Red Dwarf: Season 2, Episode 2

Better Than Life (13 Sep. 1988)

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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... See full summary »

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Norman Lovett ...
John Abineri ...
Rimmer's Dad
Debbie Ash ...
Jeremy Austin ...
Rathbone
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Captain
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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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Norman Lovett particularly enjoyed the fact that he was able to feed his lines from inside a production truck while the rest of the cast had to suffer with the beach's cold weather, tide, and sand. See more »

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When Rimmer is buried up to his neck in the sand, a close-up shows the sand moving as he speaks, indicating that it's only a thin layer. See more »

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Lister: [reading Rimmer's letter from his Mum] 'Dear Rimmer... '
[shocked]
Lister: Is this from your Mum?
Rimmer: That's Mumsie.
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