skive hard, play hard."


Like the rest of the crew they are killed in the radiation leak. However, they subsequently appear in a flashback before the accident in the Series I episode "Balance of Power".


When the crew are resurrected in Series VIII, Selby and Chen are the first crew members the regular characters encountered. They are not seen again. An unbroadcast scene revealed that they would have done everything in their power to prevent Lister being sent to the Tank (the ship prison), but the pub was open.


Chen came up with the theory that everyone has two people inside themselves, Confidence and Paranoia. When Lister contracts a mutated form of pneumonia, his hallucinations of his Confidence and his Paranoia become real.


Carol Brown

Carol Brown was a minor character on Red Dwarf, appearing in one episode only. She was played as a voice-over by Lia Williams.


Carol was the Executive Officer aboard Red Dwarf. In the episode Bodyswap Carol's personality is implanted into the body of Dave Lister, during an experimental procedure, in the hope that she would be able to switch off the ship's automatic destruct system, which had been accidentally switched on. Unfortunately the computer was unable to verify her identity. Fortunately, there was no bomb anyway - Holly had thrown it away years ago. While Executive officer literally refers to a person responsible for the performance of duties involved in running an organization, the exact meaning of the role is highly variable, depending on the organization. ... The British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf prominently features many different spaceships. ... Bodyswap was the fourth epsiode to air in the third series of Red Dwarf. ... For the origami historian, see David Lister (Origami Historian). ...


George McIntyre

George McIntyre was a minor character aboard Red Dwarf. The British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf prominently features many different spaceships. ...


In the novel Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers, McIntyre was an officer on Red Dwarf who was severely depressed due to growing debt problems. After a horrifying experience in the hands of gangsters (he returned to Red Dwarf carrying his nose in a Titan Hilton Hotel napkin), McIntyre committed suicide. He was brought back as a hologram and replaced the ship's first hologram, Frank Saunders (much to Saunders' relief). Red Dwarf (1989) (often referred to as Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers to differentiate from the television series), is a book written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, and is based on the first two series of the sci-fi comedy television show Red Dwarf. ... Titan (, from Ancient Greek Τῑτάν) or Saturn VI is the largest moon of Saturn and the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere. ... The Hilton Hotel chain is owned by Hilton Hotels Corporation and is based in Beverly Hills, California. ... Folded napkin A napkin or serviette is a rectangle of cloth or paper used at the table for wiping the mouth while eating. ... This article is about the photographic technique. ...


In the television series, McIntyre was only seen at his "Welcome Back Reception" thanking everyone for flowers and turning up at his funeral, and his choice of music at the funeral was "See Ya Later Alligator" as his ashes were blasted into space. He was switched off during the radioactive disaster, for Arnold Rimmer to replace him afterwards by Holly to keep Dave Lister sane. McIntyre's inclusion in the television series was used primarily to explain how holograms work in the Red Dwarf universe, so that Rimmer's subsequent introduction as a hologram would demand less explanation. The cause of McIntyres death is unknown in the TV series. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Arnold Judas Rimmer BSc, SSc (Bronze Swimming certificate, Silver Swimming certificate), who sometimes goes by Arnold Jonathan Rimmer, is a fictional character in the television series Red Dwarf, played by Chris Barrie. ... Holly is the ships computer on the science fiction comedy television show Red Dwarf. ... For the origami historian, see David Lister (Origami Historian). ...


George McIntyre was presumably Welsh, as the capsule containing his ashes was decorated with a Welsh flag - he also has a Welsh accent. (Episode 1 Series 1, The End)


Frank Todhunter

Frank Todhunter appeared in the first episode only (he was not seen after the crew were resurrected in series VIII). He was played by Robert Bathurst. Robert Bathurst as Mark in one of the fantasy stand-up sequences in Joking Apart Robert Bathurst (born 1958, Ghana) is a British actor. ...


Todhunter's job title is never explained, though he may be the chief engineer of Red Dwarf. He is in charge of the stasis booth and tries to describe how it works to anyone who goes there. He is also an exam invigilator. When Rimmer takes his exam, he panics, does his Full Rimmer salute to Todhunter, then faints.


Rimmer describes Todhunter as a "total gimp". He also claims Todhunter's success was due to a privileged background, speculating that he had been breastfed on chilled champagne and gazpacho soup.


In the novel Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers, Rimmer attempts to pass himself off as "Christopher Todhunter" when, on their first meeting, Lister attempts to blackmail him about his visit to an android brothel. Whether this was a reference to a genuine Red Dwarf crew member, or a made-up name is unclear; Todhunter's role later in the story is taken by First Technician Petrovich.


