Tag: Red Dwarf

Grant Naylor – Primordial Soup | Review

Title: Primordial Soup

Author: Grant Naylor

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 166

Rating: 4*/5

 

Grant Naylor - Primordial Soup

Grant Naylor – Primordial Soup

 

This book is a collection of the scripts to some of the fan favourite Red Dwarf episodes, so if you’ve ever seen the cult favourite sci-fi comedy show then you should know roughly what you’re letting yourself in for. And if you haven’t then I’m not really sure what you’re doing with this book.

Included here are the scripts to Polymorph, Marooned, Dimension Jump, Justice, Back to Reality and Psirens, and you also get a bunch of photographs of the cast and crew – although most of them are just stills from the show. What I found most interesting of all was the fact that I was able to spot a few differences between the script and the finished show because I’d grown up with it.

Overall then, this isn’t for everyone, but if you like Red Dwarf then you’ll love this. That’s all I have to say.

 

Grant Naylor

Grant Naylor

 

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Chris Howarth and Steve Lyons – Red Dwarf Programme Guide | Review

Title: Red Dwarf Programme Guide

Author: Chris Howarth and Steve Lyons

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 296

Rating: 4*/5

 

Chris Howarth and Steve Lyons - Red Dwarf Programme Guide

Chris Howarth and Steve Lyons – Red Dwarf Programme Guide

 

This book isn’t going to make much sense to you unless you’re a fan of the Red Dwarf TV show. If you are a Red Dwarf fan, though, you’re likely to enjoy this. The only real problem is that it’s a good few years old and so it’s not up to date with the latest episodes.

But still, it’s pretty clear that the writers have done their research, and it includes basically every possible piece of information about the early series. It includes a breakdown of characters and episodes, as well as a thorough appendix that includes everything you’ll ever need to know in an alphabetic index. It’s basically a dictionary of Red Dwarf references, and it’s a lot of fun.

I was also hooked by the behind the scenes photographs and the descriptions of all of the merchandise. By now, most of the stuff in that section will be considered a collector’s item – after all, this was published when the Red Dwarf fan club was still active, and still a thing.

And therein lies the only real problem that there is with this – it only covers the older episodes. I got into Red Dwarf at an early age, but even then season eight was out – and this one only really covers the first four. For me, then, it’s not quite complete, despite the fact that I read the second edition. But despite all of that, I got it for a steal – and if you can get it for a bargain, I’d recommend it. I’m almost sad that I’ve finished reading it because now I need to read serious books.

 

The Red Dwarf Crew

The Red Dwarf Crew

 

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