Arnold "Ace" Rimmer is a daredevil test pilot for the space corps, and he has been assigned to test-pilot a ship that can travel through dimensions, so he can meet many different versions of himself. He enters our dimension to meet our Rimmer, who has gone on a fishing holiday with the crew. Written by
Did You Know?
The idea for this episode came as a result of Chris Barrie
asking Rob Grant
and Doug Naylor
for the chance to play someone heroic. Barrie was also playing another arrogant character in The Brittas Empire
(1991) and said that he was suffering from what he described as "git overload". See more
Ace should have appeared at the time Rimmer was either 2nd Technician on Red Dwarf or dead owing to the accident (their ages appear comparable). The Dimension Jump ship is not a time machine so could not have sent Ace 3 million years into the future. See more
I'm gonna scrub up.
I'm gonna throw up.
The end credits have the Red Dwarf theme as an instrumental played on a Hammond Organ in reference to Rimmer's liking of Hammond Organ music. See more