Red Dwarf Specials

Specials

Red Dwarf Specials

First Air Date: January 01, 0001

First Aired on    :   1
Episodes    :   29 episodes



Episodes

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0x30 Red Dwarf: The First Three Million Years - Part 3 / 3 (August 15, 2020)


A look at the challenging logistics of the most celebrated and successful sci-fi comedy ever.


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0x29 Red Dwarf: The First Three Million Years - Part 2 / 3 (August 15, 2020)


A look at the challenging logistics of the most celebrated and successful sci-fi comedy ever.


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0x28 Red Dwarf: The First Three Million Years - Part 1 / 3 (August 15, 2020)


A look at the challenging logistics of the most celebrated and successful sci-fi comedy ever.


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0x27 Red Dwarf The Promised Land : Smeg Ups (April 09, 2020)


Bloopers from the special episode : The Promised Land


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0x26 Red Dwarf The Promised Land : Deleted Scenes (April 09, 2020)


Deleted scenes from the special episode : The Promised Land


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0x25 The Promised Doc (April 09, 2020)


Go behind the scenes of Red Dwarf: The Promised Land with this UKTV Play exclusive


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0x24 Red Dwarf: The Promised Land Part 2 (April 09, 2020)


In the second part of this special, the crew are on the run from Rodon, a feral cat leader who wants to wipe out cats who worship anyone but him.


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0x23 Red Dwarf: The Promised Land Part 1 (April 09, 2020)


In part one of this special, the posse meet three cat clerics who worship Lister. Lister vows to help them as they are being hunted by a feral cat leader known as Rodon.


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0x22 Series IX Featurette - Robot on a Wire (January 01, 0001)



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0x21 Series IX Featurette - Cat Always Lands on his Feet (January 01, 0001)



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0x20 Series IX Featurette - Lister on the Street (January 01, 0001)



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0x19 Series IX Featurette - Carbug (January 01, 0001)



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0x18 Back to Earth: The Director's Cut (April 12, 2009)


The Director's Cut of Back to Earth combines all three of the Back to Earth episodes in a single feature-length programme. Back to Earth takes place after series X. Kochanski is dead and the crew are hurled through a portal and discover they are just characters from a TV series. Knowing that they will die in the final episode the Dwarfers, in best Blade Runner traditions, decide to track down their creators to discover how long they have left to live. First the crew attempt to track down the actors who play them in the series and their metaphysical odyssey begins...


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0x17 The Making of Back to Earth (April 12, 2009)


An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of new three-part series Back to Earth, which reunited the cult sci-fi comedy's original cast.


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0x16 Bodysnatcher (November 12, 2007)


Bodysnatcher was a partly finished script that was written but unused for the first series of the BBC sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf. To headline the release of Red Dwarf Remastered on DVD in Autumn 2007, the same audio story board process used in recreating the lost episode of Series VII, Identity Within, has been used to create the Bodysnatcher episode. When the script was retrieved from the vaults of Grant Naylor offices, it was found to be without an ending. The writers Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, who went their separate ways during pre-production on the ITV series The 10%ers in 1996, collaborated on bringing the script into line with the series' continuity and giving it an end.


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0x15 Identity Within (November 07, 2005)


The "lost" episode of "Red Dwarf" (1988), presented in storyboard form. The Cat is dying, and is forced to have sex in order to stay alive. This script was originally written as an episode of the seventh series of "Red Dwarf" (1988), but was dropped because the budget wouldn't stretch to the story; it was later replaced with the significantly less expensive "Red Dwarf: Duct Soup" (1997). For the DVD release of the seventh series, it was included as an extra feature in order to show what might have been. The first draft of the script, considered the best, was performed by Chris Barrie (Rimmer), then edited by Jem Whippey and set to a series of images drawn by Neil Maguire, in order to get as close to the original concept as possible.


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0x14 Back from the Dead (November 07, 2005)


A documentary about the seventh series. The contributors are refreshingly frank and fair about the various problems the production faced. They treat subjects like Rob's departure, Chris's departure, the introduction of Kochanski, the various visual effects crises, the guest writers and the lack of audience with honesty and clarity, and all sides of the story are represented.


