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Backwards (novel)
''Backwards'' is the fourth and final ''Red Dwarf'' novel, directly succeeding Grant Naylor-written ''Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers'' and ''Better Than Life'', and existing in a separate continuity from ''Last Human'' written by Doug Naylor. It is set in a fictional universe version of Earth where time moves backwards. The novel was written solely by Rob Grant and is his only solo Red Dwarf novel, Grant having previously stepped down from co-writing with Naylor for the television show after its Series VI final, ''Out of Time (Red Dwarf), Out of Time''. It contains plot elements from the episodes ''Backwards (Red Dwarf), Backwards'', ''Dimension Jump (Red Dwarf Episode), Dimension Jump'', and ''Gunmen of the Apocalypse''. An audiobook of ''Backwards'' was also produced, read by the author. Plot summary On the Backwards World The Red Dwarf crew arrive on htraE (a version of Earth in a universe where time is running backwards) in order to rescue Dave Lister, Lister, who has re ...
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Backwards (Red Dwarf Episode)
"Backwards" is the first episode of science fiction situation comedy, sitcom ''Red Dwarf'' Series III, and the thirteenth in the series run. It premiered on the British television channel BBC Two, BBC2 on 14 November 1989. Written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, and directed by Ed Bye, the episode has the crew travel to an parallel universe (fiction), alternate Earth where time runs backwards. The episode marks the first regular appearances of Robert Llewellyn's Kryten, Hattie Hayridge's version of Holly, the new spaceship Starbug, better production values, and a change in direction of story themes that would cement the show's cult status.Howarth & Lyons (1993) The story was later reformulated as a novel by the Backwards (novel), same name. The episode was re-mastered, along with the rest of the first three series, in 1998. Plot Following the events of ''Parallel Universe (Red Dwarf), Parallel Universe'', Dave Lister (Craig Charles) gave birth to twins who had to be sent back to ...
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