A post pod carrying a 3 million year old bag of mail arrives and Rimmer becomes depressed when he learns his father is dead. The crew play an artificial game called "Better than life" which... See full summary »

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John Abineri ...
Rimmer's Dad
Debbie Ash ...
Jeremy Austin ...
Rathbone
Nigel Carrivick ...
Captain
Tony Hawks ...
The Guide
Judy Hawkins ...
Yvonne McGruder
Tina Jenkins ...
Newsreader
Ron Pember ...
Taxman
Gordon Salkilld ...
Gordon
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A post pod carrying a 3 million year old bag of mail arrives and Rimmer becomes depressed when he learns his father is dead. The crew play an artificial game called "Better than life" which makes the players' wishes come true, but Rimmer's brain begins to rebel. Written by Daniel Williamson

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The Milton Bradley board game "Game of Life" was a strong influence behind (#2.2). See more »

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In the golf course scene, the giant knotted handkerchief on top of Holly's television monitor disappears in one shot and reappears in the next. See more »

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Lister: I remember when my dad died. I was only six. Got loads of presents from everyone like it was Christmas. I remember wishing a couple of more people would die so I could complete my Lego set. Grandma tried to explain, you know? She said he'd gone away and he wasn't coming back. So I wanted to know where, like, you know? She said he was very happy and went to the same place as my goldfish. So I thought they'd flushed him down the bog. I thought he was just round the U-bend, you know? I used to ...
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