200 years after investigating the Esperato, the Red Dwarf crew awakes from suspended animation, as they set out to find Red Dwarf, which has vanished without a trace, on-board Starbug. Where they stumble upon a asteroid field containing lost spaceships. Where they find the asteroid field is inhabited by "Psirens" genetic engineered alien creatures that telepathically lure the ship's crew on the asteroids and suck out their brains. Written by
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The fifth series saw a large increase in viewers, so the BBC requested that the sixth series open with a special "introductory" episode for new viewers. This was eventually achieved with a five-minute opening sequence in which Lister, suffering from amnesia, is reminded of the key elements of the series by Kryten. See more
When Kryten is rebooting Rimmer's hologrammatic form, the computer display gives Rimmer's species as 'Homo sapien'. It should be 'Homo sapiens'. See more
[they've just passed through an illusionary meteorite. The others were all scared, but Kryten assured them it wasn't real
Ah. Smug mode. Well, I can't hang around here saving your necks all day. I think I'll go make a start on that ironing.