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
Did You Know?
For the close up shot of Psiren Lister playing the guitar, the producers tried to get Brian May
, then boyfriend of Anita Dobson
who played Captain Tau. May did not think his hands looked enough like Craig Charles' so Phil Manzanera
of Roxy Music was used instead. 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.