Red Dwarf: Season 7, Episode 6

Beyond a Joke (21 Feb. 1997)

TV Episode  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 332 users  
Reviews: write review

Searching for a new head for Kryten (which exploded due to an incident involving ketchup and lobster), the crew encounter a rogue simulant on a deserted ship. The simulant kidnaps Kryten ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(creator), (creator), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 349 titles
created 01 Jan 2014
 
a list of 6 titles
created 29 Jun 2014
 
a list of 61 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 724 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 52 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Beyond a Joke" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Beyond a Joke (21 Feb 1997)

Beyond a Joke (21 Feb 1997) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Red Dwarf.
« Previous Episode | 42 of 61 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Kryten / Able
...
Don Henderson ...
Vicky Ogden ...
Alina Proctor ...
Catherine Harvey ...
Sophia Thierens ...
Rebecca Katz ...
Julia Lloyd ...
Edit

Storyline

Searching for a new head for Kryten (which exploded due to an incident involving ketchup and lobster), the crew encounter a rogue simulant on a deserted ship. The simulant kidnaps Kryten and commissions one of his own droids, Able, to fix him up. But Kryten and Able discover they're brothers, the same model, and Able helps Kryten escape. But not before Kryten discovers a disturbing secret about his creation... Written by Walsh (R-DBP)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 February 1997 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The odd tone of Don Henderson's voice (as the Simulant captain) was not a special effect as some fans assumed it was; Henderson was terminally ill with throat cancer, and died weeks after filming. See more »

Goofs

When Kryten re-enters the AR suite to interrupt the Jane Austen game, he says he's looking for a T-72 tank from World War 2. The T-72 wasn't in production by the USSR until the early 1970s. The Soviet's main tank of World War 2 was the T-34. See more »

Quotes

The Cat: How come I have to do everything? "Cat, do this!" "Cat, do that!" What am I? A dog?
See more »

Connections

Featured in Universe Challenge (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is Back to Reality really the best episode captain-emerald
Hattie Hayridge, commentary. mansonheather
Kryten has a point... flashbuck
Season 8 - Potentially brilliant but dropped the ball BrickNash
Season 8 charges don't make any sense... dumpling321
Bring back Holly! RubleNoon
Discuss Beyond a Joke (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?