It’s nearly 30 years
since the crew of the jupiter mining corporation’s red dwarf first found themselves cast adrift in deep space. chris barrie (rimmer), craig charles (lister) and
danny john-jules (cat) have been there since that first series in 1988, with robert llewellyn (kryten) joining them in series iii – the sort of longevity that even star trek and doctor who are unable to match.
with series xii looming on the horizon, sfx met up with the quartet on the same (now very empty) pinewood studios soundstage where they recorded the show. our mission? to put readers’ questions to the boys from the dwarf. the outcome? plenty of laughter, a healthy dose of in-jokes, much talking over the top of each other, and only a couple of bits we couldn’t print.
“these will almost definitely be much more interesting than the questions we’d usually ask,” says sfx. “yeah, we know that,” deadpans charles. over to you guys ....