The red dwarf crew encounter the inquisitor, a mechanical lifeform who has made himself judge, jury and executioner of all of humanity throughout history. If he decides your life hasn't been worthy enough you are erased and replaced. Bad luck for the dwarfers. Written by
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For this episode, "Red Dwarf" writers Doug Naylor and Rob Grant were heavily inspired by the film "The Terminator" and the works of Harlan Ellison. "Red Dwarf" musician Howard Goodall composed th Inquisitor's theme to be reminiscent of the synthesized theme to "The Terminator". See more
Just before the Inquisitor controls Starbug the ship jolts. Lister moves as if the ship has been jolted, but he does so too early. See more
Right sir. Now I have to go back in time so that I can sacrifice myself, so that we can end up in the mess we're in now.
[Lister and Kryten consider this
All in all, today's been a bit of a bummer, hasn't it, sir?
References The Terminator