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Volume 1 - Hasslein Books
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“When it comes to weirdy, paradoxy space stuff, I’ve bought the t-shirt.”
—Lister, “Cassandra”
Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Foreword by Jonathan Capps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Introduction by Paul C. Giachetti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Abbreviation Key: A Guide to the Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiv
The Encyclopedia
0-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
F . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
J . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
L to Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Volume 2
“That’s why I had my appendix out… twice.”
—Rimmer, “Thanks for the Memory”
Appendix I: The Red Dwarf Episode Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Appendix II: The Universes of Red Dwarf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Appendix III: Other Red Dwarf-related Books . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Appendix IV: Categorical Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Volume 2
About the Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
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CODES:
RL: REAL LIFE
Information tagged with this code comes from real-world
sources.
T: TELEVISION EPISODES
SER: Televised
IDW: “Identity Within” (untelevised)
USA1: Unaired U.S. pilot
USA2: Unaired U.S. demo reel
R: REMASTERED (The Bodysnatcher Collection)
SER: Remastered episodes
BOD: “Bodysnatcher” storyboards
DAD: “Dad” storyboards
FTH: “Lister’s Father” storyboards
INF: “Infinity Patrol” storyboards
END: “The End” (original assembly)
N: NOVELS
INF: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers
BTL: Better Than Life
LST: Last Human
BCK: Backwards
OMN: Red Dwarf Omnibus
M: MAGAZINES
SMG: Smegazine
B: BOOKS
PRG: Red Dwarf Programme Guide
SUR: Red Dwarf Space Corps Survival Manual
PRM: Primordial Soup
SOS: Son of Soup
SCE: Scenes from the Dwarf
LOG: Red Dwarf Log No. 1996
EVR: The Log: A Dwarfer’s Guide to Everything
RD8: Red Dwarf VIII
G: ROLEPLAYING GAME
RPG: Core Rulebook
BIT: A.I. Screen (including Extra Bits booklet)
SOR: Series Sourcebook
OTH: Other RPG material (including online PDFs)
W: WEBSITES
OFF: Official website (www.reddwarf.co.uk)
NAN: Prelude to Nanarchy (www.reddwarf.co.uk/
gallery/index.cfm?page=prelude-to-nanarchy)
AND: Androids (www.androids.tv)
DIV: Diva-Droid (www.divadroid.info)
DIB: Duane Dibbley (www.duanedibbley.co.uk)
CRP: Crapola (www.crapola.biz)
GEN: Geneticon (www.geneticon.info)
LSR: Leisure World International
(www.leisureworldint.com)
JMC: Jupiter Mining Corporation
(www.jupiterminingcorporation.com)
AIT: A.I. Today (www.aitoday.co.uk)
HOL: HoloPoint (www.holopoint.biz)
X: MISC.
PRO: Promotional materials, videos, etc.
(specified in notes)
PST: Posters displayed at Dimension Jump XVII (2013)
CAL: Red Dwarf 2008 Calendar
RNG: Cell Phone Ringtones
MOB: Mobisode (“Red Christmas”, Parts 1 and 2)
CIN: Red Dwarf Children in Need Sketch
GEK: Geek Week introductions by Kryten
TNG: “Tongue-Tied” video
XMS: Bill Pearson’s Christmas special pitch script
XVD: Bill Pearson’s Christmas special pitch video
OTH: Other Red Dwarf appearances (specified in notes)
SUFFIXES:
DVDs
(d) – Deleted scene
(o) – Outtake
(b) – Bonus DVD material (other)
(e) – Extended version
SMEGAZINES / FAN CLUB MAGAZINES
(c) – Comic
(a) – Article
OTHER
(s) – Early or unused script draft
(s1) – Alternate version of script
xv
A
ANNIHILATOR
• android sheep: Mechanical representations of Ovis aries,
available at a brothel on Mimas to customers who enjoyed
bestiality [N-INF].
• Androids Nights: A spinoff of the television soap opera
Androids, the tagline of which was “Robots Never Sleep.” The
short-lived series revolved around protagonist Capston’s plan
to start a detective agency, with the android navigating a trail of
murder, mystery and adultery that led to a confrontation with
a character called Jaysee. The series’ DVD featured eighteen
minutes of bonus materials, including making-of specials,
outtakes and deleted scenes, and retailed for $£18.99 [W-CRP].
