The First Three Million Reactions

The response from the fans and creators has been both touching and surprising.

21 August, 2020

With Red Dwarf: The First Three Million Years coming to a close last night, it would be remiss of us not to turn our attention to the outpouring of delight it inspired. Red Dwarf means a lot to so many people; its fans and creators alike. Whether it's the chemistry between the cast, the razor-sharp comedy or the cutting-edge storytelling, one thing is for sure - people just can't get enough of it.

The internet has positively lit up these last three Thursday nights to both surprising and touching results, such as this delightful moment, when Neil Wragg, the son of Red Dwarf special effects icon Peter, got in touch to express his thoughts:

Peter Wragg's contribution to Red Dwarf really cannot be overstated. Working alongside his talented team he built Starbug, created Kryten's iconic angular head, and even made the decision that the Red Dwarf ship itself should be, well, red. And this really is only scratching the surface. It was a joy to see Peter's work showcased in The First Three Million Years and we thank you for getting in touch, Neil.

And speaking of contributions to Red Dwarf, we would like to highlight this very special tribute card that was broadcast during episode one. We very sadly lost website editor Seb Patrick before the series aired, and we were deeply moved to see him remembered in this way. We know he would have been proud.

Thank you, Seb. We miss you.

Our favourite service mechanoid Robert Llewellyn had the following to say:

If that isn't a ringing endorsement of just how comprehensive this series has been, then we really don't know what is. It's no surprise that the series received positive reviews from the likes of Den of Geek and Sci-Fi Bulletin. We hope you enjoyed rediscovering these memories just as much as we did, Robert.

But the opinion that really counts is yours. Red Dwarf has always had a truly unique relationship with its fans, with many having grown up watching the show and many others continuing to join us to this day. Here are some of our favourite tweets from the last few weeks:

Red Dwarf: The First Three Million Years has been a joy for so many people. Whether you're a new convert, or a longstanding fan, we thank you for being part of the journey with us.

The end? The smeg it is.

If you missed an episode of Red Dwarf: The First Three Million Years, the entire series is available to stream now on UKTV Play.

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