Prison Governor Ackerman

Prison Governor Ackerman is played by Graham McTavish.


Seen only in the eighth series, Mr Ackerman is a stereotypically sadistic prison governor, enjoying his power over the inmates in Floor 13 (Red Dwarf's brig), "The Tank". He has a glass eye, which at one point is stolen from him. Prone to overreaction, he is a victim of pranks from the inmates on more than one occasion. After having sodium pentothal put into his inhaler as a prank, he shows up late at a meeting with the captain and reveals that he was sorry, but he was busy having "jiggy jiggy" with the Science Officer's wife, and needed time to change out of his Batman costume. Following the prank Lister suggested that a Tarzan costume would be better, since it would take less time to change out of. Sodium thiopental (also called sodium pentothal (™ of Abbott Laboratories), thiopental (or thiopentone) sodium) is a rapid-onset, short-acting barbiturate general anesthetic. ... An inhaler is a medical device used for delivering medication into the body via the lungs. ...


Warden Knot

Warden Knot


Like governor Ackerman, Knot is a fairly sadistic warden. He dies in the episode Cassandra when Arnold Rimmer is due to die of a heart attack, as according to prophecy, but sets up Knot to die in his place. Cassandra was the fourth episode to air in the eighth series of Red Dwarf. ... Arnold Judas Rimmer BSc, SSc (Bronze Swimming certificate, Silver Swimming certificate), who sometimes goes by Arnold Jonathan Rimmer, is a fictional character in the television series Red Dwarf, played by Chris Barrie. ...


Kill Crazy

Kill Crazy is a minor character played by Jake Wood, appearing only in Series 8. Jake Wood (born 12 July 1972) is a British actor. ...


Kill Crazy (Real name - Oswold Blenkinsop) is a psychopathic inmate who is obsessed with killing things. He is not very bright, thinking that he could fight a Tyrannosaurus Rex using his fists (after all, how's the T-Rex going to punch him with those tiny arms?). His fighting buddy is Baxter (played by comedian Ricky Grover). When the prisoners arrive at the destination of a mission, Kill Crazy screams "LET'S GO KILL SOMETHING!" before charging forward at great pace and clattering himself unconscious on a low doorway. Ricky Grover is a British actor. ...


Other minor characters

Other Red Dwarf crew who appeared briefly in the series include a Ms. Harrison (Lucy Briers) and Deck Sergeant Sam Murray (Tim Yeates), both briefly revived as holograms to potentially replace Rimmer in Holoship. While Harrison preferred to stay dead on meeting Lister and company, Murray was not offered the chance to stay on as Rimmer quickly returned. Lucy Briers (born August 19, 1967) is an English actress. ...


GELFs

While the Red Dwarf universe does not contain aliens, many GELFs, or Genetically Engineered Life Forms, have been featured in the series. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kenyans examining insect-resistant transgenic Bt corn. ...

Main article: GELF

G.E.L.F. is a term designating any type of Genetically Engineered LifeForm in science fiction, as opposed to aliens. ...

Simulants

A male and female Rogue Simulant

Rogue Simulants are artificial life forms, broadly similar to mechanoids, although designed to be as close to humans as possible: it is stated that they are biomechanical, although they are distinguishable due the fact they have two sets of eyebrows. Their synthetic skin also apparently degrades over time, leaving the metal endoskeleton underneath exposed. Apparently many are in this condition due the fact they have been in deep space for centuries, even millennia. All the simulants seen in the show have all been psychotic. Some fans have suggested their name is perphaps a play on the replicants in Blade Runner (in fact, in Czech dubbing they are called "replicants") . Image File history File links Red_Dwarf_Rogue_Simulants. ... Image File history File links Red_Dwarf_Rogue_Simulants. ... An android is an artificially created robotic being that resembles a human being usually both in appearance and behavior. ... A BioMechanoid is a fictional entity that features in many science-fiction films, books and television programs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Endoskeleton of a swordfish An endoskeleton is an internal support structure of an animal. ... Psychosis is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a loss of contact with reality. Stedmans Medical Dictionary defines psychosis as a severe mental disorder, with or without organic damage, characterized by derangement of personality and loss of contact with reality and causing deterioration... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the 1982 film. ...


