Happy 25th

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  1. Cpt_Darling

    Cpt_Darling First Technician

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    Who would have thought it back then?

    February 15th 1988, Red Dwarf, The End:

    In the 22nd century or sometime thereabout
    Lister joined the space corps and Red Dwarf headed out
    Friends were not a problem with eleven hundred crew
    But he had to bunk with Rimmer, a ‘smeg head’ through and through
    Lister soon went crazy as Arnold was a twat
    So he planned to get arrested using ‘Frankenstein’ the cat
    Pets were not allowed on board and Lister soon got caught
    A few years locked in stasis would roughly equal nought
    Serving out his sentence there, appeared to be the gist
    As time and space in stasis booths just ceases to exist
    Moving on 3 million years. At last he was released
    All the crew were long since dead and life on Earth had ceased
    Holly the computer, explained the crews sad fate
    Involving Arnold Rimmer, a cock up and a plate!
    Radiation filled the ship, said Holly, quite nonplussed
    Judas Rimmer’s drive plate job had turned the crew to dust
    Lister, out from stasis, felt frightened and alone
    But found out fairly quickly that he wasn’t on his own
    Frankenstein was pregnant and her kittens had survived
    And due to inter-breeding, more and more arrived
    Cat was ‘Felis-Sapien’ his breed had just evolved
    So the question of him being there was easily resolved
    Rimmer, on the other hand, surely should be dead
    But there he stood with nostrils flared, an ‘H’ upon his head
    Now merely hologrammic, projected by a bee
    Arnold Judas Rimmer was there for all to see
    So there they were, the three of them, plus Holly on a screen
    Surely the most motley crew the universe had seen
    With no idea which way to go, the posse headed forth
    And thus began the story of the legendary Red Dwarf….
     
  2. Bluey

    Bluey Science Officer

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    Happy 25th, Red Dwarf.

    I've been a fan for about 23 years of those 25.
     
  3. Strat-tastic

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    Excellent, cheers! :lol:
     
  4. Stephen

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    Smeggin hell it's Capt. D! :shock:

    Happy 25th Red Dwarf!! :-D
     
  5. Cpt_Darling

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    Smeggin Hell indeed, Just thought I'd pop in and spread some culture and love to everyone on this special day..

    And I miss Bluebell of course...:-)
     
  6. sundayforsammy

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    Thats amazing, the day the first episode aired I would turn 22 the next day.:-( long time ago.
     
  7. Curryman

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    Huzzah to all involved in bring us such a fine programme. Thank you Rob, Doug, Craig, Chris, Danny, Robert...
     
  8. dodgebizkit

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    not long after my first birthday... how mad is that?
     
  9. Navior

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    Happy 25th Red Dwarf!
    Some reflections on my blog.
     
  10. mophead241

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    Ten years before my first birthday... at least that shows that Red Dwarf is capable of attracting a younger audience. :-D
     
  11. DivineVarod

    DivineVarod Catering Officer

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    Wow, great post CPT-D, great to meet you!! Can't believe Red Dwarf is 25, time goes so fast!!
    I posted a tribute on my blog/site yesterday, with some rare pictures.
    I don't really know how to post here yet, but the link is here:

    http://divinevarod.com/2013/02/15/happy-birthday-red-dwarf-a-picture-and-video-tribute/
     
  12. Pendo

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    Happy Birthday Red Dwarf! It's all downhill from 25!
     
  13. Curryman

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    Made sure to watch 'The End' yesterday evening. Now I'll just continue through to the end of series X.

    Again.
     
  14. Stephen

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    After all these years absent you're still trying to swoon bluebell eh ;-)

    This place needs a bit more culture and activity of late.
     
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    Excellent! I enjoyed that muchly, Cpt- D.
    And a happy belated birthday to Red Dwarf from me. :-D
     
  16. shireknight

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    25 Years old this year and DAVE haven't commissioned a brand new Red Dwarf special for the anniversary despite it being their flagship programme and the channel supposedly being named after Dave Lister? -you all seem to be quite happy but to be honest I'm quite appalled.
     
  17. Simonr1978

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    I thought it was just a general blokey sort of name to go with a general blokey sort of channel, I always understood that the Red Dwarf/Lister connection was coincidental. Besides, we've only just had RDX (relatively speaking that is), I can fully understand them not wanting to commit to another special, particularly considering the somewhat mixed reception that Back to Earth had, although maybe something like the tenth anniversary evening might have been fun. They could have had the cast going to each other's homes for dinner parties for "Come Smeg with me" for example.
     
  18. Stephen

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    Bargain SmegHunt? Homes Under The Smeghammer?
     
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    Smeg in the Attic
     
  20. Curryman

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    Strictly Come Smegging.
     

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