Universe Challenge was hosted by Bamber Gascoigne, the first presenter of University Challenge.
Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules, Chris Barrie, Chloë Annett and Craig Charles were up against some ardent fans, Ball, Nichols, Rogers, Swallow and Burnett. It was nail-biting stuff, with the cast leading but beaten with a final parry by the fans. Craig Charles shone with his brilliant knowledge of sci-fi and the rest of the cast had a large knowledge of Red Dwarf, most actors tending to have little interest about the continuity of the show they are in. However, the fans proved all in all that you can't beat an avid viewer when it comes to sci-fi trivia.
Behind the Scenes
- Universe Challenge has never appeared as a DVD extra due to clearance difficulties, and it is unlikely these will be resolved in the foreseeable future.