NOTE: This TV series’ title and premise were based on
PREFIX
RL: Real life
T-: Television Episodes
SER: Television series
IDW: “Identity Within”
USA1: Unaired U.S. pilot
USA2: Unaired U.S. demo
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R-: The Bodysnatcher Collection
SER: Remastered episodes
BOD: “Bodysnatcher”
DAD: “Dad”
FTH: “Lister’s Father”
INF: “Infinity Patrol”
END: “The End” (original assembly)
N-: Novels
INF: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers
BTL: Better Than Life
LST: Last Human
Baywatch Nights, an American science fiction police
drama that spun off from David Hasselhoff’s Baywatch
series, with the premise of a policeman quitting his job
to open a detective agency. The phrase “Robots Never
Sleep” presumably derived from “We Never Sleep,” the
well-known slogan of the Pinkerton National Detective
Agency.
• Androids Shower Radio: A product sold by Crapola Inc.,
sporting the logo of the television soap opera Androids. When
hit with water, the radio played the Androids theme song.
A button on the device allowed users to hear an alternate
song, “Goto 10 If You Love Me,” which had played during the
BCK: Backwards
OMN: Red Dwarf Omnibus
M-: Magazines
SMG: Smegazine
W-: Websites
OFF: Official website
NAN: Prelude to Nanarchy
AND: Androids
DIV: Diva-Droid
DIB: Duane Dibbley
CRP: Crapola
GEN: Geneticon
LSR: Leisure World Intl.
JMC: Jupiter Mining Corporation
AIT: A.I. Today
HOL: HoloPoint
G-: Roleplaying Game
RPG: Core Rulebook
BIT: A.I. Screen Extra Bits booklet
SOR: Series Sourcebook
OTH: Other RPG material
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wedding of characters Simone and Derek. The shower radio
was made in Taiwan and sold for $£9.99 [W-CRP].
• Androids Singing Mug: A product sold by Crapola Inc.,
sporting the logo of the television soap opera Androids. When
lifted, the black mug played the program’s theme song. The
cup was made in Taiwan and sold for $£8.99 [W-CRP].
• Androids—The Movie III: The third feature film based on the
television soap opera Androids. The film was one of Kryten’s
favorites [M-SMG1.1(a)].
NOTE: This, of course, implied there were two prior
Androids movies.
• Androids—The Movie IV: The fourth feature film based
on the television soap opera Androids. In the movie, Kelly
ironed while Simone was threatened with shutdown. The
film, directed by Android 25143/B, was broadcast on Groovy
Channel 27 at 10:30 PM on Wednesday, the 27th of Geldof,
2362 [M-SMG1.7(a)].
• Android Zzzzz/z: The robotic production accountant on the
television soap opera Androids [T-SER2.1(d)].
• Andromeda Galaxy: A spiral galaxy roughly 2.5 million lightyears away from the Milky Way, and the nearest neighboring
galaxy [RL]. When scientists in the twenty-second century
discovered that the Sun’s lifespan had been severely reduced by
attempts to control Earth’s weather, the World Council developed
a plan to relocate humanity to a planet within the Andromeda
Galaxy.
Initially inhospitable due to its lava and magma surface,
the planet was chosen for its potential to be terraformed using
specially designed viruses and custom species of GELFs.
The first phase of the mission included launching a ship,
the Mayflower, toward Andromeda to start the process of
terraforming; it never arrived, however, having been knocked
off course by a GELF mutiny against the human crew [N-LST].
• Andy: An individual whom the Red Dwarf crew imagined
meeting while trapped in a despair squid hallucination. Andy, a
service technician for Leisure World International, greeted the
crew after they awoke from the total-immersion video game
B-: Books
PRG: Red Dwarf Programme Guide
SUR: Red Dwarf Space Corps
Survival Manual
PRM: Primordial Soup
SOS: Son of Soup
SCE: Scenes from the Dwarf
LOG: Red Dwarf Log No. 1996
RD8: Red Dwarf VIII
EVR: The Log: A Dwarfer’s Guide
to Everything
X-: Misc.