They were created for a war that never happened; some escaped the dismantlement and commandeered space vessels for themselves. They now prowl around deep space looking for other vessels to challenge in battle and for humans to torture. Some have however made alliances with GELF tribesmen, notably the Kinatowowi tribe (as seen in the episode Beyond a Joke), although this may be due to fact many GELF's hate humans as much as Simulants do. G.E.L.F. is a term designating any type of Genetically Engineered LifeForm in science fiction, as opposed to aliens. ... http://www. ... G.E.L.F. is a term designating any type of Genetically Engineered LifeForm in science fiction, as opposed to aliens. ... Beyond a Joke was the sixth episode to air in the seventh series of Red Dwarf. ...


The first simulant featured in the show was in the episode Justice, where it was in stasis pending a trial and incarceration at the Justice Station. The pod it was held in thawed out and it attacked the crew, pursuing them into the Justice Zone, an area in the Justice Station where if you tried to commit a crime, the consequences happen to you. Because of this, it destroyed itself trying to attack Lister. Justice was the third epsiode to air in the fourth series of Red Dwarf. ...


In The Inquisitor, a self-repairing simulant lasts till the end of time, and, having reached the conclusion that there is no God or afterlife, decides to judge the universe for leaders of worthwhile lives. Lister and Kryten destroyed it by making its gauntlet backfire. The Inquisitor was the second epsiode to air in the fifth series of Red Dwarf. ...


In the episode Gunmen of the Apocalypse, simulants fit out Starbug with laser cannons and armour so that they can have a proper battle. Whilst this may seem honourable to some extent (albeit fairly distorted), simulants are not always so. In some cases they were quite sadistic. In the episode Rimmerworld, it is said that rogue simulants would capture human prisoners for the purposes of torture, and would stock their ships up with food supplies with which to keep their torture victims alive. Some of the simulants' victims had been kept alive in a state of perpetual agony for over four decades. Gunmen of the Apocalypse was the third epsiode to air in the sixth series of Red Dwarf. ... This article describes the British science fiction comedy television series. ... For other uses, see Laser (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cannon (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Armour (disambiguation). ... Rimmerworld was the fifth epsiode to air in the sixth series of Red Dwarf. ... For other uses, see Torture (disambiguation). ...


Simulants have frequently appeared since when an episode calls for a "general villain", especially in the sixth and seventh series. The last appearance of a simulant was in the seventh series, in the episode Beyond a Joke. Beyond a Joke was the sixth episode to air in the seventh series of Red Dwarf. ...


In the novel Backwards the simulants are renamed agonoids. They took control of Red Dwarf while the crew were trapped in virtual reality, (in a portion similar to the episode Gunmen of the Apocalypse), transforming Red Dwarf into a 'Wheel of Terror' that would trap the crew in the centre when they returned and force the agonoids to race for the privilege of being 'The One' who would kill the last human. However, one agonoid killed every single other agonoid in order to ensure that he would be the one to kill Lister, but was then sucked into space when he attempted to attack the crew on Starbug. Backwards is the fourth Red Dwarf novel. ... Gunmen of the Apocalypse was the third epsiode to air in the sixth series of Red Dwarf. ... The British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf prominently features many different spaceships. ... The British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf prominently features many different spaceships. ...


Miscellaneous characters

The Cat Priest

The Cat Priest was the only member of the species Felis sapiens seen on the television show Red Dwarf apart from The Cat. Felis Sapiens (designated Felix Sapiens by Krytens replacement Hudzen-10 in the episode The Last Day) are a fictional, sentient, humanoid species from the Red Dwarf television series. ... For the type of star, see Red dwarf. ...


The Cat Priest was blind. He was the Cat's teacher and guardian after his parents died, but Cat was never really interested and preferred to go off investigating. The Cat Priest was once a devout follower of the Cat religion, but over time as the Cat race died he lost his faith.


When the Cat Priest was dying, Lister appeared and revealed that he was the Cat god Cloister. The Priest apologised for losing his faith, saying "You tested me, and I failed you." Lister assured him that had not failed, and he would get into Fuchal. The Cat Priest's last words before he died of a heart attack were "This is the happiest day of my ..." There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


In the remastered version of the episode in which he appeared, the Cat Priest's body was cremated and the ashes jettisoned into space.


