This is such a cool show that I just *have* to write about it.
Welcome abord the Red Dwarf!
As you can see, Red Dwarf is very red. But there is, in fact, nothing dwarfish about it. This ship is big. It's really big. It's a very, very big, red space ship from the Jupiter Mining Corporation.
As you might have guessed by now, it was not named after small, rouge coloured humanoids who run around, swinging axes, looking for gold and spending most of the lives under ground.
It was, of course, named after star types - the star type that seems to be most frequent in the universe is known as a red dwarf. Other stars are white giants, white dwarves, blue giants, blue dwarves, yellow giants, red giants, super giants, etc...
Inside the ship, there is everything that you'd expect to find on a space ship. Crew quarters, officer quarters, quarentine areas, medirooms, bars, clubs, mess halls, engine rooms, the bridge, ship-to-planet run abouts - the works.
Everything ... except a full crew.
Somewhere along the line, all but one of the crew died.
Even worse, the human race no longer exists.
And the worst thing of all - the last human was David Lister.
Along with him is a hologram of one of the dead crew ... a creature evolved from Lister's cat ... a mechanoid with an over-active guilt chip and a head shaped like a novelty condom ... a senile computer who's into having head-sex-change operations ... and a woman from another dimension, desperately trying to get home.
"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."
Red Dwarf Links:
Robert Llewellyn's home page!
Chris Barrie's home page!
Danny John-Jules's Facebook page!
Cool Red Dwarf Game ZIP file download! (Infocom-like text adventure for the PC, originally sourced from JStanko's Red Dwarf website).
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