Red Dwarf: Season 8, Episode 1

Back in the Red: Part 1 (18 Feb. 1999)

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The Nano Bots have rebuilt Red Dwarf and Lister, Kochansi, Kryten and Cat find that the Nano Bots have not only rebuilt the ship, the Nano Bots have resurrected the crew and they find ... See full summary »



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The Nano Bots have rebuilt Red Dwarf and Lister, Kochansi, Kryten and Cat find that the Nano Bots have not only rebuilt the ship, the Nano Bots have resurrected the crew and they find themselves in big trouble, as they find themselves standing trial for a series of crimes. Lister tries to persuade Rimmer to allow him to escape and to track down the Nano Bots, the only way for Lister to convince Rimmer is by helping Rimmer find the Luck virus in Starbug's wreckage. Written by Daniel Williamson

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The entire Red Dwarf crew is resurrected by the Nanobots apart from Kochanski. Kochanski (Played by Chloe Annett) is from another dimension. Chloe Annett replaced Claire Grogan, when Claire Grogan decided to return to the show, when Kochanski became a regular character. The Nanobots would had resurrected the original Kochanski, whom died in the radiation leak on-board Red Dwarf too. If Claire Grogan agreed to appear in Series 8 as the resurrected original Kochanski, the newly rebuilt Red Dwarf would have both incarnations of Kochanski on-board. See more »


In the previous show Nanarchy (#7.8) Kochanski's hair was dark brown. In this show, which continues where we left from Nanarchy, Kochanski's hair has changed color and is now blonde. If (#8.1) continues right we left off from (#7.8) Kochanski's hair color would had remained the same. See more »


Lister: [about Yvonne McGruder] I used to go out with her you know, before you did. You didn't know that did you? Broke up in the end. Really hurt me. Still got the scars today. They never heal, carpet burns, do they? Both cheeks man. She nearly wore them down to the bone.
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