Tongue Tied


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This article is about the Red Dwarf character. For the Red Dwarf episode, see RD: Queeg.
Queeg 500
Race Artificial Intelligence
Place of Origin Holly's imagination
Appearances Queeg, Tongue Tied Music Video
Alter Egos Holly
Family N/A
Actor Charles Augins
"Red Dwarf is now run by Queeg 500!"
-Queeg (RD: Queeg)

Biography Edit

Queeg 500 was supposedly the Red Dwarf backup computer. When the shipmates complain about Holly being useless, Queeg appears and starts putting them all on a strict timetable of labour and fitness, whilst Holly is displaced onto a television screen as a "night watchman". Queeg seems to be of militaristic origin, given that he demands to be called "sir" and shipmates are required to earn "credits" to use facilities (even though credits are obsolete since the ship is now no longer performing its designated role). He forces Rimmer to do his regulation exercises and forces both Lister and the Cat to work. Eventually, Holly challenges Queeg to a chess match, loses, and says goodbye to Lister and Co. forever. However, it all turns out to be an elaborate practical joke, with Queeg simply being Holly in disguise in an attempt to make a point about his capability. The crew are then grateful for what Holly has to offer (although they're probably quite annoyed at being fooled at first).


  • "The company is paying for [Rimmer's] hologrammatical survival, and out here in space I am the company!" (RD: Queeg)
  • Queeg: "[Holly's IQ] has a 6 in it, but it's not 6,000." Rimmer: "What is it?" Queeg: "6."


  • Queeg's name is a nod to Lieutenant Commander Phillip Francis Queeg from the novel "The Caine Mutiny."
  • Augins later choreographed several later dance routines for the series, and returned to play Queeg for the music video version of Danny John-Jules' single "Tongue Tied", sharing the screen with both Hollys, Norman Lovett and Hattie Hayridge.
  • The Game Creation Software "Shoot-'Em Up Construction Kit" for the Commodore Amiga included an example game, "Blood'N'Guts" which sampled Queeg's "OK, suckers!"

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