David Lister, the last man alive, travels the universe with
only a hologram of his dead nemesis Arnold Judas Rimmer, an
evolved cat and a senile computer to keep him company...
is little point in doing an in-depth look at Red Dwarf,
anyone who is looking at this site and has no idea about the
show must be few and far between.
the most successful science fiction show on BBC2 still has
a little life in it yet with the release of Just the Smegs
which collects together the Red Dwarf Smeg Ups and
Smeg Outs DVD collections.
hard to know what to write for a DVD which almost consists
wholly of nothing but filmed goofs, from series' one through
six, with, at times, linking presentation. I have a vague
memory of these being released on VHS some years back but
didn't buy them for the same reason, one man's hilarity is
another mans idea of purgatory. Don't get me wrong, it's not
that I don't like the show, in fact, I was an avid watcher
for the first couple of series - until the changes and the
repetition of jokes started to make me loose interest - and
I have the same problem with this release.
actors fluff their lines and special effects going wrong is
amusing for about ten minutes, but what we have here is two,
fifty min blooper reels as well as a further two ten min compilations
and one thirty min special. There are also extras in the form
of more smegs from series seven and eight as well as The
Smeg Ups: Broadcast Version.
guess if you're an avid Red Dwarf fan, who missed these
when they first came out, it would be an opportunity to add
them to your collection. For the general viewer, it's the
sort of thing that you might dip into now and again, or put
on during a particularly drunken evening, but for my humble
self I found it tedious and repetitious.