Behind the Scenes
- The Vidal Beast of Sharmutt II has never been seen on screen, and was only mentioned by Dave Lister when using it as an example of the things the crew had been through. The Cat said that the beast had nearly killed them. (RD: Blue)
- Given that no aliens exist in the Red Dwarf universe, as frequently stated by creators Doug Naylor and Rob Grant, it can be safely assumed the beast was another form of GELF.
- It is possible that is the same creature as the Pan-Dimensional Liquid Beast from the Mogadon Cluster mentioned in the earlier Series VI episode (RD: Out of Time), which Kryten stated had "attacked them one Christmas Day."