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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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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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Rimmer begins enjoying his game time at the beach, appropriately without the 'H', since he is able to touch; however, shortly after rejoining his mates at the beach wall, his 'H' reappears, despite the fact that Rimmer handles a bottle, touches his tax bill and gets pounded before 'GAME OVER'. See more »

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Rimmer: [about his father] He had this fixation that we all had to get into the Space Corps. At meal times, he'd ask us questions on astro-navigation. If we got them wrong, no food.
Lister: God, Rimmer. How did you cope with that?
Rimmer: I didn't. I nearly died of malnutrition.
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References Miranda (1948) See more »

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