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Meltdown 

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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21 March 1991 (UK)  »

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The episode turned out to be director Ed Bye's last. He had thought that Series IV would have been the last series and he agreed with his wife, Ruby Wax, to direct her television show The Full Wax (1991). He would however return to direct on Series VII and VIII. See more »

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When Rimmer and the Cat leave the living quarters to meet Lister and Kryten in Starbug, the chair that Rimmer was sitting in spun after he quickly got up. Since Rimmer is a hologram the chair should not have moved. See more »

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[looking out a prison window, after being captured by Hitler]
Lister: Hang on, hang on, something's happening. Some kind of parade, or drill, but...
The Cat: But what?
Lister: Hang on. These guys aren't Nazis. They're all wearing different period costumes. There's one looking like Al Capone, there's another like Mussolini, Richard III, Napoleon... Smeg, it's like all the worst people in history have been brought together in one place. My God, there's James Last. I recognize him from Rimmer's record collection.
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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 »

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Season 4
28 May 2008 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – 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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