Dwarf - A Smashing Good British Science Fiction Series!
Many American science fiction lovers have never heard of the wonderful
British sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf. The Red Dwarf is a six mile long
spaceship which is five miles tall and four miles wide. The first episode
starts off tragically with the entire crew being killed by a radiation
leak except for a technician named Dave and his cat Frankenstein who
happens to be very pregnant.
Three million years after the radiation accident the onboard computer
awakes Dave from stasis into a universe he could have never imagined. Dave
Lister discovers he is the last surviving human in the entire universe.
Dave is not alone on the ship though. Arnold Judas scares the bejesus out
of Dave when he appears out of thin air. Arnold Judas was Daveís boss and
roommate on the ship and is now a hologram created by the ship to keep him
from going insane. Dave soon discovers another creature named Cat who is
the last surviving member of a bipedal feline species which evolved over
the previous three million years from Frankensteinís offspring.
Without giving the entire story away, the plot revolves around Daveís
desire to return home to Earth. During first series the crew encounters
various sci-fi themes such as time distortions, FTL travel, and bizarre
species. These and more situations evolve to create an interesting and
funny show that grabs you in from the first episode and doesnít let go
until the very end.
Try some real life adventure with
quad bikes! Mind you,
you'll certainly need to get some
The second season sees a new crew member added from a crashed vessel. This
new addition to the crew is mechanical life-form rarely seen in season two
but becomes a regular part of the crew by season three. Over the next few
years we see crew come and go on the good ship Red Dwarf and the drama and
comedy stay fresh and interesting throughout the entire nine season
Red Dwarf has something for every type of science fiction lover; comedy,
action, special effects, drama, and romance. Toward the end of the series
we see the Red Dwarf destroyed and reconstructed by nanotechnology only to
be threatened again by an alien metal eating virus. The series ended after
season nine with Dave never getting back to Earth.
There is some hope of renewing the series in the near future although
recent attempts were discouraging because of a lack of available funding.
Red Dwarf is well worth your viewing time and deserves a place in your
science fiction collection.
Copyright 2007 Peter Kryton Fox