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0x13 Comedy Connections (August 30, 2004)


Comedy Connections focusing on Red Dwarf


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0x12 Hattie's DJ Diary (November 03, 2003)


Hattie Hayridge records her experiences at the tenth annual Red Dwarf convention, Dimension Jump. This features some great footage of Robert, Chloe and Danny messing about, as well as some good links performed by Hattie. There's also some fancy dress stuff, and footage of Chairman Jane's excellent tattoo.


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0x11 Building a Better Universe (November 03, 2003)


A tribute to the late Mel Bibby and his contributions to Red Dwarf as production designer. This is a touching and well-deserved tribute to the man who managed to completely revolutionise the look of the show, despite not having a great deal more money than his predecessor. After six or seven minutes of lovely tributes from interviewees, we get a real gem. According to the caption, it's the only known footage of Mel talking about his work on the series. It's hard to tell where it came from, or when it was recorded, but he talks about the moody, industrial sets contrasting with the cleaner, more conventional sci-fi sets.


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0x10 Children in Need Sketch (November 13, 1998)


The crew of Blue Midget pick up a transmission from 1998's Children in Need, with Terry Wogan encouraging people to make donations. After some talk over what to do, Rimmer decides he will help humanity by breaking Lister's guitar!


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0x09 Red Dwarf A-Z (February 14, 1998)


An alphabet-based compilation of clips from "Red Dwarf" (1988) with celebrities discussing their favorite characters and moments.


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0x07 Universe Challenge (February 14, 1998)


The cast of Red Dwarf compete with the fans in a quiz about the show, based on the format of "University Challenge".


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0x06 The Smeg Ups (February 14, 1998)


Part 2 of the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Red Dwarf. Host by Patrick Stewart.


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0x05 Can't Smeg, Won't Smeg (February 14, 1998)


The crew of Starbug are transported to the Can't Cook, Won't Cook studio to see who can cook a better vindaloo. It's Lister and Kryten vs Rimmer and the Cat. Well it should have been the Cat, but he was worried he would mess up his suit (really he just didn't want to work with Rimmer), so Duane Dibbley took his place. This left Kochanski as the taster (God help her). It's not her fault, she lost the "ippy-dippy"! The show was total, hillarious chaos. Ainsley Harriott (now known as AH – which has a completley different meaning) was run all over the place. He was totaly pissed off.


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0x04 Smeg Outs (January 01, 1995)


The hilarious sequel to Smeg Ups. In Space No-One Can Hear You Scream "Cut"! Join Kryten and Lister as they take you on a journey into a plane of reality no humanoid has previously been allowed to see, a dimension of cosmic cock-ups and ballistic blunders where no-one can remember their lines and nothing goes right - ever.


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0x03 Smeg Ups (November 07, 1994)


Kryten, the 4,000 series sanitation mechanoid takes you on a journey into a dimension of fluffs, bloopers, hitches and smeg ups that lead to one inevitable response: "cut"!


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0x02 Unaired US Pilot 2 (January 01, 0001)


The second and shorter attempt at a US pilot of Red Dwarf comes across as more of a promotional video than a pilot episode due to it's clips from the British version of the show. Features Terry Farrell as the Cat and script concept from Backwards, Terrorform and Parallel Universe.


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0x01 Unaired US Pilot 1 (January 01, 0001)


This was a failed attempt in 1992 to make an "Americanized" version of the hit British sci-fi comedy. Two pilots were filmed after the producers replaced the actors playing Rimmer and Cat, but the series was never picked up, even with the involvement of the original creators, Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. The story was an amalgam of several episodes but pretty much followed the original British pilot episode The End, except that Kryten is aboard the Red Dwarf from the start and the Cat is now a woman. The Official Red Dwarf Site (www.reddwarf.co.uk) has a complete article about the fate of Red Dwarf USA in their 'DownTime' section; and a documentary on the entire American experience is included on the Series V DVD.




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