Red Dwarf: Season 4, Episode 6

Meltdown (21 Mar. 1991)

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The Red Dwarf crew travels to "Waxworld" an android theme park, when Kryten discovers a matter transmission device. Lister and Cat are taken prisoner by Adolf Hitler, whilst Rimmer and ... See full summary »


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The Red Dwarf crew travels to "Waxworld" an android theme park, when Kryten discovers a matter transmission device. Lister and Cat are taken prisoner by Adolf Hitler, whilst Rimmer and Kryten leads a resistance group led by Albert Einstein and Elvis Presley against them. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Elvis impersonator Clayton Mark arrived on location wearing his own costume. See more »


Kryten states that the transporter works by converting individuals into digital information, before transmitting them as light to another point in space. As such, the planet they wish to teleport to, 200,000 light years away, would not be reached "almost instantaneously" - it would take them 200,000 years. See more »


The Cat: Who is this guy?
Lister: Caligula's a famous Roman Emperor. He slept with his mother and his sister and ended up eating their son.
The Cat: Hey, a little advice, bud. We all feel a little peckish after making love but most of us settle for pizza.
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During the end credits, the Red Dwarf theme is sung in an Elvis Presley-esque way by Clayton Marks who portrayed Elvis in the episode. See more »


References An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) See more »

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Season 4
28 May 2008 | by ( – See all my reviews

Season 4 is another great season of Red Dwarf although it feels more settled and less fresh than season 3. All the episodes are excellent but "Dimension Jump" stands out as a series classic and one of the best-written episode. "Meltdown" is probably one of the most fun episodes of the entire show with a unique concept and fun execution (the Elvis impersonator being quite impressive especially). Ed Bye, the director of this series, brings the various locations to life quite well.

Just a whole load of fun isn't it?

Series average based on ratings of all episodes: 8.83/10

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