PRO: Promotional materials,
videos, etc.
PST: Posters at DJ XVII (2013)
CAL: 2008 calendar
RNG: Cell phone ringtones
MOB: Mobisode (“Red Christmas”)
CIN: Children in Need sketch
GEK: Geek Week intros by Kryten
TNG: “Tongue-Tied” video
Red Dwarf and inquired about their experience; he explained
the goal of the game, and was amused to learn how much of
it they had missed. He then prepped the machine for a new
group of players, directing the old crew to the recuperation
lounge [T-SER5.6].
• Ange: A cutesy nickname, short for “Angel,” that Lister gave
Kochanski during their brief romance [N-INF].
• Angel Islington, The: A London district featured in that city’s
version of Monopoly [RL]. For his twenty-fourth birthday,
Lister and several friends embarked on a Monopoly board pub
crawl across London; their fifth stop was The Angel Islington,
where they ordered mezcals [N-INF].
• anger: An emotional state characterized by a strong feeling
of displeasure and animosity toward something or someone
[RL]. After escaping a hazardous waste pod and boarding Red
Dwarf, a polymorph attacked the crew by changing form to
elicit and feed on their emotions. It targeted Rimmer by taking
the form of his mother and describing her sexual exploits with
Lister involving Alphabetti Spaghetti, after which it drained
the anger from Arnold’s mind [T-SER3.3].
While being analyzed by Red Dwarf’s chief psychiatric
counselor, Kryten boasted that anger and rudimentary mindless
violence were emotions he had acquired with Lister’s help. He
then demonstrated this by smashing the counselor’s hand with
his fist [T-SER8.1].
• Angling Times: A weekly British publication dedicated to the
sport of fishing [RL]. After Kryten entered lie mode to assure
Rimmer that his high-velocity garbage cannon would work, he
quietly told Lister that Arnold had fallen for his ruse—hook,
line, sinker, rod and copy of Angling Times [T-SER6.1].
• angry chipmunk affair, the: An incident aboard Red Dwarf
involving Lister, Chen, Selby and Petersen, with Selby
reportedly the mastermind [G-BIT].
• Annett, Chloë: A British actor who portrayed Kristine
Kochanski on the comedy television series Red Dwarf
[RL]. While trapped in an elation squid hallucination, Lister
discovered that Annett, who had portrayed Kochanski up until
XMS: Bill Pearson’s Christmas
special pitch script
XVD: Bill Pearson’s Christmas
special pitch video
OTH: Other Red Dwarf appearances
SUFFIX
DVD:
(d) – Deleted scene
(o) – Outtake
(b) – Bonus DVD material (other)
(e) – Extended version
SMEGAZINES:
(c) – Comic
(a) – Article
OTHER:
(s) – Early/unused script draft
(s1) – Alternate version of script
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DOG, DOG
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•daffodil: A word that replaced “drill” in Holly’s vocabulary
database after an electrical fire damaged her voice-recognition
unit. As a result, she informed the crew that the order to
“abandon shop” was “not a daffodil” [T-SER5.5].
• Daley: Rimmer’s former bunkmate aboard Red Dwarf before
Lister. Arnold blamed Daley, as well as several other past
bunkmates, for holding him back and preventing him from
becoming an officer [N-INF].
• Daily Asteroid, The: A daily newspaper serving Tunbridge
Wells, England. After a meteor shower damaged the astrodome
protecting Tunbridge Wells, the publication ran the headline
“Pilgrims to Pray for End to Meteors,” and reported that
a pilgrim ship containing five hundred town residents had
launched on a mission to visit a holy shrine [M-SMG1.14(c2)].
• Dali, Salvador: A twentieth-century Spanish painter
specializing in surreal imagery [RL]. After Rimmer’s hard drive
crashed during a resentment attack that caused the hologram
to freeze up, Cat used a felt-tipped pen to draw a mustache on
his face in the style of Dali, asking Lister and Kryten to guess
who it was [T-SER10.1].
