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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This episode was originally planned to be the first of the series to be transmitted, but the war theme caused it to be delayed due to the escalating Gulf War which was ongoing at the time. See more »


When Rimmer and Kryten arrive on the Waxworld planet, Chris Barrie's breath is visible due to the cold. As a hologram he shouldn't have breath, this is actually the reason he and Kryten have gone first (in case the atmosphere isn't breathable) 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 »


Referenced in Red Dwarf: Back to Earth (Part Two) (2009) See more »

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Season 4
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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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