The Science Behind Red Dwarf
It’s fairly obvious we’re big fans of Red Dwarf at TekGabber, we’ve written reviews for each episode of the latest series and we routinely wear our geeky Red Dwarf t-shirts to the office (no, seriously). Our knowledge of the London Jets is second to none and we can draw a perfect copy of Mugs Murphy blindfolded.
Our copy of the omnibus, which contains the first two novels, has been passed around more times than a joint in Amsterdam; and if you happen to see a dog-eared printout of Kochanski lying around, whatever you do, don’t touch it!
After noticing how much we loved Red Dwarf we were contacted by ChannelFlip, an excitingly ambitious web broadcaster that works with the likes of Dawn Porter, Jon Ronson and Richard Hammond. They very kindly asked us if we’d like to feature some of their content on our site and we jumped at the chance once we heard what they had to offer.
They work closely with Robert Llewellyn (that’s Kryten to all you smegheads out there) with two of his automotive related shows (Carpool and Fully Charged). For the latest episode of Fully Charged, Robert Llewellyn interviewed the one-and-only Doug Naylor about the “science” behind Red Dwarf.
Check out the video ChannelFlip sent to us below if you want to see Robert and Doug discuss the logistics of Red Dwarf and how the ship has powered Rimmer and itself for over 3 million years, as well as energy consumption in the world of today: