Red Dwarf

Season 1 Episode 6

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 21, 1988 on BBC Two



  • Allusions

    • Visual reference: Citizen Kane Rimmer's death flashback is an homage to the classic 1941 Orson Welles film Citizen Kane. The close-up of Rimmer's mouth as he utters his dying words, "Gazpacho Soup!", his outstretched hand, and the breaking of the globe containing Red Dwarf mimics the opening scene of the movie in which Kane (Welles) in close-up utters his dying words, "Rosebud", then drops from his outstretched hand a snow-globe which shatters on the stairs. While much of the film's techniques are unimpressive today by being standards, it was truly the first movie to use many of them, and is one of several revolutionary developments the nature of films.