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SFX - - Red dwarf xii -

david g

DO YOU KNOW WHY IT WAS DE­CIDED THAT ALIENS WOULD NOT EX­IST IN THE RED DWARF UNI­VERSE?

SFX fig­ured this was more a ques­tion for the brains be­hind the show, so we put it to one of the cre­ators...

DOUG NAY­LOR that was one of the key rules that rob [grant, co-cre­ator] and i de­cided be­fore we’d even writ­ten the first one – we wanted to do a sci­ence fic­tion com­edy se­ries with­out aliens, be­cause we felt it would force us to con­cen­trate more on char­ac­ter. also, Star Trek and Doc­tor who were ob­vi­ously full of aliens – we wanted to be grit­tier. i think it would be wrong to sud­denly break that tra­di­tion now. you could ar­gue we kind of cheat with ge­net­i­cally en­gi­neered life­forms, but ev­ery­thing’s been ge­net­i­cally en­gi­neered by hu­mans. we shouldn’t rule it out, but that’s why it has been like that.

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