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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 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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Originally, Holly was supposed to be a voiceover character. But Norman Lovett protested and insisted on being shown on camera. Holly was changed to a disembodied head on a computer screen. Shots of Lovett were added to already completed scenes in the first series. See more »

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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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Possibly the Best TV Comedy ever...............ruined!!!!!!!!!!!
30 July 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I would have rated Red Dwarf 10/10, but unfortunately, when rating the show in its entirety, you must consider the final two seasons/series.

Series 1 - 6 will always be what I remember about the show. It was funny and original. You could relate to all characters (all the actors deserve the highest praise), and although there were plenty of plot holes, and continuity problems, there was a classic blend of good story lines, mixed with classic British-style humour.............it was unlike anything else before or since. Pure quality. Every episode was a classic, and I can watch them all again and again and laugh until I get a stitch.

Then after series 6 (one of the best series') Rob Grant left the show, the production budget increased, and series 7 was given that stupid 'film look'. Also Rimmer was replaced halfway through the series with Kochanski (Listers long lost love). Basically it seemed like someone had pressed the show's self destruct button, and its never been the same since. All the humour seemed forced, and the story lines got so deep, you actually forgot you were supposed to be watching a Sci-Fi comedy.

.......Then things got worse. Series 8 came out. The less said the better. I know there are hard core fans out there who say that series 8 isn't that bad. But try watching episodes from series 3, then watch series 8 and you'll realise how much the show went into freefall.

Its such a shame because in the early days of Dwarf, there simply wasn't anything better on TV.


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