• Daily Goal List: A “to do” list that Rimmer created to track his
achievements. One item on a Thursday list—decontaminating
the Officers’ Block—was never completed, which Lister only
discovered after entering that area. Rimmer then put the job
on his next Daily Goal List, as item thirty-four, after “Learn
Portuguese” [T-SER1.5].
• Dall, Tarka: See Dhal, Tarka
• Daily Smeg, The: A daily newspaper serving the city of
Smegopolis in 2315, in the universe known as Alternative
2X13/L [M-SMG2.1(c3)].
• Daizee: A 4000 Series mechanoid aboard Red Dwarf in a
universe in which the sexes were reversed. Daizee, Kryten’s
female counterpart in that reality, helped Deb Lister take care
of her two sons, Jim and Bexley [M-SMG1.5(c2)].
NOTE: This contradicted the official website, which
claimed that the mechanoid, though female, was still
named Kryten. Daizee’s name was presumably an
homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which the HAL9000 computer (after whom Holly was named) sang a
song called “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two).”
• Dalai Lama, the: The title of the religious leader of Tibetian
Buddhists [RL].
A waxdroid replica of the Dalai Lama was created for the
Waxworld theme park. Left on their own for millions of years,
the waxdroids attained sentience and became embroiled in
a park-wide resource war between Villain World and Hero
World (to which the Dalai Lama belonged). During this war,
the Red Dwarf crew transported to the planet using a Matter
Paddle, with Lister and Cat materializing in Villain territory,
while Rimmer and Kryten landed in Hero territory.
Rimmer found the heroes’ army lacking and took command,
working many of the pacifistic waxdroids to death before
ordering a frontal attack on the enemy’s compound across
a minefield, which wiped out the remaining droids. The
Dalai Lama waxdroid stepped on a landmine and exploded
[T-SER4.6].
• Dallas Electric: A company located near W 84th Avenue in
Dallas, Texas, circa 1966. This firm existed in an alternate
timeline created when the Starbug 1 crew prevented President
John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The crew passed a sign for
the business while searching for clues to the population’s
disappearance; near the sign, they found a dead man who
appeared to have been trampled to death [T-SER7.1].
NOTE: A company called Dallas Electric has been in
operation since 1967—a year after the crew’s arrival
in Texas.
• Dallas Morning News, The: A daily newspaper founded
in 1885, serving the Dallas, Texas, area [RL]. After John F.
Kennedy was arrested in an alternate timeline created when
the Starbug 1 crew prevented his assassination, the U.S.S.R.
constructed nuclear bases in Cuba, prompting the evacuation
of several major U.S. cities. The Dallas Morning News reported
the incident, with the headline “Millions Flee From American
Cities” [T-SER7.1].
• Dallas Police Department: The principal law-enforcement
agency serving the city of Dallas, Texas [RL]. In an alternate
timeline, U.S. President John F. Kennedy survived an
assassination attempt due to the interference of Starbug 1’s
crew, and subsequently had an affair with the mistress of
Mafia boss Sam Giancana, for which he was impeached in
1964 and imprisoned the following year. To fix the timeline,
the crew brought Kennedy back to 1963 so he could
assassinate himself from a grassy knoll. To move about the
area undetected, Kennedy procured a uniform from the Dallas
Police Department [T-SER7.1].
• damage-control report: A function of Kryten series
mechanoids that printed a rundown of an android’s current
operational state from its abdomen. Kryten requested a
damage-control report after awakening with a hangover from
the previous night’s party, which Lister had organized to honor
Kryten’s last day of service [T-SER3.6].
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• damage-report machine: A component aboard many JMC
vessels that determined and reported any damage done to
the ship [T-SER1.5]. Certain damage-report machines were
produced by Space Cadet LLC and distributed by Crapola Inc.
through its annual SCABBY catalog [G-RPG].
When Red Dwarf collided with a meteor, its damage-report
machine was itself damaged [T-SER1.5]. Starbug 1’s damagereport machine was similarly impaired when the crew battled
a Space Corps enforcement vehicle [T-SER6.4].
