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I know. I know. This is way too geeky to post on something as cool and trendy as the internet, but I have compiled a table of all the connections among my three favorite, most formative sci-fi shows: Robotech, Farscape and Red Dwarf.

ROBO

Scape

DWARF

Supreme self-sacrifice by a leading male character:

Roy Fokker; dies from injuries sustained in combat.

John Crichton: closes wormhole to Earth, trades self for Jothee, makes a deal to trade wormhole secrets for Aeryn, gets radiation poisoning to stop Furlow’s experiment… etc… etc.

Ace Rimmer; dies, forcing Arnold to straighten up and replace him, with mixed results.

lost in deep space…

somewhere beyond Pluto

on the other side of the Milky Way galaxy.

3 million years out into deep space.

..onboard a gigantic spaceship?

SDF-1

Moya

Red Dwarf

Dire prospects for getting home?

Upon returning to earth, Zentradi destroy planet’s surface.

Wormhole to Earth closed.

3 million years from earth, meaning another 3 million years getting back.

Man stupidly in love with a woman he knew only briefly and who’s absolutely no good for him:

Rick Hunter & Lynn Minmei

D’Argo & Chiana

Lister & Christine Kochanski

Man in love with emotionally cold & distant woman brought up on strict militarism:

Rick Hunter & Lisa Hayes

AND

Max Sterling & Miriya

John & Aeryn

Rimmer & his mum.

…and it takes them forever to finally work out their relationship:

Rick & Lisa: 26 episodes

John & Aeryn: 88 episodes

Well, Lister shagged Frau Rimmer in Polymorph.

As for Lister & Kochanski, they never did get that farm on Fiji.

Character named Crichton:

Khyron?

Crichton

Kryten

Are they facing an insurmountable foe:

The Zentraedi, a 50ft tall alien race bred for war, possessing 4.8 million battle cruisers.

Scorpius, Grayza and the might of the entire Peacekeeper fleet, and don’t forget the Scarrans, too.

The laws of time and space, the extinction of the human race, Rimmer’s dead and they’re out of shake ‘n vac.

But they’ve got a trick up their sleeve:

Protoculture, Robotechnology, kissing in front of other people.

Wormholes

Lister is, basically,
God.

Who’s the omnipresent being flying this thing?

Pilot

Holly

Teaching alien women how to love:

Max & Miriya

John & Aeryn

Just you and me and a lot of floating smegging rocks.

Pregnancy:

Miriya, with daughter Dana.

Aeryn, with John’s child.

Lister, with Jim & Bexley.

Imported (partially) from:

Japan

Australia

England

A spacewalk without a spacesuit:

Rick Hunter: fetching a giant tuna.
The Long Wait

John: escaping from a shuttle under attack in LatP:2

Confidence:”Oxygen’s for losers.”
Confidence and Paranoia

Insane Military Commander:

Khyron

Crais

Rimmer

Selfish and unreliable on all counts:

Minmei

Rygel

Cat

Repressive, de-humanizing culture without love, affection or family:

Zentraedi

Peacekeepers

cats

Virtual Reality video game that traps and potentially kills you?

Showdown …sorta.

John Quixote

Better Than Life

What are those goofy little robots all over the place?

Petite-Cola vending machines

DRD’s

Skutters

Chameleonic life form steals characters’ personality traits?

The Invid Sara polymorphs into Marlene, Scott Bernard’s girlfriend, who was killed in the REF’s assault on Earth.

Twice Shy

Polymorph

Test Pilot gets lost in outer space during the maiden flight of his experimental craft?

Rick Hunter’s fanjet along with the SDF-1 space fold to Pluto in Booby Trap.

John Crichton is shot through a wormhole in Farscape 1 in the Premiere episode.

Ace Rimmer crosses dimensions in the X-1 in Dimension Jump

Goal?

To get home alive.

“I’m just looking for a way home.”
-John

“To get back to Earth.”
-Lister

By Tim

An animator, video producer, Lego artist, and author—I am moderately skilled at a lot of different things.