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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received a letter from a student who was inspired by this episode to study harder and go to a university. The letter was framed and hung in their office as a reminder of just how rewarding their job can be sometimes. 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
[to Ace and Lister
Oh yes, now you're gonna have a bath together and play spot the submarine.
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