• Dambusters, The: A 1955 British World War II film starring
Michael Redgrave and Richard Todd [RL]. In one of Ace
Rimmer’s universes, Olaf Petersen was arrested on the grounds
of Europa’s Space Corps test facility after racing around the
park singing The Dambusters’s theme song while hurling
glow-in-the-dark, urine-filled condoms at security booths
[N-BCK].
• Dan, Uncle: A foster relative of Dave Lister. Uncle Dan
was purported to be quite loud when using the bathroom
[T-SER8.6].
• Dancer: A fire-breathing racing yak that Cat imagined while
trapped in an addictive version of Better Than Life. When Lister
and Rimmer visited Cat at his golden castle to inform him
that they were in the game, they found him on a fire-breathing
racing yak, about to start a dog hunt. Noticing his guests, Cat
ordered his Valkyrie assistant to saddle up two more yaks,
Dancer and Prancer, so they could join him [N-INF].
NOTE: The yaks were named after two of Santa Claus’s
magical flying reindeer.
• Dan Dare: A 1950s British comic strip created by illustrator
Frank Hampson, about space adventurer Colonel Daniel
McGregor Dare [RL]. Lister, afflicted with space mumps,
complained about his appearance when the crew found an
escape pod possibly containing a human female, saying that
if he painted his head green he could audition for a part in
Dan Dare [T-SER4.3(d)].
• dandelion sorbet: A dessert made from the fungi and moss
found on asteroids, as well as dandelion flowers. After Starbug
1’s refrigeration unit malfunctioned, the crew resorted to
surviving on such flora; Kryten attempted to vary the menu
PREFIX
RL: Real life
T-: Television Episodes
SER: Television series
IDW: “Identity Within”
USA1: Unaired U.S. pilot
USA2: Unaired U.S. demo
134
R-: The Bodysnatcher Collection
SER: Remastered episodes
BOD: “Bodysnatcher”
DAD: “Dad”
FTH: “Lister’s Father”
INF: “Infinity Patrol”
END: “The End” (original assembly)
N-: Novels
INF: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers
BTL: Better Than Life
LST: Last Human
by occasionally making dandelion sorbet from the ingredients
[T-SER6.5].
• “Danger”: A word on a label adorning a canister near
Taiwan Tony, an Asian fast-food dispenser aboard Red Dwarf
[T-SER10.2].
• “Danger 2,000 Gigawatts”: A phrase on a door sign mounted
in Red Dwarf’s hologram simulation suite. Behind the door
was a head-mountable device used to transfer memories from
an individual into the hologram simulation suite’s terminal
[T-SER2.5].
• “Danger Low Gravity No Leaping”: A warning printed on
a sign posted on the wall of Nova 5’s dining area [T-SER2.1].
• Dangerous, Ezekiel, Doctor: A medical professional who
awarded a certificate of strictness to Queeg 500, according to
the backup computer [W-OFF].
NOTE: It is unknown whether Dangerous actually
existed, given that Queeg was merely a creation of
Holly.
• “Danger—Robots In Operation”: A warning printed on a
sign posted in the hallways of the American mining ship Red
Dwarf [T-USA1].
• Darin-Tor: The leader of the Cloisterists, a sect of the Cat
People aboard Red Dwarf who believed their god’s true name
was Cloister. They fought a two-thousand-year holy war against
the Clisterists, led by Kadok, who believed the deity was named
Clister.
The two opposing leaders met their god—Lister—after
members of a neutral third sect, the Elite, traveled into the
future to bring him back in time to end the conflict. Kadok,
looking to secure his position as leader, tried to take Lister
and the others hostage, but Darin-Tor threw himself at his
rival, enabling Lister to escape. During the commotion, Kadok
fatally stabbed Darin-Tor [M-SMG2.3(c1)].
• Dark, The: A rock band, circa 2137, who found themselves
at the center of a controversial advertising campaign when
Magnus Sonsonson claimed to have discovered the speed of
BCK: Backwards
OMN: Red Dwarf Omnibus
M-: Magazines
SMG: Smegazine
W-: Websites
OFF: Official website
NAN: Prelude to Nanarchy
AND: Androids
DIV: Diva-Droid
DIB: Duane Dibbley
CRP: Crapola
GEN: Geneticon
LSR: Leisure World Intl.
