I was watching a documentary about the end of the original Doctor Who today, and was surprised to see Mike Tucker, the man who did a lot of the special effects for Red Dwarf, being interviewed on it. It set me off thinking about how Red Dwarf, by total coincidence, came along at the same time Doctor Who ended. Is Red Dwarf an indication, in terms of special effects, of what Doctor Who would've looked like in the 1990s? How do the two series relate to each other? Early Red Dwarf always used to bring up thoughts of Blake's 7 for me - indeed all BBC sci-fis have a common, but wonderful, feel to them. But I've never really thought before how the two brilliant, yet so different, shows that are Who and Dwarf compare to each other. They overlapped for two years in 1988 and 1989 - I wish I had been there to see it! Discuss!