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
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Dimension Jump (#4.5) is Chris Barrie's favorite episode out of all the episodes of "Red Dwarf", because it gave Chris Barrie the opportunity to play both Ace Rimmer and Arnold Judas Rimmer. 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
[Lister, Cat and Kryten try to hide the fact they're going on a fishing holiday from Rimmer
What's he talking about?
I don't know. For some reason, he's got this crazy, whacked-out idea that we're going on a fishing holiday.
[Reads letter from the boys
Dear Rimmer, we're going on a fishing holiday to that ocean planet we passed two days ago. We tried to wake you, but couldn't. See you in three days, L, K and C.
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