JMC: Jupiter Mining Corporation
AIT: A.I. Today
HOL: HoloPoint
G-: Roleplaying Game
RPG: Core Rulebook
BIT: A.I. Screen Extra Bits booklet
SOR: Series Sourcebook
OTH: Other RPG material
D
darkness, which he claimed was faster than the speed of light.
This turned the physics world on its end until he admitted it was
just a publicity stunt for The Dark—though, ironically, his fake
theory was proven correct fifteen years later. The group’s only
single was titled “Dark the Hellish Angels Sing” [B-EVR].
• Dark Forces, the: The living embodiment of Rimmer’s
negative personality traits, including Misery, Self-Despair
and Paranoia, made flesh on a psi-moon configured according
to his psyche. After Rimmer’s shipmates rescued him from
the moon, the Dark Forces abducted Self-Esteem to lure his
comrades—Charity, Courage and Honour—into a trap, then
unleashed a secret weapon: the image of Rimmer’s mother
[M-SMG2.7(c2)].
• Darkness at Noon: A film that Rimmer imagined while trapped
in an addictive version of Better Than Life. The movie, made
sometime around three million A.D., starred sex-symbol actor
Juanita Chicata, whom Rimmer married in the illusion after
returning to Earth. Upon winning her first Oscar for the role,
Chicata thanked him during a twenty-five-minute acceptance
speech [N-INF].
NOTE: The film may have been an adaptation of Arthur
Koestler’s same-named novel.
• Dark One, The: The ruler of a psi-moon formed from
Rimmer’s mind. The moon, able to detect Arnold’s neurosis,
restructured itself as a desolate, gloomy, swamp-filled wasteland
inhabited by manifestations of his negative attributes. The Dark
One demanded Rimmer be sacrificed to the Unspeakable One
[T-SER5.3].
• “Dark the Hellish Angels Sing”: The only single produced
by the rock group The Dark, recorded in 2137. The song rose
to only number forty-seven on the U.S. charts, despite staying
at first place in Albania fourteen years running [B-EVR].
NOTE: This song’s title spoofed that of the Christmas
carol “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.”
• Darren: A character on the television soap opera Androids.
In one episode, Darren attended a barbeque hosted by Daz,
during which a family pet, Bouncer, was lost in a temporaldisplacement vortex [M-SMG1.8(c2)].
B-: Books
PRG: Red Dwarf Programme Guide
SUR: Red Dwarf Space Corps
Survival Manual
PRM: Primordial Soup
SOS: Son of Soup
SCE: Scenes from the Dwarf
LOG: Red Dwarf Log No. 1996
RD8: Red Dwarf VIII
EVR: The Log: A Dwarfer’s Guide
to Everything
X-: Misc.
PRO: Promotional materials,
videos, etc.
PST: Posters at DJ XVII (2013)
CAL: 2008 calendar
RNG: Cell phone ringtones
MOB: Mobisode (“Red Christmas”)
CIN: Children in Need sketch
GEK: Geek Week intros by Kryten
TNG: “Tongue-Tied” video
• Darren: A hillbilly version of Lister in an alternate universe
ravaged by the tyrannical Ace “Blackheart” Rimmer, who
killed Darren’s sweetheart, Kochanski. While visiting this
reality, another Ace Rimmer was mistaken for Blackheart by
Dorrie (a humanoid whose species evolved from a dormouse),
Kritter (a hillbilly cyborg analog of Kryten) and Darren, who
shot him with a .38 calibre shotgun, wounding his shoulder.
Upon realizing the mistaken identity, Darren told Ace
that Blackheart had laid waste to their settlement and would
return to finish the job—which he did a moment later.
Darren and Kritter attacked Blackheart, but were both shot
in the knees, leaving Dorrie to shoot the villain in the head
[M-SMG1.14(c5)].
• Darroch, Bobby: A Junior C classmate of Ace Rimmer. While
competing against Darroch in a two-hundred-yard dash, Ace
intentionally threw the race so Bobby would win, knowing
how much it meant to him [N-BCK].
