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The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

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 Dave Lister / ... (67 episodes, 1988-2016)
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 The Cat / ... (67 episodes, 1988-2016)
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 Arnold Rimmer / ... (63 episodes, 1988-2016)
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 Kryten / ... (55 episodes, 1989-2016)
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An unambitious slob from Liverpool has been awakened from a high-tech stasis chamber 3 million years in the future to find he may be one of the last humans alive. Hopelessly lost in space, this crew of mostly sad-act bachelors kill time and share adventure aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf. Written by Rackstraw

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In Red Dwarf: Back in the Red: Part 3 (1999), Lister quotes "Knowledge is Power", but himself and Rimmer do not know who said that. "Knowledge is Power" was said by Sir Francis Bacon. See more »

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[repeated line]
Arnold Rimmer: Lickety-split.
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In the intro sequence of Series 1 and 2, a man in a spacesuit (Lister) is seen painting the exterior of Red Dwarf and the camera pulls back to reveal the Red Dwarf spaceship and we see Red Dwarf flying towards the black void of space and Series 3 - onwards, a montage of the episodes from each season is seen during the intro sequence. See more »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Fat Slags (2011) See more »

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Who Wouldn't Want to be Trapped in Space With These Guys?
28 January 2000 | by (Boca Raton, Fl) – See all my reviews

Red Dwarf is for anyone who enjoys a good laugh, and doesn't mind taking their science fiction with a grain of salt. Yet I think it's necessary to break the show up into three distinct parts.

Part One encompasses seasons one and two, which revolves primarily around the relationship of Rimmer and Lister. The first two seasons have a great low-budget appeal (most of the scenes take place on a couple of sets)and really mixes sharp wit and satire with a sense of loneliness.

Part Two is seasons three to six, and a new character, Kryten, is added to the list (this is not bad at all: Kryten gets a lot of the best lines). With the show's growing popularity and increased budget, the characters venture more and more outside their giant spaceship and explore "strange new worlds". Action and physical comedy take more and more precedence during these seasons. This is the high point of the show's run.

Part Three includes seasons seven and eight, and in all honesty, are best avoided. Several years elapsed between seasons and six and seven, and it shows. The show's creators made several mistakes in plot, story, and character, and the actors appear to be going through the motions, and much of their character traits, which made the show so great in the first place, are missing or warped in very disappointing ways.

Still, I highly recommend the first six years of this program. They're just the motley crew I'd want to be lost in space with.


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