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First published 6th May 2003.

What follows is a complete list of all Space Corps Directives, Rimmer Directives, All Nations Agreements, and Articles mentioned in Red Dwarf. The widely distributed document by Charles Daniels was used as a useful reference, but this document was written from scratch. Incidentally, this document is also guaranteed to suck out any humour in the directives whatsoever. Watch the eps if you want them to be funny; read this if you want to be anal. Incidentally, is this the correct place to put forward the argument that all the Space Corps Directives jokes in Red Dwarf VI are genuinely funny, and a great example of a brilliant running joke, and not laziness or symptomatic of the decline of the series? No? Damn.

Space Corps Directives

The first Space Corps Directive ever mentioned comes from Polymorph.

KRYTEN: What about the Space Corps Directive which states, "It is our primary overriding duty to contact other life forms, exchange information, and, wherever possible, bring them home?"

It seems likely that at the time, this was intended to be the Space Corps Directive; but it can be retconned into simply being a Space Corps Directive (with obviously, no number known).

Rimmer Directives

A very similar situation exists with Rimmer Directives that does for Space Corps Directives; one was first heard in Polymorph, and appears to be the only one:

RIMMER: What about the Rimmer Directive which states, "Never tangle with anything that's got more teeth than the entire Osmond family?"

Again, this was later changed into being one of a number of Rimmer Directives. Although this makes more sense than the retconning of the Space Corps Directives, seeing as Rimmer makes them all up anyway. (Although, knowing Rimmer, there's the frightening thought that he might have written them all down in a book for future use.)

Only one other is mentioned:

All Nations Agreements

Only two of these, both from Gunmen of the Apocalypse:


Both of these are from Queeg. They are quoted as stated by Queeg, but it's likely that they were paraphrased by him. If they existed at all, of course, and weren't all part of the joke.