• Dash, Mercy: The hostess of the television game show
20,000,000 Watts My Line in Jake Bullet’s universe. While
investigating the death of contestant Philby Frutch, Bullet
found Dash in Frutch’s apartment. She explained that she and
Frutch had been lovers, and had planned to use his winnings
to pay for an operation to cure Philby’s nerdism before going
away on holiday [M-SMG1.14(c6)].
Captured by goons sent by the game show’s TV station, Bullet
discovered that Dash was also romantically involved with the
show’s host, Milty, who had sent her in to find out how Frutch
had cheated on the show, after which she murdered him. Milty
and Dash attempted to electrocute Bullet, but died when the
cyborg chomped on Milty’s microphone cable, shocking them
instead [M-SMG2.2(c2)].
A month later, Bullet’s mind envisioned apparitions of Milty
and Dash as he fell from a building to his apparent death
[M-SMG2.6(c6)].
• Dastardly and Muttley: A pair of villainous characters from
Hanna Barbara’s animated television series Wacky Races and
its spinoff, Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
[RL]. Their names adorned a patch sewn onto Lister’s leather
jacket [T-SER2.1].
XMS: Bill Pearson’s Christmas
special pitch script
XVD: Bill Pearson’s Christmas
special pitch video
OTH: Other Red Dwarf appearances
SUFFIX
DVD:
(d) – Deleted scene
(o) – Outtake
(b) – Bonus DVD material (other)
(e) – Extended version
SMEGAZINES:
(c) – Comic
(a) – Article
OTHER:
(s) – Early/unused script draft
(s1) – Alternate version of script
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G
GELFS
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G
to Holman, the GELF population declared war on humanity.
Most GELFs died during the short conflict, with some going
into hiding or starting resistance groups. GELF-hunters were
employed to root out and capture the remaining GELFs, who
were exiled on the island of Zanzibar just prior to Earth being
designated “Garbage World” [N-BTL].
• GELFWorld: A recreational tourist planet populated by
Pleasure GELFs, a type of genetically engineered life form
(GELF) created to provide companionship. It included such
areas as the Cuddly Animal Theme Park. The planet’s facilities
closed when a dissident named Drigg launched a GELF
uprising, resulting in the slaughter or ousting of all tourists,
and forcing Earth to quarantine GELFWorld. The GELFs,
unable to quell their thirst for violence, soon turned against
each other, launching a GELF War that culminated in the
planet’s destruction [M-SMG2.2(c4)].
• GELF Zone: An area of space inhabited by several GELF
tribes and marked with a GELF icon—a huge rock carved to
resemble a GELF skull. An attacking Space Corps enforcement
vehicle, upon catching the Starbug 1 crew looting Space Corps
derelicts, forced the shuttle to enter the GELF Zone, where
they encountered a tribe of Kinitawowi GELFs [T-SER6.4].
• Gemini 12: A Space Corps TTX-3 experimental craft [G-SOR]
containing a time drive developed in the twenty-eighth century
[T-SER7.1]. Its maiden voyage was to the twentieth century,
where the crew contracted an influenza virus and died. In
their final moments, the crew set the autopilot for deep space
and laid a reality minefield around the vessel to discourage
looters. Years later, the Starbug 1 crew found Gemini 12 and
stripped out the drive, installing it aboard their own shuttle
[T-SER6.6].
NOTE: Although it had appeared in episode 6.6 (“Out
of Time”), Gemini 12 was not actually named until
episode 7.1 (“Tikka to Ride”).
• Gendarme of St. Tropez: See Captain Emerald
• Genepool Biotech Corp BioSafe Genetic Waste Pod:
A small capsule for disposing of hazardous biological
specimens [G-SOR]. One such pod was used to contain two
polymorphs, emitting a warning transmission with the words
“Danger,” “Genetic Waste,” “Do Not Open” and “Contents:
2” prominently written on its casing. During transit through
deep space, this capsule became compromised, allowing
its occupants to escape aboard Red Dwarf. One polymorph
attacked the crew, consuming their emotions until it was killed
by heat-seeking bazookoid missiles [T-SER3.3]. The other
polymorph escaped detection, eventually leaving the ship and
configuring itself as an exact duplicate of the mining vessel
[M-SMG2.6(c1)].
