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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13 September 1988 (UK)  »

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Trivia

The 1st show to feature the observation dome, which was featured again in the following show Thanks for the Memory (#2.3). See more »

Goofs

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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[Rimmer owes the Outland Revenue G¸8,500]
Lister: Relax. It doesn't matter now, they're not gonna catch you now are they?
Rimmer: What do you mean? Just 'cause we're three million years into deep space and the human race is extinct. It means nothing to these people. They'll find us.
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References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

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