Mr. Flibble

Mr. Flibble

Mr. Flibble is a hologramatical hand puppet penguin. He is fluffy and malevolent, and often "very cross". In the episode Quarantine, Arnold Rimmer wore Mr. Flibble on his hand and together they terrorised the rest of the crew. Rimmer had been infected by a hologramatical virus, the "Hex virus", which gave him mental powers, but also made him completely psychotic. Both Mr. Flibble and Rimmer were armed with the dreaded power of Hex vision. When they attack with this power, their eyes glow red, and then a deadly beam of energy is discharged from their eyes. Image File history File links Mr_Flibble. ... Image File history File links Mr_Flibble. ... This article is about the photographic technique. ... A hand munger is a type of puppet that is primarily controlled by a hand that occupies the interior of the puppet. ... Modern genera Aptenodytes Eudyptes Eudyptula Megadyptes Pygoscelis Spheniscus For prehistoric genera, see Systematics Some penguins are curious. ... Quarantine was the fourth epsiode to air in the fifth series of Red Dwarf. ... Arnold Judas Rimmer BSc, SSc (Bronze Swimming certificate, Silver Swimming certificate), who sometimes goes by Arnold Jonathan Rimmer, is a fictional character in the television series Red Dwarf, played by Chris Barrie. ... This article is about biological infectious particles. ... Psychokinesis (literally mind-movement) or PK is the more commonly used term today for what in the past was known as telekinesis (literally distant-movement). It refers to the psi ability to influence the behavior of matter by mental intention (or possibly some other aspect of mental activity) alone. ... Psychosis is a psychiatric classification for a mental state in which the perception of reality is distorted. ... The death ray or death beam was a theoretical particle beam or electromagnetic weapon of the 1920s through the 1930s that was claimed to have been invented independently by Nikola Tesla, Edwin R. Scott, Harry Grindell Matthews, Graichen [1], as well as others. ...


Mr. Flibble is now an interviewer on the Red Dwarf official website, aided by the right hand of website coordinator Andrew Ellard.#


You can now buy official Red Dwarf Mr. Fibble hand puppets in the UK.


Lise Yates

Lise Yates was the girlfriend of Dave Lister in Liverpool before he enlisted as a crewmember aboard Red Dwarf. She features in the series 2 episode Thanks For The Memory when, as a "death day" present to him, Lister implants his memory of his relationship with Lise Yates in Rimmer's memory causing him to believe that he himself had a romance with her. The "gift" later backfires when Rimmer discovers the existence of the real relationship between Lise and Dave and asks that the implanted memory be removed. In order for this to succeed, Lister, Cat and Holly must also erase their memory of the events. Also, the black box containing all the data from the events must also be removed and so is buried by Lister and Cat on a moon with a gravestone on which "To The Memory Of The Memory Of Lise Yates" is written. For the origami historian, see David Lister (Origami Historian). ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... Thanks for the Memory was the ninth Red Dwarf episode to air, the third of the second series. ... Arnold Judas Rimmer BSc, SSc (Bronze Swimming certificate, Silver Swimming certificate), who sometimes goes by Arnold Jonathan Rimmer, is a fictional character in the television series Red Dwarf, played by Chris Barrie. ... The Cat in Series 5 of Red Dwarf The Cat is a character in the British comedy television series Red Dwarf. ... Holly is the ships computer on the science fiction comedy television show Red Dwarf. ... The term black box has a number of meanings: Black box, an object viewed in terms of its input and output characteristics. ...


Guest stars

Many co-stars of the first few episodes have gone on to careers away from Red Dwarf, such as Robert Bathurst, Tony Hawks, Paul Bradley and Mark Williams. But later series have attracted established stars, some of whom were fans of the show. Robert Bathurst as Mark in one of the fantasy stand-up sequences in Joking Apart Robert Bathurst (born 1958, Ghana) is a British actor. ... Tony Hawks is a British comedian and author. ... Paul Bradley - British Film Producer with Merchant Ivory. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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Red Dwarf characters: Information from Answers.com (6283 words)
Red Dwarf is a British science fiction sitcom ("Britcom" in the U.S.), created and originally written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.
The character has no name besides, "The Cat." He is the humanoid descendant of a modern house cat called Frankenstein, which had been Dave Lister's pet cat, son of, as the Cat Priest describes it, "the cripple and the idiot".
Kristine Z Kochanski is Red Dwarf's Navigation Officer, and the ex-girlfriend of Dave Lister before she was killed by a radiation leak.
"Red Dwarf" 101: A Newbie Viewing Guide to the British SciFi Series - SciFi TV (2114 words)
So blooper clips of “Red Dwarf” were titled as “Smeg-Ups” and “Smeg-Outs.” There are three novelizations of the series as well as a radio series called “Dave Hollins, Space Cadet” written by “Red Dwarf”’s creators that has no direct connection with the series except that some of its ideas were used in the TV show.
Red Dwarf: This huge red mining ship is at least several miles across, and it’s so large there’s an in-flight movie in the lift.
Eventually Red Dwarf is hijacked by unknown parties, forcing the crew to use the shuttlecraft Starbug instead.
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