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NOT the original scripts!
on 22 October 2009
As people have already commented, the book is full of interesting observations and insights from the writer Doug Naylor himself and this is what I give the 3 stars for. The reason it only gets 3 stars is that in previous Red Dwarf script books the scripts were always the originals, the final drafts that were given to the actors. What I loved about those is that you could then see where the actors had changed the lines, either because they couldn't remember them word-for-word or because they were changed on set, and often the text was intriguingly different from the lines that ended up being filmed. I really liked that because you learn something about the actors, which ones stick rigidly to the script and which ones tend to improvise for example. In this book, however, the scripts are a transcript from the actual filmed episodes, so they are exactly the same as the lines in the actual show. Maybe this is what you want, but following the 2 previous script books (Primordial Soup and Son Of Soup) I was a bit disappointed.