Red Dwarf: Back to Earth


The British comedy Red Dwarf has been a favorite of mine for many years, and this year it celebrates its 20th year anniversary.  While they show hasn’t constantly been in production this fact is a bit misleading, but regardless, this year the crew of The Cat, Rimmer, Lister and Kryten are reuniting for a new 3 part series, Back To Earth. Their previous adventures cover all sorts of ground, but basically there’s a skeleton crew left in a mining ship lost far out in space.  I’ve been in the loop on the new episodes since I’m following Robert Llewellyn on Twitter, he plays Kryten, the android on the right in the picture.  It’s been really interesting learning about the man behind the character as he goes about his day, with a lot of his efforts focused on Car Pool, an interview show he produces where he interviews celebrates while car pooling in his Prius. Really funny stuff. As a bonus, a few weeks back he had Chis Barrie, who plays Lister in Red Dwarf, as seen standing next to Kryten above.  It’s a funny interview, file those two under guys I’d like to have some beers with.  You can find the show on Robert’s own site, Llewtube or download them as podcasts over at iTunes.  For the uninitiated who are interested in Red Dwarf, the best way to start is at the end, and by the end I mean the pilot for the show entitled The End. The shows are all on DVD and hilarious, and next to AbFab I can’t think of a British Sitcom that I enjoy more.

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