• General A. J. Smegger: A nickname that Lister called Rimmer
when the hologram became obsessed with squashing a skutter
strike [M-SMG1.4(c1)].
• General Assembly 4: A meeting of executive personnel aboard
Red Dwarf. Rimmer ordered Holly to summon Lister to attend
General Assembly 4 so he could conduct a roll call of the ship’s
entire complement—despite all but one of them being dead
[R-BOD].
• General Custer Forward Thinking Award: A hypothetical
commendation that Rimmer pretended to award to Kochanski
for her plan of attack at the Cyberia virtual-reality prison on
Lotomi 5. The plan involved using the Oblivion virus to kill
all electricity across the entire moon, enabling Lister to rescue
his doppelgänger from the complex. A side effect of the power
outage, however, was that the gravity generator failed, making
movement on the planetoid very difficult [N-LST].
NOTE: Cavalry officer General George Armstrong
Custer launched his disastrous “Last Stand” against
Native American forces in 1876, displaying a distinct
lack of forward thinking.
• General George and the Gook Invasion: A book written by
Colonel Mike O’Hagan, a Space Marine and author of the
Space Corps Survival Manual [B-SUR].
NOTE: Given its title, this book was presumably about
Major General George Patton IV, a prominent officer
during the Vietnam War.
• generator: A component aboard Starbug 1 that produced power
for the shuttle. Jealous of Lister’s affection for Kochanski,
Kryten overloaded the generator and emergency backup in order
to prevent her from bathing in Dave’s quarters [T-SER7.4].
• Generosity: An aspect of Rimmer’s personality that a psi-moon
detected as being essentially dead, prompting the planetoid to
construct a metaphorical tombstone in its memory. According
to the stone’s inscription, his generosity died when he was nine
years old [T-SER5.3].
• GeneStick pistol grip: A technology utilized in the handle of
Nova auto pistols, produced by Bloodlust Arms [G-RPG].
• genetically augmented winged mutation (GAWM): A type of
flying life form engineered in the universe known as Alternative
2X13/L [M-SMG2.1(c3)].
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about
the author
Paul C. Giachetti is the co-owner of Hasslein Books, a publishing company he
launched with long-time friend Rich Handley in 2008. A magazine layout artist by
trade, he is also Hasslein’s graphic artist and layout designer, and has designed and
produced all of the company’s publications to date, as well as its marketing and
promotional material. He lives on Long Island, New York.
Paul maintains a personal blog at paulanoma.blogspot.com, and occasionally
contributes to Hasslein’s blog, hassleinbooks.blogspot.com. A long-time fan of
British comedy, he decided the time was right to compile this two-volume set—his
debut publications for Hasslein Books—about his all-time-favorite franchise. Some
of his other favorites include Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Babylon 5, Stargate,
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Farscape. He is also an avid photographer,
gamer and techie, and enjoys making fun of bad movies.
He can be followed at facebook.com/paulgiachetti.
about
hasslein books
Hasslein Books (hassleinbooks.com) is a New York-based independent publisher
of reference guides by geeks, for geeks. The company is named after Doctor Otto
Hasslein, a physicist and time travel expert portrayed by actor Eric Braeden in the
film Escape from the Planet of the Apes, and on the Hasslein Curve named in honor
of his theories.
In addition to the Red Dwarf Encyclopedia, the company’s lineup of unauthorized
genre-based reference books includes Timeline of the Planet of the Apes: The Definitive
Chronology, Lexicon of the Planet of the Apes: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia,
A Matter of Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Lexicon, Back in Time:
The Unauthorized Back to the Future Chronology and Lost in Time and Space: An
Unofficial Guide to the Uncharted Journeys of Doctor Who, with future volumes
slated to feature James Bond, G.I. Joe, Alien vs. Predator, Battlestar Galactica,
Ghostbusters, Universal Monsters and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Follow Hasslein Books on Facebook (facebook.com/hassleinbooks) and Twitter
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